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Everyday Price
+ tax
up to 5 qt., most models
excludes diesel and synthetic
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Roof damage? Lake Orion Roofing can assist in reopening insurance claims
When a catastrophic hail storm swept roof damage from a storm that happened a All the owner must do is file the
through the Orion area a few years ago, over few years ago may still be the cause of the claim, pay the deductible, and
90 percent of roofs that Lake Orion Roofing current state of their roofs. Lake Orion Roofing will provide
inspected had roof damage. With a natural disaster like a few years the rest.
Many homeowners were completely un- ago, there are a lot of carriers out there who With their free assessment
aware until Lake Orion Roofing, who are Haag keep the door open on their insurance poli- policy, Lake Orion Roofing will
Certified Inspectors, climbed up to take a look cies for years, Southern said. A lot of carri- provide homeowners with proof
that they had actually sustained damage, ers will still allow a claim and reopen a claim. of damage to take back to their
some of which did not become apparent until Ive done a lot of that. I have a trained eye for insurance company if any dam-
months, or years later. assessing that damage. age is found to their homes.
With more than 30 years experience in resi- So if you dont file a claim, your increase Its a painless process for the
dential and commercial roofing, Lake Orion in premium will pay for everyone elses re- customer, Southern said. We
Roofing is a fully licensed and in- pairs, except yours. You should walk them through each step of
sured local business whose number never have to pay for your the claims process, from filing a
one priority is quality workmanship neighbors roof, Southern said. claim to installing their new roof,
and customer satisfaction, said Lake Orion Roofing, located at with a complete guarantee of our
owner Mark Southern. 881 Brown Rd., knows the claims workmanship.
We try to set ourselves apart from industry inside and out. Since Lake Orion Roofing operates
the rest of the crowd. Ninety per- 1985, they have helped custom- through a two-step system: their
cent of our business is direct refer- ers successfully complete the certified professionals meet with
rals, so our customers know were entire claim process. homeowners to examine the roof-
here for them were going to make A good test to know whether or ing problems, and then sit down
things right, Southern said. not their home has been damaged is for with the homeowners to guide
Nobody wants their insurance rates to in- homeowners to first look around to see if them through the process so they Patti Lawson and Maegan Eller and the rest of the professional
crease, however, insurance companies typi- their neighbors have had to repair their roofs. can make an informed decision. team at Lake Orion Roofing can help solve your roofing woes.
cally cannot single out a homeowner for a Other signs include collateral damage dis- Southern said this approach set
rate increase based on an Act of God storm covered around the bottom sections of your them apart from other roofers:
damage claim. Instead, insurance companies house to windows, trim and decks, which typi- We pride ourselves on being very honest hour emergency service, for severe weather
can raise rates for everyone in the affected cally indicates roofing damage above. and approachable. A new roof is a big invest- damage or that persistent leak in the middle
area. Homeowners also may use Lake Orion ment. We want people to know that theyre of the night.
In other words, whether or not you file a Roofings work authorization policy, allow- buying a contractor they can trust as much For your free assessment to see if you
claim, everyone will see an increase in insur- ing the company to deal directly with the as theyre buying a product. qualify for an insurance claim, or for all your
ance rates for a natural disaster. homeowners insurance carrier on their be- Lake Orion Roofing also offers project fi- roofing needs, call Lake Orion Roofing team
And many homeowners dont realize that half. nancing, a customer referral program and 24- at 248-393-0055.


Real Life Testimonials! This Guy Knows What Hes Doing!
The Results are Amazing!
I Would Highly Recommend! They Did A Fantastic Job! It never occurred to me to even file an insurance claim until
I overheard several co-workers discussing similar situations
I was only two weeks from arbitration over a dispute with my I called a roof repair expert that told me I had severe
with their homes. I decided to call a contractor, based on hearing
insurance company when I met with Mark at Lake Orion roofing. storm damage. The worst he had seen. The insurance
how good they were on a radio show.
He analyzed the extend of the damages to my roof due to hail company intimidated the roof repair expert and said it was
This contractor came out, took a look and my roof and
and wind and determined the we were not getting a fair offer from sun damage, ext. and that it was not from that storm.
aluminum siding and informed me that they could provide a
from the insurance company and were going to have to pay The roof expert I had called said there was nothing he could
quote on a new roof, but not the aluminum siding, because
for most of our roof replacement out of our own pockets. do about the claim but I definitely had Hail and Wind Damage
they felt it was only slightly damaged.
Using his vast experience in these matters he quickly headed and that I needed a new roof.
I checked with my co-workers that live in the area to ask
off arbitration and got a new inspection ordered. He personally My neighbor had a similar situation and told me things
which contractor they were using Lake Orion Roofing! Why
met with the inspector and walked him through the issues and turned around once they contacted Lake Orion Roofing; all
do you like them? Because they are outstanding!
at the end of the process we were covered for all of the damages their problem were solved.
Mark Southern personally came out to inspect the damage.
that occurred. The work Lake Orion roofing performed was I called Lake Orion roofing and this is when the story finally
He was amazingly efficient and thorough as he reviewed and
excellent and I recommend him for all of your roofing needs. improved. Together Mark (Lake Orion Roofing) and the
captured the damage This guy knows what hes doing. Mark
Insurance Company inspected my roof. They determined my
uncovered a great deal of damage the storms had done to my
We have successfully completed 1,000s of storm damage roof needed to be replaced and the supervisor even said There
home. He worked diligently with my insurance company to
was no question my roof needed repaired.
roofing repairs. Lake Orion Roofing has extensive experience make sure all the damage was addressed. Lake Orion Roofing
The good news. Thanks to Lake Orion roofing, I have a
did all the hard work with the insurance company for me.
new roof, and they did a fantastic job.
in working with insurance companies to replace your storm I would highly recommend!
I cant begin to speak of how supremely skilled and
professional Mark and his roofing and siding team were. Hands
damaged roof, siding, windows, awnings & more! Mitch Kline
down, the best contractor I have ever worked with! The results
are absolutely amazing! I wouldnt use anyone but Lake Orion
Lake Orion Roofing has HAAG Certified Inspectors Roofing!
which Carries a Deeper Level of Credibilty. - An extremely satisfied customer. PR

32 Years Strong Above All Customer Satisfaction? 248-393-0055
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J. Jacobs & Associates Insurance celebrates 35 years

J. Jacobs and Associates Insurance is get- Our customers know were look-
ting ready to celebrate 35 years of helping ing for them and that if its the
businesses and individuals throughout best price out there for them, we
Michigan with their insurance needs. already have it on their policy.
Jeff Jacobs, founder of Jacobs Insurance, We always connect our custom-
started J. Jacobs and Associates Insurance ers with the best service and
in 1981 and soon grew to be one of the top prices we can.
five agents in Michigan. And, to J. Jacobs and Associ-
In 2005, Jeff evolved his company into an ates, quality matters when it
independent insurance agency, so that he comes to the carriers they work
could give his customers a better experience. with.
Today, Jeffs son, President Joseph Jacobs In fact, the agency currently
and his staff strive to carry-out that same carries six of the top-rated inde-
mission. pendent companies in Michigan.
This homegrown independent insurance We really look for companies
agency puts your needs first and will work that are the best-of-the-best. Ev-
with you to develop a custom plan to meet ery company we work with, from
those needs all while staying within a bud- our insurance carriers to the
get you can afford. dealerships and collision shops
J. Jacobs and Associates offers a wide range that we refer our customers to,
of insurance types including auto, truck they are all top-notch, said
and motorcycle insurance, RV and boat in- Jacobs.
surance, homeowner, life, and commercial/ And, as a larger independent
business insurance. agent, we have pull with these J. Jacobs & Associates Insurance, a locally-owned family business, have been serving the Lake Orion community for 35
With access to over 130 companies for com- companies because we send years. Contact the J. Jacobs & Associates team of professionals today to get help with all your insurance needs.
mercial lines and 13 for personal, auto and them a lot of business. Were able
home lines of business, agents at J. Jacobs to manage problems for our customers better assets. Baldwin Rd., is open Monday through Fri-
and Associates are constantly searching to than some of the smaller agencies, Jacobs Whether you are calling to file a claim or day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
get you the best price, so you dont have to. said. looking for face-to face service, youll always To learn more or to receive a quote, call J.
If we see a customers insurance price in- While J. Jacobs and Associates is a larger be able to connect with a friendly and wel- Jacobs and Associates at (800) 690-6645, or
crease, were working on it before they even independent agency, its staff provides the coming agent right when you need one. visit
have to call us, said President Joseph Jacobs. local-level service you need to protect your The office, located in Lake Orion, at 4301 S.

Family owned and operated for over 35 years.

Located in Lake Orion/Clarkston/Auburn Hills area
1/2 mile North of Great Lakes Crossing and I-75 on Baldwin Rd!
(800) 690-6645 or Email:
4301 S. Baldwin Rd. Orion Twp. MI 48359
HOMEOWNERS: Full Replacement on contents and AUTO INSURANCE
the dwelling, 1000 deductible and 500,000 liability Year Make & Model Premium
Dwelling Contents Prem. 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee 436.00
150,000 112,500 350.00 2016 Ford F150 479.00
250,000 187,500 395.00 2016 Chevrolet Impala 454.00
350,000 262,500 457.00 2016 Honda CR-V 445.00
450,000 337,500 587.00 2016 Chrysler T&C 366.00
--Personal Liability 500/500/500 Uninsured and Underinsured 500/500
} --Property Damage $1,000,000 Car Rental - Included
--$500 Stnadard Collision Deductible Accidental Death - Included

Auto - Home - Boat - Motorcycle - Life

Commercial - Work Comp - General Liability
Call us now at 800-690-6645 for your FREE QUOTE!
*The above prices are quoted with no tickets or accidents for 5 years, 50 years of age, multi vehicles, prior insurance and auto home discount. *All quotes
are subject to Superior Credit/Risk scoring, and claim history. *Homes are also quoted with a year built of 2010 or newer. *Prices as of 11/2016 in zip code 48371
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Your #1 Roofing Contractor, Lake Orion Roofing

For over 32 years Lake Orion We take pride in the fact that all of
Roofing has been a staple in the com- our installers must be certified as
munity and will remain so for years to CertainTeed Master Shingle
come. During those 32 years we have Applicators. We want to ensure you
put our hands to good use, helping the will have peace of mind knowing that
community whenever possible. you have selected the best roofing
Lake Orion Roofing opened in 1985 contractor for your home.
and became incorporated in 1988. Not only are we able to handle all
Since then we have provided several your roofing needs, we also install
families and businesses with new roofs, siding, gutters & insulation as well.
gutters, and siding. How have we We have a repair & service
stayed in business so long, well thats department to perform repairs to roof
easy Great Customer Service, and systems or temporary repairs until
Excellent Workmanship! Most youre ready for new roof, siding or
importantly we have a community gutters. Call us today at 248-393-
behind us that has given years of loyalty 0055 to schedule a free inspection &
and commitment. The main reason we estimate.
have kept our doors open is due to If you are currently struggling with
the amazing home owners and business an existing claim give us a call.
owners that we service. M.S. patient Sandy McSwain needed help. Lake Orion Police Chief Jerry Insurance Claims are our specialty,
We are committed to bringing you, Narsh called in Ron Zilka and Jeff Speagle from Vintage Construction and from claim to finish we can help.
our customer and neighbor, the very Mark Southern from Lake Orion Roofing to give her home a new roof and Weve handled hundreds of
best in quality and service. Our customers and know the claim
commitment is to educate each of our right contractor for their project. follow installation standards set forth by process and protocol.
customers in order for them to make We only install quality products from the National Roofing Contractors Our motto we live by is Above
an informed decision in selecting the manufacturers such as; CertainTeed & Association. All Customer Satisfaction.

Lake Orion Roofing Cares About Our Community!

Real Life Testimonials
They Did a Fantastic Job! Will recommend
I would like to share my recent experience with Lake Orion
From start to finish, Lake Orion Roofing was attentive to
our needs, responsive to our request, and very professional in
to everyone Before After
every aspect of their involvement in our project. We had such a pleasant
Project Manager Mark Southern was very helpful in helping experience working with Lake
us understand industry standards, and recommending quality
products. The installation crew was prompt and professional.
Orion Roofing. They were honest Absolutely Amazing Company!
on sharing the true condition of As with many other Lake Orion residents and same storm. They were fantastic to work with and
The office staff was polite, friendly and very helpful. our roof and gave us cost saving business owners, the Orion Art Center was hit I knew I needed their help!
The entire team did a phenomenal job and the result was a ideas to keep our budget down. hard in the Storm of 2014! They reopened a case with our insurance
beautiful new roof and gutter system that was about 20% less Their customer service was friendly Our insurance company sent out a claims company. Brought out another new adjuster and
than the next competitive bid. from the crew to the office staff, as adjuster shortly after the onslaught. We were together with them, did a COMPLETE assessment
I would highly recommend Lake Orion Roofing for any and if we knew them forever. We are sadly surprised when the claim came back in for of the real damage! Bottom line is what started
all of your roofing projects. thankful for their service and will a total of $7400.00! This complete assessment out as a claim of $7400.00 from the original
Eric S. King recommend them to everyone. included such things as; 9 individual shingles, a adjusterwas now in excess of $41,000.00!
Manger of Municipal Pastor Mary Stork very small percentage of siding, on one side Thanks to Lake Orion Roofing and Mark
PropertiesThe City of Auburn Hills Life Christian Church ONLY! Southern the Orion Art Center will now have a
Things just did not seem accurate so we proper and complete makeover. I strongly
decided not to move forward with any repairs recommend that anyone whos home or building
Lake Orion Roofing has HAAG Certified Inspectors until after we contacted LAKE ORION ROOFING.
I personally met Mark Southern and Ben Sprague
of any kind that got damage by the storm of 2014
or any otherdo yourself a major favor and
of Lake Orion Roofing after they repaired damage contact Mark at Lake Orion Roofing before anyone
which Carries a Deeper Level of Credibilty. to my grandmothers home caused by this very else. Its the best decision youll ever make! Sincerely, The New Orion Art

32 Years Strong
Above All... Customer Satisfaction
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Randy Wise Ford-Ortonville: New, pre-owned vehicles

