2019 Guide to Local

. May 31, 2019.
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You’ve likely shopped at or used the services of these local businesses, but perhaps you don’t know the people involved with them. We wanted to change that. Community is about bringing people together. It’s about neighbors helping neighbors. Here are a few local businesses and organizations we want you to get to know better.

The Cinnamon Stick Diner and Pie Bakery

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Becky Drayton, Owner
facebook.com/thecinnamonsticksylvania

What does your business sell?
Hand-crafted pies, but we have currently paused our pie production while we relocate to another baking site in Bowling Green, Ohio. Once the transition is complete we will begin pie production again. Please continue to follow us on Facebook to stay updated on exciting new changes.

What gives you the greatest sense of accomplishment?
After a hard days work, knowing that you and your staff created a quality product that people thoroughly enjoy and share with their friends and family during milestone moments.

What’s the last book you read?
Elizabeth The Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch.

What’s your favorite way to spend the weekend?
Outside; no matter the weather.

Frankel Dentistry

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Jon Frankel, owner
Toledo: 5012 Talmadge Rd., 419-474-9611.
Maumee: 4359 Keystone Dr., 419-893-0221
jonfrankeldentistry.com

What does your business do?
Frankel Dentistry serves the Toledo community through dentistry with an always better approach.

What are the two biggest reasons for your company’s success?
Frankel Dentistry offers the best dental experience by following an always better philosophy and displaying authentic gratitude. We are changing lives one smile at a time by serving the Toledo area through dedication to our patients and offering free dental services twice a year.

What gives you the greatest sense of accomplishment?
Since 1946 when my father started Frankel Dentistry we have served the Toledo community through dentistry with an always better approach.

How do you achieve a balance between work and personal life?
I push myself as hard as possible at work and kick back and relax at home.

What’s your favorite Toledo food?
Tony Packo’s Original Pickles and Peppers.

Advanced Specialty Hospitals

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Denise M. Wayne, CEO
1015 Garden Lake Pwky., 419-381-0037.

What does your business do?
Health care services as a long-term acute care specialty hospital.

What are the two biggest reasons for your company’s success?
A team of experienced, dedicated and caring individuals provide acute care to patients who are ready to move from the short term acute care hospitals but are not ready to go home to a rehab facility or a nursing home. All of our nurses are RNs with ACLS certification and all of our respiratory therapists are ACLS certified as well. We do provide outstanding PT, OT and speech therapy, along with nutritional support. The physicians on staff are those from the community and all our rooms are private. We are the only LTACH that can guarantee a private room through the patient’s entire hospitalization.

What gives you the greatest sense of accomplishment?
Outstanding patient outcomes and patient satisfaction that meets or exceeds the national average.

How do you achieve a balance between work and personal life?
Both are family so it is easy! Simply prioritize and give yourself and both of your families the love and attention they require.

The Lakewoods Apartment Homes

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Edith Miller
2125 Arlington Ave. | 419-380-5253 | lakewoodsapts.com

What does your business do?
The Lakewood Apartments have been available since January 2000 in the former Maumee Valley Hospital. This luxury community of apartment homes for people 55 and older have been carefully remodeled under historic guidelines preserving much of the 1930 architecture.

What gives you the greatest sense of accomplishment?
Seeing the residents succeed in daily life— having fun and participating in all the activities we offer.

What are you passionate about right now?
I am passionate about keeping people in their own homes. We offer a variety of services and activities to keep them here and form new friendships. We also provide housing for low-income individuals.

What’s your favorite way to spend the weekend?
Doing jigsaw puzzles— at least 1,000 pieces!

Mahaffey & Associates LLC

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Attorneys & Counselors at Law Ty Mahffey, Esq.
8527 Central Ave. | 419-829-2255 | yourlocalattorneys.com

What does your business do?
We are attorneys.

What are the two biggest reasons for your company’s success?
Hard work and teamwork.

What gives you the greatest sense of accomplishment?
Knowing that we help people.

What are some small things that make your life better?
People acknowledging and appreciating what you do for them.

What’s your favorite Toledo food?
QQ Kitchen.

