Dear Community Member,
 
Today is the official launch of One Ridgway! 
 
One Ridgway is an initiative to encourage, reward and celebrate your local purchases.  The model is simple, but with your participation, the impact on our community can be significant.





*A step-up purchase is a purchase from a local business or professional that you have never been to before, or special, increased patronage to a business that you frequent.
 
Visit the webpage to learn more and the Facebook page to participate. 
 
Every month we will share specials and prizes from our local businesses, and we will also highlight a "Local Business of Month" in an effort to further personalize the experience of shopping locally. 
 
Finally, we want to be sharing just how significant local purchases are for our entire community.  When you shop locally, approximately 68% of that purchase is reinvested into our community in many ways.  When you purchase outside of our community, nothing stays in our community.  Learn more in the Why It Matters tab of the One Ridgway webpage. 
 
Thank you in advance for participating in One Ridgway and in turn, supporting not only our local businesses, but our entire community! 
 


November Edition: Health and Wellness
 
The groundwork of all happiness is health.  There are many wonderful businesses right here in Ridgway dedicated to supporting your own health and wellness. We encourage you to explore our local businesses as you find important ways to take care of yourself and family.  You can find many local Health and Wellness businesses here at the RidgwayColorado.com  website .  
 
This includes our many wonderful massage therapists, at places like Wholeness: Massage and Bodywork, the Chipeta Spa, and our featured Local Business of Month, the Glow Day Spa & Salon
 
Wholeness: Massage and Bodywork has submitted specials as well as a great One Ridgway prize this month (see below).  Wholeness: Massage & Bodywork specializes in providing therapuetic, integrative & deeply nurturing massage in beautiful downtown Ridgway.
 
Our health businesses also include best-in-class physical therapy and chiropractic work, including In Motion Therapy and Balance Natural Medicine.  Balance provides a variety of personalized therapies including chiropractic, nutritional medicine, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, comprehensive lab evaluation, and laser therapy.
 
Our friends at Mountain Medical Center shared with us that flu season is right around the corner and MMC has the quadrivalent influenza vaccine in stock and ready for you today!  Did you know? MMC recently completed is Masters 1 designation and is currently working on achieving Masters 2 designation.  Ask for details next time you visit MMC, one the region's premiere health care providers, based right here in Ridgway!
 
We encourage you to explore all of the local business categories at RidgwayColorado.com so you can find more great places to make your Step-Up purchases this month! 
 
Next month's theme will be "Ridgway's Restaurants."  Please note that narrative content is based on direct submissions from local businesses and available space.   December submissions can be made here.  

WINNERS AND PRIZES
THIS MONTH'S PRIZES
Due to several great contributions from local businesses, we're excited to be giving out more prizes than we anticipated.  We will select winners based on your Step-Up Facebook posts to the One Ridgway page, so please share your Step-Up activity this month! 
  1. Wholeness: Massage and Bodywork = One complimentary 30 minute massage, which can be added on to a paid service or used by itself.  A $40 value!
  2. Glow Day Spa & Salon = $25 gift certificate good for use on any of Glow's products or services.
  3. RIGS Adventure CO = Free RIGS Baseball Cap!
  4. Exotic Earth Coffee = Free 1lb bag of some of the freshest, high-quality coffee around! 
THIS MONTH'S ONE RIDGWAY SPECIALS
Thank you to this month's submitters and please mention "One Ridgway" when you use a local special!
This Month's ONE RIDGWAY Specials
Special November pies!  Delicious homemade pumpkin and apple pies to order.  10inch pumpkin = $10.99 and 10 inch apple = $12.99.  Visit the sandwich shop or call today 970-626-9827!
Ongoing $40 new client rate: All new clients receive their first 60 minute massage for just $40!

Seasonal special: As the leaves change and the temperatures drop, imagine the yumminess of a hot stone massage to relax, nourish and settle your body and mind. Come enjoy a hot stone massage today! 90 minutes for $125 or 2 hours for $165 (Offer expires November 30, 2016).

10% off your New Patient Appointment (scheduled during Health and Wellness Month).  Balance Natural Medicine offers the most personalized, comprehensive and clinically proven nutritional medicine,hyperbaric oxygen and chiropractic services to help you live a healthy and happy life. Call 970-626-7137 to schedule your appointment!
$58 Sports Physicals for Students (payable in full at time of service for those children who don't have insurance that covers annual well child checks). 
Becky is holding free hair styling classes!

