New weight loss business opens downtown
There are many boutique gyms and fitness centers on Mercer Island, but a different kind of wellness business opened its doors over the summer. Ideal Weight Loss and Wellness opened at 2558 76th Ave. SE Suite 140 on July 18, across the street from Orangetheory Fitness, and next door to 212 Health and Fitness.
“We focus our services to those looking to lose weight by a healthy, sustainable method,” said Becky Shepherd, coach and clinic manager. “Our weight loss protocol is medically supervised, producing, predictable, repeatable and measurable results.”
Shepherd said dieters, supervised by Dr. Paul Lund, lose fat, not muscle, through a muscle-sparing, fat-targeting weight loss protocol and weekly check-ins.
For more, see www.idealweightlossandwellness.com.
Chamber to meet Sept. 21
The Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce invited the candidates running for City Council to speak at its September membership luncheon. The meeting will be from 12-1 p.m. on Sept. 21 at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center. The date was changed from Sept. 14.
The council candidates include Salim Nice for Position No. 2, Tom Acker and Joy Langley for Position No. 4 and Benson Wong and Mark Coen for Position No. 6.
RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 206-232-3404.
New Seasons renews B Corp certification
New Seasons Market has earned B Corp recertification, an independent, third-party affirmation of its triple bottom line commitments to staff, community and the environment alongside sustainable business growth.
New Seasons, which operates 21 grocery stores from the Bay Area to Puget Sound, became the world’s first Certified B Corporation grocer in 2013 and remains one of the only multi-location grocery retailers to achieve and sustain the rigorous certification.
The grocer also recently announced that it will open a location in the Central District of Seattle, at the corner of 23rd and E. Union St., in late 2018. In addition to its Mercer Island store, New Seasons will also open in Ballard next year.
B Corp recertification is comprehensive assessment of company practices, including governance, environmental and community impacts, staff benefits and culture that occurs every two years following a company’s initial B Corp certification. In addition to sustainable supply chain information, the B Corp recertification includes measures related to staff, environmental impact, community giving and governance. The company has adopted a zero waste goal and is leading policy advocacy on the minimum wage increase in Oregon.