Women in BusinessFeaturing women business owners in Prescott.
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.
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.
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!”
Prescott Woman Magazine interviewed Sarah Medina, owner of The Motor Lodge and member of the Prescott Chamber of Commerce. We learned about how much she values the sense of community within the Chamber.
Prescott Woman Magazine interviewed Shawna Rodriguez, Puzzle Rides partner and Puzzle Master. We learned about how much she enjoys sharing our town’s best features with visitors, and how, in doing so, she helps support other local businesses.
For Britney Kirkeeng and Heather Tanner, the opportunity provided by Fann Contracting to join its Apprenticeship Training Program has proven nothing but successful. The two women are currently enrolled in the Heavy Equipment Operator Apprenticeship Program while juggling life, family, work, and personal interests.
Colleen Biggs lives to empower women to achieve their peak potential.
The Mesa-based Peak Performance and Leadership Coach said she loves nothing more than to guide her clients to grow and thrive so they can make a difference in the world … which makes her the perfect Keynote Speaker for this year’s Prescott ATHENA Award ceremony September 18.
The ATHENA Award honors individuals who strive toward the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishment, who excel in their chosen field, devote time and energy to their community in a meaningful way, and forge paths of leadership for other women to follow.
A self-described dreamer, Kellie Worthen has always known she was destined for something great. Still, her journey to launching District 86 Co. Interior Photography & Website Design included a few curves.
The Prescott High School alum (class of 2013) said during a recent interview that she always knew there was something out there she’d be great at, but “I was afraid of that feeling because it was bigger than me. Whether it was not knowing what that ‘thing’ was yet, or not feeling confident enough in myself or my skills …”
Food, whether in the making or eating of it, has been a source of the community since humans began using fire. A uniquely food-centric form of community has just opened in downtown Prescott.
Having a commissary kitchen in Prescott has been the dream of many, especially Kathleen Yetman, Executive Director of Prescott Farmers Market (PFM.) She first saw the need for such a space when PFM conducted a feasibility study for a local food center in 2018.
Fast forward three years to PFM receiving grant funding from the Department of Agriculture, and now the dream has been realized through NoCo Community Kitchen. Named after its location, NoCo is bringing new life and new members of the local food community to North Cortez Street just two blocks from where PFM began 25 years ago.
Why she’s involved with PAYP: “I enjoyed the opportunity to be more involved in my community and make business connections in a social setting.”
Prescott Woman Magazine interviewed Raven Paccioni, General Manager of The Raven Café. We learned about the Paccionis’ passion for supporting their community, raising their kids here, and creating a safe space for everyone.
Prescott Woman Magazine interviewed Karen Piet, Re/Max Realtor® and member of the Prescott Chamber of Commerce. We learned about how much she values personal connections.