Nancy Siegel, owner and operator of Siegel's Hair & Nail Spa, has been selected as Business Person of the Year by the Verde Pride selection committee of the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce. She was nominated by Kathy Guzman.
Nancy was raised in Tucson and later moved to Alaska where she lived for 20 years. She moved back to Arizona and has lived in the Verde Valley for 19 years. She bought and ran Oak Creek Hair Stylists in Sedona. After many years running that business, she sold it and opened Siegel's Hair & Nails Spa off Hwy. 260 at Western Drive.
Guzman said that Nancy has helped many people through donations and years of service. For five years, Nancy helped with the food program of the Old Town Mission when Jesse Gamble was director.
She also worked for the Children's Breakfast at the Assembly of God, under Pastor Peters.
Nancy also helped raise money for Relay for Life for three years, and she was a member of the Chamber of Commerce for seven years. She was a contributor to the LightHeart Foundation, which provided gifts and visits to the elderly during Christmas season.
She is known for giving free haircuts to children before school started. Nancy enlisted the help of many hair stylists for that event. She later expanded the program to help people looking for work, providing haircuts to men and women. The free makeover for women included makeup.
For the past seven years, Nancy has worked at Emmanuel Fellowship helping with the hair styling for the church's Christmas program. This year, she donated all wigs and accessories to the church for its future plans.
"Nancy has an open heart to all who need her help," said Guzman. "There are so many in the Verde Valley who will say, 'yea' to this. May she be well blessed in the years ahead."