This month is Women’s History Month.
More than 50 women-owned businesses recently participated in an event at Erin’s Pavilion in Springfield to showcase, connect and sell products to 400 attendees.
In recognition of Women’s History Month, below are profiles of seven women-owned businesses in the Springfield area.
Massage By Dechele
Owner: Dechele Trammell
Location: 2945 Stanton St., Suite D
On the southeast side of Springfield, this licensed professional is dedicated to helping clients renew and restore their bodies. With services like facials, waxes, foot baths and holistic therapy, Massage By Dechele is about self and community care. Clients can take a friend to visit this month and access the Women’s History Month special. Prices for services range from $10 to $150.
Treasures for Tails Pet Boutique
Owner: Ann Gramlich
Location: 315 Chatham Road, Suite 114
Treasures for Tails Pet Boutique is made for pets and pet lovers. Selling treats, toys, novelty items and more, the business makes spoiling pets a priority. To promote optimal health it also offers raw diet and holistic supplements. Prices for items range from $5 to $100.
Gg’s Creations and More
Owner: Gita S. Doss
Location: 3301 Robbins Road
By repurposing furniture, clothing and jewelry, Gg’s Creations and More brings old items back to life. Priced for the “cost-conscious” woman, Gg’s Creations helps customers save money and stay in style at the same time. Customers can find bleached denim, bling hats, trendy wall hanging signs and more creations made available at the Village Tea Room. Prices for items range from $5 to $150.
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Owner: Susan Day
Shop online at Excitingwindows.com.
With a variety of brands to choose from, Exciting Windows! offers a full range of custom window treatments for homes and businesses. For those looking for new blinds, drapery, or motorized shades, the business brings its services to the site. Operating through its rolling truck store, the owner has 28 years of experience in providing professional installations, free on-location service and expert problem-solving skills to the Springfield area. Prices for projects have ranged from $400 for basic shades through $55,000 for a complete house with motorized shades with app control, scheduling security and more.
Manetane Beauty LLC.
Owners: Karvetta Brousard and Tomeika Anderson
Shop online at manetanebeauty.com.
Through its natural hair care line, Manetane Beauty focuses on hair nourishment. Specializing in original hair food and growth oils, items sold are produced by family and two owners who are best friends. Whether one’s hair is natural or relaxed, this business has products that help customers style their hair and grow it safely. The owners have a background in cosmetology and have sold hair products for men and women since 2010. Prices range from $8 to $25.
Owner: Laura Camp
Location: 2357 W. Monroe St., Springfield
Simply Fair, at the Monroe Plaza, is a fair trade, planet-friendly boutique with items handcrafted by global artisans. The business offers home decor, jewelry, chocolate, coffee samples and more. Items sold at Simply Fair are certified by the World Fair Trade Organization and made for sustainability. Prices range from $5 to $500.
Owner: Dara Bose
Shop online at firewifeboutique.com.
At Firewife Boutique, shoppers can purchase high-quality casual clothing. Specializing in women items from lounge to business wear, this business helps customers look good and save. Clothing sizes vary from small to 3XL. Shoes and accessories are also sold. Prices range from $5 to 150.