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Women in business resource directory.

 Published: November 01, 2011

The listings on this page are alphabetized by company name.

American Security Bank
1401 Dove Street • Newport Beach
949.440.5227 • amsecbank.com
Experience matters. As Senior Vice President, Manager of American Security Bank’s Headquarter’s office, Shirley Wentzel and her relationship management team; Lisa Goerlick and Sylvia Ucciferro, provide expert guidance in the area of cash management and business banking services; helping countless Orange County business owners maximize their financial resources.

The Art of Hair and Beauty Charity League
The Art of Hair and Beauty Charity League’s mission statement is to help your community fight pediatric cancer, child abuse, breast cancer and many other diseases in the name of beauty. With leadership skills, 16 years of experience, a hair color specialist, and the sponsorship of many wonderful salons including the famous Salon Gregorie’s in Newport Beach we hold monthly and annual hair Cut-A-Thons in many locations.  To participate, volunteer, or donate please visit theartofhairandbeautycharityleague.org.

Bergin Meeting Design
Bergin Meeting Design specializes in comprehensive meeting, conference and event planning for corporations and non-profit organizations.  Focusing on each client’s goals and objectives, BMD forges a partnership to successfully implement world-class domestic and international events.
BMD President Taite Bergin began acquiring her broad range of experience at a young age in her family’s catering business.  With a passion for world affairs, she received a master’s in international commerce and policy.  Previously, Ms. Bergin worked for The Cohen Group, an international consulting firm led by former U.S. Secretary of Defense William Cohen. While there, Ms. Bergin traveled extensively to manage policy events, conferences, and trade delegations.
In establishing BMD, Ms. Bergin combines her event management expertise with her knowledge of international business. BMD clients receive a meeting planner who understands their comprehensive business goals and develops a strategy to create effective meetings and events.

Bremer Whyte Brown & O'Meara LLP
20320 SW Birch Street, 2nd Floor
Newport Beach • 949.221.1000
Nicole Whyte is a founding principal of Bremer Whyte Brown & O'Meara LLP and handles litigation in the areas of family law, civil litigation, trucking law and insurance defense.

Business Communications Solutions (BCS)
9910 Irvine Center Drive • Irvine
Sunny Rajab runs Irvine-based technology company, Business Communications Solutions (BCS). “We offer solutions such as business phone systems, IT, networking, internet/telephone services, security and cabling. We offer a total solution, allowing clients to work with a single vendor, which I believe has been the key to our success, says Rajab.

Caliber Media Group
630 The City Dr. , #200 • Orange
714.867.1605 •
Caliber Media Group is a full-service web agency offering a customized collection of solutions and services designed to help organizations reach, convert and retain their clients. Solutions and services include: web solution design and development, e-commerce, e-mail marketing, mobile, search engine optimization, content management, branding and identity, and online marketing.

Caring Companions At Home
881 Dover Drive, Suite 260 • Newport Beach
949.574.0750 • caringcompanionsathome.com
With 25 years in senior care, Diane Mondini realized that seniors prefer to live in their own homes. Caring Companions At Home places screened, bonded and insured caregivers with seniors to help with medication reminders, personal care, meal preparation, light housekeeping, laundry, errands, etc. Services are available 2-24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

CHOC Children's
Kim Cripe
455 South Main, Orange
714.997.3000 • choc.org
There’s no place like CHOC. And there’s no leader like President and CEO Kim Cripe, who is committed to creating a world-class pediatrics center in Orange County, which includes a new state-of-the-art building set to open in 2013.  Nothing will stand in Kim’s way of ensuring CHOC provides the very best for our community’s children and families.

Code Pink Boot Camp
Many Locations Throughout Orange County
949.702.7548 • codepinkbootcamp.com
Code Pink Boot Camp, is pleased to announce that Code Pink Boot Camp has grown 1200% in the past year despite the turbulent economy. Part of Code Pink Boot Camps mission is to educate women on how to live a healthy lifestyle and to take care of their bodies and minds. A woman of faith, Lucy credits God with her success. Code Pink Boot Camp is providing options to meet all budgets and schedules, with camps meeting two, three, four or five days per week with a variety of morning, and evening times. Code Pink Boot Camp combines cardiovascular and strength exercises, constant motivation, expert instruction and a positive, welcoming environment to provide an outdoor fitness boot camp experience like no other.
Future campers may register online today at CodePinkBootCamp.com or call 949.702.7548.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
6833 Quail Hill Parkway
Irvine • 949.300.8751
Monalisa Nguyen is a Broker Sales Associate in Irvine, California. She started her career over 6 years ago specializing in real estate, high end properties, houses and leases in and around the Irvine area. As one of Irvine’s successful real estate agents, Monalisa is deeply committed to her clients by being diligent in representing them and their best interests. If you’re looking for steady attention to detail, integrity and careful negotiations contact her at 949.300.8751.

