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  • June 14, 2020 5:48 PM | Cathie Izor (Administrator)

    Soroptomist International of North Valley - Garden Tour

    The 17th annual garden tour will be held virtually through Aug. 31. See eight diverse gardens, ranging in style from local pollinator and country gardens to the formal Shakespeare Garden at Hanley Farm. A donation of $10 is recommended. Proceeds will go to support Soroptomist International of North Valley’s "Live Your Dream" Award program, which provides education grants for women. To access the tour, see

  • March 27, 2020 12:00 PM | Cathie Izor (Administrator)

    SOU SBDC is open to assist your business in coping with the difficult economic conditions today. They are open virtually. The office is closed to walk-in traffic due to social distancing rules in effect. The advisers are available to meet by arrangement through video conference meetings, or over the phone.

    The advising program is fully funded, so the advising services remain available to you with no costs attached.

    Please contact Linda to make arrangements for advising. She can be reached by mailing to: or calling: 541.552.8300.

    Current Services Available at the SOU SBDC

    Advising Services:

    • Strategic planning to cope with COVID-19 impacts
    • Access to capital - regular financing and Disaster Assistance
    • Personnel and HR issues
    • Business continuity strategies
    • Marketing strategies

    Regular advising appointments will remain as currently scheduled.

  • March 26, 2020 8:51 PM | Cathie Izor (Administrator)

    They're called "essential workers" but that doesn't even approach what many of our friends and neighbors (maybe you, too!) are doing when they keep working to help us get through this crisis. Whether it's health care workers, first responders, pharmacy employees, grocery store clerks, and many more, THANK YOU. We need you and appreciate you.

    Check out this video that only partly expresses our gratitude for our essential heroes:

    Everyone else - wash your hands, stay home as much as you can, and save lives.

  • March 25, 2020 8:00 PM | Cathie Izor (Administrator)

    The Mar. 24 Success Circle went virtual on the Zoom platform and went very well. The participants felt a real connection through our discussion, gained some good ideas and are keeping in touch afterwards.

    The next Success Circle is scheduled for May 19. Keep watching for announcements about it.

  • January 09, 2020 11:26 AM | Danielle Seay

    Do you need to create content for your business?
    Do you need some help learning what to post and how?
    Do you need to be shut in a room away from distractions so you can actually write and post?

    This is that help, and this is that room!

    You'll begin this day-long event by learning what to publish to help get the word out about your business, as well as technical support for creating and scheduling content.
    Next you'll collaborate with other business owners to get inspiration and ideas of what to write about.
    Finally, you'll be provided with time (and snacks!) to create content while getting support and feedback.

    You'll come away with content ready to schedule as well as a system in place to create and publish content on a monthly basis. No more scrambling, stressing, or neglecting!

    Your ticket includes:
    -access to a private Facebook group for ongoing support
    -co-working space for the working portion
    -discounted tickets to future events

  • September 12, 2019 3:58 PM | Anonymous

    An estimated 75% to 90 % of all doctor visits are for stress-related issues! Stress, in it's many forms, takes a heavy toll on our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.

    Attend this relaxed and experiential workshop where you'll learn and experience self-hypnosis methods which quickly restore balance and inner calm. 

    We'll explore several easy and effective techniques - a hypno-buffet of sorts! You'll experience different techniques and be able to select ones which are perfect for you!

    September 24
    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    Woolworth Building
    2nd Floor Conference Room

    Registration is's the link:

    And on Facebook at

    Hope you'll join the fun!

    As always...if you have questions, be sure to ask them.

    Suzy Day, CCHt, LC, MBWP
    DayLight Awakenings
    541-230-9108 / 425-760-2797 text
    Clinical & Spiritual Hypnosis / Coaching the Subconscious Mind

  • 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

    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!!

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