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The Smocking Bird has been open for more than 30 years, but as of a few months ago, it welcomed a new owner to the shop: Cobbie Llewellyn. Read more

Women of Homewood 2017

Family and a passion for Homewood is what brought this dynamic realty team together. Read more

Women of Homewood 2017

Thirty-six years ago this September, Lynda Rothoff opened The Korduroy Krocodile in Homewood. She and a friend knew someone whose shop was closing, they happened upon a building to rent and dove in headfirst to owning a business. Read more

Women of Homewood 2017

Judith Carter worked throughout much of her life in the textile industry, but as the industry changed, many of her jobs were relocated or phased out. Read more

Women of Homewood 2017

Sew Sheri Designs, and eventually Dorm Suite Dorm, grew out of Sheri Corey’s desire to be a stay-at-home mom 24 years ago. “I began making pillows and bedding for people in my neighborhood.” Read more

Women of Homewood 2017

What sets a bank apart from its competitors isn’t the products it offers, but rather the service its employees provide. Chrissi Cook at First Commercial Bank/Synovus believes this is where her company comes out on top. Read more

Women of Homewood 2017

Liz Montgomery, who grew up in Brazil where her parents were missionaries, had worked at SouthTrust Bank for 20 years but didn’t want to relocate when the bank was bought out by Wachovia in 2004. Read more

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Chris Collins opened Homewood Antiques & Marketplace seven years ago and, as they say, the rest is history. Read more

Women of Homewood 2017

Katie Wade Faught grew up in the dancewear business. Her parents, Buddy and Cindy Wade, opened Applause Dancewear in 1981. Faught spent most of her childhood there, where she sold her first leotard when she was only 8 years old. Read more

Women of Homewood 2017

As any bride knows, planning a wedding can be overwhelming. The team at Bella Bridesmaids can help alleviate stress in an important area: beautifully dressing the bridesmaids. Read more

Women of Homewood 2017

Ashley Copeland Berkery is in the business of making women look and feel beautiful, on their wedding day and everyday. Read more

Women of Homewood 2017

Andrea Snyder still remembers the “surreal” feeling of opening night at the first Urban Cookhouse, which she and her husband, David, opened in June 2010. Read more

Women of Homewood 2017

The city’s most famous icon, Vulcan, might be a man, but the backbone of Vulcan Park and Museum, where the affectionately named “Big Guy” is located, is three women. Read more

Women of Homewood 2017

Nikki Woods saw the benefits of physical therapy first hand, and the experience led her to a new career path and the eventual founding of the Pelvic Rehabilitation Center in Homewood. Read more

Women of Homewood 2017

Nicole Brannon joined the real estate business during the financial crisis in 2008. The housing bubble had popped, and real estate was moving at a snail’s pace. Read more

Women of Homewood 2017

At Skin Wellness Center of Alabama, the dermatologists try to be a “one-stop shop” for all their patients’ skincare needs. Read more

Women of Homewood 2017

Carrie Holley, co-owner of Escape Day Spa, said her spa is aptly named. Read more

Women of Homewood 2017

Your dentist appointment should never feel like you’re being rushed. At Homewood Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Deanne Vail and Dr. Julie Webb purposefully create a boutique atmosphere so they can talk with each and every patient. Read more

Women of Homewood 2017

For Kete Quick Cannon, real estate has always been a family affair. A lifelong Homewood resident, Kete grew up in the real estate business. Her parents, both successful Realtors, owned VIP Realty Company in Homewood for 35 years. Read more

Women of Homewood 2017

For many small businesses, their growth can hit a stumbling block over one simple question: “What does great look like?” Read more

Women of Homewood 2017

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