If you have a skeleton, you can learn to play the piano.  The secret to playing the piano beautifully and feeling energized at the same time comes from body alignment.  Come hear some practical tips on posture that apply not only to playing the piano, but to everyday life. 

Piano teacher, Mary Walby, founded Discovery Music Academy, LLC in 2011.  A commitment to excellence and a strong technical foundation are the cornerstones for having fun at the piano.  They offer piano lessons to ages 7 and up, beginner through intermediate.  For more information visit www.DiscoverMusicAcademy.com or call today for an introductory lesson: (360) 527-9626.

When: Thursday, October 23, 2014 – 12:00pm – 1:15pm
Where: WWN weekly lunch meeting
Presenter: Mary Walby, Discover Music Academy

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Find out the “order of operations” for buying real estate in today’s market and why it pays to hire a Realtor. When you need financial & tax law advice, you use the services of a Certified Public Accountant. If you need a hair cut, you go to a licensed hair stylist; for a massage, to a licensed massage therapist. When you need to buy or sell real estate, consult a licensed Realtor.

Julie Carpenter has been helping people build financial and personal success through real estate ownership since 1995. She is President of Julie Carpenter Real Estate Inc. and does business as a Realtor & licensed broker with RE/MAX Whatcom County Inc. in Bellingham.

When: Thursday, October 16, 2014 – 12:00pm – 1:15pm
Where: WWN weekly lunch meeting
Presenter: Julie Carpenter, RE/MAX

 

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What is art? Is it just replicating what we see or is is something more? Why is art important to human beings? What does it give us? This is my art and this is why it’s important to me. I will share my portfolio with the group as well.

123 Fine arts : 1. Original art work by yours truly. 2. Prints of my work 3. Commissions. Gallery shows and online sales.

When: Thursday, October 2, 2014 – 12:00pm – 1:15pm
Where: WWN weekly lunch meeting
Presenter: Rhiannon Rosenbaum, 123 Fine arts

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The World Health Organization(WHO) and the National Institutes of Health(NIH) have recognized over 40+ conditions that acupuncture is effective in treating.  I will discuss how all can benefit from acupuncture even if you have no pain or other primary complaint.  Acupuncture can increase your vitality and help you be the best version of you.

Amber Kreiger, L.Ac. is now seeing patients at Murry Chiropractic & Associates, 412 Girard St. Bellingham, WA 98225.  Call to set up an appointment or a free consultation at (360)734-9525.

When: Thursday, September 25, 2014 – 12:00pm – 1:15pm
Where: WWN weekly lunch meeting
Presenter: Amber Kreiger, L.Ac., Murry Chiropractics & Associates
Member | General, Meeting Speakers | September 24, 2014| Comments Off

While balancing my checkbook is something I learned 3 times before graduating high school, not once was I educated about credit.  This enlightening talk today will go over the fundamentals of credit and how to improve your credit score quickly.  With an animated instructor and some fun visual aids, this is a talk not to be missed!!

Security First Mortgage Inc. is a locally owned and operated company in Whatcom County since 1986, and Danielle has been with them since 2005.  Our mission is simple – offer a broad range of programs, money saving options and personalized service.  We want to provide the needed information and tools to educate and empower our customers.  We are committed to caring for our neighbors and making a positive difference in our community.

When: Thursday, September 18, 2014 – 12:00pm – 1:15pm
Where: WWN weekly lunch meeting
Presenter: Danielle Rosellison, Security First Mortgage

Member | General, Meeting Speakers | September 17, 2014| Comments Off

Through the course of our lives, the connective tissue in our bodies, called fascia, gradually shortens, tightens, and adjusts to accommodate misalignments that we get from injuries or just our day to day life. These misalignnments can cause pain and discomfort. SI provides relief. It improves posture and alignment. When a body is aligned, it requires less energy to function; better posture becomes natural and effortless; and you breathe better—one of the foundational functions of our body and one that has a profound impact on our well-being. Through SI’s systematic method of touch, the body nears a more structurally optimal position. This treatment layers, lengthens and realigns the fascia. As a result, your muscles are able to move more efficiently. This leads to physical, emotional and psychological changes.

