Three new companies have not too long ago opened in Tallmadge, together with a therapeutic massage institution, a driving college — each positioned on East Avenue — and a shopper mortgage operation on South Avenue.
The Tallmadge Therapeutic Therapeutic massage & Wellness Heart at 116 East Ave. provides personalized therapeutic massage remedy periods for women and men, and youngsters from 12 to 17 with a mother or father current.
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Proprietor Lisa Holbrook stated she had been contemplating opening a enterprise for a number of years whereas she labored as a therapist for Summa Well being.
“I’ve been fascinated about it fairly some time,” she stated. “I knew I couldn’t proceed with hospice care. It was simply taking its toll on me emotionally.”
Holbrook stated she seemed first in Mogadore, however selected Tallmadge when an appropriate location grew to become obtainable.
“I used to be on the lookout for a spot to lease for fairly some time,” she stated.
Holbrook stated the constructing proprietor labored together with her on renovations, together with 4 therapy rooms, drywall and flooring.
She stated she has invested about $35,000 in her new enterprise, with assist from a Summit County small enterprise mortgage at a low rate of interest.
Holbrook stated she intends to construct her enterprise with high quality service and cheap charges for purchasers.
“I opened this place to make it inexpensive,” she stated.
Hourly charges at Tallmadge Therapeutic Therapeutic massage & Wellness Heart begin nicely under comparable institutions, she stated.
Therapeutic massage therapists on the enterprise are licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio.
The enterprise provides personalized leisure and therapeutic massages for its purchasers.
The companies held a ribbon-cutting not too long ago with Tallmadge Mayor David Kline, and opened on June 15, Holbrook stated.
Up to now, enterprise has been good and rising, Holbrook stated.
“I plan on hiring extra therapists as we develop,” she stated.
Republic Finance provides assists with invoice consoldation and extra
One other new enterprise, Republic Finance LLC, not too long ago opened at 578 South Ave. It provides shopper loans, together with invoice consolidation loans, private loans and emergency loans.
The corporate serves greater than 300,000 clients in 200 communities in 10 states, together with Ohio.
Driving Faculties of Ohio provides new location
Driving Faculties of Ohio has opened at 182 East Ave. It has places all through Summit County, together with the brand new Tallmadge location.
It provides a number of applications for teenagers and new drivers. It additionally provides juvenile driver enchancment applications and first offender courses.
The brand new enterprise not too long ago held a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Kline and its instructors on the new workplace.
Kline stated the three new companies are indicative of robust enterprise exercise within the metropolis.
“We’re doing extraordinarily nicely in Tallmadge,” the mayor stated. “We gauge that with revenue tax [receipts].”
Kline stated receipts are above projections and town reveals development in new and present companies.
“West Avenue, the hall alongside there — which is extra automotive — you see the automobile dealerships there increasing their presence,” he stated.
He cited the enlargement of Dermamed Coating Co., Jetpack’s renovation of the 83,000-square-foot Waltco constructing and Speelman Electrical as examples of bigger corporations discovering town a great place to find and develop. Jetpack and Speelman each make use of 200 or extra folks.
Kline stated companies within the metropolis, like these all through the U.S., have a sustained labor scarcity to take care of, however new enterprise development is sweet.
“I feel it is positively recovering,” he stated.
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