Jan Rhodes Norman

A serial entrepreneur and mother of six, Jan started her first business, Silk Oak, in 1977. Now 30 years later, Silk Oak continues to produce brightly colored,hand silkscreened clothes for men, women, and children. Meanwhile, Jan has founded several other business, most recently Ithacamade — a gift shop that serves as a hub for bringing locally made goods to the Ithaca community and visitors. Jan is a cofounder of Local First Ithaca, a network of locally owned businesses & services, farmers, non-profits and community members.