Meet our Member Spotlight for December: Vandye Nelson,
co-owner of 60 Minute Missions Escape Room.
60 Minute Missions Escape Room welcomed its first group in September 2016. Since then, they've hosted more than 13,000 puzzle lovers in their themed games. Each team, consisting of anywhere from 2-10 people, works to find clues and solve different types of puzzles to accomplish their mission—escape the room! “While teams are playing, we watch and listen just in case they get stuck and need help progressing,” Vandye explains. “Of course, not everyone is successful, but we do our best to ensure they have fun!”
Vandye worked in Human Resources for 12 years before opening the escape room with her business partner, Brian. “The hamster wheel of corporate life was taking its toll on me,” she recounts. “Now, going to work isn't ‘work’ for me. I have so much fun with our guests, it's difficult to find something to complain about!” The 60 Minute Missions team works hard to provide unique and clever puzzles and immersive, yet realistic themes to ensure guests have a fantastic experience. All puzzles and concepts are created in-house. Having that type of creative freedom allows them to tailor their difficulty levels and adjust games as needed.
What does Vandye enjoy most about her Chamber membership? She says, “I have a more secure sense of community since joining the Chamber. While I've lived in Greensburg for almost two decades, I never felt as involved and connected as I have in the past several months. Meeting and networking with other business owners has really helped me feel comfortable and confident sharing information about myself and my business. I love running into other Chamber members while I'm at other events or even while I'm just running errands. I want to see Greensburg and Westmoreland County flourish - and filling my calendar with Chamber events has opened my eyes to all the good that's happening in this area.”
When she’s not working, Vandye can be found with “her tribe” at pot lucks, wine tastings, book clubs and doggy play dates, or exploring new areas for good food and drinks.
Find out more at www.60minutemissions.com.