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One of the best ways to bolster our area economy is to keep your money close to home. Supporting local businesses and organizations allows you to enjoy higher quality products and services, and boost the community’s economy.

Orchard Villa

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

(L-R) Bruce Daskal (CEO), Sharon Daskal, Caroline Sharvit (Corporate Dietitian), and Eliav Sharvit (General Counsel).
(L-R) Bruce Daskal (CEO), Sharon Daskal, Caroline Sharvit (Corporate Dietitian), and Eliav Sharvit (General Counsel).

Our Family Caring for Yours

Legacy Health Services is family owned and operated, with the family’s third generation now involved in the management team. Over fifty years ago with one facility on Chester Avenue in Cleveland, Alex and Ester Daskal worked tirelessly in dietary, laundry and housekeeping.

In the 1960s, Mr. Daskal partnered with several family members to purchase what is today known as Broadview Multi-Care Center. Over the next decade, the small company expanded by adding two facilities, one of which is now Pleasantview Care Center.

Bruce Daskal, current CEO, joined the family business in the 1970s. His vision was to grow the company beyond the Parma area. Franklin Plaza was acquired around that time. In the 1980s, Pleasant Lake Villa was the first facility built by Legacy Health Services from the ground up.

Legacy built and opened Orchard Villa in 1996, Legacy Place Twinsburg in 1998 and Parkside Villa in 2001, as well as continuing to expand and renovate facilities within the company. Wickliffe Country Place was added in 2007.

In an effort to continue to meet the growing needs of the community, affiliate companies providing hospice, home health care and nurse practitioner services were also created. Most recently, Mapleview Country Villa was built in Chardon, Ohio in 2015.

Currently, Legacy Health Services employs over 2,500 individuals and manages over 1,800 nursing home and assisted living beds.

Our Family Caring for Yours is as true today as it was when Mr. Daskal started his first facility over fifty years ago. The number of lives touched by Legacy Health Services continues to grow as the company provides the highest quality of life to those it serves.

Mahaffey & Associates

8527 W Central Ave, Toledo
419-829-2255 |

Ty Mahaffey, Attorney at Law.
Ty Mahaffey, Attorney at Law.

Why Toledo? The Toledo area is a great place to plant roots. It’s proximity to the River and Lake Erie makes boating and adventures a nice way to unwind and relax. It’s far enough away yet close enough to family and friends.

My business makes an impact goal is always to make the best of the situation and make improvements to people’s lives. People find themselves in a variety of situations and I strive to help them with positive outcomes.

What are you passionate about right now? Developing the Central Avenue area near my office (Sylvania Township). The area has great opportunities for business and residential growth.

Accountable Pavement Maintenance

5610 N Bodi Rd, Oak Harbor
419-307-2262 |

Frank Alcala, President/Owner.
Frank Alcala, President/Owner.

How has the city changed since you started? Toledo has lost many great businesses over the years that were all started by small entrepreneurs and now I see many new small businesses who are making this city come back alive again. I am proud to be a small company in Toledo.

What is one of your funniest memories from the early days of your career? Going to the wrong address and walking away with a project.

What is your favorite aspect of the business? Being accountable for the work that I do and meeting great new
people along the way.

My business makes an impact because…a great driveway sidewalk or parking lot is the first thing people see when they come to your house or place of business.

Skin Laser & Day Spa

7300 Secor Rd #9, Lambertville, MI
734-856-3723 |

Gary Moody, Jr., CMT
Gary Moody, Jr., CMT

Gary Moody Jr. provides therapeutic massage, his area of expertise for over 10 years. He has perfected the art with deep tissue and Swedish massage techniques.

Delighted to service clients with a massage, Gary has worked crossfit marathons with his hands skilled in deep tissue and Swedish massage—both techniques help heal the body and mind while providing relaxation.

After seeing how massage benefited family members with fall injuries, muscle spasms, etc., Gary became a massage therapist. He realized while employed in the nursing field for over 12 years that he wanted to change careers and help others by providing massage and relaxation.

Gary graduated from high school in 1994 in Ohio and became a certified State Tested Nursing Assistant. He graduated from the Professional Skills Institute in Toledo, Ohio, as a massage therapist in 2003. He volunteers his services to elderly and disabled people in the community several times a month.

He plans to continue his education to broaden his skill set by taking additional courses in other forms of massage, continuing to work on improving his craft in an effort to provide excellent customer service.

Gary enjoys spending quality time with family and friends as well as watching and attending sporting events.

