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his is theweeklypaper’s second annual ‘Women in Business’ special section and, once again, it is time for us to be inspired by the women who continue to not only work in our Valley, but who thrive. As you browse through the pages of this paper, take note of the dedication, creativity and intuition demonstrated by these brave entrepreneurs who have proven year after year how successful businesses are run. The phenomenal growth of women-owned businesses has made headlines for three decades—women consistently have been launching new enterprises at twice the rate of men, and their growth rates of employment and revenue have outpaced the economy. More than a quarter of a million women in the U.S. own and lead businesses with annual revenue topping $1 million—and many of these businesses are multimillion-dollar enterprises. Clearly, many women have the vision, capacity and perseverance to build thriving companies. Although the ‘Women in Business’ feature section only represents our Valley and a small portion of the national ‘women in business’ overall picture, it is nonetheless an ideal example of the type of leadership and fortitude women contribute to our local and national economy on a daily basis. twp

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n support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, The Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault ( has tips for healthy relationships and is hosting a free self-defense class for adult and teen women with Gary Petersen, 5th Dan Kukkiwon black belt, head instructor, Sun Valley Tae Kwon Do, from 6 to 8 p.m., this Thursday, Oct. 21 at the Blaine County Recreation District Fitness Studio, 1050 Fox Acres Road (adjacent to the basketball court). Free childcare will be provided. Contact: Trish Tobias 788-4191, re: teen consent. Healthy relationship characteristics: 1. Negotiation and fairness: seeking mutually satisfying conflict resolution. 2. Non-threatening behavior: making your partner feel safe and comfortable expressing him or herself.




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essica Kisiel, posture alignment therapist, coach and trainer, is owner of Aligned Play. Kisiel discovered the Wood River Valley through participation in the 1999 Boulder Mountain Tour and has been trying to move here ever since! Over 10 years later, she has a nearly completed house in Hailey and is visiting regularly to bring The Egoscue MethodÂŽ of posture alignment therapy to the community. According to Kisiel, Severe back pain and degenerative hips ended my professional mountain biking career. Faced with declining movement abilities, increasing pain and an imminent hip replacement when I was old enough or hurt enough, I was determined to seek out alternatives. The Egoscue MethodÂŽ

got me back on my bike. It also expanded my exercise opportunities. Running, prohibited by my doctor following my first of three knee surgeries, is now a regular part of my routine. Earning a Master’s degree in exercise science, Kisiel worked in various wellness areas, including fitness, cardiac rehabilitation, health promotion, personal training, sports and wellness coaching, ergonomics and crosscountry ski instruction. It wasn’t until she went through her own pain and recovery experience and learned The Egoscue MethodŽ that she found her passion and knew how she was supposed to serve others. She now incorporates posture and function into all of her services. Says Kisiel, “I’ve been there, and understand how important being physically active is for life

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aren Fuller, owner of Aware LLC, believes that all women deserve to have the birth they desire, a strong support system throughout the childbearing year, and safe, effective, natural products for themselves and their babies. She is a DONA-certified birth doula, certified prenatal massage therapist, infant massage instructor and aspiring herbalist, specializing in women’s health. While studying as an herbalist, Maren supported her sister through the birth of her fourth child, and realized that there were many amazing herbal products not readily available to pregnant women and new moms. She set out to formulate and produce these missing items for her family with only the highest

quality, organic ingredients. The desire to share these with all pregnant women and their families is the reason for her new line, which includes postpartum salves, breast oil, infant massage oils and many more essential remedies. Maren opened her massage office in Boise in 2005, then moved to Ketchum in 2007 to expand the business and include more aspects of service and support for pregnant women in the Valley. She assists in births at home as well as at St. Luke’s in Ketchum and Boise. Maren also offers in-home massage services throughout the Valley, as well as private and group infant massage classes for parents and their babies. Her products are available in several locations

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3. Respecting your partner: listening without judgment, being emotionally affirming, understanding, and valuing your partner’s opinion. 4. Trusting and supporting your partner’s life goals, right to their own feelings, friends, activities and opinions. 5. Honesty and accountability: accepting responsibility for our own self, acknowledging any wrongdoing, and communicating openly and truthfully. 6. Responsible parenting: sharing parental responsibilities and being a positive non-violent role model for your children. 7. Shared responsibilities: mutually agreeing on a fair distribution of work and making family decisions together. 8. Economic partnership: making money decisions together and making sure both partners benefit from the financial relationship. Source: Domestic Abuse Prevention Project The Advocates is a nonprofit with the mission to prevent

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ami Norbom and Jordan Sachs started out to earn a Girl Scout badge. When it’s all said and done, the two 11-year-olds will have helped those with mental illness to live a normal life. Norbom and Sachs, both sixth-graders at The Community School, have been selling raffle tickets at Atkinsons’ Market in Ketchum and Hailey for chances to win an iPOD or a laptop computer, as well as other prizes, including a personal pet portrait taken by dog trainer Fran Jewell. But the $4,000 the girls hope to collect will also pay for a class offered by the Wood River Chapter of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness.) They have raised more than $1,500 so far by selling the $1 raffle tickets (25 for $20). “NAMI is very important for people,” said Norbom, who belongs to Julie Lynn’s Troop 78. “It’s important to people who live here because there isn’t any other place for people with mental illness.” Norbom chose to help NAMI after watching her mother Wendy Norbom struggle with an anxiety disorder. Wendy Norbom has recovered with the help of a variety of therapies. And she now volunteers with NAMI, coordinating classes and other projects to help others with various types of mental illness.

“NAMI is very important for people.” –Kami Norbom Sixth Grader and Girl Scout

“The kids wanted to do something about people who are different but don’t look different. And it’s cool because they’re educating the community about mental illness in the process,” said Wendy Norbom. “They want to break the stigma of mental illness and show the community that people with mental illness deserve the same amount of compassion and health care that people with cancer and other diseases do.” Those with mental illness have had something happen to their brain, said Kami Norbom: “They can’t help it—it’s like breaking your arm. And it’s a scary disease because sometimes people can’t understand it and they’re afraid of it. If people get help, they can live a fine life.” “I’ve learned from doing this that it’s hard to have mental illness because people make fun of you. And that makes me sad,” added Sachs. “But there are programs, classes, groups these people can go to. And we’re trying to help with that. For more information, call NAMI at 309-1987. twp

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Health and wholeness Family medicine as a calling By BALI SZABO


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ith the Healthcare Reform Law about 30 million more Americans will get access to Primary Healthcare providers. I once asked my former doctor Barbee at the St. Luke’s Hailey Clinic how many patients he had. His nonchalant answer was 2,000. Wow! I thought I’d sit down with Dr. Barbee’s replacement, Dr. Julie Lyons, now at St. Luke’s in Hailey to get her thoughts on this and other subjects. First, I chatted with St.Luke’s Marketing/PR Coordinator Jenny Haynes. She said that the Valley was very fortunate, unlike the rest of the rural Mountain West. St. Luke’s has 8 Primary Care physicians servicing the needs of 14,000 people. That’s an excellent per capita ratio, better than Boise’s. There are also several midlevel Nurse Practitioners and Physician’s Assistants to help with the case load. If anything, there’s a shortage of specialists here. The area’s amenities are top notch, and we have little trouble attracting physicians, but the demand just isn’t here for specialists. For instance, St. Luke’s doesn’t have an attending Pediatrician, and the OBGYN Clinic, family practice doctors and nurse practitioners handle the births. Try and find an ophthalmologist in Idaho! Dr. Lyons, who is both the editor, Leslie Thompson’s and my doctor, has been here for a year. She’s young, bright, an enthusiastic advocate for her chosen field. She confirmed that only about 30 percent of Med. School graduates pursue Family Medicine, and that number is declining, mostly due to the pay discrepancies. A specialist can

