Victoria Giglio — Owner, Indigo Boutique
A lifelong love of fashion inspired Victoria Giglio to open Indigo Boutique in Houma in 2005, and her devoted New Orleans clientele are excited to welcome the store’s expansion to Old Metairie. Victoria opened her Metairie Road location in August and loves being in the heart of such a supportive community.
“The day I found out this location was available, I immediately signed the papers,” says Victoria. “I enjoy being different—offering designs that other boutiques don’t have and at various and accessible price points and sizes.”
Known for her natural talent for styling any body type, Victoria was invited to Hollywood in 2012 to style American Idol contestants, and she brings that level of fun and service to New Orleans. Indigo Boutique carries a variety of exciting clothing and accessory brands, including Frank Lyman designs exclusive to the store.
Featured in Elle, ShopIndigoBoutique.com brings the Indigo shopping experience online. Involved in the community, Indigo Boutique is the official sponsor for Miss Louisiana and Miss Teen Louisiana. Victoria was invited to compete in the 2021 Bayou Region Pitch Competition and is excited to see what the future holds for Indigo Boutique.
1795 Martin Luther King Blvd, Suite B, Houma
605 Metairie Road, Suite C, Metairie
504-635-7874 | shopindigoboutique.com
Terri Dreyer, AIA, LSBID — Owner/Founding Partner, NANO Architecture | Interiors
Owner and Founding Partner, Terri brings more than 35 years of experience to NANO and has successfully designed and managed both new construction and historic renovation projects valued at over $250M.
“Our philosophy, ‘Detail at Every Scale,’ depicts our commitment to deliver each project—from programming and construction documents through construction and closeout—with comprehensive analysis and an understanding not only of the project itself but the context that surrounds it,” she says. An award-winning DBE/WBE firm, NANO was named the Architect of Record for the $7.8M Stage 1 Interior Renovations at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
This year, NANO was invited to exhibit at the 2021 Venice Biennale, an internationally-renowned, highly prestigious annual exhibit showcasing the work of thought-leaders.
432 N Anthony St #303
504-486-3272 | nanollc.net
Tara Pfeiffer — Financial Professional, Penn Mutual
As a Financial Professional with Penn Mutual, Tara enjoys helping others through engagement, education, and community involvement.
“Becoming a single mother put me in a financial position I had never been in, and it is my goal to help others secure themselves for unexpected events,” she says. “Everyone can build wealth and should have the opportunity to position themselves and their families for a strong financial future.”
Being involved is at the core of Tara’s personal and professional lives. A member of The New Orleans Chamber, The Junior League of New Orleans, and Business Networking International, Tara finds the partnerships she secures by working with others to be strong and lasting bonds.
Felicia Schimpf — Owner, NEAT Method
Launched in 2019, NEAT Method is a white-glove, lifestyle service that provides a luxurious and smartly appointed living space and clutter-free living.
“Once your life is clutter-free and well arranged, you’ll have a new appreciation for the importance of living ‘NEAT,’” says Owner Felicia Schimpf. Offering organizing services, moves and relocations, and virtual assistance for DIY clients, NEAT Method manages the entire process, including partnering with movers and consignment companies.
Known for her judgement-free approach, sharp eye for detail, and personal sense of style, Felicia was inspired to launch NEAT Method after moving close to 30 times during her husband’s baseball career. A natural entrepreneur, she is excited to bring the “NEAT” life to both the Northshore and Southshore.
985-705-2014 | neatmethod.com
Dr. Shondra Williams — President & CEO, InclusivCare
With more than two decades of experience caring for the area’s most vulnerable populations, Dr. Shondra Williams oversees five non-profit community health clinics across Jefferson Parish as President & CEO of award-winning InclusivCare. A one-stop provider of Primary Care, Dental, and Behavioral Health services, InclusivCare also operates two in-house pharmacies—one in its new, state-of-the-art facility at 7001 Lapalco Blvd.in Marrero. Expertly designed with wellness in mind, this facility features 16 advanced exam rooms, eight dental operatories, and a pharmacy.
In addition to expanding the InclusivCare footprint, Dr. Williams has also recently expanded its offerings with the addition of new Behavioral Health staff, including psychiatrists, psychologists, and licensed counselors, to meet increasing need in the community. Since the pandemic and Hurricane Ida, InclusivCare has already seen a 30 percent increase in appointments.
“As a woman who leads with heart, I find that passion goes a long way,” says Dr. Williams. She invites the community to visit its Marrero facility on December 9th, 6 – 8 p.m., for Art with Heart, a VIP reception and live auction allowing donors to support InclusivCare’s mission by sponsoring artwork for the clinic by local artists such as Terrance Osborne and others.
7001 Lapalco Blvd
504-341-4006 | inclusivcare.com
Alison Burns, MBA — Owner & CEO, Precision Payment Systems
In 2013, Alison Burns recognized a need in the local marketplace for a trusted resource for competitive rate packages and reliable payment processors. With years of experience working in a highly unregulated payment processing industry, Alison witnessed significant overpromising and under delivering, and she saw an opportunity to do right by the city’s merchants and small businesses.
Precision Payment Systems began as a credit card processing company serving dozens of industries but has grown its footprint and its services to also include in-house POS systems for a number of retail, restaurant, and HIPPA-compliant merchants across the Southeast. A passionate advocate of small business, Alison is proud to offer merchants of all sizes lower rates and top of the line customer service.
“Precision Payment Systems grew out of my looking for ways to be a better steward of the day and the gifts that have been given to me,” says Alison. “I enjoy assisting our small businesses as they grow and prosper.”
SystemsIn addition to her work, this Destrehan native has served as a consultant for the Louisiana Small Business Development Counsel and is involved with the NFIB, LABI, and StayLocal NOLA.
1912 Clearview Pkwy Suite 201, Metairie
504-229-6394 | precisionpaymentsystems.com