Summit Event Center

23 N Summit St, Toledo
419-241-1110 |

Becky Kessler, General Manager
Becky Kessler, General Manager

What was the idea behind The Summit? The building was not being used to its full potential so when the owners,
Destiny Enterprises, bought it in 2016 they wanted to breathe life back into the space with the chance to participate in the restructuring of downtown.

How has the city changed since you started? Toledo has continual additions in business, arts, and music making doing events such a great opportunity! Hopefully with more local living spaces coming in, the festivities will continue to grow with the city.

We make an impact because…we get to fulfill the visions of our clients by customizing the entire atmosphere for their event. We also offer discounts for nonprofits and military serviceman.

Why Toledo? You will do better in Toledo. 🙂

Ryan Pharmacy & Orthopedics Supply

3340 Dorr St, Toledo
419-531-2836 |

Timothy Ryan, President
Timothy Ryan, President

We are second generation. My father opened this business in 1959 at the corner of Byrne & Dorr. We moved to our current location in 1984.

How has the city changed since you started? Toledo has actually shrunk in size since I started working. We have had to market ourselves to the surrounding communities to continue to grow. We now have free delivery all over Toledo and suburbs.

Why Toledo? 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, which helps to keep the doors open.

What are you passionate about right now? Right now, I am passionate about service, with all the retail stores closing and everyone buying on the internet. If we can provide great service at a reasonable price, then we can survive.

Middle East Market & Sidon Restaurant

Sidon: 4625 W Bancroft St, Toledo
419-558-3900 |

Middle East Market: 4623 W. Bancroft St, Toledo
419-531-3999 |

Bahaa Hariri, Owner
Bahaa Hariri, Owner

How did you get your start? Middle East Market began with a passion for helping families find quality Mediterranean groceries in the Toledo area. We offer people a “taste of home” by providing ethnic groceries to those who are familiar with Middle Eastern cuisine. And we offer people who aren’t as familiar with a cultural and culinary experience. Sidon Lebanese Grille & Bakery opened two years ago to create a space where families could come in, relax and enjoy delicious authentic Lebanese cuisine.

Why Toledo? Toledo is a wonderful city filled with opportunities for entrepreneurs. We are so appreciative of the Toledo community for their continued support over the last 13 years. There has long been a high demand for Mediterranean cuisine here and continues to grow as people become more health-conscious.

What are you passionate about right now? Perfecting what we have and building on that. As a family, we’re passionate about paying it forward. We have been blessed with a successful business, now we want to make sure we have a positive impact on the community.

Visiting Angels

7110 W Central Ave #A, Toledo
419-517-7000 |

Troy Hendricks, Director.
Troy Hendricks, Director.

Are you a first-generation business? Yes, Tamera Riggs started the business in 2007.

What is your favorite aspect of Visiting Angels? Allowing seniors to age gracefully in the comfort of their own homes in a safe and secure manner.

Share one of your favorite memories of customer interaction? Seeing the sense of relief from a client’s family as we provide the in-home care their loved one needs, allowing the family to fulfill their loved one’s wish to stay in their own home. That is the most rewarding feeling ever.

My business makes an impact because...we allow seniors to remain in their own homes and give family members the peace of mind that their loved one is being cared for in a professional manner.

The Lakewood Apartment Homes

2125 Arlington Ave, Toledo
419-380-5253 |

Edith Miller, Site Manager.
Edith Miller, Site Manager.

What was the thought behind The Lakewood Apartment Homes? 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 has been carefully remodeled under historic guidelines, preserving much of the 1930 architecture.

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 relax? Doing jigsaw puzzles—at least 1,000 pieces!

Wagoner, Wagoner & Associates

5954 Renaissance Pl, Ste D, Toledo
419-842-8488 |

Gregory Wagoner, Financial Advisor.
Gregory Wagoner, Financial Advisor.

Are you a first-generation business? Wagoner, Wagoner & Associates is a first generation business that is in its 38th year, it was started by Colleen Wagoner in May of 1980.

Why Toledo? I grew up in Sylvania and attended Northview High School, I’ve always had a close relationship with our community and felt that living and working in this city would help my business, as well as others, prosper.

What is your favorite aspect of the business? My favorite part of my business is looking at what clients’ goals are today and their current assets, where they would like to be in the future financially, and helping clients reach their financial goals by initiating financial planning.

We make an impact because…talking to my clients and handling all of their questions and concerns about current fluctuations in interest rates and the stock market helps them to worry less about their money. When you have the right financial advisor, life can be brilliant. If there is anyone you care about who might benefit from a second opinion, I would be happy to help.

The Brunner Company

567-455-6121 |

Michael Brunner, Owner.
Michael Brunner, Owner.

