Boulder College of Massage Therapy reopens thanks to $1.3M donation
until 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 28. The event will feature live music, a doggie fashion show, training demos, games and fun for everyone. Families and pets can use the on-site spa stations or have their pet’s picture professionally taken for framing, complete with novelty items of the owner’s choice. The U.S. Coast Guard will also be on hand, along with one of their 25-foot boats. They will give free tours of their boat, and will be there to discuss the Coast Guard and what they do for our country. A $5 donation benefiting the local Love-a-Stray and Fido’s Companion organizations is asked at the door of the event, which will also feature a raffle with items donated by local businesses. Anyone who adopts a pet at the fundraiser will receive a complimentary treat bag with introductory discounted services to help their new best friend. Children ages 12 and under will receive free admission. Anyone who brings in a tangible item to the studio, 815 Crocker Road, to donate to Love-a-Stray or Fido’s Companion will receive their first raffle entry for free.
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“It’s been my dream for about three years to come here. I’m happy to come back and finish the dream.” The board of the Colorado Division of Private Occupational Schools in early June recommended that the Boulder College of Massage Therapy shut down, citing numerous issues with its financial health. Among the state’s concerns was that the U.S. Department of Education had informed the school in January that it failed to meet financial responsibility standards required of institutions that access federal student loan funding. The department put the college on heightened financial monitoring. Dirk McCuistion, a Boulder College of Massage Therapy graduate who took over as the school’s president 18 months ago in hopes of stabilizing it, said efforts made to increase enrollment, reinvigorate the curriculum and settle its financial problems were working before the self-imposed closure. Chernicky heard about the school’s situation from a student he knows and supports, he said. On Wednesday he posted a $653,525 letter of credit to the U.S. Department of Education so that the Boulder College of Massage Therapy can again access federal scholarship funding. He also replenished the school’s $400,000 real estate bond reserves and has so far injected $250,000 in cash into the school’s operations.
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Elements Therapeutic Massage Expands into Western Springs, Debuts Highly Personalized Massage Approach
My family and I have always wanted to start an entrepreneurial venture together, said Greg. Investing in the Elements franchise opportunity helps provide long-term stability for my children while helping people improve their quality of life; its a win win scenario. After working as the Vice President of Global Supply Chain of an international company for 34 years, Greg Clark decided to retire from the corporate world. A mere four months later, he and his youngest daughter Sarah, who has a background in interior design, decided to look into business opportunities and discovered that Elements Therapeutic Massage was a perfect fit. The Clarks have always been a health conscious family, which fueled their interest in the booming massage therapy industry. The Clarks plan to own and operate multiple Elements Therapeutic Massage locations, with another slated for the South Loop in Chicago. Once viewed as an expensive splurge, Elements is making therapeutic massage increasingly affordable and available to time-starved consumers who recognize the value of massage in maintaining their overall health and wellness. Those who receive regular massages benefit from lower levels of stress hormones, a heightened immune system, increase in circulation, etc. Elements has generated strong growth across the country even in a down economy, with a cumulative annual growth rate in system-wide revenues of 27.8% over the last three years. For potential franchisees, Elements boasts a lower investment and cost structure with a smaller footprint, less build-out and lower rent than competitors in the massage retail space, making the franchise more operationally efficient. The new Western Springs, IL studio is open seven days a week, welcomes walk-ins and offers a membership program that allows clients to receive regular, discounted massage therapy services throughout each month. For more information, please call (708) 505-4513. About Elements Therapeutic Massage, Inc.
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