Randy Wise Ford-Ortonville continues to dealership works with all credit organizations
grow. Since 2004 Randy Wise Ford-Ortonville and can guarantee financing. Greene notes
has served the community and is now be- that leasing is a good option, even for motor-
come northern Oakland and southern ists who put a lot of miles on their vehicles.
Genesee counties destination for new and Buy extra mileage and turn your vehicle in
pre-owned vehicles. after a 2-3 year lease, without having to feel
Earlier this year Randy Wise Ford- the pain of depreciation.
Ortonville opened a pre-owned vehicle facil- We have a great selection of Ford Certi-
ity, 830 S. Ortonville Road. The two-acre par- fied vehicles. You can check them out at
cel, just north of Wolfe Road features about
70-80 pre-owned vehicles. Randy Wise Ford-Ortonville remains com-
The expansion is a reflection of our com- mitted to the communitysponsoring the
mitment to the community, said Joe Greene, Drive One 4 UR School event twice a year
manager. The additional sales area also frees with Goodrich in the spring and Brandon in
up space for a greater selection of new cars the fall. Community members are invited to
at the main dealership. test-drive one of seven or eight new cars or
Opening the pre-owned facility last month trucks that Randy Wise brings to the schools.
is the second expansion since 2013 for Randy Ford Motor Company and Randy Wise Ford
Wise Ford-Ortonville. Ortonville will donate $20 for each test drive
A 20,000 square feet state-of-the art show- The staff at Randy Wise Ford-Ortonville (one per household), up to $6,000 can be
room and service area at 986 S. Ortonville Americas best-selling truck, the F-150 con- and often more than 200,000 miles, maintain- earned for each district.
Road just south of the pre-owned facility pro- tinues to set the bar higher with a military- ing your ride is key. Let the certified special- Randy Wise Ford-Ortonville, 989 S.
vided room for a vast selection of cars and grade aluminum-alloy body also available for ists at Randy Wise Ford use the right oil and Ortonville Road, is open 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon-
trucks. the heavy-duty F-250 and F-350 models. filters along with free alignments plus a multi- day and Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday,
Our customer base continues to expand, From the sporty Mustang to the versa- point inspection to keep that vehicle operat- Wednesday and Friday, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m.,
said Greene. Whether pre-owned or new tility of the Escape to the Focus and Edge, ing at peak efficiency. Saturday for those in the market for a new
Randy Wise Ford-Ortonville will meet our whatever your driving needs are, Ford has a We care about customers. Our reputa- vehicle. Service hours are 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Mon-
customers needs. vehicle for you, he said. tion for quality work is second to none, he day through Friday and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Satur-
Ford Motor Company continues to be a Randy Wise services all makes and mod- said. We fix it right and return your vehicle day 888-482-1658. Randy Wise Ford-
leader in the auto industry. For example, the els of vehicles, from oil changes to diesel in a timely manner. Ortonville pre-owned lot, 830 S. Ortonville
2018 Ford Expedition features expanded cabin engine repair. With motorists now keeping Check out some of the great lease options Road is open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday -Friday
room and impressive towing capacity. their vehicles an average of about 11 years available at Randy Wise Ford-Ortonville. The and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

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Over 150 New & 400 Used Vehicles to Choose From

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968 S. Ortonville Rd. Ortonville, MI SERVICE HOURS: M-F 7-6 SAT 8-2
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The Perfect Place to Locate

ER Your Business This Year!
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1 Make MISSION DEVELOPMENT part of Storage, Lakeshore Motel and Apartments, Stone- 9
your business plan to locate in Oxford this year. gate Farmnominated for the Barn of the Year by
Mission Development has 16 Oxford properties the Barn Preservation Association, also featured in
for sale, lease, under construction, and in the de- the book Motor City Dream Garages, Trad-
2 sign stage. Whether your needs are for retail, office, ing Company Inc., the worlds largest collection of
medical, or personal service, we have a location to specialty tractors. 10
fit your size and budget. Mission Development was He currently operates several successful busi-
established in 1978 and is owned by Chuck Sch- nesses in Oxford, which employ 24 people. He has
neider. He is a hands-on developer who personally been on the board of the Lake Orion DDA (eight
handles all aspects of your relationship. Chuck has years) and Oxford DDA (four years), and his proj- 11
the experience, knowledge and commitment to pro- ects have received 12 Oxford Beautification Awards
vide you the best customer service available. by the Oxford Beautification Commission.
He holds a masters degree in business and his Chuck is ready to help you make your business 12
background includes the United Stated Marine plan a reality and is prepared to assist you every
Corps, 32 years in sales and marketing with the Ford step of the way. His properties have great location,
Motor Company in numerous management posi- signage and parking although Oxford provides
5 tions, past ownership of several companies which ample public parking, he owns over 200 private
include Victor Stages, the largest photographic parking spaces. 13
studio in Michigan, Copeley Hill Executive Con- Mission Development has the best value and
ference Center with overnight accommodations, most competitive rates in Oxford.
6 liquor license, and in-house chef, Almont Airport


2681 Hadley Rd., Lapeer Chuck Schneider

DEVELOPMENT, INC. fax: (810) 664-6550 (248) 821-0752
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Metropolitan Tree Inc., full time, personal, professional service

While other tree companies have come have become infested with a variety of dis-
and goneMetropolitan Tree Inc. has con- eases from Dutch Elm disease, to Emerald
tinued to serve the area for more than 50 Ash Borer and recently the Sawyer beetles
years. There must be a reason. that feed on the bark of twigs of susceptible
In addtion to an office in Ortonville live pine trees.
Metropolitan Tree also has a location in While the tree may be standingthe
Clarkston. roots rot first underground. If a tree is dead
We have worked all over Michigan, for three years or more its ready to go over,
said Ron Pepera, owner and community he said.
member since 1960. Id personally like to We understand that economically its
thank all our loyal customers that have sup- tough right now, said Pepera. We can work
ported us over the past years. We strive to with you to set up special conditions for pay-
maintain a high level of service and provide ment. Its much easier to deal with a standing
the highest quality work for a reasonable tree now rather than a tree that has fallen on
price. Metropolitan Tree works full time, year around and stands out from other tree your home.
A member of the Better Business Bu- companies demonstrated by the high ratings and awards we have received Customers should feel confident with
reau, Metropolitan Tree and their employ- from various organizations. Metropolitian Tree and it shows by the great
ees take pride in the work they do and go vice to all their customers. professionals at Metropolitan Tree are ready number of referrals from our satisfied cus-
out of their way to protect your property, Owner Ron Pepera will supervise and to help. tomers. Thank you to all the previous and
surrounding trees and landscape while re- be on all job sites. Pepera reminds customers that liability and current customers that have used our service
moving trees and stumps. We are fully insured for your peace of workmans compensation insurance is needed over the yearswe appreciate your busi-
Metropolitan Tree, operates year round mind, said Pepera. Same full service at dis- prior to tree cutting or you will be liable for ness. We are honored to help enhance your
with all the skilled man power, climbers, count prices. injuries or damages. property values and keep the community safe
cranes, aerial lift trucks, chippers, stump When you call during business hours, you In addtion to qualified removal and disposal from hazardous trees.
grinders, heavy brush mowers and equip- can talk to Bonnienot a machine 98 per- of diseased or infested trees, Metropolitan Tree Metropolitan Tree, 1090 Croup Road,
ment to remove large and hazadous trees cent of the time. Special arrangements can also does contract work for counties, local Ortonville. Phone 248-627-6316 or toll-free
and stumps. From small jobs to land clear- be made for unexpected tree work. municipalities, building contractors, 800-753-1633.
ing, residential and commercial.Metropolitan Whether trees pose a danger, become dis- commerical and residential customers. Normal office hours, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.. If nec-
Tree takes pride in providing personal ser- eased or are damaged after a stormthe During the past years, millions of area trees essary emergency service are available.

Metropolitan Tree, Inc.

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Trimming & Removal
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an all American tree
service working
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Year-Round Service
Heavy Brush Mowing 6 Time
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Mulch Professional Quality Work Winner!

(248) 627-6316 A+ Rating

24 Hour Emergency Storm Service Specializing In Fast Insurance Claims

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Banks Vacuum: Expect First Class Vacuum Products and Services

Banks Vacuum located at 4549 vice benefits you dont get else- are also located in Livonia,
Lapeer Rd. in Orion Township is no where. Free belt changes, unclogs, Plymouth, Novi, Grosse Pointe
ordinary vacuum store. many other minor repairs, and more. Woods, Shelby Township, Troy
It may be the best and most com- Bank says, You simply get a bet- and Warren.
plete vacuum store in the world. ter value at Banks Vacuum. Thats Banks is the areas only Factory-
This is where everyone why we continue to grow. authorized repair facility and each
from serious cleaning fanatics to Just recently Banks added two staff member is factory trained to
those who need parts and advice more stores to the family, 5631 Dixie repair all brands. Banks also fixes
come for their vacuum needs. Highway in Waterford, and 4161 Sear/Kenmore, Kirby, Rainbow and
Banks boasts of being the Orchard Lake Rd. These were for- the other door-to-door brands.
Worlds Largest Vacuum Dealer merly operated under the United The manufacturers refer custom-
with 13 Michigan vacuum Vacuum name and recently changed ers to us to perform their service
superstores, two now in Nevada to the Banks Vacuum. The United and warrant repairs because they
and one in Connecticut, selling Vacuum owner, who once worked know we are experts and because
more vacuum cleaners and floor care for the Bank family, and employees we stock the countrys largest in-
products than any other dealer na- have continued with the Banks ventory of replacement parts, in-
tionwideyes, including the big Vacuum team. cluding hard to find bags, belts, fil-
box stores. With that, Bank has some excit- ters and industry related accesso-
If you cant find it in our stores ing news. ries, says Bank.
or on our website, it simply doesnt Weve added more new products Once in Banks showrooms, cus-
exist, said owner Ken Bank. and more new services than ever tomers can expect far better, more
We offer all brands to fit budgets. before, Bank said. patient and personal service than
Our customers can try and compare Banks is now offering full service they would anywhere else. Bank
every brand, make and model, from sewing machine repair, floor trains the staff himself.
the most basic and inexpensive steamer repair, carpet steamer repair, Were all fully-trained technicians
budget vacuums, to the very high air purifier sales and service, and and vacuum cleaner experts, he
quality, feature rich brands. more. said. Were not like the clerks at
We got them all! Banks also provides and encour- the big-box stores who just point
And yes, Banks Vacuums prices ages trade-in allowances so the at the box.
are guaranteed to beat Target, company can recycle your old And, if you dont feel like leaving At right: General Manager Tim Kellogg with a Riccar Retriever geared towards pet
Walmart, Sears, Costco, Amazon vacuum rather than it ending up in your home, Bank has a solution for owners stands with store manager Casey Barnard with a Miele Homecare vacuum.
Prime and all others. the landfill. that too. Our customers can now order Visit to get a feel of
Plus, when you buy from Banks, In addition to the Lake Orion lo- We have the best vacuum cleaner online and choose free shipping or just what Banks Vacuum in Lake
you get their FREE and famous ser- cation, Banks Vacuum Superstores website on the internet, Bank said. in store pick-up. Orion has to offer.
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Northern Flooring & Interiors combines quality, expertise in an inviting new location
For Matt Pfeiffer, owner of Northern Flooring tion. Our new location has a better layout and members access to innovative products, systems dous growth over the past several years.
& Interiors, running a successful local business more attractive architectural features, as well as a and services. Pfeiffer recently took over as President of the
also means being dedicated to enriching the com- more residential feel, said Pfeiffer. We have more buying power than most big box Orion Area Chamber of Commerce, and North-
munity. The new Northern Flooring & Interiors building stores, Pfeiffer said. We can compete with any- ern Flooring frequently supports local charities and
This is home. Lake Orion is where he grew features a warm, welcoming environment with body on apples to apples items. Its just that we businesses.
up, where his two kids go to school and where wood-beamed ceil- We like to host events and were a drop-off
his heart is and through his business and ings, a stone fireplace, location for many local charities, Pfeiffer said.
personal life, he has become a staunch sup- and an impressive ar- Im all about local, local, local. Its important to
porter for all things Orion. ray of flooring and me to be a good steward and ambassador for the
Since 2003, Pfeiffer has owned Northern home interior prod- community.
Flooring & Interiors, a full-service flooring ucts. They offer free Besides being a Gold Member sponsor in the
specialty store serving North Oakland in-store Interior De- Chamber, Pfeiffer and Northern Flooring have
County, with a strong reputation for provid- sign services and supported Blessings in a Backpack, the Daisy
ing customers with knowledgeable advice, work closely with a Projects Let Them Play initiative and contrib-
quality service and products and the best wide range of local uted to the Veterans War Memorial, the Lake
flooring selection in Oakland County. contractors to ensure Orion Police Departments Shop with a Hero pro-
Northern Flooring, a community mainstay their customers have gram and Design for a Difference.
for the past 29 years, has earned its reputa- access to all the pro- I truly hope and believe that if I can encourage
tion from a willingness to work closely with fessionals necessary more people to get involved and give back, it
every customer to capture the look and feel to complete their would be better for all, and our community will
of their dream floor. Their expertise includes projects, regardless flourish because of it. Theres no easier way to
Carpet, Hardwood, Vinyl, Tile and many other of scope or scale. make a difference than through a grassroots ef-
specialty options as well as area rugs, Hunter As part of our fort, he said.
Douglas window treatments and Interior De- move, were going to In January, Floor Covering News, a national
sign Services. As a member of the Interna- broaden our selec- trade magazine, featured Northern Flooring and
tional Design Guild, they are one of a select tion, but with a more Pfeiffer in the publication, describing how Pfeiffer
group of the finest floor covering stores in curated approach to and his team weathered the storm that swept
North America. our offering, Pfeiffer through Lake Orion a few years ago, literally, and
Earlier this month, Northern Flooring relo- said. emerged stronger.
cated from its store in the Orion Village plaza, While many people Last summer, during the construction on M-24,
just a few blocks south to 845 S. Lapeer Road may turn to the internet and big box stores, Pfeiffer like to sell a bit better apples. Northern Flooring weathered the project that took
across from Buckhorn Lake. says that Northern Flooring actually has better pur- Northern Flooring and Interiors has won the a toll on many businesses in the construction zone.
For a business, a move is always a major chasing power. Thats because Northern Floor- Lake Orion Reviews annual Best of the Best in For details on Northern Flooring & Interiors
decision. We had to have the right building ing is part of CCA Global Partners, a trade coop- Flooring for the past eight years. Their reputation products and services, visit
and we wanted to be close to our original loca- erative consisting of over 2,800 stores, providing and community support has fueled their tremen- or call their showroom at 248-282-3992.


