Female Entrepreneurs Spotlight

Collider is passionate about sharing the stories of local business owners and is excited to partner with Rochester Women Magazine to highlight female entrepreneurs through this column. To read more about these women and their businesses, go to collider.mn/our-stories.

Emma Jeanson 

Emma Jeanson Photography

Through her photography, Emma works hard to “capture your most candid moments,” whether that be for family photos, senior portraits, newborns, engagements, branding photos or weddings. Emma finds the feedback of her clients to be the most rewarding part of her work.

“It’s always my main goal to take photos that my clients will love, to understand what they were looking for and make that happen for them.”

Amber Berry 

A Berry Hair 

Amber Berry is a hair and makeup artist of over 20 years and has run her own studio out of Sola Salon Studios for the last 10, specializing in bridal hair and makeup. Always pushed by a desire to be creative and artistic in her work, Amber enjoys playing with out-of-the-box hairstyles and make-up to help create a striking effect.       

“I love opportunities to do styled shoots and put together vivid colors for fun, wild looks.”

Meghann Southwick 

Brand Pop and Ballsy

Meghann fulfilled a longtime dream of starting her own business in 2020 when she launched Brand Pop, her event coordination and branding agency. With a strong background in professional event coordination, she is passionate about working with her clients to fulfill their vision, as well as cultivate strong connections to local businesses and bring vibrancy to the Rochester community. 

In addition to Brand Pop, Meghann also runs Ballsy, her nut butter ball business. “We only use healthy, clean ingredients to craft our balls and pride ourselves on the nutritiously delicious flavor. We believe that when you put good things in your body, you feel good and have more energy to be totally BA in your own way!”

“Events are so powerful. In a post-pandemic world, it is so important to show that events aren’t dying and that they are vital to bringing people back together.” 

Shelly Walker 

[Switch] Fitness

As a longtime fitness enthusiast, Shelly learned at an early age that movement can be a big catalyst for change in many areas of life and has a strong desire to use that knowledge to empower other women through their fitness journeys. [Switch] Fitness is a female-focused gym, and Shelly is passionate about creating a community that meets the health and wellness needs of women.

“Watching the women here start to build up belief in themselves and watching their confidence shine through is just amazing.” ::

About Author

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Corrie is the director of communications at Collider, an assistant floral designer and an independent photographer. In her spare time she enjoys reading, running, hiking and time spent with her friends, husband and dog, Lou.

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