National Massage Therapy Awareness Week is in NC

NC ProclamationNational Massage Therapy Awareness Week is happening October 25-31, 2015. As in the past, I have gotten official proclamations from Pat McCrory, the Governor of North Carolina and Nancy Vaughan, the Mayor of Greensboro, NC. This year I was also able to get them from the mayors of High Point, NC and Burlington, NC. I actually sent requests to about 10 different municipalities in my area but have (so far) only received these.

North Carolina Proclamation                                               Greensboro Proclamation

High Point Proclamation                                                     Burlington Proclamation

greensboro proclamtionAll of the proclamations will be on display at my spa in Greensboro, A to Zen Massage for the rest of the year – and probably until next year’s event. Pictures of them are all below and PDF copies are available to download for free by clicking the links above the photos.

Note: You will have to share your contact information to receive the download(s). To avoid having to enter your information more than once, click the second link BEFORE you close out your transaction and it should put the items into one cart. If not, please be patient and enter your info again. I am out of the country on a much needed vacation this week so please don’t send any negative emails about having to type a few extra words. Thanks!

For more information and ideas on how YOU can get involved in National Massage Therapy Awareness Week in your practice, city and state, CLICK HERE. There’s still time to spread the word about the awesomeness, efficacy and legitimacy of Massage Therapy as a healing art and profession. Thank you for making the effort to do so!

burlington proclamation    high point proclamation

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The ABCs of PR

Photo by Janis Antonek
Felicia outside of A to Zen ~ Photo by Janis Antonek

Recently I was featured in a local blog, GreensboroDailyPhoto.com. The blogger, Janis Antonek, is a teacher by day and blogs about her passion, the city of Greensboro, NC in her free time. Each day she features photos she takes of different people, places, and events in our area along with a little write up about them. My mention, F is for Felicia, is part of a series she does on what she calls “ABC Wednesdays.”

How did I get featured? Networking with the local business owners in my neighborhood. One of them knew Janis and thought of me immediately when she needed an “F” name for this week’s post. I visit this neighbor’s business periodically, send her customers and let her know about specials and events we have coming up. It’s a pretty casual relationship, but one of several like this I’ve tried to establish.

The point is to say that you never know where your next client or opportunity to find them will come from. Be a good neighbor and get to know the professionals and businesses around you as it can lead to bigger and better things.

True, one article and piece of PR will not automatically make my business busier, nor guarantee any additional clients. However, being acquainted with my neighbors as well as being ready, willing and able to fit being available for the interview and photo shoot added one more trail people may use to find my business and services.

Look for and embrace opportunities like this whenever you can. By doing so, you may be the next name featured in someone’s else’s alphabet-related column!