Marisa de Lecce: A Company Making a Difference During COVID


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Marisa De Lecce

Marisa is co-owner of Hermoza Swim Wear. She and her company are doing some unusual events during coronavirus. They wanted to be a light in the darkness. They have a campaign highlighting healthcare workers and have a campaign called Modern Day Heroes, two of which are on the Coping In Crisis channel.

They have making face masks and providing them free of charge to people who need them. They are using the fabric they make swimsuits from and send them out in both children and adult sizes. They are also sharing recipes, connecting with others and being creative with ideas for cooking during coronavirus.

She talks about how positioning the company online from the beginning has really helped them because they have no brick and mortar lease worries!  Their suits are beautiful and functional to enhance the physique of a woman. Even though they are a luxry product, they can offer them at an average price because they are online.


About nanmckay

Nan has been President of Nan McKay and Associates, Inc. since 1980. She started Nan McKay Connects LLC in 2019 and has started 4 other businesses over the last 50 years. She has received numerous awards including the Allan Anderson Award of Merit from Minnesota National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, the Section 8 Administrators Award, in 2018 the National Association of Women Business Owners’ (NAWBO) Signature Award for Southern California, and in 2019 she was selected by NAWBO as the California Woman Business Owner of the Year. She was co-founder of Minnesota Women in Housing and has served on the Board of Directors for the National Leased Housing Association for many years. She has two buildings named after her in Minnesota, a 10-story elderly high-rise, the Nan McKay Building, and a family subsidized development, McKay Manor. Nan now hosts four podcast shows featuring stories of women empowerment, oral history makers of affordable housing and community development, and stories of ordinary people coping with COVID-19 pandemic.;

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