The Power of Women 2016

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Did you know that we have women to thank for central heating, the medical syringe, and the life raft (not to mention the ice cream maker and the dishwasher)? Women have long been changing the world, but it's more true today than ever before. On the pages that follow, we'd like to introduce you to some of the women who are using their business expertise, wild courage, and brilliant ideas to change Birmingham—for the better. Let's hear it for the girls.

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Tonya Jones SalonSpa Tonya Jones and Her Team Every year, Salon Today, the beauty industry’s top magazine, releases a list honoring 200 salons across North America for exemplary business practices. Tonya Jones and her team were thrilled to be honored among this elite group. Best of all was the category they were honored for--Customer Service!

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Founded in 2009 by Tonya Jones, Tonya Jones SalonSpa, an Aveda Lifestyle Salon with locations in Cahaba Village and English Village, seeks to empower each guest to rediscover their true beauty and confidence through an experience of transformation and renewal.

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Dr. April Maddux Breast Care Center of Birmingham

Little Girls Will Always Need Their Mothers

Dr. April Maddux is a breast fellowship trained surgeon specializing in breast surgery, genetic counseling and testing and benign breast disease. She and her staff at the Breast Care Center of Birmingham provide a comprehensive approach to breast care. Dr. Maddux services and operates at Brookwood Medical Center, St. Vincent’s and St. Vincent’s East Hospitals.

Breast Care Center of Birmingham 205.877.2987


The Gusty Gulas Group Brik Realty

Meet Realtors Brittany Hammock, Jennifer Grostick, Stacy Ward, Leigh Daniels, Christy McDonald, Angela Stevens, Kristen McGee, Sarah Fisk, Christy Simpson, and Lauren Murphree, the women of the Gusty Gulas Group, Birmingham’s premier real estate team at Brik Realty. Last year, the G3 team sold 308 homes, and over 500 homes in the last two years. As a team they have earned and maintained the titles of Birmingham’s #1 rated realtor on and the most reviewed realtor in the Birmingham area on The G3 Team is made up of 12 award-winning Realtors and their staff who have proven success in the Birmingham market. Located in the Martin Biscuit Building in Pepper Place, they specialize in first-time home buyers and sellers and have a passion for teaching them about the process so that they make the best real estate investment in the community that suits them. With a diverse range of experience and expertise in all of the fastest growing neighborhoods in Birmingham, the Gusty Gulas Group has an agent to meet every need. Allow this trusted team of experts to work for you to make your real estate dreams a reality.

2901 2nd Avenue South Suite 230Birmingham, Alabama 35233205.206.4321


Mantooth Interiors

Our team has interior motives.

Working with our clients to create comfortable and inspirational environments for living is what makes our design team excited every day. So, when you meet us, don’t be surprised by how much we want to get to know you. Our desire to collaborate with you so your style appears in every detail of your home is what sets us apart.




Frances Ross Nolan and Leigh Reynolds Byers Partners in Family Law Nolan Byers, PC was founded in 2013 by Frances Ross Nolan and Leigh Reynolds Byers to provide those facing divorce with strong, compassionate legal guidance. Recognizing that most people are unfamiliar with the legal system and that legal disputes create enormous stress, attorneys Nolan and Byers place an emphasis on educating clients about the issues they are facing, providing them with choices, and working with them to identify and achieve their goals. Nolan and Byers provide clients throughout Central Alabama

with exceptional legal services in all aspects of family law, including: divorce, asset valuation and division, spousal and child support, child custody, paternity and dependency matters, adoption, jurisdictional issues, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and marital settlement agreements. Nolan Byers, PC is also one of only a few firms in the area qualified to offer Collaborative Divorce, a private, consensual no-court alternative to conventional dispute resolution. ďƒŻ205.314.0636


No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.




Gallery & Portraits, Inc.

