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  • August 22, 2019 9:16 AM | Anonymous

    Join us for Southern Oregon's Premier Body-Mind-Spirit event this October!

    Conscious Living Fair

    Ancient Wisdom, New Technology for Body, Mind & Spirit

    Saturday, October 26th 2019


    Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites

    Grand Ballroom

    $5 at the door

    children 16 and under free with a parent

    BOOTHS for general public are $225, and just $150 for WESO & Medford/Ashland Chamber Members.  There is no discount option on the website so to get the discount, register on the website, and pay $150 via paypal separately to

    Join us for a high-end holistic fair celebrating our conscious community! $5 gets you in the door to receive all the presentations throughout the day. Then visit vendors, practitioners & speakers from various healing/inspiring modalities, and get pampered! Services are very affordable~$15-$20 generally for mini-sessions in bodywork, counseling & spiritual treatments. We gather to support each other and attendees in nurturing Body, Mind & Spirit. Together we are creating a delightful spa-like atmosphere of mutual support & inspiration!

    ***Please note Fair products & services are not meant to replace competent medical advice, but to be complementary additions to medical care.

    Some of the vendors/practitioners to include:

    Massage, reflexology, naturopathy & chiropractic, physical therapy, aromatherapy oils, ayurvedic practitioners, nutritional products & coaches, spa facials & skin care, acupuncture, licensed counselors, inspiring books & gifts, prosperity & life coaches, intuitive readers, personal trainers & organizers, spiritual practitioners & congregations, and more......

  • July 31, 2019 1:19 PM | Cory Westby Loos

    I’m blessed to be a speaker at Denise Linn’s Ancient Secrets, Present Alchemy Conference in Sacramento on October 19-20, 2019.  Would love to see you there!

    August 15th is the last day for early bird registration at


    Cory Westby Loos

  • July 24, 2019 8:54 PM | Gloria Thomas de Haas (Administrator)

    Our Second Sunday Social at Lady Geneva Celebrates “The Spirit of ’45 Day” and honors the achievements of The Greatest Generation.

    What is The Spirit of ’45 Day?

    The second Sunday in August was officially designated by Congress in 2010 as “Spirit of ’45 Day” This year marks the 74th anniversary of the end of WWII and the greatest day when President Harry S. Truman announced the end of the war on August 14, 1945. Portion of the proceeds will be donated to to support the “Rosie The Riveter Memorial Rose Gardens”.

    Event Details:

    • Enjoy music of the era including songs from our 1924 Wurlitzer Player Piano.
    • Live entertainment by J.L. Stevens
    • Sparkling cocktails
    • Herbal teas and scrumptious treats including tea sandwiches, scones, pastries and more.

    Date: Sunday August 11, 2019

    Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

    Attire: Have fun and dress up in 1940’s style!

    Location: Event will be held inside the historic Buhrman House, site of Lady Geneva Bed & Breakfast.

    Cost: Tickets are $35PP and must be purchased prior to the event. Space is limited. Don’t delay as our last Sunday Social sold out.

    * Eventbrite charges a service processing fee. This is NOT a sales tax.

    Prepare to be transported to 1945!

  • June 26, 2019 10:00 PM | Gloria Thomas de Haas (Administrator)

    Lady Geneva Bed and Breakfast will be hosting our first Sunday Social on the second Sunday of July. This first Social will be in honor of Bastille Day.

    Come join us on July 14th, as Chef Alexandra Hannah, from Ashland Gourmet Catering, prepares a French Inspired menu for Brunch.

    Two seatings are available: 10:00am and 1:00pm. Tickets are only $35.00 and include a welcome cocktail upon arrival. You will be able to enjoy a tour of the Lady Geneva Bed and Breakfast and at you table a Mimosa. Bottomless Mimosas are available for purchase as well.

    Click on the link:  or go to our website: to purchase tickets through Eventbrite.

    Space is limited so don't Delay!!

