Talk about moving and shaking, rocking and rolling for 2012. It has been another wonderful year as an Examiner. And with being an Examiner comes the perks of identifying the Best Businesses for Dallas in 2012. Again there were so many people to choose from but only the best of the best will be revealed. Congratulations to all of these fine businesses who continue to give their absolute best.
Team Fort Worth, Forth Worth, TX - This organization is spearheaded by Cynthia Guillory who has a passion for sports and an even larger passion for children and her community. Despite losing their previous headquarters Guillory and Team Fort Worth teams continue to strive for excellence in everything they do. Guillory operates multiple sports teams out of her new headquarters at the Bertha Collins Recreation Center in Fort Worth. Her teams’ dedication and the kids and their parents’ passion for sports and education make Team Fort Worth a force to be reckoned with for 2013.
Best Family Organization
YMCA Moorland, Dallas, TX - The YMCA symbolizes family, community and youth and the Moorland YMCA is no exception. This facility located at 907 E. Ledbetter Road in Dallas, has been recently renovated to highlight the accomplishments and milestones of the Moorland Y. Its dedicated staff creates events for the entire family including children and seniors. Leonda Kelley and Keith Vinson work tirelessly to ensure that the message of the Y is one that the entire community can identify with and use. Stop by for a membership or just to check out the basketball court, workout room, recreation room and other great amenities.
Best Hangout Spot
The Absinthe Lounge, Dallas, TX - Talk about an eclectic and exciting atmosphere. The Absinthe Lounge is a place to unwind, enjoy a few drinks and even a cigar or two. This ultra-cool and artsy lounge not only have bar height tables and chairs but also has cushy chairs and loveseats to enjoy some private conversations. Guests can even enjoy listening to live music. There is even a pool room with a long bar for those who want to party in a club like atmosphere.
Best Talent Agency
The One Talent Agency, Mesquite, TX - Talent is easy to find. But great talent is hard to find and The One Talent Agency knows how to find the best talent in the Dallas/Fort Worth areas. The One Talent Agency has been in business since 2012 offering complete casting opportunities nationwide for individuals between the ages of 4 to 84. Located in Mesquite, The One Talent Agency have a vast array of opportunities in various industries and also offer workshops and other networking/skill building opportunities.
Best Production Company
Jennifer Hobson Productions, Dallas, TX - This company was our company from last year and this year they have stepped up their game offering fashion shows that both icy cold and fire hot. Jennifer Hobson Productions is dedicated to ensuring that their fashion shows are highly sought after and talked about throughout the metro as well as around the country. Owned and operated by Jennifer Hobson who is a professionally trained dancer, JHP offers music, fashion and fun.
Best Hair Clinic
LA's Hair and Scalp Essentials, Arlington, TX – Dr. Linda Amerson is one of the hardest working women out there and she is the only board certified doctor of trichology. She has been dedicated to ensuring the public knows who she is and about her clinic and special skin and hair care products. LA’s Hair and Scalp Essentials specializes in helping women and men understand their scalp conditions and works to resolve and treat the issue. This year Dr. Amerson celebrated Alopecia Awareness month in September with the first annual Alopecia Awareness cruise. Talk about spreading the word.
Texas Spa Castle, Carrollton, TX - This four level spa is something to say, ‘ooo ahh’ about. The Texas Spa Castle was recently opened in 2012 and has indoor and outdoor pools for individuals, couples and even the entire family. This fine blend of Asian and European styles allows for guests to indulge in their own personal escape right in Carrollton. Enjoy it alone or with someone, it doesn’t matter, the Texas Spa Castle is the best choice for a getaway.
Best Event Venue
The Spa Bar, Dallas, TX - Another repeat from 2011, The Spa Bar is one of the best venues to ensure a great and friendly atmosphere for any party need. Owned by Fatesta Bateman, The Spa Bar is the quintessential place for intimate events including parties and networking events. There is even a kitchen for catering and a lounge area.
Best Tutoring Services Company
It’s Not Complicated Tutoring, Dallas, TX - INC is headed towards being a national tutoring services brand because owner, Jay Veal works tirelessly to ensure his clients receive the best tutoring and educational services possible. INC offers tutoring in English, Spanish, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, IT related and Business courses including Accounting and Finance, GMAT, GRE, SAT, ACT, PSAT, ASVAB, MCAT (math/science), PCAT (math/science), Teacher Certifications (Math 8-12, Gen Ed, Pedagogy), ALL MATH from Elementary to Engineering Calculus 3. If your brain hurts now, then trust it won’t once the staff at INC helps!
The Butler Enterprises, Dallas, TX - The Butler Enterprises is a beast when it comes to knowing how to create multiple streams of income. They offer services in Event Planning, Project Management, Commercial Beverage Rentals and Sales, Construction, HVAC and Plumbing, Property Management, Administrative Concierge Services, Corporate Reseller and Contract Services. Their business motto is ‘Elevate to the NEXT Level’ and that’s what they do. In 2012 they celebrated becoming a million dollar business.
Best Makeup Company
Legendary Beauty Cosmetics, Fort Worth, TX - Legendary Beauty Cosmetics is the perfect makeup line for women of color. With unique blends and spa quality skin care products, LBC radiates the skin and keeps it healthy. Started by Lara Michelle, LBC is a network marketing company that gives women and even men the opportunity to earn money off the cosmetics they wear. This company has grown throughout the southwest region and is a force to be reckoned with.
Best Athletic Training
J.O.L.T. Total Fitness U, Dallas, TX - This organization is relatively new but passionate about whom they are and what they deliver in athletic training. J.O.L.T. works with kids, teens, college students and even professional athletes. They offer training camps throughout Texas and also mentor athletes to ensure they understand life when they are not in the game.
Best Business Opportunity
SheWear Hair, Dallas, TX - Who doesn’t love hair? With so many women clamoring over virgin hair weaves and extensions it’s no wonder why Shereese Slate started SheWear Hair as a business opportunity for women. SheWear Hair offers their signature Celebrity Hair Collection which includes 100% virgin Malaysian and Indian Remy human hair in lengths ranging from 12” to 24” but the biggest opportunity is being able to earn income. That’s right you can earn and wear!
Best Custom Apparel
Tawni Haynes Custom Apparel, Cedar Hill, TX - Makes custom clothes. Period. No one can deliver a custom fit for your body other than Tawni! If you think it she can design it just for you. Tawni hand selects the fabric and manufactures in her Cedar Hill shop with care and the utmost attention to quality and detail. They offer appointment only viewing and fittings but it’s simple to do and highly recommended.