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SMWC alumni are passionate, dedicated and inspired, leading many of them to start businesses of their own! Want to add your business to the list? Click the button below to submit yours today!

AnaMae Design – Kariana Wolfe Mishley ’10

Business Phone: 812-650-8403
Business Email: anamaedesign@gmail.com

AnaMae Design creates and curates heirloom quality goods for motherhood. Hand and machine-embroidered clothing, crocheted accessories and digital patterns can be found online. Thank you for supporting us!

Becky the Bakester – Becky Holler Lane ’05

Business Phone: 317-763-2686
Business Email: beckythebakester@gmail.com

Becky the Bakester is not your average baker! We specialize in making unique, artisan treats that you won’t find many other places. Gourmet marshmallows, chocolate confections, and handcrafted pies are a few of the items we are proud to serve!

All of our delicious products are made from scratch using high-quality ingredients (sourced locally, when possible) in a commercial kitchen in Sheridan, IN.

Birds Eye View Equestrian Center – Alexandria Amos Hallett ’12

Business Phone: 352-690-3030
Business Email: alexnamos@gmail.com

BEVEC is a small family-owned and operated equine boarding, training, sales and lesson facility located in the heart of horse country, Ocala, Florida. BEVEC has had students competing at local and rated competitions and has been used as the winter base for multiple Olympic Eventers along with the Barbados Olympic Team. BEVEC celebrated being open for eight years in summer 2021.

Bright Ideas in Broad Ripple – Jan Giddens Lorenzano ’84

Business Phone: 317-257-4111 
Business Email: Jan.Lorenzano@bright-ideas.org

Since 1983, Bright Ideas has been providing top-quality promotional products to companies, non-profits, educational institutions and growing companies around the country. We blend the latest technology with old-fashioned customer service – you’ll enjoy the best of both worlds.

Whether you need awards, polo shirts, Post-it pads or the newest technology “thing,” Bright Ideas is your one-stop shop to help tie it all together.

Broad Book Group, LLC – Jennifer Fredericks Dorsey ’97

Business Phone: 618-960-5712
Business Email: jdorsey@broadbookgroup.com

Broad Book Group is an independent full-service book publisher for entrepreneurs and small business owners who seek to build their brand and show their expertise. With over 40 years of combined experience, our team offers a boutique publishing experience with options for custom, hybrid, and traditional publishing.

Cabins & Candlelight – Rhonda Hite Smith ’87

Business Phone: 765-436-2133
Business Email: info@cabinsandcandlelight.com

Cabins & Candlelight is a romantic log cabin getaway featuring luxury log cabins located on 33 acres bordering Sugar Creek just 45 minutes northwest of Indianapolis.

Catholic Life and Faith – Leisa Utsler Anslinger ’79

Business Phone: 513-203-7557
Business Email: leisa@catholiclifeandfaith.net

Catholic Life and Faith offers resources, presentations and coaching for parish and diocesan leaders focusing on evangelization, stewardship and strengths-based servant leadership development.

Chef Marsha Peters Culinary Creations – Marsha Miller Peters ’85

Business Phone: 765-667-4039
Business Email: chefmarshapeters@yahoo.com

Marsha’s services provide nutritious, homemade meals, so you have peace of mind that your family is eating properly. She also offers custom-designed decorated cakes for receptions and parties, memorial dinners/celebrations of life and wedding party brunches.

Cinz Cookies – Casey Kellum ’16

Business Phone: 812-531-0389
Business Email: cinz.cookies@gmail.com

If you are looking for special personalized decorated sugar cookies, I’m your girl. Cinz Cookies is a small home bakery made with love and creativity. I specialize in cookies, baked items and hot cocoa bombs.

I enjoy teaching cookie classes, mostly beginner levels. Contact me if interested. Classes are great party ideas!

Being an SMWC alum has opened a few doors for me. I have created orders for several SMWC alum meetings, Rose Hulman, Sisters of Providence, Terre Haute businesses and, of course, all kinds of parties.

