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Cats to be spayed by Save the Animals The Save the Animals Foundation is sponsoring a low-cost cat-spay day June 18 in Gloucester City.

Cats to be spayed by Save the Animals

The Save the Animals Foundation is sponsoring a low-cost cat-spay day June 18 in Gloucester City.

A veterinarian on the organization's mobile surgical unit will spay males or females for $55 per cat. Female spays include absorbable sutures. The charge includes rabies and distemper shots.

Ear tipping to identify feral cats who have been sterilized also is available.

Cats must be brought in a carrier.

An appointment in necessary. Call 856-218-8437 or 856-853-1847 for location and to reserve a time.

Virtua Health's Miller wins CEO award

Richard P. Miller, president and chief executive officer of Virtua Health, was named the 2008 Lean Six Sigma CEO of the year at the fourth annual Worldwide Conventions and Business Forums summit last month in Chicago.

The award is given to a leader who has achieved outstanding organizational advancement through the application of Lean and Six Sigma business models.

Miller was one of the first health-care leaders to adopt Six Sigma, a statistical problem-solving approach driven by patient expectations; and Lean, a process designed to drive rapid change and deliver quantifiable improvement in an organization through streamlining, as well as addressing potential safety issues.

Miller was chosen for the award by an independent panel of experts.

Backal and Rosenberg honored by Drexel

Jeff Backal and Merrick Rosenberg, cofounders of the Cherry Hill-based Team Builders Plus, were honored last month with Drexel University's Entrepreneurs of the Year Award at an Alumni Association awards reception.

The award recognizes the achievements of Drexel alumni who created a new business or venture, or expanded an existing business, through the use of their Drexel education, innovation and initiative.

Backal, of Voorhees, and Rosenberg, of Marlton, met in their Drexel MBA program and developed their business plan through their courses.

The partners founded Team Builders Plus in 1991 to create positive and productive work environments.

Camden cracks down on animal waste

It's time to swing those Pooper Scoopers into action in Camden.

An ordinance designed to crack down on pet owners who don't clean up after their charges went into effect this month in the city.

Under the ordinance, failing to clean up after a pet on public or private property carries a $25 fine. Code enforcement officers can fine animal owners and those who keep pets if waste is not removed "without delay."

Pennsauken group holds its first fund-raiser

The Pennsauken Neighbors Helping Neighbors plans to hold a golf outing Wednesday at the Pennsauken Country Club to raise money for residents in need.

The $150 cost includes greens fees, golf cart, lunch, dinner and prizes. Hole and corporate sponsorships are available.

Pennsauken Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a new nonprofit organization formed by Pennsauken citizens who want to help their neighbors. The golf tournament is its first fund-raiser and marks the beginning of its "Pitch In" campaign, which will rely on individual and business support to operate.

The organization will offer one-time grants for a specific need of up to $1,000 to those who qualify. Funds will be paid directly to the service provider.

The first grants are expected to be awarded in July or August.