In the fall of 2010, Collaborative member and marketing design guru, Nicole Worth, launched a new company with her friend and business partner, Veronic Hindo. As a fashionable business owner and mom, Nicole found that she was always in search of hip apparel for her sons. With a mission to create unique, stylish, non-toxic and eco-friendly tee shirts for kids, Little Trendstar was born. Tee shirt designs are inspired by the icons and patterns of the established fashion world, making Little Trendstar all about the budding trendsetter.
After only a few months in business, Little Trendstar has already been recognized by numerous fashion and parenting blogs. Nicole and her business partner were invited to take part in the Pre-Golden Globe Boom Boom Room event in Beverly Hills, California taking place this month. This premier gifting suite for celebrity parents showcases the newest and hottest baby and kids products on the market. The Boom Boom Room gifting suite has been dubbed by US Weekly as “The place to be during award season, the only gifting suite celebrities line up to attend.” Congratulations to Little Trendstar and Nicole!
Collaborative member Dr. Michael Mersol-Barg has made the impossible possible. A longtime doctor seeking to advance reproductive choices for women, Michael delivered a child to a local couple who underwent In Vitro Fertilization using a frozen, then thawed, egg. The breakthrough took place at Michael’s Center for Reproductive Medicine and Surgery in Birmingham where is the Director.
Beyond his role at the Center, Michael’s education and experience with reproductive technology is vast. He is board certified in multiple specialties, has received numerous awards for his work, sits on many boards, and was voted one of Hour Magazine’s “Top Docs.”
Explaining this advancement, Michael says, “Now women will have more reproductive choices and IVF procedures can be less complicated. This new freezing technology will give older women, those who want to postpone pregnancy and cancer patients more reproductive choices and allow them to extend their biological clock.”
Worldwide, only 1,500 babies have been born since this egg vitrification procedure was introduced. Michael is proud to oversee the care of five such embryos. Congratulations, Michael!