Susie and Laura’s personalities are infectious; put them together and you will instantly see the synergy – they finish each other’s thoughts and sentences. Susie (the blond) is an interior designer and owns Allens Home, a local family-owned independent furniture store. She’s a passionate arts supporter and community volunteer (she and Laura have that in common). Laura (the brunette) works in business development for the Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecure firm. She has been there since the firm began, and helped create CO-LAB, a shared workspace that is home to creative artists and non-profits. She’s also a mom and grandmother to new grandchild.