PICO RIVERA – The Pico Rivera Chamber of Commerce has a new home. At least for now. The chamber moved into the Reeve Store Equipment Co. building on Bermudez Street after its lease on offices within the city’s Recreation and Community Services building on Passons Boulevard expired this week. Reeve is charging the chamber about $2 per month – until chamber officials can find a permanent home, said Robert Frackelton, vice president of Reeve. On Thursday, Roger Hartter, the chamber’s executive director, sat surrounded by moving boxes in his new office. “It was hard to move during the holidays, but for now, we have to go with the flow,” he said. The organization was forced out of the city building by the city’s newly established public safety division, which needs space for its 22 employees. Those employees will move in next month. Frackelton said his company offered space to the chamber because of the firm’s long history in the city and because it is a chamber member. “My great grandfather leased property on Bermudez Street for the first City Hall when the city was incorporated in 1958 and helped found the chamber,” he said. “So when the chamber found itself without a home, we felt it was a privilege and our duty to help them.” Hartter said the organization continues to look for a permanent home that is affordable and highly visible, with easy access for the public. In July, the City Council voted to stop providing space for the chamber, at $1 per year, and also cut Pico Rivera’s $24,000 annually subsidy to the organization, which has 300 member businesses. Council members said the subsidy money and the space inside the recreation building were needed for other purposes. “It has all been an inconvenience,” said Hartter. “But we will continue to provide services until we find a new place.” [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, September 10, 2017 – Providenciales – Both hospital sites continued to function throughout the storm and successfully protected its occupants despite challenges from the unprecedented intense weather conditions from Category 5 Hurricane Irma.There was a contained breach in a section of the roof at Cockburn Town Medical Centre on Grand Turk, which has been temporarily repaired. Cheshire Hall Medical Centre on Providenciales sustained roof damages and an analysis is being conducted. Compared to other hurricane ravaged countries, the surrounding physical structure of both healthcare centres were resilient. Both medical centres are currently being powered by generators until electricity is restored by Fortis TCI.Several surgeries were performed during the storm and two babies were delivered at Cheshire Hall Medical Centre. We wish to express appreciation to our Medical Teams and Support Services staff from all departments at both centres who remained onsite during the storm. *UPDATE ON RESUMPTION OF NORMAL SERVICES*Cheshire Hall Medical Centre:The Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital remains under emergency operation mode at both centres. The Outpatient Department at Cheshire Hall Medical Centre will provide limited services for Obstetric Patients/Expectant mothers, especially patients 36 weeks or more, and Surgical patients who secured appointments prior to Hurricane Irma, effective Monday, September 11th, 2017.Efforts will be made to contact patients, however, due to telecommunication service disruptions, some patients may be unreachable. If you are an expectant mother or surgical patient with a pre-arranged appointment, please visit the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre on the aforementioned date for guidance.Clinics such as Internal Medicine, Rehabilitation, Diagnostic Imaging, Paediatrics, Orthopaedic and Family Practice will remain closed at Cheshire Hall Medical Centre until further notice. Since both medical centres are currently generator-powered, all elective surgeries have been postponed until further notice.Dialysis Services resumed immediately post-Hurricane Irma. Oncology patients will be contacted regarding their scheduled treatments. Please visit our Help Desk at Cheshire Hall Medical Centre main reception for more information.TCI Hospital is currently liaising with the Government’s National Blood Bank to obtain additional blood units as a precautionary measure. Interested donors are invited to visit the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre in Providenciales on Monday, September 11th, 2017 after 10:00am.Cockburn Town Medical Centre:Due to the declaration of Grand Turk in a ‘State of Emergency’, Cockburn Town Medical Centre will continue to only offer Emergency Services. All other clinics will remain suspended until further notice.Release: interHealthCanada Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp