Business Directory

A Wee Bit Warped
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Nancy Brenner Sinnott
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Short Business Description
A Wee Bit Warped is many things: the name of my fiber art business; a play on weaving's warp and weft; and my husband's description of me. You choose!
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Linking the heritage of Indiana’s rich textile history with the heritage of the large Celtic population in Indiana is unique within the Hoosier art culture. Nancy says the tradition has survived centuries and evolved.
A specialist in the designing and weaving of tartans, Nancy Brenner Sinnott combines her love of math with her art and enjoys testing her abilities in both. With such an academic-sounding approach, it’s not surprising her love of textiles as an art form was fostered while a student at the University of Notre Dame and deepened while working with the textiles collection at the Smithsonian Institution.
“Several classes within my American Studies curriculum focused on cultural artifacts, which led to the study of Indiana’s rich history in weaving Jacquard coverlets as well as a study of the Celtic heritage at Notre Dame,” Nancy said. “Graduate school took me to Washington, D.C. and resulted in a position with the Smithsonian, where I learned even more about the art and quality of textiles created here and around the world.
“All my new designs start with a plan, which may or may not be based on an ancient tartan pattern. Next I create five to ten different renditions of a pattern, finding the one that fits my aesthetic for the piece. Each is very personal, based on my interpretation of the design, and each is unique. Color and balance are key to creating a piece I deem successful,” she said.
“Researching, designing, weaving, and selling tartans for several years, especially while living so close to Notre Dame, has resulted in many spirited conversations with hundreds of Indiana residents,” Nancy said. “They share their Celtic heritage and work with me to discover their ancestor’s clan tartan. I can create pieces specific to their tartan or, if that doesn’t exist, they often ask me to design their own new “clan” tartan, often commemorating their past while looking toward the future.
“While many of my tartans are woven using authentic Shetland wool dyed to authentic tartan colors, that is not always the case. I enjoy utilizing cooler natural materials such as bamboo and silk, as both hold the rich colors of the tartan and the sharp lines of the design, and drape well when worn.”
Nancy says authentic tartans are required to follow several specific rules. They are always woven in twill (two threads up/two threads down); the pattern must almost always be symmetrical, which requires that identical colors and material be used in both the warp and weft of the weave; the colors may range from two to as many as the artist wants, but the majority of tartans range from three to seven specific colors; and each color combination is expected to be “pleasing to the eye,” and to blend when seen from a distance.
“My weavings have sold well at retail and at art fairs in Indiana and Michigan for years,” Nancy said. “I enjoy showing and selling at art fairs, and the uniqueness of my work is ideal for the Indiana Artisan brand because it broadens it. At the same time, this special brand now identifies me and my work as unique and provides greater exposure for both, as well as for tartans in the Midwest.”

Business Phone Number
574-286-2502
Business Address
South Bend Farmers Market
1105 Northside Boulevard
South Bend, IN 46615
46615
Active Health & Wellness
Full Name
Dr. Lisa Meyers
Business Genre
Short Business Description
South Bend Chiropractor, Dr. Lisa Meyers, offers quality care with an emphasis on continued wellness and education. At Active Health and Wellness Center, we are committed to our mission: To enrich and educate our community to help heal and strengthen their lives.
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Active Health & Wellness

Business Website Address
Business Phone Number
574-259-9355
Business Fax
574-288-2737
Business Address
3027 Mishawaka Ave
South Bend, IN. 46615
46615
Emergence Business Coaching, LLC (Be Wildly Happy)
Full Name
Charrise McCrorey
Business Genre
Short Business Description
Business and Life Coaching, Speaking, Creative Entrepreneur
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Through conscious consulting, business & life coaching, facilitation, speaking and writing, I help heart-centered leaders create work and lives they love, uncovering unrealized potential in all things. My mission is to raise people up to the level of action that fulfills their highest purpose. My specialty is working with women leaders to empower them to be fully expressed.