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Michigan Web Press continues to invest in itself

DAVISBURG Michigan Web Press services and direct mail fulfillment. both of Michigan Webs facilities, all These upgrades go along with the eco-
remains committed to print and last year that The latest upgrades include a 300 kW equipment and offices have back up power. friendly processless changes announced
commitment proved itself with a $750,000 Caterpillar diesel generator that supplies A major component of the production upgrades last year. That change eliminated the need
investment in production equipment power to the Magnum press in the event of involved the companys Goss Community press for chemistry and water in the plate imaging
upgrades. process.
The investment, made to better serve All of our plate chemistry was EPA and
Michigan Web Press
their printing clients, was announced in is constantly investing
DNR approved, said Michigan Webs
October. in new and better general manager Todd Hagerman.
Founded in 1979, commercial web printing equipment to publish But eliminating the processor, chemistry
company Michigan Web Press was acquired superior products. and water makes sense as it is one less thing
by Lapeer native Rick Burrough in 1999. to manage and maintain. The new
Burrough expanded the company into a processless plates are more expensive, but
second production facility a few years later that additional cost is offset by eliminating
and now with a team of 80 operates 24/7 out the chemistry.
of two buildings totaling nearly 50,000 It may be surprising to some that a printer of
square feet. newspapers is making substantial investments
Michigan Web Press currently serves in putting ink on paper in the digital age, however,
more than 60 individual newspaper and Burrough said the outlook for community
publishing companies, printing more than newspapers looks strong well into the future in
120 daily, weekly and monthly newspaper both printed and digital versions.
and periodical titles. We hear from many readers and many
The company prints about 3 million advertisers, of all ages, who prefer the
papers every week distributed throughout printed version of our papers. Besides, you
Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. Clients include cant clip your kids photo out of the
The County Press, View Newspaper Group, a power grid failure. The company already that has been in service since 1990. smartphone and stick it on refrigerator.
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Dr. Rocco Ciccones Dental Practice: Advanced

technology paired with winning customer service
Starting their 19th year of being one of pressure. Bleeding gums can be a sign of
Orions leaders in dentistry, Dr. Rocco diabetes. We also pride ourselves on our oral
Ciccones Dental Practice is continuing its cancer screenings. If you are an adult and
commitment to patient care using contempo- you come in for a check up, we give you a
rary technology. cancer screening every time, because in the
The family practice is always up-to-date on U.S., oral cancer takes a life every hour.
the newest, most advanced technologies Dr. Ciccone purchased his Lake Orion prac-
being developed in the dental field, which in tice in 1998 and he and his family moved to
turn can expedite dental procedures. Appoint- Clarkston in 1999.
ments that used to take hours or required I saw Lake Orion, met the people and fell
multiple visits can now be performed with a in love with this area, he said.
few clicks of a mouse. As dental technology progresses, his cus-
Dr. Ciccone, who has been practicing den- tomer service remains at a consistently high
tistry since 1986, and his staff continually level. His staff warmly greets every patient
read and review updates within the dental who comes through their door and that level
field, which are published in dental/medical of comfort continues into the state-of-the-
journals. art treatment rooms.
Additionally, his staff of two hygienists, Dr. Ciccones office is located at 792 S. La-
his assistant, and two administrators receives peer Road. He is in the Buckhorn (Lake) Plaza
continuing education. Its that education that with the PowerHouse Gym.
allows Dr. Ciccone and his team to act as Their business hours are Monday 10
dental detectives when it comes to finding 7 p.m, Tuesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday
health issues in a patient that he or she may 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
not be aware of. A routine check up at their and select Saturdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
office can lead to a life-saving diagnosis, To schedule an appointment, please call
something Dr. Ciccone is very proud of. 248-693-8366. For more information, you can
We pay close attention to things beyond visit Dr. Rocco Ciccones website at
the teeth. We look for bulging veins under You can also find
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Brandon School District: There are no ceilings for our students

The Brandon School District has This is a significant increase from 74.8
made it a priority to plan for the future percent two years ago.
even as it continues to develop existing Extracurricular activities continue to
programs to meet the needs of its cur- flourish, as the varsity football team con-
rent students. cluded an 8-1 season by hosting a home
To that end, the Brandon 2025 com- playoff game. The boys and girls soc-
mittee has continued to steer the dis- cer teams have recently won MHSAA
trict to goals that will benefit students in District crowns. Our winter sports pro-
all grades. grams continue to succeed in and out of
We know it looks like 2025 is a long conference, and a number of
way away, said Superintendent Dr. Blackhawk athletes have signed to con-
Matt Outlaw, but in todays world tinue their careers at the collegiate level.
things change so fast we need to be pre- Brandon 2025 also recognizes that a
pared. Looking ahead allows us to do healthy district away from the classroom
that. can improve outcomes within it. With
One of the Brandon 2025 goals is for three straight years of a balanced bud-
Brandon students to be in the top 25 get, the district has taken steps to con-
percent in student achievement in Michi- solidate its schools to provide both a more
gan. In recently released Top to Bot- efficient education delivery for students
tom rankings of high schools issued by and tremendous cost savings to allow
the Michigan Department of Education, future programs to be even stronger.
Brandon High School was ranked in the Our students and families have em-
77th percentile, putting it in the top 23 The Brandon Blackhawks varsity football team. braced the opportunities we are provid-
percent of Michigan high schools. when you pair that with a dedicated west Oakland County. ing our students, and we expect the posi-
Brandon High School principal Dan teaching staff positive results follow. Other aspects of Brandon 2025 goals tives to continue, said Dr. Outlaw.
Stevens was pleased. We have moti- Brandons score of 77 percent placed have met with similar success. From the While we are proud of the improve-
vated students who are trying to get the it 14th out of 46 schools in Oakland 2016 graduating class, 91percent re- ments we have made, we know there
most they can out of high school, and County and made it the leader in North- ported enrollment in college in the fall. are no ceilings for our Brandon students.
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Genisys Credit Union bolstering mobile presence, gives back to community in 2016
Genisys Credit Union continues to utilize allows members to deposit checks, pay bills, Warmth, $33,000 through its United Way provides all traditional financial services,
innovation and community service to expand view balances, transfer funds, see current campaign, and $12,000 for the Flint water including home and auto loans, small
into a leading credit union in the state of rates, and locate Genisys ATMs and crisis. business lending, merchant processing, and
Michigan. The company enjoyed growth in branches. Genisys takes pride in our relationships additional retail and business financial
total assets and memberships in 2016, while Genisys President and CEO Jackie within the community, said Buchanan. Our services. Connect with Genisys on
growing its mobile presence with the launch Buchanan sees mobile growth as an vision is to not just coexist, but to partner Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by
of their new online and mobile-enabled loan opportunity to take the stress out of banking. with our neighbors in making these following @genisyscu.
application, allowing members to apply Genisys Credit Union strives to make communities great places to live. About Genisys Credit Union:
anytime, anywhere. Genisys also Genisys Credit Union
gave back to the community in is a not-for-profit,
2016, sponsoring over 550 events member-owned financial
across Michigan and devoting institution that has been
over $115,000 in funds through its committed to helping its
Making a Difference campaign. members financially
Genisys Credit Unions total since 1936. Based out of
assets increased over $200 million Auburn Hills, Mich., it is
to $2.2 billion in 2016, while one of the largest credit
membership enjoyed an increase unions in Michigan, with
to over 185,000. The year also saw approximately 187,000
Genisys process over $4 million members and 28 branch
in personal and auto loans, the locations. They also
largest total in company history. banking easy and convenient. We want to In addition to fundraisers, Genisys took provide business loans and a range of
Genisys continues expanding its mobile make life better for members, offering part in several programs to help families in services for small to mid-sized businesses.
presence by introducing its new online loan exceptional financial services with our mobile need during the holidays. Genisys adopted Genisys Credit Union has consistently
application, available on smartphones, application, as well as within our branches 14 families through St. Clair County, Oakland received a 5-Star Bauer Financial Rating for
desktops and tablets. The new feature allows and contact center, she said. County and Genesee County Adopt-a-Family safety and soundness and is proud to be
members to apply for a loan with ease, even Genisys also hopes to impact the programs. Genisys also participated in Sheriff making a difference in their communities.
during a coffee break or while browsing a communities they serve. The company Michael Bouchards Coats for the Cold coat Connect with Genisys on Facebook, Twitter,
dealership showroom. The service offers all sponsored over 550 community events last drive and the Baldwin Centers box packing and Instagram by following @genisyscu.
the safety and soundness that Genisys is year, while offering over 4,500 volunteer event, helping to spread happiness by For convenient access to your Genisys
known for, but with improved convenience hours from employees. The Genisys Credit providing food, clothes and toys to less account, download the Genisys iPhone app
to apply for a loan in minutes. The loan Union Making a Difference campaign fortunate families during the most joyful time in the iTunes Store and Android app in the
application is also available on the Genisys contributed over $115,000 toward local of year. Google Play store. For more information or a
mobile application for iPhone and Android fundraisers across the state, including Genisys Credit Union is a not-for-profit, calendar of events, visit Genisys online at
devices. The Genisys mobile application nearly $35,000 from the OLHSA Walk for member-owned financial institution that


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Creating a home with the Builders Custom Flooring family

Styles may have changed over the past three decades while Build- of selecting flooring and other materials can be stress-
ers Custom Flooring has been conducting business in the Orion ful and strive to reduce any anxiety of their custom-
area, but one thing has maintained a steadfast consistency: their ers.
commitment to both their customers and the community. A lot of time when people come in they really
The family-owned and operated business, which has been lo- dont know the style they are looking for, says Dan.
cated in downtown Lake Orion for the past 10 years, has always This is where Builders Custom Flooring thrives in
maintained that focus and has pursued the freshest designs and the their customer service.
highest quality products for their customers, whether they are pro- It doesnt have to be an overwhelming experience
fessionals or do-it-yourselfers. to come in and select flooring, adds Steve. We have
Builders Custom Flooring is committed to providing quality systems in place to help you to make these selec-
products and quality craftsmanship, says Debbie Burgess, one tions.
half of the husband and wife team that owns and operates Builders He explains that not everybody has the ability to
Custom Flooring along with her husband, Dan. work with an interior designer, but they do that on a
In fact, according to Debbie, they take a lot of pride in being able daily basis and can assist with design input. This is a
to help people bring together all the design elements to complete service they offer their customers, too, and have an
their project. interior designer available that customers can work
Its this passion for people and their homes that drives the staff at with.
Builders Custom Flooring to stay up-to-date on flooring trends. Another tool available to customers is
According to Steve Bevel, Debbies son and store manager, they are YourHomeStyle, which allows them to cross-refer-
completing a full refresh of their showroom as the New Year has ence different flooring options to come up with the Its truly a family business and passion for Steve, Debbie, Dan and Rick of Builders
brought new products, new styles, and new manufacturers. Its a best coordinated choices for their home. Builders Cus- Custom Flooring.
great time for people to refresh their homes, he says. Along with tom Flooring is one of only two retailers in Michigan
the latest styles and highest quality products, customers will also to offer this service. to purchase quality products for your own do-it-yourself project,
get exceptional service and product knowledge. It helps clients to make selections that complement one another the public showroom at Builders Custom Flooring takes pride in
Along with great quality products, we also offer our clients a and eases the decision making process, explains Steve. providing the best service and quality products to the community
wealth of industry expertise. Not only is Dan a store owner, but he Builders Custom Flooring also tries to put an emphasis on prod- they love and work in.
has 30 years of experience in the industry and started out as an ucts made in America. When driving by Builders Custom Flooring, you will notice a sign
installer while attending college, says Steve who was an installer We have a lot of products that are made in the U.S.A., and when in their window that reads Every Family Has A Story, Welcome To
previously, too. We have years of knowledge from on the job available, we try to promote those as much as possible, says Ours.
experience to base our project management off of. Steve, explaining they also try to promote Michigan-made lines Truly family owned and operated, Dan, Debbie, son Steve, son-
Were not just sitting behind a desk. Weve been out in the field whenever possible, too. in-law Rick, and adopted Uncle Bob are your Home Style Experts.
and know the potential obstructions that can affect a job, he adds. We carry a fantastic product made in Chelsea, Michigan. Its a Builders Custom Flooring is located at 11 South Broadway in
We can foresee a lot of the impediments that can occur along the large hardwood line, and everything is locally harvested, locally downtown Lake Orion. They are open Monday, Wednesday and
way to help provide a customer with the smooth process from milled, and locally distributed, he adds, regarding the line they Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m.
inception to installation. carry from Chelsea Plank Flooring. to 8 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. They can be reached
The group at Builders Custom Flooring understands the process So whether you are looking for a full-service provider or a place at 248-814-9663 and visited online at

Sherman Publications:
The power of local buying and local marketing!
Did you know when you drive down the local buying trends for the next 12 months. bined circulation over 55 million. Their audi- age cost of a new car is, $25,777, the local
street and look at all your neighboring homes, The findings, we am happy to report, are stag- tors pour over our US Postal statements, buying power is $189,476,601 in new car sales!
that nearly three of every four of the families gering. printing statements and any other statement (that's $189 million!)
inside make decisions on what goods and Circulation Verification Council (CVC), an they can find, to come up with their findings. 18% will be in the market for a new used
services they will purchased based on what independent, third-party reporting audit com- Their audits cover printing, distribution, cir- vehicle. With the average cost being, $13,145.
they seen in our papers? pany based in St. Louis, MO, audited The culation, websites, digital editions, mobile, This represents another $108,026776 in sales.
That means of the over 55,000 address Clarkston News and Penny Stretcher circula- email, social media and readership studies to Let's see oh, 7% of you say you will
who get a Sherman Publication weekly from tion numbers making sure what we report give an accurate picture of a publication's need a real estate agent (that's just over 2,700
Goodrich down M-15 to Clarkston, over to to the community is what we are delivering. reach and market penetration. transactions). If the average transaction is
Lake Orion, up M-24 to Oxford and east to (Hint, we are.) Oh, and we did not pay for this audit. $240,000, local real estate agents will be ink-
Lakeville and Leonard, over 40,000 look at So, after their audit, what did they find According to CVC founder and president, ing over $653 million dollars in contracts. Talk
the ads and buy stuff based on what they with their simple, Yes and NO questions of Tim Bingaman, CVC uses a for-profit busi- about the benefits of fiduciary relationships!
saw! local residents? ness model, which allows our company to A little over 3,400 of you plan to seek the
That is the power of local buying and lo- Of the random residents surveyed: remain completely objective in its reporting advice of an attorney this coming year, rep-
cal marketing! 98.6 percent recognized they received our practices. We run our business the same way resenting over $3.4 million worth of legal ad-
Sherman Publications, Inc (SPI) is the pub- paper. as financial auditors and auditors of all other vice. I think local counsel may think about
lisher of four community newspapers, The 74 percent said that they, or someone in media. There's no power of influence because marketing in our pages to get a piece of that
Clarkston News, Oxford Leader, Lake Orion their home regularly reads or looks through most publishers do not pay us directly for pie before all the billboard and TV commer-
Review and the Citizen (up in Ortonville, our paper our services, so we can be totally impartial cial lawyers get all the action!
Groveland and Goodrich); two total market 73 percent said they frequently pur- and just report the facts. Today, CVC is known Thank you to our community you local
coverage shoppers (The Ad-Vertiser and The chase products or services from local busi- as the premier source of audit, circulation and residents and businesses who continually
Penny Stretcher); and one glossy coupon ness ads seen in our papers. readership data, and Im proud of the work supports this local paper and for taking the
magazine called The Big Deal, which covers Wow! Nearly three quarters of the house- we do. time to respond to the survey. There are
our entire circulation area, plus another 10,000 holds in this community use our paper when Aside from assessing our papers' reach, naysayers who say newspapers are dying.
addresses in the 48328 ZIP code in Waterford. making buying decisions. Can, any other form Bingaman's company also got the pulse for Bah! Once again those who say that do not
Last year, a national auditing firm released of local marketing boast those numbers? locals' projected buying trends. Here are some live in the our area. Your community papers
their findings based a phone survey they For the skeptics out there, hold on a sec- of the answers you provided: continue to thrive, insuring readers will be
completed of area residents you, our read- ond. Let's talk about CVC. First, they audit 17% of your neighbors say they will get a informed and entertained for years to come!
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MLC Building Company

have a sense of privacy, Assistant
Office Manager Jennie DeNio had to say
about Clarkston Woods.

