September 29, 2023

🔒 CeLani Pores and skin & Wellness wins 2023 Rev-Up MKE pitch competitors

A brand new wellness enterprise will quickly arrange store on Milwaukee’s Close to West Aspect after successful the sixth Rev-Up MKE pitch competitors.

CeLani Pores and skin & Wellness will present therapeutic and holistic companies. The enterprise, based by native entrepreneur Brittney Rodriguez, will likely be a spot to entry wellness strategies that promote psychological and bodily well being and handle the psychological well being disparities locally. This would be the first spa and wellness middle of its sort within the Close to West Aspect. An actual location has but to be decided.

Because the winner of Rev-Up MKE, Rodriguez was awarded $10,000 from City Financial institution to start out her storefront, $25,000 of in-kind companies, and promoting from Close to West Aspect Companions, which helps arrange the competitors yearly.

“Small companies make up our neighborhood of neighborhoods, and we’re excited to welcome a holistic, woman-focused, and woman-run spa to our group,” stated Lindsey St. Arnold Bell, NWSP govt director.

The runner-up for this yr’s competitors was Ambrosia Café, a restaurant specializing in basic American brunch meals. The enterprise was awarded $4,000 in startup funds.

“Over the previous couple of years, members of our City Financial institution staff have had the pleasure of listening to dozens of wonderful enterprise pitches from Rev-Up MKE finalists,” stated Marylou Schirpke, senior vp, Wintrust Industrial Banking at City Financial institution. “This yr’s finalists kicked it up a notch and I do know my fellow judges and I are extremely optimistic about the way forward for the Close to West Aspect enterprise group.”