You may know this already but Gleam is owned and operated by your neighbors. Rob and Emilie, the two local entrepreneurs who spent our last three years creating Gleam, live in the West Highland/Sloan’s Lake neighborhoods. And we want to thank you, our members, for making Gleam's first year a success.
Rob and I are so proud to have brought a locally-owned, hyper-eco, socially-conscious business to the neighborhood in which we both live. It’s very important to us that we do a good job, that you feel your membership has value to you, and that you know the myriad ways you are helping our community by keeping your car clean with Gleam.
Know that by supporting us you are:
- Helping protect our environment by keeping chemicals out of our storm water system. Gleam is a mini-water-treatment plant and as we wash and rinse your car, we capture all that water and filter out chemicals that can hurt our streams.
- Helping sustain a business that hires harder-to-employ individuals. 20-25% of our workforce has a cognitive disability.
- Contributing to two great non-profits that protect our environment and families: Groundwork Denver and Children’s Hospital of Colorado.
But most importantly, being a Gleam customer has to continue to be a terrific value to you. Along with all of our existing member benefits, each month we’ll send a short email with some tips on car care and a members-only deal that helps protect your car as the seasons change. Thank you for being a customer!
– Emilie Baratta, Owner
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