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Haley Roebuck, Susan Mason, Maddie Kern B&A Warehouse Great events, beautiful weddings, important fundraisers, family celebrations, special meetings— the terrific ones all share one attribute: They are alive with personality. That’s why B&A Warehouse is such a perfect solution for hosting the kind of celebration people talk about. B&A is all about personality. Friendly. Comfortable. Historic. And Versatile enough to handle functions for 15 people or 1,500. As Birmingham’s finest gourmet catering company and event facility, B&A specializes in creating extraordinary events. Located adjacent to the new Railroad Park and the soon-to-be-built baseball stadium for the Birmingham Barons, B&A is in the heart of it all.

1531 First Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35233 205-326-4220 123

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Ruled by instincts, insights and intuition, we are a modern day myth. So completely different but one and the same. Beguiling, bewitching and bold. Irreverent, reverent and laugh out loud fun. We are Southerners. We are Haute. Come discover yourself.

Go haute or Go naute

L to R: Lydia Caffery Wilbanks, Jestina Howard, Susan Waggoner, Cherri Ellis, Lynn Leishman, Kathy Mezrano, Wendy Bozzelli, Caprenia Anthony


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Join my family. FarmersŽ is looking for people to grow and succeed with them. Families are always there for one another. That’s why Farmers offers you the training and support you need when you start your own business as a Farmers agent. Becoming a Farmers agent remains one of the best small business opportunities in America. So if you have drive, ambition and are a motivated self-starter, join the family whose agents are recognized as leaders in the industry: Farmers Insurance. Take advantage of this exciting opportunity – become a part of the Farmers family. To find out how to become a part of my award-winning team, call or email me.

Lyn Berry, District Manager Career Training Centers in Birmingham & Pell City 205-884-4848 x101

Meet some of my successful women agency owners in the Birmingham market – from L to R: Kai Smith (Pelham), Dean Chatham (Inverness), Annette Chase (Cahaba Heights), Mittie Brown (Alabaster), Lyn Berry (District Manager), Darla Frazier (Clay), Leah Wiggins (Birmingham), Kathy Scarbrough (Fairfield), Dana Lockwood (Vestavia). (We have some great men, too!)

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Alexa Jones Director of Community Affairs, Boatright Companies

Alexa Jones has always found a way to make her personal achievements synonymous with community enrichment. She is an art-lover, a humanitarian, media personality and public figure: a renaissance woman. Alexa is a native of Andalusia, Alabama. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Birmingham-Southern College, where she majored in English and minored in art. After college, she immersed herself in the art world, interning at New York’s Museum of Modern Art and Alabama’s Birmingham Museum of Art. Alexa founded the Renaissance Foundation of Alabama, Inc., a nonprofit organization devoted to donating quality art supplies and education to Alabama public, private and charter schools. For this she was presented the Presidential Student Service Award and Daily Point of Light Award. Alexa continued to develop her art acumen alongside her community service aspirations. She worked as a Directional Arts Outreach Affiliate for The Smithsonian Institute, and pursued a Master’s degree in Art History at University of Alabama at Birmingham. Within the next few years, Alexa became one of the most recognizable women in the state. In 2005, she was crowned Miss Alabama. In 2006, she was named second runner-up in the Miss America pageant. From 2007 to January 2011 she was the beloved anchor of CBS 42’s Wake Up Alabama. Alexa resides in Birmingham and is now the Director of Community Affairs for Boatright Companies. She continues to build upon her service legacy, serving on the board of directors for Kid One Transport as well as the Shelby County Arts Council. Alexa is a role model empowering young women to establish personal leadership in their communities.

Boatright Companies 31 Inverness Parkway 205-991-0750

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Dr. Valencia Wells, Dr. Donna Matthews, Lee Anne Jones, Mia Ransom Parnell 3D Fact from Fiction True: Discomfort experienced while viewing 3D movies can indicate eye problems. True: Playing 3D games does not harm your child’s eyes. True: We specialize in helping you achieve your peak visual performance at work and play.


