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Member Spotlight: Art of Floating

“Through our Chamber membership, Art of Floating has developed great professional and personal relationships with other members of the Chamber.  We’re grateful for their support of our business and for our support of their businesses.”

– Patrick Paulo, Manager, Art of Floating



Art of Floating opened in April 2013. It is one of the largest floatation tank centers in the northeast and is part of the Mental Arts network of float centers. AOF was opened so that the people in the Bloomsburg and NEPA community would have a place to relax. Through its affiliation with the Mental Arts network of float centers, AOF also offers workshops, seminars and other services where people in the community can acquire the skills needed to alleviate the sources of stress within themselves, find last solutions to their stress and find their purpose in life. As the saying goes “it takes a community to build a business” and that was certainly true with AOF, which has found immense satisfaction in becoming friends with its clients and watching them become the best versions of themselves.

Elise Cummiskey is the owner of AOF. She has a remarkable story about how she used floating and some of the practical tools taught here at AOF to reduce stress and overcome some traumatic events in her life. When someone floats, they access a center of awareness most commonly related to meditation. The Mental Arts workshops, seminars and services are where AOF’s clients learn to utilize this center of awareness in their business and personal pursuits. Through sensory-deprivation, an alternative pathway for problem-solving can be realized. AOF can help clients relax, reflect and reach new heights.

AOF is the only Mental Arts float center in Pennsylvania. Got stress? Come float. Want to acquire lasting solutions to stress? Take one of the workshops or utilize some of the other Mental Arts services. That combination is what sets AOF apart, and was part of the reason why AOF was the recipient of the 2015 Community Progress Award at the Columbia Montour Chamber’s Annual Membership Meeting.

For more information on AOF, please visit its website.

Member spotlights are chosen via a random drawing from members that submit their business cards at a Business After Hours event. The next Business After Hours is scheduled for Sept. 20 at Kawneer, 500 East 12th St., Bloomsburg.

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