Many of Goshen’s Most Innovative Business Owners are Women

Anne Thiel and Abbie Welch • The Good of Goshen

Published Jan. 2016 

What is it about this city that makes it such arable ground for women entrepreneurs?

For local business owners Abbie Welch and Anne Thiel, it has to do with the many opportunities they have to connect with other entrepreneurs in the area. “The community is very welcoming, I’ve only been here 3 years and I already feel more comfortable here than any where else I’ve lived,” said Thiel. Welch agreed, saying, “Being a woman entrepreneur is not lonely [in Goshen,] it’s empowering.

A Few Other (But Not All!) of Goshen’s Women Entrepreneurs*

Elizabeth Richardson – Owner
Wooden Wagon Floral Shoppe, Inc.
214 West Pike Street

Shanna Troyer – Co-Owner
Dandino’s Supper Club
1407 Elkhart Road

Regina Troyer – Owner/Operator
The Refinery Coffee Co.
1525 W. Wilden Avenue

Gina Leichty – Partner
Eyedart Creative Studio
234 S. Main Street

Danae Bell – Owner
The Nut Shoppe, Inc.
204 South Main Street

Julia Herschberger – Owner/stylist
Salon J
130 S. Main Street

Tracy Schrimsher – Owner
Once Upon A Child
4024 Elkhart Rd. #9

Brenda Johnson – President
Trolley Cafe
1100 Chicago Avenue

Kelly Huffman – President
Honey’s Self-Serve Frozen Desserts
620 W. Lincoln Avenue

Angela Nisley – President
Spacious Heart Yoga
302 S. Main Street

Linda Altenhof
Reverie – Yarn, Decor & Gifts
111 E. Washington Street

Kathy Nofziger-Yeakey – Executive Director
Chain Reaction Bicycle Project, Inc.
510 E. Washington Street

Anna Wiebe – Owner
Blank Space/Red Tail Farm
109 E. Lincoln Avenue

Tara Sparks – Owner
Home Again Consignment
120 N. Main Street

Joyce Scott – Owner
Rolling Scones
1100 Chicago Avenue



*Source: Goshen Chamber of Commerce

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