Thrive Update #6

Good Afternoon!

IT’S FINALLY HERE: We LAUNCH on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019!
WOW, we’re thrilled! SO MANY people and organizations have helped us and we appreciate every bit of help we’ve received.

And, we’re planning a PARTY!!! Our GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION will be Friday, October 11th, 2019 from 4:30-6:30pm. Please join us for this happy event!

Here’s what we’ve been up to:

  • Founding Members – Thank you to our 13 Founding Members for believing in our vision! Everyone is listed on our website! It’s not too late to be a Founding Member and to receive our discounted membership
     
  • $$$ – We’re using STRIPE to collect the monthly membership dues and it’s working!! It was THRILLING last week to have money coming in to Thrive’s bank account! Wooo hooo!
     
  • Website – Our website is up and running! Thank you, Eliza Porter, for going in with little experience and producing a beautiful and functional site. Please check it out HERE!
     
  • Behind the scenes – We finalized the member agreement (contract), purchased business insurance, and started using TEAMUP to book therapy rooms at Thrive.
     
  • Saving $$ – We’re launching Thrive on a budget. Our founder and her husband kicked in some startup funds and decided against taking out a loan. Though the furniture is gently used, we don’t have a large monthly loan payment to burden the cash flow. Plus, members have donated time, furniture and other supplies to help us get ready!
     
  • Furnishing, Decorating and Work Parties – The offices have been cleaned, furnished, decorated and beautified for our members! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME TO OUR WORK PARTIES!!! 

Here’s what we’re working on now:

  • More Founding Members – There’s still space for more Founding Members. Tell your therapist friends about Thrive!
  • Crowdfunding Effort – We’ve initiated work with the Idea Fund of Erie & QuickStarters through Mercyhurst University to plan and implement a crowdfunding strategy! Stay tuned for our launch (expected to be in the next month or so) and be a part of the ‘coworking for therapists’ movement in Erie!
  • Grand Opening Celebration – Mark your calendar for Friday, October 11, 2019 from 4:30-6:30pm. Although we are officially opening our doors next week, we’re taking our time to spread the word and plan a celebratory event! We hope you (and your friends & family) will join us to celebrate the beginning of a great asset to the Erie community!
  • Sponsorship Opportunity – We’ll be looking for a few businesses to sponsor our Grand Opening Celebration. Contact Penny at (814) 746-4307 if you’d like to sponsor. 
  • Clients – On our first day of business (next Tuesday!) we will be seeing clients at Thrive! If you are looking for a Therapist to see, check out our practicing therapists HERE!

We cannot express enough how much your interest in Thrive (and the wonderful community of therapists we are building) means to us! This is our sixth Thrive update – if you have missed out on the previous updates, find them HERE!

If you have any questions, or would like to get more information about Thrive, please get in touch with Penny at ThriveTherapySpace@gmail.com.

Remember to Heal, Grow, and Thrive!

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