Grants Pass Business Grapevine

August 2015

August 2015

A Holistic Approach at Heal Your Life Center

When Susan Timmel and JoAnn Roberts opened the Heal Your Life Center (308 SE H Street) in February 2014, they were determined to make a difference in peoples’ lives.
“We are a Holistic approach center, looking at all aspects of an individual to help them gain a physical, emotional and spiritual balance while feeling empowered in their personal and professional lives,” Susan said. “We offer massage therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Raindrop Therapy and Reflexology, as well as EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), and Heal Your Life workshops for individual and groups using the philosophies of Louise L. Hay and based on the book You Can Heal Your life, which has sold over 40 million copies worldwide.”
Susan had a background in marketing and advertising, then transitioned to massage therapy and Reflexology after her daughter graduated from high school.

July 2015

July 2015

Jo. Co. Public Health and AllCare Form Partnership

After being understaffed at the clinic for years, Josephine County Public Health, located at 715 NW Dimmick, has entered into a partnership with AllCare to improve services to residents of Josephine County. Jenny Kowalczyk, a women's health nurse practitioner was hired by AllCare, along with two registered nurses, to deliver healthcare services at Public Health.
Kowalczyk was hired in March after an extensive interviewing process in which both AllCare and Public Health "were in awe" of her qualifications and zest for the job. She "impressed the group not only with her excellent IT skills and easy-going personality but her strong desire to care for people, not just resolve a medical problem."
After a phone interview, Kowalczyk came out from Wisconsin, thought the area was breathtaking, and accepted the job. She has been the catalyst in updating the clinic and offering quality services efficiently.

June 2015

June 2015

Grants Pass Pharmacy—More Than Just a Pharmacy

As a downtown institution, nothing beats Grants Pass Pharmacy, located at 414 SW 6th Street. It has been at that location since 1933,and has been a popular downtown gathering place for many generations of local residents. It's not just a pharmacy; inside you'll find a cool, old-fashioned soda fountain and deli, which is a big hit for downtown shoppers, and a unique gift department, offering everything from Snow Babies and Department 56 Villages to Crabtree & Evelyn and Caswell-Massey.
Owners Mike and Bonnie Maffett both grew up in Grants Pass and returned in 1973 to buy the pharmacy. Their daughter, Michele Belcher, returned to Grants Pass in 1993 with her husband Ken (and a degree in pharmacy) to work with her parents in the pharmacy. She is now at the helm as head pharmacist and co-owner, in addition to her duties as upcoming President of the National Community Pharmacists Association, an organization for independent pharmacies.

May 2015

May 2015

Great Service at
Oregon Mattress Authority

It was just in January of this year that entrepreneurs Nik Martin, Brandon Glasscock and Danielle Ryan decided to pool their talents by opening their own business, Oregon Mattress Authority, located at 424 SW 6th Street.
All three were born and raised in the Rogue Valley and are local high school graduates. Nik has 18+ years in the furniture/mattress industry. Brandon has an extensive background in sales and shipping/receiving. And Danielle has worked in sales, in addition to a recent three-year career in the banking industry. Together, they figured they could make the business work.
Nik, who also attended sleep school, said the store is service oriented.

April 2015

April 2015

A Family Affair at Grants Pass Family Medicine

Before moving to Grants Pass to open her own medical office, Dr. Donna Givens of Grants Pass Family Medicine (702 SW Ramsey Ave, #120) completed her medical training and practiced in Montana and Eugene.
"I wanted to give patients a more personalized experience by creating a small practice setting where we know patients by name and can develop relationships with our families," Dr. Givens said. "My husband is a native Oregonian, and we lived in Eugene for five years before relocating to Grants Pass in 2013."
Dr. Givens is joined in the practice by Shelley Hart, a Family Nurse Practitioner. Shelley is a native of Grants Pass who attended Northern Arizona University before returning home to be closer to family.

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