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Is Discrimination Present in Your Small Business Hiring Practices?

Discrimination at work is making the news quite often these days, but typically, the stories focus on discrimination against people who have already been hired. Just as important, but less often discussed, are the rules that apply to discrimination in hiring. If a job candidate who doesn’t get hired suspects they were rejected for a…
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Let the Whittier Chamber be part of your Summer/Fall marketing plan!

The Whittier Chamber produces a Community Resource Magazine twice a year which features a business directory where all Whittier Chamber members are listed for free as a benefit of membership. We are now working on the Summer/Fall issue and we don’t want you to miss this chance to invest your marketing dollars in ways that…
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Noticeable Signs of Alcoholism

Despite the recent emphasis on opiate addiction and related deaths, alcohol still kills more people in our country than all the other illicit drugs combined.  According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, an estimated 88,000 people (approximately 62,000 men and 26,000 women) die from alcohol-related causes annually, making alcohol the third leading…
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5 Spring Planting Tips & Easter Fun Facts

5 Spring Planting Tips 1. Garden Cleaning Start by cleaning your garden, remove all unwanted items (leaves, dead plants, etc). Remove weeds including the roots so they won’t grow back. 2. Make Your Soil Great You may need to add some moisture to your soil, so manure or garden soil can help. If needed, add…
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How to Improve Your Business Reputation for Free

As a small business owner, your reputation is everything. It will make or break your business. Warren Buffet understood the value of a good business reputation when he said, “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and 5 minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” But protecting your…
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