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"the Peoria Chamber of Commerce will hold a Coffee is for Closers from 7 to 8 a.m. Thursday, September 26."

Welcome, everyone, to another edition of Business Briefcase, where we address all the great happenings in the local business world — whether it be openings, closings, construction and development, ribbon-cutting ceremonies and expansions, chamber mixers and networking events or something else.

This week’s news brings a new wellness spa, the return of a season-favorite Halloween store, some Peoria Chamber of Commerce, and more. Here’s the news!

First, Salted Desert is a wellness spa at 8996 W. Union Hills Drive, Suite 103. The type of wellness, however, could be argued as unique. A form of breathing therapy, Salted Desert promotes halotherapy, or dry salt inhalation. The drug-free, noninvasive spa provides clients 10-minute dry salt inhalation sessions in a private booth. According to the spa, salt is naturally absorbent and helps the body eliminate toxins. It has been used to treat respiratory and skin conditions. And the spa’s owners, Jen and Pete Grant, have experience in health-related fields — Jen as a licensed massage therapist with a degree in social services and nutrition  and Pete as a critical care registered nurse for 13 years. For more information on the spa or to learn about halotherapy contact

Since it is almost the spooky season, Spirit Halloween stores are reopening around the Valley in preparation for customers to find their best Halloween costumes. There are two locations in Peoria. The first is at 9824 W. Northern Avenue and the second is at 24640 N. Lake Pleasant Parkway, Suite 105. Go pick up a new costume to win the best dress at a Halloween party! For more information, visit

If you are looking to talk business with other individuals, there will be a Peoria Chamber mixer from 5 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 25, at the Links Neighborhood Grill, 18823 N. Country Club Parkway. Although registration is required, it free for chamber members and $10 for future members. For more information, visit

Then, the Peoria Chamber of Commerce will hold a Coffee is for Closers from 7 to 8 a.m. Thursday, September 26. Members will be admitted free, but they can bring a guest one time for free. For future members admission is $10. It will be held at Union Coffee, 6750 W. Thunderbird Road. It will be about review opportunities versus ideal customers. Also, there will be a discussion on lead generation and preparing for “high-gain” customer conversations. For more information, contact Scot Andrews at 623-979-3601 or visit   

Finally, from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, October 5, Larry H. Miller Toyota Peoria at 8633 W. Bell Road will host a free event called “Keyes to Car Seat Safety.” It will help raise awareness for child passenger safety. There will be certified child passenger safety technicians, teaching how to correctly install and maintain a car seat.

That’s all the briefs for this week. Thanks for reading!

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