Morris Ave. Eyecare 2014 Morris Ave 205-328-1744

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Sheila Benson Employment Screening Services (ESS) Employment Screening Services (ESS) was founded in 1994 with the idea of providing quality background screening and superior customer service to reduce the risk employers take with hiring new employees. As one of only a few companies that are recognized as Background Screening Credentialing Council Accredited, ESS provides a wide range of solutions that reduce turnover, limit liability and solve problems for their clients. CEO, Sheila Benson, is taking this proven model one step further with her newest venture, Klone. Members of Klone will have access to the highest quality service providers for everything from repairs at your home to concierge services for handling your personal errands. Each provider is recommended by a trusted local source, background screened and tested. Klone performs ongoing evaluations to ensure continued excellence in service for all of your personal needs.

Klone 2500 Southlake Park, Birmingham, AL 35226 205-879-9393 website: email:

ESS 2500 Southlake Park, Birmingham, AL 35226 205-879-0143 website: email:

Genny Williams Get A Real Estate Life

Genny Williams, The 6 Figure Real Estate Coach, is the owner of Get A Real Estate Life, LLC in Birmingham, Alabama. Coaching real estate agents and mortgage professionals, Genny’s passion is to increase their incomes by helping them focus on their individual talents and skills. She accurately customizes her methods and develops a tailor made plan reflecting their personality and core values. By utilizing proven systems, techniques, current national trends and top industry resources, Genny developed her 6-Figure Income System. In a down market, 40% of her agents have doubled, with some of them tripling and quadrupling their incomes in 2011. In fact, 77% of her clients have closed more transactions than the average real estate agent in the Birmingham Multiple Listing Service. The program is structured to make it as easy as possible for proactive agents to succeed by providing the most cutting-edge resources that include accountability, marketing and technology support. Genny’s mission is to always add tremendous value to others by creating big opportunities for them.

Get A Real Estate Life Direct: 205.223.1044

Katie Conway and Gretchen Travis IT Rockstars

These ladies woke up this morning and before their feet hit the floor, they were working. Both were responding to emails, voicemails and texts all prior to that first crucial cup of joe. Such is the life of IT Rockstars. Katie Conway and Gretchen Travis have very different roles within IT Rockstars, but they have one common goal. This goal is to deliver everything to the client with Rockstar quality - NO EXCEPTIONS! Katie has carved a niche for herself as the Lead Graphic Designer. According to Katie, “the difference between a strong design and an inferior design is very small, and every detail matters..” Gretchen has been with IT Rockstars since its inception. In her daily role, Gretchen is the Lead Recruiter and Sales Representative. As she puts it, “my role is simple. I help our clients and candidates connect to better both of their futures. I only supply our clients with the Rockstar candidate they need to move their company forward.”

2021 Morris Ave. Suite 100, Birmingham, AL 35203 • 205-202-5692 131

Eve Smith

Frances Ross Nolan

Chic Boutique

You are facing the end of your marriage… Now what? You have choices to make -- important choices-for yourself and your family. Divorce is painful, but it doesn’t have to be a nasty, destructive or public fight. It can be different than you might think. It can be private, civil and respectful; it can be an opportunity for growth and healing. You can retain control. It’s up to you---this is your family’s divorce.

FRANCES ROSS NOLAN, Esquire 2011 Super Lawyers Rising Star in Family Law Concerned, Compassionate, Accessible The Crittenden Firm, PC 205-874-8680 No representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services provided by other lawyers.

Eve Smith has been creating wardrobes for the loyal customers of her store, Chic Boutique in Greystone for almost 10 years. They count on her impeccable taste and her keen eye for what’s going to make their girlfriends say, “Where did you find that? I LOVE it!” Her carefully chosen collection of clothing, jewelry and shoes blends good classic style with a generous helping of trend and fun.

