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 I’ve 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 don’t file a claim, your increase “It’s a painless process for the
dential and commercial roofing, Lake Orion in premium will pay for everyone else’s 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 neighbor’s 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 we’re entire claim process. homeowners to examine the roof-
here for them – we’re 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 they’re of the night.
In other words, whether or not you file a Roofing’s 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 they’re buying a product.” qualify for an insurance claim, or for all your
ance rates for a natural disaster. homeowner’s insurance carrier on their be- Lake Orion Roofing also offers project fi- roofing needs, call Lake Orion Roofing team
And many homeowners don’t realize that half. nancing, a customer referral program and 24- at 248-393-0055.

Real Life Testimonials! This Guy Knows What He’s 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 he’s 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 can’t 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 wouldn’t 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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Let our
our relationships
relationships with
with area
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insurance companies
companies go
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work for
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J. Jacobs & Associates Insurance celebrates 35 years
J. Jacobs and Associates Insurance is get- “Our customers know we’re look-
ting ready to celebrate 35 years of helping ing for them and that if it’s 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, Jeff’s 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. We’re 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 don’t have to. said. looking for face-to face service, you’ll always To learn more or to receive a quote, call J.
“If we see a customer’s 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, we’re 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 that’s department to perform repairs to roof
easy Great Customer Service, and systems or temporary repairs until
Excellent Workmanship! Most you’re 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 We’ve 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 adjuster…was 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 who’s 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 other…do 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 grandmother’s home caused by this very else. It’s the best decision you’ll 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 community—sponsoring 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 America’s 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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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 Farm—nominated 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 world’s 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 master’s 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 gone—Metropolitan 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 standing—the
Clarkston. roots rot first underground. If a tree is dead
“We have worked all over Michigan,” for three years or more it’s ready to go over,”
said Ron Pepera, owner and community he said.
member since 1960. “I’d personally like to “We understand that economically it’s
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. It’s 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 workman’s compensation insurance is needed over the years—we 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 Bonnie—not 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 storm—the During the past years, millions of area trees essary emergency service are available.

Metropolitan Tree, Inc.
Fully Insured and Bonded
• Commercial & Residential “Metropolitan Tree: 60’ Aerial
• Trimming & Removal
• Stump Grinding
an all American tree
service working
Bucket Trucks &
• Land Clearing for you!” Tree Climbers
• Brush Removal & Chipping
Year-Round Service
• Heavy Brush Mowing 6 Time
• Seasoned Firewood Year 50+ Years Experience “Best of the
• ‘Round
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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
Bank’s Vacuum located at 4549 vice benefits you don’t 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 Bank’s Vacuum. That’s Bank’s is the area’s only “Factory-
This is where everyone why we continue to grow.” authorized” repair facility and each
from serious cleaning fanatics to Just recently Bank’s added two staff member is factory trained to
those who need parts and advice more stores to the family, 5631 Dixie repair all brands. Bank’s also fixes
come for their vacuum needs. Highway in Waterford, and 4161 Sear/Kenmore, Kirby, Rainbow and
Bank’s boasts of being the Orchard Lake Rd. These were for- the other door-to-door brands.
World’s 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 Bank’s 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 country’s largest in-
products than any other dealer na- have continued with the Bank’s ventory of replacement parts, in-
tionwide—yes, 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 can’t find it in our stores ing news. ries,” says Bank.
or on our website, it simply doesn’t “We’ve added more new products Once in Bank’s 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 Bank’s 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, “We’re 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. “We’re not like the clerks at
“We got them all!” Bank’s also provides and encour- the big-box stores who just point
And yes, Bank’s Vacuum’s prices ages “trade-in allowances” so the at the box.”
are guaranteed to beat Target, company can recycle your old And, if you don’t 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 Bank’s, In addition to the Lake Orion lo- “We have the best vacuum cleaner online and choose free shipping or just what Bank’s Vacuum in Lake
you get their FREE and famous ser- cation, Bank’s 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. It’s just that we businesses.
up, where his two kids go to school and where wood-beamed ceil- “We like to host events and we’re 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- “I’m all about local, local, local. It’s 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 Project’s Let Them Play initiative and contrib-
quality service and products and the best wide range of local uted to the Veteran’s War Memorial, the Lake
flooring selection in Oakland County. contractors to ensure Orion Police Department’s 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. There’s 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, we’re 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. That’s because Northern Floor- Lake Orion Review’s 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 Web’s 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 company’s 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 Web’s
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 can’t clip your kid’s 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.”
C&G Newspapers, The Monroe News, The had two generators that supplied back up That press underwent a complete For more information about Michigan
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Daily. In addition to printing, the company newspaper inserting machines. eight-station inserting machine was at or call (248)
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Dr. Rocco Ciccone’s 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
Orion’s leaders in dentistry, Dr. Rocco diabetes. We also pride ourselves on our oral
Ciccone’s 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. Ciccone’s office is located at 792 S. La-
his assistant, and two administrators receives peer Road. He is in the Buckhorn (Lake) Plaza
continuing education. It’s 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 Ciccone’s 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 today’s 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- Brandon’s 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 ATM’s 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 Union’s 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 Bouchard’s 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 Center’s 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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Proud to be part of
the community.

8055 Ortonville Road 4 South Street
Clarkston Ortonville
Front from left, Tarissa O’Malley, Dianna Knight, Sian Harmon, Nikki Christensen
and Nancy Wagner. Back back from left, Rickie Torres, Regan Powers, Kelly
Bannick, Nikki Petrella, Stephanie Beedell, Katti Riley and Joel D’Annunzio.
The staff at MSUFCU—Clarkston.
Building dreams for nearly 80 years.
MSUFCU—Clarkston and Ortonville
In 2016, MSU Federal Credit Union MSUFCU members know they can rely on their local Credit Union
(MSUFCU) expanded its presence in the to save them money on interest and fees. Our members saved over
metro-Detroit area by adding two branches $11,000,000 in interest last year by refinancing their high-rate loans
– one in Clarkston and the other in Ortonville from other financial institutions to MSUFCU.
– for a total of 17 branches in the Greater
Lansing and Oakland County communities.
The addition of these two branches was
the result of the merger with Clarkston Join today and make your dreams a reality.
Brandon Community Credit Union
(CBCCU) in October 2016. Since the If you live, work, worship, attend school, or have a business in
merger, MSUFCU has continued to pro- Oakland, Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston or Macomb counties, you
vide superior service to the 8,500 former are eligible to join. Open your account today!
CBCCU members, and has welcomed over
2,500 new members from Genesee, Front from left, Sherri Schwerin, Denise
Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, and Oakland Bell, and Tarissa O’Malley. Back from
left, Amanda Siekas, Ian Duncanson,
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Gregg Heusted and Patty DuBois. The
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union philosophy of “people helping people” spected credit unions in the nation, MSUFCU terms of one to five years.
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thousands of ATMs and shared branches #1 Top Workplace in the large employer cat-
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technological offerings including mobile Fortune’s 50 Best Workplaces for New
banking apps, eDeposit, and live chat. Plus, College Grads, and as fifth in the nation for Open a Totally Green Checking account
both branches have coin counting machine its financial education program by the Na- with direct deposit by March 31, 2017, and
which sort and count your change for you – tional Youth Involvement Board. receive a FREE day bag.
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Union also processes decisions of all loans nities in which it operates, through charitable
locally, in as few as 10 minutes, and issues giving, financial education, and numerous vol-
both credit and debit cards at all of its unteer initiatives. These, paired with their vast • 800-678-4968
branches, so that members are able to walk array of products and services, allow them
out with their new credit or debit cards in to fulfill their mission of helping members
hand. achieve financial success, their goals, and
All offers available 3/1/17–3/31/17, for accounts in good standing. Special
Certificate offer available on one- to five- year Certificates. New checking
MSUFCU was founded in 1937, and cel- ultimately, their dreams. The Credit Union
account required to receive day bag. Qualifying members will receive free
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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- don’t 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 doesn’t 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
It’s 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, Debbie’s 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 It’s truly a family business and passion for Steve, Debbie, Dan and Rick of Builders
brought new products, new styles, and new manufacturers. It’s 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-
“We’re not just sitting behind a desk. We’ve 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. It’s 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

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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!
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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
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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
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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 I’m 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
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PROGRESS 2017 SECTION B Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Get fit anytime - day or night
Ten years ago, Rick Spano and his wife, The cardio equipment also feature full enter-
Owner Rick Spano
enjoys helping others
“We are the embrace a healthy
Maureen, started embracing fitness in their lives, tainment options within them, allowing users to only ones in the
and it become quite a passion for them. watch Netflix, Hulu, use Pandora or access cable area that carry the lifestyle with the ease
With that in mind, they decided to explore a from DirectTV. In keeping up with cutting edge AquaFrixio Hy- and convenience of
new career in fitness. After further research, they technology, there is also Wi-Fi throughout the dro Massage and Anytime Fitness.
felt Anytime Fitness offered the best opportu- gym. we make that
nity to provide health and wellness for the com- In addition to the state-of-the-art equipment, available to all of
munity as they are open 24 hours a day and fea- the gym also has four professionally licensed and our members
ture over 3,300 locations worldwide, making it certified trainers for small group and individual each day,” Rick
extremely convenient for its members to come training. says. The bed is
and workout. “We are able to work with all types of people, available free of
It was these great benefits that eventually lead regardless of their level of fitness, physical limita- charge for mem-
them to open Lake Orion’s Anytime Fitness, lo- tions or injuries,” says Rick. bers’ use.
cated at 3603 S. Baldwin Rd. A variety of fitness classes are also offered to The gym also
According to Rick, their focus is making their customers for a small additional fee. These in- offers full body
gym the best it can be, cultivating great relation- clude yoga, Zumba, Turbo Kick, PowerPump, spa massages, in-
ships with their staff and members, and giving Total Body Tabata classes and more. The cost is cluding sport and
back to a community they love. approximately $3 per class, and classes can be deep tissue, with
“This is the community we live in, and we love found, booked, and purchased on the MindBody massage therapists. “We offer it for our members Anytime Lake Orion.
this community,” he says. “We wanted to be able application, which can be searched on the internet at an incredibly discounted rate of $49.95 per In addition, after being a member for 30 days,
to give back to it and just give them a great place or downloaded to members’ smart phones. hour,” he adds. they get access to all of the Anytime Fitness gyms
they can come and get to a healthier place.” If someone is looking for a fitness class without And best of all? They are open 24 hours a day, around the world, over 3,300 and growing weekly,
To aid members in seeking that healthier lifestyle, an additional cost, they can use the on-demand seven days a week, all year-round. according to Rick. This allows individuals that are
they have provided their clientele with the best virtual training program offered in the fitness stu- “They can come in anytime,” says Rick. traveling or on vacation to not miss out on their
equipment and environment. dio, 24 hours a day. It features 12 different train- “Doesn’t matter what their work schedule is, holi- fitness routine.
The gym is equipped with a variety of high-end ers and over 500 different workouts, which range days, or anything, they owe it to themselves to “Anytime Fitness is the largest and number one
equipment from Life Fitness, one of the top brands from eight minute to 55 minutes long. give at least 30 minutes a day to stay active.” fitness franchise in the world,” he says. “They
in the world for commercial-grade fitness equip- To keep up with their members’ needs through- Members have personal key fob access, and are located in most major cities, so if you are
ment, along with Hammer Strength weighted prod- out the year, they also offer specialized group the gym features DVR monitoring and security traveling, there’s a good chance that you will be
ucts and equipment. The cardio and circuit equip- training programs, such as their wedding-ready measures to keep clients safe at all times. fairly close to one.”
ment comes with the latest technology that al- and Tough Mudder boot camps. The gym offers a variety of memberships, and They offer a seven day guest pass for those
lows users to log in, track their workouts, and After a tough workout, they have services in Rick says it’s important to mention that most interested in checking out the gym, as well as
store their information. That data is all stored in place to help with recovery, including private members join for just over $1 per day. Plus, once member referral rewards.
an app called LFconnect, which can coordinate restrooms with a shower, healthy snacks and a member joins, their monthly dues never increase The gym can be reached at 248-499-9425 or
with partner apps that work with it, such as Fitbit. drinks, a water refill station and even massage. as long as they continue their membership with visited online at

