Multichamber Women in Business Event
$10 for Current Members of Melrose, Reading North Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield Lynnfield or Wilmington Tewksbury Chambers of Commerce.
$20 for anyone who is not a member of one of those chambers.
Melrose Chamber Advantage Program Members are Free.
Join the Melrose Chamber along with Stoneham, Reading North Reading, Wakefield Lynnfield and Wilmington Tewksbury Chambers for our popular Women in Business Series, this time in Melrose (location TBD). These events always sell out so register early!
After you've made new connections you'll hear from local business owner, Dr. Holly Fitzgerald, of Fitzgerald Physical Therapy Associates.
How to run a business, when you have no business running a business!!!!
Dr. Holly Fitzgerald is the owner and President of Fitzgerald Physical Therapy Associates with locations in both Melrose and Woburn, MA. In 2002, she was suddenly and unexpectedly given the opportunity to own her own business. She loved physical therapy and had a passion for what she did, but had zero experience actually running a business. In 2010, Holly found herself struggling, was $70K in debt and barely making payroll off her personal credit card (don't ever do this BTW!).
Today, Fitzgerald Physical Therapy is a thriving business growing year over year projected to do over $1.5 million dollars in gross sales in 2020. Holly now has 10 PT's and additional staff. Her Woburn location is expanding and Fitzgerald PT is currently looking to diversify into other local areas. Holly recently took her first vacation in several years with her family and the company away for a weekend - all expenses paid.
How did Holly turn her business around you ask? What were her secrets?? If she had to do it again, what would she do differently? Join us to find out!
Holly has been practicing Orthopedic physical therapy in the greater Boston area since 1997. The birth of Fitzgerald Physical Therapy, more than 15 years ago, developed from the desire to be “big enough to serve you, small enough to care.” Holly is a 1997 graduate from Ithaca College with her BS in Clinical Science and her MS in Physical Therapy. She later went on to complete her Doctorate in Physical Therapy through Northeastern University.