Chic Boutique The Village at Lee Branch 205-908-2272

Jessica Kirk Drennan Kirk. Drennan, P.C. Jessica Kirk Drennan, family and matrimonial attorney since 1996 and founder of Kirk. Drennan, P.C. attributes her great success to diligent preparation, creative solutions and passionate advocacy. Her firm focuses on divorce, alimony, child support, asset preservation, asset division, custody, visitation, dependency, paternity, adoption and pre and post-nuptial agreements. With considerable experience in complex litigation, Jessica takes on cases involving high asset marital estates and custody in controversy. She serves as Secretary of the Alabama Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and is active in the American and Alabama Bar Associations.

Kirk. Drennan, P.C. 500 Office Park, Suite 100 205-803-3500


Kim Wilkin Pinnacle Imports

Tanveer Patel

Birmingham International Center

Kim Wilkin, who¹s favorite champagne is HENRIOT BRUT SOUVERAIN, is an owner of PINNACLE IMPORTS, a locally owned fine wine and craft beer distributor based in Birmingham, Alabama. She also operates a wine travel company WINELOVER ADVENTURES, taking consumers to different wine areas all over the world. Find out more at and

Tanveer is a member of the BIC Board of Directors and this year’s Chairman for the Spotlight on India. The BIC is celebrating 61 years as the nation’s oldest cultural organization of its kind. It provides intercultural education across the state of Alabama and serves as a clearing house for international economic development. Each year the organization spotlights a different country with educational, cultural and business programs.

Tanveer Patel Birmingham International Center

Dawn Higgenbotham and Tobie Hand H & H Interiors

Meet Dawn Higgenbotham and Tobie Hand of H & H Interiors. Having worked in the interior design industry for a combined twenty-five plus years, Tobie and Dawn were eager to team up, and formed H & H Interiors in 2009. They strive for a sophisticated, timeless look, and have a great love of antiques and unique pieces. Both Dawn and Tobie have a great love and passion for beautiful interiors and feel it a privilege to help people have a lovely place to call home.

Jayna Goedecke Jayna Goedecke Designs, LLC Turning Ordinary to Extraordinary! Jayna Goedecke Designs produces personalized events filled with unique elements, rich colors, and lovely embellishments that is an extension of you. We will create something that is more than just visually stunning, but an experience that touches all the senses and creates a lasting memory.

Jayna Goedecke Designs H & H Interiors 742 Linwood Road, Birmingham, 35222, 205.999.6005 Follow us on Facebook 205.937.2923 Like us on Facebook 133

Marketing 24/7

Susan Hartley Amber Schreckenbach

Ruwena Healy, President Great marketing ideas are worth their weight in gold – but they don’t necessarily have to cost a fortune. Marketing 24/7 develops award winning campaigns for clients with varying budgets.

The J. Clyde There’s no place like The J. Clyde. With Birmingham’s largest covered patio, you can choose from our seasonal dinner or pub menu and eat outside rain or shine! On Historic Cobb Lane, the newly renovated front bar is housed in one of the oldest buildings in Birmingham. Originally, horse pens and later a 1920’s era garage, the building has a unique history. Add in a German-style Biergarten and a Parisian street cafe and there’s a little space for everyone. The J. Clyde offers more craft beer than any other place in Alabama and easily offers the most taps of fresh ales and lagers in Birmingham.

The J. Clyde 1312 Cobb Lane Birmingham, AL 35205 (205) 939-1312 Like Us On Facebook Read Our Blog

Susan D. Green Birmingham Bake & Cook Company Birmingham Bake & Cook Company has everything in stock to make it happen for the home cook - from Victorinox and Vitamix to pie plates and parchment paper, we love all things kitchen… and so will you!

Birmingham Bake & Cook Company 5291 Valleydale Road, Ste. 125 Birmingham, AL 35242 ph. 205-980-3661 fx. 205-980-3662 Become a Facebook Fan Today!


Annie Damsky Villager Yoga

Combining expertise from her corporate marketing career with her passion for yoga, Annie Damsky developed a unique concept through which families in the Birmingham community can discover and deepen their yoga practice. Villager Yoga opened in January and offers yoga classes, parties, retail and more for the entire family, including pre-natal, parent & child, kids, teens and grown-ups in a warm, welcoming environment.

