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Interview with the 2016 DEMA Educator the Year – Tonya Sakowicz of Newborn Care Solutions

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Tonya Sakowicz is the founder of Newborn Care Solutions, a company dedicated to the education of families and training of Newborn Care Specialists and Nannies. As an INA Credentialed Nanny, Newborn Care Specialist, and Parent Educator, Tonya provides consulting and in-home sleep conditioning for her clients, in addition to teaching seminars. Her training focuses on proven strategies, methods, and tips found to be the most beneficial for the newborns and their families.

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Interview with the 2016 DEMA Agency of the Year – Domestic | Match

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As a staffing agency, Domestic | Match assists families to find applicants for all household positions – particularly in the San Francisco Bay Area, although they place management-level candidates to families throughout the United States. Founder and Director Daniel Wood’s experience extends to all sides of the hiring triangle as a candidate, a hiring manager, and a third-party recruiter. It is this unique understanding of all facets of the private service market that allows Daniel to make effective matches.

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The Inside Scoop: The 2016 DEMA Private Service Professional of the Year – Roger Cushwa

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Working with Roger Cushwa in his role as President of the NY Tri-State Chapter is inspiring. He spends over 20-hours each month meeting with members, luxury service suppliers, and potential members – not including our board meetings, ad hoc committee meetings, phone calls with agencies, or emails with the national office.

Roger’s 25 years of service related experience ranges from distinguished military service and former law enforcement officer to being the general manager of a member-focused private club. In 2011, he ...

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2016 DEMA Convention

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If you attended the 2016 Domestic Estate Managers Association Convention this past weekend, you are probably still processing all the people met, the conversations had, and the knowledge, technology, and products presented. If you were unable to attend, then you missed the best gathering of private service professionals to-date. Participants represented multiple states from across the country, including Hawaii. However, the member that traveled the farthest came all the way from the Principality of Monaco.

As in past years, Career and ...

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Spring Clean Your Career Documents

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The weather is warming up. Cherry blossom festivals are taking place. Last week you scrubbed off the grill in anticipation of dinners cooked over an open flame. Next week you plan to clean out your closet and drop off un-used items at Goodwill.

And what about your résumé?

Spring is a good time to pull up your career documents to update them. “What career docs?” you are asking. “I just need a résumé and cover letter.” Yes, a résumé and a cover ...

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