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These area businesses are like Toledoâtheyâre diverse. Whether they supply electronics, serve meals, or offer medical advice, all of these business owners have three things in common: they love Toledo, theyâre passionate about their customers, and they couldnât be more excited about this cityâs future.
4020 Secor Rd
419.536.5683 | cultureclashrecords.com
Owner: Tim Friedman
âCulture Clash Records is Toledoâs favorite place for vinyl records, live music events, and friendly faces.â
Whatâs your relationship with the founder of the business? I was a customer and fan of Pat OâConnor (formerly of Boogie Records), who opened Culture Clash Records in 2004. He had the only job I ever wanted and I am honored that his legacy can live on in my store.
What are you passionate about right now? Iâm excited to share some of the rad live music weâve hosted in the store with a wider audience. Iâve been recording audio from bands that play here for about a year and plan to make a compilation and a few full live sets available on vinyl soon. Itâll be so cool to work with local and traveling musicians to offer a quick turnaround between the live set and a physical product they can sell.
Favorite part of interacting with customers? Iâm so lucky to have such a wide range of engaging conversations with customers, Toledoans, and passers-by. Whether Iâm hearing wild stories about Pat and Boogie Records, swapping album or concert recommendations, or engaging in challenging discourse about social or political issues, I love that Culture Clash is a welcoming place for music-lovers of all shapes and sizes.
419-690-9282 | runningHome4u.com
Owner: Erika Fowler
âGuiding clients through the home buying and selling process from start to finish and keeping them well informed along the way.â
What does âReal Estate 4Uâ mean? Our company motto is âWe Work 4U.â We truly give every effort to our clients needs. Weâre building lifelong relationships.
How does Toledo bring you success? The Toledo area is a destination. The more businesses coming in and flourishing here, the better my real estate business becomes.
Best lesson youâve learned? Be patient because the market ebbs and flows. You have to be ready for every change around the corner.
Favorite part of interacting with customers? The joy of finding âthe one.â Especially for first time home buyers. Itâs exciting and fulfilling knowing I was able to help.
1757 Tremainsville Rd
419-740-6151 | celebratelifetoledo.com
Since: January 2016
Owner: John Castillo
âA funeral home which celebrates individuals and focuses on one family at a time.â
How does family involvement shape your business? My wife and I live here at the funeral home, that type of family involvement means a great deal to families. They know I am there for them day and night, it is not a job it is a calling to serve families at the most difficult times.
How does Toledo bring you success? I am a lifelong Toledoan. The great people of Toledo are always willing to help one another andmy business relies on the good nature of Toledoans who care for one another.
How does Castillo fit into Toledoâs cultural landscape? We focus on celebrating the individual by making each funeral service unique. The facility even has a banquet room so that funeral luncheons can take place onsite.
How have you seen your industry change? The death care industry has been taken over by conglomerates and corporations and that has taken away from that âlocalâ touch needed by a family grieving.
12200 Williams Rd, Perrysburg
419-874-2233 | belameresuites.com
Owner: John Kranjec
âA destination hotel for the enhancement of romantic relationships.â
Whatâs something that people might not know? Our suites include a private, large 92 degree swimming pool for only the two people in that suite.
How have you seen your industry change? Hotels have become more impersonal through todayâs technologies. At Belamere suites we strive to cater to our customers needs through great customer service and one of a kind amenities that produce memories that last a lifetime.
What has been your highest achievement? Being rated the #1 most romantic hotel in all of America for two years in a row.
What are you passionate about right now? We look forward to opening a second location, in Atlanta, Georgia, at the end of 2018.
1515 W Alexis Rd
419-478-5704 | batterywholesaleonline.com
8am-8pm, Monday & Thursday.
9am-6pm, Tuesday, Wednesday
& Friday. 9am-4pm, Saturday.
âBattery Wholesale is a battery specialty retail chain of stores selling batteries and battery accessories to household consumers, business to business and wholesale.â
Owner/President/CEO: Jennifer Zalecki
How did the business begin? Battery Wholesale was named because the founder, my father Ken Zalecki, wanted our customers to know they were receiving the lowest and best (wholesale) pricing without having to buy in large quantities.
Whatâs something that people might not know? Battery Wholesale sells all different types of batteries, not just batteries for cars and trucks. From any general household battery to boat batteries, camera batteries, lawn and garden equipment batteries and much much more. Battery Wholesale also re-packs dead rechargeable battery packs for cordless tools and other equipment.
