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Gilroy resident honored by AtHome
Gilroy
– Kim Benjamin was recognized as one of the top sales
consultants for having high October sales. Benjamin received the
honor for working a successful business with dedication and
determination.
Gilroy resident honored by AtHome

Gilroy – Kim Benjamin was recognized as one of the top sales consultants for having high October sales. Benjamin received the honor for working a successful business with dedication and determination.

Lisa Brandau, president of AtHome America, said, “Kim had an absolutely incredible month.: I am truly excited for her – she has put in so much effort into her business and it really shows. … With her incredible drive and commitment, I know she will continue to be successful.”

For more than 20 years, AtHome America has been decorating homes through Home Shows with their extensive collection of stylish and affordable accessories, designed with family in mind.

“AtHome America believes that the home is really the heart of the family – so many of our products are designed to create memories and traditions that will be carried on for years to come,” Benjamin said.

For more information, contact Benjamin at [email protected] or www.athome.com.

Red Cross names new regional CEO

San Jose – Jay Winkenbach has been selected as the CEO for the American Red Cross Blood Services, Northern California Region. Winkenbach has been Acting CEO of the Northern California Region since Aug. 1. The territory includes Alameda, Contra Costa, Monterey, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties with headquarters is in Oakland.

Winkenbach has been repeatedly recognized for delivering superior customer service. In his role as Director of Hospital Services and Marketing, Winkenbach received the American Red Cross Tiffany Award for Outstanding Achievement in Management, as well as the National Hospital Sales Executive Award.

Winkenbach steps in at a critical time for the local blood supply. The Red Cross has issued emergency appeals for donors the last two years in January due to a dramatic fall-off in blood donations during the holiday season. His first step to increase January donations is to keep blood centers in Oakland, Newark, Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton and San Jose open one hour later on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE or go online to www.BeADonor.com to make an appointment to donate blood.

New board members join Ventana Wildlife

Monterey – Bill Freeman of Monterey and Janet Shing of Salinas have been elected to the board of directors of the Ventana Wildlife Society.

Freeman has been in the design department at Robert Talbott’s of Monterey for the past two years. He is a graduate of George Mason.

Shing has been a program associate at the Community Foundation for Monterey County for three years. She is a graduate of Hampshire College and has lived in the area for 10 years.

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