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Dr. Christy Savage and Dr. Sherri Weissman created Great Smiles about four years ago, with locations in Crestline, Inverness and Trussville. more

Jan 3, 2017 2:12 PM Women in Business 2017

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Ruff and Kent shop together for products, and Kent said that her short stature paired with Ruff’s taller frame means they find clothes suitable for every body type. That results in racks full of clothes their customers can feel good about wearing. more

Dec 30, 2016 11:30 AM Women in Business 2017

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Fowlkes said she enjoys getting to know each client, building trust and identifying unique solutions for the problems they seek to treat. more

Dec 30, 2016 11:28 AM Women in Business 2017

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Customers at The Lingerie Shoppe include women of all ages and men buying gifts for the women in their lives. Gifts for bachelorette parties and wedding showers are also popular, Meadows said. more

Dec 30, 2016 11:26 AM Women in Business 2017

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In addition to her success for the past 17 years, Lassen said she is also proud of creating a garden club program and establishing The Cook Store in a niche for unique pottery. more

Dec 30, 2016 11:24 AM Women in Business 2017

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Murray’s favorite part of owning her own business is the friendships she’s made with her customers and staff. It’s like “extended family.” Murray said their specialty products, customer service and knowledge of industry trends has helped Table Matter more

Dec 30, 2016 11:22 AM Women in Business 2017

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Please Reply’s customer service, product selection, knowledgeable staff and convenient location are all part of the reason customers keep coming back, Smith said. more

Dec 30, 2016 11:20 AM Women in Business 2017

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As the third owners of the Lamb’s Ears, they were determined to keep up the wonderful reputation that the store had gained over the years. more

Dec 30, 2016 11:15 AM Women in Business 2017

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Whether they’re searching for classic or modern products, mothers, grandmothers and family members return to Once Upon A Time because they know the staff will go the extra mile for them. more

Dec 30, 2016 11:15 AM Women in Business 2017

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Owning her own business has allowed her to use her interior design background to work with designers and homeowners and create custom projects. Ray said she loves that she never knows who might walk in the door, or the projects they’ll want to make. more

Dec 30, 2016 11:14 AM Women in Business 2017

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Now in her third year as a real estate agent, JanieMac sells houses in Mountain Brook and across the Birmingham metro area as far away as Trussville and Chelsea. more

Dec 30, 2016 11:09 AM Women in Business 2017

Henhouse Antiques serves quite a few repeat homeowners and interior designers, who return for the great selection and fun to be found inside the shop. more

Dec 30, 2016 11:04 AM Women in Business 2017

Since many of the trainers and clients have been with The Fitness Center for so many years, Beth Nigri said it feels a lot like a family, so clients enjoy being around them and are more likely to stay accountable. more

Dec 30, 2016 11:02 AM Women in Business 2017

“We want people to have a very positive experience while they’re here. I want them to feel special. I want them to walk out feeling confident about themselves,” Pittman said. ”It's so rewarding to know our customers that well.” more

Dec 30, 2016 10:59 AM Women in Business 2017

The shop has introduced things no one in the state had at the time such as hand-painted Russian boxes, Godiva chocolates and its most successful line ever, MacKenzie-Childs. more

Dec 30, 2016 10:57 AM Women in Business 2017

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For RealtySouth agent Caroline Ezelle, real estate is a family business. Her aunt was a Birmingham realtor, her mother’s hobby was visiting open houses for sale and her father was a banker. more

Dec 30, 2016 10:44 AM Women in Business 2017

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“It goes beyond the closing,” Maziarz said. “After we close, our relationships carry forward and result in a friendship. I want my clients to feel and know they have a trusted advisor for life — even if just for their real estate needs.” more

Dec 30, 2016 10:41 AM Women in Business 2017

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The women of Village Pet Care had different paths that led them to become veterinarians, but they’re all there for the same reason: the strength of the bond between humans and animals. more

Dec 30, 2016 10:39 AM Women in Business 2017

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No two rugs at Paige Albright Orientals are the same. They come from the hands of weavers from across the globe, each with its own pattern and history. more

Dec 30, 2016 10:31 AM Women in Business 2017

Fashion started as a hobby for Cunningham-Campbell rather than a career. A former critical care nurse, she would design and sew clothes for herself and her children as a way to unwind. Now she gets to flex her fashion sense anytime. more

Dec 30, 2016 10:29 AM Women in Business 2017

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