Current Tenants

The following list includes a brief description and contact information for all of the current tenants of the Athens campus at 94 Columbus Rd.


A Complementary Approach to Health

Contact: Pauline Giannaras, LMT

Building: B

Room: 17


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Pauline provides Lymph Drainage Therapy as well as consulting services for the prevention and maintenance of mild lymphedema and referral services for moderate to severelymphedema.

Pauline also offers clinical treatments for the correction and prevention of muscle/fascial disorders. She has practiced massage therapy for 13 years. 


 

 

Appalachian Ohio Herb Clinic and Wildfire Herbs

Contact: Caty Crabb

Building: A

Room: 8

Email: wildfireherbs@gmail.com

Phone: (740) 274-9494


 

Athens Ki-AIkido

Contact: Stan Haehl, Instructor and President

Building: A

Room: Room 9 & 10

Email: 

Website: http://ki-aikido-athens.net/

Athens Ki-Aikido is a traditional dojo (martial arts school) offering practice and instruction in the modern Japanese Martial Art system of Ki-Aikido (Shinshin Toitsu Aikido) and the related Mind/Body Oneness Awareness training of Ki Development(Shinshin Toitsu Do).


The Athens Village

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Contact: Patty Mercer

Building: B

Room: 13

Email: theathensvillage@gmail.com

Phone: (740) 447-0500

Website: http://www.theathensvillage.org/

The Athens Village is...

a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded to give Athens Countians age 60+ the confidence and practical ways to live their lives to the fullest in their own homes.

organized and managed entirely by its members. It is one of a growing number of such groups across the country with the common goal of enabling senior citizens to age well in their own homes.

Members serve on the board, make decisions, volunteer, and shape the future directions of services and programs.

Research, including that of insurance companies, has shown that people are much better off in their own homes than in assisted living facilities. The Athens Village contracts with the Appalachian Community Visiting Nurse Association (ACVNA) and other groups furthering the interests of its members.


Community Food Initiatives

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Contact: Mary Nally

Building: C

Room: 3 & 13

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Website: http://www.communityfoodinitiatives.com

Community Food Initiatives (CFI) believes that everyone deserves equal access to fresh healthy food — food that is grown locally in the region. They are a membership-based grassroots organization working in Appalachian Ohio.

Their initiatives assist individuals and families to grow food, develop cooking skills, and reduce their health risks by eating whole foods. Community Food Initiatives’ work is supported by regional farmers and food producers, partnering non-profits, local government and foundations.

 


Center for the Creation of Cooperation

Contact: Roger Wilkens, PhD  

Building: B

Room: 12

Email: 

Website: www.cooperativeculture.org

 

 


 

Crumbs Bakery

Contact: Jeremy Bowman

Building: C

Room: 12

Email:

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Crumbs-Bakery/105277956179812

Crumbs Bakery offers goods with homemade tastes from traditional recipes. Some of their products include bread, pastries, noodles, cookies, pizzas, crackers, muffins, cakes, and special orders.


Erin Nash, LMT

Contact: Erin Nash, LMT

Building: A

Room: Athens Wellness Cooperative, Building A

Email: 

Website: http://www.erinnash.com

Erin Nash is a graduate of The Ohio State University and Hocking College.  She has been practicing massage therapy since 2006.  Erin specializes in relaxation and in the treatment of disorders and injuries with a combination of Swedish massage, stretching, fascial release, trigger point therapy, and other more subtle osteopathic-based techniques.


Healing Hands, Healing Hearts

Contact: Rev.  Darlene Stube

Building: B

Room: 3

Email: 

Website: http://athenshealinghands.com

At Healing Hands, Healing Hearts, you will find a place to relax, unwind, tune into your own body, and tap the energy source that is waiting to nourish your mind, body, and spirit.

Using Reiki, Hypnosis, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and other healing techniques, you will learn how to eliminate energy blockages and release emotional baggage to become a happy, healthy, peaceful being.


Herbal Sage Tea Co.

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 Contact: Maureen Burns

Building: C

Room: 11

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Website: http://www.herbalsage.com

Herbal Sage Tea Company uses organic ingredients whenever feasible, and seeks growers with the best quality herbs, teas, and spices from around the world. Maureen is a member of the American Herbalists Guild and supportsUnited Plant Savers, a medicinal plant santuary and education space next to Herbal Sage Farm in Rutland, Ohio. Taste the quality of Herbal Sage tea products and awaken your inner spirit.

 


Holistic Synergy

Contact: Linda Bowsman, LMT, NCTMB, IC

Building: A

Room: 4

Email:

Website: N/A

Holistic bodywork services designed to enhance health and optimize wellness. With specialties in Therapeutic and Orthopedc massage, Cranial Sacral and emotional balancig, treatment sessions can be tailored to the individual's specific needs.