Dr. Julie Lyons shares a smile while working at St. Luke’s hailey Clinic. Photo: bali szabo/twp

make three times as much. She did point out that more and more women are choosing Primary Care practice. It’s not always about the money. A former teacher, Dr. Lyons bonded with several of her teachers at Oregon Health Sciences University, the no.2 Primary Care teaching facility in the U.S. As she was mentored, she now mentors students doing summer internships at St. Luke’s. It’s her firm belief that Primary Care Family Medicine is the way medicine should be practiced, that there’s more to wellness than the liver or your heart. An emphasis on wellness means considering the whole patient, the social, familial and emotional aspects of their lives. She sees Primary Care’s mission, and her mission, as making and keeping people healthy by always looking at the big picture. As a former teacher, she partners with her patients, gives them ‘homework’, gets them involved with their own health, which is more than just writing a prescription — the ‘take two aspirins and call me in the morning’ approach. She’s enthusiastic and hopeful about

Healthcare Reform, because it puts preventive care front and center, where it should be. This is her key to wellness. (She was all for the book, The Empowered Patient.) Dr. Lyons partners informally with Dr. Tom Archie, who is double-boarded in Primary Care and integrated Homeopathic Medicine. She sees alternative therapies as having a large role in healing. Of course that’s pertinent to a Valley full of people pursuing alternative ideas and lifestyles. One thing she loves about her practice is that she never knows, from one patient to the next, what’s coming. We keep her on her toes. Primary Care Family Medicine has come a long way from the days of the General Practitioner. In reality, it has become a specialty because it requires several years of residency training. Dr. Julie Lyons may be young, but her extensive training radiates from her conversation, and her holistic approach to people is well suited to her chosen field. By the way, she highly recommends for twp questions and concerns.

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n 1995, Sarah Long left an executive position to pursue a career as an artist. She opened Bella Cosa Studio in Pacific Grove, Calif., and focused primarily on hand-painted furniture, clothing and ceramics. Soon after moving to Vermont in 1996, Sarah was invited to teach and show her work at Frog Hollow, the main gallery of the Vermont State Craft Center. In 2001, she returned to the Monterey Peninsula and to her original studio location in Pacific Grove. An art class at Monterey Peninsula College ignited her passion for sculpture. She refined her talent under the guidance of renowned artists Sue Jacobsen, Paul Luccesi and Peter Rubino.

In 2007, Sarah was invited to present a set of bronze relief wall tiles to the board of directors of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Today, she works in various sculpting mediums: ceramic, concrete, plaster, bronze and wood. Her work is always figurative, with an abstract quality that adds the right measure of mysterious beauty. Her current series of vessels incorporate or feature the face of a woman emerging from several of those mediums. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys sculpting, walking, spending time with her children and gardening. Bella Cosa is a completely

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unintimidating safe place to be creative â&#x20AC;&#x201D; there is no judgment, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s affordable, too! For more information or to view Sarahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work, go to www., or call the Green Antelope Gallery at (208) 788-2353. twp

New census data reinforces economic power of women-owned business in the U.S. Recent results released by the U. S. Census Bureau from the 2007 Survey of Business Owners (SBO) show an increase of 20.1 percent in women-owned businesses since 2002, accounting for 7.8 million non-farm U. S. businesses. In 2007, women-owned firms held 28.7 percent of all non-farm businesses in the United States, 6.4 percent of total employment and 4.0 percent of total receipts. The SBO Survey defines women-owned businesses as firms in which women own 51 percent or more of the stock or equity of the business. A 2010 Member Survey by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) indicates the trend will continue, not only in women starting new businesses, but also in the growth and expansion of existing businesses. The NAWBO survey shows 34 percent of members expected to hire new workers and 21 percent planned

to increase capital investment in 2010. This is good news for the womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s business community and the economy at large. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the past decade, the number of privately owned companies started by women in America has increased twice as fast as the number owned by men,â&#x20AC;? said NAWBO President and CEO Helen Han. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even in the current business landscape where all businesses are forced to do more with less, and for less, women business owners are holding their own and contributing significantly to the overall economy.â&#x20AC;? NAWBO believes there are many reasons for the success of womenowned businesses. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Women business owners are often very resilient because of the challenges they face in starting and growing their businesses,â&#x20AC;? said NAWBO Chair Kelly Scanlon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Women also have a natural aptitude

for business marketing and tend to be more creative and grassroots in their campaignsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;all key to helping them thrive.â&#x20AC;? In 2007, 31.9 percent of womenowned firms operated in the repair, maintenance, personal and laundry services industries and the health care and social assistance industries. Women-owned firms accounted for 45.2 percent of all U.S. businesses in these industries. Wholesale trade and retail trade accounted for 36.2 percent of women-owned business revenue. In 2007, there were 911,285 women-owned employer firms. These firms employed 7.6 million persons with a total payroll of $218.1 billion, an increase of 6.2 percent and 25.7 percent respectively from 2002. In 2007, these firms generated $1.0 trillion in receipts, an increase of 25.9 percent. For complete data, go to http://

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“As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world.” –Virginia Woolf

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indy Uberuaga and Betty Urbany are sales agents for Bisnett Insurance. Lindy has lived in the Valley for 15 years – “off and on since 1968” – and Betty for 34 Lindy Uberuaga Lindy went to work for Continental Life & Accident in 1973, and then for AID Insurance, both in Boise. She was a bookkeeper for MW Market in 1977; worked for an insurance agent in Colorado for three years; and owned and Betty Urbany operated a business and was a real estate agent in Bellevue, Wash. She came to work for Bisnett Insurance in 2001. Betty started working for Sun Valley Company 30 years ago.  From there she went to Moritz Community Hospital; then to First Security Bank; and finally landed at what was then Sandra Brown Insurance.  “I stayed when it changed to River Street Insurance and stayed when it became Bisnett Insurance.” According to Lindy, “Bisnett is a friendly, Main Street service, with the same three agents for the past six years.” And according to Betty, “We do our best to take care of all of our customers with personal service.” In her spare time, Lindy enjoys hiking, biking, fly-fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, her family, and “spending as much time as possible outdoors.” Betty’s interests include hiking, biking and “playing with twp my dog, Molly.”

