June 28, 2017
-Greg Summers, Little Rock Fire Chief; Joe Gray, Little Rock Chief Fire Marshal; and Telly Noel, Sr. of Vibe Events invites you to the 8th Annual Firefighters All-White Affair, presented by F.I.R.E.S. Inc. & Vibe Events, Saturday, July 1st from 8pm-2am at the downtown Marriott Hotel on the River Top, #3 Statehouse Plaza. The event will be hosted by comedian Jeremiah “JJ” Williamson and feature the On Call Band and The Rodney Block Collective with DJ Greyhound and DJ Nick Hud. This indoor/outdoor experience will take place in the Ballroom and on the River Top. For tickets and more information, visit www.AllWhiteAffairLR.eventbrite.com or call 501-952-0841.
-Lafayette Woods, Jr., Major in Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office had some helpful Fireworks Safety Tips to share in honor of National Fireworks Safety Month. Always remember safety first. When you follow the safety rules, fireworks can be a great family fun activity. Fireworks are a staple at festivities for many Americans during the summer months. Unfortunately, many people do not realize just how dangerous fireworks and sparklers can be, which is a primary reason that injuries occur. The National Council on Fireworks Safety has safety tips available to help consumers promote safe and responsible use of fireworks. Obey all local laws regarding the use of fireworks. Know your fireworks; read the cautionary labels and performance descriptions before igniting. If you are under the influence of alcohol, do not shoot off any fireworks. Wear safety goggles. Never carry fireworks in your pocket or shoot them into metal or glass containers. A responsible adult should supervise all firework activities. Never give fireworks to children. Soak all firework debris in water before throwing away. Keep spectators a safe distance away. Never try to relight a firework that did not properly ignite. For safety tips from the National Council on Fireworks Safety, visit www.fireworkssafety.org. For more information from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, visit www.jeffcoso.org or call 870-541-5351.
-Nicole DiMichele, Franchise Owner/Operator of McDonald’s talked about a new spin on reaching job seekers through modern recruitment tools. McDonald’s and its independent owners/operator will hire 250,000 people between June and August. Half of those hired will be between the ages of 16 and 24. In Arkansas alone, they expect to hire nearly 4,000 employees. Snapchat is the leading social media app for teens and young adults. A recent study said nearly 80 percent of Gen z used Snapchat daily. That’s higher than Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. McDonald’s is partnering with Snapchat to offer “Snaplications,” a cool, new innovative way to connect young people with job opportunities at McDonald’s. Snapchat users nationwide may be served 10-second video ads of real restaurant employees talking about the benefits of working at McDonald’s. Viewers can then ‘swipe up’ to instantly visit the McDonald’s career webpage in Snapchat to explore the opportunities offered by McDonald’s, and their local restaurants if they so choose. Jobseekers can visit www.McDonalds.com/careers to learn more and apply.