The Skalnek Ford family, reaching across generations to the Lake Orion community
From long time customers returning to a “To stay competitive in our industry we are
name they trust, to parents taking their kids always looking for new ways from a technol-
in search of their first car, Skalnek Ford has ogy standpoint to provide a better online
earned its clients’ trust based upon a strong customer experience, but it still comes down
sense of quality, family and community. to people, and taking care of your employ-
After all, since 1964 when Ford began sell- ees and customers.” Skalnek said.
ing its iconic muscle car, the Ford Mustang, Skalnek Ford is looking forward to adding
the Skalnek’s have helped customers find the even more employees and customers to the
perfect car to fit their needs. Skalnek Ford family in the future, with plans
Besides being part of the Ford Motor Com- for expansion after the recent purchase of
pany family – a cornerstone of the Michigan property formerly occupied by Christi’s Bar
automobile industry – Skalnek Ford, Inc., has & Grill.
been owned and operated by the Skalnek fam- “We are excited about the opportunity to
ily for 53 years and is a mainstay of the Lake grow our business and expect 2017 to be one
Orion community. of our best year's in the history of Skalnek
"It's pretty special to meet and talk to cus- Ford. And our future plans to renovate the
tomers who bought cars from my grandfa- dealership will allow us to better serve our
ther, George Skalnek, and people whose en- customers, create more good-paying jobs, and
tire family have been buying cars from stay a fixture in the community for another 50
Skalnek Ford” said Ryan Skalnek, the third years,” Skalnek said.
generation of Skalnek’s serving the commu- Five Skalnek Ford employees were recently The Skalnek Ford sales team with the 2017 Ford Mustang, continu-
nity. recognized by Ford Motor Company with the ing a long tradition of great Ford vehicles and customer service.
Ryan Skalnek attributes the dealership’s Ford Employee Excellence Award:
sales and service success to the quality of Finance Manager Jeff Colson, Sales Con- going to have a larger selection of vehicles than ever
Ford, America's Best Selling Car Brand, but sultants Kaycy Dymond, Ryan Marshall, before. We also have the best selection of Ford Certi-
mostly to the Skalnek Ford staff of profes- Lance Richardson, and Mike Steffler all fied Pre-Owned Vehicles in Michigan, which is a great
sionals that work, live, and volunteer in our achieved the award for excellence in Sales value when buying a used vehicle. We have a great
communities. and Customer Satisfaction. Besides the staff here to take care of you”
“We owe a lot of our success over the last friendly and knowledgeable staff, customers Skalnek Ford also was recently awarded the Ford Credit
50 years to our low employee turnover,” can still count on the quality cars of the Ford Partners in Quality Award.
Skalnek said. “We are blessed to have em- brand. Several financing options are available for car buyers,
ployees who know our customers and pride Sales Manager of 20 years Rick Brewer said, and Skalnek Ford regularly displays featured vehicles
themselves in taking care of our customers. “It's a great time to buy a Ford. Ford has their and its inventory on the company website.
Many of our managers and employees have best vehicle lineup ever, incentives are great Skalnek Ford is located at 941 S. Lapeer Rd. For more
The Skalnek Ford dealership in 1967.
been with us for more than 20 years,” he said. right now, and with our expansion we are information, visit, or call 248-693-6241.
B 2 Oxford/Orion Progress Edition 2017

Great Lakes Independent Insurance meets all insurance needs
Great Lakes Independent Insurance takes Great Lake Indepen- rates shifted higher, it was often
the guesswork and the hassle out of insur- dent Insurance recently “painful” for customers.
ance shopping, says agent Jim Hutton. started selling AAA in- “Here, we are able to retain cus-
The agency-which provides auto, life, surance in addition to tomers at renewal if their current
homeowners and commercial insurance, their previous 16 provid- company has an increase we can
has been in Lake Orion since December ers including: Auto Own- shift from one insurance com-
2008. ers, Bristol West, Citi- pany to another,” he said.
Though they have been here for five zens, Encompass, Fore- “That benefits customers be-
years, they have been in business since most, Great Lakes Casu- cause we can shop for them to
1996 and were formerly east of Lake alty, Haggerty, Hartford, find the cheaper rate. They can
Orion. J.M. Wilson, Mercury, make one phone call instead of
The newer location enables Great Lakes Progressive, Safeco, Ti- five or six.”
Independent Insurance to represent many tan, Travelers, Victoria Great Lakes Independent can
top rated insurance companies. and Zurich. also help identify the right insur-
Because Lake Orion is less saturated with Great Lakes Indepen- ance company for particular
similar agencies in comparison to other dent has also been ranked groups, like people fifty years and
metro-Detroit areas, Great Lakes Indepen- in Michigan’s top ten list older, or families with young driv-
dent is attractive to a bigger number of in- for Auto Owner’s Insur- ers.
surance providers. More providers means ance for four years in a Great Lakes Independent Insur-
more rate shopping and also lower rates, a row. ance Agency is looking forward
great thing for customers. Though customers to meeting you and is proud to
“If we were a smaller agency, we would may end up with a dif- be a member of the Lake Orion
not be able to represent as many quality ferent insurance pro- community.
insurance companies as we do,” said vider than they planned If your schedule does not per-
Hutton. “they still have the same mit time for a stop in quote, the
The agency in turn passes these savings Great Lakes Indepen- agents at Great Lakes Indepen-
and the convenience of one stop insurance dent Insurance agent dent will be happy to quote you
shopping onto its customers. with the same service,” according to you with, you will have the same agent by phone and they would also like to say
“We offer a variety of companies,” Hutton Hutton. working for you day in and day out, and thank you for the opportunity to work with
said. “If one company shifts markets and “You get to know that person, you build that’s nice,” he said. you for all of your insurance needs.
is not trending well, we’re able to shop a relationship. No matter which insurance Hutton comes from a “captive back- They can be reached at 248-393-2400,
around for our customers.” company Great Lakes Independent places ground” in insurance and noted that when or check out their website at

Oxford/Orion Progress Edition 2017 3 B

It’s A Great Time To Shop A Ford In Lake Orion!

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A/Z Plan Customers A/Z Plan Customers
$139/mo. for 24 mos.* $139/mo. for 24 mos.*

2017 Ford F-150 XLT
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A/Z Plan Customers
$186/mo. for 24 mos.*
2017 Ford F-150 XLT
SuperCrew 4x4 • 2.7L V6 EcoBoost
A/Z Plan Customers
$249/mo. for 24 mos.*

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B 4 Oxford/Orion Progress Edition 2017

Lake Orion Vision proudly continues serving the area for over 40 years
Lake Orion Vision has been providing office with their contacts in hand.
Lake Orion, Oxford, northern Oakland “We are also able to edge our own
County and sur- glasses as we have an in-house
rounding areas lab, so many times glasses are
with compre- able to be done the same day,”
hensive vision said Dr. Zair-Yalda.
services for over Lake Orion Vision works
40 years. closely with other physicians to
Dr. Tiffany manage the health of the body
Zair-Yalda re- as a whole, not just the health of
cently took over the eyes. They use current state
Lake Orion Vi- of the art equipment to ensure
sion in 2015. Dr their patients receive the best
Zair-Yalda and care possible. The equipment in
her team at Lake the Lake Orion Vision office is
Orion Vision pro- able to detect glaucoma and reti-
vide customers nal disease at an early stage.
with compre- “We are constantly updating
hensive eye ex- our equipment and frames to
ams, diabetic eye exams, contact lens fit- make sure patients are able to not only isfied, with a smile on their face. Zair-Yalda completed her rotations and
ting- including specialty fittings, testing have a great experience with the most Throughout the transition of doctors in training at the John D. Dingell VA hospital
and the treatment of dry eye, glaucoma, up to date testing and equipment, but also 2015, the location and staff have remained in Detroit, MI, the Aleda E. Lutz VA hospi-
macular degeneration and cataracts. find eyewear that suits their personality the same. Dr. Zair-Yalda is currently the tal in Saginaw, MI, Kresge Eye Institute in
Lake Orion Vision carries a wide vari- and look,” said Dr. Zair-Yalda. only practicing doctor in the office. She is Detroit Mi and at the Illinois Eye Institute
ety of fashion forward frames in many With staff that genuinely cares about currently managing and treating not only in Chicago, Illinois.
different brands for patients to choose their patients, Lake Orion Vision takes current patients, but is also accepting new New and existing patients can visit Dr.
from. Some of their more popular brands the time to work with each of their pa- patients as well. Zair-Yalda and her professional staff of
include Ray Ban, Versace, Coach, Kate tients one-on-one from the time they en- Dr. Zair-Yalda graduated from the Illi- Lake Orion Vision at 81 Indianwood Rd.
Spade, Nike, Converse and many more. ter the office to the moment they leave. nois College of Optometry in 2010 and cur- or schedule an appointment at 248-693-
They also keep many different contacts The staff at Lake Orion Vision makes cer- rently practices at her office, Ypsilanti Vi- 2321. Information can also be found at
in stock so patients can often leave the tain that every patient leaves feeling sat- sion, in addition to Lake Orion Vision. Dr.

Let Us Bring Things
Routine Eye Exams • Diabetic Exams
Contact Lense Exam
Glaucoma • Cataracts
Dry Eye Syndrome

of Frames Tiffany Zair-Yalda, O.D.
Most Insurances Accepted 81 Indianwood Rd., Suite #1
Including: VSP, EyeMed, Lake Orion
NVA, Medicare,
BC/BS, BCN & HAP 248 693-2321
Oxford/Orion Progress Edition 2017 5 B

Moto Medic celebrates 30 years as ‘drivability experts’
Specialists of all things mechanical, the transmissions, front ends, brakes, ex-
technicians at Moto Medic are the haust, you name it,” said Moto Medic
“drivability experts” of Lake Orion. owner Dave Nelder.
Since 1987, local and family-owned busi- The Moto Medic service center repairs
ness Moto Medic has hired employees who all standard vehicles, all hybrid vehicles,
offer honest estimates, accurate assess- semi-trucks, all diesel vehicles, motor
ments and quality repairs for all vehicles. homes, trailers, small motors and hydrau-
Moto Medic employs Automotive Service lic equipment. Moto Medic technicians
Excellence (ASE) certified mechanics in their also specialize in repairing pre-1973 ve-
shop, so customers know they are getting hicles.
the best services available. Nelder says, “we are constantly trying
As a family-run business, Moto Medic to keep up with new technology, we are
strives to have an active presence in the constantly training and learning new
community by supporting local schools, ways to do things more efficiently.”
businesses and police. When you bring your vehicle to Moto
“We do complete auto repair… engines, Medic, a drivability expert personally in-
spects it. They will re-
pair your car right the
first time and keep you
coming back for future
“As our company
grows, we look to the
younger technicians to
move us into the fu-
ture,” said Nelder.
“We’re constantly look-
ing for the young talent.” to every customer who has trusted them with 248-693-7060 and
In their 30 years of busi- their vehicle. for all your car repair needs.
ness, Moto Medic employ- “If it’s got a motor, we can fix it”, said Nelder. Moto Medic also offers towing services
ees have taken great pride The drivability experts can be reached at through Buckhorn’s 24-hour tow service at
in providing reliable service 248-693-9375

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The Drivability Experts
Many thanks to the Orion/Oxford community. You’ve
given Moto-Medic the opportunity to service your • Complete Engine Repair
Nationwide Warranty
3 Years/100k Miles vehicles for three decades and we appreciate your trust • Electrical Systems Repair
Parts AND Labor and patronage. I’d also like to thank the many loyal • Heating & Cooling Systems
employee’s who have worked with us over the years • No Start & Drivability
that have helped make this company become what it • Fuel Injection Service
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B 6 Oxford/Orion Progress Edition 2017

Community Insurance Center: A one-stop-shop for insurance needs
When it comes to protecting the things want to put the entire package together at On the commercial end, Community In- tutions.
you value—Community Insurance Center the best value for our customers. We want to surance Center offers property insurance, Community Insurance Center agents
has got you covered. make sure we’re making the right recommen- general liability, worker’s compensation and don’t want to sell your business a one-size-
Created through the merging of two suc- dations today to keep them covered for to- more. fits-all insurance policy. They want to under-
cessful Oakland County insurance stand your business, analyze
agencies, Community Insurance and assess your insurable
Center has been faithfully serving the risks, and come up with a plan
insurance needs of northern Oak- to manage your exposures.
land County since 1978. “We take a very personal-
Community Insurance Center of- ized approach with our custom-
fers auto, commercial, health, home, ers,” said Operations Manager
life and pet insurance— allowing Sharon Bieser. “People work
agents to create the perfect cover- really hard to build the assets
age plan to fit your lifestyle. that they have. We work to
Acting as your personal “one- make them whole again after a
stop” insurance shopper, the agency loss and to make sure that the
solicits quotes from its carriers to coverage is personalized to fit
find the best fit for you, in terms of their needs.”
coverage and price. Using the latest technol-
When it comes to its carriers, only ogy and through the ongo-
the best will do. In fact, out of the ing education of its employ-
agency’s 15 carriers, four were ees, Community Insurance
ranked among the top five last year Center keeps up with the
by the Michigan Association of In- ever-changing insurance in-
surance Agents (MAIA). dustry to ensure customers
Whether it’s a personal or com- receive the most efficient ser-
mercial insurance line, Vice President Whatever your insurance needs are, Community Insurance Center has got you covered. vice possible.
Don Harrison said Community Insurance morrow.” The agency provides coverage for just The office, located at 932 S. Lapeer Rd., is
Center agents will shop around with differ- When it comes to personal coverage, about every line of business, including con- open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.
ent carriers to get the best deal. Community Insurance Center offers compre- struction, service and professional organiza- to 5 p.m. For more information call (248) 628-
“Price is always important, but we look at hensive protection for homes, automobiles, tions, manufacturing, restaurants and bars, 2505 or visit the agency’s website at
more than just prices,” said Harrison. “We boats, RVs, motorcycles, and motor homes. retail or wholesale stores and financial insti-

