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Del. Greg Habeeb (R-Salem) announced Monday that he has received the Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s Advocate in Legal Reform Award for his efforts in improving Virginia’s legal system during the 2013 General Assembly.
Habeeb also received an “A” grade from the Chamber for his voting record during the session.
“The Legislative Report Card allows us to recognize and honor legislators who uphold free market principles and support the interests of the business community,” said Barry DuVal, President and CEO of the Virginia Chamber. “Delegate Habeeb’s grade of “A” reflects his understanding of the issues facing Virginia businesses. Delegate Habeeb also made significant contributions to advancing one of the Chamber’s main legislative priorities, legal reform, during the 2013 Session and was also awarded the Legal Reform Advocate Award.”
Habeeb was recognized for his award and his pro-business voting record at the Chamber’s Board of Directors’ Reception and Legislative Awards Dinner last week in Tysons Corner, VA.
Habeeb has also received a 95% rating from the Family Foundation for his voting record in the 2013 General Assembly Session.
Habeeb is the Republican candidate running for re-election to the Virginia House of Delegates in the 8th District. The 8th District includes the City of Salem, part of Roanoke County, Craig County, part of Montgomery County and part of the Town of Christiansburg.
For more information, or questions, please contact Erik Rison at 540-915-2962.
– Submitted by Erik Rison, Legislative Aide, Office of Delegate Greg Habeeb
Annie Lin shares these photos and writes:
A friend of mine, Marloyn gave a T.G.I. Friday’s gift card to us. Thursday, April 24 was my work day off. My son and I went there to eat for celebrate early Mother’s Day.
I liked to sit beside the “Hollywood Blvd” sign with pictures’ wall. We ate salad, shrimp, and chicken pasta. I did not know T.G.I. Friday does not serve salad free until I got a check. Anyway, we enjoyed delicious food. You see Jerry’s mouth was full, he likes to eat, as do I.
Please let me share my pictures with you. I enjoyed my day off too.
Seafood Charlie’s, which opened last month in Salem, is closed indefinitely as the owner decides whether it is worth his time and money to comply with state regulations.
Business writer Amanda Codispoti has more details on her retail blog, The Storefront.
The closed Sonic drive-in on Apperson Drive in Salem will be torn down beginning Monday to make room for Virginia Varsity Transfer’s new storage office.
Business writer Amanda Codispoti has details on her retail blog, The Storefront.
Laura Reilly, director of the Salem Farmers Market, sends along several advisories today.
First, the market has a new website, which you can find here.
She also says:
Save it to your favorites, and you can check it often for recent updates – I will be posting from Twitter on a regular basis, especially on Friday’s as vendors email, text, or call me with what they are bringing to market on Saturday. Not on Twitter? The great thing about the site is if you scroll down on the first page – my Twitter postings are all right there, along with pictures. These will be posted immediately, giving you the most up-to-date info on what’s happening at the market!
Another great feature of the website is the VENDOR tab. You will be able to look up a specific vendor and find contact information for them, so if you want to place a special order, or have specific questions, all you have to do is go to the website.
The first strawberries of the season are on the market TODAY!!! And you will find fresh asparagus in the morning – at least on Stall #1 (Jim Washenberger).
And we are working on the Chef’s Circle Schedule – check the website often for updates!
Charlotte Jarvis-Peters, a Salem resident and independent consultant with Tastefully Simple, Inc., is now a Team Leader with the national direct seller of delicious, easy-to-prepare foods.
Jarvis-Peters earned the promotion through sales achievements and by adding new consultants to the team. The promotion entitles Jarvis-Peters to a variety of benefits, such as commissions, bonuses, allowances and more.
“These types of promotions encourage our consultants to develop their businesses and take control of their incomes,” said Tastefully Simple Inc. founder and CEO Jill Blashack Strahan. Consultants also are rewarded for their hard work through many extra incentives throughout the year, she adds.
For more information about Tastefully Simple products, taste-testing parties or starting your own Tastefully Simple business, contact Charlotte Jarvis-Peters at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tastefully Simple is the original national home taste-testing company featuring easy-to-prepare foods and gifts. The company’s unique, high-quality products are offered through independent business consultants across the United States. For more information about Tastefully Simple, visit www.tastefullysimple.com.
- Submitted by Tastefully Simple
Roger Royal has been appointed General Manager of Rish Equipment Company’s Salem and Staunton branches. He brings 40 years experience in the construction industry, the last 10 as territory manager out of the Rish Salem location.
Roger and his wife Linda live in Vinton, Va. They have one son, three daughters, and four granddaughters. When not on the job, Roger enjoys doing just about anything outside. “I am very excited about this opportunity and look forward to working with everyone to achieve the ultimate goal of customer satisfaction,” he said.
Rish Equipment Company, founded in 1932 , operates 12 locations in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland representing Komatsu, Atlas Copco, Sennebogen, Lee Boy, Dynapac, Fontaine, Saki, and NPK. You can contact Roger at 540-380-2090 or visit www.rish.com.
- Submitted by Linda Akers
An osteopathic practice for children has opened on Poplar Avenue in Salem.
Osteopathic Treatment for Children was opened in December by Dr. Karen Steele. She shares the office with her daughter Dr. Sarah Steele-Killeen.
The practice provides osteopathic manipulative medical treatment for problems ranging from colic to reflux disorder to scoliosis. Treatments received at the practice are to be adjunctive to a child’s regular medical care, according to Steele.
While the practice does not participate in any insurance plans, it does accept patents without a referral.
Steele has been in the medical field since the 1970s. She was a family practitioner before moving on to an osteopathic manipulative medicine residency. She is a former professor and associate dean of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.
To schedule an appointment, call 387-9090.