5 Strategies for Going to Fewer Meetings

It’s unfortunate but true: The further you progress in your career, the more meetings you go to. While some are productive, many are disorganized, inefficient, and distracting. It’s also hard to check off your other work tasks when you’re constantly going from meeting to meeting.
The solution is obvious: Reduce your meetings.
However, that’s easier said than …

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Find Focus: 3 Simple Ways to Conquer Work Distractions

According to a study from the University of California, Irvine, the average office worker has focused periods of just eleven minutes in-between a constant barrage of interruptions.
I was shocked when I read that, and didn’t quite believe it. But then I paid attention to how much typing I did in this article before my attention …

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Crazy for Crab at Far Western Tavern!

Enjoy Crab specials at Far Western Tavern (300 East Clark Avenue, Old Town Orcutt) March 30th – April 1st! Lunch and dinner specials include dishes like Crab Cocktail, Crab Cakes, King Crab Legs, Crab Mango Avocado Salad, and more!

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Register for the Santa Maria Small Business Summit

Businesses are invited to register now for the Santa Maria Small Business Summit, to be held on Wednesday, April 26th. The summit is free to attend, but advance registration is required.
Start with coffee and networking at 7:30 a.m. Learn valuable ideas and techniques to make a business more successful. Experts will cover the hottest business …

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Library’s Adult Coloring Program in April

The Santa Maria Public Library is continuing to offer the Adult Coloring Program, twice during the month of April. The programs are scheduled for Wednesday, April 12th and Wednesday, April 26th from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. in Shepard Hall.
The coloring activities are designed to relieve stress and provide a creative and artistic outlet for adults …

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