We had the good fortune of connecting with Ann Baron and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ann, where are your from? We’d love to hear about how your background has played a role in who you are today?
I grew up in an entrepreneurial family and my Dad was an insurance agent. Seeing his hard work and success gave me a role model for building my own business, Northern Colorado Community. I attended college and went into teaching. Then, I had a 20+ year career in the insurance field. The last career before starting my own business was working for a local chamber. I loved working with small businesses and being that resource to them. Over four years ago, I founded Northern Colorado Community. Seeing a kid from a poor farm in Kansas grow up to be a well-respected business man and great family man too. The American dream is coming from nothing to make something of yourself What should our readers know about your business?
In my business what is important to me is that I am a resource and service to the businesses. I love being there for small businesses and mentoring others. I am very “high touch” such as handmade thank you cards to the members. Hosting BBQ parties at my home. Calling to touch base and let them know that I am thinking of them. Making email introductions for the members to other professionals they want to connect too. In one word: Caring.Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
In Fort Collins there are so many special places and things to do. I would make sure we enjoyed live music at a great venue. Then, we would go to a favorite ethnic restaurant. My favorite restaurant is a Korean restaurant called Suh Sushi Korean BBQ. The owners are so friendly and kind. In addition, I would have them meet my wonderful friends. Plus, we would go and visit the Rocky Mountain national park. In addition, I would make a delicious home made meal for my friend. Most importantly I would make them feel at home and a special guest at my house. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
A person I want to dedicate this article to is my Dad. He was a self-made man and successful, business person. He started from nothing and built up a successful insurance agency. Dad worked as a State Farm agent for 31 years and supported a family of six on one income.
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