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orn in Hailey and now raising a family here my love of helping others has brought me to own two great businesses here in the valley. Blaine County Fitness Center has been owned and operated by my family for Krista Gehrke and her son Jesse. seven years now. I am passionate about our community and strive to provide a positive place for people to exercise and help them work towards their optimum health. At the Blaine County Fitness Center we pride ourselves on providing a clean and friendly atmosphere while keeping our rates affordable for all. We offer a wide variety of classes; have separate workout rooms with our cardio and weight machines, and also the valley’s only racquetball court. We are the valley’s longest running gym and will continue to grow. In addition to the gym I partnered up with a fellow entrepreneur and opened up Wood River Air Duct Cleaning after realizing nobody locally was specializing in air duct cleaning. Matt was certified in 2008 and our business continues to grow. We clean furnaces and dryer vents for commercial and residential at an affordable price. I am also passionate about working together and volunteering in the community. I am the current Hailey Chamber Board President, treasurer for the Northern Rockies Folk Festival, active volunteer at Sage Brush Arena, Papoose Club PR officer, and supporter of all positive in the valley. The Blaine County Fitness Center and Wood River Air Duct Cleaning are here to service the people of Idaho. We are proud to be apart of this community. Thank you all!!! twp

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ccording to longtime restaurateurs and Bluebird Day Café owners B.J. Sullivan, Janine Byerly and Whitney Melin, “We do it all!” And that boast is backed up by their many collective years in the restaurant business. B.J., who has lived here since 1996, has been a wine rep and manager/server in restaurants throughout the Valley. Janine was voted Miss Business Southern California in 1974 and was a server at The Kneadery in Ketchum for 19 years. Whitney has served in numerous restaurants in the Valley and is also a Realtor with Coldwell Banker. Friends and family brought them all here and, collectively, they enjoy hiking, biking, waterskiing, bowling, music festivals, community events – and wining and dining! The Bluebird Day Café is known for its easy pricing, with vegetarian and gluten-free options. They offer New Mexico and Idaho-influenced homemade salsas and dishes, with affordable and eclectic beer and wine selections. Breakfast and lunch are served all day, with bottomless mimosas in a selection of flavors served 7 days a week. The Bluebird has a fantastic deck, a to-go menu, daily specials, a friendly and outgoing staff, and can provide for private parties and catering. Say the owners, “It’s always a bluebird day at the Bluebird Day Café!” twp

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NAMI Connection is a recovery support group for adults with mental illness regardless of their diagnosis. Every group is offered free of charge and meets weekly for 90 minutes. All are led by trained individuals who are also in recovery—people who understand the challenges we face. NAMI Connection groups offer a flexible and casual environment without an educational format, and no registration or enrollment obligation is required. Join us for the next recovery support group meeting. Visit, call the HelpLine at 1 (800) 950-NAMI (6264), or send an e-mail to

NAMI Connection recovery support group meetings are held: Every Monday Evening promptly from 6:30 – 8:00 PM at St. Luke’s Center for Community Health 2nd Floor Hailey, ID Please call Wendy Norbom at the NAMI Helpline at 309-1987 if you have any further questions. We look forward to meeting you!

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ari Larsen has lived in the Valley for 41 years and has owned and operated Cariâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hair Care for 35 years. The business has been in the same location, at 503 N. Main St., Hailey, for 33 years. Cariâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is a full-service salon offering superior customer service. Owner Cari Larsenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s business background comes from taking good care of the many clients who have passed through her doors. Continuing education plays an important part in Cariâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cosmetology career path. As she says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We never stop learning!â&#x20AC;? According to Cari, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are local hairdressers taking great care and pride in our work to take care of the local working class of this Valley.â&#x20AC;? She adds, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Affordable and professional service is always available.â&#x20AC;? Cariâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spare-time interests include family, horseback riding, golf, and teaching hair color twp classes.

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ennifer Corrao is owner/operator of Colortyme Sales & Lease. She has owned the business for the entire 12 years she has lived here, having been skiing and vacationing here since 1978. She is a Hailey Rotary Club member and past president. Jennifer graduated from the University of Washington in 1986 and worked in the Seattle area as a mortgage banker for 12 years before moving to Sun Valley in 1998. Her family has owned Colortyme franchises for

20 years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are 13 Colortyme stores in our company in four states â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Idaho, Washington, California and Hawaii,â&#x20AC;? says Jennifer. When asked what makes her business unique, Jennifer replies, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We offer furnishings, electronics and appliances on flexible payment plans â&#x20AC;&#x201C; no credit required. We also offer free delivery and service. Â We also have a financial services department that offers Payday loans and Western Union service.â&#x20AC;? twp

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urves is not just your grandmaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gym! When women join Curves, one of the most common comments is â&#x20AC;&#x153;this is harder than it looks!â&#x20AC;? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because the Curves circuit is made up of resistance machines that work every major muscle group, two muscles at a time. These hydraulic machines work as hard as you do, giving you a superior strength and cardio workout in just 30 minutes without the hassle of weights, delays or confusion many encounter in a traditional gym. Especially here in the Wood River Valley, where most women hike, walk, bike, and ski, which are all great aerobic activities. Developing full body muscle strength is the key to overall fitness. Muscle burns fat, and in combination with the Curves Weight Management Program, women learn how to increase their metabolic rate, burn fat, and retain muscle mass. Research also shows that Curves reduces high blood pressure, cholesterol, osteoporosis, depression, stress and increases overall

happiness. Curves is ideal for women and girls who want a full body workout in 30 minutes thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s simple, fun, safe and easily adaptable for all ages, abilities, and physical conditions. Curves trainers personally assist members set and achieve goals, while the members work out with music,

friends and conversation. If you are looking for a supportive environment in which to work out, learn how to get strong, stay strong and achieve your goals, Curves is your answer! Curves â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the perfect complement to your Wood River lifestyle. twp

briefs Enivironmental Resource Center adds new AmeriCorps members Hadley DeBree and Amber Gray are new additions to the roster of seventeen AmeriCorps members who performed national service at the Environmental Resource Center since 2002. Hadley will serve as ERCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s AmeriCorps Environmental Education Associate, assisting with classroom programs and camps. Hailey-born Hadley is eager to share her enthusiasm with this community, which kindled her love of the outdoors. Hadley learned

to walk in Yellowstone and was the preteen who loved wolves and bears the way some girls adore horses. During her Biology-Environmental Studies program at Whitman College, this animal lover participated in Australian rainforest turtle studies, and Madagascan lemur research is still on Hadleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bucket list. Amber Gray is the new ERC AmeriCorps Energy Associate. Amberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s B.S. in Zoology and Environmental Studies (University of Wisconsin â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Madison)

led her to jobs in non-profit sectors of environmental education, interpretation, natural resources, and green energy. Despite deep Wisconsin â&#x20AC;&#x153;ruts,â&#x20AC;? Amber is acclimating rapidly to Idaho. She anticipates increasing energy awareness and helping to secure a stable energy future. Since her hobbies include talking to strangers (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tell my mother!â&#x20AC;?), she really wants to share her thoughts with you. For more info, visit at www.ercsv. org or call 726-4333.

