Featured Vendors : January 2022

We had such a wonderful evening at Heist Brewery & Barrel Arts earlier this month connecting and supporting absolutely AMAZING women in our community!! Our featured Speaker was Nicole C. Ayers and our featured charity was The Eva Lee Parker Fund led by Melody Gross, both whom gave the best talks to our guests and vendors! Please see below all of the small women-owned businesses that were featured at this event and reach out to them personally to learn more about their businesses! 🙂

Nicole C. Ayers

Self-love sage and author Nicole C. Ayers is a dynamic and engaging speaker who’s not afraid to get vulnerable and real about her personal journey to love herself. She’s a strong voice for female empowerment and the freedom it brings. Audiences will feel like they’ve gotten a warm hug and shared a private laugh with a close friend, but most importantly, they’ll leave with transformative tools to get to know themselves.

Visit her website at: https://nicolecayers.com/

Melody Gross

The Eva Lee Parker Fund provides financial support and programs to Black women who are currently experiencing domestic violence and programming for the community to better understand how intimate partner violence impacts everyone.

Visit her website at: https://www.courageousshift.com/


Jennifer Blocker with Arbonne

Visit her on Instagram: @jennijoy85 and Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/jennifer.argiento

Jen Collins with Darby Acres Farm & Safari and Darby Decor & Rentals

Darby Acres Farm is a family-run traveling petting zoo, started by husband and wife team, Dwayne and Jennifer; they named the “farm” after their daughter, Darby.  Their mutual genuine love for animals found them adopting, rescuing and caring for many animals on their property; many of whom they have raised since birth.  They truly enjoy the love from all of their animals and  take pride in nurturing animals back to health.

Based in Charlotte, NC Darby Decor and Rentals designs and executes events personalized to each client. Our comprehensive services, insight and dedication are sure to make every occasion memorable and truly special.

Visit the websites at: https://www.darbysafari.com/


Emilie White – Artist

I am a creative that likes to use my creativity through a variety of different outlets. I am a full time professional interior designer at Perkins Eastman. I am an artist, and love exploring different mediums and subject matters. 

I am also a writer in the midst of working toward getting a fantasy middle grade novel published. Visit her website at: https://www.emiliewhite.net/

Shammara Hasting with A Classy Closet

A Classy Closet Boutique offers Missy & Curvy Fashions at Affordable Prices! We carry a wide variety of clothing, jewelry & accessories. Visit us In-store or Online. Our boutique offers a wide variety of on trend, but classic clothing and accessories at affordable prices for women, men and kids. Our merchandise makes great gifts so take advantage of our $7 flat rate shipping cost!

Visit the website at: https://aclassycloset.com/

Sarah Small with Nflated Xpressions

I’m a balloon artist here to help you decorate your next event to create memories that will last a lifetime! Visit us on instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/nflatedxpressions/ and book your event with us at: https://beacons.ai/nflatedxpressions

Dr. Kristine Schmierer with Inspire Family Chiropractic

Experience a life of health and vitality, free from unnecessary medication and disease. Leave a health legacy!

Visit the website at: https://inspirefamilyhealth.com/

Nikida Bryant with Free Flow Wellness

Free Flow Hydration and Wellness aims to optimize health and wellness in Charlotte,  NC by offering IV hydration and vitamin injections. IV hydration and vitamin injections can quickly and efficiently provide your body with essential nutrients that keep your life flowing in the right direction!

Visit www.freeflowhydration.com to book and for more information.

Kelsey G. with Gordon Gifts

Gordon Gifts is an online gift shop. Our mission is to curate gifts that inspire positive minds, habits and lifestyles. Our product collection includes, stationery, candles, accessories and gift boxes. Our product collection is focused on diversity, quality and promoting positivity.  We support other small businesses by sourcing our products from minority owned businesses. Ready to spark some joy and spread positivity? Shop Gordon Gifts. 

Visit the website at: https://www.shopgordongifts.com/

Candace O. with ADA Credit Services


Visit the website at: https://adacreditservices.com/

Dani Flynn with doTERRA essential oils

Those who use doTERRA essential oils typically find that they are so helpful and effective, they can’t help but share them with others! As they do, they’re excited to learn about all doTERRA has to offer, including an incredible compensation plan.

Visit her website at: https://www.heydaniflynn.com/

Ebby Huggins with Nana’s Girls Squared

Nana’s Girls² is a spiritual shop led by sisters, Ebby & Kiki, who combined their gift of creating with their magical abilities to bring you handmade crystal pieces, intention oils, & other witchy products made with love, light, & black girl magic.

Visit their website at: https://www.nanasgirlssquared.com/

Ashley Renee with SheOrgasms

SheOrgasms was created to empower women to understand, love, and accept the fragments of their sexuality. When a woman receives higher levels of pleasure, she reaches deeper depths of self-love. 

Visit the website at: https://www.sheorgasms.com/

Thank again to everyone who joined us and to ALL of our amazing vendors!! Can’t wait to see you at the next one on March 23rd at Free Range Brewing!

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