What job would you be doing if you weren’t running your own business?
Comedian.

What’s your favorite way to spend the weekend?
Spending time with my family and friends and boating.

What’s the number of unread emails you have each day?
None.

What lesson do you wish you had learned sooner?
The importance of studying.

What’s the last book you read?
Sun Tzu’s The Art of War.

Heather Downs Country Club

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Dan Sutton, Director of Golf
3910 Heatherdowns Blvd. | 419-385-0248 | Heatherdowns.com

What does your business do?
We offer a semi-private golf course, specializing in daily fee golf, golf outings, golf leagues, golf instruction, weddings, banquets, meetings and parties.

What are the two biggest reasons for your company’s success?
At Heather Downs, we treat all guests and patrons well and have great relationships with them. Our clubhouse facilities and golf course are first class.

What gives you the greatest sense of accomplishment?
Receiving compliments from our guests and seeing them leave happy.

How do you achieve a balance between work and personal life?
Work hard and play hard. Make sure I am taking care of the business and operations, yet have time to laugh every day.

What are some small things that make your life better?
Seeing a friend or acquaintance for the first time in a while, and catching up with them.

What’s the last book you read?
How Champions Think by Dr. Bob Rotella.

Orchard Villa

Maria (Rec Therapy Director), Frankie (therapy dog), Bill Booth and Donna Achter.

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2841 Munding Dr., Oregon | 419-697-4100

What does your business do?
Orchard Villa is a 136 bed facility with private rooms for rehab and LTC residents. We offer many services to our residents, including: inpatient dialysis unit and many rounding physicians to take care of their needs.

What gives you the greatest sense of accomplishment?
Hearing stories about our residents, like William Booth, also known as Bill. He wasn’t expecting a long stay when he admitted to Orchard Villa in January of 2018 for a short-term rehabilitation. As circumstances changed in Bill’s life, he made the decision to move into the long-term care wing here. He was highly impressed initially and is still satisfied with his current care in long term. Bill says, “knowing I’m being well taken care of here by the staff makes me feel like we are all a big family” Bill describes his life in the LTC unit as the best and overall, he could not be happier. When asked to describe himself, Bill said he is friendly, happy, and a bit mysterious. He would also describe himself as being sentimental and caring. The 3 things you can always find in Bill’s refrigerator include: pop, condiments, and more pop! His absolute favorite food in Toledo is just about anything at Lucky’s restaurant. Some of Bills favorite activities within Orchard Villa include making friends with residents and staff, participating and calling bingo, enjoying lunch bunch groups, going on outings, and attending activities within the recreation therapy department. We love that we can make Bills life a little bit better, it is a joy to have him as part of our Orchard Villa family.

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Nick Carpenter, Owner
130 Oakdale Ave. | 419-478-1582 | fixmyoldtractor.com
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What are the two biggest reasons for your company’s success?
Attention to detail and customer satisfaction.

What gives you the greatest sense of accomplishment?
Looking back after completing a job, taking the whole project in.

How do you achieve a balance between work and personal life?
Ha ha!! That’s funny. Unfortunately as a small business they run into themselves quite often. My family is also apart of all I do which I am grateful for!

What are some small things that make your life better?
Family movie night, Game of Thrones, Walking Dead and pizza delivery!

What’s your favorite Toledo food?
Can’t pass up a good pizza joint or taco venue. Can’t pick one specific but as far as pizza, my top three are J Cups, Bambinos and Hungry Howies.

What job would you be doing if you weren’t running your own business?
Start another one….LOL!!

What’s your favorite way to spend the weekend?
Work during the day and hang out with the family at night.

Great Lakes Audiology

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Clint D. Keifer, Au.D., CCC-A, Doctor of Audiology/Owner
3780 King Rd., Suite 2C | 419-327-2273 (EAR-CARE) GLAudiology.com

What does your business do?
Ear and hearing wellness, products, and services.

What are the two biggest reasons for your company’s success?
We enjoy wonderful long-term relationships with our patients and clients that are developed out of a caring, individualized approach which is embraced by our entire staff. In turn, the support and positive word-of-mouth has steadily gained momentum and has helped our reputation grow organically.