Artist Dawn Whitelaw Birmingham native Beverly McNeil began her career in the arts more than 30 years ago. In 1986 she founded Portrait Brokers of America, representing the nation’s leading portrait artists available for commission. She merged the company with the nearly 75-year-old business, Portraits, Inc., in 2009. In 2014 McNeil opened her eponymous gallery in the historic Lakeview district, adjacent to Portraits, Inc. Together, the galleries represent the best in fine arts and have quickly become leading forces in the Birmingham arts scene. Featured artist Dawn Whitelaw (pictured) has been represented by Portraits, Inc. and the Beverly McNeil Gallery for more than two decades. An award-winning artist, Dawn is also an instructor who is nationally renowned for her workshops in landscape and portrait painting. Dawn says, “As a painter, I am always a student, eager to learn more about my craft so I can speak more eloquently in paint.” Contact us to learn more about Dawn or come by the galleries to view her most recent work.

BEVERLY MCNEIL GALLERY 605 28th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233 205.328.1761 PORTRAITS, INC.2801 6th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233205.879.1222


The Clothes Tree


The Clothes Tree is a happy place where 5 generations provide a unique shopping experience for those special occasions in life! “I wake up every morning excited about going to work because it just makes me happy!” Deborah says of the newly renovated 7000 square feet housing 100’s of Mother of the wedding party dresses, bridesmaids, prom, pageant, homecoming, black tie affairs, sorority rush, sportswear and accessories. “It doesn’t feel like work when I am around my three favorite things; family, friends and fashion!” Tori says about her life at the TREE! Deborah said she knew her daughter-in-law, Mandy, would fit right in when she bribed her with clothes to marry her son!” “I can’t wait til my granddaughter, Chloe, starts adding in her two cents!” Ruth says she will never retire because she feels the store keeps her young! After 51 years in business, The Clothes Tree looks forward to many more generations to come!

All generations are wearing silk tops by Alice and Trixie and their favorite jewelry by designer, Mark Edge.


2880 Old Rocky Ridge Rd Birmingham, AL 35243205.822.1902



Dorothy McDaniel Dorothy McDaniel’s Flower Market Dorothy Sarris McDaniel is the founder and proprietor of Dorothy McDaniel’s Flower Market. Voted Best Florist in Birmingham by Birmingham Magazine and the Birmingham News. In 2009, she was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Women’s Committee of 100 For Birmingham. In 2013, she was selected as a Retailer of the Year by the Alabama Retail Association. Dorothy attributes her continuous success to constantly updating her signature look, “classic design with an edge”, her great design team, the quality of her flowers, her unrelenting focus on her customers’ satisfaction, very competitive pricing, and regularly improving her digital marketing. Her popular designs and advice on flower arranging have appeared in the pages of Southern Living, Southern Accents, Southern Lady, Cooking Light, Creative Ideas for Living, and Portico magazines. Dorothy has authored two books, Dorothy’s Simply Beautiful Flowers and Flowers by Dorothy McDaniel. She is in demand as a public speaker and appears regularly on ABC 33/40. She is also a doting grandmother, opera and country music buff, avid fly fisherman and upland bird hunter. You can view her latest creations on her website, www., on Facebook, or, even better, visit Dorothy at her fabulous new shop at 3300 3rd Avenue South, next door to Mayer Lighting.



3300 3rd Avenue South205.871.0092


Jamila Brown Virtue Technology

Founded by CEO Jamila Brown in Birmingham, Alabama, with an office in Atlanta and clients globally around the world, Virtue Technology’s core capabilities are represented by three major divisions: E-Business Solutions, IT Operations & Support and IT Training. Whether it’s thriving in a connected world or meeting new demands for agility, training and staffing, Virtue Technology, LLC, is advancing the ways companies access and utilize technology. Their cloud and hybrid services include Microsoft SharePoint, Office 365, Azure, Process Automation & Migration Services. Hybrid infrastructures make it easier for companies to move securely to new form of IT, while protecting customer information and the data of legacy systems. Virtue Technology is also able to allot storage for big data to meet the needs of customers. Virtue’s development team is comprised of seasoned certified professionals who thoroughly understand the development workflow process of automation services. From custom intranet, extranet or website design to customized IT training and staffing, Virtue Technology’s professional team of field specific experts are trained and experienced in dedicated service to clients throughout government, non-profit and commercial sectors.




