For Lonni Ernst Dancy, entrepreneurship is a fairly new venture. After graduating from chiropractic school in 2013, she moved to northern Virginia to start her career. There, she worked for an established practice alongside other doctors for several years. However, when her husband accepted a position at Bucknell University, they relocated to Lewisburg, PA. Originally from nearby Milton, Lonni knew that returning back home would be the perfect time to start her own chiropractic practice. Lonni quickly discovered an ideal location on Market Street in bustling downtown Lewisburg and sought out the services of the Bucknell
SBDC. Working alongside the center’s consulting staff, she refined her
business plan for her own independent business. She received guidance in start-up procedures and in preparing financial projections needed to obtain a loan.
Lewisburg Sport and Spine opened for business in late 2015and the SBDC joined her in spring 2016 for a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration.
Coordinating this event with Lewisburg’s Arts Festival weekend seemed a natural fit with her specialty in “ART”, and afforded her the opportunity to highlight her new business during an event bringing thousands of visitors to town!