Cary Chamber Ribbon-Cutting Celebrates Woman Power

Story and photo by Leslie Huffman

Cary, NC – The Historic Heater House, at 120 Dry Avenue, was built in 1918 by the Heater family. Years later it was used as a dormitory for students and then owned by several other families. But in the early 2000’s the property was purchased, restored and renovated into an executive suites office building, now named The Historic Heater Center.

Last week, The Cary Chamber of Commerce celebrated the seven businesses that occupy the Historic Heater Center with a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony. All of the seven businesses are women-owned and operated.

Delancy Carroll, Vice President of Member Business Services, presided over the occasion.

“This business center is a wonderful example of what we are trying to accomplish here in downtown Cary,” said Carroll. “I am especially proud that these are all women owned businesses that reside in this beautifully renovated historic home.”

The Residents Of The Heater Center

Heather Swanner Photography Studio, Inc is a boutique photo studio focusing on weddings, family portraits and customized products for the home. Owner Heather Swanner says that she believes that family photos should be displayed in our homes as prominently as any other piece of fine art. Heather has 18 years of experience working with families.

Next Step Massage & Yoga is committed to helping you reduce your stress and enhance your health. Owner Jennifer Prevost uses a combination of techniques in her massage therapy tailored for the individual. She also offers private and semi-private yoga sessions.

Rouge et Noir skin care studio specialize in facials for all skin types, relaxing and nourishing body treatments, healthy sunless tanning and all types of body waxing. Owner Angela Vorontsova was born and raised in the Ukraine and has studied in France and Spain at the Guinot Institute as a esthetician and has 20 years of experience.

JustNeem produces all natural skin care products made with the healing power of Neem. All natural Neem has been used in India for thousands of years to help restore healthy skin. Owner Magda Radtke travels to West Africa to bring Neem to the U.S. through fair trade practices with impoverished communities in West Africa. Neem is very effective in soothing the effects of dry skin, acne, eczema, psoriasis, or other skin irritations.

Maria Scheel Invitations & More specializes in high end custom wedding invitations. Owner Maria Scheel will assist you in selecting unique, custom invitations, tiaras, favors, and seating scrolls for your wedding, Bar / Bat Mitzvah, Sweet Sixteen, or other special occasion. Maria also carries birth announcements, holiday cards and baby/bridal shower invitations.

Seven Generations Massage & Birth specializes in massage and bodywork therapies to promote and maintain optimum wellness for women of all ages. Owner Donna Zubrod, is a nationally certified and state licensed massage and bodywork therapist who has achieved advanced training and certification in a variety of specialized medical massage modalities. She also offers pre and peri-natal massage, as well as birth Doula services.

Blue Sky Pilates offers private, semi-private and small group mat and Pilates equipment sessions for all fitness levels. Whether you are new to Pilates, looking to advance your current practice, or recovering from an injury or illness, Owner Kellie Loomis will design safe, challenging, and personalized sessions to meet your individual fitness or therapeutic goals.