From Kathy Ciluffo who graciously donated $200 to the Chamber of Commerce for a link and spread here in these pages during the Chamber Auction.-

KMConsulting specializes in Providing Human Resource and Training Services to Small to Medium Sized Businesses
KMConsulting provides HR and training services to companies both large and small. Our dedication to excellence allows you to focus on growing your business and increasing profits instead of day-to-day employment issues.

We create employee handbooks and job descriptions, develop and deliver training programs and seminars, provide hiring services,  conduct HR compliance audits and assist with employees issues.  We provide any service that an HR Manager or Director would provide at a larger company but we focus on servicing small to mid-size businesses who may not need HR talent on a full-time basis.  We work on a per project basis or on retainer for companies who need assistance on a regular basis.  A consultation is always FREE!  So there is no harm in giving a call to see if KMConsulting is able to help.  Kathy is easily accessible to business owners and their employees.  She encourages her clients to call her cell phone (508-451-8732) so she can assist them immediately. or

Kathy is also co-owner of Best Service Staffing, LLC – Cape Ann’s only temporary staffing agency focusing on administrative and retail temporary help.

Kathy Ciluffo is the Second Vice President of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce where she chairs the Human Resources Group, chairs the Business Women Steering Committee and co-chairs the Membership Committee.  She also serves on the Board of Directors at the Cape Ann YMCA.  Kathy resides in Gloucester with her family including three Beeman Students and proud members of the Riverdale Rockets.

We put the “Human” in Human Resources

Barbara Koen’s Downtown Tomato Garden Update 8/25/08

You cut up some basil, add a little EVOO, and the red wine vinegar, salt and pepper- you got yourself a nice tomato salad!

Chickity Check It!-Studio VO Lobster Adirondak’s On Sale.

Studio VO Lobster Adirondak’s On Sale

lobsterchairVO, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

From Deej-
Our Lobster Adirondak chairs are normally $465 each plus tax and $850 for
a pair.  We are selling them for the SALE price of $425 each plus tax and
$800 for pair.  Bob’s other work is the Alchemy logo, the Blue and white
tile illustrations at the Azorean, the giant clock on Main Street for
Horvitz and Frisch CPA firm, the copper roses on the ROSE BAKER center,
Captain Carlo’s website and menus.  It is great to see good community and
family news highlighting the positive parts of Gloucester and what it has to
offer.  You found a real niche here with your site.

Deej Viau
StudioVO: Commercial and Fine Art Studio of Gloucester

For More info about Studio VO here is the website

Inane Banter Guy At Pleasant St Tea Co Parts I and II

I get out of work last night and quickly run through Pleasant St Tea Company for a cup of Joe so I won’t fall asleep on my wife and girls as soon as I get home.

Grab an iced coffee to go and while preparing it at the coffee additive station (see this post about how I feel about coffee additive stations) this bananahead is slumped into the corner chair spouting off the most incredible line of bullshit which this young girl seemed to be buying into.

I was tempted to call him out on his ridiculousness but opted for the video outside which follows-

watch part I then II for the whole scoop