The Women of the Prescott Downtown Partnership
Build Business & Relationships in the Gem of Prescott
Owner, Sadie Sarti Design Co.
A Hometown Girl Returns to Her Roots to Energize Local Businesses
Sadie Sarti’s family moved to Prescott when she was just two years old, and like many who leave town to attend college and start families, she found her way back in 2009. Sarti, a web/graphic designer, discovered a way to bridge the art and business components she studied at Fort Lewis College in Durango, and now runs a design agency that specializes in helping local businesses develop branding for success. She acknowledges that Prescott holds the key to fostering her business growth and creativity as the area itself continues to grow. She says, “Working in downtown Prescott and joining the Prescott Downtown Partnership has allowed me to keep my pulse on what is happening in the community; there is such an energy and convenience here.” Whether running errands or grabbing a coffee near her office on Gurley Street, Sarti reflects, “Every day I run into a few people I know, and that reminds me what a close community we are. It’s especially gratifying when they need my assistance, so it’s a wonderful way to keep business flowing.” She adds, “I hope to continue to help the Prescott Downtown Partnership with their goals of enriching the downtown experience.”
For more information about Sadie Sarti and Sadie Sarti Design Co. visit the office at 202 W. Gurley Street or www.sadiesartidesign.com.
Vice President – Marketing and Public Relations, Ponderosa Hotel Management Services, LLC
Changing the Game with a Downtown Office Location
Margo Christensen knows that hospitality and customer service are in her blood. With a degree in Marketing, Christensen started her career in the airline industry and later shifted to the hotel industry in the 90’s. Since then, she has served hotel properties throughout Arizona—but everything changed when she found her dream come true with the purchase of a historic house on Cortez Street. “Our downtown office has been such a game changer in the way we conduct business. I love being able to walk everywhere. It makes the day so easy and efficient.” Although Ponderosa Hotel Management Services is a multi-franchise management company, Christensen maintains, “We are very much a locally-owned and operated business for our Prescott hotels, SpringHill Suites and Residence Inn.” Christensen is excited to share news about the upgrades and enhancements for the Prescott properties, and says, “SpringHill Suites will be undergoing a massive six-month renovation in 2020. And both SpringHill Suites and Residence Inn will roll out enhanced digital technology with Mobile Check-In, Mobile Key and Mobile Chat. All of these will greatly improve the guest experience in Prescott, and we are looking forward to taking our services and amenities to a new level.”
For more information about Margo Christensen and Ponderosa Hotel Management Services, visit the office at 222 South Cortez Street in Prescott or www.ponderosahotelmanagement.com.
Owner, Superstition Meadery
Making History with an Authentic Award-Winning Business
Owner of Superstition Meadery Jen Herbert has much to celebrate. Just on the post-edge of the meadery’s 7th year anniversary, Herbert and her husband were named the 2019 National Small Business Persons of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. After experimenting with a home-brew kit 11 years ago, the pair “quickly became obsessed with making delicious craft beverages.” That pursuit of finding the perfect flavor combination led to experiencing the world’s finest commercial examples the food and beverage industry had to offer. Says Herbert, “I wanted to share what I discovered in the world.” With that success, Herbert shares, “I often evaluate the merits of some very cool spots, and I can confidently affirm that downtown Prescott offers the perfect balance of charm, architecture and entertainment. There are very few places on earth with such friendly people, great businesses and a thriving scene.” The Herberts expand their brand with the world’s first mead and food pairing restaurant in downtown Phoenix, and they continue to elevate the options at the underground historic location in downtown Prescott. Herbert states, “While Superstition Meadery has been awarded Trip Advisor Certificates of Excellence for the past four years, we will never cease efforts to improve our mead, food and customer service.”
For more information about Jennifer Herbert and the Superstition Meadery visit 120 W. Gurley St., Prescott, AZ 86301 or check out www.superstitionmeadery.com.
Co-Owner, Haley Construction Company
A 65-Year Family Legacy Lives on Through Innovation and Experience
Born and raised in Prescott as part of a three-generation family business, Gillian Haley-Meierbachtol, co-owner of Haley Construction, has worked on some of Prescott’s most historic restorations including the Elks Opera House and the ‘Tis Building. Says Haley-Meierbachtol, “I grew up in the construction industry but joined the company in 2009 working in business development just after I finished my Masters in Real Estate Development. I later grew into my current position as co-owner with my step-brother and business partner Allan Crary.” With the continual growth of Prescott, Haley-Meierbachtol loves having a business located in the hub of activity. The company’s main office is located just off of Thumb Butte Road where Haley-Meierbachtol’s grandfather moved Haley Construction in 1960. In 2013 a second location opened in Creekside Professional Building complete with a conference room and meeting area. “Choosing to be downtown has created a central location for our company to meet with clients and industry partners with quick access to everything. It’s a great opportunity to introduce newcomers not only to Haley Construction, but to Prescott in general. Downtown really shows off what draws people to the area. It’s beautiful and conveniently walkable.”
For more information about Gillian Haley-Meierbachtol and Haley Construction visit www.haleyconstructionaz.com.