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“I think the key is for women not to set any limits.” –Martina Navratilova

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r. Maria Maricich was born and raised in the Wood River Valley. In 1984, she was U.S. National Champion in downhill skiing, ranked number ten in the world, and competed in the Olympics in Sarajevo. She is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys skiing, mountain biking, hiking and more. She received her doctorate in chiropractic in 1991. From there, Dr. Maria has continued her education and research in many areas of natural Dr. Maria Maricich healing and holistic medicine. Her business, Quantum Healing Arts, has been in operation for 20 years, specializing in Functional Medicine and Light Touch Chiropractic. Functional medicine deals with prevention and underlying causes, instead of symptoms. It is a science- based system, grounded in biochemistry. We look at the whole person and their whole life story to determine the best treatment. We see health as positive vitality – not just the absence of disease. Many people are treated with supplements, homeopathics or bioenergetic medicine. Often lifestyle changes are recommended. Occasionally we work in conjunction with a patient’s primary physician to determine the course of action. The chiropractic method we use is called Network Spinal Analysis and is done by a light touch application instead of the typical ‘cracking’ type manipulation. It is great for all kinds of back and neck problems and, more importantly, it also reduces the overall effects of stress on the nervous system. Dr. Maria also does weight-loss counseling, hormone balancing and allergy desensitizing. Children and adults alike can benefit from all our services. twp the

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athy Hansen grew up in Idaho, has lived in the Valley for over 35 years, and has worked with flowers most of that time. During a few of those years, she lived in Portland, Ore., and Kona, Hawaii, but has always returned to the Valley. She has always loved working with people, which is why three of her jobs – florist, nail technician and Realtor – are people-oriented! Flower Designs by Kathy is unique in that she has combined flowers with her nail business, and has included her brother’s beautiful paintings in her shop as well. Because of this, says Kathy, it creates a quiet and relaxing environment to do manis/pedis surrounded by flowers. In her spare time, Kathy enjoys traveling, hiking, gartwp dening, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

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Hailey Coffee Co. (208) 788-8482


f you’ve been inside Hailey Coffee Co., you know how appetizing the front counter can be — mixed with rich smells of espresso and tea and the wonderful sight and smells of the delicious baked goods. You could walk in any day and see the smiling faces of owner Carrie Morgridge and her friendly baristas up front, but behind-thescenes is their baker, Jennifer Parnell who makes everything from scones and breads, to pound cakes and beautifully decorated sugar cookies. Jennifer lived here briefly in the early ’70s. After 30 years of working for the airlines, doing everything from Jennifer Parnell, baker at Hailey Coftickets, baggage, reser- fee Co., and her Shelter dog, Trigger. vations and customer service, she came back to the Valley to retire five years ago — something she’d always dreamed she’d do. After about a year of keeping herself entertained with arts and crafts, hiking, camping and cross-country skiing, she realized she needed to do something more. Having always loved to bake – something she learned as a child from her mother – she answered an ad for a part-time baking position with Hailey Coffee Co., and with heavy supply and demand, it has grown to full-time from there. Jennifer is extremely proud and supportive of her 26year-old son, Sean, who lives in L.A. and makes a living as a professional dancer. Of her work, she says “Hailey Coffee Co. is a great place to work and Carrie is awesome.” As for her favorite goodie to nibble on, she loves the scones — especially the cheddar chive ones. twp

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have been a Wood River Valley resident since 1986, and have been selling real estate in the Wood River Valley for 17 years. During my time here I have been vice president and president of the Sawtooth Board of Realtors, as well as president and founder of the Sawtooth Board of Realtors Community Foundation. I have successfully negotiated over 540 closed deals in my career. I enjoy the active lifestyle the Wood River Valley offers, including skiing, snowmobiling, hiking, biking, bowling, football, hockey, and riding my 2005 Heritage Soft-tail Harley-Davidson, and traveling anywhere I can put my toes in the sand! I also like volunteering my time and helping local charities, including the Sawtooth Board of Realtors Community Foundation, Celebrity Golf Tournament, YMCA, Camp Rainbow Gold, and The Toy Run, to name a few. Sotheby’s says, “Janine brings a resumé of experience known throughout the real estate community and her extensive client base. Quite simply, Janine is one of the top real estate agents in the area. She regularly tops the lists in sales volume, and has systematized her business so that it continues to improve each year. Janine commands instant name recognition and respect due mainly to her real estate career, and in part to her philanthropic activities. Janine’s strengths include an amazing capacity for fast-paced, sustained effort toward her goals, motivational skills, and an enthusiastic, well-spoken communication style. Along with her organizational skills, work ethic and stamina, Janine’s involvement spells success for sales efforts.” twp

o Murray, principal in Jo Murray Public Relations, opened a Ketchum office in 2002 after 20 years in the San Francisco Bay Area. Today, she helps clients in the Wood River Valley, Boise and San Francisco Bay Area achieve coverage in regional and national news media. “People sometimes ask if I have a specialty in terms of subject matter,” said Murray, a former reporter and editor at the Oakland (Calif.) Tribune. “My specialty is understanding how editors think, and being able to recognize what kind of stories will both appeal to editors and benefit the client. “I thrive on the variety of working with clients in fields ranging from dog food and horse feed to insurance to real estate to corporate compensation analysis,” she added. Within the past year she has helped clients gain coverage in media ranging from The New York Times to Business Insurance to Yahoo! News, as well as the Sun Valley area media. Although the rise of Internet publications and social media has increased the opportunities for news coverage significantly, she noted, the basic principles remain the same. “You need to get your audience’s attention quickly, whether it’s a youtube video or a major newspaper.” Murray is also founding president of the Wood River Women’s Charitable Foundation, a giving circle that has raised more than $400,000 for Blaine County charities. She can be reached at 726-5869 or Additional information is on the Internet at twp

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ane Drussel has lived in the Valley for 41 years. She started Jane’s Paper Place in Ketchum in 1985. Prior to that, she managed a small office supply store in Hailey called J&J Office Supply. She was secretary for First Bank of Idaho in the late 1970s, and also managed Gemini Art for a time. In 2004, Jane sold Jane’s Paper Place, and recently reopened the store in Hailey under Jane’s Artifacts. According to Jane, “We have supplied the Valley for over 25 years in basic office, art, stationery and cards, and all paper needs. We love working with teachers, kids and artists. It is our pleasure to be able to be here for the community. Our great staff h as stayed with us for many years.” In her spare time, Jane enjoys spending time with children and grandchildren, going 4-wheeling, and traveling twp with friends.

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“I want to live my life, not record it.” –Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Advocates fashion redesign show By KAREN BOSSICK


ld cast-offs become new fashion pieces in Pattie Wells’ hands. Wells, a Tru Spa hair stylist who reconstructs cashmere accessories for her A:nu boutique in Ketchum’s 511 Building, updates a turtleneck that’s never been worn into a cardigan sweater with a cowl neck. She jazzes up a frumpy cocktail dress with a few clips of the scissors. And she slashes the arms of a denim jacket, turning it into a piece de resistance that turns heads. On Saturday Wells will share her talents by chairing The Advocates’ Fashion Show. The show, which starts at 6 p.m. at the nexStage Theatre in Ketchum, will feature the top 20 entries in The Advocates Attic Redesign Contest. “The show will show you how you can buy something at a second-hand store like The Advocates Attic, and make it your own, make it an original,” said Leigh Barer, development director for The Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. “It’s all about taking something old and putting a new spin on it. It’s a great way to reinvent your wardrobe, especially in tough economic times like these.” The show sporting timeless, renewable style on the catwalk will feature Cameron Silver—a friend of Sun Valley resident Peggy Elliott Goldwyn—as special guest judge and commentator. Silver is a vintage coutour expert and owner of the upscale DECADES boutiques in Los Angeles and London. Though a vintage specialist, he is widely recognized for his impact on what designers send out on the catwalk in Paris and New York and the red carpet in Hollywood. Named one of Time magazine’s “25 Most influential Names and Faces in Fashion,” he will highlight trends during Saturday’s show and offer tips for spotting something fabulous while shopping. Silver will also participate in an exclusive VIP reception for 40 after the show at the Cornerstone Bar and Grill. The reception will feature a signature Cameron Silver cocktail. The fashion show, emceed by Company of Fools’ artist Denise Simone, will feature cocktails, appetizers, a raffle and post-