Clay Plant – Courtney Cook ’16

Business Phone: 719-659-2410
Business Email: clayplantroad@gmail.com

Beautiful small batch pottery made for everyday use. From mugs to planters, Clay Plant Road Pottery offers all items for your home. Made by Courtney and Austin Cook, the husband and wife team and pottery partners in crime, founded the business in 2017 and is located in the small town of Bloomingdale, Indiana.

Crabb’s Cooking Corner, Pampered Chef – Sarah Crabb ’11

Business Phone: 812-605-9024
Business Email: scrabb339@gmail.com

Independent sales consultant with Pampered Chef.

Crossroads Equine Transport – Sarah Davis Kniesly ’10

Business Phone: 800-994-0866
Business Email: cfhorsetrans@gmail.com

Crossroads Farm and Crossroads Equine Transport has been providing safe and reliable equine transportation services throughout the U.S. for more than a decade. Crossroads Equine Transport takes pride in their top-of-the-line equipment and more importantly, their horsemanship. When you transport your horse with Crossroads you can rest assured that your horse’s safety and well-being are our number one priority.

ELLAS Animals Inc. – Zan Streib Raynor ’99

Business Phone: 512-318-8757
Business Email: zan.raynor@ellasanimals.org

ELLAS Animals Inc. is a nonprofit corporation that supports a network of volunteer trainers developing rescue dogs into service dogs, emotional support animals and therapy dogs. ELLAS Animals Inc. teaches trainers how to train commands and skills and offers professional dog trainer certifications for successful candidates. ELLAS Animals Inc. supports trainers and owners who coach their own service dogs. The organization also places trained service dogs with individuals with disabilities.

English Language Learning Academic Support (ELLAS) – Zan Streib Raynor ’99

Business Phone: 512-318-8757
Business Email: zan.raynor@ellas.education

ELLAS is a consulting firm that contracts with clients around the world to provide academic support for English language learning environments. ELLAS clients represent on-location language schools, online and digital language learning solutions, large systems of schools, and smaller start-up ventures. ELLAS provides academic support in teacher professional development, learning and curriculum design, recruitment, remote learning and translation.

EPICS LLC – Karen Anderson-Fignon ’12G

Business Phone: 203-586-8247
Business Email: Karen@EPICScareer.com

EPICS, the Environment & Personality Intuitive Card Sort, is a visual assessment that helps guide individuals in finding the best job, vocation or career based on their unique code. More than ever now, one must consider all facets of what will bring them success, happiness and less stress in their professional and personal life. Your EPICS journey points you in the right direction with self-guided activities, personal insight and the resources to get a little more help if needed. EPICS is used in schools, companies, rehabilitation services and as a self-directed program.

Femme Fatale Apothecary – Sasha Stanton ’11, ’14G

Business Phone: 317-519-1501
Business Email: FemmeFataleApothecary@gmail.com

All natural homemade essential oil Epsom bath salts, perfumes, room sprays and bath oils. Additionally, I dry flowers and craft grapevine wreaths and decorative gnomes.

Garden Hill Farms – Katelynn Barnes Elson ’12

Business Phone: 812-243-3872
Business Email: gardenhillfarmin@gmail.com

Pumpkin farm with a self-serve farm stand. Open seasonally, early summer through fall.

Gypsy Hill Foods – Margaret Ann Mathews O’Neill ’64

Business Phone: 703-319-0642
Business Email: gypsyhillrubs@yahoo.com

Dry meat rubs – seasonings with no preservatives. Dry dip mixes with no salt or preservatives. Dehydrated soup mixes.

Good Grief Consulting LLC – Louise Still Jackson ’97

Business Phone: 260-705-3783
Business Email: Louise@goodgriefconsult.org

Administrative manager for the business side of grief. Helping individuals handle personal change with compassion and care. Creating a budget after a loss to organizing bills and household management during a time of grief!

Hallie Hound Barkery – Stephanie Pence ’13

Business Phone: 81-243-9022
Business Email: stephanie@halliehoundbarkery.com

At Hallie Hound Barkery it has always been our mission to provide high-quality, handmade, small-batch pet treats using only all-natural, safely-sourced ingredients provided to our customers at an affordable price because every pet deserves the very best. Find our treats at the Terre Haute Farmers Market, events and festivals, local businesses and vets offices. Always available online 24-7.