Friday, November 11  (5pm-8pm)
Saturday, November 12  (5pm-8pm)
Sunday, November 13  (10am-noon)

Bring your flat irons, wands, crimpers, curling irons, and maybe a friend to help practice with.  We encourage all moms and dads to join, brothers, sisters, young and old! Learn new and fun ways to style your hair!

This month we are also offering 15% all waxing.
Locals only coffee discount!  1 lb coffee for $10.55 after tax for Ouray County locals.
Joint pain and body aches? RMC is offering a 10% Discount on all Non-Psychoactive Topicals, including lotions and crèmes to help all your aches and pains. Mention One Ridgway to receive the discount!
Receive an additional 10% OFF already marked Sales Items in the Fly Shop over the months of November & December (Sales Items Only).
  • Ridgway Gallery
1 0% off custom picture framing to new customers.  Perfect for a special holiday present!
$25 gift certificate to the Mountain Market for the first person to sign a one year listing agreement with Kari Wage in the month of November.  Call Kari today at 970-729-0300 or Kari@PonderosaRE.com

Local businesses, please begin submitting specials and prizes content for the December edition here. Our December theme will be "Ridgway Restaurants" and the submission deadline is 11/28.


Local Business of the Month
Mimi and Becky celebrate the grand reopening!
Glow Day Spa & Salon 
A Family Business to its Core 

There are few businesses you can visit knowing the owner was born just 20 yards from the storefront.  Glow Day Spa & Salon, owned by Mercedes "Mimi" Gall, is one of those places.  That deep personal connection is reflected in the love and care Mimi and her staff strive to provide every customer.
 
Mimi, a licensed aesthetician, started Glow Day Spa & Salon in 2011. Becky Jacobs joined in 2015.  Becky is a Colorado native and a professional stylist and cosmetologist who has been the Ridgway area for over 10 years.
 
Mimi describes the goal of Glow " for people to feel good and feel loved, and to enjoy every minute." Glow offers a wide variety of services and treatments including: hair services (women and men), hair treatments, skin care, including microdermabrasion, nail services, waxing, eyelash extensions, make-up, and more.   
 
When I asked Mimi to highlight some of her services that have a particularly strong impact on health and wellness, she made an important point.  She noted that certainly all of the skin care treatments, and services like microdermabrasion which supports anti-aging and skin rejuvenation, as well as the massage services, all have significant health and wellness impact.  However anything that makes you feel good about yourself is also 'health and wellness' as it impacts your mindset and self-esteem.  Becky's expertise, including hair services and treatments, is particularly focused on making you feel good and happy with how you share yourself with the world.  How you feel about yourself is core to health and wellness.  
 
As of this Fall, in keeping with the family theme, Mimi and Becky are now joined by Mimi's sister Anamaria Worswick, a licensed massage therapist.  Ana is fusing the healing capacities of locally sourced botanicals and massage therapy to create a unique wellness and relaxation experience.  
 
When asked for wisdom when it comes to skin care, Mimi highlighted a good rule of thumb: 15% of skin care is done at the Spa and 85% is done at home.  A quality spa appointment is a good first step but maintenance through quality skin care products is what ensures lasting results. I analogized this to just like a tune-up on your car only lasts with regular oil changes and maintenance, and without continual care, the long-term impact on the vehicle can be costly.  Glow offers a wide selection of professional skin and hair products and Mimi and Becky will help customize recommended products to meet your needs.  
 
When asked for final thoughts, Mimi circled back to family.  A mother of two herself (Cameron is four and Gemma a sweet three-month old), Mimi is also raising the next generation.  A generation that she hopes when they are grown-up will be able to afford to live and thrive in our special community.  She emphasized how supporting Glow, just as supporting all of our local businesses does, impacts many lives and futures. 
 
Glow Day Spa & Salon is open by appointment, including weekend and evening appointments. Wellness, relaxation and rejuvenation is a just a phone call to 970-318-0383 away.  Learn more about Glow at their website and on Facebook.  
 
Thank you for supporting Glow Day Spa & Salon, all of our health and wellness businesses and professionals, and all of our wonderful local businesses.