Bizline: KJM Communications
Q: What type of business do you operate – what do you sell, or what service do you provide?A: KJM Communications offers a wide range of public relations and business communications services. Public relations is all about helping businesses stand out from the crowd and get noticed. We offer a variety of creative tools to help accomplish that goal.Q: Where are you from, and why did you decide to open your business in Summit County?
A: My husband John and I have lived in Summit County for 11 years. I am originally from Minneapolis, Minn. We have two children, Alex (age 9) and Katie (age 8), enrolled in the Summit School District. We are proud to be a part of this wonderful community. Who wouldn’t want to live and work in paradise? Q: What experience do you have in this field?A: My background includes 15 years of experience in news media, public relations, promotions and political consulting. Prior to starting my own business, I worked as the Summit School District’s communications coordinator and for The Vacation Channel based in Breckenridge producing a daily newscast and public affairs show. Before moving to Summit County in 1996, I worked in the Denver (KWGN-TV), Phoenix (KNXV-TV) and Colorado Springs (KRDO-TV and KKTV) television markets as a news and station promotions producer as well as for a political consulting firm in Tempe, Ariz. One of my proudest accomplishments is helping Summit School District Superintendent of Schools Millie Hamner, campaign chair Debbie Nelson, and hundreds of other volunteers successfully pass a $32.6 million bond initiative and $4 million mill levy election in November 2004. Our hard work is evident in the extensive remodel of Summit Middle School and the recent completion of Summit High School’s new Career and Technical Education wing.
Q: What sets your business apart from other similar businesses?A: Our niche is that we don’t have a niche. We offer a wide array of services and are able to tailor a full-service package to meet the needs of our clients.Q: What types of customers do you hope to reach in Summit County?
A: We are hoping to reach all sizes and types of clients who need help getting the word out about their business or organization.Q: Why did you choose to open where you did?A: I decided to open my business in Summit County because this is my home. I am a local – not an outsider from the big city. I understand the communication needs of our local businesses. I have made many friends and connections through my community involvement. I volunteer my time in various capacities including co-chairing the Upper Blue Elementary PTA, volunteering with Summit County’s Hidden Talent Show for the past two years, organizing the Evening with the Arts fundraiser for Upper Blue Elementary, being a member of the Summit-Lake Dillon Optimist Club, and chairing the Summit Education Celebration in 2005 and 2006, among others.
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