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South Valley Riverton Journal

Chamber Corner

Dec 05, 2014 10:30AM ● By City Journals Staff

Marco’s Pizza ribbon cutting.

We welcome several new businesses to the community. First, South Valley Services, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide a variety of options to anyone experiencing family violence. Their programs aim to empower individuals and communities to recognize their self-worth and to develop the necessary skills to reach their greatest potential. They believe advocacy, prevention and safety are the primary tools in the process of eliminating family violence. SVS has three programs to fulfill their mission: shelter, community resource centers and prevention/education. 
South Valley Services ribbon cutting.

 They are pleased to announce the opening of their new Riverton Community Resource Center. This center is a public/ private partnership with Riverton City. This center offers case management services to all community members in the areas of family violence, community resources, mental health, housing and navigating the criminal justice system. They are located in the Riverton Sandra Lloyd Community Center, 12830 South Redwood Road, Riverton, UT 84065.  For help and services stop into the information desk in Riverton City Hall and they will connect you with staff. The number to call to access services is 801-255-1095.  The hours are Monday-Friday, 9-5.  For more information, please feel free to call 801-255-1095 or visit South Valley Services website 

Second, Marco’s Pizza, the fastest-growing pizza company in the United States, known for its fresh ingredients, secret sauce recipe and dough made in-store daily, opened at 2572 West 12600 South, boosting the local economy by adding up to 25 jobs. “Pizza lovers in Riverton will quickly find out that we’re substantially different than your typical pizza chain,” said Tharson Goh. “I was attracted to the Marco’s brand because it was founded on Italian freshness and quality standards, making it stand out from all other well-known brands. All ingredients are genuinely fresh and truly craveable. I’m proud to open a Marco’s Pizza and offer such a quality product to the people of Riverton.”  

The menu at Marco’s Pizza of Riverton will feature a mix of classic artisan pizzas and innovative specialty pizzas like the White Cheezy, Deluxe Uno and Chicken Fresco, along with a variety of salads with croutons made daily. Customers can also choose from wholesome subs on rustic wheat or Italian white bread, hearth baked for authentic European flavor, along with creations like the Meatball Bake, Chicken Dippers and Cheezy Bread. With carryout, delivery, dine-in and online ordering services, Marco’s offers the convenience of picking up a quick meal or the enjoyment of sitting down at genuine, family-style restaurant.

Recently, members of the Southwest Valley Chamber enjoyed a lunch by Dr. Strayer on “Can You Truly Multitask?” See how easy your brain switches tasks by doing the following:

• Count from one to nine as fast as you can.
• Say your ABCs from A to I as fast as you can.
• Now go from counting to ABCs as fast as you can, i.e., 1A, 2B, etc.

How quickly were you able to do each of them?

Our brains are not set up to multitask and the following will help you become more efficient at everything that you are doing. These work in all of life’s situations: 

Twenty-minute rule, rather than switching between tasks every minute or so, chunk tasks into 20-minute blocks without interruptions.

Don’t become a slave to email.  The average professional spends 23% of their day emailing, often switching tasks when new email arrives.

Configure email or phone syncing to be delivered hourly, rather than immediately.

Use voice mail to control interruptions.

Another solution would be to implement the Pomodoro Technique:

Twenty-five minute uninterrupted work (set alarm); five-minute break, no work (set alarm); 25-minute uninterrupted work (set alarm) ; five-minute break, no work (set alarm) ; 25-minute uninterrupted work (set alarm) ; five-minute break, no work (set alarm) ; 25-minute uninterrupted work (set alarm);15-minute break, no work (set alarm).

All our lives are busy and we just want to help you be more efficient and effective as you implement these ideas. Happy Holidays from the Southwest Valley Chamber!