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show shopping. L’Anne Gilman, owner of Gilman Contemporary art gallery, and Zoey Pierce, an art teacher at The Community School, will judge the fashions, along with Silver. Wells said the opportunities her store has given her to meet various women made her aware of the need for education about the prevention of domestic and dating violence. “I have two young daughters and I feel very strongly about making them more aware of the various causes they can contribute to,” she said. “Plus, I know community awareness and involvement are vital to keeping our children safe and confident so they can build healthy relationships.” twp

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Put your fork to work doing good. Dine at the Cornerstone Bar and Grill on Saturday and 10 percent of your restaurant tab will be donated to The Advocates.

Want tickets? They’re $30 for general admission and $20 for students. Special reserved seats are $50 and those in the front row are $150. Sponsorship packages and sponsored student tickets are also available. The post-show VIP reception with Cameron Silver at the Cornerstone Bar and Grill costs $50. Proceeds from both events will benefit The Advocates, which provides shelter to those experiencing domestic violence and supportive services, such as education on teen dating violence, and money management classes. For tickets, call Jan Super at 788-4191 or go to

Create your own

Inspired to do your own fashion redesign? The Advocates Attic Thrift Store is located at 12 W. Carbonate St. in Hailey. Sales from second-hand items go to The Advocates.

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oanne Brand is a very special woman who not only has two wonderful children, Sierra, 19, and Trevor, 16, but also is the owner and stylist at The Third Floor Salon. Joanne and her husband Bob have owned The Third Floor Salon for seven years. Owning and managing a salon is not new to Joanne. For the past 20 years Joanne has owned salons with an attitude that we all work together with a common goal of taking care of the clients first, providing current styles and the best hair and skin care available. As a team leader, Joanne educates new staff to better serve our community. Joanne was an educator for L’Oreal color and is a salon educator for Bumble and Bumble. Joanne has always been a team leader; maybe that is why Joanne has been active in the school system and community since moving to Sun Valley 12 years ago. Being active in the PTA has been a common activity for Joanne. She has been a leader in our community helping our school district communicate with students and parents along with being on the hiring commit-

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Joanne Brand, owner and stylist at the Third Floor Salon.

tee for the placement of the new principal and vice principal of the Wood River Middle School. Being a leader on the committee for the teacher’s appreciation dinner has been an ongoing commitment Joanne has enjoyed and shown how much she appreciates the educators of our children in this Valley. Joanne understands the importance of giving back to the community with her

charity work volunteering many hours with Camp Rainbow Gold, helping The Advocates, as well as lending her talents to various fashion events around the county. “I receive so much from our clients and friends,” Brand said. “Our entire staff works as a team to give back as much as we get. This is why we live here and why we’ve made the Wood twp River Valley our home.”

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lmost every athlete has a coach to help achieve peak performance. A life coach helps the rest of us be all that we can be, and find our own personal power,â&#x20AC;? says Connie Love. Loveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s advice on coping with teens on prom night has been quoted in newspapers across the country. Her suggestions on coping with aging parents have been featured on Yahoo! News. People have hired life coaches, Love explains, to help improve relationships with family and friends; leave a bad marriage and become self-supporting; start a new career or improve performance in their present career; and to help make decisions

on what they really want to do and then create a plan to reach their goals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A life coach gives you a boost when you need encouragement, feedback when you need to adjust your plan, and reinforcement when you are moving in the right direction,â&#x20AC;? Love said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most of all, a life coach insists on accountability, helping you define your true goals in all aspects of your life.â&#x20AC;? Love particularly enjoys working with women in transition. She is a graduate of Boise State University and holds life coaching certification from the University of Colorado at Boulder, Coach Training Alliance. Additional information is

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Liston Studios - Nancy Liston (208) 578-3600


ancy Liston, owner of Liston Studios, has been a resident of the Wood River Valley for the past nine years. She has owned Liston Studios for 30 years. Liston donates her time and product to the Sun Valley School of Music, Wood River Arts Alliance, The Community Library, the Sagebrush Equine Training Center for the Handicapped, Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley, the Sun Valley City Half Marathon, Sawtooth Botanical Garden, The Papoose Club, and others. In her spare time, she loves to ski. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why else work all summer and live here in the winter?â&#x20AC;? Liston has been in the design industry for 30 years. A solid textile background led her to travel the world creating textiles. She designed, laid plans, and visited mills to see that the

designs were interpreted properly. In 2001, she moved back to the Valley and opened her studio to textiles and began her ceramic finishing business. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I work now in all surface design formats â&#x20AC;&#x201C; painting on canvas, silk screening, ceramic finishing, textile printing and textile dyeing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I produce each piece of product I sell. Simple concept. There is no outsourcing. There are no associates. I have no assistants. I do it all.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; From commission ceramic pieces to open line textile products to custom designs for specialty retailers, Liston makes it all. Commissions include largeformat portraits, home portraits and the one on the River Run fireplace rock wall â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a 7-foot-by9-foot replication of the famous LIFE magazine that introduced Sun Valley to the world.

Nancy Liston

Says Liston, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yep, I painted it, and NO, IT IS NOT A PRINT, as has been touted by some of the press in the Valley! Guess Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll use theweeklypaper and this opportunity to set the record twp straight!â&#x20AC;?

Melissa Graves-Brown Paintings (208) 721-0447


elissa Graves-Brown has lived in the Wood River Valley for the past 12 years, and has owned Melissa Graves-Brown-Paintings for the past 10 years. Her studio/gallery combination is located at 17 E. Bullion St., Hailey. Melissa earned her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was fortunate enough to find an amazing mountain town with an art market. I love our Valley â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to live in, and to be able to raise children amongst such an incredibly creative and intelligent community,â&#x20AC;? says Melissa. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have all the amenities and resources regarding the arts, which always amazes me. How lucky I am to be living my dream in such a beautiful community! â&#x20AC;&#x153;The days I am a mess are the days I will enjoy the most visitors. When the shop is tidy and the artwork is hung, I will have

Melissa Graves-Brown with one of her grove paintings in her Hailey studio.

the town to myself.â&#x20AC;? Melissaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hope is to â&#x20AC;&#x153;encour-

age your imagination and be inspired by color!â&#x20AC;? twp


Rep. Wendy Jaquet (D), Ketchum, calls for tax commission reform Idaho State Representative Wendy Jaquet (D), Ketchum, announced today that she will introduce legislation during the next session of the Idaho Legislature that will bring the troubled and controversial State Tax Commission into the 21st century. Jaquet, a former member of the House Revenue and Taxation Committee and now a member of the Legislatureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budget writing committee, said Idaho taxpayers are tired of the politics of the commission and even more concerned about the widespread and persistent allegations of favoritism

and sweetheart deals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is high time to professionalize the commission,â&#x20AC;? Jaquet said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Four political appointees lead the commission, two Democrats and two Republicans, with the chair being appointed by the governor,â&#x20AC;? said Jaquet. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The governor appoints the chairman, but he appears unwilling or unable to get his long-time political associate to address the obvious mismanagement at the commission. It is time for the Legislature to act,â&#x20AC;? Jaquet said. Prior to Governor Phil Battâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deci-

sion to appoint the chair, the chair was chosen by the four commissioners. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We now have a 1950â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s model, with no accountability except to a politicallyelected governor who wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take action,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is time to appoint a professional administrator who would not be tied to special interests.â&#x20AC;? Jaquet said she decided to act when it became obvious that the current administration was not taking steps to address recent whistleblower allegations of favoritism and, in fact, seems perfectly comfortable with the status quo.