HBL Business Services, LLC – Sheila Mitchell Johnson ’90

Business Phone: 301-681-9840
Business Email: she@hblbusinessservices.com

A bookkeeping firm in Maryland working with small to mid-size businesses. HBL staff bridges gaps in staffing and fills the roles of employees for finances and human resources both on and off-site.
HBL also works with private individuals, CPAs, lawyers and financial planners.

Healing Hearts Therapeutic Ranch – Krystan Gilmore ’20

Business Phone: 812-583-9317
Business Email: healingheartstherapeuticranch@gmail.com

Healing Hearts Therapeutic Ranch focuses on connections between horses and people. Currently, the focus of the business is giving riding lessons and, once well established in this area of the business, the focus will shift to giving therapeutic lessons to individuals with disabilities along with the current lesson program.

Homevestors – Mandy Phillips Hull ’02

Business Phone: 317-223-1405
Business Email: mandy.hull@homevestors.com

While each Homevestors franchise is independently operated, Mandy owns a location in Indianapolis. Her team purchases houses from sellers that are looking to sell quickly or that simply do not want to invest additional energy in restoring/making repairs to a property, so they want to sell as is. In turn, she either rehabs the property to sell, sells it to real estate investors or keeps it in her rental portfolio. Her location is family-run and has been in operation since 2014. She conducts business in Marion County and surrounding counties.

Holy Family Center, Inc. – Barbara Holston-Jones ’87

Business Phone: 260-312-3166
Business Email: bfjonesthd@gmail.com

Barbara is the director of an Adlerian Christian Counseling Center for children and families. The Holy Family Center offers multi-faceted counseling for those that are experiencing trauma, grief, addiction, abuse and crisis counseling.

Jeannie’s Jams – Regina Daily Engle ’74

Business Phone: 864-420-2696
Business Email: regina.engle@yahoo.com

Fresh South Carolina fruits turned into delicious jams.

K and R Performance Horses – Karlee Reagan ’19

Business Phone: 219-252-4446
Business Email: karleekreagan@gmail.com

Horse boarding, training and sales!

Katz Kolor Khaos – Kathy Black ’17

Business Phone: 217-218-5514
Business Email: katzkolorkhaos@gmail.com

Economical dry nail strips that are quick and easy to apply and made in the U.S.

Needlefingers – Kristi Renshaw ’01

Business Phone: 618-936-9042
Business Email: info@needlefingers.com

Needlefingers began as a hand-dyed yarn and fiber business and then expanded into the world of soaps and other luxurious body care products.

Peace Love Pilgrimage – Kerin O’Rourke Buntin ’12G

Business Phone: 317-250-5108
Business Email: peacelovepilgrimage@gmail.com

Peace Love Pilgrimage facilitates all the details for adults and youth groups to travel to holy and sacred sites both domestic and international.

Peace Love Pilgrimage incorporates the Saints, sacraments and prayer into every itinerary which includes food, transportation, accommodations, tour guides and entrance fees to museums, monuments and shrines.

Established in 2015, the first domestic pilgrimage group of 56 pilgrims attended the World Meeting of Families with Pope Francis in Philadelphia. In 2016, the first group went internationally to Italy followed by a group attending the 100th anniversary of Fatima in Portugal in 2017.

RJL Solutions – Rachel Leslie ’14G

Business Phone: 812-870-5423
Business Email: team@rjlsolutions.com

The only service of its kind in the area, RJL Solutions serves Indiana organizations through advocacy, collaboration and leadership, strengthening relationships between organizations, communities and governments.

Running Vines Winery – Nicole Caylor

Business Phone: 219-510-9464
Business Email: nicole@runningvines.com

Originally founded by a partnership between Nicki and her cousin Walter, Running Vines places family at the center of all we do. Nicki’s Italian roots influence our approach to wine: it’s a complement to a great meal, an everyday luxury, and something to be shared with friends and family. Every time you uncork a bottle of Running Vines wine, you’ll feel like family.

Using grapes sourced from around the world, our wines are handcrafted in Chesterton, Indiana, by Nicki and winemaker Emily. We believe in contributing to our community and celebrating women in business. As a small business ourselves, we support and champion other local businesses, charities, and organizations.

