Business digest

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:49

    Workshop shows how to use social media to help your career Warwick - On Saturday, July 9, the Albert Wisner Public Library and the Warwick Career Transition Group will present “Get LinkedIn! Social Media and Your Career,” from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This free three-hour seminar will show participants how to use LinkedIn and other aspects of social media to boost their career or job search. The program will offer: How LinkedIn is replacing job boards. Clear steps on how to join and use LinkedIn. Strategies on how to get noticed by employers and targeted networks. Advice on who you should get linked with. Assess what kind of information you should share. See first hand how employers use LinkedIn. Stay on top of companies and learn when they have job openings. How to use keywords so recruiters can find you. Participants are invited to bring a lap top for their personal use. Lap tops will be available to share. This seminar is led by Tracey Lemon, a communications/branding professional with more than 20 years experience assisting individuals and organizations to tell their stories. As a recruiter and coaching consultant, Lemon helps people refine strategies and create authentic personal brands for successful career transitions. Registration is required. To register online visit or call 986-1047 ext. 3 Discover water this Sunday at the Warwick Valley Farmers’ Market Warwick - This Sunday, July 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sarah Archibald from the Orange County Water Authority, will host a program on conservation at the Warwick Valley Farmers’ Market. This free educational program has been touring schools in the county since 1994, teaching students about the water cycle, community water use, pollution and prevention of it through fun hands-on activities and interesting visual demonstrations. The Warwick Valley Farmers’ Market is open Sundays from 9 .am. to 2 p.m. in the South Street parking lot, alongside the Wawayanda Creek, which the village is having studied this year. Try free samples, learn from community partners, and purchase local produce, baked goods, meats, cheeses, wine, pickles, jams, honey, maple syrup, plants, flowers and more! Visit online at, like us on Facebook, or call 987-9990 for more information. Warwick Football Club golf outing is July 18 WARWICK — The Warwick Football Club will hold its third annual Golf Outing on Monday, July 18 at Crystal Springs Black Bear Golf Resort in Franklin, N.J. Registration is 8 a.m. followed by breakfast. A shotgun start is at 9 a.m. and a 2 p.m. lunch is also included. A non-golfer package is available that includes a day at the Mineral Springs Spa. The outing will include major prizes, a hole in one contest on all Par 3 holes, an opportunity to win a Ford Fiesta, and a JetBlue Challenge for a 5 day golf vacation. Additionally, four golfers will be selected to shoot for $50,000. All proceeds will benefit the WVHS football program. The cost is $150 per golfer and $50 per non-golfer, Applications are available at Leo Kaytes Ford, Bill Garcia AllState Insurance and the Warwick Carwash. To learn more, call Jim Sciarra Sr. at 986-4336. AB male plasma donors needed New Windsor — Community Blood Services is urging eligible male AB plasma donors to schedule an appointment to donate at one of its New Jersey or New York donor centers to help the center fill a request from the Department of Defense. The Department of Defense has placed an order for 400 units of Type AB plasma through America’s Blood Centers (ABC), North America’s network of non-profit community blood centers. Community Blood Services is a member center of ABC, and one of 14 member centers in this region’s hub and spoke system that provide blood or blood products when requested by the Department of Defense. Community Blood Services will collect some of the requested plasma units and ship them to a central location to be transported directly to the Department of Defense. Additional plasma is needed by the military to supplement its existing supply because collections are impacted by vacations, as is true throughout the U.S. during the summer months, and also by other factors the military faces at this time of the year. To learn more, call 866-228-1500.