FITCHBURG — Magic Treasures, a business focusing on the health benefits of crystals, has received a loan from the North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation.
Located at 914 Main St. in Fitchburg, Magic Treasures will put the $10,000 loan towards creating one full-time and one part-time job at the business. The loan follows one from the city, also for $10,000, for facade improvements as part of Fitchburg’s North of Main program.
Keila Jardim, owner of Magic Treasures, decided to pursue her passion in mystical arts following a career as a dental assistant. Focused on the health benefits of crystals, Magic Treasures sells specialty gifts and novelty gift items in the alternative health care, mystical and spiritual niche market. The company started in September 2020 in Leominster but recently moved to Fitchburg, receiving assistance with her business plan from NewVue Communities.
Jardim emigrated to the U.S. from Brazil when she was 16. In Brazil, she resided in an area known for significant mining.
“It was through this association that I developed a life-long passion and knowledge of crystals and their uses for health and mindful well-being,” she said in a press release.
“Many thanks to the North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation for their support of helping me achieve my dream of being a business owner,” said Jardim. “With this support, I am able to hire staff and continue to grow my business in downtown Fitchburg.”
NCMDC is the economic development arm of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce and can provide small businesses with loans up to $250,000 for working capital, real estate, equipment, inventory and expansion. The nonprofit works with banking partners to provide gap financing for the final piece of a project.