Small Business Association hosts wellness panel

The Comox Valley Small Business Association, now in its 16th year in the Valley, hosts its monthly meeting on Thursday, April 3.

In lieu of the monthly keynote speaker, the meeting will feature a panel of health and wellness professionals who will share information and answer questions around the discussion topic, Coping With Stress To Minimize Illness and Take Control of Your Health.

“Five out of every six visits to a doctor are stress-related," says Larry Summers, owner of On The Wing Health and past-president for the SBA. "Physical stress is a major contributor to mental stress and vice versa. In this presentation we will be presenting some of the complementary health treatments that are available to help individuals relieve those stressors, with all of the complementary modalities truly complementing care through the regular medical system.”

“Educating yourself on your medical situation can help you to discover the root cause of your 'dis-ease.' Empowering yourself this way is part of taking responsibility for your illness and leads towards the path of healing,” says Sean Murphy, owner of Valley Healing Massage and one of the panelists.

Other panelists include Sarah Brune, owner of Inner Harmony Healing Bach Flower Remedies; Maureen Glowasky, Grace Cosmetics & Aloe; and Elva Murdoch, owner of Reflexology by Elva.

The meeting starts at 6 p.m. at the Filberg Centre, lower level Evergreen Room. Entrepreneurs, including home-based businesses, are welcome to attend. There is no cost to attend, but a donation of a non-perishable food for the Comox Valley Food Bank is appreciated.

Door prizes are welcomed as an additional way to expose businesses.

The SBA meets on the first Thursday of each month from September to June. December and July are social events. The group also hosts an informal social on the third Wednesday of the month at the Chalk Lounge (Best Western lobby) from 5—7 p.m. This is a casual networking event so members and guest entrepreneurs can become better acquainted.

There are a variety of marketing opportunities for members — from speaking and/or networking at  regular meetings.

The website and Facebook page accepts member posts.

Members can also gain visibility through sponsorships and participation on committees, the board and in fun events such as the Canada Day parade.

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