April 12, 2017
Founder: Chip Hellus
Company: Outer Limits Health Club
Description: It all began in the summer of 1990 when two good friends, Nancy Alfaro and Chip Hellus acted on a dream. To create a health center that would be well equipped, clean, and have a friendly inviting environment where we would encourage and educate the huge benefits of exercise in a simple way. To include lifestyle changes all while making it affordable. Reflecting back to our opening day of September 15, 1990, a day that will never be forgotten, the cost of membership was more then than it is today. (…more…)
Founder Focus celebrates the brave and creative entrepreneurs in our region whose passions are the products and services their companies provide.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation:
INSTIG8 the region’s center for quality entrepreneurship training, scale-up services, and innovation.
INSTIG8 is a BDCC initiative located in Windham Region and initially sponsored by the Windham County Economic Development Program (WCEDP).
This program strategically fosters a safe environment for creative entrepreneurs to try, fail, learn, build, explore, and connect to other like-minded individuals while developing their business concepts and models.
It’s a series of workshops, events, and co-working. INSTIG8 will be the catalyst for engaging, business-minded, creative community of entrepreneurs, innovators, and instigators.
Why is this work a benefit to the region?
- Entrepreneurship and innovation leads to new businesses and job creation
- Higher levels of entrepreneurship gives people employment choices
- Ideas lead to new combinations of existing concepts which lead to business creation