Business Website Address
Business Phone Number
574-320-5888
Business Address
318 S. Elkhart Ave. Apt 424
Elkhart, IN 46516
46516
Hilltop Tax Solutions
Full Name
Kimberly D. Williams
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Business Genre
Short Business Description
Our comprehensive tax and accounting services include:
Personal state and federal income tax return filing
Business state and federal income tax return filing
Gift, estate, and trust returns
Tax consulting and forecasting integrated with wealth management
Business bookkeeping
and much more...
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Tax Filing
Whether you are a business or individual filer, when you work with Hilltop Tax Solutions you will get:

An accurate return that is cross-checked by our tax professionals
Benefit from the most modern tax software available
Feel confident that every legal means available has been utilized to limit your tax liability

Get a return that is prepared accurately and efficiently and filed electronically

Accounting and Bookkeeping
Whether you are a non-profit or a business owner we can assist with your bookkeeping needs. Even if you have not kept up with your records, we will assist with getting your books up to date, run financial reports monthly, quarterly, and annually. We will also prepare your tax returns. We work with our clients to keep their bookkeeping simple and manageable.

Tax Planning
What can we say about tax planning it is so needed for many individuals and businesses but it is often overlooked. We can assist with implementing a forward-looking tax plan to make sure that you pay the lowest amount allowable by law by finding ways to minimize your taxes.

Business Website Address
Business Phone Number
5748897526
Business Fax
5748895392
Business Address
3550 Park Place W., Suite 300, Mishawaka, IN
46545
JLUX Designs, LLC
Full Name
Jane Lockhart
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Business Genre
Short Business Description
JLUX Designs helps small business owners to research their own users’ needs, preferences, and behaviors, and uses the resulting information to create uniquely customized websites and strategies for all their content needs—from social media to print, and everything in between.
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JLUX Designs helps small business owners to research their own users’ needs, preferences, and behaviors, and uses the resulting information to create uniquely customized websites and strategies for all their content needs—from social media to print, and everything in between. Services include design, strategic consultation, a Mastermind program, courses, workshops, and webinars.

Business Website Address
Business Phone Number
317-448-8390
Business Address
1527 Altgeld St. South Bend, IN
46614
Leanne Schneider with Premier Designs Jewelry
Full Name
Leanne Schneider
Business Genre
Short Business Description
I love teaching women how to turn an ordinary wardrobe into and EXTRA-ORDINARY wardrobe just by adding a few pieces of affordable, High Fashion Jewelry. Have a fun Style Session with me, and you can earn FREE and Half-Price Jewelry!
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Ready to take your style on an adventure? I can help! Have a special occasion coming up? I can help you accessorize! I can also show you how to earn your faves for free or even give you more information about what makes being a Premier Jeweler so amazing!

Menu of Style Services
Style Workshop – A group styling event where I bring my jewelry to you and your girlfriends to learn new style trends of the season. In your home, at a restaurant or Starbucks… You’ll receive up to 1-1/2 hours with me. And, with a qualifying event, you can pick out a free collection of jewelry just for you.

Closet Consult – In depth personal style/closet assessment. I will help you create looks that fit your life and special style right from your own closet. Jewelry purchase is recommended - unless scheduling a Style Workshop.

Office Styling & Shopping – Mini style/shopping experience brought to you and your co-workers. A fun and easy way to create stylish, office-friendly looks that maximize time and money. Customized to fit your schedule and styling needs. You’ll be eligible to pick out a free, personalized collection of jewelry - just for you – with a qualifying event.

Fundraisers – Have a cause, an organization, non-profit, mission trip, etc. near to your heart?
Choose one of the services listed and a portion of the sales of the event will be donated to your cause.

Contact me today and let me know when I can serve you!

Business Phone Number
574-514-0849
Business Address
51661 Harvester Dr
Granger, IN
46530-8336
Linda Raven Coaching
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Linda Raven
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Short Business Description
Linda Raven offers personal life coaching at the intersection of personal transformation and social change.
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Linda Raven offers personal coaching with an emphasis on embodied transformation, and a social justice lens. This means that the historical, social, and political context in which we are navigating our lives is taken into consideration as I support you to embody the changes you are seeking in your life. I also offer group workshops to the public as well as to corporate clients as requested. Finally, monthly group "Scrumptious Movement" classes are an invitation to get outdoors and move for the delight and pleasure of movement - releasing the inner dictator telling us how or why to move.

