CONSULTING FIRM EXPANDS TO CURRY

June 27, 2000 11:00 pm

The consulting group Kinesis Inc. is expanding its services to offer assistance to organizations in Curry County.

Based in Ashland, Kinesis provides a spectrum of integrated services, specializing in strategic planning and facilitation, grant proposal development, public relations and graphic design.

I will be traveling regularly to Curry County to talk with interested clients, said Karen Carnival, chief executive officer. We are expanding our services because there isnt any single entity in the region providing the same breadth and scope of services that Kinesis provides.

We help non-profit organizations better serve the needs of their constituents and we help businesses to streamline their planning processes. The result is a more efficient system, which results in increased revenue for an organization.

Kinesis evolved out of Carnivals earlier business, Write Away, which focused on grant writing.

Since 1996, Carnival has obtained more than $1.8 million in awards for southern Oregon non-profits.

With the 1999 birth of Kinesis, service areas grew to include public relations, strategic planning, and graphic design with the inclusion of Joan Haukom, Wendy Maynard, and Shawn Busse on the Kinesis management team, and a core team of eight consultants who specialize in different areas, Carnival said.

Kinesis assembles the right group of professional contractors for each project to help organizations turn their ideas into dynamic results, Maynard said.

We strengthen our clients capabilities by providing tools that promote their organizations and build relationships with their target audiences, Maynard said.

Kinesis has worked with organizations in southern Oregon including Providence Community Health Foundation, Rogue Community College, the Rogue Institute for Ecology and Economy, Jefferson Public Radios Jefferson Monthly, Oregon Coalition on Housing and Homelessness, and the Parent Relief Nursery.

The Kinesis team may be reached at (541) 482-3600. For information, the companys web site address is http://www.kinesisinc.com.