Women in BusinessFeaturing women business owners in Prescott.
Northern Arizona radio group Great Circle Media recently promoted on air talent, Leza Lachapelle Dandos to Station Manager and Programming Director of Magic 99.1FM (KTMG), an Adult Contemporary music platform, located in Prescott, Arizona. She will continue as host of the Magic 99.1FM morning show, weekdays from 6am to 10am.
Dayana Moca is a force of nature. At just 23, she is a wife, mother of two, entrepreneur, real estate broker, world traveler, multilingual … the list goes on. Dayana has brought her culture and experience to Prescott, where she has settled, along with plans to bring in some exciting new business.
“Body awareness is such a huge thing for growing young people,” Shyloe explained. “I loved watching my own kids experience learning that through CrossFit. I wanted my own kids and others’ kids to be able to continue to experience the triumphs and growth that come from a program like CrossFit Kids.”
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As an Associate Broker with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate–Bloomtree Realty, Carissa Maxwell knows that her membership in the Prescott Downtown Partnership (PDP) helps support the premise of “strength in numbers.”
Of the 113 employees at Drake Cement in Paulden, only 10 percent are women … and those women work in every part of the company, from the office to the lab to engineering.
“Everybody just fits,” said Karen Otis, Administrative/Community Involvement Coordinator. “If people come in here and they want to do the job, we’d love to have them. Everybody’s done a really good job for us.”
The women sounded off recently, sharing with PWM their experiences working at Drake.
More than once in her life, Prescott High School graduate Heather Burgoyne has felt the call to slow down. Two years ago, she listened.
After earning her degree in Fine Art with an emphasis in photography from the University of Arizona, Heather began working as a project manager for a fashion company in New York City. She quickly found herself in the fast lane and was traveling between New York and London, “on” 24/7.
Through challenges and triumphs, the Prescott Downtown Partnership (PDP) Board weaves a common thread defining its mission: To focus on membership and building relations that connect downtown businesses to the community. President Candy Hull, who grew up in Prescott, says being a part of PDP has affected the platform in her own business, The Clothes Hound. “PDP has opened my eyes to everything downtown. I am so impressed by the diverse members who have the same goal: the ‘uprise’ of downtown.”
As sisters growing up, Autumn and Rebecca Kline experienced first-hand the hard work their parents put in to establish retail businesses that would create a generations-long family career for decades.
Sheri Heiney, President & CEO of the Prescott Chamber of Commerce: Making a Better Future for Prescott While Retaining Its Rich History
As a Michigan native with family in Sedona, Sheri Heiney had the long-term goal to live and work in Prescott. Now, energized and fulfilled as a Prescott resident and celebrating her third year as President & CEO of the Prescott Chamber of Commerce, Heiney leads her team with her 28 years of experience in the Chamber Industry as a whole.
The Hernandez family has a long-standing relationship with the Prescott Farmer’s Market. The family matriarch, Lupe, and her husband, Ruben, started their family farm with nothing. They borrowed land to start growing produce and then eventually were able to build on their own land, incorporating their greenhouse and crops.
For 23 years, the nonprofit Prescott Farmers Market (PFM) has been connecting farmers and ranchers to the community. While most Prescottonians are aware of the Saturday market, they may not know about the additional services that PFM provides to the public.