We are proud to recognize Jennifer Cole as a 2010 Michiana 40 under 40 honoree
The Michiana Forty Under 40 program is a collaborative effort to recognize and honor 40 young professionals under the age of 40 for their contribution and accomplishments in both their workplace and community. The 2010 class of Forty Under 40 has been selected! Honorees this year include:
Ann Amico Moran - iAM Racing, LLC
Andrew Beckman - Studebaker National Museum
Jennifer Bickley-Hull - Baker & Daniels
Chris Bradford - RSM McGladrey, Inc
Amy Clark - MomAdvice.com
Jennifer Cole - Glance Eyewear Gallery
Ryan Colvin - Gibson Insurance Group
Jeneen Crane - TCU Investment Services
Corey Cressy - Grubb & Ellis/Cressy & Everett
Carla Crittendon - Crowe Horwath, LLP
Shannon Cullinan - University of Notre Dame
Ryan Dvorak - May Oberfell Lorber
Ryan Fenstermaker - 1st Source Bank
Rhett Fisher - Ancon Construction Co., Inc.
Christopher Fuchs - Better World Books
Eric Hiler - Stripco Inc.
Ryan Hochstetler - Light Sky Inc.
Sara Hoover - Beiger Elementary School
Jayson Kincaid - Crowe Horwath, LLP
Jeff Kozinski - Edwardsburg Public Schools
Linda Kroll - University of Notre Dame
James Leep - Gurley Leep Automotive
Stacy McCormack - Penn High School
Tom McCormick - McCormick Electrical Services
Sarah Meyer - Reins of Life, Inc.
Luis Montestruque - EmNet, LLC
Jodi Nelson - Elkhart County Community Foundation
Bryan Nowakowski - Elkhart Community Schools
Paul Phair - Holladay Properties
David Pruitt - Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Michael Ragozino - Federated Media
Angie Recchio - Valley Screen Process Co, Inc.
Mark Root - Bethel College
Rebecca Ruvalcaba - LaCasa de Amistad, Inc.
Mark Schmeltz, DO - Elkhart General Healthcare System
Brandon Siegel - PNC Bank
Angela Smith Fisher - JP Morgan
Charles Thompson - St. Vincent de Paul Society
Shawn Todd - CB Richard Ellis l Bradley
Stanley Wruble lll - Wruble & Morgan
Jennifer Cole’s passion has always been for the arts and color and design of personal spaces.
Introduced to the optometric world at the age of 16, Jennifer combined her passion for art with eyewear. Inspired by European renowned eyewear artist Alain Mikli, Jennifer chose to make a career of enhancing individual’s visual experience through artistic eyewear. Jennifer was educated in all aspects of opticianry through an optometric technology degree from Indiana University.
Lens color and design became her outlet to create artistic eyewear. Enjoying the challenge of hard to fit lens prescriptions, Jennifer understood lifestyle visual needs could only be improved if proper measurements and fit were combined with superior lens technology.
Desiring to bring a new concept of true luxury eyewear to the community, Glance was introduced in 2001 providing limited edition and luxury eyewear for men and women. Glance criterion would be simple. Select impeccable European eyewear and provide a high degree of customer service. Combining high fashion and flawless lens design would equal exceptional eyewear. Ten years later Glance has elevated eyewear from simply being functional to becoming a fashion statement.
Academic rotation at Indiana University provided Jennifer experience to provide optical services for underprivileged children. Desiring to continually give back, Jennifer created and co founded Della Donne’, benefitting Spirit of Women; Co Founded Project Double Vision providing eyewear to guests of St Margaret’s House and Center for the Homeless and Co Founded Sunglasses for Solders sending sunglasses to those serving in Iraq.