Thrive Update #3

Thank you for your interest in Thrive! Here are some highlights from the past few weeks:

  • Strengthening Community – We’ve hosted several “get-to-know Thrive” events and they’ve been a great tool in the development of Thrive! The conversations and feedback are key in our planning, and have prompted great discussions already. Sean Fedorko, tour guide extraordinaire, provided a tour of Radius Co.Work, Erie’s first coworking space. We have more of these events coming up in May (see below).

Check out our first event!

  • Business Planning – Penny continues to meet with Gannon’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC). They have been instrumental in looking at the fine details and guiding us through this journey. 
  • Picking a Location – We have signed an Option to Lease for a suite in the Modern Tool building in Downtown Erie. We now have 3 months to work out details and potentially sign a lease. During this time it is key to solidify the core community for Thrive!

What we are working on now:

  • Founding Members – We’re gathering a list of local therapists who want to be Founding Members of Thrive. They’ll get immediate and long term membership discounts, and they’ll have a big voice in Thrive’s development. Let me know if you want to be a Founding Member! 
  • Website Development – Gannon’s SBDC is helping us to create a more professional website (www.ThriveTherapySpace.com) and to develop a logo for Thrive! Stay tuned for those changes!
  • Growing Community – PLEASE JOIN US!!!
    • We have more get-to-know Thrive events scheduled at Radius Co.Work (1001 State Street, 9th floor):
      • Friday May 17th – 5pm to 7pm
      • Saturday May 18th – 10am to 12pm
    • We are also building community for Thrive by hosting Work Sprints every Friday from 1pm to 4pm at Ember+Forge in Downton Erie

For more information about upcoming events, click HERE.

  • Researching Potential Funding Sources – We are still researching two possibilities:
    • Erie’s  $5,000 Flagship Fund grant
    • A low interest loan from the city to help with build out costs
  • Working with a Contractor & Architect – The office space we have tentatively leased has 5 great offices but walls must be moved to create “The Commons” (the therapist community room) and a client waiting room.

Thank you for taking an interest in Thrive Therapy Space and the wonderful community of therapists we are building.

This is our third Thrive update email – if you have missed out on the previous emails, find them HERE!

If you have any questions, or would like to get more information about Thrive, please reply to this email and I will be happy to get back to you.

Remember to Heal, Grow, and Thrive!

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