STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Altering profession paths and opening a small enterprise mid-pandemic that’s what one lady within the Poconos did.
Eyewitness Information spoke to her about her business trip, Tuesday on Worldwide Ladies’s Day.
Risking all of it amid a pandemic to pursue a dream, that’s the story behind Liviana Kathleen’s Magnificence Studio, a brand new enterprise within the Poconos.
The proprietor, Tonya DeLorenzo, modified her profession as a nurse after 10 years to satisfy her aim and open a enterprise whereas additionally dealing with the challenges of the pandemic.
“It took me a 12 months as a result of the costs of all the things had been tripled. So it was a little bit at a time and we simply saved going,” mentioned Tonya DeLorenzo, Proprietor, Liviana Kathleen’s Magnificence Studio.
Delorenzo says whereas renovating, she struggled to search out staff however crossed paths with Michelle Heckelman, her right-hand lady.
“There are obstacles that we, as girls, want to interrupt down,” mentioned Michelle Heckelman, Aesthetician/Advertising, Liviana Kathleen’s Magnificence Studio.
Heckelman says she’s all the time had an curiosity in magnificence and seen a necessity for spa providers after the COVID lockdowns.
“I really like serving to folks, there’s a enormous energy of contact on this world, and folks I feel realized that extra once they couldn’t see folks,” mentioned Heckelman.
The ladies-owned and operated enterprise celebrated its grand opening Saturday… with one particular visitor who impressed all of it.
“I named it after my daughter, she’s excited. She loves that it’s named after her and it’s good that it’s you realize, me and her,” DeLorenzo defined.
The brand new magnificence studio is now formally open 7 days per week.