How do you achieve a balance between work and personal life?
With three children ages 4, 4, and 1 and a busy practice where each of us wears many “hats”, it sometimes seems like a daily work-in-progress. So, maybe the answer is by taking it one day at a time!

Registry Bistro

Co - Owners Vickie Rapp & Erika Rapp

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Co-Owner Erika Rapp
144 N Superior St. | 419-725-0444 | Registrybistro.com

What does your business do?
Casual Fine Dining Restaurant with focus on Modern Midwest Cuisine & Catering.

What gives you the greatest sense of accomplishment?
Our greatest accomplishments are the relationships we build with guests we serve. Whether it’s in the dining room or in the ballroom these relationships and appreciated experiences mean everything to us. We love being part of both big and small moments in our guest’s lives.

How do you achieve a balance between work and personal life?
It is important to us that all our staff have a healthy work – life balance. In a business where we focus on serving others we at times forget to serve ourselves. For this reason, we are closed Sundays and Mondays to give our staff as well as ourselves a healthy respite so that we can give our guests the best service and experience possible.

What lesson do you wish you had learned sooner?
“You can’t be everything to everyone” It is necessary to define who you are as a company, for us a restaurant. And stay your course stay your vision and maintain a consistent identity.

What’s the last book you read?
Blood Bones & Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton.

A&J Landscape Center

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Adam Duncan, Owner
8061 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania.
419-842-TREE (8733) | AandJLandscape.com

What does your business do?
Landscape Service Provider and Retail Garden Center, we sell shrubs, trees, flowers, mulch, topsoil and landscape supplies. Also, we operate a yard waste recycling facility.

What are the two biggest reasons for your company’s success?
Hard work and perseverance.

What gives you the greatest sense of accomplishment?
Reaching and completing goals set for yourself regardless of how long it takes to get there.

How do you achieve a balance between work and personal life?
Learn how to blend the two while providing enough time for both.

What lesson do you wish you had learned sooner?
Bigger isn’t always better.

What’s the last book you read?
A Walk in the Woods.

Wagoner, Wagoner & Associates

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Gregory Wagoner, CFP®, MBA®, CLTC®, Financial Advisor
5954 Renaissance Pl. | 419-842-8488
ameripriseadvisors.com/Gregory.w.wagoner

What does your business offer?
Private Wealth Advisory Practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Financial Services.

What does your business sell?
Financial services.

What gives you the greatest sense of accomplishment?
My greatest sense of accomplishment comes from being able to help people on a daily basis. Seeing someone able to buy a home, pay for a child to go to college, retire comfortably, and achieve many other goals because of my assistance is a wonderful feeling.

What’s your favorite Toledo food?
There are too many amazing Toledo foods to choose just one. Ventura’s, J&G’s, and Barry’s Bagels are definitely my favorites; I’m always excited for a meal at any of them!

What’s your favorite way to spend the weekend?
My favorite way to spend the weekend with a bike ride, relaxing by the water, and a nice casual dinner with friends and family.

NAMI Greater Toledo

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Olivia Barhorst, Development Coordinator
2753 W. Central Ave. | 419-243-1119 | namitoledo.org

What does your organization do?
Mental Health Resource Center.

How do you achieve a balance between work and personal life?
I really believe that work and life balance is so important. I refuse to check emails after 5pm and allow myself to unwind before going in the next day.

What are some small things that make your life better?
Making lists keep me organized and networking helps to make new professional friends and connections.

What is your favorite Toledo food?
I am a huge fan of Manhattans and to finish with some Mr. Freeze.

What job would you be doing if you were not running your own business?
I would love to be able to be a dog sitter. Dogs make me so happy and being surrounded by them all day seems to be the perfect way to spend my time.

What’s your favorite way to spend the weekend?
I love to relax and explore Toledo with my boyfriend. He is from the area so we are always able to find something new and fun to do.

What’s the number of unread emails you have each day?
I keep my inbox as up to date as possible – my goal is zero!