Business Website Address
Business Phone Number
574-343-0918
Business Address
360 Stull Street,
South Bend, IN
46601
Joan Garber
Full Name
Joan Garber
Business Name
Business Genre
Short Business Description
As a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant, I enjoy giving away Ultimate Beauty Experiences in the privacy of one’s home or at my home. I also enjoy highlighting one business a week with a FREE Employee Appreciation package where women get pampered with our products during their lunch or break time. Our products make great gifts for employees, customers, and friends! Plus, they all come with the Company’s 100% satisfaction guarantee!
Long Business Description

Beauty by Mary Kay, was started in 1963 by Mary Kay Ash to Enrich Women’s Lives and to offer women an unparalleled business opportunity. She founded her company on the Golden Rule, on praising people to success, and on the principle of placing God first, family second and career third. It is a company – as Mary Kay Ash would say – "with heart." Now, 56 years later, Mary Kay, Inc. still practices those principles and is privately owned, and debt free! Plus, Mary Kay is a great innovator and continues to unveil some of the latest and most innovative skincare products without using animals for testing! Her state of the art manufacturing facilities and corporate headquarters are in Dallas, TX. Mary Kay still believes in her "try before you buy" philosophy and 100% satisfaction guarantee!

Business Website Address
Business Phone Number
309-838-1490
Business Address
30333 Priem Rd.
Elkhart, IN
46514
Plan-It Earth Creative
Full Name
Kara T.
Business Genre
Short Business Description
Marketing made simple. How does Plan-It Earth Creative Services make it simple? Good question! Simply put, we plan, design, implement and promote. Plan-It Earth Creative Services digs deep, finds out what’s most important to you, and focuses on those goals.
Long Business Description

Plan-It Earth Creative focuses on strategy and can assist you in achieving your goals. We are here to help you be prosperous on a personal and professional level. Let us find the inner creativity you have that will take your business to new heights.

We’re sure you’ve seen plenty of people boast “strategy” with their business name, so we get it. You’re skeptical. But we promise our services are more than just a paycheck.

We adapt our services to your needs, and if the outcomes aren’t what you are expecting, we continue to adjust and be better than the first time out.

Business Website Address
Business Phone Number
574-400-5111
Business Tags
Business Address
PO Box 1552
Granger, Indiana
46530
REAL Services, Inc.
Full Name
Judy Jankowski
Business Name
Short Business Description
The mission of REAL Services is to assist in establishing a community in which those we serve can maintain their independence to the maximum degree possible and find meaning and satisfaction throughout their lives.
Long Business Description

The operation of REAL Services is based upon a number of principles and beliefs. Policies have been developed from these and when properly implemented they will ensure the success and further growth of this Agency.

1. We believe in the inherent dignity of human beings and will always have that in mind in any action we take.

2. We believe that all people are important; that every individual has equal rights and must have equal opportunities. We will take strong measures to ensure that this belief is reflected in our activities and that every individual with whom we deal is treated courteously, and with compassion and understanding.

3. All affairs of this Agency will be conducted under high ethical standards and with personal integrity.

4. In discharging the responsibility for funds under our stewardship we will:
ensure that fiscal matters are conducted with accuracy, in accordance with principles of good financial management and with complete integrity, and
make certain that the maximum amount of quality services are provided for each dollar expended with a minimum use of funds for other expenses.

5. From the opportunities available to us, we will use our best judgment in selecting those which are most needed by those we serve; provide the best return in services for expenditures;
and are within our managerial capacity.

6. Programs to meet needs will be of high quality, developed in a timely fashion, and well maintained.

7. We will face our problems squarely, be diligent in seeking the most beneficial solution, and courageous in taking proper action regardless of difficulties encountered.

8. We believe that any static organization becomes stagnant and ineffective. We also believe we face almost endless opportunities to expand our service to those we serve. We will constantly be alert to opportunities, which under this philosophy and within this policy may be available to us.

9. We believe that good management must quickly and effectively confront and resolve situations which arise that conflict with our mission. We pledge that this will be done.

Business Website Address
Business Phone Number
574-284-7145
Business Address
1151 S. Michigan St.
South Bend, IN
46601