Shopping around for Let your local independent
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932 S. Lapeer Rd., Oxford
Oxford/Orion Progress Edition 2017 7 B

Pioneer Door offers quality products, upfront pricing
Business is booming for Pioneer Door Co. ness,” Greg explained. “You don’t need to clip Installing automatic gates and openers in but you’re not going to be home. This lets you
in Oxford. Sales were up 30 percent last year. a coupon or wait to see a special newspaper rural areas where homeowners have long and open it from wherever you are, then close it.”
“You can tell the economy has gotten better ad. Just mention it and we’ll give it to you.” winding driveways is a good part of Pioneer MyQ also serves as a security system by
because we’ve been really busy,” said Dawn Dawn believes one of the main things that Door’s business these days. alerting users whenever their garage door or
Shick, who co-owns and operates the 1100 S. separates Pioneer Door from its competition Folks living in the country place a high value gate has been opened by someone else,
Lapeer Rd. business with her husband, Greg. is honesty. “We’re completely upfront about on their privacy and security, so they like to whether it’s an intruder or a teenager attempt-
“Homeowners are replacing garage doors. everything,” she said. “When someone calls make sure their homes and properties are well- ing to sneak in past curfew.
Builders are buying doors for their new resi- and asks for a price, we tell them how much protected from trespassers, thieves, looky-loos “A lot more people are requesting MyQ,”
dential developments. Companies and unwanted visitors. Greg said. “It is a nice safety feature.”
are buying new doors. “These gates offer As always, Pioneer Door continues to pro-
Everybody’s investing, reinvest- peace of mind and they’re vide services within about a 30-mile radius of
ing and making improvements. attractive, so they en- its Oxford headquarters.
They want something that’s both hance the look of the prop- Pioneer Door has a good selection of over-
stylish and sturdy.” erty,” Greg said. stock doors that are available for up to 40 per-
From Amarr to Raynor, Pioneer Although Pioneer cent off their normal price. These overstocks
Door offers attractive, unique, Door has been in business are regularly posted on the company’s website.
heavy-duty garage doors to suit for more than 20 years, the “Customers can really get a good deal if we
every taste, every style of archi- company is by no means have the size door they want or need,” Dawn
tecture and every need imaginable. stuck in the past. said. Pioneer Door also offers a variety of re-
For customers concerned Greg and Dawn try to placement parts – such as springs, rollers, cables
about energy efficiency and good provide their customers and hinges – for those folks who have the knowl-
value, Pioneer Door offers Haas with state-of-the-art technol- edge and desire to repair their own garage door.
insulated garage doors. ogy. For instance, the com- “Anything they need to fix it, we’ve got
“They have the highest R-value Pioneer Door is a name you can trust backed by people you can rely on. pany offers LiftMaster ga- it,” Dawn said. Pioneer Door sells remote con-
and the best construction,” Greg rage door openers and gate trols and weather stripping as well.
said. “They help keep heating costs down if it’s going to cost, including the sales tax. We operators, featuring MyQ accessories. MyQ ac- Pioneer Door is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
someone has a heated garage or a room above don’t tell them one price and then give them a cessories use the power and convenience of the Monday through Friday and on Saturdays
their garage. They have a lifetime warranty. They bill with another price when the work is done. internet to allow people to control the garage door, from 8 a.m. to noon. Free estimates on new
won’t delaminate or rust.” People appreciate that.” gate or lighting at their home or business using garage doors are available to homeowners.
Pioneer Door continues to offer its cus- “We also don’t recommend unnecessary their smartphone, tablet, laptop or home computer. “Our techs are friendly, knowledgable and
tomers a 10 percent discount on all the prod- repairs or try to upsell customers products “Basically, you can open and close your ga- always provide that personal touch,” Dawn said.
ucts it carries. “We like to offer people a good they don’t need. For example, we’re not going rage door or your gate from anywhere in the For more information, please call (248) 628-
deal and we like to show our customers how to sell you a heavily-insulated garage door if world,” Greg said. “Say you’re expecting a pack- 6230 or visit the company on-line at
much we appreciate their trust and their busi- you’re not heating your garage,” Dawn added. age and you want to open up for the delivery guy,


Service & Parts for Most Makes & Models
Commercial / Residential
Visit Our Showroom!
1100 S. Lapeer Rd., Oxford (just South of Drahner Rd.)

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B 8 Oxford/Orion Progress Edition 2017

Walton & Becker Eyecare’s new home to better serve patients
It’s been 51 years since Walton & Becker ferent schedules and no regular eye ap- they pass by.” gevity and success of the practice to the
Eyecare opened its doors in the heart of down- pointments were scheduled for Fridays Walton & Becker Eyecare’s new facility community’s unwavering loyalty.
town Oxford and began helping local patients when Dr. Becker a specialty service of vi- also provides patients with the convenience “I want to thank the people of Oxford and
see better. sion rehabilitation. of being much closer to all the medical facili- Lake Orion for supporting this business for so
How fitting that after a four-decade ab- “I monopolized the rooms in our old of- ties in the downtown area. many years,” Dr. Becker said. “It’s a pleasure to
sence, the three-doctor practice has re- fice,” Dr. Becker said. “It work with nice people.”
turned to its roots with its new, state-of- made it very hard for any- Drs. Becker and Moran
the-art facility at 89 S. Washington St. (M- one else to be here.” will be participating in
24), near Ensley St. The new building resolves Children’s Vision Day events
Folks are invited to check out the new this problem, allowing Walton on Saturday, March 25 from
facility during an open house on Saturday, & Becker Eyecare to better 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the
April 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. serve its patients by expand- Cranbrook Institute of Sci-
The 4,000-square-foot building offers doc- ing scheduling options. The ence in Bloomfield Hills and
tors, staff and patients nearly double the el- goal is to treat patients five the Michigan Science Cen-
bow room of Walton & Becker Eyecare’s pre- days a week, plus two Satur- ter in downtown Detroit.
vious 2,200-square-foot home on M-24. days a month, then examine “It’s a fun day for children
Dr. Elizabeth Becker is absolutely de- the potential for further expan- to learn about vision,” Dr.
lighted with the sleek, spacious office, which sion of the schedule. Becker said. The event is de-
contains six exam rooms, four of which are “We see up to 4,000 pa- signed to teach children and
currently operational. tients a year and some of their parents about eye
“The design is far more efficient,” she ex- them we see multiple times,” safety, ocular anatomy and
plained. “This will hopefully make the exam Dr. Becker noted. how to locate an eye doctor
experience far less cumbersome and time-con- The new location en- in their area. Children will
suming for our patients. The idea is patients hances the practice’s visibility also be able to explore hands-
will be able to easily flow from one area to within the community. on, learning stations that will
another in a manner that saves time and main- “Our previous office was be set up at each museum.
tains optimum privacy. A comprehensive eye not as visible as it should Drs. Wendy Nielubowicz, Elizabeth Becker and Tracy Moran in their new office. To learn more about
exam takes time, so we want to make things have been for its size,” Dr. Children’s Vision Day, visit
as comfortable, pleasant and convenient as Becker said. “We still had people telling us “We get a number of our referrals from or
possible for our patients.” they didn’t know we were there, after more other doctors downtown, so it’s only natural To learn more about Walton and Becker
At the old location, Dr. Becker and her than 35 years at the same address. The new for us to be near them,” Dr. Becker said. “Any- Eyecare, visit or
colleagues, Drs. Tracy Moran and Wendy building stands out more and is in a spot on thing we can do to save our patients time check out their Facebook page. Patients are
Nielubowicz, could not all see patients at M-24 where the speed limit is lower, so driv- and gas is a plus.” encouraged to give feedback via Facebook.
the same time. They each had to work dif- ers are more likely to notice businesses as As always, the doctors attribute the lon- To make an appointment, call (248) 628-3441.

Comprehensive Care at Competitive Prices Since 1966

Now At Our
New Location!
89 S. Washington,

Wendy Nielubowicz, O.D., Tracy Moran, O.D.,
Elizabeth M. Becker, O.D.
89 S. Washington, Oxford
Oxford/Orion Progress Edition 2017 9 B

What a wreck! Better call Dunlap Collision
Car accidents are a fact of life, especially in back on the road and get on with their lives. make sure everything gets done right with few through their insurance company? What if they
this area with a heavily-travelled state highway “We don’t have any of the frills that a lot of or no headaches for you. We deal with this want to pay for Dunlap’s services out of their
like M-24 running right through the middle of it. other places have,” Richards said. “We can’t stuff every day. Most people don’t.” own pocket?
Every day, it’s bursting at the seams with offer Wi-Fi and a fancy waiting room or fresh- Dunlap Collision is part of a direct repair “We’ve got very competitive prices,”
commuters, parents and students all heading baked cookies. What we do offer is really good program with most insurance companies. Richards said. “We try to be as fair as possible.
to and from work and school at about the same service and that’s the main thing anyone We’re not looking to take advantage of folks.
time, not to mention a never-ending stream of should want or expect from a collision shop. We appreciate the fact that most people are on
gravel-haulers and semi-trucks. The old ways are still the best ways when it a budget, so we don’t want to break the bank.”
When your vehicle’s metal gets crunched, comes to customer service.” Getting customers without transportation
its glass shattered and its plastic smashed to Unlike some places, Dunlap Collision to and from the shop is no problem. Dunlap
bits, you’ll be glad to have a trustworthy place doesn’t experience a lot of employee turn- Collision is more than happy to give them a lift.
like Dunlap Collision in your corner. over. The staff is the heart and soul of the “If people need rides, we can work with
From busted bumpers to badly-battered front- business, and they demonstrate their dedi- them,” Richards said.
ends, Dunlap Collision’s professional staff has cation every day, from open to close. Dunlap Collision is a firm believer in giving
the experience, the knowledge, the training, the “Most of the people that work here have back to the community that’s given it so much
equipment, the skills and the meticulous atten- been here for quite a while,” Richards said. for 49 years. “We try to support the schools
tion to detail necessary to turn back the clock “We have one tech that’s been here for 35 and community causes as much as possible,”
and make your vehicle look new again. years. You just don’t see that anymore.” Richards said. “The shop will open on several
Located at 75 N. Washington St. in Oxford Following a car accident, most people are Saturdays during the summer to provide a
Village, just south of the Polly Ann Trail pedes- worried about important things such as inju- place for the high school swim team to hold
trian bridge, Dunlap Collision has been repair- ries or how they’re going to get to and from Tony Rogensues and Matt their car wash fund-raisers.”
ing vehicles since 1968. work. The last thing they want to do is jump Whorton will help you get Dunlap Collision also supports senior all-
“We deliver consistently good service to through all the hoops necessary to be com- back on the road. night parties, elementary school fund-raisers,
the community,” said Cheryl Richards, Dunlap’s pensated by their auto insurance provider. The local car shows, fire safety programs, plus
accounts manager and a 21-year employee. endless stream of paperwork, phone calls and e- “That means you don’t have to go and get Oxford’s Downtown Development Authority,
Whether you need mechanical work, body mails can be a nightmare. three estimates from different body shops, then Chamber of Commerce, Women’s Club and
work or simply a fresh coat of paint, Dunlap This is where Dunlap Collision is a tremen- turn them into your insurance company,” Richards parks and recreation department.
Collision can do it because delivering quality dous resource. “We take care of most every- explained. “With direct repair, you come in, tell us Dunlap Collision is open from 8 a.m. to 5
workmanship is the staff’s primary focus. thing when it comes to dealing with the insur- the insurance company and either we submit an p.m. Monday through Friday. The shop is
They’re not into gimmicks or trends. They ance companies,” Richards said. “Customers estimate or they look at it and send us the esti- closed on Saturday and Sunday.
just want to provide top-quality service for a have to do very little other than reporting their mate. There’s not a lot the customers have to do.” For more information, please visit
reasonable price, so their customers can get accident. Just leave the rest to us and we’ll But what if a customer doesn’t wish to go or call (248) 628-1241.
B 10 Oxford/Orion Progress Edition 2017

