This coming fall, the bathroom and shower building at the Port located in Port Townsend will undergo installation of access lock using electronic card. When this is done, there is no chance for the homeless people as well as the off-the-grid to be able to access the facility when they need to.The new lock installation is part of the renovation project of the port together with the remodeling of the bathroom and shower facility amounting to $58,191. It is expected that new furniture will be purchased such as an oak top vanity with two bathroom basins. The aim of the renovation and locks is to improve the service of the port to their customers.
According to Steve Tucker, the port commissioner, he wanted to make sure that those who do not have a home and the people who are off-the-grid will still be able to stay clean and answer the call of nature. In a commission meeting that was held last April 26, Tucker said that everybody is discussing about the bathrooms. They recognize the fact that it is not an isolated case as almost everyone is talking about it including the Jefferson Transit, the city, the entire county as well as local businesses that are in one way or another affected by the issue of the bathroom.
Tucker added that they have recommended that they should organize and plan a bathroom summit in the coming days. There are many people who should discuss the issue together in order for them to share the responsibilities that comes with installing bathrooms.
One issue that they are looking at is the sign that is located near the Haines Place Park and Ride wherein it is made up of green and white. The sign reads “RESTROOMS LOCATED AT McDONALD’S AND SAFEWAY” and it is all written in capital letters. They think that the public bathroom is being linked to private businesses which are not viewed as a good thing by the businesses themselves.
There is another public bathroom in the area but it is located inside an already closed out building. They are now in the process of discussing about providing bathrooms for homeless and off-the-grid folks and maybe add something as important as an oak top vanity with two bathroom basins which is ideal for a bathroom used by many at a time.
Every business usually starts small and if they’re quite successful, it would grow and develop. With patience and perseverance, continuous innovation, evolution, and development in size and scope, it could be a big thing. Newfoundland Canvas started as a one-person print shop and has developed into something more.
The name of the company was what misleads most of the people around, thinking of it as a company making sails. However, owner Adam Kavanagh, it is not unusual and he gets a lot of that particular feedback. The focus for them, however, is the canvas. The canvas for him and his team is a platform and a venue to tell a story that we want to share.
The one-man company has now grown into a small team composed of six employees. These employees use the latest technologies of printing anything, from photographs, banners, small canvas print, greeting cards, and others. Their office space doesn’t have a formal reception area but rather they have a homey ambiance where you can feel the workshop and the hustle of a design studio. Each of the employees has their own special place like from lining up prints for production, face-mounting, stretching a small canvas print, and other tasks for their growing business.
According to Kavanagh, the key to his success is providing quality in an age that is dominated by cheap quantity. Starting out small, he would get excited if there are people walking by his small office but then again it’s online is the source of his customers and clients. One thing that he also has developed as part of his services is being the printer. This allows the artists to focus on their art and the creativity into it.
The original mission for the company was to provide prints that are cool and of high quality but it has grown into something more with all the other new opportunities that are presenting itself to the company. So, from a project on small canvas print to printing large ones to having new technologies being used in their printing, more and more people and companies are making use of their services and the company keeps on growing.
Digital Catalyst is a private organization that specializes in healthcare marketing. They recently announced to their staff members that they will be granting them a three-day holiday trip to Ibiza. The hope is that the trip will be able to motivate the employees as well as engage them in the team building activities. The business is also hoping that teamwork will be further improved within the workplace.
The trip was funded by Digital Catalyst and it will be happening from May 12 until May 14 of this year. This will give the employees that chance to create a network among them in a more informal manner and they will also be given the chance to meet colleagues that are located in other parts of the world such as Spain and United Kingdom.
The cost of the entire trip is fully covered by the company which includes the flights and the staff accommodations. They will be staying at Playa d’en Bossa which is an inclusive hotel which means all their food and drinks are answered for.
The employees were the ones who chose the final destination of the trip after they have been given a shortlist.
The holiday for the staff will also be a team building opportunity for them. The organization hopes that they will be able to engage among themselves, boost their morals, and make them care for the goals that their organization holds.
The company has always been taking steps to encourage employee engagement through providing flexible work hours, arrangements to be able to work at home and organize team lunches among the seven staff members of the company.
This is not the first holiday that the organization planned since they have been to Lanzarote and Ibiza before. The last team building they had was in 2015 during the summer. The company said that from this year forward, their team building holiday will now be an annual event.
According to the director of Digital Catalyst, their organization set up is that various staff members are located in a number of countries and it is better for them to be able to meet one another in person.
Christopher Wayne Stanley Boyce has claimed himself to be a national removalist and have reassurance to possible clients that whenever they sign up with his relocation package that they will be receiving what he termed as gold service that is all-inclusive.
His company is called Bustamove Removals and he marketed it as a leading name in the industry that is willing to make clients’ move as convenient as possible. Their package will include everything such as blankets, bubble wraps, fully equipped trucks as well as an insurance coverage.
It was only recently that the Parramatta Local Court caught Boyce because the magistrate has awarded him with a conviction after scamming many of his clients. In every case, he is accused of taking the client’s money and there are even cases where he took their belongings and after which he is never seen again. The court ordered him to pay a fine over $107,000 which also includes costs and compensation to the victims.
Rod Stowe, the commissioner of the NSW Fair Trading was happy with the result and he condemned what Boyce did and called it outrageous since it is not a behavior expected from furniture removalists in Sydney. He is warning consumers to not fall into similar situations in the future by doing a simple background check on the company. Even a simple online search could help them know more about rogue removalist companies.
Before he was prosecuted, Boyce had already been revealed by Fair Trading as a serious offender and they have already posted two different warnings to the general public about his scheme of accepting payments as a removalist but never providing the services he promised.
Once he got wind of the alerts, he decided to not use Bustamove because it is the registered name of his company and rather settled with Interstate Relocation Specialists which is an unregistered name.
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