Press Release for one person business launch
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SINGLE MOM OPENS NEW BUSINESS / SALON
DESPITE AILING ECONOMY
San Francisco – April 6, 2009
On May 1, a few blocks from the ocean, a gathering of surfer girls and boys, artists, writers, designers, locals, community activists, and those-who-would-be-tanned will gather at Emily Sim‘s first Salon. Salon, that is, in the sense of a gathering of artists and thinkers: a bohemian get-together. Her new enterprise Poppy’s Salon will open with a party bringing together all the communities to which she belongs.
“I am part of the surfer community, part of the survivors of family violence community, part of the LGBT community, part of the adoption community, part of the green business community …” says Sims. “I have a lot of friends!”
As far as sustainable business, Poppy’s Salon has received a City of San Francisco Green Business Certificate, but has gone much further than those requirements. The desk and all the partitions in the store, for example, are made by artist, Ashley Reese, from sustainably harvested woods such as cypress, and painted with low VOC paints. Reese’s children’s toys will also be carried by the store.
Other artists’ whose art and clothing will be on sale include, Robb Havassey, well-known in the surfer world as both artist and model; Tony Oronzi’s Solana Surfboards: Nicolette Gamache’s jewelry;
The other major business at Poppy’s Salon is tanning. “The tanning beds are the highest end on the market, but use the same wattage as a toaster oven,” beams Sims. “We also offer a spray tan that is a naturally occurring DHEA extract, that includes Vitamin D, anti-aging and anti-cellulite properties.”
Poppy’s Salon is located at 3896 Noriega St. @ 46th Ave, SF 94122.
Contact: Joanne Butcher