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The Power of Women in Business

Meet the Entrepreneurs Who Elevate Our Community

Julia Graby
Nina Graby
Sherri Dasilva


These three sisters are a central part of a family business that has long held the inherent ability to bring a vision to life. Julia, Nina, and Sherri are the powerhouse team behind the continued success of Fountains at Gateway in Murfreesboro. They use their experience in IT, business, and event venue management to continue growing this unique development. 

Fountains at Gateway is a retail district and corporate office complex that is truly enjoyed by all. It is home to dozens of Murfreesboro's favorite restaurants and retailers and multiple studio office spaces. Julia, Nina, and Sherri work hard to ensure Fountains at Gateway maintains the family-centric environment it is well-known for by hosting events like Movies Under the Stars in the summer, Ice-skating in the winter, and much more throughout the year. 

The future for Fountains at Gateway includes building ample space for additional retail tenants and corporate offices. It will also be the future home of Atrium at Fountains Murfreesboro, a luxury condo community. It's because of the bold work ethic of these three women that Fountains has quickly become one of Murfreesboro's brightest gems. 


 

Sheri Morgan


Sheri Morgan owns Tri-Star Title & Escrow in Murfreesboro. She has diligently served Murfreesboro and its surrounding counties with all their closing needs since her business began in 2005. Tri-Star Title & Escrow is the closing expert dealing in real estate loans of all types. 

Before owning her own business, Sheri worked in corporate America, where she would eventually realize her need for a new start. She soon found herself under the guidance of a friend who asked her to work at her title company. Sheri quickly learned the ins and outs of owning a title company, and from there, Tri-Star Title & Escrow was developed. 

Sheri has built up Tri-Star Title & Escrow as a successful and dependable business that our community can count on. Sheri credits her strong, all-female team for Tri-Star's ongoing ability to meet the needs of families and businesses in Murfreesboro and beyond. 

Kelli Beam


For the past 16 years, Kelli Beam has served as the Vice President of Membership Development for the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce. She has made it her duty to ensure that she is the best resource for the businesses of our county and the people who run them. "Everything I've ever done has led me to this role," Kelli explains. She credits her past positions in small business, restaurants, commercial real estate, communications, and staffing as the stepping stones that guided her into a career that would change her life. 

The real drive behind Kelli's dedicated work is to give back to a community that has shown only love and acceptance to her family- her two children, Drew and Carlee, and husband, Jason. Kelli's daughter, Carlee, has Spinal Muscular Atrophy and is continuously uplifted throughout the community, which has become a powerful source of support along her journey. Kelli and Jason's children are a true testament to this community. For that, Kelli will continue to build up Rutherford County and strive to make it an excellent place for people to thrive. 

Lacey Wilkins


Lacey Wilkins found her passion for helping women and children experiencing homelessness while working on the homelessness services response team as a maternal-child nurse. In 2016 Lacey began volunteering with Stepping Stones Safe Haven in Murfreesboro, and in 2019 she decided to take on the role of executive director for Stepping Stones. 

Lacey serves with the intention of helping women and children experiencing homelessness not only find housing but also help them remain housed. "We're working to help you be equipped in that journey... we're staying connected and engaged to help you troubleshoot when things pop up." 

One of the most significant efforts Lacey and her team are earnestly working to implement is helping the community understand how to assist our neighbors and homeless individuals in ways beyond actions like donating clothes to charity. She reminds us that homelessness isn't limited to addiction or domestic violence. It could be a single mother without a safety net or someone facing a job loss. Lacey understands that real change happens when we work together to achieve a more significant collective impact.

Danielle Gallipoli


Growing up near the Culinary Institute of America in New York only fueled Danielle's childhood dreams of becoming a chef. She would eventually graduate with a bachelor's degree in Baking and Pastry Arts from the school that inspired her as a young girl. And in 2017, Danielle opened Doodles Sweat Treats in New York. 

When Danielle and her husband, Charlie, relocated to Murfreesboro, they brought Doodles with them. They opened the doors in 2022 to reestablish what is now Doodle's Kitchen and Bakery in Murfreesboro. Danielle cherishes each opportunity to bring authentic Italian-New York cuisine to Murfreesboro and share with a community that has made her and her family feel so welcome in a town so far from home. 

You can expect to find everything from freshly made sandwiches for on-the-go to family meals and precooked casseroles ready to be taken home to heat and enjoy! Of course, this pastry chef has your sweet tooth covered with fresh pastries and baked goods prepared daily. Doodles Kitchen and Bakery is undoubtedly leaving its mark and making Murfreesboro a sweet place to be! 

"Success is only meaningful and enjoyable if it feels like your own" - Michelle Obama

“There is no better personal development tool than running your own business.”- Ali Brown

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