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Psi Bands (pronounced "Sigh Bands") are acupressure wrist bands for the relief of nausea due to morning sickness (pregnancy), motion sickness/ travel, chemotherapy, and anesthesia.
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Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, March 29, 2009.
Tell us a little about you . . .
After several years of building experience in their respective fields, Carla Falcone and Romy Taormina found themselves working together as account executives at an award-winning advertising agency located on California’s Central Coast. Both women have extensive experience strategizing, creating, and executing multimedia campaigns for a multitude of clients in various industries.
Both women are happily married and mothers of two boys each. Falcone resides in the Seattle, WA area, while Taormina resides on the Monterey Peninsula, CA. Falcone and Taormina have combined their expertise to oversee and direct all sales, marketing, and promotions of Psi Bands. They collectively have more than 20 years of marketing experience.
What is your business and where can we find it?
Psi Bands are stylish acupressure wrist bands for the relief of nausea due to morning sickness (pregnancy), motion sickness, anesthesia and chemotherapy. FDA-cleared Psi Bands are drug-free, waterproof (no more soggy wrist bands), reusable, adjustable around the wrist and at the acupressure point for personalized comfort, and affordable. Unlike any product on the market, Psi Bands have numerous designs and colors to suit the personality of the wearer. For more information, please visit: www.psibands.com
Is it mom-owned, invented, created . . .?
It’s all the above.
“Mompreneurs” Taormina and Falcone suffered from terrible morning sickness during each of their pregnancies, four in total, and found nausea relief from wrist acupressure. However, they were dissatisfied with existing products on the market and wanted to create something stylish and effective for others who suffer from nausea.
Taormina stated, “When I was pregnant, the drug-free choices to relieve my morning sickness were limited. We wanted to create a product that would provide relief, make a stylish statement, and grow with the mom during her pregnancy.” So, Taormina and Falcone teamed up with Product Designer Pieter Schouten to create Psi Bands, acupressure bands that are worn on the wrists like a watch .
“It is extremely fulfilling to nurture a business from the ground up. The timing of my second pregnancy coincided with the prototype phase of our product development. I have first-hand experience wearing Psi Bands and can proudly say that they relieved my morning sickness,” stated Falcone.
A little about your entrepreneur journey so far?
We had a vision for what we ultimately wanted in Psi Bands, but we didn’t know how it would take its form or shape. We found the answer in a friend, Pieter Schouten, who is a product designer/developer. When presented with our idea, he not only gave us advice, but he wanted to be a part of the business. The rest is history.
Psi Bands has three business partners who leverage off of each others’ talents so that the sum is greater than the parts. Taormina stated, “There WILL be bumps, so savor the journey.” Falcone adds, “It’s a daily learning experience; being in business for yourself is an opportunity to grow as a professional and to help others by sharing your experiences.”
Where else can people find you? (blog, facebook, twitter, etc.)
We can be found on the Psi Bands website at www.psibands.com, FaceBook, Twitter and belong to several women’s organizations. The women that make up these incredible organizations freely and openly share resources and provide inspiration. A few of these examples are:
· Savor the Success, where Romy is an official blogger: http://www.savorthesuccess.com/member/romy-taormina
· Count Me In, where Psi Bands is a participant of the Make Mine a Million $ Business RACE: http://www.savorthesuccess.com/member/romy-taormina/blog/492
Anything else you’d like to share?
We are committed to giving back. One way we accomplish this goal is via our charitable partnership with Fertile Hope. Fertile Hope provides reproductive information, support, and hope to cancer patients and survivors whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility.
Psi Bands and Fertile Hope are working together toward a common goal – improving the lives of both cancer patients undergoing treatment as well as those whose parenting dreams are coming true. Psi Bands donates $1 of every Cherry Blossom Psi Bands set sold to Fertile Hope. www.psibands.com/giving_back