A Successful Labor of Love
The combination of brains, beauty and business panache has served Jennifer Downey, President of Ambiance, Inc., well. She studied acting & business in New York City, worked as a model & became Cleveland’s first female stock trader (one of only 3 in the country) in 1978.
Going from the boardroom to the bedroom, Downey was instrumental in the creation of The Store For Lovers, turning a home party start-up into one of the most recognized brands in Northeast Ohio. Her company has been repeatedly honored for their World Class Customer Service, and the “Best Customer Experience” award.
She has garnered numerous awards & accolades: been an Athena™ Awards finalist, named “Small Business Person of the Year” Runner-up by the US Small Business Administration, “Retail Rainmaker of the Year”, and is one of the region’s most recognizable female executives.
Downey has served on COSE, the Cleveland Chapter of NAWBO, and Plexus, the NE Ohio Chamber of Commerce for the LGBT Community & Allies. She was a member of the Board of Directors of Gay Games 9, one of Northeast Ohio’s most successful events, which brought millions of dollars into the region.
Always happy to donate her time and expertise for a good cause, Downey contributes regularly to many organizations. Downey has achieved celebrity status with frequent media coverage and appearances on radio talk shows and numerous TV and print interviews. She is also a popular speaker for women’s and business groups.