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Ms. Laura’s Child Care - Laura Hall (208) 928-7428


aura Hall has been a resident of the Wood River Valley for the past 10 years. A year ago she purchased Miss Laura’s, an active childcare center for more than Artwork by Luna Dure 15 years. Recently retired from an award-winning career as a broadcast journalist, Hall also has a background in educational research and early childhood development. She has experience in primary curriculum and textbook review, and has received awards from various professional teachers’ organizations. For the past seven years, Hall has provided private childcare services to families in the Wood River Valley. Because every child is unique, Miss Laura’s focus is on individualized care and direction. Goals are set based on each child’s interests and abilities; it is a family-based center with a homelike feeling in a fully-equipped facility. Miss Laura’s offers parents an alternative to the more traditional childcare and classroom environment, providing a safe, nurturing, learning and loving environment through play, art, music, crafts and companionship. Miss Laura’s focus is on personal interaction, respect, imagination and relationships. Miss Laura’s offers each child the freedom to express himself or herself and develop their creativity while giving the skills they need to succeed in a classroom as they move into school age. Miss Laura’s offers full daycare services for children 2-K and after-school care for K-2. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (open earlier, if requested). In her spare time, Hall is creator/director of the Blaine County Heritage Court; is a community volunteer with Blaine County history and museums; and enjoys gardentwp ing and reading.

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na Torres has lived in the Wood River Valley for over 16 years. With 10 years of banking and lending experience, Ana purchased her mortgage business in 2007 with her business partner. She is currently the sole owner and broker of Mortgage Solutions, located in Bellevue, and continues to provide Ana Torres excellent service to the community. Ana’s mortgage lending expertise allows her to deliver quick and precise solutions to homebuyers and homeowners that best suit their personal circumstances. Asked what makes her company unique, Ana replies, “I believe that my success in mortgage lending comes from people who have given me the opportunity to provide a service that is above and beyond what they have experienced or expect from other loan professionals. All I can offer is my mortgage experience, advice, and education to my clients. My experience comes from multiple years of work in the mortgage lending business. I am constantly searching for ways to become more knowledgeable about mortgage products to better serve my clients. I pride myself on handling every loan with integrity and quality, and my willingness to go the extra mile for my clients. “I am looking forward to the challenges ahead of us in these tough economic times and the opportunity to continue originating quality loans for my existing and new customers.” twp


he National Alliance for the Mentally Ill was founded in 1979. We provide free programs in Blaine County for families and peers who walk the journey through mental illness. Our Purpose is to provide support & empowerment for the mentally ill & their Executive Director Wendy Norbom families, with equal ac- and her daughter Kami. cess to medical, social, economic, legal and spiritual resources within our community. We are the only organization of its kind in our valley. Because of the recent closure of our local Health and Welfare Office, our resources are heavily burdened. Our programs are most easily described as two branches of one tree; the experiences of someone with mental illness differ greatly from someone who is a caregiver or family member of someone with mental illness. We offer a 12-week Family-to-Family Program open to anyone wishing to increase their knowledge on mental illness to better understand the journey of their family member, coworker or friend. To supplement this is our biweekly Support Group that meets at St. Charles Church in Hailey every first and third Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For Peers, we offer a 10 wk Peer-to-Peer Program, a unique, experiential learning program for people with mental illness who are interested in connecting with & supporting each other in establishing and maintaining wellness. This course is led by Peer mentors & is held in a safe & compassionate environment. We have just launched our Connection program recovery support group that meets weekly at St. Luke’s Community Health Center every Monday evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This group is in a drop-in format however you must have a mental illness to attend. twp

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Nardagani - Narda Pitkethly


arda Pitkethly created the Nardagani reading system approximately nine years ago. She has lived in the Wood River Valley for 22 years. In her spare time, she enjoys glassblowing. When I went to Japan in my mid-20s, I learned to read Japanese in one week. Yes, only one week! I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t understand what I was reading at first, but that came soon enough. The reason I could learn Japanese so easily is because they developed a system so that every citizen could read and contribute to society. Ninetynine percent of Japanese people can read. Studies show that nearly 40 percent of Americans are challenged readers. Go to proliteracyworldwide and check out our literacy rate for yourself. I created Nardagani (sounds like Origami) like the Japanese system so that reading English would be easy. When you go to my website,, and learn the 12 symbols of Nardagani, you will see why reading English is so very complicated.


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In her free time, Narda enjoys glass blowing.

Any reader can teach a challenged reader Nardagani in about 45 minutes. After about one week practicing with the sound map and the book, most

people will be reading English easily. My website will be updated in about a week with new videos and better understanding. twp Stand by!

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indy and Hayley Hinojosa are the â&#x20AC;&#x153;mother-daughterâ&#x20AC;? owners of Precision Haircuts at Hayleywood Salon, located at 4th and Washington in Ketchum. Both have lived in the Wood River Valley for 18 years, and have been partners for five months. Not only did Cindyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s husband bring them here, but grandparents and customers after all these years are now family. According to mom Cindy, â&#x20AC;&#x153;When raising a child here, your spare time interests collide â&#x20AC;&#x201C; soaking in the hotsprings, ice skating, Hayley being rodeo queen for three years, dirt bike riding, soccer, basketball and gardening â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and we love to travel to new places around the world. But there is no place like home!â&#x20AC;? Cindy grew up in Portland, Ore., on a dead-end street, where she made friends with Shelley Enyart. Her father was a famous hairdresser,

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John Enyart, who inspired not only Cindy, but her sister and another friend, Tara, to graduate high school and attend beauty school together. After working in Portland for 12 years, Cindy met the man of her dreams who was visiting from Hailey, Idaho. They married and moved to the Wood River Valley, where he was a famous builder. Mike Hinojosa built two of Cindyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s salons, but the current one her daughter and her put together. They had a good teacher â&#x20AC;&#x201C; how to do it alone â&#x20AC;&#x201C; as their hero had passed four years ago. Cindy and Hayley, his daughter, know he is smiling down on them each day. Hayley attended school at Paul Mitchellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s school in downtown Portland, where she did a cover for a magazine, and worked with private designers. Hayley followed in her momâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s footsteps â&#x20AC;&#x201C; as Cindy says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The greatest compliment to any parent.â&#x20AC;?

