Adam Pink

The minute you enter the Adam Pink Salon, you can feel the positive energy in the room. That energy is evident in the way Adam Pink operates his business and lives his life. Pink has lived in Ahwatukee since 1985 and runs his business out of the Signatures Building on Chandler Boulevard. As a business owner in Ahwatukee, giving back to the community in which he lives and works is especially important to him.

“It’s up to us as business owners to give back to our community. That offers up a good sense of balance and karma between business and community,” said Pink.

He got involved with the chamber event Red, White and Beautiful three years ago. Event chair Janet Schwab asked him to help out with the fashion show they wanted to add to the ladies night out fundraiser for the fireworks. Pink wanted to do the event right and pulled together music, models and make-up artists to make the event pop.

This year Pink and Clothes Minded owner, Kim Kendall, were given free reign over the event and attendees at the “Beautiful” event experienced a high-power, high-tech fashion show. Pink considers his chamber membership “priceless,” offering him more avenues to practice “cause marketing.”

Pink admits that he has consciously built his business on community involvement.

“What a lot of business owners don’t realize is that giving back is a two-way street. When I help the community, residents come to me and support my business, too. That builds a rapport and it’s up to the business owner to nurture the relationship from there.”

He also works with the American Cancer Society’s “Look Good, Feel Better Program,” the Ahwatukee Festival of Lights, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and various area high school events. Pink is also involved with continuing education, teaching classes for the beauty industry.

• Paulette Pacioni is marketing and events director for the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce.

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