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Outstanding Women Business Owners

Outstanding Local Women Business Owners


Angela Reddix
President & CEO

Founded in 2006, ARDX is a Virginia-based corporation specializing in Healthcare Management Consulting Services, with expertise in Medicare and Medicaid. Our primary focus is to help government and private companies successfully integrate regulations and operations to ensure effective performance and quality service. ARDX is the 2011 recipient of the Urban League's A. Philip Randolph Award and Inside Business' Best Places to Work in Hampton Roads Award.

ARDX is SBA 8(a), 8(m), SDB and SWaM certified and is also on the GSA MOBIS Schedule. In addition, ARDX is ISO 9001:2008 Certified, ANAB Accredited, and was selected as Norfolk's Small Business of the Year 2010.


Cynthia Beall
American Technical Writers, Inc

American Technical Writers (ATW) provides documentation solutions for government agencies, corporations and universities. The ATW team works together with subject matter experts to author, edit and format documents that may be used in a technical environment. We write user guides, technical manuals, and other descriptive informationthat may be used by management, engineers and technicians. We also write policies, processes, and procedures for ISO compliance.


Evangeline Casper
Evangeline's Closet

Longtime fashion guru, Evangeline Casper opened the "closet" doors of her beloved shop in January 2011 in Portsmouth. Evangeline chose the name, Evangeline's Closet, because her friends were always "shopping in her closet" and admiring her wide variety of fabulous finds. Evangeline's Closet is an upscale consignment and retail boutique selling basically "anything in a woman's closet" : from local handmade jewelry, shoes, and new retail items, to vintage treasures and gently used consignment pieces. It was named one of Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, 2012, Top Ten to Watch.


Leslie Crews

Kombuchick: A Kombucha Bar & Microbrewery Co. is located at the corner of 26th St & Church St, inside the Farmer's Market in Norfolk. The buildout phase of our second bar location and new manufacturing facility on 35th Street is underway in order to increase production and satisfya ravenous demand. Currently, our product can be purchased at retail locations throughout Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Hampton, Newport News, Richmond, and Northern Virginia. For more information about Leslie or the Kombuchick team, contact us at www.kombuchick.com.

Note from WBC: Leslie was named '2013 Outstanding Young Entrepreneur' by the SCORE Foundation.

Leslie has also written a 4 part blog series which is featured in our website under the Blogs section.


Maria Herbert
MCH Consulting Services

MCH Consulting Services, a boutique style management-consulting firm based in Suffolk, has an extensive background in providing administrative and program management support services. In starting her company, Maria's goal was to provide superior technical and management services at fair and reasonable prices and to cultivate a menaingful partnership to solve complex management issues. MCH builds quality into everything that we do. A hallmark of our quality is the ability to drill down to the lowest denominator to find the "Solutions in the details." We are experts at finding cost savings and identifying efficient processes for improved performance.


Donna Long
govSolutions, Inc.

Established in 2004, govSolutions, Inc. /G for Everyone is a full-service Office Furniture Dealership and Virginia "Class A" General Contractor specializing in Federal, Educational. Office and Healthcare Environments by providing solutions where you live, learn, work and heal. As an authorized Herman Miller Furniture Dealer and Virginia "Class A" Contractor, we are devoted to sound design, practical project management, and client satisfaction. govSolutions, Inc.
/G for Everyone was named Hampton Roads "Top 10 to Watch" in 2012 and is a certified Small, Woman, Service Disabled Vetran, Minority-Owned Business.


Amanda Marano
Baghe Henna & Dynamic Imports

I started my first business four years ago with just a spark of interest in the elaborate designs of bridal heena tattoos. I have since leased four stores in Virginia Beach oceanfront and have six employees managing a Myrtle Beach location. I quickly switched from a service business to incorporate retail products such as body-jewelry, self-defense, skateboards and electronics. With customer loyalties, I started Dynamic Imports - an online store for customers and B2B sales. I constantly think of new ways that I can enhance my business through great customer service, unique products, good prices and dynamic thoughts.


Claudette Twitchell
Solstice Environmental, LLC

Solstice Environmental, LLC brings an over 20-year working history with environmental issues and in particular working on the completion of numerous watershed level and site-specific natural resource investigations as they pertain to the feasibility, planning, design, and construction of transportation, military construction (including training and range facilities), and civil works infrastructure. Solstice Environmental, LLC is a Certified DBE, SWaM, and VDOT Small Business Enterprise...and in business since 2006.