1601 Dove Street Suite 230
Newport Beach • 949.887.6320
Karin stands out when compared to other therapist in that she has worked and lived through many life experiences which contributes to he expertise. Her specialities include Grief/Loss, Depression/Anxiety, Childrens’ Issues, Play Therapy and Issues of Dating for Mature Singles. Karin takes most insurances.  Call today for an appointment.

Dynamic Creative Technology
Business Development
18 B Journey • Aliso Viejo
949.215.1200 • dynamic.com
Dynamic has been servicing Orange County for the past thirty years as full service technology provider.  We offer one stop shopping and deliver technology solutions for all of your needs.  Let us help you thrive in this economy - our customer service is impeccable when it comes to support. Headquartered in Aliso Viejo, we provide fully managed servers, creative web design, backup and disaster recovery plans, business email and ecommerce. Come visit us so we might devise a technology plan that is “green” and saves you money.

Elite Development Group (EDG)
7545 Irvine Center Dr., #210
Irvine • 949.623.8742 • elitedevgroup.com
Founded in 2002 EDG is a computer security and investigative services firm. EDG assists companies throughout Southern California to prevent them from becoming victims of hackers, viruses, data breaches and other malicious threats. Companies who have been breached are assisted by the Elite Computer Incident Response Team (ECIRT) who will contain and eliminate the threat. The ECIRT can also provide forensic and e-discovery services. On the investigative side we work various types of cases including: cyber-harassment, stalking, intellectual property theft, anti-competitive behavior, and MySpace cases related to minors. We also provide background checks, education verification, asset searches and other intelligence based services.

F500 Advisory Services
19762 MacArthur Blvd Ste. 200 • Irvine
Debbie Stroman, VP of Customer Relations at F500 Advisory Services would like to invite you to attend one of our complimentary investing seminars. We offer seminars to private investors and continuing education workshops for professionals. For more information, visit our website f500advisory.com or call Debbie Stroman at 949.502.6807.

3620 S. Bristol #103
Santa Ana • 714.432.979
Dr. Leyla Fazeli is a practicing O.C. dentist with 10 years experience and a degree from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Fazeli is involved in numerous charities, locally and internationally, including Doctors Without Borders, Remote Area Medical and her pro-bono work for sheltered and battered women.

Ferial Beauty Studio
2646 Dupont Dr. #30 • Irvine
Ferial a professional hairstylist who specializes in Dry hair cutting (a technique I learned in London) and personalized colorist. Her background started with a degree in Architecture but her love for design and art eventually led her to being a hair designer and ultimately owning her shop. Her philosophy has always been to listen closely to the clients and understand exactly what they want. Dry cutting is ideal for blonds, it can be almost invisible when wet, but it works well on all hair types. At Ferial Beauty Studio we pride ourselves with great work excellent customer service and we stand for reasonable price. We really believe it is all about you.

Fisher & Phillips LLP
2050 Main Street, Suite 1000 • Irvine
949.798.2166 • wbaker@laborlawyers.com
Wendy Baker is a partner in the Irvine office of labor and employment law firm Fisher & Phillips. Wendy exclusively represents management in employment disputes before state and federal tribunals. She also advises employers regarding personnel issues, including discipline and termination, and the development and implementation of preventive procedures to avoid litigation.

Fisher & Phillips, LLP
949.798.2136 • tdevitt@laborlawyers.com
Tamara Devitt, a partner in the Irvine office of Fisher & Phillips LLP, focuses her practice on representing employers. Recently she developed social media policies and advises employers on how to use, monitor and manage the use of social media in this era of constant communication. She also plays a key role in her firm’s Women’s Business Development Initiative. Contact Tamara at tdevitt@laborlawyers.com or 949.798.2136.

