Public Invited To Shakopee Pow Wow

WCCO | CBS Minnesota

SHAKOPEE, Minn. (AP) — Dancers from across the country will compete at an annual pow wow in Shakopee.

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community will hold the event Aug. 15-17 on its reservation.

The pow wow is known by the Dakota word “Wacipi”, which translates to “they dance.”

Nearly 1,000 dancers will compete in various categories. Youth royalty from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community also will dance at the Wacipi. The young people were chosen to represent their community and the Dakota culture at a pow wow earlier this year.

The public is invited. Wacipi buttons will be available for $5 at the gate.

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Innovative Home Help Services

Premium concierge services give you back precious time to spend with family and friends  – we can be our hands and feet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

A well connected local concierge company can offer a virtually unlimited list of capabilities because of their vast resources. Within most concierge company are hard working and talented consultants who are experts at matching up domestic employers with trained qualified butlers, nannies, house managers, housekeepers, maids, errand runners and tutors.  “Our services surpass traditional domestic placement processes – we take our “match up” process further – with personal connections. Each prospective employee that we refer to you is committed to helping your family with your personal lifestyle” – said, Roseline Shelstad of DeMaric Concierge Services on Bloomington, Minnesota.

Little background about the industry:

Most clients and applicants go through a concierge agency because, they’re usually not sure where to connect – except for online sites that could take much time, energy and sometimes not very good result. Making sure you work with a local and agency with personal connections to applicants.

Anne is intelligent, resourceful and loyal. Mary is hard working, speaks spanish and has worked as a professional nanny. Peter is a “Manny” and has worked with few families opened to hiring a guy to care for their children – he’s outgoing, likes biking, plays guitar and even cook. A family would be lucky to have any of these people in their home – cleaning, running errands, grocery shopping, helping the kids with home work, doing laundry and even taking the kids out to activities. But most family don’t even know these people exist. That’s where DeMaric Concierge Service comes in – the company helps busy families, seniors and anyone needing a hand or two to find reliable domestic help. Their process includes: screening, interviewing, conducting background search for – driving, ss#, drug, crime, education, experience, etc. The company also provides training for domestic helper, tailored to each family’s need.

Like their employment applicants, the company screens each family as well to verify information about their identity and verify references for screening; of these are done to ensure everyone’s safety.

The next time your family is looking into hiring or not sure if domestic employment is for you, call DeMaric Concierge at 952-290-0607 or email them at . The companyl select several prescreened candidates who meet many families domestic help criteria to send for interviews.

Call DeMaric Concierge 24/7 with your request or email letting them know your need and they’ll setup a profile meeting to explore your options together. In the mean time, please take some time to review the information below prior to making a decision about the level of service you would require from a nanny:

Parents are also encouraged to carefully consider which nanny care model suits them best when searching for a nanny. There are three main models of nanny care. These include custodial care, coordinated care and surrogate care.  All models provide valued contributions to the family and support the parents as they raise their children.

 In the custodial care model, the nanny’s role is limited to meeting the children’s physical and emotional needs during their parents’ absence. In this model, the parents manage the children’s day by providing the nanny with specific guidance. A nanny who provides custodial care will not have input into the child’s scheduling or activities and does not have a voice regarding childrearing practices or parenting philosophies.

In the coordinated model of nanny care the nanny’s role is to be a team player in raising the children. Nannies who engage in the coordinated model of care are viewed as true parenting partners. Nannies in this model have a voice when it comes to childrearing practices and parenting philosophies. Their input is not only sought, but highly valued by the parents. These nannies tend to be full charge nannies who are given the freedom to make the day to day decisions regarding the children’s activities and outings.

In the surrogate model of nanny care, the nanny’s role is to be the primary caregiver for the children. In this model of nanny care, the nanny may have limited interaction with her employers and may be left to make many deci­sions for the children in her care. Nannies who engage in the surrogate model of care may work for parents who travel extensively and require a guardian type of caregiver while they are away from the home.