Jennifer Cochran, LMT

Contact: Jennifer Cochran, LMT

Building: A

Room: Athens Wellness Cooperative

Email: 

Website: http://athenswellnesscoop.com/index.htm

Jennifer offers a therapeutic blend of Swedish and deep tissue massage, movement and myofascial release. A graduate of Otterbein College, Ohio University and Hocking College, Jennifer was drawn to massage therapy as a second career by the desire to help people heal their bodies and minds. She is experienced in working on pregnant women and new mothers to relieve pain and discomfort related to pregnancy and postpartum issue. 


Jennifer Jones, LMT

Contact: Jennifer Jones, LMT

Building: A

Room: Athens Wellness Cooperative

Email: 

Website: http://athenswellnesscoop.com/index.htm

With over 12 years of experience, Jennifer uses an intuitive blend of Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, Movement and Energy Work to help you achieve structural change, acute and chronic pain relief and general relaxation for long term health. She works with the energy flow throughout your body to help facilitate soft tissue release and support your emotional well-being.


Lula's Alterations

Contact: Lula Toban   

Building: A 

Room: 18

Email: N/A

Website: N/A

Lula Toban has 45 years of experience in the alteration business. At Lula's studio customers can find the most sophisticated alterations that they desire.


Michelle Kerns, LMT

Contact: Michelle Kerns, LMT

Building: A

Room: Athens Wellness Cooperative

Email:  

Website: http://athenswellnesscoop.com/index.htm

Michelle received her massage training from the Dayton School of Medical Massage in Kettering, Ohio, and studied Reiki in Fayetteville, North Carolina.  Michelle can offer you Ortho-Bionomy, shiatsu, crainiosacral, deep tissue, therapeutic relaxation and hot stone therapy.  Through her work she seeks to provide the best treatment and care to suit the specific needs of the client. 


Miss Christa's Music Studio

Contact: Christa Sigman

Building: A

Room: 

Email: christamiss@gmail.com

Website: http://www.misschristamusic.com

No other program provides more ways for your child to grow than Miss Christa’s. We’re so much more than just a music class!We provide music and movement classes for ages zero and up in Athens, Ohio. We’re excited for you to join us!

Miss Christa’s Music Studio’s  offers a full range of products and services.  Miss Christa’s program is recognized for exceptional service among the top 5% of 6,000 in over 60 countries.

 


 

Nature's Magic

Contact: Danielle Young

Building: A

Room: 16

Email: naturesmagic3@gmail.com

Website: http://www.naturesmagicclean.com/

Nature's Magic is a woman-owned, Ohio based small business. They create natural, biodegradable cleaing products using pure essential oils. Not only do they smell and work great, they also provide long term health and wellness benefits, and contain antibacterial and germicidal properties as well.


Pivot Time LLC

Contact: Catherine Axinn

Building: B

Room: 16

Email: pivottimellc@gmail.com

Phone: (740) 503-0308


Wholistic Fitness

Contact: Opa Hamilton

Building: A

Room: Athens Wellness Cooperative

Email: opasnotes@yahoo.com

Phone: (740) 448-2403

Website: www.HealYourLifeCenter.com

It's never too late to get healthy, especially if you are working on your whole being-physical, mental, emotional, nutritional, and environmental.


WJKW-Christian Faith Broadcasting

Contact: Deborah Yost   

Building: C 

Room: 14

Email:

Website: www.wjkw.net


Partner Success Stories

Listed below are stories highlighting the work of several current tenants located at ACEnet's Athens business incubation center.

 

Lula's Alterations

Lula Toban

Lula’s Alterations: “ACEnet offers an economical way to get to the business, to get started and see if you can do it.”

For 45 years Lula Toban has been working in the field of clothing sales and alterations. Her first approaches to alterations were as an amateur, yet with the time she soon discovered that she had ”the hands” for the job and making alterations become her occupancy. For a considerable period of time Lula had been working in the atelier of someone else, changing three different stores. Even though the service she offers in the Athens area is unique, she did not have an option to open a business at home. The most difficult challenge she faced was finding an adequate location for her studio.

In 2008 Lula entered into the business incubator of Appalachian Center for Economic Development—ACEnet. The Center offers Lula a luminous atelier and very competitive rent, affordable for most small entrepreneurs. ACEnet’s incubator makes it possible for Lula to work on her own, reducing the costs and increasing the benefits of her micro-business.

During her 45 years in the alteration work, Lula got to know more about her customers, making the transition to her own business easier. After her new business and atelier were featured in an article in the Athens Messenger, crowds of people needing alterations came to Lula. Her clients come from all across the region, some being loyal customers to Lula for 40 years, and others making a first appearance in Lula’s shop. Her broad client base demonstrates that people need what she is offering. Lula defines as key for success in her small business: “Working steady and trying to be here for my customers and doing what they want, when they need it.”


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