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Twin Rivers Therapeutic Massage Academy, LLC, located in Lewiston, ID, was established by owner Jolene Ross in 2018. As an Idaho certified school, the business offers a Massage Therapy Certificate program preparing students for state licensure.
Since opening Twin River Therapeutic Massage Academy, 14 students have successfully graduated from the program and seven students are currently in attendance.
In addition to herself, Ross has a staff of eight consisting of a registrar, instructors and receptionists. Her future goals include expanding into a larger location, increasing student enrollment and growing the job placement network for graduates.
Ross’ business has met great success, but getting started with an unconventional business was a challenge, so she reached out for direction from Barbara and Judy with the Small Business Development Center at Lewis-Clark State College.
“In a short amount of time, the SBDC had me on the right track,” said Ross. “They made my journey much easier, and they still help when need arises. I couldn’t have done this without them.”
North Central Idaho SBDC Client Success Story – 2020