BLUE DEViL BISTRO:

Astounding variety and healthy choices


 VIRGINIA – Good, healthy food choices. That is, and always has been, the mission of Virginia Public Schools’ Food Services Department. With the percentage of overweight children in America having grown to an astonishing one out of three … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot […]

THIS is SCHOOL lunch?




 VIRGINIA – It’s been many, many years since I stood in a school lunch line. My children are all grown adults. Even when they were attending Virginia Public Schools, I seldom visited during lunch time. So, when I visited the Blue Devil Bi… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Online conversation on VRMC had 107 participants




VIRGINIA – Last Friday’s online forum hosted by Minnesota Public Radio and Hometown Focus had 107 participants who logged on to discuss city-owned Virginia Regional Medical Center and rural health care issues. MPR’s Michael Caputo said i… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Hospital mergers or acquisitions: what does it mean for the community?




Doing nothing to deal with the financially-strapped Virginia Regional Medical Center can’t be an option, Virginia Mayor Steve Peterson said last Friday during an online forum on the future of the hospital – and rural health care in general. The foru… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Independent primary care docs, specialists merge as Integrity Health Network




 Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in Business North and they have graciously allowed us to reprint it. I thought it would be of interest to those who are following rural health care issues in our region, and is in line with… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

WILL SMARTPHONE SCANNER APPS SOUND THE DEATH KNELL FOR SMALL BRICK AND MORTAR RETAILERS?




 For several years I had a framed copy of Mark Twain’s quotation: “I am an old man and have known a great many problems, but most of them never happened” hanging on the wall in my office. Being the wag that I am, I positioned … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Business Bits




Evaluate the financial performance of your business in 2010 by comparing it to the two prior years. What positive and negative trends stand out? What do you need to do to continue positive trends and fix negative trends? Jennifer Pontinen is a Busin… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Ernie Mitchell’s TEN SECOND TIP

The Ten-Second Marketing Tip That Works

NEVER fail to thank your customers for their business. A customer that feels appreciated will keep buying from you, will refer new customers, and will rarely complain. … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

UNCLAIMED FREIGHT:

Furniture priced right


If you don’t see what you want on the floor, you can visit the Ashley Furniture website for other choices. Photo by Jean Cole.VIRGINIA – Over the years, Andrea Locke has worked in retail, home financing, utilities, and economic development and plann… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

SUPER BOWL TEAM SPIRIT REFRESHMENTS



 Beer is typically the beverage of choice during the Super Bowl, but why not shake things up this Sunday and create some team spirit Jello shots? The following Super Bowl Jello shot recipes were submitted by contributor Debbie Tintor-Gams of Hi… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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