How does Toledo bring you success? Toledo has been such a key part of the success of Battery Wholesale because of our customers. Our customers have built us by word of mouth and an amazing loyal following.
2746 W Sylvania Ave
âWe are a small flower, candle and gift shop.â
Since: February 2017
Owner: Hailey Franklin
How did you decide on the name? When deciding on a name for our business, we wanted something rustic and creative that was a floral reference, but without the obvious choices. We decided on a Star Thistle flower which is more of a wildflower and the
thorn from a Rose.
How have you seen your industry change? In the years we have been in the floral/retail business one of the biggest changes has been the influx of DIY, especially with brides. Doing things yourself has become very popular. With that in mind we have switched some of our focus to teaching and passing on some of our knowledge. We hold workshops to show you how to take that Pinterest idea and turn it into reality.
How do you stay inspired? Creativity is all around us in nature, so we use that inspiration in our work and encourage it in our customers.
What is something that people may not know? I make all of our candles here on site and many of the scents we carry are my own creations. Unicorn Farts and Randymelon are by far the most popular.
1755 Indian Wood Cr, Maumee
419-482-0280 | beaconexperts.com
âBeacon âguides youâ to make the best possible choices in regards to your Insurance and Financial pathways.â
Owners: Steven and Rhonda Wise
How does your business make an impact? We educate as it relates to Medicare, Social Security Maximization, Estate planning, income planning and Veterans benefits. The impact that we have had has helped thousands of families. Including helping veterans withstand high care costs and still pass an estate onto their children.
How have you seen your industry change? âThe Affordable Healthcare Actâ primarily resulted in significant changes to health insurance for those under 65. In the financial world there is more transparency than ever before.
What are you passionate about right now? There a many people out there that are getting ready to turn 65, they are confused, often bombarded with phone calls, mail and people randomly coming to their door. Our office has âTurning 65â informational workshopsâno obligation for people that are turning 65. We want to take all that craziness away from those folks. Itâs our mission to help them make sense of it all.
6925 W Central Ave
419-841-4663 | consignittoledo.com
âWe are an upscale resale furniture and home accessories store that also includes 15-20% brand new items.â
Since: September 1997
Owner: Michael S. Smith
Whatâs something that people might not know? We get in different items every day, so our inventory is constantly changing. We also have about 40 vendors that rent out booth space like a mall, along with our large showroom. We are very eclectic in the different styles we get into the store: classic, retro, farmhouse, mid century, traditional, contemporary, and every style in between. We attract shoppers within a 60 mile radius on a daily basis. We also have a Facebook page that we update regularly with some of our new arrivals, as well as posting on Craigslist. Sometimes we sell items as soon as they come off the truck and are not even tagged and entered into our inventory.
How do you stay inspired? Our inventory changes on a daily basis and itâs never the same two days in a row, so this doesnât feel like work. I love our customers and the people that work for me.
What are you passionate about right now? Iâm passionate about mental health. Iâve help to start a fundraiser 15 years ago called Heart & Soul: Caring for our Community with my friend Sally Binard. Weâre still raising awareness about mental health and still getting support from the community after all of these years. Iâm a lucky man.
420 Madison Ave
419-843-8936 | cleavengercompliance.com
âWe are your hometown safety experts, providing all your environmental health and safety needs.â
Owner: Bryan Cleavenger
How did the business begin? My father, Bryan Cleavenger, founded in the company in 1995 to offer the public the services of safety compliance, training and consulting.
Why Toledo? This is our hometown. We want to help keep our fellow Toledoans safe at the workplace.
How does Toledo bring you success? We have been growing our company through local advertisement and backed up with a great reputation for being experts in our field.
How does your business make an impact? It is our duty to make sure workers go home to their families each and every day.
What are you passionate about right now? Introducing our company and the services we provide to potential new clients.
5954 Renaissance Pl, Ste D
419-842-8488 | ameriprise.com/gregory.w.wagoner
Owners: William and Colleen Wagoner
What are you passionate about right now? Currently, I am passionate about building my own business through seeing more clients and giving them the best service I can provide.
Best lessons you have learned? Be patient, listen to your client, get to know them so you know what goals the client wants to achieve and how.
How does Toledo bring you success? The community that we live in helps our business prosper through referrals and loyalty to our practice.
