Registration is now open to the public! Visit the website http://www.sportoften.com/events/eventDetails.cfm?pEventId=13075 and use the promo code Fun2Run by August 5th and save $3 off the Individual Registration. That’s only a $17 individual race registration and you will receive a 5K t-shirt, be eligible for race awards and run/walk with friends, family and co-workers. Please note that this registration code is only available for one week and online processing fees may apply.
The 5K Reindeer Run/Walk starts at the Central Carolina Community College campus in Pittsboro, NC, where runners and walkers will begin the 3.1 mile USATF certified and sanctioned course on the T.H.A.N.K.S. trail, then run through scenic downtown Pittsboro and finish at the community college. Visit www.chathamnc.org/ReindeerRun to see the race route, donate money or volunteer.
We look forward to seeing you in December on 12/13/14!
Oh the temptation of the snack aisle! We’ve all had that moment. Hunger strikes and there is the snack aisle with its array of conveniently prepackaged sugary, salty treats. But resist! There are tons of great, healthier (and tastier) ways to satisfy your hunger than to be tempted by the snack aisle.
These seven tips are just a few ideas on how to be prepared when hunger strikes so YOU don’t fall victim to the snack aisle’s tempting call: Click here to see the tips!
Animal Services is tasked with a nearly impossible duty. They work extremely hard to protect county residents, both human and animal, while managing a shelter and pursuing adoptions for as many dogs and cats as they can. For this dedication, Animal Services has earned the respect of adoption groups, county residents and colleagues in other divisions of the health department and county departments.
They have done a tremendous job and continue to seek new ways to ensure adoptable pets find homes. One of those new strategies has been social media. The shelter coordinates with adoption organizations to share information and photos of adoptable dogs and cats with as many as possible. And let’s talk about their Facebook page. The animal shelter started the page a little over a year ago, and it already has well over 1,000 likes! For the sake of comparison, the health department’s page has under 300 likes… it’s tough to compete with them! Ginny Jenrette manages the page, posting photos of adoptable animals and sharing information about events like adoption events and spay/neuter campaigns. Photos of adoptable animals have been shared hundreds of times. Read more about their successes!
The Chatham County Public Health Department has made customer satisfaction a top priority. In fact, two recently formed committees, the Customer Service Committee and Marketing Committee, are tasked with ensuring that our services meet the needs of Chatham County residents and are delivered in an effective and friendly manner. These committees have representatives from each division of the health department to create synergy across our agency.
To gauge how we are doing, each division has customer feedback cards available on which our clients can share their comments and rate various aspects of our services. While these cards are always available at our reception areas and feedback is collected throughout the year, the Customer Service Committee sought ways to ensure we heard from as many clients as possible. The team decided that staff would actively solicit feedback from all clients one week each quarter to increase the number of completed feedback cards. Click here to see how we are doing!