  • April 04, 2019 3:54 PM | Diahana Barnes

    It was a January afternoon in 2018, I was sitting on the couch, birds chirping, sun shining, and I was deep in thought. iPad on my lap, dog at my side snoozing, and I was contemplating what to do. I had basically no discovery calls on the calendar and I’d exhausted all options.

    I knew I couldn’t post yet another post, or send another email to my very small list. I needed to meet new people. Set up new calls. But how?

    Then I got this niggling in the back of my mind. I’d had this same niggling before, but ignored it. Now, it was back,whispering in my ear...”LinkedIn”. “Use LinkedIn”

    My gremlin mind started making excuses...”You can’t use LinkedIn”. “LinkedIn is for corporate, ideal clients aren’t on LinkedIn”

    Truth was, I was terrified. Terrified of coming across as sales-y and pushy. Terrified of reaching out to strangers.

    But I knew one thing: I needed to book some calls, fast.

    And I knew if I could get past my fear, that my intuition would be right, and I’d get them from LinkedIn. When I was in corporate, leading a $40M sales team and training hundred of sales reps, we started with relationship building. We had a simple process that worked over and over.

    I knew there had to be a way to recreate this that I could repeat with the same results.

    I went through the big mistakes I and wrote down what to AVOID.

    I thought about the mindset strategies that worked to remove the FEAR

    I went back to what I KNEW worked in how to get calls.

    I wrote everything down and created a system. Then I followed it and was blown away by my results. I was easily booking 3-5 calls with amazing potential clients. I built relationships, I got referrals.

    I put it all in what is now my, “Heart-Centered Networking on LinkedIn” workshop. I pulled it all together and actually booked 7 call for the following week in less than 1 hour because that was all the time I had that day. I proved it works.

    Are you lacking consistency in your business? Are you ready to make heart-centered connections that can lead to sales, new relationships and referrals?

    In this live workshop I’ll be revealing...

    >>The #1 Thing that is holding you back in your business
    >>My 3-Part Sales Formula for Attracting Clients & Consistency
    >>How to Book Calls with Ideal Clients using a Heart-Centered Model (3 Core Steps) on LinkedIn to have fun, fulfilling your mission, while you dance in your Divine Mojo! Confident & clear in a way that attracts clients and makes money

    Space is limited to 20 people. Register today!

    This is the secret to getting 3, 5, or even 7 calls next week. It's worked for me every time.

  • February 15, 2019 12:26 PM | Cathie Izor (Administrator)

    Here's another excellent article on WESO in the Medford Chamber Business Review:

  • February 12, 2019 2:31 PM | Cathie Izor (Administrator)

    We have wonderful coverage on us here:

    Go to the article on pp. 26-28 in this issue.

    Lots of information, photos, etc.

  • February 07, 2019 12:25 PM | Joyce Crain

    Hi, don't miss out on the business spotlight opportunities at our dinner meetings. 

    The spots available next calendar year are October, November, December and

    2020 Jan, Feb, Apr, May, June.

    It is $20.00 for 10 minute spot  to speak at 6:50p  before our speaker and you get a table to display your business.

    Just email me at to reserve a month and pay on line in Misc payments the month before to be on the website. 

  • January 11, 2019 4:29 PM | Joyce Crain

    Hello, last night at the meeting we filled the April 2019 spot. So, we have May and June this calendar year and starting after September 2019 networking kick off meeting: Oct, Nov, Dec are available. 

    2020 Jan, Feb Apr, May and June just let me know what month you want and I'll reserve for you. Go on line to Misc payments and pay your $20 for the 10 minute spot. You also get a table to display your business and can put something to advertise at each place setting at the dinner. 

    Looking forward to this year.

    Joyce Crain, VP

  • January 10, 2019 8:19 AM | Joyce Crain

    We have a business spotlight at each dinner meeting. I have April, May and June left for our current year 2019. The cost is $20.00 for 10 minutes. You get your own 6 ft table to display your business, you can put items on each place setting to advertise, and you speak for 10 minutes before the educational speaker. Contact me to reserve the month you want then go online to Misc payments and pay your $10 to reserve your spot. Your business is advertised on the website and the emails that go out to hundreds of members and past members.

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