By BECKY HARRIS
Log Cabin Staff Writer
Closets cluttered with old files?
Running out of room in the drawers in your desk?
It’s time to clear out those really old bank statements and tax files.
In fact, according to the Internal Revenue Service, they won’t come looking for anything from the year 2003 and older.
If you are ready to get a move on with this project after the New Year, Joey Rivers has a solution for you.
Rivers is the manager of Profiles Production, a recycling enterprise on Jim’s Lane. (Jim’s Lane intersects Oak Street near Rideout Lumber.)
His team provides confidential document destruction and recycling for individuals and businesses of any size.
Profiles Productions is an enterprise of Independent Living Services that provides jobs for 55 persons with disabilities.
"We are careful about handling other people’s business," Rivers said, "and our men and women love to work. They especially like that check they get every two weeks."
Michelle Phillips, a Certified Public Accountant and a new customer of Profiles Production, said she encourages her clients to discard documents in a safe way.
"Instead of just throwing things away, using an agency like Profiles helps prevent identity theft," Phillips said.
"While sorting through records preparing for this tax season, it would be a good time to discard old papers, especially those that are just taking up space that could be used for other things," she said.
Once documents enter the Profiles Productions warehouse, they are placed in locked containers until it’s time for them to be shredded.
"Our rates are reasonable," Rivers said, "and we can arrange for in-town pickup.
"It’s a great service, and it’s a good job for our folks."
Rivers is energized thinking about ILS’s purchase of the Adult Education Center from the Conway School District.
"It will be an awesome place for us," Rivers said. "We’ll be able to work under one roof, rain or shine, and our employees will be close to their friends and other services, including classes, transportation and lunch. Really awesome."
For more information, contact Rivers at 501-328-5019.
(Becky Harris can be reached at 505-1234 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.)