MLC Building Company takes pride
in the fact they are a family owned
company with a reputation for quality

at home
work with quality materials.
We dont just buy the cheapest
materials from those big box stores,
Moraco said, adding they help the local
Enjoying Waddell Wednesday at Andiamos. From left to right, Arlinda Crossland, Pamela Palmer, MLC Building Company is a family economy by supporting area buisnesses
Linda Danek and Amy Orahood. Waddell Wednesday is the last Wednesday of each month, from owned and operated construction like Burke Lumber, Cabinet Creations,
4:30-6:30 p.m. All are welcome. business located right here in Clarkston. Acme Building Materials and Front Door

Helping you with your finances

Owner Sam Moraco has built a rock Design.
solid reputation throughout Independence DeNio says Sam is very
Township, and Oakland County, since knowledgeable and keeps up to date with
Independent financial advisor and Clark- Outside of her advisory business, Linda 1992. current trends in home building and
ston resident Linda Danek seeks to help local also keeps active in Clarkston. We dont just build houses, we build design. Hes always on the forefront of
families and businesses develop strategies to Ive been fortunate in my life and career and homes, Maggie Moraco, Office knowing what the new and best
pursue financial freedom. I want to give back. Ive gotten very involved Manager and Sams daughter says. materials are for the job.
Weve all been there, Linda said. Too in the community, she said. Currently MLC Building is proud to Aside from Clarkston Woods, MLC
much to do and not enough time for finances. She is a member of the Clarkston Area Op-
We focus our energy on our careers, manag- timists Club a group dedicated to Bringing
offer potential clients an opportunity to keeps busy helping their clients design
ing our households and families and perhaps out the best in kids. Linda is also a member of build a custom home in a premier and build their dreams.
starting a business. Organizing our finances the Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce and residential development. MLC offers new home construction,
and defining where we want to be in five, 10 or is involved with her local church, St. Daniels, Clarkston Woods, located in custom remodels and/or additions and
even 30 years often stays at the bottom of our where she has co-chaired annual fundraisers Davisburg, offers Craftsman and French historical preservation and/or restoration
to do list. Thats where I come in. My clients for the past two years. Country styled homes on unusually large services.
are at the top of my to-do list. Knowing Ive Linda has grown her practice from prima- half acre to two acre lots, with a private MLC Building Company is available
helped them design and implement solutions rily helping teachers and employees in the subdivision beach on all-sports Big Lake. by appointment and can be reached at
is a wonderful experience I have the best job Clarkston Community School district with their Homes start in the $300,000 range and (248) 830-3342.
in the world. finances to include the entire community.
Though Linda works out of Waddell & Linda is excited to host events throughout
if purchased soon, can be ready for lake To learn more about the company or
Reed offices in both Birmingham and Grand Clarkston, such as a free document shredding living by this summer. Clarkston Woods you can visit:
Blanc, she prefers to meet clients in their homes party, educational discussions and Waddell This is a wonderful place to raise a
for a more comfortable, convenient experience. Wednesdays, a social hour and networking family, be close to other families and still or
Financial planning is all about you and event on the last Wednesday of every month
often its easier to work together in your home at Andiamos.
where you keep your records, she said. Its I know there are a lot of financial advisors
important for me to make the process as easy out there and I know finding one you trust
as possible, so youll get started and stick can be a challenge. Im grateful and honored
with it. I come to you on your schedule. my clients have placed their trust in me and I
Waddell & Reed is a nationwide company, take their trust very seriously, she said. Your
founded in 1937 by two World War I veterans. financial future is important and you need an
The company is built on a culture of servant advisor whos going to work with you and for
leadership. Headquartered in Kansas City, you and Ill do that.
Linda likes the Midwest values Waddell & Look for Lindas monthly Q&A feature in
Reed advocates. The Clarkston News and mark your calendar
My core values are about taking care of to enjoy Waddell Wednesday happy hour on
people and so are Waddell & Reeds. March 29, 4:30 6:30 p.m., at Andiamos.
Linda helps families and individuals make To set up an appointment, call Lindas of-
financial plans specific to their wants and fice at 248-220-1650, extension 131, or her cell
needs, then helps implement strategies based at 248-736-7850. You can also e-mail Linda at
on those plans.
We start with planning thats critical to For more information, visit Lindas website
be sure we have a clear roadmap to follow. at
Then we define solutions and take action to Waddell & Reed is not affiliated with any other
implement them. It is important to have strate- entities referenced herein. Linda Danek is licensed
gies to pay down debt, make investments con- to offer insurance products through insurance com-
sistent with your risk tolerance and objectives, panies with whom Waddell & Reed has a sales
and understand risk management to help pro- arrangement. Securities and investment advisory
services offered through Waddell & Reed, Inc., a
tect your wealth or provide for your needs
Broker/Dealer, Member FINRA/SIPC and a Fed-
MLC Building Company offers custom homes using the latest in styles
when the unexpected happens, she said. erally Registered Investment Advisor. and materials.
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Best care with Clarkston Cleaning

I just want my house cleaned and done as This prevents damage to any surfaces in your
cheap as possible! beautiful home. Clarkston Cleaning Services
Does this sound familiar? It sure does. takes pride in being a healthy cleaning service.
Everyone would like to pay the least amount Dawn Raffler, owner of Clarkston Cleaning
of money and still get the best job possible. Services, states, Clean does not have a smell.
When you are looking for the best value you If you are walking into a home that smells like
need to keep a few things in mind while a lilac bush or bleach, you are breathing in
choosing the best house cleaning service for toxins and prolonged breathing of those
your home. products will cause adverse breathing issues.
Initially, ensure anyone you hire has the Lastly, how many will be cleaning your
appropriate insurance and you have done home? Are you hiring just them or will they
your own background check before you allow be bringing friends or children with them to
them in your home. Clarkston Cleaning help clean?
Services has already done this for you! Why is this an important question to ask?
Clarkston Cleaning performs a 3-step One, you will need to repeat the background
employee screening process. First, not only screening process for each new face you see
do they run an Oakland County background enter your home. Two, you will also need to
check, but also a Michigan and national make sure those individuals are also insured
background check on all their employees. with the proper insurance. Three, you will
Also, in the day and age of social media, need to make sure those additional cleaners
Clarkston Cleaning uses this to their are properly trained with the cleaning
advantage. Each employees social profile is products for the surfaces in your home.
Nuview Nutrition uses functional medicine which addresses the root cause. reviewed to make certain they are the best fit Clarkston Cleaning Services understands
for their clients. Lastly, Clarkston Cleaning after four hours of cleaning a house a cleaning
Nuview Nutrition gets to the root of ailments Services performs a 15-question interview with technician is exhausted and quality will start
all future employees. They want to double to fail. Knowing this, Clarkston Cleaning
The medications keep piling up and you just and environmental, stressors and even emotional and triple check their cleaning teams are builds teams of three for their clients, to
want to feel better. Nothing is working and your triggers. dedicated to their clients. preserve the high standard their customers
symptoms are only getting worse, or your She explained the average Americans lifestyle Clarkston Cleaning also carries general request.
medications are causing side effects that create a consists of sugar, processed foods and saturated liability and bonding insurance. They are Clarkston Cleaning Services loves to give
need to add another medication. fats. This gives the perfect environment for committed to protecting you and your back to the community. Every year they
The friendly and helpful staff at Nuview inflammation and disease to brew. belongings in the home from loss or damage. support local little league teams, chamber
Nutrition is waiting to create a tailored plan for This is a good place to start when changing Workers compensation on every Clarkston expos, Taste of Clarkston, fireworks, Concerts
you to ditch those meds and improve your health. your lifestyle, Crandell said. We work with Cleaning employee protects you from lawsuits in the Park, and SCAMP.
We specialize in customized nutrition plans, people and meet them where they are at to start if a cleaner hurt themselves while in your home. Not only are they giving back to the
said Cindy Crandell, R.N., C.N., Functional making those changes so they can give the body Secondly, who is buying the chemicals and community, they are also a proud member of
Medicine Nutritionist and Lifestyle Educator. the environment to heal and live in wellness supplies to clean your home? When searching Cleaning for a Reason. To date, Clarkston
We help people get off numerous medications instead of sickness. These changes result in for a cleaning service, make sure anyone you Cleanings has donated over 200 hours of free
by working with them and their practitioner. By decreasing overall inflammation and improving hire to clean your home understands what house cleaning services for women
assessing the symptoms, we use a functional the gut health, the two biggest players for disease chemicals can and cannot be used on your undergoing cancer treatments. For more
medicine approach to address the root cause. state to flourish. home surfaces and what chemicals are not information about Cleaning for a Reason visit
Conventional medicine is designed to treat They also work with a variety of chronic safe for your family and pets.
symptoms; however, by addressing the root illness by addressing the underlying issues and Clarkston Cleaning Services purchases all Clarkston Cleaning Services is always
cause, you can restore health and wellness and bringing balance to the body, which can reverse the cleaning products and supplies needed accepting new clients. Give them a call
reduce the need for costly medications. and delay the illness. to assure you a clean and healthy home for Monday- Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 248-620-
Crandell pointed out, An example of this When you give the body the right your family. Their teams are trained intensely 9410 to get an over-the-phone estimate or visit
can be seen in the fact that many people will environment, it can heal itself, Crandell said. on surface material and all the cleaning their website at
complain of thyroid symptoms for years, such It is truly amazing. products, safe for every surface in your home. to get an estimate instantly.
as: weight gain, dry skin, fatigue, constipation, It really makes sense if we heal the same
thinning eye brows, to name a few. However, way we were designed, she added. By using
when testing the thyroid, it will show normal the design of the body, we look at how an embryo
until it is finally in disease state. A functional is formed and it all starts with the gut tube. That
medicine approach would look at those gut tube goes all the way from the mouth to the
symptoms as a sluggish thyroid function and dig anus and then right along that is the spinal column,
deeper to address what is causing the thyroid to which is the nervous system. From there, we
be sluggish. Typically, this is an adrenal issue. bud our organs. Then we need good
By treating the adrenals, the thyroid will totally communication between cells and between organs
recover and symptoms will be resolved, saving because it is the bodys flow system. When
the thyroid from disease. those filtering organs get out of sync or become
Crandell added, If the thyroid is already in clogged, we end up with vital organs in crisis.
disease, including Hashimoto disease, we work When we reestablish that communication and
on reversing it at the source of the cause. flow, the body can heal!
At Nuview Nutrition, Crandell explained, Nuview Nutrition services include grocery
Clients begin with an intake appointment where store classes, body composition testing,
we get a very detailed health history, starting emotional wellness, corporate wellness, monthly
with the health of the patients mother while health classes, and breast thermography on For Clarkston Cleaning Services: back row from left, Kelly, Quality Assurance
they were in the womb. We identify triggers by March 31. See our website for more information, Manager with team leaders Daryn, Krystal, MaryBeth; front row, Karen, Kristie,
looking at genetic, toxic exposures, both lifestyle Salina and Kylie.
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Future bright for community, and

its local Clarkston State Bank
For Clarkston State Bank, 2016 was
an outstanding year and 2017 looks even
"We exceeded all of our performance
goals for the year and we have a great
pipeline of new business heading into
2017," said J. Grant Smith, President and
CEO. "We have assisted businesses large
and small with their financing needs
throughout the tri-county area."
Lending activity has been very strong
for several years now and has allowed
the Bank to expand its client base beyond
Clarkston and Oakland County.
"The Bank has significant deposits,
both consumer and commercial and
continues to offer the most competitive
products and services to our client base,"
Smith said. "And 2017 looks to be even
better than last year. We have developed
a comprehensive strategic plan post-
recession and we are performing very
Dr. Julie Lezotte, surrounded by her staff at Clarkston Oaks Dental. well and exceeding our performance