Twin Cities Rank High For Well-Being

What a beautiful, and wonderful place to call home. Minneapolis, and the twin cities metro areas aren’t just known for lakes, the cities are filled with caring and healthy living concious individuals who care about their communities. Minnesota as a whole, gives you fresh breath of air; it’s definitely a place to quickly feel at home in, and what a wonderful place to raise kids – without worrying too much about high crime rates, pollution, and a hard to get into decent school. Most people in Minnesota are NICE for real – ask the newcomers:)

WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Twin Cities residents have innumerable reasons to feel good about where they live, but it’s nice to lay them out in numbers anyway. According to a list of rankings from Gallup and Healthways, the metro area ranks just outside of the top 10 among the country’s top cities for overall well-being.

The list was created with information gathered from interviews with more than half a million people, and looked at factors like job satisfaction, health care, physical fitness, and an overall sense of safety and security.

The Twin Cities ranked 13th on the list of cities reflecting a strong sense of well-being. That list was topped by Provo-Orem, Utah. Boulder, Colo. and Fort Collins-Loveland, Colo. were the runners-up.

Duluth ranked 64th on the list.

As for the cities that scored the worst, the Huntington-Ashland area of West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio was at the very bottom of…

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Concierge Services do not mean: "keeper of the keys at public buildings, especially hotels"

Concierge for families and busy professionals: Our concierge services give you back precious time to spend with family and friends by being your hands and feet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Concierge for employers: Concierge services to ensure your employees can find reliable household help easier and faster. By offering access to 24/7 child care, senior help, house cleaning, chores and errand services your employees can become fully engaged in your business, freeing them from personal distractions.
DeMaric Concierge currently provides caregiver, household services, and small business assistance for many families and businesses in the metro area. Specifically, but not limited to:
  • Housekeeping and Maid Concierge Services: House cleaning, laundry, chores, grocery shopping, food preparation, new-mom help, mother’s helper, etc.
  • Home Maker/ Chore Concierge Services for seniors: Helping the elderly or disabled by being a source of non-medical services. Providing services such as chores in the home, cleaning, meal preparation, errands, housekeeping, grocery shopping, washing windows and floors, snow removal, mowing lawns, check-ins, travel companions, pre-screened senior medical home care referrals, etc. All services can be tailored to each individual’s needs. Nothing is too big or small; nor does it have to be complicated. We can help on a short term basis or ongoing.
  • Personal Concierge: We’ll run your errands, coordinate live-in nanny or short term babysitting, house or pet sitting, grocery shopping, gift shopping, dry cleaning pickup and drop off, etc.
  • Event Planning Concierge: Wedding or event planning; we also provide linen rental and event decoration. Please stop by our show room to see our vast selection of linen.
  • Small Business Concierge: Completing and filing business forms, running business errands, bookkeeping, grant writing, business proposals, organizing a grand opening, and more…
Please note that we offer many services that fall under the categories listed above. Please ask if you need a service that isn’t listed. We can handle almost any legal request.

Seniors Concierge services in the twin cities metro areas

Senior Concierge Services: running errands such as – nails and hair salons, laundry, housekeeping, companion, grocery shopping, meal preparation, doctor’s appointments, etc. around the twin cities metro areas. We primarily serve: Bloomington, Edina, Eden Prairie, Shakopee, Wayzata, Minnetonka, Plymouth, St Louis Park, Hopkins, Minneapolis, Richfield, etc.
helping seniors with errands

 Non-medical, premium services to help simplify the lives of seniors and their families. Our senior concierge services help seniors live an independent and dignified retirement. All over the Twin Cities, there are many other service provider catering to the needs of seniors and families – non of these services compares to the personalized, family-like operations that DeMaric Concierge Services delivers to seniors needing help with errands, housekeeping, grocery shopping, organizing, meal preparation, escorts to doctor’s appointments, chores, etc.

Fall Housekeeping & Laundry Special

If you’re looking for reliable housekeeping services for your home – call to inquire about fall housekeeping special. You’re guarantee the same person each time. Our Maids use only Mrs Meyers products, if you don’t provide your own. We have been known to jump in and clean the same day – if a client really needs help during our assessment – this is especially true for our senior clients.

Private Pay Independent Caregivers for your Elderly relative

At DeMaric Concierge Services, we pride ourselves in being resourceful; we track down, interview, screen and refer the best caregivers in the twin cities. All of our referrals go through a strict guideline – first, passing our rigorous background checks and in-home evaluation; we then verify all references, qualification, car/insurance inspection and one year experience working with an elder in the home.
Our staff are no nonsense recruiters – we do this, because we know the stress associated with hiring a strange person into your home.