Betsy McAtee DREAMLAND CEO In 1958 John “Big Daddy” Bishop opened Dreamland Bar-B-Que in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in a building he built by hand. Soon his hickory-grilled ribs and bar-b-que sauce became legendary and people from around the country came down to this small bar-bque shack to see what all the fuss was about. Over the decades, Dreamland has expanded to include eight locations, nationwide shipping, professional catering teams, retail bar-b-que sauce and over 300 team members, but the flavor and the hospitality hasn’t changed one bit.

Dreamland CEO Betsy McAtee has become a steward of Mr. Bishop’s dream, working with the “Dream Team” to ensure every guest gets that “ain’t nothing like ‘em nowhere” experience every time with dine-in, carry-out and catering options. Some of the strongest memories are created around a meal, so let Dreamland make sure your memories are hickory-smoked and stained with bar-b-que sauce.



1427 14th Avenue SouthBirmingham, Alabama 35205205.933.2133


Ashley Peinhardt, SarahJewell &Tempe Smith Hare Wynn-Winning #LikeAGirl We keep it simple. We work hard all the time, we go the extra mile, we call people back, and we listen. Like our male counterparts, we get it done, day in and day out. We work together and we like to win. As lawyers at Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLP, we know things used to be different. Hare Wynn has been around for more than 125 years. Historically, women could not vote. Most were homemakers. There were limitations back then—but that era is being transformed. Women now have a role, a seat at the table, a greater value and an opportunity to make a difference. As women lawyers, we are certainly proud of our acheivements, but we are more focused on the opportunities we have to help others. We work with a fantastic team of men and women, and we are able to make a difference in the lives of our peers, neighbors, friends, and folks in our community. In the 1950s (thru the 1970s), bold women like Joan Jett and Janis Joplin broke into the music industry as some of the first female rockers. They took the nation by storm! They broke down barriers and made their place. We are making our place today. We see ourselves as today’s rockstars—not because we are women, but because we are great lawyers.

2025 3rd Ave. NorthSuite 800Birmingham, AL 35203 No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.


Kathy G & Co.

With more than 30 years experience, Kathy G. & Company is Alabama’s wedding and event caterer. From weddings, parties and galas in our exclusive venues to five-star catering in venues around Birmingham and beyond, Kathy G. & Company is known for superb food paired with creative presentation. With wedding and party catering menus designed for every occasion, there’s a delicious menu to fit every budget.Beyond catering, Kathy G & Company can provide decor and event coordination, as well. Kathy G & Company and KG Designs recently swept

the Allie Awards Events winning both nominations from the International Special Events Society at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. The Allies recognize performing at a global level of excellence in the areas of design, production and planning. The Kathy G Team took Best Off-Premise Catering for the opening events for Gamma Phi Beta newly- built sorority house at the University of Alabama with “No Place Like Home” theme. They also won Best Event for Association under $100,000K combining Design, Catering and Event Planning.

Left to right. Nichole Stoffel, Andy Hopper AIFD, Kathy G Mezrano, Natalie Andrews Pilato, Keena Thompson




Ashlie Walker and Courtney Hamilton Milestones Behavior Group A House United for Evidence-Based Autism Treatments. Ashlie Walker and Courtney Hamilton graduated from college on the same beautiful day in May of 2008 but in very different places. Ashlie, a Psychology major at Auburn University, and Courtney, a Communication and Information Sciences major at The University Alabama may not always be able to agree on a football team, but they would soon find they shared a deep and unwavering passion for helping children with special needs. The women joined forces with the mission to offer evidence-based treatments to children with Autism and other special needs in Alabama. Ashlie, owner of Milestones, is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst specializing in the treatment of challenging behavior in children with Autism. Courtney is a Licensed and Certified Speech and Language Pathologist specializing in the treatment of pediatric language disorders including those experienced by many children on the Autism Spectrum. With over a dozen certified therapists, the team at Milestones in Vestavia Hills is dedicated to the ethical and effective practice of ABA and Speech & Language Pathology. Their services are offered at their new Cahaba Heights Clinic, in homes throughout the Birmingham Metro area and in many school districts throughout the State of Alabama. They value client quality over quantity and believe in the rights of all people with disabilities.

