Personal crisis leads to three successful women-owned businesses in Clearwater

Top executives at a boat business, a spa and a public relations firm in Clearwater each had to go through hard times to get where they are today.

Trisha Rodriguez, owner of Tropic Boat Tour and Clearwater Ferry, is a former mortgage broker who lost everything when the real estate market crashed in 2008, before good timing and coincidence allowed her to buy a Dolphin Cruise company.

After Stephanie Schlageter, owner and director of Radiance Medspa, gave up a career as an engineer for a medical device… …read more