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Priceless Vol 10 Number 7

Personal and Professional Empowerment

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Business Incubator Helps Healthcare Training Provider in the Heart of Hampton Roads

BY J. BLACKWELL The challenge of starting a new business

can be very difficult, especially when you are the sole employee, but with the right resources, it is possible that your business will thrive.

Healthcare Training Solutions, Inc. has

trained over 200 individuals in the Hampton Roads area over the course of three years, providing them with the skills needed to care for children, as well as the elderly and disabled.

Courses that

Hampton, Va – Hampton University alumna and former Miss Hampton, Anita Blanton has been named early and late evening news anchor for WAVY-TV 10 and sister station FOX43. Effective immediately Blanton can be seen on WAVY News 10 at 5pm, 6pm and 11pm as well as WAVY News 10 at 10pm on FOX43.

“This promotion means

the world to me,” said Blanton. “It all feels so surreal, to be given this promotion at the place I had my first internship makes it all come full circle. To be a main anchor, in a place I love, and consider home is very special. This is a lesson for all Scripps majors to work

hard and take your internships very seriously.” Blanton, a 2005 graduate

of the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications, has for the past three years served as co-anchor of WAVY News 10 at 4pm and 5:30pm in addition to her reporting duties with 10 On Your Side. Blanton began her

journalism career as a reporter at KTXS-TV in Abilene, Texas, before heading to Central Texas to work at KWTX-TV in Waco and WRIC-TV in Richmond, VA. From Richmond Blanton moved on to KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City, OK where she served as morning anchor for four years.

include Medication

Administration Training, Medication Aide, Personal Care Aide, Basic Life Support and First Aide Training are all available, even if Diane Cesvette, the President and CEO of Healthcare Training Solutions has to come to you.

“The Hampton Roads area is a nice place

to live, it has a diverse population and with the increasing number of seniors in the area, the need for non-medical caregivers is


demand,” Cesvette told the Messenger. The two-to-three week training courses

Diane Cesvette, President and CEO of Healthcare Training Solutions

that Personal Care Aides and Medication Aides receive begins with an orientation in which the trainee will learn objectives and expectations. As a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, who

BUSINESS INCUBATOR PAGE 5 Protect Yourself from Scammers Maria Magdalena

Juarez picked up the phone. A voice on the other end told her that she was being sued for an uncollected debt of $4,000.

Maria was sure she This Edition’s Highlights

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didn’t owe that money, but the caller said he was a court official. Several harassing calls followed, in which the man threatened to seize her property and send her to jail if she didn’t pay up. Scared, Juarez purchased a money order but told her son about it before sending it off. He did an online search and told her it could be a possible scam.

“Whenever consumers face calls

from someone insistent on seeking a payment of money, they need to be very suspicious, they should pause and consult someone in their family or friends,” said Edith Ramirez, chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), who shared


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Maria´s story during a Feb. 11 news briefing about Scams and Frauds targeting ethnic communities, organized by New America Media.

“If they are victims of fraud, they

should always come to the FTC and file a complaint (by phone or online), so we can collect information and potentially start a law enforcement action and be able to recover money for the affected consumers,” she said.

FTC sponsored conference on fraud in PROTECT YOURSELF PAGE 5

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