Small Business Hero Award
DPZ Group and Dawn M. Blom DPZ Group and Dawn Blom are receiving our Small Business Hero Award in recognition of their leadership, commitment and generosity within the greater Danbury community. Dawn, Owner and Master Artist, opened Dawn’s Pizzazz Artistic Group & Day Spa, now known as DPZ on West, in Danbury in June of 1986. In April of 2012, Dawn opened her second location, DPZ North, in Litchfield, CT. Having a clear vision of what she wanted to accomplish, the salon and day spa has steadily grown over the years to become not only a leader in the beauty industry, but a strong partner in the community in which she does business.
Dawn was inducted into the Henry Abbott Regional Vocational and Technical School Hall of Fame for not only her continued success, but for her commitment to the community. Dawn focuses on ongoing education and training, and fosters a sense of community among her team of dedicated professionals. Dawn is known for hosting numerous fundraising events including cut-a-thons, fashion shows and golf tournaments, to raise funds for community programs close to her heart and for local people in need. Often, those in need are themselves customers of the salon. A sign prominently hangs at the salon noting the importance of ‘paying it forward.’ This past holiday season, Dawn launched her ‘Pay it Forward’ campaign, offering each of her customers a complimentary service to ‘pay forward’ to a friend or family member, spreading acts of kindness one service at a time.