Vibrant Life Senior Living Temperance

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Molly DeLucia, Director of Marketing and Admissions
667 W. Sterns Rd., Temperance | 734-847-3217

What does your business do?
Temperance is an Assisted Living and Memory Care community in Temperance, MI. You can find us at 667 W. Sterns Rd in Temperance, although we have 3 buildings total here in Temperance.

What are the two biggest reasons for your company’s success?
Vibrant Life is successful because we focus on quality of life for our folks, instead of only providing them with wonderful care. The second reason for our success is our team, frankly. We have the most incredible group of people who have so much passion for what they do and the people we get the privilege to serve. As I type this, the group is singing “Lean on Me” together. You can’t make this stuff up!

What gives you the greatest sense of accomplishment?
I love seeing someone new move in, especially if they’re a little reluctant, thrive as they settle in and open up. Seeing their family relax and enjoy as their loved one gets comfortable is the very best part of my job!

What are some small things that make your life better?
I have a Golden Retriever named Maddie and a Great Pyrenees/Golden mix named Touchdown that are so much fun! Also, playing Mario Kart or kayaking with my husband.

The Glendale Assisted Living

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Linda Johnson, Executive Director
5020 Ryan Rd. | 419-389-0800 | glendaleassistedliving.com

What are the two biggest reasons for your company’s success?
Our business’ success comes from providing the best personalized care at an affordable rate and a great activities program.

What gives you the greatest sense of accomplishment?
Coaching my employees to do better and setting high standards.

How do you achieve a balance between work and personal life?
Great time management.

What are some small things that make your life better?
Friends/Family.

What lesson do you wish you had learned sooner?
Lead by example.

What is the last book you read?
Nicholas Sparks.

Sunset Retirement Communities

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Gayle Young, Executive Director of Sales and Marketing
4040 Indian Rd. | 419-724-1225
sunset-communities.org

What does your organization do?
Established in 1871, Sunset Communities is an independent, nonprofit organization that offers assisted living and healthcare at Sunset House; assisted living, healthcare, and memory support at Sunset Village; independent living apartments at The Woodlands; active-living homes at Fieldstone Villas; and hospice and palliative care through our Ashanti Hospice service.

What are the two biggest reasons for your company’s success?
Our dedicated employees and our residents and their families.

What gives your organization the greatest sense of accomplishment?
Providing a wonderful place for our residents to live, in buildings filled with a variety of life enriching activities.

Maumee Antique Mall

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1552 S. Reynolds Rd., Maumee
419-893-2468 | maumeeantiquemall.com

There’s only one place in Toledo where you’ll find first edition, classic comic books, Civil War memorabilia, and mid-century furniture— the Maumee Antique Mall. Boasting over 2.75 acres and items from dozens of vendors, this a destination for shoppers of all ages. Since home upgrades are often costly, a trip the Maumee Antique Mall is a perfect solution for finding something an object with history that will be new to your home. Enjoy a nostalgic stroll through the Mall and look for beautiful vases, decor, accents, and more— including furniture— to bring something new into your home.

Artistic Memorials LTD

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Jeff Pettit, CM
12551 Jefferson St., Perrysburg | 419-873-0433
5552 Woodville Rd., Northwood | 419-693-0433
artisticmemorials.net

What does your business do?
We sell memories in stone….tombstones.

What are the two biggest reasons for your company’s success?
I refuse to fail and when things are going well, I don’t forget to thank my team behind the scenes…. Helping someone design their memorial to honor their loved one. With so many things in today’s society “throw away” the product I deliver will last forever. You can’t say that about too many things today.

What is your favorite Toledo restaurant?
Scramblers…..turkey club wrap.

What would you be doing if you weren’t running your own business?
Carpenter. I love working and building with my hands.

What do you enjoy doing on weekends?
Riding my Goldwing or Indian motorcycle.

What lesson do you wish you had learned sooner?
Should’ve started my business sooner.

