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Holistic Chamber of Commerce Fosters Spokane’s Wellness Community

Jan 01, 2020 07:37PM

by Sheila Julson

For the past decade, the Holistic Chamber of Commerce (HCC), a member focused, international trade organization, has connected and engaged holistically-minded professionals, practitioners, business owners and resource providers. In February of 2019, Natural Awakenings publisher Amber McKenzie re-launched the Spokane chapter of the HCC to advance the vibrant community of holistic wellness providers and businesses offering natural and sustainable products and services throughout Spokane and North Idaho.

The HCC is one of the few organizations tailored specifically toward practitioners of holistic modalities and healing specialties, and providers of organic, eco-friendly and socially responsible offerings. With 65-plus chapters throughout the United States and Canada, the HCC offers a depth of resources that helps its local chapters like Spokane excel.

“Our local Spokane chapter currently has 32 amazing member businesses in the Inland Northwest region, and we look forward to expanding even more in 2020,” says McKenzie. “In January, we’re launching a weekly podcast titled Holistic Northwest Living where we’ll be interviewing local member businesses as well as holistic partners to learn more about what it means to live holistically while featuring all the amazing work going on in our community.”

McKenzie adds that the networking group has a dynamic leadership team that is creating goals and coordinating meaningful education events and community partnerships for 2020. “As a community of local holistic businesses and business service providers, we’re dedicated to creating authentic connections, collaborating and making a healthy difference in our community,” emphasizes this enthusiastic community leader. “One of the many ways we accomplish our goals is through our quarterly Resources for Wellness Education Events, each centered on a specific theme.” The events include guest speakers and opportunities for members to set up booths and introduce themselves and their products or services to the community. The next Resources for Wellness Event, with the theme Heart Health, takes place on February 22 from 10 a.m. to noon, at 2020 East 29th Avenue in Spokane in the lower level conference room. The spring event will be held on May 23 at the same time and location.

The Spokane HCC meets monthly on the second Tuesday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Visitors are always welcome and can attend two meetings before membership is requested. Benefits of HCC membership include monthly networking and business development meetings, quarterly holistic happy hour events, 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, a podcast interview, and more. All members of the HCC are reference-checked prior to being represented in the online Member Directory.

Upcoming Meetings
Interested in membership but want to check out the vibe at a meeting first? We understand and welcome you! The monthly HCC Spokane Chapter Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Unity Center, 2900 S. Bernard St., Spokane.

2020 HCC Meeting Dates:

January 14

February 11

March 10

April 14

May 12

June 9

July 14

August 11

September 8

October 13

November 10

December 8

HCC monthly meeting location: Unity Center, 2900 S. Bernard St., Spokane. Cost: Free for HCC members; $10 for visitors. RSVP to 509-869-4361 (call or text). For more information, visit or To apply for membership, visit

2020 HCC Community Events

The Spokane Chapter of the Holistic Chamber of Commerce (HCC) sponsors quarterly Resources for Wellness education events open to the Inland Northwest community. All Resources for Wellness events feature three dynamic HCC speakers sharing holistic approaches to health and wellness centering on the main theme, as well as educational booths from a variety of HCC businesses and service providers. All are welcome and encouraged to attend! Upcoming event dates, themes and locations include:

Holistic Approaches to Heart Health
Saturday, February 23

Natural Approaches to Autoimmune Disease
Saturday, May 24

Building a Healthy Immune System
Saturday, September 26

 Location: 2020 E. 29th Ave., lower level conference room
Spokane, WA

Cost: $5; includes raffle ticket and light refreshments. For more information or to RSVP, visit, or email [email protected]

2020 Holistic Happy Hour Events

The HCC Holistic Happy Hour is an opportunity for HCC businesses to host a networking social for current and potential members of the Spokane Chapter. It is also an opportunity for the business to share and educate other holistic practitioners on the services, therapies and products they offer. Upcoming Holistic Happy Hour events include:


Bluegrass Hemp Oil Holistic Happy Hour

101 N. Argonne Rd, Ste G

Spokane Valley

Thursday, April 16

5-7 pm


Healing You Sanctuary Holistic Happy Hour

1003 S Wheatland St

Medical Lake

Thursday, August 5

5-7 pm

Cost: free to area businesses interested in joining the HCC. For more information or to RSVP, visit, or email [email protected]
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