Rusted Root Co. – Jenn Kersey ’17G

Business Phone: 812-241-0842
Business Email: info@rustedrootco.com

Rusted Root Co. owner, Jenn Kersey, hand-pours luxury wooden wick candles in her studio. The candles are non-toxic and are designed with premium coconut soy wax and top-shelf fragrance oils. The candles include beautiful wooden wicks that produce a mesmerizing teardrop flame and a soothing crackling sound as it burns. The fragrance throw will fill even large rooms with amazing custom scents. The studio includes a candle bar where guests can experience candle-making and leave with their own signature scented candle.

Sign Greeters – Phoenix – Kristen Rodewald Butler ’95

Business Phone: 480-440-0256
Business Email: kristen.butler@signgreeters.com

Sign Greeters delivers yard card greeting signs for any occasion – birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, baby showers, bar/bat mitzvahs, weddings, you name it! No matter the celebration, our “Sign Greeters” Birdies have your yards covered, literally!

Sign Greeters Phoenix is co-owned and operated by Kristen Butler and Victoria Canada.

STAR Equestrian Center, LLC. – Jacqueline Erbeck Tuma ’03

Business Phone: 708-921-0494
Business Email: starequestriancenter@gmail.com

STAR Equestrian Center, LLC is a full-service stabling, training and riding facility dedicated to providing exceptional care for horses and owners alike. STAR management will establish excellent service, quality horse care that emphasizes health, safety and security; with professional and ethical business operations. With competitive pricing and an enjoyable atmosphere where respectful communication is always encouraged. STAR management will strive to ascertain and respect the individual needs of horses and riders; as they know not one size fits all. STAR management will develop its business conservatively, financing growth and improvements through operational revenues. Customer service, professional staff and ethical business operations and the good of the STAR community will be the foundation of decision-making. STAR management will expect riders and their families to foster similar values and act accordingly by respecting all of the animals, people and property of the facility.

STAR Equestrian Center, LLC is dedicated to educating everyone in the STAR community from the ground up. It is our goal to make every person a horse person. With an exceptional focus on detail, you know your equine friend will be at home at STAR! Our facility is heated during the winter months and tons of fresh air during the summer.

Stevens Puppets – Zan Streib Raynor ’99

Business Phone: 512-318-8760
Business Email: zan@stevenspuppets.com

Stevens Puppets tours fully-staged productions of fairy tales and classic children’s literature, featuring hand-carved wooden marionettes in front of colorfully hand-painted scenery. The charming puppets come alive in their miniature worlds, transporting their audiences through magical journeys of endearing stories, raucous laughter and artistic beauty. The puppeteers give life to their little actors, weaving a spell of childhood over audiences of all ages, as they invite everyone along for a trip through “once upon a time.”

Strong Performance Management – Tuesday Strong ’03

Business Phone: (812) 251-2134
Business Email: tuesday@tuesdaystrong.com

Strong Performance Management, LLC serves managers through coaching. I work with professionals who excel in one or more areas but want to strengthen their ability to manage performance with confidence. I support managers who are ready to take the next step in their professional development. 

Taco Luv LLC- Samantha Saenz Harris ’08

Business Phone: 812-8948226
Business Email: tacoluvllc@gmail.com

Samantha being Hispanic, and Charles a former missionary to Mexico, have a heart for the Latino community, culture, and food. They served in different ministry capacities throughout the Spanish-Speaking community. Through that ministry and others, they prepared food for several events and were constantly encouraged to open a restaurant of their own. After years of waiting for the right timing and right location, they finally secured a building in December 2020 and began rehabbing it to fit our needs.  In June 2021, they purchased a Mobile Food Truck and jumped in with both feet. They started booking events and festivals almost immediately. Then with much anticipation, Taco Luv opened its brick-and-mortar location on October 1st, 2021, located at 1330 Wabash Ave.

The Derma Bar – Sue Hillan Langdon ’88

Business Phone: 317-340-8455
Business Email: sue@dermainfusionbar.com

The Derma Bar is a full-service medical spa that specializes in Medical Grade Skincare and Aesthetic services as well as Permanent Makeup, Medical Grade Makeup, and all beauty needs.

