Thursday, October 31, 2013

Frederick Faces: Jessica Feltz

Photos by Natural Artistry Photography

"Downtown Frederick is more than just the place where I do business; it's also my home," says Jessica Feltz, owner of The Turning Point, Frederick's Community Acupuncture at 243 W Patrick St, "I love how quickly relations evolve in a walk-able neighborhood. It's the way that our community is more like a big family which makes Downtown Frederick special." 

During her schooling in alternative therapies, Feltz was inspired after learning of a clinic in Portland, Oregon that offered low-cost community acupuncture.

Feltz, who was a musical All-American and a scholarship runner in college, used her "hodge-podge of a background" to create a business plan for The Turning Point. The plan was named a winner in the Rockville Economic Department's StartRight Competition for Women Entrepreneurs in 2008. The Turning Point is the first community acupuncture clinic in the state of Maryland, and the only in Frederick County. 

Community is important to Feltz, who yields from a "tiny little town" in Wisconsin. "I moved to Frederick for love, but when that ended I stayed here because I'd fallen in love with the community," Feltz said. "I love that my job keeps me intimately connected with our diverse community."

Frederick Faces

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