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Meeting to focus on workers’ comp

The quarterly meeting of human resources and safety officers from local businesses will be held June 11 at 8 a.m. at the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Conference Center.

The meeting is sponsored by Sierra Nevada Occupational Health Services and will focus on AB 2222 – the new workers compensation law – and on ergonomic safety in the workplace.

Speakers will be Susan Urban, manager of rehabilitation services at the hospital, and Gail Sherman, the hospital’s ergonomics specialist. Further information can be obtained from Debbie Wagner, manager of occupational health, at 271-1491.

Foothill Real

Estate adds Abbott

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Betty Abbott has joined Foothill Real Estate. A Realtor of 25 years who started her career in Saratoga, she has been an active Realtor and coordinator in Auburn, Lake of the Pines and Grass Valley for the past 15 years.

Along the way, she owned Cinnamon Bear gift shop and restaurant in Grass Valley. Betty can be reached at 268-6852 or at the office, 10044 Wolf Road in the Calvary Chapel complex on the corner of Highway 49 and Wolf Road.

MOMs founder’s activism lauded Wendy Riley, a resident of Nevada City and founder of Moms on the Move, was chosen by Charming Shoppes Inc., a family of retail apparel companies, as one of 100 VOICES winners – a contest celebrating remarkable women from across the nation who raised their voices in their communities to create positive change.

Riley and the 99 other selected women from across the country gathered in Houston, Texas, for a recognition ceremony May 17 in their honor.

Riley was selected for her program Moms on the Move, a women-only fund-raising hike that has generated nearly $200,000 in its eight-year history for art and technology programs in local schools.

Given its overwhelming success in Nevada City, Ms. Riley created a nonprofit organization that now offers the fund-raiser as a complete turnkey package to communities throughout the state and across the nation.

Real Life Fitness has grand opening

A personal training studio will have its grand opening in Nevada City Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Real Life Fitness is inviting the public to inspect the Star Trac exercise equipment, Resist-A-Ball, and Bowflex training machine, while also meeting owners Scott and Barbi Jackson. Prizes, such as a personal training package and a Polar heart rate monitor, will be given away.

Personal training packages include pre- and post-natal; post rehab and medical; golf, running, and triathlon training; and even a prenuptial fitness workout for the bride and groom who want to wow the crowd. Packages run anywhere from $50 to $85 a session.

After the grand opening, the business at 133 B Argall Way will be appointment only. Call 265-4041 for more information.

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