Sometimes PEERS will meet at one of our members’ business. For our meeting yesterday Chris had invited us to Valley Eye Care.
We were greeted by some of the VEC staff that was nice enough to come in for our early meeting time (7:30am) and a spread of gluten-free muffins, scones, and other treats (thank you Blue Monkey Bakery). The meeting began as usual with our 15-30 second commercials for our businesses followed by referrals.
Nadine (GF RN & RN On-Call) brought some very cool new GF cookbooks for the group to preview, one of which she wrote the foreward for (yay Nadine!), and is gearing up to host a new workshop on eating paleo. Karen’s (KidSpirit & GOTR) Girls on the Run teams will have a water station at the Corvallis Half-Marathon on Sunday morning. She is also hosting at post-half Initals Inc party with Lora at her house. Fun! And Julie’s (Tobias Weiss Design) chickens are bringing in lots of eggs… I got 2 doz.
We were spilt into two groups for the tour of Valley Eye Care. We got to see the upstairs lab area where they shape lenses for glasses frames and learn about some of the advancements in lens material. Then we went downstairs to see some of the new equipment and tools they have for getting a better look at their patient’s eyes. VEC offers a great selection of frames and services, including a complimentary eye exam for babies (around 6 months). Chris always reminds us to take good care of our eyes by wearing sunglasses whenever possible.
It was a fun, as always, to see the inner workings of another Corvallis business. Next week we’re meeting at another local business. Watch here for an update next week.