What is something that people might not know? We do individualized financial planning by hand so it is personally tailored for our clients.
107.3/WJUC-FM | thejuice1073.com
âThe Peopleâs Station.â
On Air Since: 1997
DJ: Charlie Mack
How does Toledo bring you success? Being a local business that also competes with global entities, we rely on the city and its support to keep us going. That is why we always give back.
How do you fit into Toledoâs cultural landscape? The Juice is the piece of the puzzle that represents a segment of the full picture of Toledo. The music is just a small part of it. The culture is the real key.
Whatâs something that people might not know? We are 100% family-owned, and every dollar spent with The Juice stays in Toledo. ALL of our employees, management, and staff live here.
How have you seen Toledo change? Everyone knows that Toledo has grown. We love that fact and have always believed in the potential of our city.
Favorite part of interacting with customers? The love that they give back to us. Nothing beats that.
5801 Telegraph Rd | 419-476-9015
527 S Reynolds Rd | 419-531-4652
Owner: Bradley C. Cooper
How do you fit into Toledoâs cultural landscape? We are the most diverse studios in Toledo.
Whatâs something people might not know? We cover track marks on ex-drug users for free.
How does your business make an impact? Art at fair prices and walkins everyday.
Best lessons youâve learned? Patience.
Whatâs your favorite part of interacting with customers? Meeting people from all walks of life and sharing personal experience.
A collaboration of locally owned businesses (Carpets by Otto, Cutting Edge Countertops, Gross Electric, Jamiesonsâ Audio/Video, and Quality Overhead Door) providing home remodeling, decorating products and services.
1300 Flagship Dr, Perrysburg
419-873-9500 | cectops.com
10am-8pm, Monday & Thursday.
10am-5pm, Tuesday-Wednesday & Friday.
âProviding the best products and services to our customers, while creating the best possible workplace for our employees.â
Since: April 2006
Owners: Brian Burns, Jeff Erickson, and Brad Burns
What is the significance of your businessâs name? The Cutting Edge in Cutting Edge Countertops means we are dedicated to developing and retaining the industryâs top talent with a focused dedication to continuous process and technological improvement.
How do you fit into the cultural landscape of Toledo? We combine leading-Âedge products and expertise with a longstanding Midwestern work ethic and sensibility that permeates throughout the entire organization.
5421 Monroe St
419-882-2571 | jamiesonsav.com
Owners: David Jamieson & Ric Clark
âJamiesonsâ is an audio/video retailer and custom integrator providing audio, video, networking, control/ automation and surveillance solutions for the residential and small business markets.â
How did the business begin? Jamiesonsâ was opened in 1954 by brothers Daniel and Richard Jamieson. Danâs son David Jamieson, purchased the business in 1986. The original name of the business was Jamiesonsâ HiFi, which changed to Jamiesonsâ Stereo, then to Jamiesonsâ Audio/Video, to reflect changes in the products and services provided.
Whatâs something that people might not know? We have a 4,000 square-foot showroom with nine studios where clients can hear, see and tryout all of our products, including fully functional audio, video, home theater, surveillance and smart home systems.
2807 N Reynolds Rd
419-537-1818 | grosselectric.com
âRetail and wholesale distributor of lighting fixtures and electrical products.â
Owners: Laurie & Joe Gross
How did the business begin? My grandfather George âJoeâ Gross opened the business in 1910. We originally started as Toledo Gas Appliance, because in those days gas lighting was considered an appliance, name changed to Gross Electric around 1918.
How does your business make an impact? We are very involved in the community, from donating our time to various boards and organizations to donating product for many fund raising activities.
5151 Angola Rd, 419-381-7206
4100 Brockway Dr, Perrysburg, 419-872-0400
Liquidation Outlet & Offices: 6430 Hamilton Dr E, Holland, 419-868-8188
President: Dee Weik
âOffering the largest displays of flooring fashion in NW Ohio.â
What does your name mean? Carpets by Ottoâs original name in 1969 was âSav-A-Carpet, Co.â When Otto decided to stop cleaning carpet and start selling it, he decided to pick a name that told who he was, and what he had to offer. Although today Carpets by Otto offers hardwood, ceramic tile, luxury vinyl tile and plank flooring, sheet vinyl, etc. Otto still likes to keep the name simple. People get it!
Whatâs your favorite part of interacting with customers? Flooring is a very happy business! There is such joy in the major transformations we are privileged to provide in our customersâ homes. I love hearing about the joy!