Hayley and Cindy Hinojosa

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Working together in our new salon we just opened is a blessing. My goal has always been to offer the best price in town, in both locations, Ketchum and Bellevue.â&#x20AC;? twp

Primavera Plants & Flowers Karen Dickens

(208) 726-7788


uring the winter of 1974, I opened my newly-remodeled store in Hailey, with sea grass floors, cut aspen log plant stands, a wagon-wheel plant hanger, and bark-filled shelves complete with live tree frogs and sprouting wood mushrooms. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve come a long way since those days and now Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve come full circle! Fast forward 12 years. My first child was my businessâ&#x20AC;Śand then along came Sierra Sophia. I called the doctor from the shop after I was in labor to say it would be awhile until I could get there, since I had to make some bouquets and more â&#x20AC;&#x153;deliveries.â&#x20AC;? Sierra was born that snowy night in February of 1986. At 6, Sierra discovered her passion â&#x20AC;&#x201C; figure skating â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and by 16, she left family, home and pets to pursue her dream as a competitive figure skater, later becoming the top skater from the state of Idaho, and ranked fifth on the West Coast of the USA. After growing up on the counter in a basket, some 24

Karen Dickens (right) and her daughter Sierra/

years later, Sierra has come home to Primavera as a premier floral designer and decorator. She adds a breath of fresh air and youth to the shop. (Many of our clientele remember her as a

child.) What a beautiful blessing and a complete compliment to Primaveraâ&#x20AC;Ś a second generation that is teaching me new things every day! twp

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Teresa Hiramatsu

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eresa Hiramatsu is the owner of PURE, a skin care and cosmetics store located at 651 Sun Valley Road. Teresa managed PURE for eight years, and then purchased the business approximately three months ago. She has lived in the Valley for 25 years. According to Teresa, “PURE provides the highest quality skin care and cosmetic products for everyone, from all walks of life.  I want to provide a positive, personal and pleasurable experience for my clients. My goal is to have a well-stocked inventory with the best products available to suit everyone’s needs – men, women, teens and children.” Teresa adds that “The experience (of owning PURE) educated me about the ups and downs of business, especially in our fluctuating economy.” Her spare-time interests include hiking, traveling, baking, eating, makeup and fashion. twp

Pure Body Pilates Alysha Beth Oclassen

(208) 720-3238

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y name is Alysha Beth Oclassen. I’m a Pilates and dance instructor, massage therapist and owner of Pure Body Pilates, Movement and Massage Studio, LLC, Hailey. I’ve been in the Valley off and on since 1980 and I’m a proud alum of Wood River High. In my spare time I love to dance! I’m also a graduate of Cornish College of the Arts and the founder of Dirty Feet Dance Company, the Valley’s only professional dance group. We are an eclectic group of dancers and choreographers, performing original works from many styles, such as contemporary and belly dance. Our next show is November 13-14 at The Liberty Theatre in Hailey. We’re featuring choreography to music from “Chicago”. Check it out! I was introduced to Pilates at 16 to correct some faulty movement patterns and to gain greater strength and awareness of my body in my dancing. Pilates has helped me to find fluid control in movement and keeps me injury-free. I loved the work so much that I went for my certification, completing it in 2000. Pure Body Pilates’s greatest asset is its instructors. All of us are trained in different styles and come from very different backgrounds. We each teach our own special blend of all we have learned, making it possible for our clients to find the perfect instructor for exactly what they need and receive very specialized attention. And, most of all, we love what we do! It is a joy to share such a unique way to exercise with the Valley. twp

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Spa Beleza - Your Petite Retreat (208) 725-0708


pa Beleza, Your Petite Retreat. Spa Beleza, the most pristine, comfortable place to relax and feel pampered. Centrally located in downtown Hailey. Uniquely offering: Body Mixing Lab ~ where you can mix your own personal body scrub and body butter; Makeup Station ~ that is extremely affordable and suited for women who like the natural and/or glamorous look. The Spa’s newest feature: Skin Bar ~ work with a skin professional and do your own facial with professional products. The women in charge of Spa Beleza’s success are: Kristi Sutton ~ A licensed cosmetologist for over 20 years, offering the finest in men’s haircuts. Kristi expanded with esthetics three years ago. Receiving advanced education in waxing, rosacea skin, environmental sensitivities, peels and therapeutic touch. Kristi has a calming and healing approach. Rachel McLaughlin ~ A licensed cosmetologist and specialized makeup artist. She also offers invigorating body scrubs, body bronzing, waxing and facials. She has a natural ability to make everyone look and feel their best. Collette Nicholson-Rainey ~ A licensed esthetician for over 30 years. Collette has a well-developed insight for product ingredient and knowledge for your

skin type and conditions needs. Collette has evolved in being unsurpassed in acne care, skin peels and cosmetics tattoo artist. She also works with aroma therapy oils and has developed her own personal healing touch

Sun Valley Eyeworks (208) 726-8749


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$20 deposit required to hold spot and will be applied to product or peel purchase


nne McLean is owner of Sun Valley Eyeworks. She has lived in the Valley for 35 years. Says Anne, “Like many, I came here to ski in 1975 with my husband, fell in love with the area, moved here, and opened my doors in 1988.  I have watched the business grow with the town.  It has been a great ride!” Anne believes Sun Valley Eyeworks is unique because of its “unparalleled customer service and the ability to style our customers right!” Her spare-time interests include “all that this Valley has to offer – hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, and more.” twp

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on injuries, post-surgical sites and emotional issues. All three are quoted as the “Best Wax Technicians,” from eyebrow design to the more intimate Brazilian with attention to detail. twp

Sun Valley Fabric Granary

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Rebecca Mitchell

(208) 788-1331


ebecca Mitchell, owner of Sun Valley Fabric Granary, has been a parttime resident of the Wood River Valley for the past 15 years – full time for the past five years. After 35 years as an operating room nurse, Mitchell turned her quilting hobby into a new career by purchasing Hailey’s quilt shop. After renovating the building that formerly housed Wood River Furniture and Antiques, she moved the shop to the current location on Main Street. The renovation, designed to preserve the integrity of the original building, also provides a unique backdrop to display beautiful quilts, patterns and books. Says Mitchell, “I gain inspiration and keep informed about new fabric trends by traveling to international quilt markets. I also find seminars specifically designed for fabric and quilt shop owners very beneficial.” Mitchell considers it an honor to be the only quilting/fabric store in the Wood River Valley. She works hard to maintain a large inventory to meet the needs of the local community, offering a wide range of sewing notions, patterns, books, and quilting classes. Mitchell’s goal is to provide patterns and fabrics unique to this area to inspire loyal local customers and the many tourists who frequent her shop. Sun Valley Fabric Granary features popular fabrics by

several internationally-known fabric artists, such as Amy Butler and Kaffe Fassett. According to Mitchell, “We are very fortunate to have instructors who teach the latest techniques in hand-appliqué and machine-pieced projects. We frequently display new quilts, usually sewn by local quilters, to showcase the wealth of artistic talent in the Wood River Valley, and to provide creative inspiration and encouragement to those who love ‘all things fabric’.” In her spare time, Mitchell enjoys traveling with her husband, relaxing with family and friends, reading, sewing, fishing and laughing with her 12 grandchildren – and still manages to spend plenty of time quilting! twp