Heather Eaton Skincare
Located inside The Art of Hair Salon. 27901 La Paz Rd. Suite H
Laguna Niguel • 949.831.8557
Heather Eaton has twelve years of experience as an esthetician. She specializes in Professional eyebrow shaping, Brazilian waxes, Anti-aging facial treatments, Adult & Teen acne, unique chemical peels and microdermabrasion.
Heather’s expertise has taken her across the United States, China, South America and most recently Russia as an  educator for Epicuren Discovery Skincare. She has always had a strong love for taking care of others; helping people feel confident about themselves is the best part of her job. “Live, laugh, love & learn” has always been her favorite motto, her favorite bit of advice - “Never forget a good hat and your sunscreen!”

Herkelrath Communication Design
Laguna Beach
Herkelrath Communication Design is a collaborative creative team that works with clients to take their business, product, or service to market. We understand the value of good design as it relates to successful business development and growth. Our team includes outstanding Graphic Design professionals from Art Center College of Design, cutting edge web designers, and seasoned copywriters. We offer our clients the very best in corporate identity, branding, marketing, packaging, signage and web design.
At Herkelrath Communication Design we are adept at understanding your marketing needs and creating visual solutions so that you can grow your business.

Holly Lambert Creative
714.323.9352 • hollycreative.com
Holly Lambert Creative offers a broad spectrum of graphic design services, ranging from logo and brand development to advertising, packaging and website design. With over a decade of professional design experience, Holly has done creative work on high-profile brands in the entertainment software, technology and retail industries. Her personal attention to each project, along with her talent and strong work ethic, has helped establish long-term working relationships with many of her clients.

Inspired Minds, Inc.
949.395.3399 • wrzlbcr@cox.net
Inspired Minds Marketing & Design is a network of independent creative experts with tens of years of experience in marketing. Small and medium size companies outsource their marketing and business development needs to us.  Our agency provides a full range of marketing and promotional services at reasonable project based rates.

K1 Speed
The driving force behind California’s hottest venue is co founder and marketing director, Susan Graver. Founded in 2003, K1 Speed has grown to become the largest indoor racing center in the country. Currently with 5 centers and many more to come in the near future, K1 is the premiere location for any corporate function. website at k1speed.com.

• 3969 Portola Parkway • Irvine
• 1344 Bison • Newport Beach
Owner Makenna Burney, 27, always chafed at the school uniform she was forced to wear from Kindergarten through high school. Her mandatory attire served both as an irritation and inspiration for the trendy and coastal casual women’s clothing boutique, Lilikoi, located at The Bluffs Shopping Center at Newport Beach. A second location may be found at Orchard Hills Village Center at Portola Parkway and Culver Drive. Both stores carry a little something for everyone, including items for brands such as RVCA, Hudson Jeans, Billabong and niche lines like Free People and Frenzii. The store name is a tribute to Makenna’s close friend who encouraged her to become an entrepreneur. Her friend’s daughter is named Lilikoi.

Lucca Café
6507 Quail Hill Parkway • Irvine
(in the Quail Hill Village Center)
949.725.1773 • luccacafe.com
Cathy Pavlos is the driving force behind one of Orange County’s most unique and dynamic eateries, Lucca Café. Since opening in 2005, Irvine-based restaurant, often referred to as “an urban concept in a suburban center,” has become known for its one-of-a-kind menu, reminiscent of a Euro bistro, complete with an exquisite wine bar, wide selection of cheese and charcuterie offerings and seasonal tasting menus. The menu focuses on the use of healthy and high quality ingredients, such as certified Angus beef, free-range turkey, hormone-free chicken, wild salmon and locally grown organic produce.

The Melting Pot
• 2646 Dupont Drive • Irvine
• 647 Camino de Los Mares
  San Clemente • 949.661.1966
• 375 W. Birch Street • Brea
The Melting Pot has evolved the art of fondue. Fun is cooked up fondue-style at this popular OC eatery specializing in savory cheese fondues, entrees of filet, lobster, fresh fish, and vegetables cooked tableside, and sinful chocolate fondues. Owner, Mira Selbo, and her daughter, Dana Robertson, have three locations in Irvine, Brea and San Clemente.

15382 Alton Parkway
Irvine • 949.450.0150
Metro for Men in Irvine is owned and operated by Krista Martin who has specialized in men’s grooming for the past 16 years. Metro was created for the man who wants style, but is not interested in the typical unisex salon or the traditional barbershop. Metro combines the latest trends in men’s grooming with old school barbering techniques and couples it with an atmosphere like a country club. Metro is truly an exclusive place for men and is the leader in the trend of men’s grooming environments. Krista intends to utilize her knowledge and experience in marketing and merchandising to create Metro for Men as the premier men’s grooming environment in Orange County.

