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BBB warns businesses to watch out for directory scams

Better Business Bureau is warning businesses about a common scam that is on the rise.

BBB has seen an uptick in directory scams – or “Yellow Pages” scams – aimed at small businesses. Reports to BBB Scam Tracker have increased dramatically in recent weeks, and BBB cautions business owners and employees not to fall for the trick.

Realtors lend seniors a hand at home

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Realtor Volunteer Service Program volunteers, from left, Leticia Panuco, Miri Bialik, Howard Bloom and David Kim wash windows for a Mountain View senior.

Members of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors visit seniors and provide free assistance with household tasks every year.

During this year’s Realtor Service Volunteer Program, 170 volunteers from the local trade association helped 79 senior households residing within SILVAR’s five districts. In Los Altos and Mountain View, 49 realtors assisted 28 seniors.

Pint-sized 'PB & Cakes' entrepreneur sweetens Main Street

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Presley Brown, 5, operated a lemonade stand during the Kiwanis Pet Parade last month and raised funds for a child with severe combined immunodeficiency. Alissa McDonald

Five-year-old Presley Brown decided to capitalize on the Kiwanis Pet Parade crowds last month by erecting a pop-up cake shop in front of her parents’ shop, Vintage Bath at 351 Main St.

She purveyed lemonade and homemade cupcakes and Rice Krispies Treats under her “PB & Cakes” branding – showing clear heritage from her mother, Alissa McDonald, who specializes in visual marketing.

ATHENA awards recognize local leadership

Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Chamber of Commerce Mountain View presented this year’s ATHENA Leadership Award to Maria Marroquin, left, and Leane Reelfs, right. The ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award went to Diana Bautista, center.

Chamber of Commerce Mountain View last week honored leaders in different industries – nonprofit work, small business and government relations – but all three honorees thanked the same influencing figure: their mothers.

Mom would be proud; the ATHENA Awards commend women and men for professional excellence, community service and actively assisting women in attaining professional excellence.

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