Ambiance’s pioneering President Jennifer Downey has garnered numerous awards and accolades: she has been an Athena™ Awards finalist, named "Small Business Person of the Year" by Small Business Week Magazine, “Retail Rainmaker of the Year” by Northern Ohio Live Magazine, and has many acknowledgements as one of the region's top female executives.
As a member of COSE, the small business division of the Greater Cleveland Partnership with over 16,000 members, Downey has served on its board of directors and its committees and projects. Downey is an active member of the Cleveland Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, where she served successful terms as VP of Member Services, VP of Finance and as President. Downey is also a founding board member of Plexus, the Northeast Ohio Chamber of Commerce for the LGBT Community and Allies.
Downey has achieved celebrity status and become a recognized face, 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.