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Locally Grown – How-To-Guide

We reached out to local experts to learn more about their businesses and to get tips on their areas of expertise. We learned a lot about framing, painting, banking and plenty more, and now we’re sharing the wisdom with you. Check out how much locally owned businesses know about what they do, and why supporting these area entrepreneurs is so important.

Laura’s Framing Place

4400 Heatherdowns Blvd #9
facebook.com/ laurassframingplace

Serving Toledoans for 30 years. Custom Framing shop Benefits of shopping locally for framing needs? There are various reasons to use an experienced, knowledgeable, custom framer for your art, photos, articles and memories.

Aesthetics – A big-box or online operation may not offer a professional framer, with experience. An experienced framer can assist you in selecting mats and frames that will set-off your art in subtle and beautiful ways. The frame and mat should complement,not detract from, the art. A big box or online operation often does not offer this important support.

Preservation – There are many types of mats, glass and frames. Not all are appropriate for every item to be framed. A professional knows when an acid free mat is required, when glass must not touch the piece and when conservation-quality backboards, mats, glass simply must be used. Just throwing a frame on grandma’s cross stitch will not end well. Did you know that oil based paintings, watercolors, pastels and prints all require different framing materials to preserve the piece? Do big box stores or Amazon know?

Education – A professional can discuss all your options and give you artistic and technical assistance. Some pieces simply need a frame. Others need to be preserved from light, moisture, dust and fading. Laura will explain all of this to you.

Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe

114-128 East Alexis Rd.
www.sujkowskifh.com Serving our community since 1888

Why choose Sujkowski Funeral HomeNorthpointe for your funeral needs? Sujkowski Funeral Home is an independently, family-owned facility operated by 3rd and 4th generation Sujkowski Funeral Directors. They have been proudly serving Toledo area families in their time of need since 1888 and take pride in the accessibility of our family and staff 24 hours a day to assist families in every detail. After 134 years of service to this community, you can be certain that Sujkowski Funeral Home is well-experienced and treats its families with tender care and attention.

Our services include full service funerals, cremation, grief care, veterans honors, pre-planning, unique funeral coach options, online memorials, tribute videos, facilitating funeral fund donations, flowers and more.

Sujkowski Funeral Home takes great pride in caring for their families, and work tirelessly to provide a beautiful, lasting tribute to your loved one. In addition to the services we offer, you will receive an online memorial that you can share with family and friends. While honoring your loved one is our top priority, we also want to help you through this difficult time.

Jeff’s Hauling and Clean-up

419-508-3782 Serving Toledoans for 23 years
MLiving Readers Choice Winner 2020;
Best of Toledo Winner 2020, 2021 and Runner Up 2019

How to select a household hauling and clean-up business? „

  • Working with a company that comes into your home to remove no longer needed or wanted goods requires a good selection process. „
  • Trust – You will gain trust by checking references, looking at Google Businesses, and speaking with the owner. „
  • Charge for services must be transparent. You should know how the job is priced and why. You do not want any surprises. „
  • Insurance – the company must have commercial insurance to cover any problems that might occur. „
  • No judgment about what you are disposing of or why

Jeff’s Hauling and Clean-up passes all the above tests. Twentythree years of good results and happy customers. Pricing is 100% transparent and written – there are no surprises. Jeff is covered by commercial and Workers Compensation insurance. Jeff “has seen it all” and makes no comments on what you are trashing. Jeff does take usable furniture and trinkets to Mom’s Mobile Mission, Habitat for Humanity, The Cocoon and other non-profits doing good for the underserved. The rest of your junk goes to the landfill.

Royal Deli Foods, Inc.

112 W. Front St., Perrysburg
Established in 1956.

How can Royal Deli serve you? Royal Deli Foods delivers meals to seniors and the homebound. Not just any meals, but nutritious meals, made with the freshest, never frozen ingredients, chock full of fruits and vegetables. At Royal Deli, we are always striving to be just a little different. Our menu options are varied and change bi-weekly. All ingredients are listed online so you can avoid foods that do not suit you. And, we offer renal diet options. Deliveries are made by friendly employees twice a week. We are Passport and Ohio Home Waiver approved. Our wholesale division delivers freshly made Stewart sandwiches and coffee service.

Check us out online or give us a call and we will be happy to serve you.

Ryan Pharmacy

3340 Dorr St. 419-531-2836
Serving Toledo since 1959

Why shouldn’t I just buy a wheelchair online? Founded in 1959, Ryan Pharmacy has been a mainstay in NW Ohio. Originally a traditional pharmacy, Ryan evolved into a full service pharmacy and orthopedic supply company in the late 1970’s. Still later, Ryan added a commercial PT supply division.