Come here Brooke Andrews, LMP from Veritas Massage Studio talk about Structural Integration and it’s many transformative benefits

When: Thursday, September 11, 2014 – 12:00pm – 1:15pm
Where: WWN weekly lunch meeting
Presenter: Brooke Andrews, Veritas Massage Studio

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Functional movements are movements based on real-world situations,  every day life.  Most of the time we don’t think about how we move in any given situation – picking up our groceries, laundry, going down the stairs, cutting vegetables – we just do it.

With increased awareness and the right technique, we elevate our movements from inefficient with a high potential for injury to moving with ease and strength.

​At ​LiveFit​ we take  ​a holistic approach to health that combines functional fitness – having the strength to carry your groceries or participate​ in your favorite sport  – with the nutritional know-how to fuel your life.  Whether you want to jump start your workout by trying something new or just want to ​feel better through fitness and clean eating, LiveFit can help.
  
When: Thursday, September 4, 2014 – 12:00pm – 1:15pm
Where: WWN weekly lunch meeting
Presenter: Shasonta Delmage, LiveFit
Member | General, Meeting Speakers | September 3, 2014| Comments Off

From time to time WWN members tell their personal stories of how they chose their careers and developed their businesses. This week Sara Geballe of Memoir Crafters will share her professional journey which includes growing up in the Bronx, living in France, earning a Masters degree in Genetics, learning American Sign Language, editing a newspaper, and much more. She’ll explain about how her twin passions for writing and communicating are the common threads that have guided her along her path – which has not always been a straight line – and led her to creating Memoir Crafters.

Memoir Crafters
Every life is worth preserving for loved ones and future generations. Many people plan to write their memoirs, but find it hard to carve out the necessary time, or find it’s a much bigger job than they anticipated. Sadly, many stories never get written and are lost. As a personal historian, Sara Geballe of Memoir Crafters handles all the daunting and overwhelming aspects of writing your story. Clients simply sit down and engage in a series of conversations with her. From those recorded interviews Sara composes a first person manuscript using the client’s own words. Add to that manuscript the cherished photographs that make a the story jump off the page become transformed into a lovely, heirloom-quality book.

When: Thursday, July 31, 2014 – 12:00pm – 1:15pm
Where: WWN weekly lunch meeting
Presenter: Sara Geballe, Memoir Crafters

Member | General, Meeting Speakers | July 30, 2014| Comments Off
Pain is by far the most common symptom we see in practice. The majority of patients that come to us because of pain.  But what is pain and more importantly what can we do to make it less….painful?  We’ll take a quick look at the physiological basis of pain and simple things we can do to minimize its effects and intensity without pharmacological intervention.
“It is OUR MISSION to bring the injured back to wellness, and to educate patients about natural healthcare.” – Theresa Murry, D.C. and owner of Murry Chiropractic and Associates.
Located in the heart of downtown Bellingham, Wash., one block north of City Hall. Free parking for our patients.
With our combined years of expertise and dedication, Murry Chiropractic provides you with safe, evidence-based and effective treatment. Whether you were in an auto accident, injured at work, are a weekend sports enthusiast or want to maintain your level of wellness, our team of Chiropractors and Acupuncturists will work together to get you out of pain and back on track.
When: Thursday, July 17, 2014 – 12:00pm – 1:15pm
Where: WWN weekly lunch meeting, On Rice, Fairhaven
Presenter: Dr Dylan Semu, Murry Chiropractic and Associates
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Self-employed individuals often struggle with knowing what can and cannot be deducted on their tax return to pay the minimum legal & ethical amount in tax.  Cell phone, home internet, home office expenses, new computer, car use, medical insurance, and more.  Learn the most common small business deductions to help you keep more of the money you earn.

Thrive Business Group  is a Bellingham CPA firm devoted to helping small business and individuals throughout the Bellingham area experience financial success by providing professional accounting and tax services at reasonable rates.

We plan for the future of our small business clients by offering tax planning strategies that will save you money and increase your bottom line. With Thrive Business Group on your side, you’ll have more time to run your business while leaving your accounting, bookkeeping and tax concerns to us. As your trusted financial advisor, Thrive Business Group will also assist in making important financial decisions for the success of your small business.

Our commitment to personal service keeps our clients coming back! Request a FREE initial consultation or call 360-746-8738 today to find out how we can help you.

When: Thursday, July 3, 2014 – 12:00pm – 1:15pm
Where: WWN weekly lunch meeting
Presenter: B. Siobhan Q. Murphy, CPA, CMA, CFM, MBA, Thrive Business Group

Member | General | July 2, 2014| Comments Off

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