Local woman invents shatter proof wine glass
Many have dreamed of starting their own businesses but sometimes its hard to take that first step.
Yet two local women who have found success with their own inventions are looking to share what they've learned in hopes of inspiring others.
Jessica Bell invented HaloVino, the first shatterproof wine glasses. The sommelier and Milwaukee wine native got the idea when speaking at a public event where they were serving the wine in plastic cups.
"It wasn't a snobbery thing at all," Bell told the CBS 58 News at 4. "I just knew it wouldn't feel or taste like wine."
She'll be hosting a fireside chat where others can learn what challenges she faced and how she overcame them.
"I think what's so important is to surround yourself with people who believe in you. Because you're going to have your low points. I always wanted to make wine accessible to everyone. I think this does that."
The glasses are Wisconsin made and are available on Amazon and for sale at local locations like Sendik's grocery stores.
"There dish washer safe! So you can use them over and over!"
Bell will be speaking Thursday October 12th from Noon-1 p.m. at MalamaDoe, the new co-working community for women located at 4465 N.Oakland, Suite 201 in Shorewood.
"I want people to go out there and do it and warn them about obstacles so they can overcome them."
Another local inventor of note is Abby Walker, founder of Vivian Lou, which makes a new insole to prevent pain while wearing high heels.
Abby also just published a book called Strap on a Pair: A Middle-Aged, Middle Management, Middle Class Mom's Quest for Something More.
Her fireside chat is October 29th.