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Nutrition club


to open in W-B


Simply Nutrition and Wellness will be open for business beginning Monday in the lobby of the Bicentennial Building, 15 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre.


Owner Dennis Machuca said it’s a nutrition club that offers guidance on healthy eating and living. A $5 membership comes with an aloe tea and nutrition smoothee and people can buy an unlimited number of memberships. Simply Nutrition and Wellness will be open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.


Business startup


topic of program


Mark W. Chamberlain LLC will present a program on how to start and grow a profitable business with a yellow tablet, a No. 2 pencil and “PhD” — Pigheaded Determination.


The program will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 26 on the second floor of the Innovation Center, 7 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. For details,


call 570 262-6261.


Frontier schedules


marketing webinar


Frontier Communications will host a free webinar at 2 p.m. Thursday to help small businesses benefit with the use of marketing events through digital media.


David Adler, chief executive officer of BizBash, will present the program as part of the Getting Ahead Webinar Series: What Every Small Business Should Know. “This free webinar demonstrates our commitment to supporting our customers (large and small) and the communities we serve,”said Paul Quick, senior vice president and general manager for Frontier.


Reservations can be made online at http://bit.ly/19dBfnW. For questions, contact frontier@kineticfin.com.


Calif. may boost


minimum wage


California’s minimum wage would rise to $10 an hour within three years under a bill passed Thursday by the state Legislature, making it one of the highest rates in the nation.


Washington state currently has the top minimum wage at $9.19 an hour, an amount that is pegged to rise with inflation. Some cities, including San Francisco, have slightly higher minimum wages.


The state Senate approved AB10 on a 26-11 vote and the Assembly followed hours later on a 51-25 vote, both largely along party lines. Gov. Jerry Brown indicated earlier this week that he would sign the bill, calling it an overdue piece of legislation that would help working-class families.


The bill would gradually raise California’s minimum wage from the current $8 an hour to $10 by 2016.


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