Studio and Gallery Owner Receives Financing From MetroAction
Since childhood, Adam Weitzenkorn dreamed of working in the arts.
Thanks to a small business loan provided by MetroAction a big part of that dream has come true.
Weitzenkorn was approved to borrow $7,000 to help cover the costs to purchase equipment and other essentials to start up a full services art studio and gallery where customers can view and purchase artwork, collectible items and custom made crafts.
New Visions Studio & Gallery LLC also provides Weitzenkorn and co-founder Melanie Boisseau the opportunity to showcase their own artwork and offer classes for people of all ages and abilities in drawing, painting, photography, welding, and sculpting.
It was through his membership with The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce that Weitzenkorn learned about MetroAction’s loan program. In addition to the loan, MetroAction offered the artist the opportunity to connect with a mentor through its Smart Start program and enroll in our Marketing Mastery class.
“Without MetroAction’s assistance there is no way New Visions would have been able to operate,” says Weitzenkorn. “They provided us with a lifeline when we had nowhere else to turn, and we are very grateful.”
Weitzenkorn is looking forward to hosting many music and art events at the former car dealership he worker feverishly to transform into a studio and leading this dynamic business for many years to come.