Villager Yoga 3150 Overton Road 205. 262. 2012

Dr. Diana Wood and Dr. Melanie Spooner Wood and Spooner DMD

Audra Hill Powers 205.913.1411

Drs. Diana Wood and Melanie Spooner want to give you something to smile about! They know that beautiful smiles leave lasting impressions-transforming your self confidence and overall health. Providing comprehensive dental care in the heart of Vestavia, they utilize the latest in technology, with a focus on your experience and results. Come see what their passion for dentistry can do for you!

Wood & Spooner DMD 502 Montgomery Hwy., Suite 201 Birmingham 35216 205.822-2808

Tammie Glazner P.E.P/Laser Aesthetics Prescription 2 Fitness Prescription 2 Fitness is a unique facility that provides Laser Aesthetics, Medical weight loss and Personal training . We strive to enhance the lives of our patients using the latest cosmetic procedures and equipment including Laser Hair and Tattoo Removal, Fraxel Duel and Clear and Brilliant laser skin repair and renewal, Fresh Peel Skin renewal, Thermage skin tightening, Botox, Xeomen, Radiesse, Juvederm and specialized Chemical Peels and Facials By gloProfessional. Our medically trained staff offers fast and effective aesthetics services that provide great results, less down time 1919 Kentucky Ave, Suite 113 with a natural, Vestavia Alabama 35216 improved more 205-822-8787 youthful appearance.

Prescription 2 Fitness

Bryson Wilson and Beth Booth The Swanky Stork Bryson Wilson and Beth Booth are the owners of The Swanky Stork, a maternity boutique in Homewood and Fireflies & Fairytales, a children’s clothing boutique. They also design and produce their own children’s clothing line, Fireflies & Fairytales Originals, sold in boutiques across the nation. In memory of their mother who passed away from cancer, they also created the Fireflies & Fairytales Foundation, supported by the stores, that benefits children who have lost a parent to cancer. The job they love the most is being full time moms: Bryson to Kate (7) and Cole (4), Beth to Barrett (2), with one on the way. For more information, please visit or 135

Angela King Audra Hill Powers For the perfect specialoccasion look or tips on how to perfect your style, visit Angela King, Birmingham’s premier makeup artist and brow architect, at Tonya Jones Salon Spa. Angela helps create the chic looks seen in B-Metro magazine and the extravagant stage makeup in Opera Birmingham’s productions, but her specialty is designing a more fashionable you!

Audra Hill Powers, is an Aveda educated, licensed barber and cosmetologist specializing in bridal hair and make-up artistry. Audra is an experienced and talented stylist and hair color expert who welcomes clients exclusively at Barre & More Fitness Studio & Spa in Homewood under her business name Hill Etc.

Audra Hill Powers 205.913.1411 903 Broadway Street Suite B109 Homewood, AL 35209

Get in on Birmingham’s best-kept style secret Tonya Jones SalonSpa Call 205-870-4247

and book your appointment with Angela today.

Kathy Boswell, Suzanne Martin, Ph.D. Jestina Howard, Julia Maloney Leading Edge Institute

Joanna Ballentine Joanna specializes in soft, romantic bridal and event updos as well as color and highlights. You’ll find her at Morgan Ashley Studio Salon, an amazing environment where she’ll provide you with great hair and a fabulous experience. View her work at and call the salon to make an appointment today.

Leading Edge Institute teaches Alabama’s women how to lead, giving them tools to transform our state. When Alabama’s women succeed, we all win.

Leading Edge Institute “Changing the face of leadership in Alabama” 205-879-9045


Morgan Ashley Studio Salon 7350 Cahaba Valley Rd. Birmingham, AL 35242 205-995-2480

B-Metro Women's Profiles 2012  

Women in Birmingham are taking the lead in business, community and cultural arts. Meet them here in B-Metro magazine's Women of Power profil...

B-Metro Women's Profiles 2012  

Women in Birmingham are taking the lead in business, community and cultural arts. Meet them here in B-Metro magazine's Women of Power profil...