Community Briefs – November 9, 2017

Phones at OAG Criminal Division back in service
The telephone lines for the Office of the Attorney General’s Criminal Division office in Susupe are back in service. To reach the OAG’s Criminal Division, call 237-7600. The fax number is 234-7016. (PR)

CUC Customer Service Center open half-day on Veterans Day
The Commonwealth Utilities Corp.’s Customer Service Center will be open on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, from 8am to 12pm for payments and purchase of pre-paid meter tokens (load) only. Because of the long weekend, CUC is extending its Customer Service Center hours for the convenience of its customers. All other offices, however, will be closed on Friday in observance of Veterans Day. For emergencies, contact the CUC Call Center at 664-4282 (4CUC). (PR)

Church 360 to hold kids’ fall celebration
Church 360 will be holding a kids’ fall celebration this Friday, Nov. 10, from 6pm to 8pm at Church 360 on the fourth floor of the Marianas Business Plaza. This free event is open for children ages 4-12. Parents are welcome to drop off their children or stay for the entire event. Parents will need to register their child at the door. Children will be learning about facing your fears through a Bible lesson, songs, verses, and Veggie Tale DVD clips. Children will also have snacks, play games, and make crafts. For more information email Joy at flybjrew@yahoo.com. (PR)

Free seminar on marketing
The CNMI Small Business Development Center will be offering a free business seminar called “How to Write a Marketing Plan” at the Commonwealth Development Authority boardroom on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, from 8:30am to 10am. It will be presented by Nicole Babauta, director/business adviser at CNMI SBDC. To register, contact the CNMI SBDC office at 664-3018 or visit http://pisbden.ecenterdirect.comievents. (PR)

Revived Kantan Isla is rescheduled
The Kantan Isla Music Festival will be held on Nov. 17 at the Garapan Fishing Base, from 5pm to 11pm. For additional information, call CCA at 322-9982. There would be a raffle drawing and incentives for participating individuals. Ten vendor slots are open for non-profit organizations, families, and churches that want to raise funds. The council will be providing tents but a $25 park and recreation fee is required.

Las Vegas Night on Nov. 18
The 2017 Rotary Club of Saipan’s Las Vegas Night is on Nov. 18, at the Saipan World Resort’s Royal Taga Hall, from 6pm to 12pm. This year the Rotary Club of Saipan will make a donation to the Rotary Club of Las Vegas Nevada to help those in this year’s mass shootings. Each ticket is $5 or get five tickets for $20. You can call the Rotary Club of Saipan at 783-6378 for tickets, or visit any of the distribution points at Megabyte, NMPASI, or Paradise Dental. (PR)

Chamber hosts sales training for holidays
The “Customer Service & Suggestive Selling for the Holidays” training seminar will be conducted on Nov. 16, from 9am to 12pm at the Saipan Chamber of Commerce conference room (Marianas Business Plaza, third floor, Suite 315). Registration fee is $50 per person for Saipan Chamber of Commerce members and $55 per person for non-members. Light refreshments are included. To register, call 670-234-7150 or email coordinator@saipanchamber.com. (PR)

MVA membership meeting today
The Marianas Visitors Authority will hold its semi-annual general membership meeting today, Nov. 9, 2017, at the Royal Taga Ballroom of the Saipan World Resort at 10am. Registration will begin at 9:30am.

Guest speakers will be from the MVA’s offshore offices and will provide a recap of fiscal year 2017 projects and the MVA’s marketing plans for fiscal year 2018.

Speakers will be the respective in-country managers: Irene Lee, Korea market; Shirley Zhang, China market; and Takashi Ichikura, Japan market.

The meeting cost is $16/person for MVA members and $20/person for non-members. The cost includes light refreshments and lunch. RSVP should be made by Nov. 3, 2017.

The MVA also welcomes new businesses, agencies and individuals who want to actively participate in the Marianas’ top industry as MVA members. Membership is $100 annually. To RSVP, to request a membership application, or for more information, contact MVA Community Projects administrative assistant Demalynn Pagarao at dpagarao@mymarianas.com or call 664-3200. (MVA)

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