The 2010 Census:
Vital to Your Future
In March 2010, more than 130 million addresses across the nation will receive a census questionnaire. One of the shortest census forms in history, the 2010 Census questionnaire asks 10 questions and takes about 10 minutes to complete. Completing your census questionnaire is easy, important and safe, and your participation is essential to ensuring a brighter tomorrow for our community.
Required once every 10 years by the U.S. Constitution, the census will count every person living in the United States, both citizens and noncitizens. Census data are used to reapportion the U.S. House of Representatives, re-district each state and determine the distribution of the Electoral College. Census data also directly affect how more than $400 billion per year in federal funding is distributed to state, local and tribal governments. Most importantly, census data is critical in determining locations for new hospitals, improving schools, building new roads, expanding public transportation options and creating new maps for emergency responders.
By International Speaker Barbara World
Make customers feel special ---
Retailers and business owners hope that in tough times, people will long for the comfort of hometown shopping with people they know and trust.
Customers like to feel important. Here are some things you can do to enhance that feeling and build sales:
On Wednesday, October 14, 2009 from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m., the Rotary Club of the City of South Gate, located in the Southeast region of this county, is celebrating the 1st annual edition of Taste of South Gate. It will take place at the South Gate Park Auditorium, located at 4900 Southern Avenue, South Gate, California 90280.
Proceeds of this event will benefit the South Gate Police Activities League Summer Scholarship Program. The Rotary Club is urging the general public to participate and is asking for a $10 individual entrance donation. This donation allows participants to enjoy culinary delights from South Gate’s fine dining establishments.
Adding to the excitement of the event, organizers will be judging the offerings of the participating restaurants, and will be providing awards to the best culinary creations. The Rotary Club of South Gate thanks the participating establishments for volunteering and supporting this cause benefiting South Gate’s youth.
Green Santa Comes to South Gate. Like every year Santa Claus will be visiting businesses located on Tweedy Boulevard aka Tweedy Mile. But this time, concerned about global warming, Santa will be driving an electric powered vehicle to greet children.
Santa will be visiting, on Tweedy Bl. between State and Hunt Streets, on Tuesday, December 22, 2009 & Wednesday, December 23, 2009– From 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Also, on Thursday, December 24, 2009 – From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tweedy Bl. is easily accessible through the 710 Long Beach Freeway at the Firestone Bl. exit.
Tweedy Mile Association in cooperation with Liberty Tax Service provided a brief presentation on tax saving tips for small businesses, and an hour-long financial literacy seminar.
While the tax saving tips presentation was relevant to local businesses, the financial literacy seminar was a service to Tweedy Mile customers. The instruction materials were provided in both English and in Spanish. Depending on the level of participation,
Tweedy Mile Association will be providing seminars in partnership with local merchants, addressing financial questions that members of the community may have.
This seminar took place on Monday, September 21, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Liberty Tax Service, at 3729 Tweedy Blvd, South Gate, CA, 90280.