Friendly, high-tech dental All while maintaining a good growth

posture while focusing on distinguishing
the Bank as a leader in the market both

care at Clarkston Oaks in product offerings and exceptional

customer service, he said.
"Our agility and service sets us apart
J. Grant Smith, President and CEO of
Clarkston State Bank.
Friendly smiles from the Clarkston Oaks complexities of insurance and making sure from the 'Big Bank Silo' approach where seasoned staff and offers competitive
Dental staff greet everyone walking into their our patients are taken care of financially as we hear every day how hard it is to get products and services to accommodate
office, and their patients would agree 100 well."
percent. Dr. Julie speaks highly of her hygienists
anything done," Smith said. the needs of local businesses.
Clarkston Oaks Family Dentistry (formally and her assistants adding, "they are the best Customers continue to increase the "We pride ourselves on offering
The Dental Spa) offers state of the art - I'm very lucky." usage of all Clarkston State Bank's private-banking-like services where our
technology in a warm, friendly, caring Dr. Julie not only provides dentistry for mobile banking products and the team will go above and beyond to help a
environment. the members of the community, but has taken response has been very positive. client. If they need after hours service,
"Technology is key in providing the best two separate trips to Haiti to provide care "Our mobile banking app will see some assistance on the weekend or just need
dentistry and now is considered standard of for the underprivileged. upgrades this year as well as our website someone on site to help them balance an
care," says Dr. Julie Lezotte. "I pride myself "My heart goes out to the people of and internet banking application," he said. account or pick up a deposit, we dont
on providing excellent care for all of my Haiti," she says. "These people live in "We are acutely aware of the changing hesitate to help," Smith said. "This type
patients. If I'm unhappy with an outcome - I communities with no running water, no needs of our customers and the focus of service separates us from other
will do it over. I am extremely honest." electricity. We provide basic dental care to on ease of banking. We maintain our financial institutions in the area. Its what
Dr. Lezotte goes on to discuss how get them out of pain."
technology has changed her practice. With This last trip, Dr. Lezotte was
branches in Clarkston and Waterford and weve always done and will continue to
digital X-rays and intraoral camera accompanied by her two assistants, LeAnn have expanded our customer base do as part of our core mission."
technology she can diagnose and treat her and Erica, and her sister who is also a dentist. beyond those areas with mobile banking The Bank has been very busy
patients better than ever. Clarkston Oaks Family Dentistry products." providing financing for many different
"Dentistry has really improved over the welcomes kids and adults and provides many In addition to satisfying the consumer types of businesses using conventional
last 10 years. We are able to see more and services, including but not limited to: client needs, business customers are also as well as Small Business Administration
better assess the patients and their needs." cleanings, periodontal services, endodontic utilizing internet banking products which loan products to assist with financing
Dr. Lezotte has been practicing dentistry treatment, porcelain crowns and veneers, provide them a more efficient way to needs.
for almost 18 years and has been at her dentures, Invisalign and whitening. make deposits, initiate wires, etc. "The past two years have been two
current location for 13 years. She and her staff would love to see you "We offer multiple delivery channels of the most productive years from a
"I could not ask for a better staff," she and your family! which allows our customers to reach us lending standpoint for the Bank. We
says. "We are a small team, and we work Dr. Lezotte is available in her Clarkston
extremely well together and we have office: Monday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Wednesday,
from wherever their business is located," expect 2017 to continue on the same
become family. My office manager, Kelly 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; and Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 he said. trajectory," he said.
Willette, has been with me almost as long p.m. Emergencies are always welcome! Economic growth in Oakland County To find out more about Clarkston State
as I have been in my location and is an For more information or to make an has been positive over the past several Bank, call 248-625-8585, or check
integral part of my team - dealing with the appointment, please call 248-623-4600. years. The Bank employs a very
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The MBA Real Estate Team

Local, Independent Firm Knows The Market, How To Market And How To Treat Their Clients

Christopher Mersino Carrie Mersino Shanda Adcock Crystal Cunningham Dianne Fox Jereme Goforth
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Create first-class memories at

Pine Knob Mansion, Carriage House
Pine Knob Mansion and Carriage House a new chandelier.
is perfect for weddings, holiday celebrations, Brides are choosing taupe, ivory, and
private parties, charity fundraisers, corporate other natural colors for bridesmaids dresses,
gatherings, and other ceremonies and special decor, and linen. They look beautiful at both
events. Recent renovations make it even facilities, she said.
better. Outdoor pavilions provide a unique,
For brides, the new Peppino Room offers natural backdrop to your wedding ceremony
a beautiful dressing room and an exquisite and reception, or any special occasion.
location for photographs. The room Both venues feature full banquet service
overlooks the gazebo and offers a beautiful and catering, led by Head Chef Tony
view. Goodrich.
Were excited about that addition, said His resume is awesome. Hes worked
Angie Streby, office manager. Brides enjoy with really great chefs, said Kurt Peters,
the romantic, quaint, elegant feel of the director of catering. Everything is spot on.
mansion. Hes just awesome at what he does. Theres
The Mansions Great Hall with arched nothing he cant do, from curry to deep fried
ceilings and stained glass windows offers lobster tail. Youre not going to get better
magnificent views of the sunrise and sunset food than you get here. The value for the
The professionals of MBA Real Estate. from the highest natural point in southeast food is extraordinary.
Michigan, and the perfectly manicured Exquisite brunches for Mothers Day,
MBA Real Estate has personal touch gardens surrounding the 19-room English
Manor, built by Colonel Waldon in 1927.
Christmas and events throughout the year
feature a full spread of tempting breakfast,
The private gardens are great for lunch and dinner dishes.
Locally owned and homegrown firm MBA potential agents. The first pillar is the
Real Estate hopes to draw more professionals constant training and support provided to pictures, Streby said. We have a wonderful The 27-hole Pine Knob Golf Course is one
outdoor space, with gardens, fountains, of Oakland Countys premier public courses,
interested in becoming realtors to their MBA agents, second is a very generous
patio, gazebo, and scenic views of the with a breathtaking wooded backdrop and
Clarkston based business. commission structure, and third is their lead
Broker/Owner Christopher Mersino generation program, which helps agents take surrounding countryside. beautiful displays of nature at its finest.
The Carriage House, built in 1927, The award-winning course, designed by
emphasizes the business upholds real estate their career to the next level more quickly
originally housed the caretakers family for Dan Pohl, offers dramatic elevation changes,
practices to the highest ethical standards and effectively.
and agents take the MBA pledge; vowing to In the business of real estate, the Colonel Waldons estate. The property, tee to green, clubhouse with snack bar/
surrounded by orchards on an 850 acre lounge, Pro Shop, beverage carts and
always provide the most excellent customer company you work for is far less important
estate, has been transformed into a unique halfway house. The championship golf
service. than the individual realtor themselves,
Our agents learn how to more effectively Mersino said. New agents excel quickly contemporary banquet facility with crystal course is great for large golf outings at the
chandeliers and picturesque floor to ceiling Carriage House, as well as league play.
serve the client and these services are here, they really hit the ground running.
windows. For more information about The Mansion,
available to the residents of Clarkston, MBA currently has 15 licensed realtors
Mersino said. and is sponsoring three more in the real The recent renovations of the Carriage Carriage House, and Golf Club at 5580
House update its look with warm wood Waldon Road, call 248-625-0700 and check
The firm practices the most modern estate pre-licensure course.
tones, granite counter tops in the foyer and
effective marketing practices and has In this day and age, theres no longer an
embraced the digital age by becoming very advantage to being with a franchised brand.
active in online marketing and advertising. We offer every service they do without the
MBA Real Estate was founded in 2008 burdensome commitments and fees. We are
and moved back home to Clarkston in 2013. a full-service independent brokerage firm,
Theyre involved with Clarkstons Chamber and we want independent minded realtors
of Commerce and local events within the to come work with us that share this core
community. belief, Mersino said.
Our roots are here in Clarkston, but we MBA staffs a full time marketing and
serve all of North Oakland County and advertising director and offers an in-house
surrounding communities, Mersino said. lender, home builder, and title company.
Were very involved in our community. We Mersino aligns MBA with the best in the
are Clarkston. We are what people here want industry to help clients with every aspect of
to work with: a locally owned and operated their real estate needs.
firm. We help people sell, buy and lease real
Mersinos involvement extends beyond estate, whether it be someone moving locally
the professional realm; he has a second or out of the area, he said. We have years
career as a youth football and baseball coach of experience in residential, vacant land,
at Our Lady of the Lakes, where his four commercial and industrial brokerage, in
children attend school. addition to experience in land development,
During the next year Mersino hopes to and all of it processed in-house.
expand his staff and is excited to see home Realtors - new and experienced - are
values back on the rise again. We expect always welcome at MBA Real Estate, which
even better growth in 17 than we saw in 16. is located at 5631 Sashabaw Road and the
Consumer confidence in real estate is at an office can be reached at 248-620-8660. To
almost 15-year-high, Mersino said. learn more about the company visit their
MBA stands out because of its Three Facebook page or their website at:
Pillared Approach, both for customers and The elegant and historic Pine Knob Mansion.
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Exemplary education at
Our Lady of the Lakes
Every student deserves the opportunity soccer, and other sports.
to experience the excellent education offered Students also have the opportunity to
at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic School. participate in various clubs and
Exciting things are happening at Our organizations from elementary through high
Lady of the Lakes, said Richard Vanden school, including Student Council, National
Boom, president and middle and high school Honor Society, a completely unified K-12
principal. Were so confident that if you robotics program, Drama, Optimist Club, Art
give us the opportunity to educate your Club, Chess Club, Photography Club,
children, youll love it. Scouts, American Heritage Girls, Math
New tuition rates for kindergarten and first Pentathlon and more.
grade students present an excellent There are many opportunities to visit Our
opportunity for young families. Lady of the Lakes campus. Preschool and
Theyre half of what they were, Vanden kindergarten roundup is scheduled for May
Boom said. If youre looking at Catholic 12. Parents interested in any grade are
education and think you cant afford it, you welcome and encouraged to meet with staff
can. Try it and youll be hooked. and tour the school anytime.
Also new for the 2017-18 school year, to The school also offers a Little Lakers
accommodate high demand, OLL will offer program for toddlers four and under on
Junior Kindergarten for students with early Wednesdays from 8:30-10 a.m. in the OLL
kindergarten birthdays. This program School Gym, with activities in the gym, art
provides a full year of preparation that sets projects, and other informal activities for the
the stage for success in kindergarten and children, and coffee for the adults. The
beyond. This 'gift of time' makes all the program is free and open to the public, and
difference for children just setting out on no pre-registration is needed.
their educational journeys. Just stop by, Vanden Boom said.
Varicose vein treatment at Allue Vein Center is quick and comfortable.
The school takes pride in its tradition of Theres a lot of excitement and a lot of
excellence. With elementary, middle school, success here.

High tech treatment at and high school students sharing the same
entryway, students share a sense of family.
Everyone knows everyone. Theres a lot
For more information or to set up a visit,
call Our Lake of the Lakes Catholic School,
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Allure Vein Center of trust, the principal said. The young kids
really look up to the older students.
Graduates take pride in knowing they started
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Itchy, sore and bulgy - these are just some your veins treated. Then, go back to what
of the words people with venous disease activity you were doing - that's important to life.
use to describe having varicose veins. people." Average ACT scores are above national,
The friendly staff of Allure Vein Center of She added part of the experience is a nice, state, and local district averages, and college
Clarkston, located at 7300 Dixie Highway, has comfortable office and the friendly, well- preparatory curriculum includes seven face
helped many with their varicose veins and is trained staff to assist you. to face AP classes with even more
here to help you, too. The vein center isn't all Allure offers. They opportunities online and through partnering
"We have excellent patient care and pay are also a medical spa offering hormone universities.
attention to the small details," said Dr. replacement therapy and cosmetic services. Faculty is a huge point of pride, with fresh,
Elizabeth Pensler, a Double Board Certified "Patients are excited because it is a one new ideas alongside decades of tradition and
Vascular and General Surgeon. stop shop and because of the other services experience.
"We play a lot of attention to our patient's we offer here besides vein treatment," said Every family should have the
life and their background especially what Dr. Pensler. opportunity to afford this important
they are looking for and what their They have Botox and facial fillers, investment in their child's formative years,
expectations are for treatment so they can administered by highly trained and Vanden Boom said. Every student is entitled
receive a very pleasant experience." experienced doctors and physicians to a high level of education.
Varicose veins in the leg can lead to assistants, which reduce wrinkles and restore Our Lady of the Lakes continues to
swelling, open wounds, ulcers, restless leg confidence. demonstrate a commitment to providing an
syndromes and other conditions. Allure To tighten sagging skin, Allure uses the education focused on the skills necessary
pioneers treatments and treatment methods latest technology including Fraxel laser skin to be successful in the 21st century. Wireless
of the painful condition. resurfacing, Thermage, which uses high-speed internet connections have been
Previously, varicose veins would be radiofrequency energy, and the ultrasonic upgraded throughout campus to support a
treated surgically with vein stripping Ulthera procedure. fully integrated one-to-one iPad program
requiring a long recovery time and leaving Allure was the first medical spa in from kindergarten through 12th grade.
scars. Michigan to offer CoolSculpting which uses Were taking technology to a whole new
With new procedures using lasers and cold energy to break up fat cells in a process level, redefining the way students learn, the
other technology, patients have no down called cryolipolysis. CoolSculpting principal said. Its really changed the way
time and minimal discomfort. technicians at Allure have received we teach our students.
"When you get your varicose veins specialized training in the procedure. OLL has a full CYO and high school
treated you can return to your normal For more information, please visit sports schedule, with student-athletes Mrs. DiSalle, Kindergarten teacher at
activities," said Dr. Pensler. "You can go back or call 1-800- earning state championships and awards in Our Lady of the Lakes, teaches a math
to work. You can stop in at lunch and get 577-2570 to schedule a consultation. football, baseball, softball, basketball, golf, lesson using AppleTV.
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The Anytime Fitness White Lake Commons Team.