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www.milestonesaba.orgďƒŻoffice (205) 253-6903ďƒŻfax (205) 278-5869



Loretta Wendel Spiro Salt Room & Massage Therapy B R E A T H E again with 100% Natural Salt Therapy! California native Loretta Wendel helped establish Alabama’s first dry salt aerosol therapy spa, located in the Mountain Brook Mall. Realizing there were no salt aerosol therapy rooms in Alabama to alleviate allergy and sinus problems, she transformed Family Share Massage into Spiro Salt Room & Massage Therapy. With the help of business partner Lee John Bruno, Loretta plans to expand this innovative concept and gentle approach to wellness throughout the State. A Mountain Brook business owner since 2009, Loretta attributes her success to hard work and faith. This mother of seven quickly learned to balance the demands of work and family. Long-recognized in Europe as a safe and effective treatment, dry salt aerosol therapy or halotherapy boosts wellness, promotes immune support and provides relief for many people – adults and children – with asthma, allergies, bronchitis, emphysema, COPD, cystic fibrosis, sinusitis, acne, eczema, inflammation, and psoriasis. Dry salt aerosol therapy is only available in Alabama at Spiro. Spiro’s salt room utilizes the latest technology available to mimic the salt mine environment. A typical 45-minute salt session consists of relaxing in one of the zero gravity chairs in the salt-lined room while inhaling micronized dry salt aerosol produced by a specialized machine called a halogenerator. Loretta states that, “salt is anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory - it cleanses the entire respiratory system and improves skin rigidity. It relieved me of so many sinus issues that I no longer rely on sprays or medications, and it’s safe for kids. This kind of salt doesn’t raise your blood pressure, it lowers it! We have more information about salt therapy and the medical studies that have been conducted on our website.” Experience relaxing and refreshing new therapies at Spiro by booking a salt room and massage session today so you can B R E A T H E again.



To make an appointment, call 205.445.0448 or visit


The Rose Law Firm The Rose Law Firm LLC is the perfect example that some things really do just need a woman’s touch. This group of award winning, powerful women have helped scores of families all over Alabama successfully navigate through difficult family and matrimonial law matters with their experienced, effective, and empathetic representation. According to firm founder and certified family law specialist Jennifer Rose, “I think being women gives us an advantage in that we are able to more clearly see things from our cli-

ent’s viewpoint on an emotional level and not just the legal level. Our clients appreciate that we don’t operate like robots or treat them like a file on a desk, we take time to get to know them and that helps a lot to work toward the results that would make them happiest. That’s one reason why I feel so many people do come to us and why so many of our past clients refer us to others. I was always told that when a door closes a window opens and we want to be that window for people in need.”

The firm is located in The Rose Building in Birmingham’s historic southside district, near UAB. They offer free in person B-METRO.COM 133 initial consultations and can be reached 24 hours a day at 205-323-1124 or at No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.


Medical West Meet the women of

This group of experienced female physicians and specialists make Medical West a special place to be. Not only are these women wives, mothers, daughters and friends, they are compassionate doctors who make a difference in the lives of their patients. Their dedication and commitment to providing quality healthcare makes them extraordinary in each of their fields including family medicine, internal medicine and obstetrics and gynecology. The hospital is extremely proud that these physicians choose to call Medical West home. Pictured (L-R)- Dr. Leigh Copeland, Dr. Mary Beth Dearmon, Dr. Andrea Shirey, Dr. Breezy Wilson, Dr. Alisha T. Congress, Dr. Harini Ganga, Dr. Sally Ebaugh. Not pictured- Dr. Jessica Gill



MEDICAL WEST HOSPITAL 995 9th Ave SWďƒŻBessemer, AL 35022 Main #: 205-481-7000ďƒŻPhysician Referral: 205-996-WEST


Stacy Brown


Stacy Brown never intended to open a restaurant. In 2007, she was a recently divorced single mother in pursuit of the perfect chicken salad recipe and a way to provide for her children. Because of her love for cooking and desire to find the perfect chicken salad, she began to make and sell chicken salad to her neighbors & friends. After being shut down by the health department, she solicited the business expertise of friend & future husband, Kevin, to open a small takeout restaurant in Auburn, Alabama. Having sold out continuously for the first few days, it became clear that Chicken Salad Chick was something people were quickly falling in love with. Eight years later, Chicken Salad Chick has 52 locations across 8 states in the southeast, with plans for many more in the coming years. Chicken Salad Chick offers guests a “custom-fit” chicken salad experience with 15 original flavors to choose from, as well as gourmet soups, flavorful side salads and freshly-baked desserts. Chicken Salad Chick has 3 locations in the Birmingham area with the 4th opening in the Riverchase this summer. Visit www.ChickenSaladChick. com for more information. B-METRO.COM

