Meet 5 Small Women-Owned Businesses that are Having Big Growth!
In the US alone, there are approximately 29 million small businesses, everything from food trucks to clothing boutiques. And while you hear a lot about the big name corporations, we figured it was high time to highlight a few small local brands carving out their own success in big, unique ways! These women-owned businesses would like to invite you to our Block Party at 400 North on June 13th from 3-5 pm to mingle, get to know each company’s health and wellness mission, services, and sample what they have to offer! The Block Party is a free outdoor event and family-friendly. Come mingle with health care providers and nutritionists, check out healthy cookbooks, listen to music, eat delicious food from Chef Shelly, sample the healthiest baby food on the market, see what family-inclusive exercises classes are available, and explore self care and stress relieving massage packages to add to your life!
1. Nutritional Healing
Owners: Kimberly Stoeger & Kerry Evers
When it comes to perfect health, there are no shortcuts. Perfect health stems from an exact science. Nutritional Healing believes in the scientific approach when designing nutrition & lifestyle programs, sustainable weight loss, discovering food sensitivities, gut health and enzyme testing, hormone testing and athletic performance to name a few. Nutritional Healing utilizes the top nutrition products available, along with the most sophisticated diagnostic tests to help you achieve optimal health. We can help you understand your body’s specific nutritional needs by offering:
- Body Composition Testing
- Customized Menu Planning
- Cardio-Metabolic Labwork
- Food Sensitivity Testing
- Enzyme Testing
- Genetic Testing
- Hormone Testing
- Vitamin & Mineral Testing
- Customized Supplements
Nutritional Healing pairs you with your own personal nutritionist and will menu plan with you based on your goals and personalized blood work results. Come see how we’re redefining health care!
Founding date: December 2010
- 2014 & 2017 FOX CITIES FUTURE 15 YOUNG PROFESSIONAL AWARDS
- 2014 – 2018 BEST OF THE VALLEY WINNER
- 2015 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE RISING STAR AWARD
- 2017 HOTV CHAMBER EMERGING LEADER OF THE YEAR AWARD
- 2018 WOMAN BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR
- 2018 FOX CITIES CHAMBER – EXEMPLARY MARKETING PERFORMANCE AWARD
- 2018 FOX CITIES CHAMBER – ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
2. Inspirations Dance and Fitness
Owner: Tricia Schewe
Inspirations Dance and Fitness is about inspiring individuals- women, men, children – to reach their highest potential inside and out through dance, movement, fitness, and motivation.
We provide high-quality, fun loving instruction with an emphasis on a whole body, whole mind, whole family approach that will enhance your life and overall feeling of confidence, strength, and well-being.
We want you to walk through our doors and feel at home.
Come Dance. Get Fit. Have FUN! Dance and Fitness for Everyone!
3. Ahava Salon and Spa
Owner: Bre Vandervelden
Ahava is that warm fuzzy feeling you get when you arrive – our dedication to be client focused. Ahava is a refuge from the busy world, peaceful and relaxing.
Ahava is Hebrew for love and commitment – it’s how we treat our clients.
Services include: bridal, hair, massage, nails and skincare
4. Little Food Co.
Owner: Amanda Santoro
Nutrition is vitally important during the first few years of life as it directly impacts the baby’s overall health, physical growth & cognitive development. Our son Jake, born at 25 weeks, inspired us to create the Little Food Co. Now a healthy & active 4 year old, Jake continues to eat our nutrient boosting purees daily. Every single recipe we sell is Jake tested & approved!
Typical baby food is over-processed, contains additives, fillers, and heated to extreme temperatures to create a shelf-stable product. Little Food Co purees are mom-made from scratch, feature locally sourced produce and frozen to seal in freshness & flavor.
Little Food Co has a whopping 30 innovative recipes to guide your baby on a journey of flavor! Research shows that exposing baby’s palate to new tastes from an early age helps prevent picky eaters as children grow. How cool is that!
Freshly prepared natural baby food made with USDA Certified Organic produce. Preservative free, gluten-free, vegan-friendly, non-GMO, dairy-free, mom-made.
5. Healthy Chef Shell
Owner: Shelly Platten
Cooking instructor, demo chef, corporate wellness and personal chef services to help you harness the power of delicious healthy eating!
Chef Shelly Platten is an award winning cook who has been involved in the food industry for over twenty years. She has been teaching classes and giving chef demos throughout central Wisconsin in venues ranging from adult continuing education courses and kids summer camp to farmers markets and women’s wellness days. In 2016 she graduated with high honors from FVTC with an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts and an Advanced Baking Certificate, and is a certified culinarian with the American Culinary Federation. Over the years she has entered recipe and cooking contests as a hobby and has won over 80 national and state prizes. Her winning recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, several local TV morning shows and in Better Homes and Gardens, Cooking Light, Taste of Home and Vegetarian Times magazines. Industry experience includes being a head chef and baker, later promoted to restaurant manager, and developing recipes for several cafes and grocery stores. Her passion for healthy cooking will continue on in her career direction of working with corporate wellness programs and educating home cooks alike. Platten operates her own successful company, Healthy Chef Shell and designs corporate wellness programs, serves as a personal chef and teaches as an adjunct instructor for FVTC. She’s excited to be a cooking class instructor at Nutritional Healing, helping you harness the power of delicious healthy eating.
SPECIAL POP-UP FARMER’S MARKET:
Garden to Doorstep Organics
We at Garden to Doorstep Organics are a LOCAL, YEAR ROUND, family owned service that delivers organic produce right to your doorstep. There is no commitment; you order only on the weeks where you want a box of delicious organic produce. We are passionate about providing a simple and convenient way for our customers to eat and enjoy some of the healthiest foods in the world, fruits and vegetables, in the best way possible, without chemicals, pesticides or artificial fertilizers.
Come check out their pop-up farmer’s market at the 400 North Block Party!