Members are top priority

at Anytime Fitness
Anytime Fitness aims to inspire Clarkston They try to get at least one piece of new
residents by offering more than just your equipment every year, Adragna said, to give
average gym membership. members something new to experience.
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For our members that come in, this place
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that we have with our members, Baker said.
Were only going to grow from here.
sure everyone is coming into a friendly place More than just a place to work out, Any-
where they feel welcome. time Fitness gives back to the community
FEATURIN They focus on their members, making their
safety, health and happiness a top priority.
through event and team sponsorships.
We do a lot of community based things.
We like to focus on quality over quan- We love doing Taste of Clarkston, we do
tity, were going to do everything we can to other events, anything that has to do with
make members happy and want to come here Clarkston we try to get involved in if we can,
and want to spend time here, Hire to Inspire Adragna said. We do a lot of advertising in
Manager Kayla Baker said. Our trainers are the community through events, word-of-
Series great and theyre gonna push you, theyre mouth, even Facebook.
Insignia gonna transform you, theyre gonna get the
best out of you, same thing with our instruc-
One Clarkston resident even posted to the
gyms Facebook page saying they saved his
tors. Your health is obviously number one life.
here. He was heading down the road of being
Go to our website where you will find links to a Adrangaalso allows members to bring a morbidly obese. We opened up and now he
7 day pass and a link to our class schedule as friend in for a week to introduce them to the has a place to work out thats close to home,
gym. Its always better to work out with a Adragna said. Never seen him, never met
well as bios about our staff and trainers. friend or a partner, right? Push each other, him, until one day I just came in at night and
help each other get along. talked to him.
Rejuvenating the gym is another priority, Anytime Fitness is located at 7113 Dixie
Like us on at whether it be physical change, coming up Highway and can be reached at 248-922-9494.
to ensure you are up to date on all things with different programs for their clients or The facility is open 24/7 and staffed Monday
being appreciative through fundraiser draw- through Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sat-
Anytime Fitness White Lake Commons! ings and free t-shirts for spending the most urday 8 a.m. to noon. For more information
time in the gym that month. We try and make visit or visit the Any- it fun and we try and change it up to keep
people on their toes, Baker said.
time Fitness White Lake Commons Facebook
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Efficient, effective care at

Pine Knob Urgent Care
Dr. Josh Newblatt and Physicial Assistant them," Newblatt added. "We aren't just
Scott Bonzheim, owners of Pine Knob Urgent treating and streeting."
Care, smiled as they reflected on the first "That's how people look at urgent care,"
year for the center. Bonzheim continued. " Just buzz in and buzz
The longtime Clarkston residents reached out. We are not like that. We communicate
their goal to provide excellent patient care to with their primary physician."
the community and are getting ready for "We are an extensin of their primary care,"
many more years to do the same. said Newblatt.
"The community response has been Services provided at Pine Knob Urgent
ER experts provide urgent care treatment fantastic," said Newblatt.
"We appreciate the way the community
Care for adult and pediatric patients of all
ages include flu, cold, sore throat, fractures
for adult and pediatric patients of all ages. has turned out in terms of coming here," said
Bonzheim. "Our number one goal is to
and sprains, lacerations, DOT physicals,
workers compensation injuries, blood tests,
Digital X-Ray, ECG, On-Site Lab, provide good patient care, but we also
understand the importance of being efficient
flu shots, insect bites, minor burns and
wounds, allergies and sports injuries.
DOT and Workers Compensation and not having long wait times. We are doing
everything we can to keep Pine Knob Urgent
Their in house services include X-ray, lab
services, pharmacy services and health
Services are available. Care efficient. We understand your time is
Pine Knob Urgent Care also offer school
They added there is still room for growth and sports physicals.


and talk of expanding hours. They use the Bonzheim explained they perform
feedback they receive when they do physicals for athletes before the season
callbacks to improve their services. begins. They give back $2 to the school from

NOW OPEN! Usually they callback most of their

patients a few days after the visit to check
how they are feeling, if they have
questions and if they are looking for more
each physical and in the spring presents
schools with a check.
Pine Knob Urgent Care accepts most
insurances, have affordable self-pay rates, a
High Quality Medical Care information.
"I don't think it is a standard, but I do
convenient location and experienced
physicians and staff.
Thats Fast and Conveinent think it is important," said Bonzheim.
"Patients a lot of times have questions about
Pine Knob Urgent Care, located at 6310
Sashabaw Road, is open Monday through
instructions, their medication or their X-ray Friday, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday and
report. The fact we can tap into that holidays, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
immediately and give them the information For more information, please visit
is important." or call 248-
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Saturday, Sunday & Holidays 8am-6pm The owners of Pine Knob Urgent Care, Dr. Josh Newblatt and Scott Bonzheim,
physician assistant.
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Making the World a

Beautiful Place Since 1979

From left are the award-winning landscapers Mike Saunders, Jason Burton,
Angie Wathen, Dawn Endres, and Ron Tompkins of Lowrie's Landscape.

Beauty in your backyard

with Lowrie's Landscape
The hills are alive with spring, and quickly.
Lowries Landscape is ready to help you They have the latest in landscape
make them beautiful. products including Redi-Rock offerings.
There are a lot of new builds this year Looking like giant Legos, the knob-and-
and a lot of renovations. Each year is looking groove blocks form retaining walls and other
better and better, said Angie Wathen, who structures of any configuration.
owns the residential and commercial They come in different colors and give
landscape company along with Mike you a different look for about the same prices
Saunders and Ron Tompkins. as limestone walls, Tompkins said.
The products in patios and retaining They look really nice, Wathen said.
walls are outstanding, with new colors and Lowries garden consultant meets with
textures, said Jason Burton, lead salesman. clients on site, providing hand-drawn
Weve never seen such an array of choices. sketches with recommendations on where
Accolades continue to stack up for the and how plants should be placed, pruned,
38-year Clarkston business, including the and cared for.
Michigan Green Industry Associations The showroom is filled with unique gift
Environmental Improvement Gold Award for ideas, with more than 900 square feet of
Outstanding Achievement in Residential statuary, outdoor furniture, picnic tables,
Landscape Reconstruction and stepping stones, bird baths, shepherds

Environmental Improvement Silver Award for hooks, lighting, irrigation, and tools to
Outstanding Achievement in Hardscapes. help home owners do the work they want


Dawn Endres, designer with Lowries to do.
Landscape, also earned an Environmental Outdoor fire pits were big last year,
Improvement Design Award for Outstanding Wathen said.
Custom Built Outdoor Kitchens Achievement in Landscape Design. Lowries offers an expansive selection of
We strive to maintain the standards of bulk mulch, dirt, sand, rock, and other
Ponds and Water Features professional service Lowries is known for, landscaping supplies, open to the public
Wathen said. Well service the customer with special contractor prices.
LED Landscape Lighting until theyre happy, no matter what. Thats Sign up for online services at
our number one priority., including articles full
Paver Patios & Walkways Tom set up an awesome design and build of landscape tips, new products, coupons,
Outdoor Fireplaces company, Burton said. Design is where we
excel. Every good project starts with a good
and specials.
Community support continues to be a
Retaining Walls plan.
They design and install retaining walls,
priority, with support for My Habitat
Clarkston, parks and recreation programs,
Bulk Supplies lighting, brick patios and walkways, Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce, and
poolscapes, ponds, waterfalls, outdoor other community groups.
Financing Available kitchens and fireplaces, in Clarkston, north For more information, call Lowries
Oakland County, and south Genesee County, Landscape, 9539 Dixie Highway, at 248-625-
with interest free financing for qualified 8844, and visit their website at
(248) 625-8844 customers
Any size project, well complete it on Spring hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. As of March time and on budget with no surprises, 27, hours expand to 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday
Burton said. We stand behind our work, Friday; 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturdays; and Sunday
9561 Dixie Hwy, Clarkston and take care of any warranty issues hours will begin in late April.
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Smith's Disposal continues tradition

of dedication, service to community

P.O. Box 125

4941 White Lake Road
Clarkston MI 48347

Smith's Disposal and Recycling office staff with General Manager Archie
Munson and Owner Damien Evans.
Since 1981, Smiths Disposal & Recycling Carol Evans, put in place for the company.
has been providing Clarkston residents with Its important to us that we honor all of
a dependable, community-oriented waste her wishes and we keep doing a good job
hauling business. and giving back to the community, Munson
Were the best at what we do, weve been said Were very community oriented. We
around a long time, General Manager Archie donate a significant amount of money to
Munson said. We take care of our custom-
ers and word of mouth is our primary adver-
charitable organizations and community
events throughout Clarkston, because we
Garbage, Recycling & Compost
tising. believe in taking care of our neighbors and
Smiths trucks are where theyre supposed
to be every day, the company stresses reli-
giving back. Our customers have been very
loyal to us for well over 35 years and we try
Commercial Dumpsters
ability and will only shut down if theres a to be loyal back.
state of emergency due to weather.
Munson said theyre one of only a few
Donations from Smiths go to local sports
teams, graduation parties and local charity
10, 20 & 30 Yd Rolloffs for Rent
waste hauling companies in Northern Oak- events, such as the Angels Place Race and
land County to recycle every week, so their
customers dont have to stockpile recycling.
the Rainbow Connection.
Unlike a national hauling company, work-
Single Stream Recycling
They always keep their truck fleet up to date ing with Smiths guarantees your money will
and ensure their new equipment is environ-
mentally friendly.
stay local.
We care very much about doing things
Senior Rates Available
We try to do everything we can to be the right way. Were hired by the homeowner,
safe, we try to do everything we can to be
environmentally responsible and we take care
of our trucks, Munson said. Our goal for
they call us and we take care of them. We
give their money right back to the
communityand most people want to be a part
2017 is to just keep doing what were doing of that.
and making sure that were giving back. Smiths Disposal & Recycling is located
The fourth-generation family owned busi-
ness offers waste disposal, recycling, com-
post, commercial dumpsters and roll-offs.
at 4941 White Lake Road and can be reached
at 248-625-5470. Their office hours are 8 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Phone (248) 625-5470
Owner Damien Evans is continuing to up-
hold the traditions and community dedica-
tion his family, especially previous owner
For more information, you can visit or Like the companys
page on Facebook.
Fax (248) 625-4178
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Meet Dr. Caudill

graduated from Wayne State School of Medicine in
Jennifer Caudill M.D.
the top 5% of her class, earning a membership in the
prestigious medical honor society, AOA (Alpha Omega

Following an internship in transitional medicine at Sinai

Grace Hospital in Detroit, Michigan she completed cutting edge medicine
her dermatology residency training at Wayne State
University. She spent several years in private practice
in Birmingham, Michigan prior to opening her own
with small town values
practice in Clarkston in 2011. Dr. Caudill is a staff
physician at William Beaumont Hospital in Troy,
Michigan as well as St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Acne
Pontiac, Michigan. Warts
Dr. Caudill is a Clarkston native. She is a graduate
of Clarkston High School, alumni of the Clarkston
Suspicious Moles
High School Ski Team and former lifeguard at Deer Skin Cancer
Lake Beach. In her free time, she enjoys skiing at Pine Shingles
Knob, Sunday brunch at the Union and petting cows at Cold Sores
Cooks Farm Dairy with her children, Owen and Anna.
She lives in Clarkston with her young family and is Allergic Rashes
privileged to serve our community as a dermatologist. Dermal Fillers
Laser Surgery
Hair Loss
Nail Fungus
We love what we do and have the most fun doing it. Botox
Do you have an emergency? Well see you the same day.
We will skip our lunch and stay late to make sure you
are taken care of, because we are a family.

We bring cutting edge medicine with small town values.

Do you have a question? Call and chat with real

humans, not a recording. Experience a doctor visit that
is like meeting your neighbor at a coffee shop. We know

the name of your dog, favorite vacation spot and love
your grandmothers pancake recipe because you see
the same doctor every visit. Build a relationship with
us, the continuity will directly impact your treatments
success and be a whole lot more fun.

6080 Dixie Hwy, Clarkston, MI

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Bowman Chevrolet
A family business serving Clarkston for more than three decades
Bowman Chevrolet has been a staple of aspect of who we are and what we represent.
the Clarkston-area community for more than We wouldnt have achieved success without
33 years. the residents of the Clarkston area, she said.
Founded in 1984, by the late John Bowman Chevrolets long standing
Bowman, Bowman Chevrolet has grown to involvement with four Clarkston
become Bowman Auto Group, with two organizations include:
locations in Clarkston. Clarkston SCAMP - This is special
Bowman Chevrolet offers a full line of new place for the dealership as one their own,
Chevrolet vehicles, a wide range of pre- Mimi Ridings (Bowman), attended this camp
owned vehicles, Chevrolet Commercial in her childhood.
Trucks, as well as a fully-equipped parts The Michigan Easter Seals chapter -
department and GM Certified Service. Combining the dealerships bi-annual
Bowman Auto Center, located in a Customer Appreciation Day with Easter Seals
separate facility, features Isuzu Commercial $50,000 and Corvette giveaway, the two
Vehicles, a state-of-the-art body shop, pre- groups raise tens of thousands of dollars
owned vehicles, and service and parts for annually.
commercial and standard vehicles. Clarkston Area Youth Assistance
Owner and dealer principal, Katie (CAYA) - John Bowman began supporting
Bowman Coleman, and her team of over 100 CAYA more than 20 years ago, and Coleman
employees have created the fastest growing keeps his memory alive through her work
Chevrolet dealership in Metro Detroit. with them.
Also, Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers have The bright blue banner of Bowman Chevrolet greets vehicle owners on Dixie My Habitat Clarkston Habitat for
named Bowman number one in customer Highway and M-15. Humanity Oakland County Bowman Auto
satisfaction for all Chevy dealers in the area has been recognized as the DealerRater 2017 the community," Coleman said. Group supports My Habitat Clarkstons
two years running. Chevrolet Dealer of the Year, in Michigan. My father instilled in me, and all of his grassroots initiative and its unique way of
Additionally, Bowman Chevrolet has I believe our success truly comes down employees, the importance of being a solid involving the community in their actions.
received the DealerRater Consumer to putting the customer first and creating a corporate citizen and giving back. Our Bowman Auto Center will host the charitys
Satisfaction Award three years in a row, and family-like atmosphere within our team and community involvement is an important inaugural fundraiser on March 25.
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Family-owned, one-stop service with Oak Electric

Oak Electric used to focus solely on
electrical work, solar and generators, but the
company has expanded to include heating,
cooling and plumbing.
The idea is to be a full-service operation
to make things easy for our customers,
Operations Manager Michelle Behrendt said.
Customers are busy and they love that they
can just call and get everything done at the
same time.
Family owned and operated, the company
has been in the community for over 40 years,
participating in community events and
supporting local organizations. Owner Gary
Pipia is excited to bring the one call covers
it all business structure to new and existing
Its a one-stop shop, we can fix just about The team of professionals at Oak Electric offers a full line of services for customers.
anything in your home, we cover everything, hires, employees at Oak are always process for the employees, who are all competition, Behrendt said. We started as
you make one phone call here and well take continuing their education to add to their working to get to the next level of their a family-minded business and we continue
care of everything for you, Pipia said. professional knowledge and skills. licensing. to ensure that mentality, both for our clients
Since the addition last year, the company All of our techs are continually updating It gives credibility to the company, Pipia and our amazing employees.
exists as Oak Electric and Oak Heating, their generator classes. The same with the said. Were both a Premier Generac Dealer Oak Electric, Heating, Cooling and
Cooling and Plumbing and covers furnaces, Lennox for HVAC plumbing, heating, cooling, for generators and were a Premier Lennox Plumbing is located at 5492 Dixie Highway,
air conditioning, plumbing, water softeners theyre all going to certified training. Pretty Dealer, which is the highest status. Waterford and can be reached at 248-623-
and water heaters in addition to electric, and much everything we touch has some sort of Pipia said most of their business is directly 4900. Their office hours are from 7:30 a.m. to
generators. They also work as a large solar class involved with it one way or the other, with homeowners, working on repairs and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and they
installer. Pipia said. replacements in their customers homes. offer 24-hour after hours service. To learn
To expand their services, Pipia hired a new Electricians in Michigan have to continue Our business is built on happy more about the company and their services
team of employees who have the skillset to their education every three years to be customers. Our customer service, exceptional visit,
help grow the business. Aside from the new licensed, Pipia said, so, its an ongoing work and integrity set us apart from our or their social media sites.