135 Downtown Birmingham Lee Branch HomewoodRiverchase (Coming Soon!)


Jezebel’s Jewels GLORIA WHITE

Choose your own adventure. That’s just what Jezebel’s Jewels owner, Gloria White did. After years as a successful Executive at a Fortune 100 company, Gloria moved home to Birmingham and started Jezebel’s Jewels, an award winning accessories and apparel boutique. This magical shop is modeled after small, local boutiques that Gloria visited in Paris, New York City and New Orleans. “I wanted to offer classic, elegant apparel that could be embellished with one of a kind jewelry from one special boutique. Every woman, no matter her age, size or budget should feel lovely. Jezebel’s Jewels features a unique and constantly changing selection of clothing, jewelry and accessories for those with discerning taste. All of the jewelry is hand selected and includes vintage pieces as well as natural gemstone artisan necklaces and bracelets. Jezebel’s Jewels, a store like no other, with beautiful treasures fit for a Queen.



2827 18th Street SHomewood, Alabama 35209205.502.7669


Angie Ingram

Attorney at Law, LLC

Every year, thousands of pets’ lives end in shelters after losing their owners or being taken by those who are unable to provide the same care and treatment as their pet’s owner. Attorney Angie Ingram knows the bond between a person and their pet is one that is special enough to be protected. That’s why her animal law practice focuses on the welfare of pets and other animals, and the humans who care about them. She is one of the first in Alabama to offer services designed specifically to address the legal needs of pet owners, such as providing a trust or will for a pet. With a pet trust, you can make sure that your love is still there for the rest of your pet’s life through financial support, directed caregiving, and a stable environment. At her law firm, pets are family, and Angie believes all animals deserve a protected future.

1 Chase Corporate Drive Suite 400 Birmingham, AL 35244 205.313.6588 B-METRO.COM


No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.


Creative Cabinets and Design

Creative Cabinets and Design is a premier Birmingham cabinetry and design firm. Jennifer Thompson and Lisa Cleghorn each have over 18 years of experience in the design field. Our experience as well as degrees in Interior Design and allow us to provide exquisite designs and exceptional customer service. We specialize in kitchen and bath design, but expand our services to any space of your home to include custom-designed cabinetry. Our award-winning work has been featured in many print and online articles as well as being featured in the Birmingham Parade of Homes for over a decade. We partner with Wellborn cabinet company and Dura Supreme to provide a quality products for our clients. Our work can be seen on and was showcased in the 2016 Parade Of Homes Ideal Home.

Lisa L Miller DMD, MD Lisa Miller Oral Facial Surgery Dr. Lisa Miller is board certified as a specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery. OMS specializes in treating many diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the Oral (mouth) and Maxillofacial (jaws and face) region. In April of 2015, Dr. Miller opened her own private practice where she performs full scope oral and maxillofacial surgery. Her interests are in pediatrics, dental implants and dentofacial deformities. Dr. Miller and her staff strive to provide the highest quality of care to all of their patients. Community outreach activities have been an integral part of Dr. Miller’s professional career. She volunteers with Cahaba Valley Health Care, a non-profit organization which provides dental care to indigent patients and has participated in mission trips to Haiti and Nicaragua. Her office also participates in local community service activities, including “Kick It For A Cure”, an annual kickball tournament whose proceeds go to support Children’s Hospital of Alabama and pediatric cancer research.

