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Columbia, SC native, Reshieka Bell is a woman of many talents. Bell joined the Columbia Fire Department in 2005. Being with the department for over 11 years has resulted in her wearing many hats. Bell currently holds a Fire Analyst position. Bell’s tenure and experience has allowed her to not only understand the ins-and-outs of managing the administrative side of fire service, but the importance of fire safety and protecting the lives of the Columbia-Richland areas. With a host of certifications under her belt, Bell continues to seek training to better assist in the managing of the Columbia Fire Department.
In 2007, Bell graduated Cum Laude with her Bachelors of Arts Degree in Business Management from Limestone College. Bell followed by obtaining her MBA from University of Phoenix, being one of the youngest graduates in her graduating class. Bell has earned various prestigious awards: International Scholar, National Dean’s List and Who’s Who among Students in National Colleges & Universities, to name a few. In 2008, Bell pursued her dreams of owning a women’s boutique, in addition to, maintaining her full-time career.
In 2014, Bell’s dreams of having her own business succeeded. Bell launched Fashion Forward Mobile Boutique, South Carolina’s first-ever fashion truck. A business that started in the trunk of her car in 2008, has now expanded to a 24ft bread truck, transformed into a fully-functioning boutique, equipped with a dressing room and vanity area on board the truck. The Fashion Forward Mobile Boutique has established itself as a go-to for the latest fashion and styling needs; providing services such as style assessments and personal shopping, truck-shows, home parties and various city events. With advanced technology, social media has allowed prominent feedback of the traveling boutique earning her awards and recognitions such as The 2015 People’s Choice Awards-Best Entrepreneur and Black Expo’s Young, Black and Talented 2015. With innovation, Bell is paving the way for a new approach to retail and shopping , a mobile retail truck, better known as the fashion truck.