The Homefront – Ashley Runyan Wegner ’09

Business Phone: 812-870-0103
Business Email: bchomefront@yahoo.com

Cut flower farm with an on-farm By-The-Stem Bouquet Bar and CSA Bouquet Subscriptions featuring in-season locally grown blooms.

The Minted Pumpkin – Danielle O’Connor-Veach ’11

Business Phone: 317-260-1031
Business Email: TheMintedPumpkin@gmail.com

The Minted Pumpkin is a partner-run shop where you can express your sentiments with our customizable crafts. The Minted Pumpkin creates custom greeting cards, face masks and various personalized gift-able crafts.

The Protocol School of Indianapolis – Beverly Randolph Fernandez ’91

Business Phone: 317-430-5696
Business Email: info@beverlyrandolph.com

The Protocol School of Indianapolis, LLC, is a certified consulting firm offering time-honored knowledge with a modern twist in etiquette, cross-cultural and international protocol courses to meet the needs of today’s ever-changing society. Our wide range of interactive programs are designed to educate those seeking to improve in social, business or dining best practices. Clients include international companies, national and local small businesses, universities, career professionals, youth, and young adults, as well as hotels, restaurants, estate managers, brides-to-be and discreet private clients.  From a company expanding internationally to an individual desiring polish, Beverly Randolph will share her expertise to achieve the results you desire. Our difference is personalized service and follow-up to measure your success.

The Stitch is Back – Julia Halasz-Tadajewski ’04, ’04G

Business Phone: 574-261-7848
Business Email: juliahalasz@yahoo.com

In 2011, I decided to turn my love of crafting from a hobby into a business, starting The Stitch is Back. Starting small with knit washcloths and baby sweaters at local craft fairs, I then branched out into embroidered towels, child animal masks with corresponding books and hand knits at the Goshen’s Farmers Market in 2017. Now, with a larger location at the South Bend Farmer’s Market, I continue to offer her signature items, as well as showcase handmade items from other local and female-owned artisans. 

Ugly Soap Company – Abby Urban Leon ’03

Business Phone: 812-361-0925
Business Email: ilove@myuglysoap.com

It’s just like mom always said – it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Blah, blah, blah. 

But seriously, she was right. 

At Ugly Soap Company, we make the best natural soap bars that are filled (quite literally) to the brim with all-natural ingredients that’ll treat you better than any date you’ve ever had. Mother Earth is pleased as punch, too, because those natural ingredients are sourced locally whenever possible, and we make our soap by hand in super small batches. In fact, our soaps are so full of dreamy ingredients like colloidal oatmeal and organic avocado oil that there’s no room for the shortcut synthetics and harmful chemicals that make other products so ridiculously nice to look at. But you will be – ridiculously nice to look at, that is – because you use Ugly Soap.

Wilson & Wilson Attorneys at Law – Jennifer Wilson Reagan ’06

Business Phone: 317-888-2683
Business Email: lawoffice@wilsonandwilsonlegal.com

Wilson & Wilson Attorneys at Law is a small law firm focusing primarily on family law, estate planning and administration, and criminal defense law.

Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics, and Ritual (WATER) – Diann Neu ’71

Business Phone: 301-589-2509
Business Email: waterstaff@hers.com

The mission of the Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics, and Ritual (WATER) is to use feminist religious values for social and religious change.

Yoga Energy/Spiritual Direction – Patricia Williams Essig ’71

Business Phone: 630-355-7103
Business Email: pattiessig7@gmail.com

Yoga Energy opened September 24th, 2001, and was born out of my passion and enthusiasm to share the many benefits I have experienced from practicing yoga. I teach a slower more meditative style of yoga.
As a Spiritual Director, I believe that the Divine is present and active in every moment of life. I bring the gifts of peaceful presence while listening with an open heart to each individual who desires a deeper connection with the Divine through the exploration and discovery of themselves and the endless expressions of Spirit in their life. My yoga classes and Spiritual Direction sessions meet both in person and on Zoom.