MetroPacific Bank
Lifetime Orange county resident and former small business owner Colleen Brady, has a passion for small business- and Orange County. With an extensive and diverse background in asset and project management (Panasonic and Ingram micro) she returned to her love, lending and banking in 1998.
MetroPacific Bank wants to show our business customers that we ‘get it,’ that we understand they have different needs, that they work hard and MetroPacific Bank care’s about them and their success - the way banking should be!

MetroPacific Bank
18831 Von Karman
Irvine • 949.231.5779
Sharon Bowling has over twenty-five years in the Banking Industry. She has a diverse background including; operations, lending, training and auditing. Currently Sharon oversees the operations, IT, marketing and business development divisions of MetroPacific Bank. MetroPacific Bank specializes in meeting the needs of our community business owners. We specialize in meeting the acquisition and financing needs of the small business owner, and local professionals. If you are looking for a Bank to help find solutions for your banking needs stop by or give us a call. We look forward to meeting with you!

Millennium Medical Spa
4341 Birch, Suite 101 • Newport Beach
At the Millennium Medical SPA thousands have lost weight using Releana®, the only patented sublingual form of hCG available, a formula Deirdre Tuntland invented and patented. Deirdre also specializes in cosmetic procedures, skincare and bio-identical HRT.

Moxxe PR
31687 3rd Avenue • Laguna Beach
818.749.1931 • moxxepr.com
Mona Shah, owner of Moxxe PR, has created a reputable name for herself as an O.C. restaurant. In addition to handling the area’s top restaurants, including The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar, Zov’s Bistro, Lucca Café and Bistro West, she works with American Career College, West Coast University and Daddy Cakes Bakery. In addition, Mona sits on the Board of Directors of the O.C. Restaurant Association, serves as publicist for O.C. Restaurant Week and has taken a leadership role in the O.C. chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International. In her early 30s, Mona is an inspiration for those looking for the “more” in life - and her clients will attest to that end.

OC Restaurant Association,Inc.

949.230.7951 • OCRestaurantAssociation.org
Pam is mom to two great kids and President/Founder of the OC Restaurant Association, Inc. The OC Restaurant Assoc.  is the company behind Orange County Restaurant Week, Happy Hour Week and Kid’s Restaurant Week. “I really believe it is important to showcase Orange County’s dining scene as a whole and to create fun & innovative events that appeal to all”. Pam also sits on the board os S.O.S. and is passionate about helping end child hunger.

OC Wine Mart
2272 Michelson Drive • Irvine
949.250.0033 • ocwinemart.com
Wine concierge services. Julie and her staff will go the extra mile to help you find the perfect bottle or gift basket for your recipient, add a personal note, then deliver locally or ship nationwide. Her self-serve wine tasting bar is the perfect venue for birthday parties, networking mixers, and corporate events.

OnDemand Website
949.833.3333 x103
18006 Skypark Circle, Suite201 • Irvine
Does your business have an outstanding web presence, an eye-catching logo, and a revenue generating Online Marketing campaign? If not, OnDemand Website is the company to contact in Orange County. We have developed sites for many of OC’s most successful businesses, from small bakeries to large auto distributors.
OnDemand Website provides custom, high end websites that can accommodate any marketing budget.
We can also assist with all your branding needs, including graphic design, business cards and brochures. Call us today to learn how we can help you shine above the competition.

Orange County Association of REALTORS® (OCAR)
25552 La Paz Road
Laguna Hills • 949.586.6800
For eight years, Linda Lang has been at the helm of the Orange County Association of REALTORS®, a professional trade association serving over 10,000 Orange County real estate professionals. OCAR exists to provide resources for its members, promote ethical conduct in the real estate industry, advocate the protection of real property rights, and to collaborate with community organizations. OCAR and its members have worked in concert with Habitat for Humanity’s Homes for Heroes project and have partnered with the Fair Housing Council of Orange County to counsel homeowners facing foreclosure. REALTORS® do more than sell homes… they build communities.

Pacific Coast Cosmetic & Laser Medical Center, Inc.
26730 Crown Valley Parkway • Suite 250 • Mission Viejo
CAMI NELSON, R.N, AND LISA MONTGOMERY, R.N., BSN are highly trained medical professionals with proven experience in state-of-the-art laser treatments and procedures that can renew, revitalize and improve your facial skin. Many of these laser treatments have little or no down time. Cami Nelson, R.N. is also trained in customized facials and peels specifically tailored to the needs of your skin. Lisa Montgomery, R.N., BSN is trained in Botox treatments which can temporarily smooth frown lines. This dynamic duo bring more than 20 years of medical experience to Dr. James A. Heinrich’s medical team.