Forté Music School

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Virgil Lupu, director and owner
3208 W. Sylvania Ave. | 419-540-0070 | FortéMusic419.com

What does your business do?
Forté Music School offers one on one music lessons for all instruments, voice, stage presence, musical theatre, for children and adults, beginners to advanced. We have the largest and most professional faculty to choose from in one location! Choose from our 35+ experienced, fun, patient, and dedicated teachers who can teach any style of music, from Classical to Rock, in Voice / Singing, Piano / Keyboard, Violin, Viola, Cello, Upright Bass, Guitar (Electric, Bass, Acoustic, Classical), Banjo, Mandolin, Drums, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Euphonium, Saxophone, Flute, Recorder, Clarinet, Oboe, etc. We are open 7 days a week and offer a wide range of available lesson times. We have a large professional facility, a retail store, a comfortable waiting area, a large parking lot, observation windows on all doors, and a warm and friendly atmosphere that will immediately make you feel like home. Enrollment is open year round, with month-to-month tuition. Pay $22.50 for your first lesson to make sure you love the school and the teacher, and after that, pay $90 monthly for 4 30 minute lessons each month. Visit our website to see what students and parents are saying about the school. Forté Music School has a proven track record since 2006, offering quality music lessons year round in the Toledo area. Our full-time mission is teaching music lessons trusted by over 2,700 families for over 13 years.

What gives you the greatest sense of accomplishment?
The school has grown so much lately that we had to extend their parking lot in the summer of 2018.

What are the two biggest reasons for your company’s success?
With over 100 years of family history in music, critically acclaimed violinist and director Virgil Lupu brings his belief in the value of music education to the forefront of the School’s mission. As director and owner, Mr. Lupu has assembled a team of professional musicians who share his passion and enthusiasm for quality music education. Forté also does thorough background check for all of their teachers and staff and have observation windows in all their classroom doors. The entire facility is under video/audio surveillance, to ensure the highest level of comfort and security for their students and parents.

Moongate Luxury Adult Living

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Susan Soda, co-owner
930 Soda Park Dr., Temperance, MI.
734-847-7879 | moongateadultliving.com

What does your business do?
My husband Dan and I bought our first building in 2000 and opened Moongate Adult Living, off of Lewis Avenue, in 2001. A few years later in 2004, we opened our new facility, Moongate South, which contains 26 one bedroom and 38 two bedroom apartments. Our original facility, Moongate North, offers 22 one bedroom and 28 two bedroom apartments.

What are the two biggest reasons for your company’s success?
We both saw the need for quality independent living apartments for the Temperance and North Toledo area and were able to provide it.

What gives you the greatest sense of accomplishment?
The people. We enjoy the business very much and have so many wonderful people living at Moongate.

Royal Deli Foods

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Nancy Avalos, President
112 W. Front St., Perrysburg.
419-874-7451 | royaldelifoods.com

What does your business do?
Home delivered senior meals.

What are the two biggest reasons for your company’s success?
Our employees and our customers are the only reason we are able to successfully do what we do.

What gives you the greatest sense of accomplishment?
People asking for us by name and knowing who we are – along with compliments from the people who send us referrals.

What are some small things that make your life better?
Being a family business and having my family with me every day helping to make us successful.

What’s the number of unread emails you have each day?
I really try to read every email. I have tons of unanswered emails every day because I lose track of who was answered. But every email gets looked at.

Tougen Japanese Restaurant

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Jonathan Ng, owner
7414 W. Central Ave. | 419-720-1098.
red-fork.com/TougenToledo

What are the two biggest reasons for your company’s success?
Pride in good tasting food and good customer service. We are grateful to all our customers who came in and support us. And to show that, we try our very best to remember all our customer’s names and what they had the last time they visited us. So the minute they walk through the door, They have the VIP feeling. Because that is what my customers are. VIP!

What gives you the greatest sense of accomplishment?
When people who tried my food and said “ Compliments to the Chef “ and right before they walk out and say, “ See you tomorrow.”

How do you achieve a balance between work and personal life?
I don’t. I pretty much work 24 hours a day. Even when I’m sleeping, I dream of working. That’s why I’m still single!

What job would you be doing if you weren’t running your own business?
Definitely will still be working in a Japanese restaurant.

What are some small things that make your life better?
I haven’t really given it much thought. My Mom once taught me, “Stress doesn’t find you. You find stress.” Personally, when you try to achieve things to make your life better, even small things, you give yourself a certain amount of stress. So I’m always content with what I have.

