New Business -- Creative Arts

October 01, 2006

Name of business: Creative Arts

Owners: Karen Snider and Tracy Schindel

Address: 2 W. Potomac Parkway, Williamsport

Opening date: April 1

Products and services: Sports-related party supplies, small gifts and scrapbooking supplies from baseball to ballet to karate to fishing.

Market area: USA

How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "Both Karen and Tracy are black belts in karate and are both scrapbookers. We could not find supplies for karate in one location. We decided to combine our loves and start a new business."

Previous business experience: Schindel has more than 20 years of experience in a family business and as owner of several small businesses. Snider has 10 years of marketing experience in martial arts and high-tech.


Number of employees: Two

Hours: By appointment

Web site:

Telephone: 1-866-457-1717

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