Duo serves up wellness with zero waste

STRONGER TOGETHER: Ana Duque, left, and Karen Mejias at their new store called The Heal Room. The two Latina women have teamed up, using their past experiences as business owners to bring a zero-waste store and wellness bar to Pawtucket.
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
STRONGER TOGETHER: Ana Duque, left, and Karen Mejias at their new store called The Heal Room. The two Latina women have teamed up, using their past experiences as business owners to bring a zero-waste store and wellness bar to Pawtucket.
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
Ana Duque and Karen Mejias discovered the need to merge their business ventures to create a bigger impact and survive amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The women, former Tolman High School classmates, had been operating their own businesses. Duque owned Green Tenderfoot, a pop-up business offering zero-waste products, while Mejias ran Mindful Maia, a wellness smoothie…

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