September 30, 2022

When Nolan Bowman II started his first business last year at the age of 20, little did he know a second one would soon follow.
Bowman launched Shen IV Hydration Therapy at 2131 Jerry Murphy Road on July 1, 2021. Recently the 21-year-old opened a second business, Elite Clarifications, at the same site. 
The new business enables Puebloans to obtain certification for medical marijuana cards as well as annual renewals for those who have already been approved for the cards. 
“Our former medical director, Dr. Vivianna Salvino-Bozzi, expressed the need for an alternative medicine option for residents here who have to travel to Colorado Springs or farther to get a marijuana card renewed or to get a new one,” Bowman said. “We wanted to bring that service directly here,” to help patients in Pueblo and surrounding communities. 
Elite Clarifications clinics will be offered twice a month on Fridays. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and patients can make an appointment or walk in for service, he said. 
Dr. Hannah LaBove, the business’s new medical director, and fellow provider nurse practitioner Amy Valesh-Peterson will help medical marijuana patients through the intake process, discuss the medical reason for the card and navigate through the state registry. The cost is $75 for new basic medical marijuana certifications or $65 for renewals. 
The clinics will be run in a separate room, Bowman said, and eventually will be offered on a weekly basis. 
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Bowman received support for his IV hydration business from investors at the local “Shark Tank”-like Southern Colorado Entrepreneurship Competition at Colorado State University Pueblo last spring. IV therapy is popular in the athletic world because of the nourishment it provides for those undergoing intense conditioning.
The therapy has applications both pre- and post-workout, but there are other applications, too. Bowman started on the path that would bring him to owning a business as a junior at Pueblo West High School, when he first enrolled in concurrent college courses through Pueblo Community College. 
Bowman used IV therapy when he broke his shoulder at the age of 16 while playing football and ended up at a clinic in Colorado Springs.
“I did not want to become one of those pain-pill popping kids. For me it definitely enhanced my recovery,” he told the Chieftain. 
Bowman and his staff recently demonstrated the therapy through live on-site treatments during the 11-day run of the 2022 Colorado State Fair. He said it was a great way to expose people to a new treatment option. 
“They are not used to seeing IVs being done right out there — it was fun to see the different reactions. Some people were absolutely terrified and other people were ecstatic to see that was something Pueblo had to offer now,” he said. 
To find out more about Elite Clarifications, call 719-225-5601 or go to www.eliteclarpueblo.com. To find out more about IV therapy, go to the company’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Shenivpueblo or its website at shenivhydration.com.
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Chieftain reporter Tracy Harmon covers business news. She can be reached by email at tharmon@chieftain.com or via Twitter at twitter.com/tracywumps.

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