Adjust Your Sails with Satori Sailing Marblehead

Adjust Your Sails with Satori Sailing Marblehead

What inspires you about running Satori Sailing Marblehead? I’m inspired by the clients we serve. From Marblehead residents and beyond, I’ve met so many fascinating people over the past five years of being in business. It’s a privilege to offer a service that brings people such joy.

What are some of the new classes and offerings you have available this year? For the sailing school, we’re offering more advanced sail training to support clients at all stages of their sailing education. New classes include docking, sail trim and bareboat vacation charter training. Also, our women’s weeknight practice sails are a huge hit. On the charter side, we’re very excited about a new partnership with Sail Beyond Cancer (sailbeyondcancer.org). We’re assisting this wonderful organization to fulfill their mission of offering patients and their family’s opportunities to spend time together while enjoying the beauty of sailing.

What is something new you’ve learned as a business owner this past year? Just when you think you’ve got things a bit figured out, some new challenge arises but it’s best to just stay flexible.  This is why I love the quote, “You can’t change the wind, but you can adjust your sails”

What is something you’ve always wanted to do or be a part of (and why) in Marblehead, but haven’t yet? I would love to see Parker’s Boatyard revitalized to provide greater public access to the main harbor during the summer months. There are many of us in town, with a range of experience, who would be excited to volunteer our time. I am hopeful that this will come to fruition eventually.

Satori Sailing Marblehead
Owner: Captain James Ashton
SailSatori.com

Dragonfly, Uniquely Marblehead

Dragonfly, Uniquely Marblehead

An interview with Tanis Yannetti.

Tell us about Dragonfly Unique Curations and why you started it. The store is an intentional eclectic assortment of beautiful, unique and interesting pieces. My mom, Marilyn Yannetti, and I are excited about featuring handcrafted items and giving artists a venue to show their work, while also stocking the store with an ever-changing array of other desirable items. We started this business to do something creative together as mother and daughter. We wanted to combine our love of art and searching for treasures to share this with our community.  

What is the best piece of business advice you’ve ever received? The best piece of business advice I ever received was observed rather than articulated. I worked with my father, Ronnie Yannetti, in a family business for many years, and even before I worked with him, I watched how he conducted himself in business. He always took the high road and was always a gentleman. My father was beloved by all because he treated everyone with empathy, kindness, and respect. When I am at odds with what to do, I try to always ask myself, what would Ronnie do? And then I do that.  

What is your favorite spot in Marblehead, and why? My favorite spot in Marblehead is our home, because it houses our amazing family and beloved dogs.

What is something people would be surprised to learn about you? I don’t think people who know me are surprised by much at all. Take that as you may.

Dragonfly Unique Curations
Owners: Tanis and Marilyn Yannetti
133 Washington St, Marblehead 
dragonflymhd.com or @dragonflyshopmhd

Meet North Shore Myofascial Release

Meet North Shore Myofascial Release

Tell us about North Shore Myofascial Release and why you started it. My background as a massage therapist working in a pain management practice allowed me to work with clients experiencing various types of pain. However, I often felt frustrated by the limited results from the techniques I learned in massage school. This led me to pursue specialized training in myofascial release for five years. Clients who had struggled with pain for years and tried numerous therapies found lasting relief, better sleep and became more active, doing things they thought they wouldn’t be able to do. I also experienced significant improvements in my own body, more freedom, feeling calmer and less pain.

 In 2009, when the understanding of fascia’s importance was still emerging, I saw the profound impact myofascial release had on my clients and myself. I became motivated to share these benefits more widely, I rebranded my massage therapy practice to exclusively myofascial release and founded North Shore Myofascial Release in Peabody, MA in 2014.

I later relocated the practice from Peabody to my home office in Marblehead during the pandemic. I specialize in helping women out of pain so they can be active, enjoy time with their families, travel comfortably, and age gracefully. This year I’m celebrating 10 years! Reflecting on this journey, I’m proud of the difference I’ve made in empowering women to find natural, lasting relief from pain. Myofascial release addresses the fascia-related problems underlying issues like back pain, headaches, jaw pain and other pain symptoms offering hope and healing to those who thought that they had to live with the pain. Beyond the physical benefits, my practice aims to foster a supportive community where women can share their experiences, learn from one another, and feel empowered in their health and wellness journeys.

What is the best piece of business advice you’ve ever received? The best piece of business advice I ever received was to trust my intuition. Some of the biggest changes I’ve made that had the greatest impact were made by listening to my inner self and taking action based on that guidance. 

What is your favorite spot in Marblehead, and why? We’re lucky to have many beautiful spots in Marblehead, but my favorite is Salem Harbor near Village Dock. Living along the harbor, I often go down to listen to the wildlife, watch the boats and read. There are incredible sunsets. Sometimes, I swim, practice yoga or paddleboard. The harbor is part of my daily life. It’s the perfect place to take time for myself and is a source of inspiration.

What is something people would be surprised to learn about you? People usually aren’t surprised to hear this after they get to know me, but before I started my career in holistic healing, I was a preschool teacher. The experience taught me patience, empathy and the importance of nurturing others, which influences my approach to myofascial release therapy today. I also have a strong creative side! I love to paint and collect items in nature to decorate my house. 

North Shore Myofascial Release
Jessica Kaloutas
NorthShoreMFR.com

Celebrating 10 Years in Marblehead!

Celebrating 10 Years in Marblehead!

