Downtown Women-Owned Business Tour
Featuring PRH Acupuncture and Townshend's Bozeman Teahouse
Join us on September 9 for a walking business tour of two downtown Bozeman women-owned businesses. Each woman business owner will share her experience with starting, operating and growing her business with stories of successes, challenges and how recognizing opportunities has flourished the business.
Wednesday, September 9
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Registration required by September 8.
Zoe Strauss opened People’s Republic of Health (PRH) Acupuncture in November 2013. Zoe found her passion for acupuncture after suffering from exhaustion and stress while studying for her pre-med. She starting seeing an acupuncturist and quickly found her life transformed. After falling in love with the medicine, she finished her pre-med requirements and applied to the Master’s program at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, where she was award her license four years later. She completed her residency in Shanghai at Yue Yang Hospital and was affiliated with Shanghai University, focusing specifically on neurology, stroke recovery and children with disabilities. Zoe brought her expertise back to the U.S., where she worked for practices in New York and California and then in 2013 moved to Bozeman to start her own practice. One of the greatest things Zoe brought from her time in China and California is the community acupuncture model, which allows for frequent and affordable treatments, resulting in the best possible outcomes for patients. Today, Zoe has a team of six practitioners who treats patients using acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutritional counselling, lifestyle counseling, massage and yoga. prhacupuncture.com
Melissa Herron is co-owner of Townshend’s Bozeman Teahouse. She was born and raised in Livingston, Montana and attended Linfield College in McMinnville, where she graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology. Melissa previously worked at Youngberg Hill Vineyards and Inn, starting as babysitter and handy-woman and ending her career there as wedding and events manager and Innkeeper. She married her college sweetheart, Scott Herron, who shared her passion for tea and dream of opening a teahouse someday. Melissa is excited to be back in the Mountain West and are happy to be bringing delicious, quality tea varieties to the community of Bozeman. Townshendstea.com
The Montana Women’s Business Center is a program of Prospera Business Network and is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Prospera Business Network at (406) 587-3113 to make arrangements.