131 West Oxmoor RoadBirmingham, AL Call for an appointment205.423.5510 138



Erin Dunavant Barrow SWAG Studio Industry insiders and homeowners know SWAG Studio as a premier new construction design studio and home staging company. Erin Dunavant Barrow, owner of SWAG Design Studio, has over 11 years of design experience and is considered to be an expert in her field. Each year Erin and her team design, furnish, and stage more that $40 million in real estate. SWAG Studio provides the perfect space for clients building new construction homes, sellers, and remodelers to select their finishes from standard to customized options including interiors and exteriors. Their talented design consultants meet with clients to assess their needs, create a vision, and transform their house into a home. In addition to designer services, SWAG prepares homes for the real estate market as Erin quickly uncovered a significant demand for high quality furniture rental for the purpose of staging vacant homes. From that point on SWAG quickly expanded to serve all of Alabama from Huntsville to Mobile. Erin’s large home staging inventory surpasses all others with art, contemporary furnishings, linens, outdoor, accessories, and much more! In 2016, SWAG Studio expanded to their 7000 sq ft, Design Studio and Home Staging warehouse located in Birmingham’s Lakeview district. For additional information visit

Donna Francavilla Frankly Speaking Communications Media Utilization Expert LET FSC HELP YOU PRESENT YOUR BEST SELF Providing public relations, publicity, media & presentation training, voice-over, social media, imaging, messaging & website services BECAUSE IT’S YOUR STORY! Named by Alabama Media Professionals as Alabama’s 2016 Communicator of Achievement 5th Consecutive Year National & State Award Communications Contest Winner 2015 Top 50 Over 50 CBS News Reporter/Producer; 205.991.4461205.243.1233

Mary H.Thompson Parnell Thompson LLC

Mary H. Thompson is pleased to launch her new law firm Parnell Thompson LLC with partner K. Mark Parnell. With over 23 years of experience, Mary’s practice areas include corporate transactional law, employment law public utility law and environmental law. Mary also has significant experience with federal/ state/ municipal regulatory issues as well as regulatory compliance review/ training, purchase and sale of assets, real estate issues/ transactions, construction disputes, and appellate practice. Mary also provides proactive training on employment issues and laws including FMLA, ADA, HIPAA, and Title VII. Honors: B-Metro 2016 Top Attorneys; 2015 Top Women Attorneys. Civic: Old Firehouse Shelter Board of Directors, Zoo Gala, Governor’s Commission on Environmental Initiatives, United Way Visiting Allocation Team Member.


200 Office Park Drive, Suite 328Birmingham, AL 35223205.582.2652 No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.




Crittenden Partners Crittenden Partners, P.C., is made up of experienced lawyers dedicated exclusively to the practice of domestic relations, family law and adoptions. With a passion for clients and a commitment to always taking the high road, the lawyers of Crittenden Partners, P.C., strive to successfully and compassionately guide their clients through whatever stressful situation he or she may be facing.

1 Independence Plaza Birmingham, Alabama 35209  205.874.8680 No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.

Rebecca and Beth Hardwick LAH Real Estate Meet LAH Real Estate’s very own Rebecca & Beth Hardwick. With a combined 30+ years of experience in residential real estate sales, Beth and Rebecca have helped first-time homebuyers, empty-nesters and everyone in between make one of their biggest dreams become a reality. In both 2012 and 2014, Beth was named Sales Associate of the Year. In 2013, Rebecca was named LAH’s Rising Star Realtor. Every year since becoming a team, they have received both LAH’s Top Producer and Owner’s Awards. As president of LAH Maurice Humphries acknowledges, “Beth and Rebecca are a formidable team.” The only thing that Beth and Rebecca love more than helping their clients find homes are their three lovable rescues, Zoe, Floyd, and Weesie. 140


Rebecca Hardwick 205.447.9218 Beth Hardwick 205.835.5380



Hair Studio RYOT Hair Studio is a new salon owned by Kasie Carden. Kasie has been in the business since 2007, freelancing to perfect her craft in hair & waxing services, with a true talent in hair color. “I’ve worked with a lot of great people over the years & learned a lot”, Carden says, “RYOT is my opportunity to share my vision on what beauty is, and what it can be.” Kasie is also assisted by a freelance team that includes makeup artists Nicole Harper & Alex Guimarin and hair stylist Tamara Meininger. RYOT is located in Salon Suites off Highway 280 Kasie Carden - owner Nicole Harper - freelance makeup artist Alex Guimarin - freelance makeup artist Tamara Meininger - freelance hair stylist 876-7564