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Reach peak performance with HighPoint Business Services

HighPoint Business Services, a local Clarkston business, country, though their focus is Southeast Michigan. they can actually get to know. I offer that to the CPA
aims to help fellow area businesses, whether they have one Barnes has lived in Clarkston since the eighties and he community, I offer that to the clients, thats why I do what I
employee or 100. can often be seen at chamber and community events with do.
With 30 years of experience, Owner/Member Randy his wife, Jane. HighPoint Business Services, LLC is located at 7410 M.E.
Barnes offers complete payroll service to businesses along The world seems to be taken over by the big box stores, CAD Blvd., Suite D in Clarkston and can be reached at 248-
with payroll supplementary services, such as timekeeping Barnes said. I believe clients and CPAs deserve personal 297-5957.
and calculating workers compensation payments. service. Im also a CPA, so I can talk the lingo with CPA Though most business is by appointment, they do accept
The main thing to keep in mind: tell us who and how firms, I can talk with clients and give them confidence that I walk-ins during their hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
much to pay, have the money in the bank, we take care of the know what Im talking about. I believe the clients in this Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays. For
rest, Barnes said. community deserve to have somebody on their side that more information, you can visit
HighPoint acts as an out-of-house payroll department
for businesses with up to a couple hundred employees.
Though they do network and run ads, Barnes said their
main business source is through connecting with certified
public accountants (CPA).
We work very closely with CPA firms that want to help
the client, so they refer the payroll to us, we run the payrolls
and then it fits right in with what theyre providing to the
client. Were utilized by a lot of CPAs, Barnes said.
Barnes mainly deals with individual businesses and CPA
firms, but even having a nanny can require payroll services,
since theyre required to be treated as an employee.
Ive got a number of clients that are like that. Ive got a
client that has a personal chef and so that person is on
payroll. Ive got clients that run one check a year and thats
what I do, I help them out, he said.
Staying up to date with legislation that affects payroll is
a priority; hes always preparing for shifting policy.
The government has all these different laws and Im
very good at knowing what those are and keeping my clients
in line with that, he said.
Founded in 2014, HighPoint has customers all over the HighPoint Business Services Owner Randy Barnes.

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Basketball America: a slam dunk for athletes of all ages

On the brink of reaching
Arcade games 24 years in business, Bas-
are available to ketball America, or BA as
keep players everyone knows it, has
and families en- proven time and again to
tertained be- take an important role in not
tween games. just Lake Orion, but in its
surrounding communities
as well.
According to owner Jim
Otto, he and his staff would
like to thank the many fami-
lies who play open gym, the
kids and adults that partici-
pate in basketball and vol-
leyball leagues, the volun-
teer coaches, the parents
who cheer for their kids, as
well as the refs, for their role
in making BA a staple in the
What I love about BA is
not only the fun environ- BA manager Joe Escobedo coaches his sons 9/10-year-old basketball team in one of the many leagues BA hosts.
ment I get to work in, but I get to watch one I work with. out. Youth and adult leagues run year round,
these kids grow up, says one of Otto's man- BA has not only undergone renovations, for ages 3 and up, making the fun not limited
agers. I see them as these little kids learn- big and small through the years, but they to just the kids but parents, too. Birthday
ing how to dribble for the first time or how to have dedicated their business to a family- parties, all night lock-ins, and open gym are
bump a volleyball, and then I get to watch friendly environment. After much hard work always going on, from 9 a.m. to midnight each
them grow into amazing young adults -- my and determination, BA has created amazing day. Give them a call or better yet, stop by to
kids included. leagues, for both adults and kids, in basket- see exactly what everyone is talking about!
I love seeing them come back with the ball and volleyball. In fact, BA has be- Basketball America is located at 257 W.
friends they made here and the family atmo- come a household name. Clarkston Road. They can reached at 248-
sphere that BA promotes. And I love my With the fun and friendly family culture 693-5858 or visited online at
BA hosts leagues and clinics for young players. second family, they added. I love every- that BA promotes, you have to check them

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B 26 Wed., March 15, 2017 The Clarkston News Progress Edition

Find your new home with Ross Mortgage

The birds are singing, the bees are buzz- and we are credible."
ing - spring has sprung and so has the hunt Between the three of them they have over
for a new home. 30 years of experience.
Before you start looking for your new Ross Mortgage Corporation is a Michi-
home, talk to a loan officer at Ross Mort- gan-based company which began over 60
gage, located at 7151 N. Main Street, to GET years ago. Tim Ross is still acting CEO, even
PRE-APPROVED for a loan. his wife Kelly works for the family business!
Often buyers go through the home pur- Loan products they offer are FHA (Fed-
chasing process by first looking at houses, eral Housing Administration) loans, 203K
then trying to get a loan. If you make an offer loans, VA loans (for veterans or their surviv-
without a Pre-Approval Letter, you may miss ing spouses), Conventional loans and Rural
out on your dream home to someone who Development loans. They will also assist you
has been preapproved already. on refinancing your current home.
Ross Mortgage Senior Loan Officers John Chamberlain explained how Ross Mort-
Powe and Craig Chamberlain, and their as- gage has withstood the test of time.
sistant Becky Freeman can help you get pre- "During the time of short sales and the
approved first so you know what you can down turn in economy, a lot of mortgage com-
afford when looking for your dream home. panies closed their doors because they
They also offer something you can't find weren't doing things right," he said. "Ross
by calling an 800-number. They will meet with Mortgage continues to stay open - we were
you face-to-face and will follow your loan all and are committed to doing things right."
the way to the closing table. Ross Mortgage is located at 7151 N. Main
"We have our own processors and our Street and is open Monday through Friday
own underwriting team," said Freeman. "Your from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Weekend appoint-
information never leaves our office. Craig Chamberlain, Becky Freeman and John Powe from Ross Mortgage. ments are available upon request.
"Ross Mortgage is a lender, not a broker," is all three live within the community. Powe stand behind it. For more information, you can check out
she added. "The difference is we lend our and Chamberlain were both born and raised "This is where we want to do business," Ross Mortgage on Facebook or visit
own money directly to finance your home. in Clarkston and stayed to work in their com- Powe said. Knowing the market you work
This helps streamline the process and gets munity. in, is crucial in todays banking environment. Start your home hunting in the right order
you to the closing table faster." "It's unique," said Freeman. "Part of our "We pride ourselves on doing things the by calling Powe, Chamberlain and Freeman
Another benefit to using Ross Mortgage charm is we believe in this community and right way," said Freeman. "We have integrity for your pre-approval at 248-625-9929.

7151 N. Main St., Clarkston 248.625-9929


Be ahead of the other buyers so you dont miss out on your Dream Home!

John Powe Craig Chamberlain Becky Freeman

CHS Class of 84 CHS Class of 87
248.705.7644 248.390.8975 248.625-9929
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Student volunteers from University devised to teach effective is always an OMA favorite,
Prep School in Detroit returned to communication and facilitation skills tissue paper, fabric and
Lourdes Senior Community January when working with someone with glitter offer residents a
19, 2017 for the Opening Minds memory loss. Volunteers learn to variety of textures to
through Art (OMA) Program. OMA assess participant abilities and focus on experiment with. The end
was introduced last year at Clausen individual needs. By doing so, the result is a manifestation of
Manor, our memory care facility and students encourage creative expression emotional fulfillment for
was an instant favorite among residents. and enhance self-esteem. both residents and
The program was designed for It [the training] opened my eyes volunteers.
people with dementia and limited to how I should approach people with The program will end
motor skills, and is based on the idea Alzheimers, said Kamila Stephens, with an art show,
that people can overcome the obstacles University Prep School student (Grade highlighting the works of
of age and cognitive processes through 12). You have to be more the artists. Over fifty
art. By focusing on what the residents understanding. original displays of resident
are still capable of, OMA builds We give them choices so that art will be showcased at this
confidence and encourages relationship they feel like they contribute to the public exhibition, providing
formation, improving physical and project, said JaNaya Phillips, educational awareness to
psychological well-being. University Prep School student (Grade the community, family and
This year, the OMA Program has 10). friends.
expanded to Mendelson Assisted The sessions last an hour and a My great-grandma
Living Home. half, during which residents are has Alzheimers, and now
Each student volunteer is paired provided with a selection of creative I know some things I can
with the same resident each week, materials and resources. While paint say to her, said JaNaya.
giving residents and students the
opportunity to build close relationships.
All interaction is conducted on a one-
to-one basis, giving residents and
students the opportunity to build close
It feels good to be back, said
JaNya Phillips, University Prep School
student (Grade 11). JaNya
participated in the program last year
and enjoyed getting to know the
residents. Its a unique experience.
You dont always get to know the
people youre working with or helping
when you volunteer.
The activity staff, as well as
volunteers, participate in training

Compassion 2300 Watkins Lake Rd, Waterford

Spirituality 248-673-1720
B 28 Wed., March 15, 2017 The Clarkston News Progress Edition

Regiani Holistic Dental Center:Health through complete dental care

Whats new? A lot, when you visit the Regiani Ho- and mRNA Appliances. These work to expand the up-
listic Dental Center! per jaw and reposition the lower jaw in an adult. The
The office recently purchased its third laser, a Fotona result is an open airway with no more snoring. It is the
Lightwalker. This one can remove some small decay only FDA approved device to actually cure sleep ap-
without anesthetic and without any of the sounds asso- nea.
ciated with a dental office. Thats especially welcomed Of course, there is more.
by children and anyone anxious about treatment. Do you have gum recession? In 2016, the office
In January, Dr. Steve Harlow completed his post- became additionally certified to do the Chao Pinhole
grad training in The HealthyStart. It is a system to Technique, or PST. Instead of doing a surgical graft to
identify and treat Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB), cover the exposed roots of your teeth, PST is a tech-
a condition that affects 9 of 10 children. nique that brings your natural gumline back into posi-
Parents might think snoring, mouth breathing or thumb tion in just one visit without the need for general anes-
sucking is cute in a young child. As the child grows, thetic. It relieves the painful sensations from exposed
parents become concerned with additional symptoms roots and creates a younger-looking smile line.
of ADD/ADHD, Allergies, bed-wetting and more. The Holistic Dentistry is not just about fixing broken teeth.
HealthyStart system identifies these symptoms, Its about how your mouth affects your overall health
evaluates the underlying root cause, and promotes and vice versa. Drs. Regiani and Harlow work on den-
proper oral habits. This develops the airway, proper jaw tal issues in the most biocompatible way as well as re-
growth and results in straight teeth without braces. The store the function of the body.
system works with children as young as two years old, Both doctors perform the services youd expect to
up to teenagers. Free online assessments at: find in any dental office: from advanced diagnostics (digital x-rays, Diagnodent, CariVue, microscope),
Adults with SDB can develop Sleep Apnea. Breath- OralID and VelScope Oral Cancer detection to Pro-
ing can stop altogether during the night, and then the Dr. Steve Harlow, Sherry and Dr. David Regiani. phylaxis, RP&S, STM, restorative mercury-free fillings
adult literally gasps for air. This can lead to heart dis- apnea, treatment can come from a trained and certi- and mercury-safe replacements, crowns, and root ca-
ease and stroke. The National Sleep Foundation esti- fied dentist. This is beneficial for those who cannot, or nals. Where needed, extractions and replacement with
mates that 18 million Americans have some form of refuse to, wear a CPAP mask. implants, fixed bridges or removable appliances. Laser,
sleep apnea. In December, Dr. David Regiani and two of his staff InvisAlign, Whitening services and so much more. Visit:
While only a physician can definitely diagnose sleep completed training and certification in the oral DNA

Atlas Valley Country Club: New owners with big plans! enhancements to the clubs status within the
Long before Jason and Andrea Bescoe
took over ownership of Atlas Valley Coun- marketplace. The master plan process will
try Club last November, they were strategizing include a review of the entire facility, includ-
on how to take the club to the next level. ing all course and club features.
Having been long-time members at At- In addition to changes on the course,
las and partners in another course, we felt Bescoe has plans to change the country club
that we were the perfect fit to take over culture.
once the Henrickson family decided they In years past, country clubs have been
were ready to hand over the reins, said known to be very stuffy and formal and,
Jason Bescoe, who is currently serving as while there are still some people that like
general manager. I have always had a vi- that culture, many more want no part of it,
sion for this place that, if I ever got the op- he said. I see the country club of the future
portunity to implement my plan, I felt it would as one that is more relaxed, allows jeans,
allow Atlas to compete with the higher end and you dont feel like you are breaking a
clubs in the area at a much cheaper price. Andrea, Jason and the Bescoe children, Atlas Valley Country Club. rule every time you go into a different room.
My ultimate objective is twice the experi- twice the experience. Nowadays, many people wear jeans to
ence at half the price. walking the Atlas Valley course to start lay- work. In recent years, this has made it diffi-
Jason is far from a rookie in the golf busi- ing the foundation for the next generation of
That opportunity presented itself last fall ness. He is part of the team that bought the cult for a member to stop by on their way
when the Henrickson family agreed to sell club members by developing a master plan. home from work and enjoy a beverage, grab
foreclosed Liberty Golf Course in Clarkston Part of my vision was to freshen and
to the Bescoes after 63 years of ownership. from the bank in 2008. They changed the something to eat, or just hang out with
I think the reason they were comfort- update the course, said Bescoe. After friends.
name to The Fountains and since that time many interviews, Chris and his group seemed
able with us continuing their legacy was be- they have turned it into one of the most suc- At this time there will still be no plans of
cause of a combination of motivation and like the perfect team to take us to that next allowing jeans on the course. Inside the club-
cessful courses in the state, more than dou- level. I felt it was important that we devel-
experience, said Jason. Our motivation bling its revenue. He also served on the board house, they have added 14 new TVs, in-
was never financial, it was pride of owner- oped a long-range plan to ensure that we cluding a high-definition 150 projector, mak-
of directors for Warwick Hills Country Club stayed competitive and relevant in the fu-
ship. We never bought it with the goal of from 2014-2016. ing the clubhouse resemble more of a sports
being able to take an income out of here. ture. bar than country club.
In mid-February, Bescoe met with former That involved prioritizing the needs and
We simply wanted to make Atlas Valley the Arthur Hills protg and golf course archi- Its what the members want and Ill con-
best country club experience possible at an capitol improvements to the golf facility, plans tinue to make changes to adjust with the
tect, Chris Wilczynski from C.W. Golf Ar- to restore or improve the architecture, and
affordable price. Again, half the price and chitecture. The two of them spent hours times.
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The National Sleep Foundation estimates that

18 million Americans have sleep apnea.
And studies show that 9 out of 10 children have some form of
Sleep Disordered Breathing
Only a dentist can treat a dental condition. Were proud to be one of the few ofces in
Michigan certied in the treatment of Sleep Disordered Breathing from children to adults!