Tell us about Sweetwater & Co. and why you started it. Sweetwater & Co. wasn’t part of my “plan”. But in 2001, after leaving a corporate district management job, I was driving through Rockport and saw the cutest little shop for rent. My plan had been to take the summer off, but by June 1st I had signed a lease and created Sweetwater’s brand – a mix of vintage and new goods, all celebrating our love of life by the sea. Our Beverly Farms shop opened in 2007. In 2014 we moved the Rockport shop to Marblehead, which means we’re celebrating our 10th Anniversary in Marblehead this year. I’m so lucky and blessed to be part of these two great communities. We put our heart and soul into making Sweetwater & Co a whimsical escape. We still believe in brick and mortar retail, creating an experience with wonderful help and a relaxing vibe, with fabulous unique goods. We love working with local artists and artisans, and the creative community in Marblehead is truly inspiring.

What is the best piece of business advice you’ve ever received? The best advice I ever got was from my Dad – “Treat everyone you meet with the same respect, whether they are a trash collector or a CEO.”

What is your favorite spot in Marblehead, and why? Driving across the causeway and soaking at how pretty it is on my way home is my special treat at the end of the day. However, sitting at Crocker Park listening to the sounds of the full harbor in the summertime is a close second. In my opinion, we, absolutely, have the most beautiful harbor.

What is something people would be surprised to learn about you? I’ve worked in retail and restaurants my whole life. I was pushed to go to school for accounting, but ended up running restaurants, bartending  and managing retail stores until I opened my own. I worked at Flynnies for a bit, and still miss that place. 

Sweetwater & Co.
Marybeth McBride
33 Atlantic Ave., Marblehead 
Sweetwaterandco.com

Meet Danielle Does Marketing

Meet Danielle Does Marketing

Tell us about Danielle Does Marketing and why you started it. I am a one-woman creative marketing agency that helps small, local businesses become recognizable, trusted, and successful names in the community and beyond. After being a commercial photographer, working in the advertising realm for over 16 years, and being a marketing coordinator for an AI Saas startup, I’ve been on both sides and understand very well what pain points small business owners face. When I was laid off from my tech sector marking role in October of 2023, I decided I would no longer let my fate be decided by others and took the leap to go out on my own in marketing. As a third-generation entrepreneur, I’ve observed firsthand the challenges of establishing brand awareness and effectively marketing a business. I also understand that running a business often requires being a jack of all trades, which usually leads to being a master of none. I want to provide businesses with targeted help in the areas where they need it most so that they can concentrate on running their business. I firmly believe in the power of organic outreach and keeping things simple. You don’t need an elaborate, overly complicated plan. Organization, research, and a willingness to try something new can yield excellent results. Consistency is KEY.

What is the best piece of business advice you’ve ever received? I have two that have stuck with me: “Start slow; start small”. Burnout is real, and dying stars shine the brightest before disappearing. Going 100 mph all day won’t advance you any faster, but being methodical, thoughtful, and calculating will. The other piece of advice I learned early in my photography career is, “not everyone wanting your services is a good fit” for your business. Just like potential customers weigh the pros and cons of working with a company, businesses must also assess if a client is a good fit for them. Some clients may want to work with you because your price is right but expect results you can’t deliver. It’s a two-way street; you’ll save yourself a lot of stress by trusting your instincts. You can’t be everything to everyone.

What is your favorite spot in Marblehead, and why? Do I have to pick? When looking for a place to live here 9.5 years ago, I stumbled upon the Red Steps and thought, “Man, I would love to live close to these. How cool is this spot?” A week later, I found my apartment just one street over and felt it was fate. It makes the best “thinking spot.” I don’t do it enough, but I like sitting there with my earpods and listening to music to destress. The Red Steps offer such a nice view of the Harbor and Devereux Beach.

What is something people would be surprised to learn about you? I’m an open book, for the most part, but for those who don’t know me personally, I was a musician and singer in another life. Although no longer religious, I sang on the praise and worship team at church from my teens to my mid-20s and played drums and piano in a few bands. I have several original recordings floating around the internet from years ago. My college plans were to go to school for music in Australia, but my dad was diagnosed with lung and brain cancer shortly before I was supposed to go, so I changed plans out of fear that I would face challenges coming home if anything happened to him. I made the right choice because he passed away just 2.5 years after his diagnosis. Thankfully, I was able to spend invaluable and precious time with him. During that time, I fell in love with photography while attempting to document the last years of his life. It led to a lifelong career in visual storytelling that I still never tire of. Ironically, when I was diagnosed with breast cancer last February at the age of 40, playing music became medicine and soothed my anxiety in a way nothing else could. Having made a full recovery, I am eternally thankful for the powerful way music has and continues to impact my life.

Danielle Does Marketing
Danielle Wehunt
[email protected]
DanielleDoesMarketing.com

Meet Fred Marco Photography

Meet Fred Marco Photography

Tell us about Fred Marco Photography and why you started it. I was a headshot photographer in New York City for over a decade. I moved to Marblehead to be a speech-language pathologist and I was so inspired by all the beauty around us here that I busted out all my equipment again. I shoot land and seascapes with a large emphasis on Marblehead and particularly unsung corners of our great town. All photographs are available with or without a large selection of matting and framing and delivered directly to you when you order from my website, fredmarcophotography.com. I also specialize in intimate family, child, engagement, and personal portraiture by appointment.

What is the best piece of business advice you’ve ever received? The best piece of advice I’ve ever received is, “Do what you love and the money will follow”.

What is your favorite spot in Marblehead, and why? I have to say that my favorite spot in Marblehead is Devereux Beach because of my ocean addiction.

What is something people would be surprised to learn about you? I once gave a speech/language evaluation to a Crown Prince (HIPAA prevents me from saying more).

Fred Marco Photography
Fred Marco
917-539-9909
FredMarcoPhotography.com

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