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McKenzie Lain Nominated for the National Young Retailer Award

McKenzie Lain of Watters Garden Center has been nominated for the prestigious Green Profit/The Garden Center Group Young Retailer Award 2024. This esteemed award recognizes outstanding young professionals under 35 who have significantly contributed to the garden retail industry.

Lain's nomination highlights her dedication to innovation, customer service, and community engagement. She consistently demonstrated a passion for horticulture, fostering a welcoming environment for new and experienced gardeners at Watters Garden Center.

."McKenzie's nomination is a testament to her hard work and commitment to excellence," said Ken Lain, Watters owner. "We are incredibly proud of her accomplishments and positive impact on our Watters Garden Center and the horticulture industry in Arizona and the rest of the country.”As a nominee, Lain will be featured in an issue of Green Profit magazine, attend the Cultivate'24 industry event in Columbus, Ohio, and participate in a special dinner with top industry leaders.

"We are thrilled to see McKenzie recognized for her outstanding contributions to the garden retail industry," said Sid Raisch, Horticulture Advantage. "Her passion and dedication inspire us all.The Green Profit/The Garden Center Group Young Retailer Award is a testament to the horticulture industry's bright future, recognizing the next generation of leaders who are shaping the future of garden retail.”

About Watters Garden Center

Watters Garden Center is a leading garden center dedicated to providing the community with high-quality plants and gardening supplies to gardeners in Prescott, AZ. Committed to fostering a love of gardening and creating a welcoming environment for all who share our passion for plants.



Healthcare Careers on Display at YC’s Prescott Valley Open House

Explore Nursing Assistant, Radiology & Medical Technician careers at July 10 event


Prescott, Arizona (June 26, 2024) – The Healthcare sector is expanding – locally, regionally and nationally. Technological advances, combined with the needs of an aging population, have turned Nursing, Radiology and related Healthcare trades into lucrative career fields for those yearning to make a difference. Yavapai College invites you to imagine your future in Healthcare, on Wednesday, July 10, when YC’s Prescott Valley Center holds its Open House, at 3800 North Glassford Hill Road, from 3 – 5 p.m.

Yavapai College’s Prescott Valley Center – north of SR69 and just west of the public library on Glassford Hill Road – has become the county hub for Healthcare careers and vocational training. On Wednesday, July 10, the Center opens its doors for hands-on learning with YC’s expert faculty in a variety of Healthcare education and training programs, including:

  • Assisted Living Facility Caregiver Certificate         
  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Medical Assistant AAS or Certificate
  • Medical Office Assistant Certificate 
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
  • Phlebotomy Technician Certificate 
  • Radiologic Technology AAS
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) post-primary certificate 
  • In addition to touring the Prescott Valley Center and sampling possible career fields, visitors can explore resources to help them embark on their healthcare education, including:
  • Meeting and speaking with YC experts who can help you get started  
  • Learning about scholarships and financial aid
  • Submitting a free admission application
  • And more!
  • Refreshments will be served, and prizes will be available, including a Chrome Book, Amazon gift cards and more.

The Open House will be held at Yavapai College’s Prescott Valley Center, 3800 North Glassford Hill Road, Prescott Valley, 86314, from 3 to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Pre-registration, though not required, is strongly encouraged. Visit www.yc.edu/openhouse for more information and to register.


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