Help with health plans

Mara Woloshin is pleased to announce a new affiliation. In addition to her full-service boutique agency Woloshin Communications Inc., Mara has expanded her ability to provide individuals 65 and under and 65 and over with advice, counsel and choice for affordable health care. In March, Mara became a licensed agent with HealthMarkets working out of the office in Tigard, Oregon. HealthMarkets, with a network of 180 nationally recognized carriers, offers a wide variety of plans, from individual … [Read more...]

Ready to set goals for success?

Laugh and Learn with... Mara Woloshin, MA, APR, Fellow Public Relations Society of America Ever since Mara presenting her keynote: Growing Up Goldberg in 2006, Mara (whose parents were really married six times on rollercoasters in 1938), has been reaching and interactively teaching audiences with gentle humor combined with “how-to” handouts and interactive exercises that participants can immediately take back and utilize in their workplace. An unusual trainer who develops lasting relationships … [Read more...]

New customer management program partners with family of companies, creates firewall against health care fraud, waste and abuse

April 11, 2016   New customer management program partners with family of companies, creates firewall against health care fraud, waste and abuse Last year AREScms officially offered Medicare and Medicaid technology software solutions to the health insurance industry. New partnerships now offer multiple compliance solutions and easy, intuitive use for health plans, brokers, FMOs and others.   Vancouver, Washington — Insurance brokers and general agents were the first and unexpected … [Read more...]

First Olga M. Haley Mentorship Award Honors Legendary Local Public Relations Practitioners

Patti Atkins, APR, Chuck Williams, APR, and Mara Woloshin, APR, Fellow PRSA to be honored at the 2014 Spotlight Awards ceremony on Oct. 16 in Portland Portland, Ore. – Patti Atkins, APR, Chuck Williams, APR, and Mara Woloshin, APR, Fellow PRSA will receive the first Olga M. Haley Mentorship Award, presented by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Portland Metro Chapter. Atkins, Williams, and Woloshin will be honored at the PRSA Spotlight Awards, held on Thursday, Oct. 16 from … [Read more...]

Meet the Portland man with an eye for eyeballs

Forty years ago, Kurtis Kirk was sitting in the passenger seat of his girlfriend’s car as they were driving along a road in Longview, Washington, oblivious to the danger ahead. Some guys in a white Chevy pickup truck apparently thought the couple was tailgating them. She swerved to avoid them and everyone stopped. Then the guys in the pickup jumped out and approached the car. “I said, ‘I’m not looking for trouble,’” Kirk recalled. “They opened the door and tried to drag me out. A guy … [Read more...]

Prescription veggies? CareOregon pilot program helps patients eat healthier food

Since everyone knows prescriptions are for medicine, Jamie Johnson was a little surprised when her doctor handed her one for something more basic: healthy food. “I thought she was joking,” said Johnson, a single mom who lives in Gresham. “Any little bit helps.” Johnson used her prescription, really a $15 voucher, on Friday at My Street Grocery’s trolley, which was parked at the Rockwood Community Health Center. CareOregon is piloting a six-week project called Food Rx at three Portland … [Read more...]

Summer Brings Exciting New Events to Woloshin Communications, Inc.

Portland, OR – July 7, 2014 - As the wet days of an Oregon spring drift into memory, Portlanders head outside to enjoy all that the city has to offer. At Woloshin Communications, public relations practitioners are meeting up with locals around the region to help build lasting relationships, promote healthy living, and open conversations around the health care industry. Some of their recent events have included a seminar revealing new research on drug addiction treatment therapies within the … [Read more...]

Meacham Manny Taiblum is living proof of Surviving then, surviving now

Meacham 'Manny' Taiblum, a former member of Southwest Portland's Congregation Neveh Shalom is the associate cantor at Congregation Shaarie Torah. He has spent his life in the service of others. Taiblum and his wife Sara Rosencranz settled in West Linn several years ago in hopes that the gentle climate would help her as she was in ill health. Unfortunately, Rosencranz suffered a stroke and has been in a coma since 2004. Still Taiblum, who has since moved back to Portland, visits her at … [Read more...]

Checklist for Presentations

Are you ready to present? Professionalism is a key part of presenting information to adult learners.  Here are some tips from our "Presentations Without Fear" workshop.  It may offer you some valuable tips to use right away. This training provides tools and techniques to help adult learners become comfortable during presentations while improving their organizational, formal and oral presentation skills. Here’s a tip sheet to get you started: Basic checklist for presentations ____ … [Read more...]

WCI Newsletter #1 – Communication best practices, book excerpts and talking with PR Mom

    Enjoy best communications practices for free A favorite website of mine is authentichappiness.org. The site features articles describing on-going behavioral research to many common situations, like those found in the workplace. This week, the “Positive Health Initiative” caught my eye. I’m hoping that this summary is the basis for a thoughtful discussion with those close to you. Supported by a $2.8 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, … [Read more...]