The pharmacy serves seniors with its “Med Packs”. These organize your prescriptions by date and time making it easier to avoid mistakes in taking your meds.

Online and bigbox “stores” cannot, and do not, provide the care and attention Ryan Pharmacy provides. Ryan’s orthopedic supply division is full service. Very experienced and knowledgeable staff help you select the right orthopedic equipment from the multiple leading, in-stock brands they carry. They make sure the fit is good and the product is exactly what you need. The better the fit, the better the product will work for you. Ryan carries walkers, rollators, wheelchairs, hospital beds, lift chairs, scooters and more. In their showroom, your questions are answered and concerns addressed. Another reason to shop local at Ryan Pharmacy is repair services – they service what they sell.

Sixty-three years serving our community – in the same location – speaks volumes. Ryan is here for you.

Senior Centers, Inc.

Nonprofit organization serving older members of the community by providing programs and services which enhance dignity, support independence, and encourage involvement in the community.

2308 Jefferson Ave
Phone: 419-242-9511
Serving Toledoans for 47 years

How can Senior Citizens fill their time, earn spending money and give back to the community? People over 55 can participate in the Foster Grandparent Program administered nationally by AmeriCorps Seniors and sponsored locally by Senior Centers, Inc. This program connects older, limited-income citizens with young, at-risk children attending Toledo Public Schools and area non-profit pre-schools. Seniors are matched with a facility and a plan of care is made that best suits the needs of the children. Writing, reading and other activities are involved to assist the children with academic needs. The seniors are paid a small stipend for their 10-30 hours per week service along with travel reimbursement. Foster Grandparents undergo a complete background check and receive extensive pre-service training—as well as monthly in-service training to keep their skills up to date. A great way to participate in our community and keep it local!

For more information, contact Marianne Tylicki, Foster Grandparent Program Director at 419-242-9511.

Consign-it! Home Interiors

Upscale resale shop selling a variety of previously owned and new furniture and home accessories plus booth space with 60 vendors

6925 Central Ave, Toledo, OH 43617
(419) 841-4663
Serving Toledoans 25 years in September

Why buy previously owned furniture and home accessories? Previously owned furniture and home accessories can be a huge moneysaver which is reason enough to explore this option when remodeling or moving. But there are other very good reasons for purchasing used items.

Quality: Older wooden furniture is often far better built than new. The wood is usually real and solid, the woodworking is superior to typical current showroom products.

Available: The repercussions of COVID and inflation make new furniture less available with long delays in delivery. Our 18,000 square foot showroom is packed full with constantly changing, available stock.

Price points: Pre-used furniture at Consign-it! is priced with the condition of the piece in mind. For people that are handy with simple tools and a paintbrush, great deals are available.

Environmentally friendly: Reusing furniture saves trees. Textile, wood, plastic and resin waste is eliminated with used furniture.

Healthier: Second-hand furniture doesn’t off-gas and fill your home with potentially noxious fumes.

Artistic Memorials

12551 Jefferson, Perrysburg.
5552 Woodville Rd. 419-873-0433. Northwood.
419-693-0433 artisticmemorials.net

How do I select a headstone? As the Monument Builders of North America— the voice of memorialists in North America— have said, “the monument has become a universal vehicle for commemorative expression, focusing certainly on the accomplishments and contributions of specific individuals, but doing it through religious, architectural, artistic and literary standards of the time.”

At Artistic Memorials, we adhere to this philosophy with our motto, “We Bring Granite to Life.” Through our work, we create headstones that celebrate a loved one’s memory.

In this day and age, monuments and headstones are made of granite. It is the strongest stone next to diamonds, and therefore perfect for headstones and signage. Unlike the limestone monuments of yore, an etching in granite will not fade away.

While granite is the stone of choice, the choice of color is made by clients, along with shape, design, wording, lettering and overall presentation in order to do justice to the deceased. We do our own engraving – in shop – allowing our clients to select one-of-a-kind headstones to match the uniqueness of their loved one.

Our many years in the business and status as one of the very few Monument Builders of North America certified as memorialists gives us the knowledge, training and experience to help customers find the perfect stone to honor their dearly departed.

