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Flourishing in a Time of Crisis: One Woman Business Owner’s Story | WBON

August 7 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am



| Free – $20

Join us to hear how Christie has continuously made thoughtful yet quick decisions to sustain her business despite a worldwide pandemic.

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When Governor Scott ordered close contact businesses, including gyms and fitness centers to close down on Saturday March 21st, Christie Garofanowas on the way to her fitness studio to workout and give the space another deep cleaning but upon hearing the news, lost no ground wondering what she was going to do with her business being closed. Within 15 minutes of getting the news, Christie opened the studio up for clients to come by and borrow fitness equipment to continue training on home via Zoom starting within 24 hours of closure. She has not looked back since and recently decided that her business of training and coaching clients in groups, semi-privately, and 1 on 1 was better off going 100% remote, 100% of the time. Join us to hear how Christie has continuously made thoughtful yet quick decisions to keep her business sustainable despite a worldwide pandemic. It is a story of mindset, bravery, risk, and a desire for the highest quality of life possible while still paying bills and saving for the future.

Our presenter is Christie Garofano, Owner of Body Essentials Personal Training & Wellness in Rutland, Vermont. Provided by the Williston Chapter Coordinators.

Due to concerns around the spread of the coronavirus all WBON chapter meetings will be held virtually through Zoom at least through 2020. An email containing the link will be sent prior to the event date. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Christine at

Please join us in thanking our Partners Clute Wealth Management, Marketing Partners, and the Women’s Small Business Program (WSBP) at Mercy Connections.


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