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Miss USA visits Ottawa dress shop

Posted by wlpo on September 22, 2012

Be yourself and smile- advice from Miss U.S.A.  Olivia Culpo of Rhode Island was at Bridal Elegance in Ottawa Saturday to give girls and women advice about pageants.

Cuplo says pageants are a great way to build confidence and self-esteem.  And admits even her parents were hesitant.

More than 100 participants were expected at the store.  Before hand Culpo said she would give them advice on fitness and their dress and help them feel more comfortable.

Culpo will compete in the Miss Universe Pageant in December.


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IVCC looking for “40 under forty”

Posted by wlpo on September 22, 2012

You don’t have to be over 40 to contribute to the local economy.  The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Illinois Valley Community College is getting ready for their second annual “40 Under Forty” and they need your suggestions.

They’re accepting nominations for the Class of 2012.  Director Bev Malooley says they want a diverse, highly educated group of entrepreneurs and professionals.

You can nominate someone online by going to IVCC’s page.  The deadline is October 1.


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