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Companion care business celebrates new co-owner

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CNY/NNY/S. Tier: Companion care business celebrates new co-owner
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UTICA, N.Y. -- The Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce celebrated a new business partnership on Wednesday.

A ribbon cutting was held for Daughters for Hire, LLC on Wednesday to celebrate the addition of a new co-owner. Daughters for Hire began just over a year ago, and now has 19 employees.

The company provides non-medical companion care. The women help senior citizens with every day activities, including doctor's visits, grocery shopping, cleaning, and meal preparation.

"One of our close friends said to me early on, you do good work. Not meaning me, but our company, that we do good work. We're helping out seniors, it's one of those jobs where we get a good feeling each and every day," said Kathleen Rutishauser, co-owner of Daughters for Hire.

"By working with the senior population the way that we do, we are actually helping them remain independent. So the services that we provide to them, help them to be stronger, healthier and go out to live very active lives. And we're thrilled to be able to do that," said Denise Flihan, the new co-owner for Daughters for Hire.

The company's mission is to fill in the cracks when family and friends can't be there. Daughters for Hire offers services for senior citizens in Oneida County and Herkimer County.

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