Business Digest

Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2006

Meeting to focus on balancing work, life

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JUNEAU - The monthly meeting of the Women's Network for Entrepreneurial Training to be held on Tuesday will focus on balancing work with one's personal life.

Participants will be led through a hands-on workshop to help identify and align priorities, leading to personal and professional success. The discussion will be presented by professional career and life coach Honey Smith.

The presentation will take place from noon to 1 p.m. on the third floor of the Juneau Empire building, located on Channel Drive. Attendees are invited to bring a brown bag lunch and encouraged to come a few minutes early and stay a few minutes afterwards for networking opportunities.

For more information, call 586-8714.

Junea birth center receives accreditation

JUNEAU - The Juneau Family Birth Center was recently given an accreditation, meaning outside evaluators found it consistently provides a high level of service on a consistent level.

To become accredited, a birth center's services are evaluated by the Commission for Accreditation of Birth Centers, which measures the quality of care offered in a particular birth center against national standards of quality of care.

The center, a nonprofit organization, opened its doors April 1998 and has since expanded services to include a family practice clinic and social support services for families.

Plans are in place to build a new facility for the center next year and expand its services. The center will combine a midwifery birth center with a family health center, social services, mental health services, fitness classes and preventive education.

• Business Digest is compiled by Empire reporter Andrew Petty. Business-related news should be e-mailed to andrew.petty@

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