We are a second-generation business. The original business was started by William Buss, a German immigrant in Toledo back in 1924 as a premier residential painting company. My father, current owner Michael Brunner, took over the business from William in 1968 and I took over the business in 1984. We are a locally owned and operated family business in the community.

What is your favorite aspect of the business? The greatest enjoyment I receive from the business is the ability to share my knowledge and skill while interacting with customers and being able to create and carry out the vision they have for their home.

Why Toledo? Toledo has graciously provided us with customers that have allowed our business to grow.

Have you ever considered a different career? Having been brought into the business at 10 years old, this business became almost second nature to me. As I grew older thoughts of other careers entered my mind, however I had been taught the skill of painting and carpentry work and luckily loved doing it.

Peyton Care Professionals

118 E Indiana Ave, Maumee
419-893-9230 |

Joseph Peyton, DO.
Joseph Peyton, DO.

Led by Joseph Peyton, DO, a geriatric care professional who has practiced in the Toledo area for 30 years. Joe did his residency at Toledo’s Parkview Hospital before starting his career in the Dayton area. A short time later he returned to Toledo to start a Family Practice.

Joe has demonstrated his caring nature through his involvement in Family Practice, along with a number of geriatric based settings over the years, including care and administrative responsibilities in Nursing Home settings, Hospice and Palliative care and as founder and director of an Assisted Living Facility. Despite his administrative roles, Joe continues to regularly see patients, which is proof of his commitment to his true calling, caring for others. He loves working with older patients while sharing their stories and wisdom, especially those who have served in the armed forces.

Peyton Care Professionals, Joe’s newest company, provides home care and skilled nursing services to patients in the comfort of their homes. Dr. Joe, along with other doctors and nurse practitioners, actually make house calls, a practice that has largely ceased to exist over the years.

Dr. Peyton spends his free time these days working on and restoring a historic farm in Ottawa Lake, Michigan. How does he relax? By mowing the grass, reading and collecting curiosities from days gone by.

As for the changes in the healthcare industry during his career, Dr Joe Peyton sees that the industry has become more competitive, which has also allowed and encouraged positive changes. The services provided by Peyton Care Services, bringing the doctor’s office to the homes of their patients, is certainly a positive change.

Vibrant Life of Temperance

667 W Sterns Rd, Temperance, MI
734-847-3217 |

Molly DeLucia, Marketing Manager.
Molly DeLucia, Marketing Manager.

What was the idea behind Vibrant Life? Every person, no matter their age or physical ability, has purpose, and when you tap into that purpose you allow people to live vibrantly! It’s beautiful!

What is your favorite aspect of Vibrant Life? By far, getting to meet so many wonderful families in the greater Toledo area. I love making a difference in the lives of seniors and their families by helping them be safe, happy, and fulfilled.

Have you ever considered a different career? I always was interested in the restaurant world, but I realized that’s because I love making people happy. Now I get to combine my two loves-talking and seeing that people are happy!

What’s your favorite way to relax? I love to unwind on the patio on my lunch hour. What a great way to recharge!


419-373-1730 |

Claire L. Heath, Development Coordinator.
Claire L. Heath, Development Coordinator.

What was the thought behind The Cocoon? After four domestic violence homicides in Wood County in as many years, there was tremendous pressure to open an emergency shelter. The Cocoon opened as a result of overwhelming support from area businesses and individuals due to the extensive efforts of community leaders and groups, like the BGSU Women’s Center and the Transformation Project.

How has Northwest Ohio changed since the started at the organization? I’ve been with The Cocoon since 2013, and we’ve grown so much over the years! When we opened our doors in 2005, we provided emergency shelter to survivors of abuse. We are now a comprehensive agency, providing shelter and advocacy services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, and stalking, and to adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. As community members’ views about domestic and sexual violence change, more survivors reach out to The Cocoon. In 2017, our advocates responded to more than 6,000 requests for services.

What are you passionate about right now? Event planning! Our anniversary gala, Unmasquerade: Exposing the Violence, Eliminating the Shame, will take place at Nazareth Hall on June 22nd. We are so excited to host guest speaker Leslie Morgan Steiner! For details or to register, visit or send me an email at I’m also hard at work planning my wedding, which will take place this July!

Moongate Adult Living

930 Soda Park Dr, Temperance, MI
734-847-7879 |

Colleen Roberts, Manager.
Colleen Roberts, Manager.

How did you get your start? My wife Susan 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.

Moongate Luxury Adult Living makes an impact because…we saw the need for quality independent living apartments for the Temperance and North Toledo area and we were able to provide it.

What are you passionate about right now? The people. We enjoy the business very much and have so many wonderful people living at Moongate.


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