Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Lots of News

Pam and I are delighted to share a few bits of great news for us at Capabilities. Both of us have been nominated as finalists for the Outstanding Women in Business Awards sponsored by the Denver Business Journal. Every year the DBJ opens the competition to the Denver metro area. We have each been named in separate categories, too, just to make it all the sweeter for us. Pam is a finalist in the Health Care category and I have been named a finalist for the National Association of Women Business Owners Member of the Year. We thank everyone who has contributed to the process. We are very honored. We are especially grateful, too, to all our customers. It is you who give us the ultimate vote of confidence as you choose to shop at Capabilities and trust us with helping you find what you need.

As if this were not big enough news, we are also lucky enough to have been chosen by the Denver Convention Host Committee as the vendor to provide repair services for mobility equipment for the delegates and visitors to the Democratic National Convention in August. We will occupy a spot (still to be determined) right in the thick of things between the Convention Center and the Pepsi Center to set up a mobile repair service so the delegates can keep moving during their stay in Denver. We will also be instrumental in providing mobility equipment for the delegates who may need extra assistance. We will post details about hours and location shortly as soon as the finishing touches are put on the plans. If you know anyone who will be in need of rental equipment, remember that we also rent electric scooters, wheelchairs, walkers, crutches and Rolleraids, the fabulous knee walker that you can steer!

Our final piece of news involves an alliance recently formed between Capabilities and Handyman Matters, the national handyman franchise headquartered in Lakewood, Colorado. Capabilities and Handyman Matters (HM) have aligned to provide stairlifts to homeowners across the country. With their expertise in home repair and construction services of all kinds, HM has made a commitment to working with homeowners to make their homes safe and sound for “aging in place.” It is a natural extension of each company’s mission. This alliance allows Capabilities to reach across the country, helping people stay independent and in their homes even before we have bricks-and-mortar stores in every state. The program launched in Pennsylvania in July. The intent is to introduce the program across the country in the coming months. We will announce the details of the rollout as they develop. We welcome this newly forged alliance with an admirable Colorado-based business, Handyman Matters.

If you have questions in the meantime, please contact us. For those in the Denver Metro area, our trained service technicians will continue to install the Sterling stairlifts that you purchase at Capabilities. We are also available to “un-install” and “install” stairlifts you may have purchased elsewhere.

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