Augusta Business Daily

Fri, September 22, 2023

Women in Business

Jenifer Davis

Jenifer Davis calls the shots at Premier Networx

Name: Jenifer Davis Company/Title: Chief Operating Officer, Premier Networx Years Served: 6 years Company Address: 116 Cooper Drive, Augusta (off Riverwatch Pkwy) Website: The IT professional who comes to your desk, cubicle, or corner office when there is a technical issue is typically a guy who can run circles around hardware and software. However, at one local company, it’s a woman who is calling the shots. Jenifer Davis, Chief Operating Officer at Premier Networx, is responsible for the daily operations including business development, spearheading new initiatives, overseeing the implementation of

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Robin Baxley and Sandi Shields

Dynamic duo finds the best solutions for local offices

Name: Robin Baxley and Sandi Shields Company/Title: Co-owners, Best Office Solutions Years Served: 22 Phone: 706-437-9771 Web: Photography by Melissa Gordon ABD Boardroom furnishings by Best Office Solutions It takes two to make a thing go right. That’s how you could describe the tag-team approach, Robin Baxley and Sandi Shields have to run Best Office Solutions. The pair manages everything a commercial business needs: furniture, supplies, promotional products, and more. For more than 20 years, they have worked together to help set their company apart from the rest. “We

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Diane Coughlin

Meet the “go-to” woman at Clifton Construction

Name: Diane Coughlin Company/Title: Office Mgr. and Project Manager Asst. Years Served: Clifton Construction for 25 years Phone: 706-731-0978 Email: Diane Coughlin wears many hats for Clifton, an Augusta commercial general contractor in business for 35 years. She’s been with the company for 25 years and is involved in the bidding process, qualifications, compiles the construction plans, secures pricing from sub-contractors, documents everything and makes sure every “i” is dotted and every “t” is crossed, meets deadlines, handles Human Resources, and serves as Office Manager. Despite the workload, Clifton

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Nadine Pulling

Nadine Pulling uses her business to empower and mentor others

Name: Nadine Pulling, Ph.D. Company/Title: Owner, Amazing Lash Studio Evans Years Served: More than 30 years in business ownership and management Phone: 706-419-9234 or 706-829-9367 Website: Nadine Pulling wears several hats in the business world: Business development and strategic planning, operations, and managing and mentoring an amazing team. It’s all part of being a multi-unit franchisee of Amazing Lash Studio, including her newly opened studio in Evans. “I have the privilege of working with several experienced management teams at each Amazing Lash Studio location,” Pulling said. “Additionally, I use the Corporate Amazing Lash Teams and Executive

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Amy Richardson

Amy Richardson’s got your back for business

Name: Amy Richardson Company/Title: President/Founder Richardson Professional Solutions Years Served: 2 years Phone: 706-426-1773 Website: Are you the owner of one of the thousands of businesses in the CSRA? Do you have time for bookkeeping, IT, marketing, recruitment, project, or event management? If not, maybe it’s time to call for backup. Amy Richardson created Richardson Professional Solutions to help solve the issues most business owners may not have time to address when their time can be better spent building a successful company. In other words, she has created a

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Kay Benitez

Kay Benitez makes a living playing with makeup

Name: Kay Benitez Company/Title: Mary Kay Sales Director Phone: 803-295-8111 Little girls love playing with makeup. Sometimes, they grow up and turn that into a successful business. Kay Benitez has built a thriving career, thanks to Mary Kay cosmetics. The company started in 1963 with a few simple products. Over the years, Mary Kay has developed in 35 countries with more than 3 million consultants, averaging $60,000 a year. Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants who reach the status of Mary Kay Independent Sales Directors can earn the use of a

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Michelle Grant

Michelle Grant advocates the health benefits of salt

Name: Michelle Grant Company/Title: Owner/Operator, Sól Himalayan Salt Cave and Spa Years Served: Almost 2.5 years Website: Phone: 706-364-7958 Michelle Grant is salty. About everything, And with good reason. You see, salt drastically improved her quality of life in many ways, and she wants others to benefit from what she says is its healing properties. That’s why she opened Sól Himalayan Salt Cave and Spa in February 2020, just five weeks ahead of the massive economic shutdown of the global pandemic. “We are the first and only salt cave

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Jan Johnson

Hometown girl makes good

Name: Jan Johnson Company/Title: Senior Vice President, Marsh McLennan Agency Years Served: Entire career in insurance Contact info: Office: 706-836-8811 Email: Jan Johnson grew up in North Augusta and has been in the area all her life but she has learned to travel outside those boundaries for a job she loves. She has worked her way up to Senior Vice President of the Marsh McLennan Agency. Johnson was working for J. Smith Lanier, at the time the largest privately owned agency, when they decided to sell to Marsh McLennan

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Andrea Bryant

Andrea Bryant excels in the balancing act of life and real estate

Name: Andrea Bryant Company/Title: Realtor-Blanchard and Calhoun Years Served: 3 years Contact info: Office: 706-868-1000, Cell: 716-307-6179, Email: There’s an adage that says, “If you want something done, give it to a busy person.” That certainly applies to Andrea Bryant. She is a wife to Tracy, who is Regional Director for Classic Collision, and a mom to three sons ranging in age from 20 to 11, volunteers for the Columbia County Chamber, and has a successful career in the competitive field of real estate. “I first started in real

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Sabrina Hines

Sabrina Hines is a survivor of the struggling staffing business

Name: Sabrina Hines Company/Title: Branch Manager for HireQuest Years Served: Staffing for 15 years, 7 years in current position  Contact info: 706-798-5860 Sabrina Hines has learned how to scramble the hard way. She worked her way up over the years from a receptionist to a recruiter, to her present position as a Branch Manager with HireQuest. When COVID reared its ugly head a couple of years ago, staffing agencies struggled to meet their client demands for workers. The hardest-hit industries like travel, restaurants, entertainment, education, health care, and retail grabbed

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