September 2011  
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CMHS Breaks Ground on New Community Memorial Hospital


CMH groundbreaking

Participants of the Sept. 14 groundbreaking pose in front of an artist's rendering of the new Community Memorial Hospital.

Community Memorial Health System broke ground Sept. 14 for the new Community Memorial Hospital. The celebration drew about 500 community members, including CMHS medical staff, employees and city and county dignitaries.
The six-story, 325,000-square-foot hospital will be built next to the current hospital at 147 N. Brent St, and is scheduled to open in 2015. It will have 250 private rooms, comfortable space for families and a healing garden on the grounds.
The new CMH, which meets seismic demands, also will have a larger Emergency Room and greater imaging capability than the present hospital. It will have additional Heart Catheterization labs, expanded Intensive Care and Cardiac Care Recovery Units, and a larger Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The hospital's 10 surgical theaters will have leading-edge medical technology.
"We will provide state-of-the-art care in a facility that is truly state-of-the-art," said CMHS President and CEO Gary Wilde.

Humane Society's 5th Annual Fundraiser is in Ventura on Oct. 9


Cats in the Canyon & Hounds in the Hollow logoThe Humane Society of Ventura County has found a new canyon - Ventura's Arroyo Verde Park - for its fifth annual "Cats in the Canyon & Hounds in the Hollow" fundraiser set for Sunday, Oct. 9. Proceeds go to the care of animals in need throughout Ventura County.
This year's event, which will feature a Southwestern-style dinner, silent auction, raffle and exhibits, will run from 2 to 6 p.m. at the park, located on Foothill Road at Day Road. The Iron Mountain Boys will provide musical entertainment.
In addition, guests can watch K-9 agility and training demonstrations, view animal wellness exhibits, visit with animals from the nonprofit's Ojai shelter and watch the shelter's "Dogs on Parade."
The event is a celebration of shelter pets; guests are asked to leave their own pets at home.
Tickets purchased in advance are $40 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under and include a free parking pass. Tickets bought on site will be $50 and $25 plus a $5 parking pass at the park entrance. For tickets or more information, call 646-6505 or

New Master Lessee at Ventura Harbor Plans Expansion 


The Sadoves
Sam, Karen & Alex
An accomplished sailor has acquired one of the master leases at Ventura Harbor.

Sam Sadove will be relocating to the harbor from Eastern Long Island in the Hamptons, where he manages and runs three marinas.

Sadove and his family have acquired the master lease which includes the former Anchors Way boatyard, a small marina, the Scotch & Sirloin restaurant, a dry storage area, offices, the Ventura Sportfishing building and surrounding grounds.

The boatyard has been renamed Ventura Harbor Marina and Yacht Yard and is being managed by son Alex. Sam's wife, Karen, will manage the restaurant, which will be reopened in a few months under a new name as a destination seafood restaurant. Sadove also plans to build new docks and expand the marina which is adjacent to the boatyard.

Sadove's sailing background is extensive. He has been sailing since he was 10 and has he owned a wide range of boats, from dinghies to 90-footers. Sadove once owned a 42-foot Peterson gaff rigged schooner that he completely restored and sailed for 10 years. His last boat was a Hans Christian 43 that he owned for 13 years. Sadove sailed her across the Atlantic and up and down the East Coast.

Cindy Daly of Whisenhunt Communications has designed ads to introduce the Sadoves to the boating  community. All of us at Whisenhunt Communications welcome the Sadove family to Ventura and the Ventura sailing community.

Dr. Carey's ™ Baby Care Kit Hits the ABC Kids Expo


Dr. Carey's ExpoThis weekend will be a busy one for Ventura pediatrician Dr. Carey Chronis. He is attending the 9th annual ABC Kids Expo at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Dr. Carey is the dynamic creator of Dr Carey's™ Baby Care kit, and he will be showcasing his baby products to big retailers and specialty boutiques with his booth at the Expo. The Expo features baby and children's products direct from the manufacturers and is frequented by wholesale buyers seeking the latest and greatest items for children.
Dr. Carey's™ Baby Care kit features six essential items for baby care along with Dr. Carey's™ Baby Care Guide, a 96-page book filled with color photographs explaining the ins and outs of caring for a baby during that important first year. All of the products and the book are packaged in a beautiful gift box, making Dr. Carey's™ Baby Care kit a wonderful present for new parents. We're sure the visitors at the Expo will agree.

For more on Dr. Carey's™ Baby Care kit, visit

Videos Show What's
Behind Harrison and
Gold Coast Recycling


Want to know more about Harrison Industries or what happens to your trash, recyclables and yard waste after they are collected?

Just visit Harrison's website at and that of its business partner, Gold Coast Recycling & Transfer Station, at, to see for yourself. Both websites now feature videos that give you a "behind-the-scenes" look at both businesses' daily operations.  Each 90 second video was produced by Supermedia and will also be posted on the Supermedia online yellow pages.  The videos were written by John Cressy and edited and coordinated by Stan Whisenhunt, both of Whisenhunt Communications.

Harrison Industries Video
Harrison Industries Video
Gold Coast Recycling Video
Gold Coast Recycling Video
Also check out the website of Harrison's other business partner, Agromin Premium Soil Products. Visit to see how the grass clippings, tree branches and other yard clippings you place in your brown yard waste container are converted into organic mulches, compost, wood chips and other products that naturally fertilize plants and trees.

You'll learn that your efforts to do the right thing and recycle help the planet and that you are helping Harrison's goal to move toward zero waste.

Santa Paula Union High School District Newsletter Highlights
New Staff, Teachers


SPUHSD fall 2011 newsletterThe Santa Paula Union High School District's new fall newsletter, published in the Sept. 14 edition of the Santa Paula Times newspaper, includes articles about the new interim Superintendent, Dr. Pamela Martens, and new principal at Santa Paula High, Elizabeth Garcia. The issue of the newsletter, called Steps and Beyond, also introduces readers to seven new teachers at Santa Paula and Renaissance high schools this year and reviews the staffing changes in the district, among other important news for parents and the Santa Paula community.

Whisenhunt Communications has produced the four-page newsletter for the district for several years.
Issue: 26
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Local Businesses Use Social Media to Promote Themselves


As you probably know, plenty of people use Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites for business purposes - and there could be more users in Ventura than just about anywhere else, according to a recent article in the  Ventura County Star.

Ventura tied for fourth in a recent study of "most social cities" - the American cities with the highest rates of business-related social media use. The social media ranking comes from a report by NetProspex, a marketing firm that keeps business contact databases and tracks business activity on social media sites.

Ventura trailed only San Francisco, San Jose and New York City and tied with Austin, Texas, a notoriously cutting-edge city. Ventura ranked even higher - third - on business-related Twitter use.

Jim Luttjohann, executive director of the Ventura Visitors and Convention Bureau, said Facebook is especially important in the tourism and hospitality industry. He added there are other reasons Ventura might be especially social, including the lack of major corporate employers in the city.

"I think it's the more entrepreneurial spirit, be it in the creative class or high-tech, that means you have to be active on Facebook and LinkedIn and Twitter," Luttjohann told the Star.

If you aren't already taking advantage of social media like hundreds of local businesses, contact us at Whisenhunt Communications and let us help you get on board.  

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Client News In This Issue
Community Memorial Health System (CMHS)
Humane Society of Ventura County
Ventura Harbor Marina and Yacht Yard
Dr. Carey's Baby Care Kit
Harrison Industries & Gold Coast Recycling
Santa Paula Union High School District (SPUHSD)
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