Celebrate Women's History Month with author Jane Plitt
Mar 31, 2020
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Chapel Oaks at St. Ann's Community
Join us at our luncheon on Tuesday, March 31st as the Irondequoit Chamber of Commerce welcomes author and small business advocate Jane Plitt. Plitt, once a resident of Rochester, became enthralled by the story of Martha Matilda Harper, a female entrepreneur that put the concept of beauty salons on the map. Harper was also a Rochesterian!
“She was the first woman member of the Chamber of Commerce, and they forgot about her,” Plitt told Rochesterfirst.com. “She created modern franchising, and she also invented the reclining shampoo chair we all get to delight in. She was a poor servant from the time she was seven. Finally, 25 years later, she comes to Rochester and is able to create the first beauty salon for women, here. And from there, it was like a Wegmans!”
Plitt's books include: Martha Matilda Harper and the American Dream, Martha's Magical Hair, and Martha the Hairpreneur
Help us celebrate Women's History Month by welcoming her.