SAC highlights member businesses during National Women’s Small Business Month

Throughout the month, SAC will feature member businesses and small business resources on the Chapter’s Web page to highlight the importance of women in business.



L&L Bowtique

Founded and Co-Owned by Londyn & Lauryn Newton (daughters of Soror ReNisha Newton)

L&L Bowtique was founded in 2019 by sisters, Londyn and Lauryn Newton, out of their love for hair accessories.  They loved collecting uniquely designed hair bows and bows made by different designers.  Their search for hair bows made by little girls that looked like them and hair bow designs that celebrated black history led them to start their own hair bow business.

L&L Bowtique offers an assortment of handmade hair bows to inspire self-confidence and cultural appreciation.  Some of their popular designs include their Black History, Juneteenth, and Hispanic Heritage Bows.  This year, they expanded their product line to include handmade jewelry and a bridal collection.  Their bridal collection includes handmade bridal hair bows, customized tumblers, and gift sets for flower girls and ringer bearers. 

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Just Pen It

Business Owner:  Sandra Crosby Robinson
Title of Owner:  Sole Owner and Proprietor
Business Description:  journals and custom made beaded ink pens
Services Offered: journal sessions, vision classes
Contact Information:   Sandra Crosby Robinson, 989-798-4699,


Karen L. Lawrence-Webster, CPA
Wealth Matters – Columnist  
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority – Diamond Life Member
Delta College Trustee (2000-2020)
Saginaw Sorority Sisters, Founding Member
Saginaw Alumnae Legacy Foundation, President
Saginaw African Cultural Festival, Treasurer


ARC Public Strategies, LLC

A Customer Centered, Dialogue Driven Approach to Rethinking the Future of Mobility
Anita Richardson, MA Principal/Owner


Based in Michigan’s Great Lakes Bay Region, I have worked extensively with project managers, department staff, government stakeholders, environmental, civil rights and public officials to ensure compliance with federal and state requirements and processes (e.g. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Title VI).
Featured Services
  • ARC serves as a statewide public hearings and involvement resource for its clients.
  • ARC brings to its clients a keen understanding of policy, law, regulation, and guidance, as well as the subsequent impact on project schedules, as it pertains to Federal NEPA clearance.
  • ARC is adept at organizing and maintaining public hearing and meeting documents and agendas,
  • ARC fine-tunes your targeted outreach campaigns, facilitates locations and agendas for public hearings, information and town hall meetings.
  • ARC is efficient in securing required court reporting and hearing transcription for public review.
  • ARC synthesizes complex materials, plans, talking points and other information for subject matter experts.
  • ARC is able to speak to the timing and effects of infrastructure projects, including when Cultural Resource Management (CRM) is required (e.g. landscapes, archeological historical, and cultural).
Contact: Anita Richardson Consulting, LLC – ARC Public Strategies P.O. Box 304, Bridgeport, MI, 989-297-8688,










Business Name: Sparkling Purse-A-Nality

Business Owner: Soror Tiffany T. Riggins

Business Description:  Sparkling Purse-A-Nality specializes in unique, affordable, fashionable, and sparkling rhinestone embellished purses, shoes, and shirts.  We also have a non-sparkling men’s wear line. 

In the year of 2014, I began to equally invest my time and energy in something that I loved and was passionate about, hence the conception of “Sparkling Purse-A-Nality”. Designing for Sparkling Purse-A-Nality  is an art that allows positive expression for all, despite color, race, creed,  sexual origin, etc.   We have created custom shirts for religious groups, sorority and fraternity organizations, LGBT community, autism disorder, family reunions, political campaigns, and many more for the public to help celebrate and highlight his or her monumental occasion.

One of my biggest business accomplishments, has been witnessing “Sparkling Purse-A-Nality”  grow from a local Saginaw city-based business to having fulfilled over thousands of orders that have been shipped throughout the United States and contiguous countries such as Canada. My reviewers provide feedback that encourages me to keep the creativity “Sparkling and Shining bright”!




Small Business Resources:

Developing Your Business Plan

Business Plan Writing Workshop Series
November 7, 2022 through December 5, 2022
5:30 – 7:00 pm at CMURC in the SVRC Marketplace (203 S Washington Ave. 2nd Floor) Sponsored by CRA Bankers Forum and Huntington Bank

Every Monday, 11/7- 12/5 (5 weeks) at CMURC in SVRC Markeplac, 2nd Floor, from 5:30 – 7 p.m.


Pop-Up Shop Workshop


Huntington’s Lift Local Business Program

Investing in our communities. Strengthening our future.

Huntington’s Lift Local Business program supports minority-, woman-, and veteran-owned small businesses throughout the business life cycle — from start-up to expansion. The program offers loans, business planning support, free financial education courses delivered through Operation HOPE, and other services to help small business owners achieve their goals.

Looking Out for Local, Diverse Businesses

Huntington now provides a new loan option with longer-terms, overdraft fee relief, and waived fees so that all business owners from all walks of life, backgrounds, ethnicities, and experiences can succeed in their industry.

Huntington is well-versed in the unique challenges faced by woman, veteran, and racially and ethnically diverse-owned businesses. So, if you’re a business owner looking to start or hoping to improve your business, we’re offering a complete business package to help.

Here are the features you can access.
No unnecessary extras—just a streamlined plan aimed at growth
  • Qualify for loan amounts from $1,000 – $150,000
  • Access to capital at a low cost to your business
  • Zero origination fees
  • Huntington pays your SBA fees
  • Lower credit score requirements
  • Free financial education courses ($1,500 value) powered by Operation Hope
  • No monthly service fee checking account with 24–Hour Grace® overdraft and return fee relief††
  • Longer repayment terms to help avoid high payments in uncertain times
Who is eligible?

Participants of Huntington’s Lift Local Business program include women, veterans, and racially and ethnically diverse business owners.

Ready to get started?

Please reach out to your nearest Huntington Branch, or call (800) 480-2001.

Learn More:

  • Thank you Soror Donna Cole, a Huntington Bank employee, for helping the Chapter make the vital connection to this small business information.