-Nicholas/Tobin &Associates in New Milford has announced the addition of Sherry Creighton to its team.

Ms. Creighton comes to Nicholas/Tobin with 10 years' experience in the insurance and mortgage industries.

The New Milford native has two children.

For more information, call Ms. Creighton at the 111 Danbury Road (Route 7) office at 860-354-4464, extension 717.

-For the second consecutive year, YardApes, Inc. in New Milford has been selected for the 2010 Best of New Milford Award in the landscaping category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The Best of Local Business Award program recognizes outstanding businesses throughout the country.

Each year, the USCA identifies companies they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category.

These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to customers and the community.

Nationwide, only one in 70, or 1.4 percent, 2010 Award recipients have qualified as two-time award winners.

-Joe's Salon in New Milford recently sent stylists Aanna Rasmussen of New Milford, Megan Turner of New Milford, Courtney Beote of Brookfield and Victoria Vetrano of Patterson, N.Y., and salon coordinator Alyssa Voytek of New Milford to Rocky Hill to attend a training session for the Look Good... Feel Better program.

The women observed their first program session at New Milford Hospital May 24.

Look Good... Feel Better is a free national public service program, supported by the American Cancer Society, the National Cosmetology Association and the Personal Care Products Council Foundation.

In other Joe's news, staff recently attended the Best of Bumble leadership conference at the House of Bumble in New York City, at which the nation's top Bumble and Bumble salons talked about the new normal, industry trends.