Launching this month, the Holistic Chamber of Commerce (HCC) – Spokane Chapter is holding its first meeting on February 12 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Spokane’s South Hill. The meeting is open to all Spokane and surrounding area holistic businesses, including those located in North Idaho.

The Chamber, part of an international organization encompassing cities nationwide including Seattle and Portland as well as several metropolitan areas in Canada, connects member practitioners of many techniques, modalities and healing specialties, as well as providers of organic, eco-friendly business services and socially responsible products with the public.

“I love connecting holistic practitioners in meaningful ways and had difficulty finding a networking group that catered specifically to this group of professionals,” says Chapter President, Amber McKenzie. “I decided to re-launch the HCC Spokane Chapter for this purpose and aim to engage providers from all over the region, including North Idaho, to join the Chamber and experience the direct online and in-person benefits membership holds!”

Benefits of HCC membership includes monthly networking and business development meetings, an online member directory, social media networking, membership cards and national branding, events posted on the HCC online calendar, business-building tools and education, Natural Awakenings advertising discounts and more. “Opportunity abounds for us to help one another thrive while taking care of our community through our healthy and sustainable business models,” enthuses McKenzie. “I’m so excited for our first meeting.”

In addition, adds McKenzie, businesses that join prior to the February 12 meeting will be founding members and will receive public recognition and a certificate of membership at the meeting. “We hope to see you there!”Meeting location: 2020 E. 29th Ave., Spokane, lower level conference room. Cost: Free for HCC members; $5 for non-members. RSVP to 509-869-4361 (call or text). For more information, visit HolisticChamberOfCommerce.com/Spokane. To apply for membership, go to HolisticChamberOfCommerce.com.