Tena Payne

Earthborn Pottery

Earthborn Pottery is beautiful custom crafted straight to your table or restaurant. Chefs across the country have come to depend on Earthborn to create unique serving pieces to showcase their culinary creations. Working with clay gives the Earthborn artisans a connection to the earth and a respect for our Creator who made it. Each piece is a labor of love; handmade, heartfelt, and designed with inspiration from nature in all its glory: the greens of pine trees, the blues and violets of the sky, the downy warmth of cotton fields, golden hues of honey, and the deep reds from our Alabama soil. Tena Payne of Earthborn Pottery believes clay gets in your blood. Her goal is to integrate form and function, arriving at a combination which improves one’s everyday food encounters to a special enjoyment. She has shown that using art in the everyday environment elevates one’s existence above the norm and gives pleasure and appreciation at unexpected moments.

7575 Parkway DriveLeeds, AL 35094 205.702.7055 B-METRO.COM



Anna L. Hart, Esq. Beckum Kittle LLP

Seventh Heaven Full Service Salon

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” -Maya Angelou

Attorney Anna L. Hart thrives when serving others, both in her law practice and her service to our community. Anna practices with the law firm of Beckum Kittle LLP in Vestavia Hills, specializing in the areas of family law, criminal law, and personal injury law. Away from the office, Anna serves our community through her work with two influential local non-profit organizations. She serves on the Junior Board of Directors for FOCUS on Recovery, which provides resources and hope for women in early recovery from substance abuse. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Kid One Transport, which supplies transportation to medical appointments for children and expectant mothers in Alabama. Working with others keeps Anna focused on her true mission in life. 205.423.5510 No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.



Hoover, AL 35244

Seventh Heaven Full Service Salon specializes in color and cuts for men and women. Keeping up with all the latest trends including gloss and ombres is a special mission of owner Patti Smith. Patti is proud to work with a talented team that enhances the beauty for every visitor. In business in Columbiana for over 29 years, Seventh Heaven is a haven where you can relax and know that your stylist is listening to you. As one guest remarked, “Seventh Heaven gives you exactly what you want and more! You will leave feeling like a million bucks!” In addition to services in the salon, Seventh Heaven is available to be on location for weddings and other parties.

301A West College Street Columbiana, AL 35051205.669.4092 Find us on Facebook


Donna S Cates CDFA™, CRPC®

Financial Advisor,Ameriprise Financial Donna helps her clients achieve their dreams for today, tomorrow, and well into the future. She uses the Confident Retirement® approach, which starts with a personalized conversation about covering essentials, ensuring lifestyle, and preparing for the unexpected. Then, she helps clients break their financial goals down into doable steps. This hands-on approach is backed by 16 years of securities industry experience and extra training to earn the certifications of Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®. Her work has merited Donna the Women’s Choice Award: Financial Advisor, Women Certified, Inc., 2014-2016.

Sara Dungan MEd, ALC, NCC Certified Parenting Coordinator

SPARROW COUNSELING Strengthening Families Empowering Lives Rediscovering Hope Sparrow Counseling is committed to supporting people in difficult seasons of transition and loss. Guiding families through the pain of divorce is my passion. Helping clients learn new ways to communicate as they transition to a new normal is at the heart of my work. I look forward to rediscovering hope with my clients whatever their age or story. 1740 Oxmoor Road, Suite 220Homewood, AL 35209 205.538.3978205.538.3978

Tanita Cain

The Cain Law Firm, LLC Tanita Cain is the founder of The Cain Law Firm, LLC, a top emerging firm with emphasis on bankruptcy, employment, entertainment, family and criminal law. Within the last few months she has launched her own brand of chicken sausage. Check it out on her website

1500 Urban Center Dr, Ste 200Birmingham, AL 35242   205.909.3126 The Confident Retirement approach is not a guarantee of future financial results. Investment advisory services and products are made available through Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment adviser.

2012 Attorney Of The Year Nominee, Diversity Business Top 100 Woman Business, Birmingham Business Journal Top 40 under 40, Graduate of Dartmouth’s Tuck Minority Business Exchange Program, ACORN Women Making A Difference in Their Community Award, and Who’s Who in Black Birmingham.

Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., Member FINRA and SIPC. © 2016 Ameriprise Financial, Inc., All rights reserved.205.202.4077 No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.




Bradford Ladner, LLP The attorneys at Bradford Ladner, LLC have over 30 years of experience and practice statewide, in all state and federal courts in Alabama. They handle criminal, civil, divorce and family law cases. Bradford Ladner will use their years of experience to protect and assert your legal rights, in and out of the courtroom. Contact one of the attorneys at Bradford Ladner and they will be happy to discuss your case.

William K. “Chip” Bradford Amber L. Ladner Meredith Maitrejean

AmyO. Lawson Amy O. Lawson, REALTOR®, grew up immersed in the real estate industry. After she graduated from the University of Alabama, she practiced law for more than 10 years. But she was called back to what she knew and what she loves. For the past decade, Amy has been connecting people with their dream homes. In fact, she’s been a top producer every single year—and this year is no exception.

BRADFORD LADNER, LLP 3928 Montclair Rd., Suite 208 Mountain Brook, AL 35213 No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.205.215.0284

Tanveer Patel Concert Care

Recently named by Upstart Business Journal one of the nation’s Top 100 Influential Thinkers, Tanveer Patel, Co-Founder and CEO, brings to ConcertCare two decades of successful business ventures partnering healthcare with information technology. As an international techenabled services firm that provides Telehealth solutions wrapped around software development professional services for healthcare organizations, ConcertCare helps medical groups and hospitals restore the link between patient and physicians. ConcertCare is recognized as a Top Five companies to watch for in 2016 by the Birmingham Business Journal. 205.802.8823 144



Brenda Meadows

Joan Wright

The Lingerie Shoppe Since 1946, The Lingerie Shoppe in Mountain Brook Village has provided customers with the world’s finest labels in personal wear, sleepwear and lingerie. The Lingerie Shoppe offers a full range of robes, gowns, pajamas, bridal trousseau, and a complete inventory of Spanx brand items. Gift ideas for showers and special occasions include lingerie cases, satin pillowcases and handkerchiefs. We offer beautiful monogramming services. Every gift is presented in our signature giftwrap. The Lingerie Shoppe advantages: convenient location, a complete and wonderful inventory and personal service without equal.

Childcare Resources

As Executive Director of Childcare Resources, Joan Wright believes that child care sets the stage for success in school and life. The mission of Childcare Resources is to make quality care and education of children happen by providing information, education and assistance to families, providers of child care and the community. When children get a quality start to their education, our communities are stronger.205.945.0018

Nova Law, MD Nova Essence


Dr. Nova Law is a Board Certified Family Practice Physician who thought to purposely unite the concept of feeling healthy/ energetic + looking fabulous. Nova Essence Medispa was born as a day spa and wellness facility in Hoover and an enhancement to her family medical practice on Southside. Nova Essence is committed to aesthetic enhancements, skin care and Anti-Aging Medical treatments. From make-up to hair, massage to weight loss or bio-identical hormones, the professional staff offers men and women a luxurious and private experience.

160 Main St #200Hoover, AL 35244205.319.4445

2403 Montevallo Road Mountain Brook Village, AL 35223205.871.8994 B-METRO.COM



Ruby Y. Davis, Esquire The Davis Law Group, LLC Attorney Ruby Y. Davis is the founder of The Davis Law Group, LLC. Whether it is a car accident, criminal charges or bankruptcy, Ruby works to provide her clients with the best legal representation. She has built a network of professional contacts within the legal community and works diligently to get results. A Birmingham native, she is a graduate of Birmingham City Schools, Lawson State Community College, and Faulkner University. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Birmingham School of Law and has worked professionally in a corporate environment for over 15 years. She practices in the Municipal and State courts of Alabama, as well as the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Alabama. She is a member of the Alabama State Bar Association, Birmingham Bar Association, and Bessemer Bar Association. In her leisure time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends. Her pride and joy is her daughter, Diamond.

205 20th St. NSuite 910 Birmingham, AL 35203205-502-7679 No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.


B-Metro THE WOMEN OF205.202-4182

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