What’s your favorite Toledo food?
Unfortunately, ever since I moved to Toledo, I haven’t been able to go around to try other places.

What’s your favorite way to spend the weekend?
Being in the restaurant business, I haven’t had a chance to have a weekend to myself. Hoping for a day when I can answer this question.

Beacon Assoc.

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Rhonda L. Wise, Vice President
1755 Indian Wood Circ., Suite 200, Maumee
419-482-0280 | beaconexperts.com

What does your business do?
Financial planning, Financial insurance products, Social Security maximization, Medicare Supplements, Medicare advantage plans, and Marketplace Health insurance.

What are the two biggest reasons for your company’s success?
Doing what’s right for the client regardless of compensations- we listen to our clients’ needs to construct plans that fit their lifestyle and financial needs. Our clients are our number one priority. When you do the right thing for others— good things happen for you.

What gives you the greatest sense of accomplishment?
We have helped some 4,000 veterans over the last 12 years obtain the Aid and Attendance pension, which allowed veterans to help offset living expenses associated with living in an assisted living community. These Veterans served our country— it is an honor to have been able to help them in their time of need.

Ryan Pharmacy & Orthopedic Supply

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Timothy Ryan
3340 Dorr St. | 419-531-2836 | Ryanpharmacy.com

What gives you the greatest sense of accomplishment?
The best part of the business is the customers. There are so many people that struggle with daily activities. When we can help them live a better life everyday, that makes it all worthwhile.

What are the two biggest reasons for your company’s success?
Our employees have the knowledge and compassion for others to really make a difference.

What are some small things that make your life better?
Toledoans are very loyal to a business if you treat them with dignity and respect. That is what we try to do at our store. That is what helps to keep the doors open.

What’s your favorite way to spend the weekend?
Sitting by the pool with good friends, listening to good music, and enjoying the day.

What job would you be doing if you weren’t running your own business?
I was considering going into teaching. In fact, I was just about done with my master’s in education when my father, who began the businesses, asked me to come back to work for him. I made the right decision for me.

Myers Fireplace & Patio

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808 N. Reynolds Rd. | 419-531-9789 | myersfireplaceandpatio.com

Myers Fireplace, a family-owned business since 1954, is ready to help you design your Outdoor Living area. Trending this year are outdoor kitchens and fireplaces. These can come complete with a grill, storage drawers, refrigerator, sink, trash bin and paper towel holder.

This locally-owned company can custom build whatever size works for your area. From elegant to simple, Myers has an outdoor fireplace for your home. Many of these projects are in the works now so stop in today and get your project underway.

Make your outdoor space complete with patio furniture and umbrellas. The Toledo business has a great selection, quality and huge savings this spring! Make Myers Fireplace & Patio your first stop when improving your outdoor space this season.

NOMS CPW Healthcare

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Jim Vitale, PT
3130 Central Park West Dr., Ste. A.
419-841-9622 | nomshealthcare.com

What does your business do?
Physical rehabilitation and medical fitness programming.

What are the two biggest reasons for your company’s success?
Since entering private practice outpatient physical therapy 34 years ago, I learned how important it was to listen, be responsive to the needs of the patient, and provide a meaningful service each visit. This approach remains particularly valuable in the current lifestyle of so many when their time devoted to themselves has become more limited and precious. We all want to be treated with competence and respect. Being able to facilitate an improvement in the quality of life and see someone gain back the activity they desire, continues to produce a profound sense of accomplishment.

How do you achieve a balance between work and personal life?
I once read that a true work/life balance means when at work give it 100%, and when busy at life give 100% as well. Being fully committed to our patients, my co-workers, and the community generally remain priorities every work day. Did we do our best today and still enjoy the experience? Away from work, it is so important to live in that moment and appreciate what you have. My wife, our children and grandchildren, families and friends remain sources of fun, satisfaction and support. Irreplaceable.

What’s your favorite way to spend the weekend?
To relax I enjoy yard work, sports, cooking, and sitting quietly on the deck in an Adirondack chair with a book and a cold beverage. Weekends are a time to unwind, recharge and enjoy family.

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