Chamber Member All Star Cleaning on Good Morning America
Last week, Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce member All Star Cleaning Services was highlighted during the Small Business Big Impact segment of ABC’s Good Morning America. The segment opened by providing background about All Star Cleaning Services, and the founder Laura Christian. After being a homeless, single mom as a teenager, she started the company at 24 years old. Laura discussed the importance of fostering community, stating that when she started the business she wanted to create her own “community”.
All Star Cleaning Services is committed to hiring those who will benefit the most. On the show there were testimonials from two of the company’s employees, who were hired as young parents struggling to make ends meet. They emphasized the impact their employment has had on their lives. Laura has always tried to use her business as a means to help people.
Everything changed when Laura’s daughter, Juno, was diagnosed with cancer and had to spend about a year in the hospital. Since then, Laura has dedicated herself to using her cleaning business to assist those going through similar struggles. She stated the importance of living in a clean environment to prevent infection or disease for those who are immuno-compromised, and how a clean environment improves one’s mental health and overall wellbeing.
Laura was on the show with her daughter Juno, who said she was doing well and is in remission (YOU GO JUNO!). Mentioning that Laura had expressed to the producers a desire to start a nonprofit, host Michael Strahan revealed to her they had reached out to Clorox and had secured a $10,000 donation to begin her nonprofit! But they weren’t done there, she and her family would also enjoy a paid vacation at Disney Land.
Having reached out to Laura since the feature, she said that “Good Morning America was amazing” going on to describe it as “the experience of a lifetime!” At the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce, we could not be prouder of Laura. She is an integral part of the northern Colorado business community and should be seen as an example for us all.
Watch the full segment from Good Morning America. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0h3YcM4mrDc
Article by Fort Collins Area Chamber Summer Intern Nicolás Kulisheck-López
August 8, 2023