4655 South Ave
419-578-8700 | qualityoverheaddoor.com
Owners: Bruce and Lisa Roth
âWe sell, service, and install garage doors, openers, and related products for both residential and commercial applications in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.â
How does family shape your business? Our sons have grown up in our business so they are very a knowledgeable and experienced part of our Company. Three of our four sons work in different departments, one in operations, one in sales, and one in installations. With that being said, we have long term, key employees who have helped us grow our company to what we are today.
Favorite part of interacting with customers? Being available and helping people when they need us! We employ 58 people raising their families in Toledo and surrounding communities and we stock hundreds of doors and openers and can be responsive in most emergency situations very quickly.
5758 Main St, Sylvania
419-517-1045 | sodbusterbar.com
Since: March 2012
Owners: Matt Smith, Autumn Shock, and Frank Bobroski
âYour neighborhood bar with a lot of history.â
What does âSodbusterâ mean? Sodbuster is a term for farmer. When the bar first opened in the mid-70s, much of what is now the downtown Sylvania-area was farm fields.
Whatâs something that people might not know? Bob Seger used to be a regular customer.
How have you seen your industry change? The microbrewery industry has seen an explosion, especially since the State of Ohio eliminated the 12 percent cap on the beer alcohol limit in 2016.
Biggest disappointment and highest achievement? In the past year we have lost two of our favorite customers, Dick and Chris. As far as achievements go, being voted Sylvaniaâs best bar is up there. Being debt-free probably is the kicker.
219 Louisiana Ave, Perrysburg
419-873-6223 | swigrestaurant.com
Open at 11am daily.
Owners: Tony Bilancini & Jim Hodulik.
âSwig is a charcuterie gastropub specializing in fresh handcrafted creative food, craft beers, wine, and cocktails, accompanied by live music, weekly specials and always something community based going on.â
What does your name mean? It explains the wonderful occurrence enjoying some good eats and taking a swig of some good drinks.
How does Toledo bring you success? Toledo is extremely food centric so it keeps your game up. Keeps you hungry.
Best lesson you have learned? Believe in the good in everyone, and they will return the sentiment.
Whatâs your favorite part of interacting with customers? The camaraderie, jokes, and laughs. Walking down the street and a customer asking how you are and meaning it.
3309 N Holland Sylvania Rd
419-214-1330 | facebook.com/419Tacos
11am-11pm, Friday & Saturday.
âDelicious and authentic Mexican street food and drinks at a very reasonable price.â
Since: April 22, 2018
Owner: Jorge A. Diaz
Why Toledo? Toledo loves Mexican food and country music. We have great food and the Sylvania Township and Toledo neighborhoods near our place didnât have a local option for them. The people who live in the area were hoping for a great Mexican restaurant to replace POPs and bringing back what they experience at âEl Matadorâ several years back.
Whatâs something unique that people mightnot know? We wanted to be a food truck first, but decided to bring food truck food inside a place where you can feel comfortable and enjoy a great meal. We are not your typical Mexican restaurant, and our decor shows a different type of environment from what other Mexican restaurants offer.
How does Toledo bring you success? People in Toledo love to eat out. They love Mexican food, Margaritas and good deals. We offer all that and more. We have the best Taco Tuesday in town.
P.O. Box 111, Woodville, Ohio
567-482-0090 | angryirishman.net
Orders online, but at the Perrysburg Farmers Market (3-8pm, Thursdays) and the Toledo Farmers Market (8am-2pm, Saturdays).
Since: May 2014
Owners: Kevin and Mary Ann Mackey
âWhat do the Irish know about hot sauce? One taste of our Angry IrishmanÂŽ products and youâll know!â
What does âAngry Irishmanâ mean? Kevin is very proud of his Irish heritage, our labels and use of Celtic designs throughout our business is proof of that. We also love to see the look on peopleâs faces when they try to connect the Irish heritage and hot sauce. It is kind of an anomaly.
Why Toledo? We are both originally from NW Ohio, and we love that Toledo is becoming more and more revitalized! We are very proud to make and sell our products in Toledo. As the signs say, âYou will do better in Toledo!â
How does your business make an impact? We offer a variety of healthier, full flavored, lower sodium products, that can be used in a myriad of dishes. We also try to source as many ingredients as we can locally! We are local, so we buy and sell locally, but we also have started selling our products in international markets as well!
