Divas Driving Divas: Giving moms their social lives back - Ahwatukee Foothills News: Topstory

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Divas Driving Divas: Giving moms their social lives back

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 12:00 am

For some women the joys of being a mother mean forgoing other things like their social lives, but when Ahwatukee Foothills resident and mother Angie Krieger saw her own social life dwindling away she turned the predicament into a savvy business idea.

Krieger’s new business, Divas Driving Divas, will launch this weekend. The concept: a chauffeur service exclusively for women living in Ahwatukee Foothills and the surrounding areas. All of Krieger’s chauffeurs are also women, and nights of operation for the business are Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

“I’m a single mom with two kids, and I felt like I didn’t have a social life because I didn’t want to risk having a couple drinks and driving home,” she said. “It deterred me from ever going out.”

After talking with her friends, Krieger found that many other women were dealing with the same problem.

“I have one friend who actually got a DUI after having two beers on the night of the Super Bowl,” she said.

Krieger and her friends knew that taking a taxi home from bars was always an option, but they sometimes found the taxi ride home to be a dark and intimidating experience. From that thought, the idea of Divas Driving Divas was born.

“We’re going to be using regular cars, and all of the drivers are women and have been friends of mine for years,” she said. “The niche I’m trying for is to help women feel safe and secure.”

Krieger plans on keeping her prices affordable with a flat rate of $15 one-way and $30 for two-way service from the customer’s residence to their destination and back home again.

“My business is going to be on a more personal level than taxi services and I’m going to be building some strong relationships with consistent customers,” she said. “I’m willing to accommodate as many women as I need. I can have two cars or 10 cars out on a given night depending on what customers need.”

Divas Driving Divas will serve all of Ahwatukee Foothills and extend to the restaurants and bars just over Interstate 10 in Chandler.

Krieger hopes that women in the area will take advantage of her business and go out and enjoy time with their friends safely.

“With the safety issues and expenses incurred from a DUI, it’s not worth it to drink and drive,” she said. “I think women will feel like they can relax in our cars if they are being driven by women.”

Women interested in using Divas Driving Divas are encouraged to call or e-mail ahead to make reservations so that Krieger can plan the proper number of cars and drivers to have available for a given night. For more information, call (602) 794-7435 or e-mail Krieger at divasdrivingdivas@yahoo.com.

More about

More about

More about

  • Discuss

AZ doctor indicted on felony fraud, drug charges, attorney general says

MESA, AZ. - An Arizona doctor was indicted Tuesday on dozens of felony charges related prescriptions he gave out to people who went to his med…

Published: July 26, 2016 - 3:04 pm @ http://www.abc15.com/news/region-southeast-valley/…

PD: Ahwatukee woman takes $130,000 from business, focing it to close

PHOENIX - An Ahwatukee woman is allegedly to blame for the closing of a Valley company after she embezzled $130,000 from the business. Police …

Published: July 26, 2016 - 2:44 pm @ http://www.abc15.com/news/crime/pd-ahwatukee-woman…

Group steps up to help Arizona foster children get the education they deserve

Tens of thousands of Arizona's children are in foster care, and one of the biggest issues they face is getting a good education. Maria Rodrigu…

Published: July 26, 2016 - 2:35 pm @ http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/cen…

These Are the Best Cities to Become a Real Estate Mogul on a Budget

These days everyone wants to be the next big-time real estate mogul. And why not? It entails a lifetime of partying with the Hollywood elite, …

Published: July 26, 2016 - 2:14 pm @ http://www.realtor.com/news/trends/invest-in-real-…

In Phoenix, an ambitious plan aims to cover 25% of the metropolis with tree shade

This Southwest capital presents a distinctive postcard: brutal heat, desert peaks, sprawling subdivisions and endless asphalt. Richard Adkins …

Published: July 26, 2016 - 2:09 pm @ http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-sej-phoenix-ar…

Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and What Must End Before Any Revolution Can Happen

Heckling progressives is not the way to fix our problems. Ending partisan gerrymandering is. Last night, through portions of the opening night…

Published: July 26, 2016 - 2:09 pm @ http://www.towleroad.com/2016/07/gerrymandering/

Democrats: A Price on Carbon is Half of the Solution

Watch My Testimony to the DNC I spoke to the DNC Platform Drafting Committee about the carbon rebate and support from young voters for this st…

Published: July 26, 2016 - 2:03 pm @ https://medium.com/@camilathorndike/democrats-a-pr…

Tim Kaine Took a Stand Against Cul-de-Sacs

Even though the Democratic Party’s strongholds are in cities, we probably won’t hear much about urban transportation and development policy at…

Published: July 26, 2016 - 2:07 pm @ http://www.streetsblog.net/2016/07/26/tim-kaine-to…

Phoenix Designer Liz Magura on Why Grade Schools Need the Arts

Becky Bartkowski A A Every other year, New Times puts the spotlight on Phoenix's creative forces — painters, dancers, designers, and actors. L…

Published: July 26, 2016 - 1:43 pm @ http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/arts/phoenix-design…

Chicago pizzeria, Gino's East, to open restaurant in Phoenix by the end of the year

PHOENIX - Attention Phoenix, Chicago pizza is moving to the desert. Gino's East, a Chicago pizzeria that is celebrating its 50th anniversary t…

Published: July 26, 2016 - 1:44 pm @ http://www.abc15.com/entertainment/events/chicago-…

Facebook

ahwatukee.com on Facebook

Twitter

ahwatukee.com on Twitter

RSS

Subscribe to ahwatukee.com via RSS

RSS Feeds

Spacer4px

Most Popular

Online poll

Loading…