Culver’s serves up delicious food, great customer service
It’s not just delicious hot ButterBurgers that including trivia and bingo, and earn prizes.
Culver’s of Lake Orion is serving up but the All ages are welcome at these gatherings,
whole experience, including excellent cus- which are held on Tuesdays from 4 to 8 p.m.
tomer service and a clean, beautiful dining All year round, they host Family Night on
environment. Wednesdays from 4 to 9 p.m., which includes
Located at 4963 Interpark Drive North, off fun for the kids and $2.99 kids’ meals. Rain-
of M-24, it is owned and operated by the bow Child Care is on hand to host crafts, Da
husband and wife team of Joe and Sue the Clown entertains the crowd with his hu-
Zimmer. Next year, Culver’s will be celebrat- mor and balloon creations, professional art-
ing their 10 year anniversary and they credit ist Gabriela Orza does face painting and
their staff with a lot of their success. Zimmer hosts various contests and raffles
“I can’t say enough about the employees for the kids.
that I have,” said owner Joe Zimmer, who is “It’s all about making it a family restaurant,
often dressed in the Culver’s blue and white a place where families like to bring their kids,”
and seen working alongside his staff and Zimmer said.
helping customers. “It’s all about having a Culver’s commitment to the community Owner Joe Zimmer and Da the Clown pose with some of the True Blue Crew at Culver’s Family Night.
great team.” doesn’t end there. They are frequent hosts
“They are just awesome and a lot of them to a variety of fundraisers for area nonprofits. enter the establishment in regards to decor anniversary, which featured $1 ButterBurgers
have been with me since I opened,” he added. In fact, according to Zimmer, they have raised and cleanliness, as well as the appearance of for their customers as a thank you. Accord-
It’s this family-like atmosphere and loyalty over $135,000 that has been given back to crew members, friendliness and hospitality. ing to Zimmer, they served around 6,700 that
that the Zimmers pride themselves on. In ad- the community on these fundraiser nights. This is the third time this location has been day.
dition to being frequent contributors to vari- Zimmer encourages anyone with a nonprofit honored with this award. It’s this loyalty that the Zimmers and their
ous events and organizations throughout the to contact him to arrange one of these eve- Just recently, Zimmer got word that his lo- staff are thankful for.
community, including the Lake Orion High nings, which features the organization earn- cation was also selected as the winner of the “Thank you for your loyalty and support,”
School GRIT program and the recent CELL ing 10 percent of the total sales from 5 to 9 Management in Excellence Award, given to he added. “Come in, see us and get
OUT for Soldiers event, Culver’s of Lake p.m. on their established date. owners that exceed the expectations of cor- Culvernized.”
Orion also hosts a variety of events for their Culver’s of Lake Orion is an award-winning porate, as well as the Ruth Culver’s Hospital- Culver’s of Lake Orion, which features both
customers, including their popular weekly establishment, having been honored over the ity Award. It is the fourth time this location a drive-thru and a dining room, is located at
summer car shows on Tuesday evenings, years with a variety of awards for customer has been selected for that honor. the corner of M-24 and Dutton, and is open
held from 4 to 8 p.m., and outdoor summer service, sales, management, and even curb In addition to these various accolades given seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. To
movies, which feature family-friendly films, appeal and environment. by corporate, Culver’s of Lake Orion is fre- see a full menu, which includes
on Thursdays during the summer. This past summer, they were honored with quently one of the top locations in their re- ButterBurgers, chicken, and even walleye
During the colder months, Culver’s hosts the Pride Award, a yearly award given by gion (23 stores). Even the road construction dinners during Lent, as well as the ‘Flavor of
their “indoor car show,” a chance for their Culver’s that is based upon curb appeal, land- of this past summer didn’t prevent their loyal the Day’ custard option, visit their page at
cruisers to gather and play various games, scaping and what the guests see when they following from paying them a visit on their

of Lake Orion Classic Car
Located at
M-24 & Dutton
1/2 Mile North of The Palace Every Tuesday
248-276-2222 Starting May 2nd
through October

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A trip to Chicago to attend Culver’s national convention Mixer Sandwich
brought big smiles from owner, Joe Zimmer and General Dinner Dinner Dinner or Shake Basket
Manager Chris Hoekstra. They brought home the
“Commitment to Excellence” award for outstanding Based on purchase at regular menu price. Please no Based on purchase at regular menu price. Please no Based on purchase at regular menu price. Please no Based on purchase at regular menu price. Please no Based on purchase at regular menu price. Please no
customer service and the“Pride” award for the best substitutions. Not valid with any other offer. Limit one
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Oxford/Orion Progress Edition 2017 11 B

Sparks-Griffin celebrates 89 years and receives a full renovation
Sparks-Griffin Funeral Home is a name in locations. the family business since he was a child. through as we deal with losing someone
the Lake Orion community synonymous The Lake Orion location of Sparks- After he graduated from Western Michigan special is one of the most difficult experi-
with compassion and service. Griffin has recently gotten a face lift. Inside University and was licensed, he naturally ences imaginable,” he said.
The 89-year-old business began in there is now a completely remodeled sitting returned home. “I am truly grateful to the families in our
Pontiac in 1927 and has been a fixture in room with warm colors and comfortable “After spending my first 10 years community for trusting our family to lead
Lake Orion since 1972. Area residents have furniture for loved ones to relax in. There is working with the families at our Pontiac their journey with care and friendship.
recognized them as the best funeral home also a newly added kitchen for guests to chapel, I joined Dad in Lake Orion at the Dealing with the many questions that arise
for four years. enjoy snacks and refreshments throughout end of 2011. That seems like yesterday. can be overwhelming.
Greg Griffin operates the Lake Orion a service. Reconnecting with the many families I have “Please be encouraged to call or come
location of Sparks-Griffin, at 111 E. Flint Along with the renovation, Sparks- known for so many years and meeting so by if you would like to sit down and talk
Street. Greg is the third generation family Griffin has also added large televisions in many more has made the profession that I about the many option that are available or
member who chose to serve his community. their sitting rooms that will now showcase chose much more of an honor.” discuss any particular questions that you
He has been licensed since 2002. photo slideshows of the dearly departed. Greg Griffin understands the importance may have.”
The family has a valued legacy earned “We can also make CD’s for them, let’s of a dedicated staff in helping a family To contact Sparks-Griffin, call 248-693-
by both their Pontiac and Lake Orion say the persons favorite music, we’ve done through their difficult times. 8335 or visit
that before. We can really “Sharing in the journey that we go
personalize this for people
and just make them comfort-
able,” said customer service
representative Julie Hunt.
The Griffin’s hope these
new additions and areas for
private time during a service
will bring warmth and comfort
to visitng loved ones.
“In 1972 my grandfather
Glenn Griffin and his son Tom
purchased the Allen Funeral
Home in downtown Lake
Orion.” Greg Griffin said.
“Together they brought the
family tradition that was
started in Pontiac back in
Greg has been involved in

SG FUNERAL HOME Sparks-Griffin
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For over 89 years, families have trusted Sparks-Griffin Funeral Home to to serve and
care for their loved ones. We promise to provide excellence in service and compassion
Voted Best during this difficult time of loss. Our experienced and dedicated staff can guide you in
Funeral Home determining which service is appropriate for suiting your family’s needs. We are
commited to arranging a funeral that is most benefitting to your loved one, and we
strive to celebrate their life in a meaniful way.

Caring Makes
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Traditional Funerals • Honorable Military Services • Cremation Services
111 E. Flint Street, Lake Orion • 248-693-8336 •
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It’s all about the customers at Nick Horvath State Farm
For State Farm owner Nick Horvath, insur- says. “We like to understand what’s impor- getting a quote because they Some of the staff gather outside
ance is in his genetics. First following in his tant to them and we like to help them prepare offer competitive rates and can of Nick Horvath State Farm,
dad’s footsteps over 15 years ago, Horvath personalized solutions that fit their insurance work with individuals’ needs.
which is located at the corner of
is excited to be bringing his insurance knowl- and financial needs and budget.” “We have many different
edge and expertise to the community. "Working at State Farm is such a rewarding types of policies and they Broadway and Shadbolt.
“Back in January 2000, I was working with and positive learning experience," said team range from a few dollars a
my dad in his agency while I went to col- member Amanda Jensen. "Using different month into the thousands, so
lege,” Horvath explains. “By the time I had techniques, I am able to listen to customers we can tailor a plan to fit a spe-
finished, I found that I really enjoyed what I and best assess what their needs are." cific set of needs and budget,”
did.” "I love to work with people so my workday he says.
This love continued as he eventually doesn't end at 5 p.m.," she added. "I am al- In addition to taking care of
moved on to work as a team member at a ways striving to offer the best service I can people’s personal insurance
State Farm office for 11 years before finally to our customers. needs, Horvath’s agency also
opening the doors to his own agency, which “We are not a one-and-done type of shop. services businesses as well.
he runs with his wife, Kristin, on May 1, 2016. We are not going to set up insurance for “As a business owner, I’m
The plans to open his own place had been someone and then put them on the back able to easily relate to other
in motion years before that, but after meeting burner and never talk to them again,” adds small business owners,” adds
his wife, they decided to “put the family Horvath. “We make sure to have consistent Horvath. “I understand their
pieces in place” first. It was after the birth of follow-up year after year to be certain that as needs and we offer a full
their son, Miles, in December, 2014, that people’s lives change, we adjust their insur- spread of business insurance
Horvath felt renewed passion towards open- ance and financial portfolio to accurately re- policies.”
ing his own agency. flect their needs.” No matter the type of insur-
“He was kind of the fire under my tail and According to Horvath, they offer a full ance, or whether it’s for per-
pushed me out of my comfort zone,” says spread of insurance and financial products sonal or a business, Horvath
Horvath. for personal and business, including auto is confident that his team can help you out. meet with individuals in their homes or busi-
It’s that commitment and love of family that insurance, which State Farm is most popular Nick Horvath State Farm is located at 32 N. nesses,” says Horvath, adding they can also
not only led to the creation of Nick Horvath for, home owner’s insurance, health insur- Broadway Street. help by phone or email, too.
State Farm, but it also motivates the daily ance and life insurance, or as Horvath calls They are open Monday through Friday from He says they also welcome walk-ins at their
interaction of the seven team members that it, “love insurance.” 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., although Horvath says they downtown Lake Orion office, but an appoint-
make up the office, as well as the way the “One of the most selfless things that you are also available in the evenings and week- ment allows them to prepare more informa-
team treats their clients. can do is to take out insurance that will ben- ends by appointment. tion for their customers and be more efficient
Horvath credits his team, comprised of him- efit your loved ones if something happens to “We prefer to sit down with every one of with their client’s time.
self and his wife, along with Amanda, Amber, you,” he explains. “It’s how you can make our customers; however, we understand that To make an appointment, call 248-693-2464.
Joe, Katie and Kelli, for their great customer sure your loved ones are taken care of no is not always convenient, so we are able to They can also be reached by email at
service. matter what.” assist customers in person in the office, and or visited
“We like to get to know our customers,” he Horvath recommends that people look into in certain cases, we are able to go out and online at