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Karen Province and Sue Radford

(208) 788-2164


aren Province at Sweetwater and and Sue Radford, found themselves workboth local Realing for an extraorditors since 2005, are the nary company. current sales team of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hiring us as their Sweetwater Community boots on the ground and Realty, LLC. Karen has supporting our vision lived in the Wood River and passion to make Valley 13 years, and Sweetwater more than was employed for a time a developmentâ&#x20AC;Ś a comat Moritz Community munity with lifestyle Hospital in Sun Valand shared amenities. ley. Sue has lived here We extend our gratitude seven years, and was a to this community for stay-at-home mom for their shared support,â&#x20AC;? part of that time. Both say Karen and Sue. enjoy hiking, biking, Sweetwater Comshopping, remodeling, munity Realty is two and visiting family and personalities with friends. one focus and shared Karen and Sue both values. Karen Province and Sue Radford began their real estate Stop in at our office careers in 2005 after (Sweetwater Clubyears in the medical house). Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find one and teaching fields. With a plan, passion and vior both of us to greet you with a big smile! sion, they accepted an on-site sales team position twp

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ara Bella Flowers, owned for eight years by Tara Hoff Ooms, is specifically focused on floral design, weddings, parties and special events â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x153;although we still love the single delivery to make someone happy,â&#x20AC;? says Tara. Taraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s career as a florist began when she was 16 years old, when she interned with Leaf and Petal in Birmingham, Alabama, where she worked and trained for five years. This is where she refined her Southern charm. After moving to Sun Valley in 1980, she managed the Sun Valley Garden Center for 10 years before starting Tara Bella Flowers eight years ago. Taraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attention to detail, coupled with sister Heidiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interior design skills (Heidi runs the successful Heidi Stearns Interior Design), has created an unbeatable team for all your events, weddings or parties. They call her â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heidi Bellaâ&#x20AC;? around the shop. Taraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s love of flowers and making people happy shines through.


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It is evident that everything that comes out of her shop has her special touch and is just how she would have it for her own special event. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget Tara Bellaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annu-

al Christmas market at her shop Dec. 10-11, 2010. There will be local and regional artisans and lots of Christmas gift ideas available for the weekend. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll look forward to seeing you! twp

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Pilates/Core Strength 9 am; Spin Bike 5:45 pm; Yoga 7 pm Thursday: Back Class 8:15 am; Power Hour Noon; Body Blast 4:30 pm; and Zumba Blast 5:30 pm Friday: Tai Chi (beginners) 9 am Saturday: Restorative Yoga 10 am

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hen I want to treat myself, I head right over to the Third Floor Salon in Hailey. When I leave, I feel like a million bucks!â&#x20AC;? said client Kris Cronin. Located on the third floor at the Pine Street Station in Hailey, husband and wife owners Bob and Joanne Brand have been serving their clients for the past nine years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Third Floor is the best working environment I have been in,â&#x20AC;? said Bob. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The natural lighting and the mountain views are spectacular.â&#x20AC;? But it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just the view and stateof-the-art equipment that keep the clients coming back, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the service. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Joanne has been cutting my hair since I moved here from San Diego eight years ago,â&#x20AC;? said client Dayle Ohlau. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She knows my hair, and the products that work with my hair, and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like that with everybody â&#x20AC;&#x201C; just amazing. The team at the Third Floor always want you to be happy and pleased with the service you receive, and they go

:LWK .ULVW\/RJDQ-HZHOU\ out of their way to accommodate you.â&#x20AC;? The Third Floor uses top-ofthe-line skin care and hair care products including Bumble & Bumble, Physiodermie, Redken, and the new Coppola Smoothing Therapy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our salon is dedicated to providing our staff with the highest level of education and


expertise in the beauty industry,â&#x20AC;? said Joanne. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been here before, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d love to have you come up and meet me, Bob, Shellie Lard, April Peterson and Ami Stokes, as well as our esthetician, Maurine Byrne. Call 578-7779.â&#x20AC;? twp

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the third floor Want good skin? Go smooth. Microdermabrasion is one of the most popular, time-proven methods that improves skin tone at the cellular level even after 1 treatment: â&#x20AC;˘ acne â&#x20AC;˘ stretch marks â&#x20AC;˘ acne scars â&#x20AC;˘ age spots â&#x20AC;˘ enlarged pores â&#x20AC;˘ wrinkles Fall Specials: 3 Microdermabrasion Treatments for $180 (We use only Physiodermie, LED and Microdermabrasion professional equipment for our treatments.)

Facials $75 20% off all Physiodermie products until Nov. 1 Visit our Wax Boutique/Facial Room and ask about our wax card. Your 10th wax is FREE!!! Call for appointment with Maurine Byrne The Third Floor Salon


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Kristy Logan, owner of Willow Papery.


risty Logan is the owner of Willow Papery. In 2008, Kristy moved to the Wood River Valley for love. She left her job as executive vice president of Television for Tapestry Films to follow her heart, as well as pursue her passion for jewelry design. In a short time, her creations were carried in stores in the Valley, as well as in Beverly Hills.  Once Logan was settled, she became involved with local non-profit organizations. She is sponsorship chair for the Share Your Heart Ball to benefit Camp Rainbow Gold and is grant chair for the Little Black Dress Club-Wood River.  In July of 2010, Kristy purchased Willow Papery in Ketchum, where she has diligently worked to build on an already established and successful foundation. Willow Papery carries Kristy Logan Jewelry; Arzberger, Craneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & William Arthur personalized and boxed stationery; offers in-store personalization; several different lines of greeting cards, gift wrap and ribbon; as well as a variety of gift items.  Lastly, in addition to the store inventory, Willow Paperyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s customer service is in a class of its own. Kristyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spare-time interests include philanthropy involvement, tennis, jewelry design, and spending time twp with her husband and friends.

Worth Repeating Consignment Marilee Hansen

(208) 726-9440

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arilee Hansen, owner of Worth Repeating Consignment, has lived in the Valley for 42 years. She has owned Worth Repeating â&#x20AC;&#x201C; now in its spacious new location at 471 N. Leadville Ave., in Ketchum â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for the past six years.  Marilee came to the Valley right out of high school with a group of friends from Manhattan Beach, Calif. She arrived here when she was 18, with basically no experience, and so worked at, as she says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;practically every restaurant and bar in this townâ&#x20AC;? for 35 years.  Her first home was a tepee up Twin Creeks in Elkhorn (before Twin Creeks even existed!). She cocktailed at Whiskeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, and occasionally rode her horse to work, tying her up outside on Main Street. About six years ago Marilee decided to follow her passion for collecting fun and eclectic things, designing and, of course, fashion, and purchased Worth Repeating.  Her business is unique in that she carries furniture, art AND clothing and jewelry with lots of accessories. In what little spare time she has, Marilee loves to be outdoors, mountain biking, walking with her â&#x20AC;&#x153;rescueâ&#x20AC;? dogs, taking yoga classes at the Y, and enjoying dinner and movies with friends. twp

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Women in Business Supplement  

Women in Business, 2010

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Women in Business, 2010