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Faith Luce receives national award, Aug. 2009


Award-Winning Spirit

Area Business Owner Receives National Award

September 13, 2009
By Dennis Phillips dphillips@post-journal.com




Faith M. Luce, Herbs R 4 U owner, with the Ed Bashaw Spirit of Sharing Award and two other awards she received during the Nature’s Sunshine Products national convention held in Las Vegas last month. P-J photo by Dennis Phillips


Certified natural health professional Faith Luce not only can be considered a local expert on herbs and vitamins, but now can also be considered a national expert after winning a prestigious award last month.

Ms. Luce, Herbs R 4 U owner, was awarded the Ed Bashaw Spirit of Sharing Award by Nature's Sunshine Products during the company's annual national convention held in Las Vegas from Aug. 23-28.

''It's awarded to those who help people find a better pathway to health,'' Ms. Luce said. ''I was one of 8,000 people that could have won the award.''

The health consultant and iridologist not only was presented with the spirit award, but also received two other awards for being a top 10 sponsor and manager for Nature's Sunshine Products.

Ms. Luce said she knew she was going to be given the top 10 manager and sponsor awards, but had no idea that she would also be given the spirit award.

''I was there with my staff and they gave us a table up front by the stage and said 'It was for being a good sponsor,' but it was so I could be closer to the stage when they presented the spirit award,'' she said. ''It came as a total surprise to me. It was not only thrilling to receive the award for myself, but for my whole group.''

The best aspect about the national convention for Ms. Luce was not only winning the awards or being in Las Vegas but the educational classes that were offered during the convention.

''I learned so much and met so many nice people from all over the U.S.,'' she said. ''It was a wonderful learning experience.''

One of the reasons Ms. Luce might have won the national award was not only for her selling abilities, but the educational opportunities she offers to the community.

For instance, each Tuesday Ms. Luce teaches an education class on herbs called Herbal Hours in the classroom she has built in the basement of her store, which is also handicapped accessible with two handicapped bathrooms on the premise.

To go along with the Herbal Hours, Ms. Luce will be holding a special session in her business on Oct. 5 and 6 with a foot reflexologist, which is a therapeutic method of relieving pain by stimulating predefined pressure points on the feet and hands, and a thermograph expert, which deals with alternative health imaging, on Oct. 6 and 7.

Along with the educational opportunities and special sessions, Ms. Luce is also expanding the business by putting in an infrared sauna and by having a message and energy therapist on site.

The store is located at 1465 Foote Ave., Ext., and is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 484-0477.

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