Best lesson youâve learned? That owning a small business is a marathon, not a sprint. That you have to learn to crawl before you can walk, walk before you can jog, and jog before you can run!
Cocina de Carlos: 205 Farnsworth Rd, Waterville. 419-878-0261 |Â 27072 Carronade Dr, Perrysburg. 419-872-0200
11am-9pm, Monday-Thursday & Sunday.
Carlosâ Poco Loco: 1809 Adams St. 419-214-1655
Owner: Carlos Mendez
âMy business (co-workers, customers and suppliers) is like my family, and I want the best for my family.â
How do you fit into Toledoâs cultural landscape? Toledo is diverse. Look around you, how many ethnicities and ideologies do you see around you? This city is why America is called a melting pot.
How have you seen Toledo change? When I mentioned to my friends that I was planning on opening the Poco Loco, everyone told me âAre you crazy?â But, Toledo is HOT. I did not let that stop my dreams, and look at us now. But shh.. keep this between you and me.
How does family shape your business? This is a really funny question for us considering even my dog Willie wishes he could come and work with us. Family is everything and we would not be where we are without the amazing support. Also, all my employees and partners are a second family to us.
5375 Airport Hwy
419-381-2100 | lascolaitaliangrill.com
âIndependent restaurant operators putting our passion and love for food and family on every plate.â
Since: October 2017
Owners: Gus Nicolaidis and Moussa Salloukh
How does your business make an impact? We have employed a lot of people over the past 11 years and contributed back to the community with a lot of charitable work, we enjoy giving back.
How do you stay inspired? Seeing what other chefs are doing and creating and continually raising the bar, our patrons also inspire us.
Whatâs your favorite part of interacting with customers? Talking about food and wine.
How do you fit into Toledoâs cultural landscape? Toledo is a very ethnic and cultural town and growing up in an ethnic family food was very important, then and now.
10835 Waterville St, Whitehouse
419-877-1180 | thewhitehouseinn.net
âA locally-owned restaurant serving fresh quality products at a great value and specializing in Prime Rib.â
Owner: Tony Fronk
How did the business begin? My father John Fronk opened the restaurant in 1995. He has owned and operated ten restaurants in NW Ohio.
What are you passionate about right now? Life, for sure. Businesswise, to be the best in the area and carry on my dadâs legacy.
How do you know when youâre done for the day? When I have a Budweiser in my hand.
Whatâs your favorite part of interacting with customers? To hear stories about my Dad who passed away three years ago. Also learning where people are from.
First location: 3981 Monroe St | 419-472-3567.
Hours vary by location.
See originalginos.com for a full list.
Owner: Chuck Kreutz
âGreat food, great pizza.â
How did the business begin? Founder Steve Sparks opened the first Ginoâs in 1953. I was good friends (and a customer) with him and then I talked him into retirement.
How do you know when youâre done for the day? Never had that feeling.
Whatâs your favorite part of interacting with customers? Talking with customers that have been patronizing Ginoâs longer then the 33 years that I have owned it. Also, having customers originally from Toledo making Ginoâs their very first stop when they come back home. Then, asking us to open in their new city or state.
How do you stay inspired? I attend many food shows and seminars every year.
1205 Adams St
419-842-4477 | facebook.com/GeorgjzToledo
4pm-1am, Monday. 4pm-2:30am, Tuesday-Saturday.
Since: May 2016
Owner: George Thompson
âA great place to dance, eat, and meet a great group of diverse people. You are only a stranger here once.â
What does your name mean? Family name for generations, born and raised in the 419! You know the phrase âyouâll do better in Toledo?â Well I have, and I believe that. Toledo supports their own.
How do you fit into Toledoâs cultural landscape? In every way, especially on Adams Street, which is very diverse and accepting. Everyoneâs welcome without prejudice.
How do you stay inspired? Customers, community, and my staff.
Whatâs your favorite part of interacting with customers? I canât pick a favorite. I love everything.
