Our first speaker today was Suzanne Smith from Food For Thought Catering in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. Suzanne brought in two of their most popular summertime items, Crustless Florentine Quiche (which is also gluten free) and Spinach Salad with Food For Thought’s signature Pink Dressing, both were very tasty! Suzanne also wanted to talk about things that we can take to any picnic this summer.
These items are:
* Spinach Salad – to add something special add grilled chicken or shrimp.
* Fried or Grilled Chicken
* Baked Beans – adding hot dogs or sausage to give it a little something special.
* Potato Salad is always popular
* Cucumber Salad – to make yours stand out cut your cucumbers length wise, they will curl and flare.
* Chicken Ceasar Salad is a quick simple fix.
* Broccoli Salad with Bacon is always popular.
* Caprice Skewers – Cherry Tomatoes, Chunked Mozzarella, Fresh Basil Leaves, seasoned with oil, vinegar, sea salt and black pepper. A unique fare that is simple to make.
* And last but not least Deviled Eggs – always a crowd pleaser.

If you need a caterer or just a dish to take to that next gathering give Suzanne Smith at Food For Thought Catering a call – she will create the meal or dish to wow your friends and family!

Suzanne Smith * Food For Thought Catering * 303-425-5442

Suzanne.foodforthought@juno.com  * www.foodforthoughtcaterers.com


Today’s second speaker was Susan O’Kelley from Avanti Services in Golden, Colorado. Susan started her talk today with Roundabouts and roundabout etiquette as we are having more and more of these put in around Colorado. Roundabouts are supposed to make intersections safer and more efficient for all drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. The key to this being true is to number one know the etiquette and plan ahead.
Important Reminders for Driving through a Roundabout:
* Yield to the drivers already in the roundabout
* Stay in your lane – do not change lanes while in a roundabout
* Do not stop in a roundabout
* Avoid driving next to oversized vehicles
Types of Roundabouts:
Single Lane Roundabout Etiquette:
* Slow down as you approach the roundabout
* Look to your left as you near the entrance
* Yield to the current traffic in the roundabout
* When there is a gap in traffic enter the circle and proceed to your exit
* Use your turn signal for your exit
* Stay in your lane as you navigate the roundabout
Multi-Lane Roundabout Etiquette: All the same rules above apply here plus-
* Choose your lane prior to entering the roundabout
* To go to the right or straight – stay in the right hand lane
* To go to the left or straight – stay in the left hand lane

The second topic Susan wanted to go over with us was business insurance, with the amount of time, effort and money you have invested in your business – insurance is a very important part of protecting your investment. One uninsured event or lawsuit could wipe out everything you built. Consider these ways to protect your business:
General Liability – this protects against liability claims for bodily injury and property damage arising out of premises, operations, products and completed operation, advertising and personal injury liability.
Fire Legal Liability – If you are renting your office space this coverage will cover fire damage caused by negligence on the part of the insured.
Medical Payments – will pay medical expenses resulting from bodily injury caused by an accident without regard to your liability.

If you are looking for an insurance agent that can help you define your needs for your specific business or personal situation – give Susan O’Kelley and Avanti Services a call!

Susan O’Kelley * Avanti Services * 303-278-2278 * www.MyAvantiServices.com