Insuring your life helps
protect their future.
Nick E Horvath, Agent
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Dr. Allan Rinke of Kresge Eye Institute brings a long tradition of eye care to Lake Orion
Many people have heard of Kresge Eye In- While a resident at Kresge Eye Institute, would not realize visual loss from glaucoma glasses.
stitute but don’t realize that there is an office Dr. Rinke received the Lawrence Stocker, until it’s in the end stages. That’s the impor- “One of the most rewarding things is per-
of the renowned eyecare and research insti- M.D. Award for Compassionate Medicine. tance of getting regular eye exams; we can forming cataract surgery because you can
tute right here in Lake Orion. The ophthal- This award is given to physicians who ex- pick up on some of these diseases and treat make a dramatic difference in somebody’s
mologists of Kresge Eye Institute have been hibit exemplary skills, kindness and compas- them before it actually starts affecting your vision and lifestyle within a short period of
treating eye disease and performing eye sur- sion in caring for their patients. vision,” Dr. Rinke said. time.”
gery since 1948. Originally from Romeo and now an Oxford Dr. Rinke examines each structural part of Through his examinations, Dr. Rinke has
Dr. Allan Rinke, MD, a comprehensive oph- resident, Dr. Rinke is also a also detected other signs that could
thalmologist certified by the American Board Clinical Assistant Professor have led to more serious ailments af-
of Ophthalmology, has been at the Kresge at Wayne State University in fecting patients.
Eye Institute practice in the Beaumont Medi- the Department of Ophthal- “I’ve detected signs of diabetes, high
cal Office in Lake Orion for the past three mology. He has been in prac- blood pressure, multiple sclerosis,
years, helping patients through his medical tice for ten years. brain tumors and signs of things that
and academic expertise. As an ophthalmologist, Dr. could cause a stroke in patients.”
“It’s exciting for the area to have access to Rinke specializes in diseases Dr. Rinke advises people to “Get regu-
high-quality eyecare from a major academic and surgery of the eye. He lar eye exams and treat any problems
institute right here in Lake Orion,” Dr. Rinke performs cataract surgery, before they become long-term prob-
said. “We have excellent customer service glaucoma evaluations and lems.”
and state of the art equipment and technol- treatment, diabetic eye ex- The Kresge Eye Institute also par-
ogy at Kresge.” ams, and evaluations and ticipates in many free vision screening
Besides Dr. Rinke, Dr. Victoria Landolt, DO, treatment of many other exams throughout the community: Dr.
a comprehensive ophthalmologist, and Dr. problems. He also accepts Rinke helps provide free eye exams for
Reecha Bahl, MD, a specialist in pediatric eye emergencies. He fre- veterans at the American Legion in Ox-
ophthalmology, are also part of the Kresge quently sees people with red ford during an annual screening in co-
Eye Institute in Lake Orion. eyes, flashes, floaters and ordination with the Michigan Society
“We are also the only ophthalmologists in many other visual com- of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.
Lake Orion and Oxford. It’s fortunate that we plaints. Ophthalmologist Dr. Allan Rinke of the Kresge Eye Institute conducts an eye examina- Dr. Rinke’s office is located in the
have a pediatric specialist here, too.” “Two common ocular prob- tion on a patient. Kresge Eye Institute is in the Beaumont Medical Office building. Beaumont Medical Office, 1455 S
Dr. Rinke graduated from Wayne State Uni- lems are cataracts and glau- Lapeer Rd., Suite 110, Lake Orion, MI
versity School of Medicine and completed coma. People could be losing vision from the eye, from the front to the back. He is then 48630.
his ophthalmology residency at Kresge Eye glaucoma and not even know it. Typically, able to determine if there is a problem within For more information or to make an appoint-
Institute. you don’t have pain with glaucoma and the eye, or if it is something correctable with ment, call Dr. Rinke’s office at 248-814-7139.
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It’s a new day at King of Kings Church
While King of Kings has been in the Orion “For folks who maybe feel disconnected kind of church that
community for decades, the congregation is from God and disconnected from others, this you read about in
celebrating a new day, and what congrega- is a place that’s welcoming, inviting and en- the Book of Acts,
tion president Linnea Nurmi refers to as a gaging,” Pastor Eric explains. where people were
“re-imagining” and “re-visioning.” Some of the ways they do this is their in- loving each other,
New pastor, Eric Johnson, couldn’t agree volvement locally, nationally and globally. sharing with those
more. According to Linnea, who has been presi- in need, and pro-
“We are in the process right now of imagin- dent for over two years, the congregation claiming Christ
ing what ministry will look like for us,” says gets involved with lots of local organizations, both in word and
Pastor Eric, who took over as the full-time including FISH, the Baldwin Center, Crop action,” says Pas-
pastor at the church in January. Walk and Love INC. In fact, she says, the tor Eric.
“We’ve been in this community for several church and its members raised over $2,000 According to
decades,” he adds. “We’ve had some chal- for Crop Walk last year, and they have a group Linnea, the church
lenges internally during that time, but that is that plans on participating again this year. and its members
all in the past, and we have a congregation “We want to be a faithful presence and re- like to operate un-
that has a lot -- and something unique – to ally look at what it means to be good neigh- der their denomi-
offer the community. That’s what we are hop- bors and what it means to partner with other national motto of All ages can participate at King of Kings. Here, some of the youth are pictured during the
ing people will experience when they engage folks to be a force for good in the commu- “God’s work, our children’s sermon.
with us.” nity,” says Pastor Eric. hands.” of where they are in their spiritual journey,
Among the unique aspects of the church is Nationally, King of Kings is part of the “We try to embrace that idea with action,” there’s a place for them here and they will
the sense of family that members feel. Evangelical Lutheran Church of America she says, explaining they have a great mix of find that they belong.”
“In my short time here, and in sitting down (ELCA), the largest Lutheran body in North ages, energy, and experience at their church Worship times are Sundays at 8:30 a.m.,
with each of our leaders, the word ‘family’ America. that allows them to get involved and active which is the liturgical – or traditional – ser-
comes up over and over again, and not in a Internationally, they are connected with the in helping others. vice, and 10 a.m., which is the praise – or
way that’s exclusive, but in a way that’s very Lutheran World Federation, through which The congregation is always welcoming new contemporary – service. Childcare is avail-
welcoming,” says Pastor Eric. “There’s been the ELCA has donated over $15 million over faces, having added 30 new members in the able for little ones at both services, accord-
a number of stories of people who have five years to combat malaria in Africa. They last year, and encourage people to visit and ing to Pastor Eric, and the praise service also
shown up on their first Sunday and already are also partnered with a variety of faith com- see what they have to offer. features Sunday School for pre-K through
felt like they were a part of this place.” munities worldwide, particularly in Africa, and “I would invite people to engage with us fifth grade.
He says their members have a desire to con- support congregations building churches on Sundays. What people will find is a very King of Kings is located at 1715 S. Lapeer
nect with each other and also with the com- and schools and helping provide healthcare. accessible family-size church where they will Road. They can be visited online at
munity. “People really dive in and want to be the be welcomed,” adds Pastor Eric. “Regardless or reached at 248-693-1676.
Oxford/Orion Progress Edition 2017 15 B

Put attorney Phillip B. Maxwell in your corner
When the going gets tough, you need now located at 57 N. Washington Rd., in May his name on. ents,” said Maxwell.
someone you can trust. And, in Oxford, that 2001. “I came to my practice from a different Today, his firm’s clients include individu-
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where he litigated a variety in their cases.
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served as general counsel to said Maxwell. “It’s also more person-
Championship Auto Racing ally satisfying because you become
Teams (CART) and the Indy part of the town and you get to know
Racing League. the people you represent.”
Those successes were The firm handles family law, trust
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Splash! Oxford: Your place to learn, to exercise, to party!
Summer will be here before you know it. and teaching experience in the swim world. team. days from 7:40 to 8:40 p.m.
Whether it’s the local lake or a backyard Swim lessons at Splash! are perpetual in For $85 per month, team members get 45 Folks can drop in anytime and take one of
pool, is your son or daughter prepared to that young students are constantly learning, minutes a week of additional swim instruc- these classes for $10 each.
enjoy the water in a fun and safe way when growing, improving their skills and advanc- tion. “No membership is
the heat finally hits? ing to the next level “A lot of swim required,” Howard said.
If the answer is no, then now when they’re ready. teams are just fo- “Anyone can come in
is the time to enroll your child at They never get bored cused on pound-
Splash! Oxford. Learn to or stuck at a level ing out the yard-
Instruction as often as they wish for
these classes.”
Billing itself as “Your Neigh- swim! they’ve already mas- age in the pool,” you can trust. Folks who want to
borhood Swim School,” Splash! tered. Howard said.
is housed in a 13,000-square-foot come in and swim are
“We’re getting “We’re more con- free to do so for $5 per
space that’s part of the 208,000- good reviews,” cerned about tech-
square-foot Legacy Center, a person from 12 to 2 p.m.
Robinson said. “The nique and making
popular community hub and fam- more swimmers we on Tuesdays, Wednes-
sure swimmers are days and Fridays.
ily recreation center located at get, the better it is for doing things cor-
925 N. Lapeer Rd. everybody.” Splash! isn’t just a
The main focus of Splash! is to provide rectly and effi- place to learn or exer-
Lessons are once a week for 30 minutes ciently. We’re fo-
swim lessons for youths ranging in age from and cost $80 per month, plus a $50 annual cise, it’s also a place to
3 months to 12-13 years old. cused on the fun- party. It’s the ideal spot
membership fee. Discounts are available for damentals, not just
“Our goal is to make kids strong, knowl- families with multiple children. for kids birthday parties.
edgeable swimmers who can use their skills All of the lessons at Splash! take place in gaining distance.” A $450 fee buys a party for 24 kids that
to enjoy the water and help themselves in an the facility’s spacious, laminated, stainless- Splash! would like its swim team to be- includes 1 hour and 20 minutes in the water,
emergency situation,” said Paul Howard, co- steel Myrtha pool. It’s come a foundation for young people who supervised pool activities, 40 minutes in the
owner of Splash! L-shaped with a lane wish to swim competitively at private party room, invitations, cupcakes,
“If something goes wrong in the water, pool that’s 25 yards Have the middle school and high water and lemonade, paper goods and a t-
the longer you can keep yourself afloat until long and 27 yards wide, school levels.
help arrives, the better your chances are for and a separate section
fun! “Ideally, we’d like to be the
shirt for the birthday boy or girl. Adults are
allowed to swim with the kids and if there
survival,” said Brad Robinson, co-owner of that’s 37 feet wide and farm club for the local high are more than 24 kids, it’s only an additional
Splash! 29 feet long. schools, whether that’s Oxford $10 per child.
Splash! is part of SwimAmerica, a national The entire pool is 4 or Lake Orion, wherever,”
learn-to-swim program operated by the Ameri- feet deep and the water “You don’t have to clean up your house
Howard said. before or after the party,” Howard said. “You
can Swimming Coaches Association at more temperature is always For those looking to get a
than 90 sites across the U.S. This proven comfortable at 88 to 90 just get up and leave.”
good workout, Splash! offers For more information about Splash! Ox-
program has been around for about 30 years. degrees. power aerobics classes on Wednesdays (12-
Between them, Howard and Robinson ford, please call (248) 572-6900 or visit
In addition to swim lessons, Splash! is 12:50 p.m.) and Fridays (12-12:50 p.m. and 2-
have a combined 50 years worth of coaching now offering an entry level recreational swim 2:50 p.m.). It also offers Aqua Pilates on Tues-

Real Estate One makes it simple to buy, sell houses
Real Estate One has moved to the to-date available homes with virtual tours—
neighborhood and its agents are ready to so you won’t miss out on an opportunity
serve you. with the current fast-paced market.
Founded in 1929 as Elsea Realty, Real The company’s popular mobile app, with
Estate One is a third generation real estate GPS-enabled mapping, offers the same up-
business that is the largest in Michigan and to-day listing information and market data.
ranked as the seventh largest broker in the Real Estate One makes the complex
nation. process of buying or selling a home as simple
Touting over 85 years in the industry, Real as possible.
Estate One combines the power of a statewide With over 75 company-owned offices
company with the care of local people who throughout Michigan, there’s always a
are involved in the community. friendly and knowledgeable agent just around
When it comes to selling your property, the corner.
President of Brokerage Services Dan Elsea “We encourage our clients to use our large
said his team uses targeted exposure and the network of offices. Particularly on the buying
company’s statewide reach to create a unique side, it makes it much more user-friendly
marketing strategy to sell your home quickly. experience and it’s more flexible,” said Elsea.
“Typically in Oxford and Lake Orion, you “We look at our agents as counselors, rather
will find a lot of unique properties. You won’t than sales people. They’re there to help and
have the similar style subdivisions that you’ll to council our clients on the decisions they’re
find in other locations. The more unique the making,”
property, the more unique the marketing plan Real Estate One’s Oxford office, located
has to be,” said Elsea. at 110 S.Washington St., is opened 9 a.m. to
To keep up with the times and technology, 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to
Real Estate One agents are always training 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
so they can offer up-to-date resources to local For more information, please call (248) 628-
Dan Elsea (left) and Mary Matthews, of Real Estate One, are ready to help you find the buyers and sellers. 4711 or visit the Real Estate One website at
home of your dreams. Visit their office in Oxford, located at 110 S. Washington St. The company website offers the most up-
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Serving up homemade taste, favorites at Leo’s Coney Island
Whether you are look- even sweeter, every dinner also comes with a the community.
ing for breakfast, lunch, complimentary rice pudding. “We do fundraisers. Whatever we make
dinner or something “It’s nice to end with a little treat,” she adds, from 5 to 8 p.m., we give 10 percent,” says
sweet, Leo’s Coney Island noting that they also offer a wide array of Nash. “Just call this location and we can pick
offers something for ev- desserts for purchase, including several fla- a date. Then, just come, enjoy and eat.”
eryone. vors of cheesecake, pie, and even baklava. “We love to help the community however
“We have salad, Among their dessert items is also their origi- we can,” he adds. “We love to help people.”
chicken, coneys and nal cheesecake which is available with a glu- In celebration of the holidays, Leo’s fea-
breakfast all day,” says ten-free graham cracker crust, allowing even tures special menu items and a very special
co-owner Nash Quray, those with a gluten intolerance to enjoy some Thanksgiving event that truly captures the
“and everything is made delicious dessert. spirit of the holiday season by caring for
homemade and fresh.” For those that might want to enjoy some those that are alone.
According to manager Leo’s from the comfort of their own home, “If you’re dining alone this Thanksgiving,
Sarah Langs, Leo’s is Leo’s not only offers carryout, but they also come eat with us,” Sarah says. Leo’s offer a
known for their Greek offer a full service catering menu to help you free turkey dinner, so that individuals that
dressing, and their Greek out for your next birthday party, work func- are alone can come dine with the “Leo’s fam-
salad, besides being her tion, or graduation open house. This menu ily” instead of being by themselves.
personal favorite, is a fa- includes everything from gyros, shish ke- According to Nash, they want their cus-
vorite among customers. bobs, spinach pie, and rice to coneys, a vari- tomers to know how important they are to
If salad isn’t your pref- ety of salads, wings and chicken fingers. them. They’ve recently experienced new lead-
erence though, there is an “We cook and prepare our items just as we ership and a renewed focus centered on cus-
array of homemade spe- do in the restaurant,” says Nash. Customers tomer service.
cials, including country can then either pick up their party trays from “Any comments, ask for Nash,” he says.
fried steak, chicken the restaurant or have the Leo’s staff come “Good things, bad things, we want to hear
parmesan, lasagna, to their function. “We set up, serve, and clean them all,” adds Sarah.
shrimp and fish, burgers, up our area, so you can enjoy your party.” Leo’s Coney Island, located at 281 S. Broad-
wraps, and so much more. It’s not just serving good food to the com- way, is open Monday through Saturday, 6
“One of the things that munity that Leo’s focuses on but also being a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 9
is unique about this loca- a service to the community. They offer se- p.m. They can be reached at 248-693-8283
tion is they also do dinner nior citizen discounts, military discounts, and and visited online at,
specials,” says Sarah. fire and police discounts. They also enjoy where customers can also find a copy of the
Tino, Beth and Jamie have been with the Leo’s family for several years. And to make things helping out the schools and organizations in menu.

