TOPS is celebrating Louisville's outstanding women for their business acumen and success.

Dee Dee Taylor
502 Hemp

When it comes to her company, 502 Hemp, Dee Dee Taylor has a simple edict that she lives by. “Quality, integrity, and knowledge matter,” she says. “502 Hemp is your local CBD Wellness Center.” Her manufacturer, Commonwealth Extracts, has been audit certified cGMP, which means their level of cleanliness and other practices are pharmaceutical grade and second to none in the hemp business. Commonwealth Extracts is her husband’s company, and they create her quality Kentucky Proud CBD oils, CBD topicals, CBD Gummies, CBD capsules, and more. Together, Dee Dee and John have set the gold standard in Kentucky when it comes to quality CBD products and knowledge.

In addition to her Middletown location, 502 Hemp has added a new shop in La Grange. Here, Dee Dee has taken her mission in promoting wellness a step further by offering classes in yoga, muay thai kickboxing, and fitness boot camp along with guidance on how hemp and CBD may improve your life. 502 Hemp has also expanded into Simpsonville and Shepherdsville, reaching even more people with her quality products.

(502) 654-7100 • 502HEMP.COM

Lizzy Neutz
Advent Equity Partners

Dedicated to improving communities, Lizzy Neutz brings youthful energy to real estate. She specializes in buying apartment buildings and creates opportunities for financial freedom for her investors. She’s also the founder of the Empowering Women Networking Group, which hosts a monthly entrepreneur meetup at the Manhattan Project. “I wanted to create a communal space for professional women to network and thrive,” Lizzy says. “It’s through building these connections that we can become stronger and more suc- cessful.” The events feature hands-on activities and occasional speakers, with an emphasis on interactivity.

You can find out more at the Empowering Women Networking Group on Facebook or Meetup.com. To find out more about what Lizzy can do for you in the real estate world, visit adventequitypartners.com.


Danni Waldridge
Divinity Fine Catering

Danni Waldridge and her team at Divinity Fine Catering have been serving the Louisville area for over 20 years. Starting with customized menus, providing fresh food from scratch, and sending the best serving staff to any event is what makes Divinity Catering so special. “We are family here, and that includes our clients too. Most of the days, it doesn’t feel like work,” she says.

Danni also has The Calluci Event House located next to Divinity. This is a small venue space for intimate gatherings, business meetings, birthday parties, showers, or any pop-up retail space. It is named after Danni’s two daughters - Cali and Lucy.

Learn more at DivinityFineCatering.com and CalluciEventHouse.com. Both businesses are located in the heart of Crescent Hill on Frankfort Ave.


Jamie Estes
Estes Public Relations

Jamie Estes has 26 years’ experience in promoting restaurants, food and beverage companies, hotels and chefs nationally. The all-female powerhouse team that she has created has opened 100+ restaurants and launched dozens of successful campaigns for innovative food and spirit brands.. Regionally, EPR represents The Brown Hotel, Barn8, Northern Kentucky Visitors Bureau, Bardstown Bourbon Company, and Decca. EPR clients can be seen in the pages of the New York Times and Garden and Gun and on broadcast networks like CBS Saturday Morning, Bravo and the Food Network.

EPR was named a 2019 “Best Places to Work” and Jamie was named a 2008 Woman Business Owner of Distinction by the NAWBO. She served as founding president of Les Dames d’Escoffier Kentucky, a founding board member of Bourbon Women. Currently, she is on the Advisory Board for the University of Alabama’s School of Communications.

(502) 721-0335 • ESTESPR.COM

Lori Hargis
Fleur de Lis Contracting and Design

“Honestly, my work is my hobby,” says Lori Hargis. “I’m always either searching for flips or working. I love old houses and the challenges of making the best use of space. “I want everyone to know that the process of improving your home doesn’t have to be scary. I think people are so afraid of bad experiences that they put things off and live with situations that they aren’t truly happy with. Everything is fixable, and I will be with you for every step along the way.” She’s a designer as well as a contractor, devoted to helping her clients build a vision for their living space, then making it come to life. Lori is dedi- cated to building trust through constant commu- nication. Thanks to her outgoing personality and commitment to her profession, her clients find her both easy to catch on the phone, as well as to communicate with directly.

Lori is a mom with a daughter attending U of L and a son at UK. She leads a team that’s like an extension of her family, dedicated to making big things happen, and even beyond that, she’s got top experts at her fingertips to fast track dreams into reality. When Lori goes to work for her clients, you will find her on the site guiding the process, step by step.

You can find out more about what Lori can do for you by calling her directly at 502.309.4342. She will be happy to hear from you.


Lauren Downs
Keller Williams Louisville East

Lauren Downs brings a background in architecture to her career as a realtor, she’s ready to put her drafting experience to work for you. “I have a real passion for design,” she says. “I love to take the stress out of the process for my clients by helping them come up with exactly what they are looking for in their new homes. I’m here to guide them to the perfect spaces, where they can live and grow happily.”

With an engaging personality, Lauren is dedicated to making every step along the way as simple as possible- even fun. To put her to work for you, visit ldowns. kw.com or call (502) 595-8065.

(502) 595-8065 • LDOWNS.KW.COM

Amy Stone & Miranda Sommer
Reve Body Sculpting and The Metabolic Reset

As they say, an ounce of protection is worth a pound of cure. Two qualified experts have formed a partnership between their two groundbreaking practices, and the expertise that they have to offer can change your life forever.

When it comes to your health, Rêve Body Sculpting can improve, not just your appearance, but also your overall physical well-being. The Rêve technique utilizes LED lights and is all-natural, noninvasive, nonintrusive, and nonpainful. “It’s always wise to invest in your health,” says Amy Stone, the owner of Rêve in Louisville. “We’re here to help you along on your journey wherever you start. If you need to lose 100 pounds or five, we are here to help you.”

Amy is now partnering with Practitioner Miranda Sommer, FDN-P, an expert in the field of Nutrition and Functional Medicine. “This is a complete nutrition and lifestyle blueprint for health,” Miranda says. “The Metabolic Reset is an individualized education, coaching, and support program. It’s designed to transform your lifestyle and habits, allowing you to lose weight and keep it off. It produces an average of 20-30 pounds of weight loss in six weeks with minimal exercise, just real food. Both of these revolutionary, individualized programs help you reach your health goals, and together, there is no faster way to natural and sustainable fat loss.”

You can find out more at TheMetabolicReset.net and ReveBodySculpting.com. Amy is available at (502) 709-4492. Miranda is at (502) 727-3393.



Posted on 2020-03-06 by by Rocko Jerome | Photos by Dick Arnspiger