Natural Awakenings Inland Northwest is celebrating its one-year anniversary with a reception on November 16 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Lotus in Spokane. In addition, there will be an information session on a newly established Holistic Chamber of Commerce (HCC) networking group that is set to begin in January 2019.

“I’m excited to finally be celebrating the one-year anniversary of the magazine which debuted in September 2017,” says Amber McKenzie, owner and publisher of Natural Awakenings Inland Northwest. “All are welcome to attend—readers, advertisers, partners, businesses—anyone who loves natural/holistic living and wants to socialize with other like-minded people. It’s going to be a fun time.”

In addition, McKenzie looks forward to sharing information about the Holistic Chamber of Commerce commencing in January. Founded in October 2010, the HCC is an international trade organization with chapters and members all over the U.S. and Canada and is tailored to professionals, practitioners, business owners and resource providers that are focused on connecting healthier people for a healthier planet. “After visiting several networking groups over the past year, I noticed the need for a dedicated group that catered specifically to health and wellness practitioners whose approach to care was more holistic in nature,” explains McKenzie. “I also found that practitioners were seeking opportunities for sharing and learning what others in connected fields are doing and felt the HCC Inland Northwest chapter would be the ideal group to educate, connect and build referrals. I also want to implement a business education component where presenters familiar with holistic health and wellness businesses can come to meetings to share ‘hacks’ on business development, marketing, website, social media and more – valuable information we as businesses would benefit from.”

Location: 225 East Sprague Ave. in downtown Spokane. Cost: Free. For more information or to RSVP, call or text 509-869-4361 or email Amber@inwAwakenings.com. For more information about HCC, visit HolisticChamberOfCommerce.com.