Chamber welcomes new member

L to R: Vicky Zanni, Chamber of Commerce staff, Inese, Natalia (kneeling), Monica Zinda, Bill Henson, David Kuhn, Susan Isabelle owner with the flowers, Zachariah Infinger, Victoria Varano, Mats Granlund, Stephanie Beltz and Michael Murray, City Council.

The Shambhala Center & Speciality Store held their Grand Opening on Nov. 19th, with a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting and an Open House.  Stop in and meet Susan Isabelle, BS,LSW, C.Ht, author and lecturer, the founder of the Shambhala Center, a global training center for personal growth. Susan moved her established (1997) Shambhala Center from NH to the area in 2004. Outgrowing the five year Weed location, the opportunity to transform a gas station into a training center began. A Licensed Social Worker for 20 years and a former Chairperson for The Office For Children, Susan holds a community-building and cooperative focus.

There are many plans in the making. Ron Henson, Sculpter and Artist, will be on-site with the proposed replica of a 12-foot high Angel of the Eternal Light statue he is creating for the front entrance to the Shambhala Center. Her gentle, loving wings will enfold you in a heart shaped seat. Ron is known for many works, including the Bronze Dr. Seuss National Memorial.

Monica Zinda of Monzaic Designs will be outlining her community build and funding ideas to construct a mosaic Native American Medicine Wheel on the Shambhala site designed to honor the Creator, Mother Earth and All Of Creation. Monica’s mosaic “The Seed” is on display at the center throughout December. Monica recently completed the Chamber mural in Weed.

A beautification fund is being established by the Shambhala Center. Donations and landscaping materials will help us enhance the area. Let’s make our tourist and visitor’s experience to our uptown commercial district an exciting and memorable one.

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