Orchard Villa

2841 Munding Drive, Oregon
Serving NW Ohio since 1996

What are the most important things to know about a nursing home? It is important to know that a nursing home can and will meet your needs as time goes by. It may be that all you want is a few days of respite care where you can be safe and well-cared while giving a caregiver a much needed break. Others may need specialized treatment for complex wounds, pulmonary issues, 36 chair in-house dialysis and orthopedic rehabilitation. Also, having long term care available when you are no longer able to be safely cared for at home is important. When this occurs, you want to be sure the nursing home you select is well staffed by happy, experienced employees, the food offered is healthy, tasty and what you feel like eating. Should your memory fail, an onsite memory care unit avoids a disruptive move. And, near the end of life, hospice care is available.

Orchard Villa fits all of these requirements. Their facility offers 136 beds in mostly private rooms, with private baths. Occupational therapy, PT and speech therapy are available 24/7. A certified wound care nurse is on staff as is a full-time nurse practitioner. Specialty programs for cardiology, pulmonary, dialysis and orthopedics are available and many different doctors make rounds at Orchard Villa. Caregiver to patient ratios are good: Nurse:patients, 1:20; aids:patients, 1:12.

Patients’ many needs are cared for with long-term employees, great food (menu system), daily activities, a peaceful chapel and attractive outdoor areas. Visitors are welcome from 8am-8pm.

Painting Services Plus

5333 Secor Rd. #9
Serving our community for over 20 years.

Painting Services Plus specializes in custom interior and exterior residential and commercial painting. With over 25 years of experience, they are your go-to company for professionalism and quality.

They are well qualified to perform many services, including power washing, cabinet painting, staircase painting, wallpaper removal, staining and polyurethaning, deck staining and painting, custom color matches, drywall hanging and repairs, texture matching and carpentry services.

Painting Services Plus is a BBB accredited business, so you can trust and rely on them to do the job right, satisfaction guaranteed. Painting Services Plus also has a full spray shop at 5333 Secor Rd.

They can custom spray anything, from doors and windows, to wrought iron and trim molding.

Hospice of Northwest Ohio

Perrysburg Center 30000
East River Road Perrysburg, Ohio 43551
Toledo Center
800 S. Detroit Ave. Toledo, Ohio 43614
Serving Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan since 1981

Hospice of Northwest Ohio’s volunteers play a vital role in enhancing the end-of-life experiences for patients and their families. They represent all ages and life experiences. Volunteers are drawn to hospice work for a variety of reasons, but the characteristics that define and unite them are compassion and the desire to help others. Hospice of Northwest Ohio is actively seeking adult and teen volunteers who are willing to spend time with patients and families in their homes, nursing homes and our inpatient centers. Volunteers provide companionship for patients, respite for caregivers and assist with simple tasks.

Hospice volunteers often tell us they get way more out of the experience than they give. Cathy Helton has been a Hospice of Northwest Ohio volunteer since 2014. She says, “Many of the ways we help patients and their families may seem like ‘small’ things to us as volunteers, but they become large for those facing the end of life. It is an honor and a privilege to bring joy to patients and their families.”

Cathy shares further, “I signed up to volunteer to bring joy to Hospice patients and found out that it is the patients that bring joy to my life.”

Those interested in learning more about the many volunteer opportunities available at Hospice of Northwest Ohio should contact our Volunteer Department at 419-931-5534, or apply online at hospicenwo.org. Volunteer training classes are held throughout the year.

Ohio Living Swan Creek

5916 Cresthaven Ln.

Why should I trust Swan Creek to care for my loved ones? We at Ohio Living Swan Creek are proven-leaders in the long-term care industry, providing services in assisted living, memory care and independent living. Our community offers a resort-like feel sitting on 34 acres, featuring a walking trail, beautiful outdoor sitting areas, a wellness center and various other attractions designed for the betterment of residents and staff.

We’ve been doing this a long time. We’re celebrating our centennial anniversary in 2022, while our Swan Creek community is approaching 30 years in business. Though the faces and places have changed and evolved throughout the years, our commitment to serving residents with compassion and high-level care remains constant, and these efforts have been a staple in the organization’s longevity and legacy.

Through technology, partnerships and donations, Ohio Living Swan Creek is continuously seeking new ways to improve and transform its services and seniorliving community with the well-being and quality of life of its residents and staff members at the heart of each decision. Residents at Swan Creek have a plethora of programs, activities and spiritual pursuits to immerse themselves in as a way to continue educational, physical and mental growth.

For the fifth straight year, Ohio Living Swan Creek has been awarded a “Great Place to Work” recognition. This a testament to Swan Creek’s dedicated staffmembers, family-like atmosphere and willingness to provide employees with opportunities for growth and advancement throughout the community.

We always work to go above and beyond, to lead with faith, compassion and community at the forefront.


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