2130 Preston Pkwy, Perrysburg
419-931-0273 | theflyingjoe.com
âWe create a unique experience by offering customers a diverse range of single origin coffees and espresso, sourced and roasted locally with care, highly trained baristas that use brewing methods to highlight the coffees while creating a warm and approachable atmosphere, with an emphasis on fantastic customer service.â
Owner: Becky Ohm (co-owner)
What is the significance of your businessâs name? A nomadic spirit is in our roots. As pilots in the United States Air Force, weâve traveled the world. When we laid the foundation for The Flying Joe, we had a permanent location for an intangible idea. After nearly 10 years of growth and discovery, a lot has changed, but our vision has not. We want to evoke the level of service found during the romantic era of aviation, when the customer service was second-to-none and the skill-level was focused and cutting-edge. We love making people happy. We work hard to craft the areaâs best coffee, and continue to search for the greatest cup on Earth.
Whatâs something that people might not know? We have recently expanded our menu to include specialty cocktails, craft beer and wine. We offer a relaxing and unique environment to sip a glass of wine or try one of our unique cocktails during brunch weekend, after work gatherings or before your Saturday night dinner plans.
âNutritious and delicious home delivered meals.â
Owners: David and Nancy Avalos (since 2008)
How does your business make an impact? We provide meals for people who are homebound or disabled. For people who cannot stand for long periods or cook for themselves. It provides them with a sense of independence and the ability to be home in their own environment in times of need.
How does family shape your business? We are family owned and operated and this helps to ensure the quality of our products and that every person gets treated with respect and caring. Our family wants to see the business continue, so it ensures more care is put into everything we do. It also gives us other points of view on ideas that we have to help with changes to our business.
Favorite part of interacting with customers? The stories of their past. Each person is unique and they have such interesting stories. Some were famous, some owned businesses, many had struggles.
2103 N Reynolds Rd
419-535-9116 | schmuckersrestaurant.com
Since: July 31, 1948
Owners: Patty and Doug Schmucker
âA third generation diner that opened in 1948 serving homemade food and over 20 kinds of made-from-scratch pies.â
Whatâs your relationship with the founder of the business? Harvey and Nola Schmucker were my grandparents.
How does Toledo bring you success? Toledo loves its hometown businesses. Toledoâs support is amazing and is what has helped us make to our 70th anniversary.
How does your business make an impact? We believe in giving back to the community. Cherry Street Mission Ministries and Sunshine Communities are two of our favorites.
How have you seen your industry change? 30 years ago there were just a handful of restaurants serving breakfast. Now, almost every fast food place is offering food in the morning. Also, 30 years ago gas stations serviced your car, pumped your gas and sold candy. Today, many folks buy lunch from them too.
4801 N Holland Sylvania Rd, Sylvania
419-885-4421 | sylvaniavet.com
Closed Sunday, but a doctor is on call.
Owner: Dr. Robert Esplin
âWe are a full service, 24/7 general veterinary practice.â
How have you seen Toledo change? Since I started in Toledo, I saw the deterioration of downtown and now Iâm starting to see it come back which I think is thrilling. Iâve seen the general population of Toledo and the surrounding area actually decrease, which is frustrating, because I think the area is an unpolished diamond that people should seek out.
How do you stay inspired? I have a motivation to be the best and to always try to be on the leading edge of the profession, so constantly innovating keeps me juiced up.
How have you seen your industry change? It is dramatically different. The advent of the social media, the electronic age, digital x-rays, ultrasound, things that werenât even on the radar when I started. Peopleâs attitudes towards having pets and making them part of their families has changed significantly from when I graduated in 1970.
815 Phillips Ave
419-724-9588 | toledohempcenter.com
Since: November 2013
Owner: Kevin Spitler
âToledo Hemp Center specializes in industrial hemp based products including CBD infused products as well.â
How do you fit into Toledoâs cultural landscape? We fit into the unfortunate opiate crisis of Toledo. We are doing our best to help people reduce their opiate use.
Whatâs something that people might not know? Something unique about the Toledo Hemp Center is that we help pets, dogs, cats and even horses. Our furry friends have the same system as humans, so our products have the same benefits.
How have you seen your industry change? We have seen CBD and hemp become more known and acceptable. We have seen doctors refer their patients to our store and we have seen and heard inspiring stories of how much relief they have gotten from CBD and hemp.
Best lessons youâve learned? Patience. A lot of people are uneducated and donât know the difference of hemp and marijuana but I have learned I just have to educate them and be patient.