Free Online Assessment for your child
The Healthy Start System promotes proper growth and development
of the jaw and airway. As these improve, so do many of the symptoms
of Sleep Disordered Breathing. When kids can breathe properly and
sleep well, they can blossom into their genetic potential

Dont like to wear a CPAP?

The DNA Appliance protocols work to enhance natural jaw
development and upper airway remodeling. It is also effective in
TMD and headache treatment in adults and teens painlessly, without
using surgery, drugs or injections

Regiani Holistic Dental Center

David W Regiani, DDS, MIAOMT, NMD, Certied in DNA and mRNA Appliances, and is
 additionally certied in the CHAO PINHOLE TECHNIQUE to treat gum recession comfortably

^ Stephen Harlow, DDS, Certied in InvisAlign for teens and adults, and additionally certied
in The Healthy Start
10435 Ortonville Rd., Suite B, Clarkston, MI 48348

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Sherman Publications:
The power of local buying and local marketing!
Did you know when you drive down 12 months. The findings, we am happy to statements, printing statements and any $189,476,601 in new car sales! (that's
the street and look at all your neighboring report, are staggering. other statement they can find, to come up $189 million!)
homes, that nearly three of every four of Circulation Verification Council (CVC), with their findings. Their audits cover 18% will be in the market for a new
the families inside make decisions on what an independent, third-party reporting au- printing, distribution, circulation, websites, used vehicle. With the average cost being,
goods and services they will purchased dit company based in St. Louis, MO, au- digital editions, mobile, email, social me- $13,145. This represents another
based on what they seen in our papers? dited The Clarkston News and Penny dia and readership studies to give an ac- $108,026776 in sales.
That means of the over 55,000 address Stretcher circulation numbers making curate picture of a publication's reach and Let's see oh, 7% of you say you will
who get a Sherman Publication weekly sure what we report to the community is market penetration. need a real estate agent (that's just over
from Goodrich down M-15 to Clarkston, what we are delivering. (Hint, we are.) Oh, and we did not pay for this audit. 2,700 transactions). If the average trans-
over to Lake Orion, up M-24 to Oxford So, after their audit, what did they find According to CVC founder and presi- action is $240,000, local real estate agents
and east to Lakeville and Leonard, over with their simple, Yes and NO questions dent, Tim Bingaman, CVC uses a for- will be inking over $653 million dollars in
40,000 look at the ads and buy stuff based of local residents? profit business model, which allows our contracts. Talk about the benefits of fidu-
on what they saw! Of the random residents surveyed: company to remain completely objective ciary relationships!
That is the power of local buying and 98.6 percent recognized they received in its reporting practices. We run our busi- A little over 3,400 of you plan to seek
local marketing! our paper. ness the same way as financial auditors the advice of an attorney this coming year,
Sherman Publications, Inc (SPI) is the 74 percent said that they, or someone and auditors of all other media. There's no representing over $3.4 million worth of
publisher of four community newspapers, in their home regularly reads or looks power of influence because most publish- legal advice. I think local counsel may think
The Clarkston News, Oxford Leader, Lake through our paper ers do not pay us directly for our services, about marketing in our pages to get a piece
Orion Review and the Citizen (up in 73 percent said they frequently pur- so we can be totally impartial and just re- of that pie before all the billboard and TV
Ortonville, Groveland and Goodrich); two chase products or services from local port the facts. Today, CVC is known as commercial lawyers get all the action!
total market coverage shoppers (The Ad- business ads seen in our papers. the premier source of audit, circulation and Thank you to our community you
Vertiser and The Penny Stretcher); and one Wow! Nearly three quarters of the readership data, and Im proud of the work local residents and businesses who con-
glossy coupon magazine called The Big households in this community use our pa- we do. tinually supports this local paper and for
Deal, which covers our entire circulation per when making buying decisions. Can, Aside from assessing our papers' reach, taking the time to respond to the survey.
area, plus another 10,000 addresses in the any other form of local marketing boast Bingaman's company also got the pulse There are naysayers who say newspapers
48328 ZIP code in Waterford. those numbers? for locals' projected buying trends. Here are dying. Bah! Once again those who say
Last year, a national auditing firm re- For the skeptics out there, hold on a are some of the answers you provided: that do not live in the our area. Your com-
leased their findings based a phone survey second. Let's talk about CVC. First, they 17% of your neighbors say they will munity papers continue to thrive, insuring
they completed of area residents you, audit thousands of editions nationwide with get a new automobile. That means if na- readers will be informed and entertained
our readers. They asked about paper read- a combined circulation over 55 million. tional average cost of a new car is, for years to come!
ership and local buying trends for the next Their auditors pour over our US Postal $25,777, the local buying power is


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This is
PROGRESS Honor Roll 2017
Long time neighbors or new friends; these businesses are what help give our community
the character and appeal that makes it special for residents and visitors alike.

In Business 137 Years In Business 74 Years In Business 61 Years In Business 38 Years

The Lake Orion Brandon Our Lady of the Lowries
Review School District Lakes Catholic School Landscape
30 N. Broadway, Lake Orion 1025 S. Ortonville Rd., Ortonville 5481 Dixie Hwy., Waterford 9561 Dixie Hwy. Clarkston
248-693-8331 248-627-1871 248-623-0340 248-625-8844

In Business 80 Years In Business 50 Years In Business 38 Years

In Business 118 Years MSU Federal Metropolitan Regiani Holistic
The Oxford Leader Credit Union Tree, Inc. Dental Center
666 S. Lapeer Rd, Oxford 4 South St., Ortonville 10435 Ortonville Rd., Suite B,
248-628-4801 8055 S. Ortonville Rd., Clarkston 1090 Croup Rd., Ortonville Clarkston 800-MSU-4-YOU, 800-678-4968 248-627-6316 248-625-5222 1-800-753-1633

In Business 105 Years In Business 68 Years In Business 40 Years In Business 36 Years

Atlas Valley Ross Mortgage Oak Smiths Disposal
Country Club Corporation Electric Services & Recycling
8313 Perry Rd., Grand Blanc 7151 N. Main St., Clarkston 5492 Dixie Hwy, #1, Waterford 4941 White Lake Rd., Clarkston
810-636-2273 248-625-9929 248-623-4900 248-625-5470

In Business 69 Years In Business 39 Years In Business 35 Year

In Business 87 Years Mission
Lourdes Senior J. Jacobs
The Clarkston News Development, Inc
5 South Main St, Clarkston Community Insurance
248-625-3370 2300 Watkins Lake Rd.,Waterford Chuck Schneider 4301 S. Baldwin Rd., Orion 248-673-1720 2691 Hadley Rd., Lapeer 248-693-6455 248-821-0752
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In Business 33 Years In Business 24 Years In Business 12.5 Years In Business 8 Years

Bowman Basketball Randy Wise Banks
Chevrolet America Ford Vacuum
6750 Dixie Hwy., Clarkston 257 W. Clarkston Rd., Lake Orion 968 S. Ortonville Rd., Ortonville 2549 S. Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion
248-625-5071 248-693-5858 248-627-3730 248-693-7300

In Business
Business 32
25 Years
Years In Business 24 Years In Business 12 Years In Business 3 Years
KnobOrionGolf Club Pine Knob Allure Anytime Fitness
and Roofing
Banquet Facility Mansion Vein Center 7113 Dixie Hwy., Clarkston
881 Brown Rd.,Lake Orion 7300 Dixie Hwy. #200, Clarkston White Lake Commons
5580 Waldon Rd. Clarkston
248-393-0055 7000 Royal St. George, Clarkston 248-922-9494
800-818-0332 248-625-0700

In Business 30 Years In Business 21 Years In Business 12 Years In Business 2 Years

Builders The Citizen Clarkston Oaks HighPoint
Custom Flooring 12 South St.,Ortonville Family Dentistry Business Services
11 S. Broadway St., Lake Orion 248-627-4332 7410 M.S.Cad Blvd, Clarkston
6100 Dixie Hwy., Clarkston 248-297-5957
248-814-9663 248-623-4600

In Business 28 Years In Business 19 Years In Business 12 Years In Business 2 Years

Lil Peoples Lane Car Jennifer Caudill.
Northern Flooring MDFAAD
& Interiors Place Company
616 Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion
6475 Waldon Center Dr., Clarkston 110 Ortonville Rd., Ortonville Dermatology
248-620-8600 2200 Ortonville Rd.,Ortonville 6080 Dixie Hwy. Clarkston
248-693-9457 248-627-8000 248-623-9700

In Business 27 Years In Business 18 Years In Business 12 Years In Business 2 Years

Michigan Clarkston Luxor Linda Danek
Web Press State Bank Tanning Waddell and Reed
10450 Enterprise, Davisburg Clarkston 5950 Sashabaw Rd., Clarkston 8275 Holly Rd., Suite 2, Grand Blanc
248-620-2990 248-625-8585 248-922-9900 248-220-1650, Ext. 2

In Business 25 Years In Business 18 Years In Business 9 Years In Business 1 Year

Rocco Nuview Nutrition Genisys Credit Union Pine Knob
Ciccone, M.S., D.D.S. 7300 Dixie Hwy. Suite 500,
2100 Executive Hills Blvd., Urgent Care
792 S. Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion Auburn Hills 6310 Sashabaw Rd., Clarkston
248-625-5143 248-745-3346
248-693-8366 248-297-5282

In Business 25 Years In Business 16 Years In Business 9 Years In Business

MLC Clarkston MBA Liberty Way Realty
Building Cleaning Service Real Estate 6160 Dixie Hwy., Suite 260,
Clarkston 5742 Williams Lake Rd., Waterford 5631 Sashabaw Rd., Clarkston Clarkston
248-830-3342 248-620-9410 248-620-8660 248-636-1009
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Luxor Executive Tanning has upped their retail game with new products. Photos by Mark Kelly (MPK Photo)

Luxor Executive Tanning &

Spa expands with boutique
Year in and year out since opening in 2005, bombs.
Clarkston area residents vote Luxor Execu- These bath bombs are exquisite, he said.
tive Tanning & Spa their favorite tanning lo- They are very soothing and are infused with
cation. essential oils. We are carrying many items to
Owner Joseph Donofrio thinks in 2017, help our customers have healthy minds and Children at Lil People's Place enjoy listening to a story.
locals may cast votes his way for best lo- bodies, holistically. he said.

Put us to the test,

cal boutique, too. Donofrio is grateful Clarkston has been
This year the newly remodeled, 1,500 so supportive of his business. Well, we try.
square foot business has expanded opera- We are obsessive with cleanliness and mem-
tions to include the Epiphany Design Bou- bers of our staff have been with us from the
tique. beginning. They are knowledgeable and

we are the best!

We always work to give our customers friendly.
the best experience when they come here, Originally from Rochester, Donofrio fam-
Donofrio said with obvious pride for their ily moved to Clarkston after opening their
new retail opportunities for women as well as salon. Its true. When we first opened here
men. we were floored. The people were so nice
They now feature an array of customer, here we decided to buy a home here.
one-of-a-kind jewelry, .925 type Sterling Sil- On the tanning front, Donofrio recom- Having served the Clarkston has been substantial this school year and
ver jewelry from Bally, Thailand and Indone- mends people planning to head south for Community since 1998, Lil Peoples Place enrollment is extremely limited in each of
sia. This is nice stuff, Donofrio said. There spring vacations to start (if they have not is a name you can trust in child care. our classrooms.
are a lot of items here that make for great already) working on their base tans. We are privately owned by Clarkston We have also installed our brand new
gifts. Ask about our seasonal specials when residents, Sharlene Butler and Adli Dasuqi, state-of-the-art security camera system
Aside from jewelry, Luxor has a wide se- making your appointment. and have the most experienced and loving in each classroom to give parents a
lection of yoga apparel, Infinity scarfs, es- Call 248-922-9900 or stop in an visit Luxor staff available. Our Director, Erin Wolford chance to observe their children in the
sential oils, aroma therapy candles and dif- Executive Tanning & Spa. They are located and Business Manager, Becky Miller, have classrooms. Theyve given our parents
fusers; body and tanning lotions and bath in the Kroger plaza at 5950 Sashabaw Road. both been with us for over 15 years. an extreme amount of peace of mind while
We are excited to announce that we they are away at work.
have promoted Amanda Millis, as the We are narrowing in on another
new Assistant Director. Amanda has summer of endless fun during our
been with the company for five years Summer Camp Program for school-aged
and has been a tremendous asset to our children. We have weekly field trips that
team! include trips to the beach, local parks and
Our highly acclaimed curriculum events like Paradise Park, Joe Dumars
focuses on enhancing your childs Field House, Urban Air and many other
socialization, creativity, language, and exciting places. We have included many
decision-making skills; while building self- in-house field trips such as Science Alive
esteem and self-worth. and Kona Ice.
We have been adding new themes, new To find out more about our summer
books and hands-on experiences for our camp program for 2017 or our other
children. We have also introduced educational programs offered for Infants
technology into our classrooms, offering through Pre-K, check out our website:
our student greater opportunities in the or call 248-620-
latest trends of learning. Our enrollment 8600.
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Our summer camp program offers school aged children

an opportunity to have a fun lled summer break.
We have an exciting summer planned for 2017
with eldtrips to Paradise Park, Joe Dumars Fieldhouse, Zap Zone, Urban Air,
Torzewskis Water Park, Airtime, Play It All Basketball and many more exciting adventures!
We also will incorporate many in house experiences with
Science Alive, a Talent Show and various
arts & crafts and science experiments!
Breakfast, lunch and all snacks are included
in the cost of camp as well as special treats
such as Kona Ice and trips to Frosty Freeze!
B 36 Wed., March 15, 2017 The Clarkston News Progress Edition

Finding a Financial Advisor Can Be

Linda Danek MBA Financial Advisor

Call Linda to help with your personal financial plan and

develop strategies for: Wealth Management, Retirement,
Risk Management through Insurance and Education Savings.

Tomorrows finances begin today.

Call now to discuss yours with
a trusted advisor.
Lets get acquainted. Please be my guest at Waddell Wednesday, a community
social and networking event, at Andiamos in Clarkston, from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. on
the last Wednesday of each month.

Watch for Lindas monthly Q&A feature in

The Clarkston News!
Office: 248-220-1650 x131
Mobile: 248-736-7850 * Linda Danek is licensed to offer insurance products through insurance companies
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