Action! Giving back honored in ad

November, 2018 Posted in Community, News

Local business owner Priscilla Glidewell was recently chosen to be the “face” of Budget Blinds Cares national ad campaign.

Glidewell, who owns Budget Blinds of Mid-Willamette Valley and Keizer, recently received a call from Home Franchise Concepts that she would be featured in a national commercial, to be recorded at her home.

“I didn’t think much about it at the time,” Glidewell said. “I figured they would come out and video me in my living room, but then someone called to see where they should park the catering truck.

“I had no idea this was going to be such a big production,” Glidewell said. “They even flew several crew members from Southern California as well as having a full crew from Portland.”

Last year, Glidewell was selected from a pool of 1,500 Budget Blind franchisees to receive the Heart and Home Giveback award for her philanthropic work, especially with foster children. 

“This is all about small businesses giving back to their community,” said Glidewell of the award. She purchased her Budget Blinds franchise in 2006. Budget Blinds is a subsidiary of HFC.

Brand Director Randi Baron said Glidewell’s philanthropic work drew attention when she was honored at  this year’s HFC national convention.

“We were inspired by Priscilla’s story,” Baron said. “The foster home for children was just one of the many ways that she has given back while balancing a very successful Budget Blinds franchise.”

Glidewell opened Noah’s Ark for foster children, which has served over 27 children to date. She also donates blinds to Habitat for Humanity.

The commercial began to air in October and will continue through December.

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