Take steps towards healthy feet with Associated Foot Clinic
Foot problems should not be ignored, re- hammertoes, he
gardless of age, say the doctors at Associ- explained.
ated Foot Clinic, who have been treating pa- Choice of foot-
tients for 32 years. wear and proper
The practice is located at 191 N. Park Bou- foot care are
levard, off Lapeer Road in Lake Orion. other important
Podiatrist Dr. Jeffrey C. Noroyan, D.P.M., factors in main-
Dr. Timothy B. Snyder and Dr. Gloria Christin taining healthy
make up the dedicated Associated Foot Clinic feet.
team. Combined, they feel patient-oriented The doctors at
care is the most effective when treating foot Associated Foot
problems. Clinic encourage
Most ailments are simple and can be cor- yearly check-
rected with in-office treatment. ups. Dr. Timothy Snyder
Heel spurs, heel pain and ankle injuries are In fact,
common, Dr. Noroyan said, and the most im- Noroyan said one step toward healthier feet
portant thing to do when experiencing foot is ensuring proper circulation.
pain of any kind “Many people leave their shoes on all day
is to have it pro- until arriving home after work,” he said. “Re-
fessionally moving shoes and socks, even for a few
evaluated. hours during the day, can provide proper cir-
Foot afflic- culation.”
tions vary de- Laser surgery is growing in popularity
pending on age among the clinic’s patients with soft tissue
and activity. problems, such as ingrown nails and warts,
Kids are going to the doctor noted.
Dr. Jeffrey Noroyan, D.P.M.
have ingrown The clinic also sees diabetic patients who
nails, while older are especially prone to foot ailments. Treat-
people typically ment often focuses on nail care. Most foot office surgery, and pre-operative and post- molded and customized to patients’ feet.
experience poor issues for diabetics can be cured with a mini- operative physical therapy is used to allevi- Office hours are Monday through Friday
circulation, bad mal amount of discomfort. ate muscle problems. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 248-693-8400 to set
Dr. Gloria Christin bunions and Associated Foot Clinic also performs in- Foot orthotics are also available, which are up an appointment.
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New spirit, new products at Burdick Street Equipment
Sometimes you just have to shake things lot trees. You either have to hire someone to of local professionals to determine what is to haul things or just get from Point A to
up a bit, make a few changes and view life in take care of them or do it yourself. Either way, and what is not used before stocking the Point B,” Koula said. “They can go just about
a different way. there’s a big need for this type of equipment store with select WesSpur products. anywhere without a problem. They’re built
That’s the philosophy at Burdick Street in this area. We thought it was a natural addi- “Anything we don’t have in the store, we tough with good engines.”
Landscape Supply and Equipment in Oxford tion to our inventory. We’ll offer everything can special order, no problem,” she noted. Despite the changes, one thing hasn’t
Village. Burdick Street also changed – Burdick Street is the place in the
Open since 2010, the 43 E. Burdick purchased a robotic Oxford area to purchase quality power equip-
St. business, owned by Steve and chainsaw blade sharp- ment bearing well-known brand names such as
Koula Stoll, is freshening things up ener. Toro, Cub Cadet, Scag, Stihl and Simplicity.
with a new sign, a new logo, new “It’s fully automatic The show room is filled with lawn mow-
products and a new attitude. and can make an old ers of every description, snowblowers and
“There’s a different feel here now,” blade as sharp as the plows, chainsaws, blowers, weed-whips,
Koula said. “Come on in and see who day it came from the trimmers, power-washers, generators, etc. –
we are, see what we’re about. We’re factory,” Koula said. everything a person could possibly need or
all about putting our best foot for- “It seems like every- want to help them keep their portion of the
ward. We’ve had some really good body owns a chainsaw great outdoors under control and attractive
feedback already. We don’t just want out here, so this a to the eye.
people to shop here, we want them much-needed service Koula noted, “We’re kind of the last
to love it here. We want them to keep we’re offering. Now is stronghold of American-made equipment.”
coming back and spread the word a good time bring it in She pointed out that Cub Cadet is manu-
about how well they were treated.” and get it ready for factured in Tennessee, Scag is made in Wis-
Burdick Street is now proud to spring cleanup.” consin and Stihl in Virginia.
carry WesSpur tree climbing equip- Burdick Street is “You don’t really see that anymore,” Koula
ment, including saddles and har- also carrying utility ve- said. “That’s something to take a lot of pride in.”
nesses, spurs, fliplines and lanyards, hicles made by Cub For more information about Burdick Street
carabiners and clips, climbing line, Cadet. These rugged Landscape Supply & Equipment please call
gear bags and safety gear. vehicles, which range (248) 969-2800 or visit on-line at
“We want to be that go-to place from $6,500 to $12,000, Customers can use
for everybody from professional “Bob,” the guy who literally hangs out all day long at Burdick Street, loves are quite sturdy and Burdick Street’s website to shop for new prod-
tree-trimmers and arborists to all the new climbing gear made by WesSpur. have many uses for ucts and for parts that are no longer made.
homeowners looking to maintain their work and play. “We have a lot of old parts,” Koula said.
property,” Koula explained. “There’s a lot of they could possibly want or need.” “It’s a very practical thing to have if you “If you need it and can’t find it, we’ve prob-
people out here with a lot of property with a Koula noted she consulted with a number own a large piece of property and you need ably got it.”
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Mark A. Young Jewelers is a cut above the rest
When you’re searching for a gift as we take our craft seriously... We make all of At Mark A. Young Jewelers, high quality our own two hands and we want them to
unique as your loved one— “standard” sim- our pieces in a very high-quality fashion, isn’t just an expectation— it’s a promise. look their best at all times,” said Young. “We
ply won’t cut it. using superior quality stones and metals.” Aftercare services, such as sizing, stone tell our clients when they pick up a piece that
That’s when you need Mark we’d like to see them at least once a
A. Young Jewelers, which offers year so that we can clean it, check it
finished and custom jewelry with and refinish it for them, which is of no
original designs. charge. Typically, if our clients have a
Blending personalized service, problem within the first year or if a stone
attention to detail, and creative breaks, then we’ll just replace it for
flair, the business has been serv- them. We understand things happen
ing the Oxford community for and we want to keep it right for them.”
nearly 14 years. To guide customers on their jour-
Mark A. Young Jewelers also ney toward finding that perfect piece,
offers an array of services, includ- Young put together a highly-qualified
ing custom design, refinishing, re- staff consisting of Dani Rae Brinker (de-
furbishment, appraisal and jew- signer and jeweler), Anne Marie
elry repair. Cipriano (gemologist), Julie Krug (sales
With nearly 40 years of experi- & administration), Heather Kowalski
ence in jewelry making and de- (IT/sales), and Caesar (official greeter).
sign, Owner and Master Jeweler “The staff that we've assembled…
Mark Young knows how to cre- there are a great many years of exper-
ate timeless and eye-catching tise here. Everybody has a specialty and
pieces, which are sure to make they are absolutely proficient at it. To-
those special moments even more gether, we make sure our clients have a
spectacular. very, very pleasant experience,” Young
“We want to provide our cli- added.
ents with a comfortable atmo- Mark A. Young Jewelers is located
sphere,” said Young. “Typically, Jeweler Mark A. Young (far right) and his knowledgable, friendly staff (from left: Anne Marie Cipriano, at 31 N. Washington St. in downtown
they are coming to us in hopes of Dani Rae Brinker and Julie Krug) are eager to help customers. Oxford.
purchasing a piece that reflects a special time While Young’s pieces combine both replacement, cleaning and refinishing, are For store hours or more information,
in their lives. Due to the fact this may not be beauty and delicacy, they are also built to provided with each piece free of charge. please call (248) 969-3211 or visit online at
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You name it, We Buy It and sell it
Looking for a good investment in these ample. Pre-owned, it still sells for $280 to $300.” and holsters.
We Buy It co-
owner Kevin

uncertain political times? Plus, they can be used for hunting, rec- Open since 2009, We Buy It buys, sells and
Kevin Rowden, owner of We Buy It at 697 reational shooting, personal protection and trades a diverse assortment of merchandise,
S. Lapeer Rd. in Oxford Township, highly rec- collecting. the common denominator being it must have
ommends silver and firearms. The demand for guns is still very high, so We value. You can find anything and everything
Silver is worth approximately $17 an ounce, Buy It is excited to offer a variety of shotguns, there, from guitars and guns to jewelry and col-
leaving it plenty of room to increase in value if rifles and handguns, both new and pre-owned. lectable coins to power tools and electronics.
purchased now. “That’s one of those markets where “We buy pretty much anything that’s not
“In 2011-12, silver hit an all-time high of about somebody’s always buying and selling or up- common household stuff,” Rowden said. “If
$50 an ounce,” Rowden said. “So, there’s still grading,” Rowden said. “We do a lot of trades.” it has a decent amount of value, we’ll look at
plenty of room for it to triple in value and still not About 30 to 40 percent of We Buy It’s fire- it. We’re not horribly picky. If we can pay
hit its previous ceiling. Right now, you can buy arm business currently consists of selling new you enough to make you happy and still keep
it at $17 an ounce and easily double your money guns. Because the small store simply does our lights on, then we’ll try to help you out
when it starts going up again.” not have the space to stock every model and the best we can.”
Silver costs much less than gold, which is type of gun, about 80 percent of its new fire- In addition to precious metals such as sil-
currently hovering around $1,200 an ounce, so arm sales are special orders. ver and good, We Buy It is also in the market
it’s more accessible to people as an investment. “About 90 percent of the time, I can get the for diamonds.
“The average guy can cash his paycheck, customer a better price than what the big-box “We’re always looking for high-quality dia-
swing by the shop and easily purchase a stores can deliver,” Rowden noted. “The av- monds, half-carat or bigger,” Rowden said.
couple ounces of silver to put away,” Rowden erage savings on a special order is 10 to 15 “We’ll pay really competitive prices for those.”
said. “He could do this every week for a few percent.” The store will even pay for those small chip
months, or even a year, and have a nice stash “We’ve hooked up with some wholesalers, diamonds that most places won’t, so custom-
put away for a rainy day. so we’ve been getting new firearms at more ers selling jewelry can receive that, plus the viduals who are now deceased. Sometimes
“Cash gets spent pretty easily and you competitive prices,” Rowden explained. “Typi- value of the gold. they belong to people who are moving out of
don’t remember what happened to it. Putting cally, we can pretty much match or beat most of Rowden noted We Buy It does house calls state and want to leave everything behind.
silver away represents a more secure savings. the on-line companies on a majority of our stuff.” upon request. “Basically, we come in, put a number on it
When you need some extra cash, all you have Rowden noted the wholesaler he deals with “For example, if you have a gun collection or a all and if we can make a deal, we’ll clean out
to do is sell a few ounces and it’s a lot easier to offers a lifetime warranty on every single one large, valuable coin collection that you’re inter- the house and garage,” Rowden said.
sell than gold because most people don’t have of its firearms. ested in selling and you don’t feel comfortable We Buy It is open Monday through Friday
that kind of cash on hand.” “If you buy it, for as long as you own it, the taking it out of the house and traveling with it, we from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 9
Firearms also remain a solid investment. warranty is good,” he said. can come to you and make an offer,” he said. a.m. to 12 noon. The store is closed on Sun-
“Firearms hold their value so well,” We But It also sells a variety of ammuni- We Buy It also purchases entire estates. day. For more information, please visit
Rowden explained. “Take a $350 pistol, for ex- tion and firearm accessories such as scopes Sometimes the estates belonged to indi- or call (248) 236-0869.

