Provider makes politics accessible

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

DENVER--Political players have to be persistent. So when staff at Capabilities in Westminster, Colo., learned last year that the Democratic National Convention would take place in Denver, they jumped at the chance to be involved and didn’t give up.

“We started contacting all the people that we could that had anything to do with it,” said Pam Pressel, CEO. “We hunted them down.”

The Denver Convention Host Committee chose Capabilities to provide mobility equipment for delegates and visitors to the convention, held Aug. 25-28. Capabilities had a mobile repair center at the convention site and rented out electric scooters, wheelchairs, walkers and other equipment to visitors needing assistance.

While Capabilities was eager for a chance to help out, the major event also helps garner some publicity for the company, Pressel said.

“It gives us an opportunity to get in front of different people and talk about our services and hopefully after the convention is over, people will still know about us and be more willing to do business with us,” she said.