Toledo: 5012 Talmadge Rd | 419-474-9611
Maumee: 4359 Keystone Dr | 419-893-0221
Owner: Jon Frankel, DDS
âChanging lives a smile at a time with an always better philosophy.â
Why Toledo? In 1946, my father, Dr. Sheldon Frankel chose Toledo, Ohio, as home for his dental practice. Toledo had so much to offer. My father was a New Yorker but realized there was something special about Toledo. Most importantly, it was home to a beautiful registered nurse, Ervine Hening. She became my mother.
How does family shape your business? I still see my dadâs patients! Some have been in our care for over 60 years. Frankel Dentistry serves the Toledo area through dentistry. This commitment to service can be seen in our Free Dental Days. The Wednesday before Thanksgiving we open our Toledo location and offer free treatment. We want everyone to enjoy a pain-free Thanksgiving. The Wednesday before Memorial Day in honor of those who served our country, we offer free dental care to veterans and those in active service. We are grateful to be home in Toledo.
What are you passionate about right now? It was challenging when my father passed away. He was my mentor and coach. We talked every day. His approach to dentistry is an inspiration for Frankel Dentistry. We are grateful to serve the Toledo area through dentistry with an always better attitude.
Sylvania: 6407 Monroe St | 419-882-1017
Lambertville, MI: 7928 Secor Rd | 734-854-6221
Maumee: 4359 Keystone Dr, Ste 200 | 419-887-1247
9am-noon, Friday (calls only).
Owners: Drs. Haerian & Ludwig
âEnhancing smiles and supporting the community.â
Why Toledo? I was born and raised in Toledo, OH and I always knew after my journey through school, I wanted to come back. After graduating from Notre Dame Academy, I moved to Granville Ohio to attend Denison University for college, then over to Cleveland for CWRU dental school, and finally to Pittsburgh for my residency. No matter where Iâve lived, Iâve always referred to Toledo as my home and Iâm glad that it truly is now.
How have you seen Toledo change? Since I have been away at school, Iâve noticed some amazing changes in the city. Downtown is growing, local businesses seem more prevalent, and it seems to be making a comeback. Even though Iâve always considered Toledo home, the changes have transformed it into an even more attractive city when deciding where to live and work.
What are you passionate about right now? Helping patients gain confidence in themselves. My experience with orthodontics as a child helped me feel comfortable speaking and smiling in public, and Iâm excited that I have the opportunity to help others have that same experience.
28315 Kensington Ln, Perrysburg
855-600-0806 | ohioanshhc.com
Office staff present every day from 8am-8pm, and on-call the rest of the time.
âOhioans Home Healthcare is a locally owned and operated, CHAP Accredited, Managed Care, Medicare and Medicaid certified agency that currently provides exceptional pediatric through geriatric skilled nursing and therapy services throughout Ohio and Michigan.â
Owner: Josh Adams
How have you seen your industry change? The healthcare industry has changed considerably in the last few years in many ways. We have seen patients requiring increasingly higher levels of care in the home with decreased reimbursement which makes it challenging to provide what the patients need. With these challenges our organization continues to find innovative ways to provide a higher level of care through patient education and clinical training while remaining true to our values of putting the patients needs first above all else.
How do you stay inspired? The stories of successful patient outcomes, the letters of gratitude for our organization and wonderful staff, and knowing we are making an impact on peopleâs lives inspires us all every day. The skill level, dedication, and enthusiasm for healthcare our staff displays is infectious and gets shared with the community when they need it the most.
4405 N Holland-Sylvania Ave, Ste 102
567-408-7408 | ICAestethics.com
Since: February 2016
Owners: Mike Pappas, Stephanie Whitehead, and Cristy Saucedo
âWe are a privately owned aesthetics practice providing the latest beauty technologies in a caring environment.â
What does âICA Beautiful Youâ mean? Our business name is a result of Intensive Caring Aesthetics and realizing that this may be too much of a mouthfull, so we shorted it to ICA (I see a) Beautiful You. Both names represent what we offer to our clients when they walk through our doors. We are caring and insightful and together we will take you on an aesthetic journey to continue to bring the best you forth.
Why Toledo? I am from Toledo, born and raised. I am proud, very proud, of this city. Itâs an honor to bring my business to a place I have established so many roots in and has been so good to me throughout the years.
How does family involvement shape your business? My husband and I are career business people (by default)âŚ we are both clinicians. We have always worked together throughout our 19 years of marriage and have maintained and operated a fairly surprising âmom and popâ shop. What this means to us and our work family is that we are a tight knit group and we are there for each other. That is what spills over into our environment and is palpable by those who experience us.