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Lake Orion Plumbing, Heating & Cooling: four decades of expertise and community involvement
The Lake Orion Plumbing, Heating & Cool- ing us over the years. We really do appreci-
ing team knows its business like it knows the ate your loyalty."
Lake Orion community. New this year, the company is now a Grand
After all, the longtime Lake Orion business Canyon gas log dealer. Grand Canyon logs
has been part of the community for more than are made in the USA, hand painted and are of
40 years, providing a combination of first- the highest quality.
rate expertise and customer service. Lake Orion Plumbing, Heating & Cooling
"We do everything from everyday plumb- also offers:
ing to excavations. We are a full-service resi- • 24-hour service
dential and commercial business. Whatever • Online Quick Quotes
the customers’ needs may be,” said Amy • Backflow testing
Reginek of Lake Orion Plumbing, Heating & • Sewer inspection/Camera
Cooling. • Water Softeners
“Our technicians are the best in the indus- • Water filtration units
try, but we also believe you can never stop • Furnace/Humidifier filters
learning. All of our techs have 10-20 years • Fireplace Logs/Outdoor Gas Fire Pits/Gas
experience, and there are always new prod- Lines The Lake Orion Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Team!
ucts on the market. We provide our techni- • Pool & Spa chemicals/filters
cians with every opportunity to train and The company recently started its new Com- For commercial accounts, their on-staff ex- of employees from Lake Orion, Oxford,
better themselves and LOPHC.” fort Care Program, a home maintenance plan perts can install, service and maintain your Clarkston, Waterford and Lapeer. We still have
Lake Orion Plumbing, Heating & Cooling that offers a yearly Furnace Clean & Check, commercial building and production support the grass roots of four LOHS graduates, two
services all makes and models of furnaces, A/C tune-up, full house plumbing inspection, equipment including all HVAC, boilers, chill- of which have third generation Dragons cur-
A/C units, water heaters, toilets, faucets, camera main lines and discounts on service ers, compressed air systems, refrigeration and rently attending Lake Orion schools,”
sump pumps and gas fireplaces in the Lake calls and filters. All for a monthly payment of make-up air systems. Reginek said.
Orion, Oxford, Rochester, Auburn Hills, $19.95. “We know that our reputation is built "one For details on Lake Orion Plumbing Heat-
Waterford, Clarkston, Metamora, Ortonville, “LOPHC takes great pride in being honest. customer at a time. We want to be the only ing & Cooling services, current specials, or
and Lapeer areas. We will never try to sell you something you service team you’ll ever need,” Keeth said. to make an appointment, call 248-693-4775.
The company also has been voted The Best don’t need or want. We wear our work shirts And for the LOPHC team, it’s not just busi- Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8
in Plumbing nine years in a row in The Lake in the grocery store, to the kids’ sports events, ness -- they live and work here and support a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturdays.
Orion Review’s annual Best of the Best com- to restaurants, and anywhere else our day the community that has supported them. Lake Orion Plumbing Heating and Cooling
munity poll, and has 14 overall Best of the takes us after work. We want our employees “We support multiple Lake Orion sports is at 40 Engelwood Dr. Suite I, off M-24.
Best awards. to be proud to wear our company name and teams and we are active in the community. Visit Lake Orion Plumbing, Heating & Cool-
Owner Bruce Keeth adds, "I would like to we want our customers to know we are a com- Our LOPHC team has seen significant growth ing on the web at, or like
say thank you to the community for support- pany they can count on,” Reginek said. with the community and the staff is made up LOPHC on Facebook.


40 Years in
Lake Orion
Thank you for your loyalty... Small town businesss depends on it!
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C 8 Oxford/Orion Progress Edition 2017

The friendly staff of T-Mobile’s Oxford location (202 S. Washington St.) has a plan that’s
just right for you. Stop in and see them today. They’re here to keep you connected.

Stay connected to the
world with T-Mobile
Whether you’re seeking a phone car- view our customers as ‘just a customer.’
rier for yourself, your family, or your small Customers are people and we treat them
business, T-Mobile has one simplified like people.”
plan to fit your needs— no contracts and Planning to travel?
no credit checks. T-Mobile lets you enjoy wireless with-
The T-Mobile One plan offers unlim- out borders, giving you unlimited talk, text
ited talk, text and 4GL data, starting at and data throughout Mexico and Canada.
just $75 a month for one line. You’ll also get more service for less in
Better yet, for a limited time, T-Mo- over 140 countries around the world.
bile is also offering customers three un- Unlike many phone carriers, T-Mo-
limited lines for the flat rate of $100. bile keeps its price, service and cov-
Opting into T-Mobile’s AutoPay ser- erage bars high for families and small
vices will save you an additional $5 per businesses alike.
line, per month. “Although most small
And, with The T-Mobile One plan businesses don’t really
taxes and fees offers unlimited talk, text think of T-Mobile, we
included, there have great coverage and
will never be and 4GL data, starting at the fastest data speeds
any unpleasant just $75 a month for one available,” said Kiryakos.
surprises when “We have the most af-
you get your line. Better yet, for a fordable prices in the
bill. limited time, T-Mobile is market for the best value
At T-Mobile, and businesses can save
it’s not just about
also offering customers on a lot in expenses.
offering better three unlimited lines for While a lot of other car-
prices. They the flat rate of $100. riers will overcharge
also offer better businesses on data and
service. tell them they don’t qualify for individual
According to owner Brandon rates, we treat business customers just
Kiryakos, when you walk into Oxford’s like our regular customers. It’s worth the
T-Mobile store, you’re not just a cus- switch.”
tomer— you’re family. Since switching carriers can be a
“We want to build a long-lasting rela- challenge, T-Mobile and its staff are
tionship with our customers… our whole working to make things easier by cov-
team does, and we want to keep them ering early cancellation fees of up to
happy,” Kiryakos said. $650 – to help you get there faster.
“Most of the time when customers Call for more information at (248) 572-
walk out the door, they really feel like 7585 or visit T-Mobile’s Oxford location
we’ve put their needs first. We don’t at 202 S. Washington St.
Oxford/Orion Progress Edition 2017 9 C

Bust out of the toppings rut – try Guido’s Three Pepper Pie
It’s really easy to get in a rut when it comes right, Place your order for a large or extra-large Michigan. advertising, best everything, but if you have
to pizza toppings. pizza, use coupon code PROGRESS, hit send McGuire noted he’s hoping to find a good bad employees, your business will probably
Next thing you know, it’s the same old and your “Motz” cheese bread is FREE! This franchisee and expand to the west and north, not survive. Success is a joint effort, but it
thing every time you order – pepperoni and offer only available for on-line orders. possibly to the Lapeer area next. starts with the staff.”
cheese, pepperoni and cheese, pepperoni and McGuire said on-line sales are now “a There’s no arguing that McGuire is a savvy Guido’s keeps producing one heck of a great
cheese . . . really important aspect of our business.” businessman and an extremely hard worker, product, something demonstrated by the fact
Well, Guido’s Premium Pizza is inviting “Between 20 and 25 percent of our orders that its pizza consistently wins the Oxford
folks to try something new and exciting with are placed on-line and it’s growing Leader’s “Best of the Best” contest year
its Three Pepper Pie. exponentially,” he explained. “Our goal is to after year for 8 years in a row.
This pleasing-to-the-eye pie features not get 50 percent of the orders on-line.” But man cannot live by pizza alone,
one, not two, but three types of hand-cut The advantages of on-line ordering are so don’t forget to sample some of
bell peppers – red, yellow and green – plus two-fold. For the customer, it lessens the Guido’s more unique menu items such
Italian sausage and red onions. chance of errors concerning their orders. as the widely-popular Jalapeno Popper
“People eat with their eyes and this is one They’re typing in exactly what they want and Bread. It features fresh-baked bread
of the more colorful and best tasting pizzas sending it directly to the store. “It helps make topped with Guido’s famous garlic
around,” said Shawn McGuire, founder and for a smoother transaction,” McGuire said. cheese dip spread, fresh jalapenos,
owner of Guido’s Premium Pizza. For Guido’s staff, it’s a true time-saver. crispy bacon and mozzarella cheese.
For a limited time, a large deep-dish Instead of manning the phones, talking to “It’s a customer favorite and
version of this pepper-laden pie can be customers and taking orders, they can be in something nobody else offers in the
yours for only $14.95. the kitchen making the pizzas, subs and salads. area,” McGuire noted.
Back before McGuire built his own pizza “It’s on busy nights that you really notice As he approaches his silver
empire, he worked for a local pizzeria that used the advantage of having extra hands anniversary in the pizza game, don’t look
this combination of toppings and it was a preparing the food,” McGuire said. for McGuire to hang up his apron anytime
customer favorite. It may seem hard to believe, but next month, soon. He recently signed another long-
“It looks great. It tastes great. It’s Guido’s will celebrate 24 years in business. term lease to stay in Oxford Mills.
different. It’s upscale,” he said. “It’s really unbelievable it’s been so long. My For more information about Guido’s
You know what would go great with that home town of the Oxford/Lake Orion area has Premium Pizza, franchise opportunities
Three Pepper Pie – a full order of Guido’s famous been very good to me” McGuire said. or to place an order online, please visit
“Motz” bread. Picture golden-brown breadsticks McGuire still owns and operates the but in the end, he gives his staff all the credit
topped with mozzarella, muenster and parmesan Oxford store, located at 1396 S. Lapeer Rd. in for the success of Guido’s Premium Pizza. And don’t forget that FREE order of
cheeses along with butter and garlic. the Oxford Mills shopping center. “I have been very fortunate with “Motz” bread by ordering online and using
A free order of this delicious cheesy bread But over the years, the Guido’s name has employees. That’s everything to a business coupon code PROGRESS.
can be yours if you place your Guido’s order spread and he is now delivering premium pizza owner,” he said. “You can have the best To order the old-fashioned way (minus
on-line at That’s from nine other locations throughout product, best location, best equipment, best the free bread), call (248) 969-2111.
C 10 Oxford/Orion Progress Edition 2017

Basketball America: a slam dunk for athletes of all ages
On the brink of reaching
Arcade games are 24 years in business, Bas-
available to keep ketball America, or BA as
players and fami- everyone knows it, has
lies entertained proven time and again to
between games. take an important role in not
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 families who play
open gym, the kids and
adults that participate in
basketball and volleyball
leagues, the volunteer
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 Basketball America manager Joe Escobedo coaches his son 9/10-year-old basketball team in one of the many leagues BA hosts.
is not only the fun environment I get to work one I work with.” out. Youth and adult leagues run year round,
in, but I get to watch these kids grow up,” BA has not only undergone renovations, for ages 3 and up, making the fun not limited
says one of Otto's managers. “I see them as big and small through the years, but they to just the kids but parents, too. Birthday
these little kids learning how to dribble for have dedicated their business to a family- parties, all night lock-ins, and open gym are
the first time or how to bump a volleyball, friendly environment. After much hard work always going on, from 9 a.m. to midnight each
and then I get to watch them grow into amaz- and determination, BA has created amazing day. Give them a call or better yet, stop by to
ing young adults -- my 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 to develop young players. second family,” they added. “I love every- that BA promotes, you have to check them

We’re Thinking Spring at Basketball America!
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Ages 9-15
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EVERY FRIDAY 6-8 PM Open 9 am - Midnight Clarkston Rd.

