ABOUT THE BLC HEADQUARTERS
BLC "Better Living Center" Headquarters was birth from EL SHADDAI ENTERPRISES, where the primary mission has been to teach others how to become healthy, how to build wealth, and how to fulfill their unique vision, while providing a creative space for our community to use their talents, resources, abilities, and passions (T.R.A.P.S.) in positive expressions of art and media.
Formally was known as EL SHADDAI ENTERPRISES - Better Living & Wellness Center, and founded by nurse and medical missionary, Isabelle R. Dickens, RN, PA, MSN, in 1986. Since then our primary goal has been to build a long lasting foundation through teaching the 8 Laws of Health, and using the acronym NEW START; Nutrition, Exercise, Water, Sunshine, Temperance, Air, Rest and Trusting Relationships. We know that health is our most valuable asset, and our goal is to continue the legacy of teaching others how to protect this asset, while living a long, healthy life. We believe that good health is a choice.
The Secondary goal of the BLC Headquarters is to increase the financial IQ of our community. We do this by offering free or low-cost courses, including; Budgeting 101, How to Reduce Debt and Increase Income, Credit Management 101, and How to Plan for Retirement. We further encourage the participants to determine their specific T.R.A.P.S. in order to pursue their purpose, which clarifies the specific reasons for maintaining health and building wealth.
BLCH supports its free or low-cost courses to the public by being self-reliant as possible. We allow the community to use the space at reduced rates for community and family oriented events. This location provides a space for any creative activity or gathering place for hosting health and nutrition classes, rehearsals, workshops and seminars, casting calls, filming, listening parties, book signings, trunk shows, intimate celebrations for any special occasion, and so much more. We welcome all creative hearts and minds to utilize this special location to produce their unique vision and become a benefit to our community.
You will always feel welcome at the BLCH.
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BOOK THE BLCH
REHEARSALS & TABLE READS ETC. @$55/HR
EVENTS, WORKSHOPS, POP-UP SHOPS ETC. @$115/HR
Three-Hour (3) Minimum For Bookings
(not including your set up or breakdown time)
WHAT IS THE GUEST CAPACITY?
Our capacity is 85 guests for all venue rentals.
Covid compliance per event
WHAT'S THE SQUARE FOOTAGE?
The total square footage of the facility is approximately 2,000 sq ft.
WHAT'S THE MINIMUM OF HOURS WHEN BOOKING?
We have a 3 -Hour Event minimum. Set Up and Break Down is not included in your 3-hour minimum.
CAN I DO A WALK THROUGH TO SEE THE SPACE?
Virtual walk-throughs coming soon.
YES. Every booking request receives one (1) complimentary walk-through.
Any additional walk-throughs will be an additional fee of $25.00
We are available for walk-throughs on Tuesdays and Fridays,
by APPOINTMENT ONLYY between 11am and 5pm.
WHAT IS THE DEPOSIT FOR BOOKING YOUR SPACE?
Currently, there are three types of Bookings at the BLC Headquarters,
Day Booking, Long Term Booking, and Resident Booking.
DAY BOOKING: 50% Deposit is required and is non-refundable
LONG TERM BOOKING: 30% Deposit required to hold dates up to 4 months,
along with a weekly Payment Plan Agreement
RESIDENT BOOKING: $100 deposit required to hold dates of 5 months or more,
along with a weekly Payment Plan Agreement.
PERSONNEL FEE: There is a $20 per hour fee for onsite Staffing Host (already included in rate).
Deposits Are Non-Refundable within 30 days prior to schedule dates for long-term and resident bookings.
Non-Refundable $75 dollar clean up fee.
WHAT ARE YOUR METHODS OF RECEIVING PAYMENTS?
We can receive payments via Cash App, Venmo, PayPal, and Square, which will include a Processing Fee; Cash; and Money Order.
PayPal payments require an additional 5% fee. Square payments require an additional 2.75% fee. We also accept payments and or DONATIONS via Cash App at $blcheadquarters.
We do not accept checks.
WHAT IS THE PARKING SET UP?
There are 5 to 10 parking spaces in our closest lot behind the building,
24 spaces in the upper lot, 80 space in the Public Lot just East of High School,
and street parking with no meters.
WHAT ARE THE GUIDELINES WHEN HAVING PROPERTY ON THE PREMISES?
We are not responsible for any damages to your property or any lost property.
Vendors are responsible for their own property while on the premises.
Moving or Hanging items on the curtains in the venue is not prohibited.
All items belonging to the venue must be moved by the onsite attendant.
ARE THERE ANY SAFETY GUIDELINES?
Electric candles are preferred, but candles with real fire must be paired with an acceptable votive under BLCH guidelines.
We do allow chafing dish heaters when set on heat-resistant ceramic plating to prevent burning the tables.
If your event is at night, you are responsible for providing uniformed security.
WHAT ARE THE STANDARD AMENITIES THAT COMES WITH BOOKING?
2 Deluxe Restrooms
2 Automatic Hand Sanitizer Stands
Lobby String Lights
Dry Erase Board
Black Wall Table
10 by 10-foot Outdoor Patio Area
Corner Built-In Desk w/Sink
3 built-in tables for event settings
13 Non-Folding Chairs
REVIEW OUR EQUIPMENT RENTAL LISTING FOR ADDITIONAL AMENITIES
Expect A Response From Our Administrative Office Within 48 hours
LIFE AT THE BLCH
We've been honored to have some amazing guests at the Better Living Center,
and it has been a joy to see their visions come to life.
Our hearts are full when a dream becomes reality.
We welcome events and gatherings that nurtures the mind, body, soul and spirit,
while connecting family, friends, professionals, and the community.
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"THE BLC HEADQUARTERS HAS GIVEN US THE CHANCE TO EXPAND, PRODUCE,
AND EXECUTE MANY IDEAS AND VISIONS IN A SPACE WHERE CREATIVITY IS WELCOMED."
- Ophelia Harper, CEO of ClayHouse Visual Branding Firm
"THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS!"
- Rafeal Henderson, CEO of Cherished Moments Production
"GLAD TO KNOW THAT THERE IS A PLACE WHERE A BALANCED AND
HEALTHIER LIFE IS A PRIORITY."
- Jessica Wilson, Nutritionist