Women in BusinessFeaturing women business owners in Prescott.
The Synergy of Women Coming Together
Local business owners Cecilia Lookingback and Candace Devine believe that when women come together, authentically, they can achieve powerful results.
Since the two met, they have cross collaborated on many projects, sponsoring and promoting each other’s brands. The latest example of that: their brands will work together during the Pure Imagination Festival on May 20 in Prescott, alongside a lineup of other local businesses and partners.
The relationship Cecilia and Candace have developed is about an even bigger movement: women empowering women. Candace said she’d love to see businesses cross collaborate on a larger scale, choosing female-led partners to support one another.
‘I Show People How Powerful They Are’
Leanne Shearer believes she’s exactly where she is supposed to be, doing what she’s supposed to do: helping people change the trajectory of their lives.
“I show people how powerful they are,” said the lifestyle coach, who owns Anytime Fitness with her husband, “and how much information they have in their own bodies to find answers to perplexing challenges.”
To deliver her message to a broader audience, this past fall Leanne launched Undone + Uncensored, “a no-BS podcast that unravels life’s most complex issues.”
Creating Generations of Memories
Prescott Woman Magazine chatted with Rebecca Horniman, the Operations Officer for Talking Glass Media, a Fain Signature Group, and a member of the Prescott Downtown Partnership, to find out what makes her enjoy Prescott and everything it has to offer.
Nurturing the Lifeblood of the Community
Prescott Woman Magazine interviewed Linda Thein, Integrated Media Consultant at Great Circle Media and member of the Prescott Chamber of Commerce. We learned about how much she values family, freedom, and opportunities to grow.
‘It’s Been Amazing’
Fallon’s Down Home Vintage, which opened on Gurley Street in 2021 and moved to a new location this month, at the corner of Granite and Willis Streets downtown (at 225 W. Willis). This spot, which Fallon called the store’s “forever home,” offers 4,000 square feet of space (almost doubling the store’s size). Through Fallon’s Down Home Vintage, Fallon and 10 other local women offer a collection of new, repurposed, and handmade items.
It’s All About Balance
Prescott Woman Magazine chatted with Ariana Bennett, a Media Consultant with Sparklight Advertising, and a member of the Prescott Downtown Partnership, to find out what makes her enjoy Prescott and everything it has to offer.
Keep Moving Forward
Faye Humphrey is a font of truisms, passed down in the Deep South from her Irish immigrant mother who was illiterate yet full of common-sense quotations.
“I grew up hearing, ‘You can choose to be part of the problem or part of the solution,'” Faye related during a recent interview.
You Are Their 9-1-1
esa West is on a mission to teach people that learning CPR is important.
“When we understand how simple it is, and explain what happens to the body when we ‘push’ on the chest,” she said, “it is easier for people to comprehend because it makes sense.”
A Perfect Place to Learn, Grow, and Thrive
Prescott Woman Magazine interviewed Linda Killough, Operations Compliance Administrator for Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe and Yavapai Gaming Agency, Bucky’s and Yavapai Casinos and member of the Prescott Chamber of Commerce. We learned about how much she values family, freedom, and opportunities to grow.
Helping Prescott Families Thrive
I joined Prescott Downtown Partnership (PDP) earlier this year after talking to Audra Yamamoto, who told me I absolutely had to be on her board, and that I would just love it!
If you know Audra, you know she has an infectious zest for life. I worked with her on Party in the Pines, a Prescott beer festival, years ago when she had Granite Mountain Brewing. She was telling me all about PDP, its amazing Board of Directors, and the great things the group does for our Prescott community to improve business in the downtown sector since she has taken over as Executive Director.
Building Great Relationships
Prescott Woman Magazine interviewed Mimi Berryman, Office and Benefits Manager for Fann Contracting, and member of the Prescott Chamber of Commerce. We learned about how much she values camaraderie, networking, and the power of mentorship.
Conserving the Past and Creating a Future
Prescott Patina shop owner Melinda Weaver loves bringing history and stories to life through her collection of unique items from antique to modern.
“We have the pleasure of unearthing beautiful, loved items and rehoming them,” she said.
Though the shop opened three months before the pandemic shutdown, Weaver remains grateful for the opportunity to live in Prescott and own a successful business downtown. “The support and love from the locals kept us afloat, which was incredibly gratifying. Our wonderful team members, including our children and dogs, bring a sense of welcome to everyone who visits. We are truly a family business!”