Prestige Trading

Fifteen years ago, I brought 20 years of knowledge of fine timepieces and jewelry at affordable prices to Orange County. I began working with several stores in the county and introduced the concept of selling previously owned Rolex and Cartier watches. My staff of watch technicians and goldsmiths manufacture custom diamond dials/faces and custom diamond bezels for Rolex and Cartier watches.

Sales Blender Inc. Strategic Sales Leadership
Sales Blender partners with unique companies to introduce their products and brands into US retail channels. Working with manufacturers, both domestic and international, we provide consulting and direct sales representation to companies looking to build their business with key retailers. Our approach balances strategic and tactical business expertise for our customers such as Green Hippo Products and Masterbrands HK. Our goal is to create profitability, build world-class brands and establish significant market share through strategic distribution gains.

Spa Gregories
• 200 Newport Center Dr., Suite # 100 • 949.644.6672
• 22342 El Paseo Dr, Suite F
Since 1998, when Angela and her husband founded Spa Gregorie’s, she has successfully led Spa Gregorie’s into the forefront of the Southern California spa scene.  With combined leadership and marketing skill, she has brought Spa Gregorie’s to the top of industry standards for revenues, profits, client and staff retention, and retail sales.  She is often sought out by industry journalists and has authored several articles on the innovations Spa Gregorie’s has brought to the industry. She is on the Board of Directors of International Spa Association (ISPA) - recognized worldwide as the leading professional organization and voice of the spa industry.

Suzanne’s Catering
9121 Atlanta Ave, Suite 227, Huntington Beach
714.960.9197 • suzannescatering.com
Suzanne started her company 20 years ago and has become one of the leading Southern California caterers. A master chef with a creative mind, she can turn ordinary rooms into magical places. From weddings with 100 guests to galas with over 5000, Suzanne provides a “boutique” quality that is unparalleled.

Time for Nine
Do you enjoy playing golf? Are you single and looking for quality relationship? Internet dating not for you? Are you tired of the bar scene? Then Time For Nine is exactly what you need! Time For Nine is an exclusive golf dating service catering to the busy professionals seeking a quality relationship. We interview each prospective client and take care in matching our clients based on true compatibility. You can learn more about a person’s true character than you could ever learn during a dinner date. That is what makes golf a perfect first date!

Total Woman Gym & Spa
Karen Wischmann has been in the wellness business for almost 17 years and is thrilled to be part of Total Woman Gym and Atmosphere Day Spa. As a dedicated fan of fitness and health, she has made it a priority to reach out to others and help them improve their lives through fitness.

The Upper Crust Catering Inc.
132 E. Dyer Rd. • Santa Ana
Stephanie Jaeger is General Manager of The Upper Crust Catering and Events. Earning degrees from UC Berkeley and California State University, Stephanie’s recent attention has been towards mergers and acquisitions for the family business. Stephanie has an understanding that in challenging economic times, prudent companies have great opportunities. It is both enthusiasm and diligent work that make 2009 an exciting year.

Vanguard University
55 Fair Drive • Costa Mesa
714.556.3610 • vanguard.edu
Dr. Carol Taylor was inaugurated as Vanguard University’s ninth president on October 15, 2010. Dr. Taylor earned a PhD in Multilingual/Multicultural Education from Florida State University, a Master of Arts in Cross-Cultural Communication from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Evangel University.

The Voice Healer Vocal Studio
Dr. Miluna Fausch, HHCP, Ph.D.
4120 Birch Street, Suite 113, Newport Beach
You are a singer, actor, speaker, teacher, or entrepreneur that must have a healthy Voice and way of presenting Your Message. I help you find the Magic within Your Voice through singing and vocal care. Your vocal power grows, your confidence increases, vocal problems are solved, you feel healthier & look better.

Wicked Skatewear
234 E 17th St Ste 211 • Costa Mesa
Wicked Skatewear specializes in unique uniform customizations for the growing sport of roller derby not only in Orange County, but around the world. With state of the art equipment located in-house, quality and service are the top priorities to make sure that every player looks and feels amazing. Every item sold is tested to ensure functionality while playing before items are offered to the community for sale. Not a company to discriminate, Wicked has also provided customized jerseys for local softball and ice hockey teams. Wicked Skatewear is located in Costa Mesa, California. Please visit wickedskatewear.com for more information.

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