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Jacksonville, FL --- Ann Sabbag created Health Designs, Inc. in 1995 with the hope of delivering health and wellness programs to corporations. At the time, Ms. Sabbag worked as a Wellness Coordinator for Bellsouth and saw first-hand how the wellness program benefitted employees.  Ms. Sabbag was passionate about health and wellness and decided that she could have more impact on the field if she started her own business. Health Designs, Inc. now provides employee health assessments, biometric screenings, and face-to-face health coaching to hundreds of companies in 22 States throughout the Southeast and Midwest.

Ms. Sabbag is the winner of the 2012 Small Business Person of the Year award for both the North Florida District and the State of Florida. Health Designs. Inc. was nominated by the Small Business Development Center at the University of North Florida.  The Small Business Person of the Year in every State will be invited to Washington D.C. to compete for the national... Read More

Jacksonville, Fla. - Hester Taylor Clark, President of the Hester Group started the company in 1998 from her home. Today the company has over 25 employees throughout Florida, Mississippi and Virginia. Founded as a public relations and community outreach agency, its core services include public involvement, advertising and public relations. In 2009, the company began working in the government sector and is currently under contract to provide program management support to the United States Food and Drug Administration and the United States Navy.


Ms. Clark’s story started 24 years ago, when her infant son was in need of a liver transplant. In an effort to save her son’s life, she reached out to the public and media for help. On May 1, 1987, her 10-month-old son received a liver transplant, and today he is a healthy young man.


The Hester Group has worked with the SBA in many instances including SCORE counseling and training, Women’s Business Center... Read More