$10 Each Session 7 Days A Week
Volleyball Drills and Skills Development Stop In or Register Online at
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Spring means lawns and grills – better get to Stones Ace
Warm weather is fast-approaching and for and the best pricing,” he said. Milorganite consists of microbes that have reational Vehicle accessories and components.
many folks that means two big things – time to Killing off those pesky grubs is absolutely digested the organic matter (nutrients) in Mil- To keep cool, yet stay stylish, Stones Ace
green up the grass and fire up the grill. crucial because not only do they weaken lawns waukee wastewater and are then kiln-dried to is expanding its already extensive line of
There’s no better place to accomplish both by eating roots, they attract nuisance animals form small pellets. “It’s actually my favorite to Carhartt clothing to include tee shirts as well
of these important tasks than the new 17,000- that eat these larvae such as groundhogs, use past the crabgrass step,” Behr said. as canvas shorts and pants. Behr said
square-foot Stones Ace Hardware, located at skunks and moles. Behr recommends treating Safer Brand contains all plant-based nutrients Carhartt’s summer clothing is not only ex-
558 S. Lapeer Rd. in Oxford Township. your lawn for grubs three times a year, begin- and zero phosphates. “It’s great for people who tremely comfortable and functional, it’s also
Stones Ace, owned by second-generation ning right away in the spring. “That’s going live on lakes or are concerned about chemicals made to last with heavier stitching and fabric.
hardware man Marvin Stone, is the place to to break their life-cycle,” he said. polluting their water table,” Behr said. If you haven’t yet visited Stones Ace Hard-
find Scotts lawn care products. Stones Ace Hardware carries well-known Taking care of the lawn can work up quite ware, a fantastic opportunity is coming up. The
Want your lawn to have that profession- an appetite and store is hosting a huge grand opening celebra-
ally-cared-for look, but don’t have the funds or there’s nothing bet- tion on Saturday, April 1 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
expertise to make it happen? Look no further ter than meat “It’s going to be an all-day event,” Behr said.
than Scotts 4 Step Lawn Care Program. cooked on the grill. The grand opening will include a variety of
“It’s very easy to use,” said Store Manager Stones Ace is specials, plus manufacturers’ representatives
Andrew Behr. “On each bag, it tells you exactly now barbecue cen- who will be on hand to offer their expert advice
what to apply and when.” tral with its wide and answer customer questions.
The system begins with crabgrass preven- variety of propane With more than 28,000 items, the inventory
tion (applied at least a month before mowing and charcoal grills inside Stones Ace is quite impressive. But it’s
begins), then moves on to dandelion control in from Weber, plus the attentive customer service on which Stones
June or July. Step 3 is a summer fertilizer that Traeger grills and Ace prides itself. “Ace’s philosophy has al-
stabilizes the lawn to ensure it continues to thrive smokers that burn ways been (to be) the helpful place,” Behr
during the blazing summer heat. The final step, wood pellets. said. “When you walk in the door, we’re right
applied in the fall, helps stimulate root growth “Right when you here to greet you and walk you to your item.”
before your lawn goes dormant for the winter. walk in our store, Stones Ace staff members are there to an-
Stones Ace also carries Scotts Turf Builder you’ll see all these swer questions, offer advice and help custom-
weed and fertilizer products, which Behr de- grills lined up,” Behr ers get exactly what they’re looking for, whether
scribed as an a la carte line. Kick off spring with a brand new grill from Stones Ace Hardware. said. “Customers it’s in the store or requires some extra effort.
“Each product is sold separately and treats and effective grub-killers such as Scotts GrubEx can buy them assembled and unassembled.” “If we don’t have it, we’ll special order it
specific lawn needs or problems,” Behr said. and Bayer Advanced Grub Control. “We also have a whole wall filled with grill- and get it in a couple of days,” Behr noted.
Behr reminds homeowners that now is the “Both are excellent products,” Behr said. ing accessories, from utensils and sprays to Stones Ace Hardware is open Monday
best time to stop by Stones Ace to pick up your For those who wish to fertilize their lawns sauces, seasonings and grill parts,” he added. through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on
crabgrass prevention and grub control regimens. with all-natural products, Stones Ace carries To add to the warm-weather experience, the Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To learn more,
“That’s going to give you the best results Milorganite and Safer Brand Lawn Restore. store carries marine parts, dock parts and Rec- visit or call (248) 800-4404.

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In Business 49 Years In Business 30 Years
Oxford Overhead Door Co. Builders Custom Flooring
2118 Metamora, Oxford 11 S. Broadway St.. Lake Orion
248-628-4555 248-814-9663

In Business 42 Years In Business 28 Years
This is PROGRESS Honor Roll 2017
This Phillip B. Maxwell, Attorney
57 N. Washington St., Oxford
Northern Flooring & Interiors
845 S. Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion
Long time neighbors or new friends; these businesses are what help give our community 248-969-1490 248-693-9457
the character and appeal that makes it special for residents and visitors alike.

In Business 137 Years In Business 65 Years In Business 41 Years In Business 27 Years
The Lake Orion Review Indianwood Automotive Lake Orion Vision Lake Orion Assisted Living LLC
30 N. Broadway, Lake Orion 545 N. Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion 81 Indianwood Rd., Ste 1, Lake Orion 1814 S. Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion
248-693-8331 248-693-8393 248-693-2321 248-814-6714

In Business 118 Years In Business 65 Years In Business 40 Years In Business 27 Years
The Oxford Leader Milosch’s Palace Lake Orion Plumbing, Michigan Web Press
666 S. Lapeer Rd, Oxford Chrysler Jeep Dodge Heating and Cooling 10450 Enterprise Dr., Davisburg
248-628-4801 3800 Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion 40 Englewood., Ste I, Orion 248-620-2990 248-393-2222 • 248-693-4775 •

In Business 89 Years In Business 61 Years In Business 39 Years In Business 25 Years
Sparks Griffin Funeral Home Sherman Publications Community Insurance Center Rocco Ciccone, M.S., D.D.S.
111 E. Flint St., Lake Orion 666 S. Lapeer Road, Oxford 932 S. Lapeer Rd., Oxford 792 S. Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion
248-693-8336 248-628-4801 248-628-2505 248-693-8366

In Business 88 Years In Business 53 Years In Business 39 Years In Business 24 Years
Real Estate One King Of Kings Mission Development, Inc Basketball America
110 S. Washington, Oxford Evangelical Lutheran church Chuck Schneider 257 W. Clarkston Rd., Lake Orion
248-628-4711 1715 S. Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion 2691 Hadley Rd., Lapeer 248-693-5858 248-693-1676 248-821-0752

In Business 87 Years In Business 53 Years In Business 35 Year In Business 24 Years
The Clarkston News Pattersons Hometown Pharmacy J. Jacobs Insurance Guidos Premium Pizza
5 South Main Street, Clarkston 1 S. Washington St., Oxford 4301 S. Baldwin Rd., Orion 1396 S. Lapeer Rd., Oxford
248-625-3370 248-628-2538 248-693-6455 248-969-2111

In Business 80 Years In Business 51 Years In Business 32 Years In Business 24 Years
MSU Federal Credit Union Skalnek Ford Lake Orion Roofing Pioneer Door Co.
4 South St., Ortonville 941 S. Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion 881 Brown Rd., Lake Orion 1100 S. Lapeer Rd., Oxford
8055 S. Ortonville Rd., Clarkston 248-693-6241 248-393-0055 248-628-6230
800-MSU-4-YOU, 800-678-4968

In Business 74 Years In Business 50 Years In Business 32 Years In Business 21 Years
Brandon School District Metropolitan Tree, Inc. Associated Foot Clinic The Citizen
1025 S. Ortonville Rd. • Ortonville 1090 Croup Rd., Ortonville 191 N. Park Blvd., Lake Orion 12 South St.,Ortonville
248-627-1871 248-627-6316 • 1-800-753-1633 248-693-8400 248-627-4332

In Business 70 Years In Business 50 Years In Business 30 Years In Business 20 Years
Lake Orion Lumber Walton & Becker Eye Care, PC Moto Medic, Inc Vicotria’s Delight
215 S. Broadway • Lake Orion 89 S. Washington St., Oxford 1250 S. Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion 12 S. Washington St., Oxford
248-693-8325 248-628-3441 248-693-7060 248-969-3477

In Business 67 Years In Business 49 Years In Business 28 Years In Business 21 Years
Kresge Eye Institute Chicago Brothers Pizza Great Lakes
1455 S. Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion
Dunlap Collision, Inc. Independent Insurance Agency
75 N. Washington, Oxford 1480 S. Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion
248-814-7169 248-693-8228 36 W. Flint St., Lake Orion
248-628-1241 248-393-2400
In Business 17 Years In Business 10 Years In Business 8 Years In Business 2 Months
Skrine Insurance Agency Leo’s Coney Island Burdick Street Equipment T-Mobile
Farmer’s Insurance 281 S. Broadway, Lake Orion 43 E. Burdick St., Oxford 202 S. Washington, Oxford
1520 S. Lapeer Rd., Ste 209, Lake Orion 248-693-8283 248-969-2800 248-572-7585
248-693-0050 • Next to Goodwill

In Business 14 Years In Business 9 Years In Business 8 Years New Business
Modetz funeral Home Genisys Credit Union Banks Vacuum Anytime Fitness Lake Orion
100 E. Silverbell Rd., Lake Orion 2100 Executive Hills Blvd., Auburn Hills 2549 S. Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion 3603 S. Baldwin Rd., Lake Orion
248-371-3777 248-745-3346 (across from Home Depot 248-499-9425 248-693-7300 •

In Business 14 Years In Business 9 Years In Business 5 Years New Business
Mark A. Young Jewelers Italia Gardens Liberty Way Realty Stone’s Ace Hardware
31 N. Washington St., Oxford 1076 S. Lapeer Rd., Oxford 400 S. Broadway, Lake Orion and Paint of Oxford
248-969-3211 248-628-4112 248-845-2669 558 S. Lapeer Rd., Oxford 248-800-4404

In Business 12.5 Years In Business 8 Years In Business 2 Years New Business
Randy Wise Ford We Buy It Passport Pizza State Farm Insurance
968 S. Ortonville Rd., Ortonville 697 S. Lapeer Rd., Oxford 325 S. Broadway, Lake Orion Nick Horath Agency
248-627-3730 248-236-0869 248-814-9000 32 N. Broadway, Lake Orion 248-693-2464

In Business 12 Years In Business 8 Years In Business 1 Years
Lane Car Company Culver’s of Lake Orion Splash Thanks to all
2200 Ortonville Rd. • 110 Ortonville Rd. 4963 Interpark Dr. N., Lake Orion Your Neighborhood Swim School
(corner of M-24 & Dutton Rd.)
248-276-2222 •
825 N. Lapeer Rd., Oxford
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Oxford/Orion Progress Edition 2017 13 C
In Business 17 Years In Business 10 Years In Business 8 Years In Business 2 Months
Skrine Insurance Agency Leo’s Coney Island Burdick Street Equipment T-Mobile
Farmer’s Insurance 281 S. Broadway, Lake Orion 43 E. Burdick St., Oxford 202 S. Washington, Oxford
1520 S. Lapeer Rd., Ste 209, Lake Orion 248-693-8283 248-969-2800 248-572-7585
248-693-0050 • Next to Goodwill

In Business 14 Years In Business 9 Years In Business 8 Years New Business
Modetz funeral Home Genisys Credit Union Banks Vacuum Anytime Fitness Lake Orion
100 E. Silverbell Rd., Lake Orion 2100 Executive Hills Blvd., Auburn Hills 2549 S. Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion 3603 S. Baldwin Rd., Lake Orion
248-371-3777 248-745-3346 (across from Home Depot 248-499-9425 248-693-7300 •

In Business 14 Years In Business 9 Years In Business 5 Years New Business
Mark A. Young Jewelers Italia Gardens Liberty Way Realty Stone’s Ace Hardware
31 N. Washington St., Oxford 1076 S. Lapeer Rd., Oxford 400 S. Broadway, Lake Orion and Paint of Oxford
248-969-3211 248-628-4112 248-845-2669 558 S. Lapeer Rd., Oxford 248-800-4404

In Business 12.5 Years In Business 8 Years In Business 2 Years New Business
Randy Wise Ford We Buy It Passport Pizza State Farm Insurance
968 S. Ortonville Rd., Ortonville 697 S. Lapeer Rd., Oxford 325 S. Broadway, Lake Orion Nick Horath Agency
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In Business 12 Years In Business 8 Years In Business 1 Years
Lane Car Company Culver’s of Lake Orion Splash Thanks to all
2200 Ortonville Rd. • 110 Ortonville Rd. 4963 Interpark Dr. N., Lake Orion Your Neighborhood Swim School
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Pizza, ribs and more with Passport Pizza variety of trays, including wraps, subs,
Baldwin location joins cheese and meat, veggies, fruits and cook-
ies. The catering options even include dif-
Broadway as Orion’s ferent hot platters and customizable buf-
second Passport Pizza fet options for a variety of number of
While “passport” may be in their name, With the downtown location in opera-
you don’t need to travel very far for deli- tion since May and the Baldwin location
cious food with two Passport Pizzas now having more recently opened in December
operating in the Orion area. just before Christmas, the crew at Pass-
Located in downtown Lake Orion at 325 port is looking forward to continuing to
S. Broadway and across town at 3767 S. expand in the Oakland County area, ac-
Baldwin, both Passport Pizzas are owned cording to Katrina, and, most importantly,
by Sam and Tom Maceri and under the grow with their loyal customers.
general management of Katrina Sinishtaj. Passport Pizza can be visited online at
“Customers can be assured our products, as well as
are always fresh,” says Katrina. Custom-
“We have something on our menu for ers can find their latest specials and pro-
everyone,” she adds, noting that one of motions at both of those locations. You
the most important things they offer the can also order online at their website.
community is the variety on their menu. Passport Pizza, located at 325 S. Broad-
In addition to the pizza options, they also way, can be reached at 248-814-9000. Their
offer a variety of salads, sandwiches, pas- hours are Sunday through Thursday, 11
tas, chicken wings, ribs and dessert op- a.m. to 11 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays
tions, like cinnamon stix and a dessert from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
s’mores pizza. Passport Pizza, located at 3767 S. Bald-
For their gluten-free customers, they, win, can be reached at 248-391-2700. Their
too, can enjoy great options like pizza, stix Some of the crew from the Baldwin location pose with the Big Ben pizza, Passport Pizza's largest pizza size at two feet hours are Sunday through Thursday, 11
and even subs. in diameter and 16 foot long pieces. a.m. to midnight, and Fridays and Satur-
“We run great specials and cook just like days from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
at home,” Katrina says of their great quality cooked taste to not only your next family "We offer a full catering menu and we are Let Passport Pizza give you the ultimate at-
and reasonable pricing. dinner but your next family party or work very reasonably priced," adds Katrina of their home dining experience with their quick and
In fact, you can even bring that home- event, too. catering options, which offer customers a friendly pick-up or delivery right to your door.
Oxford/Orion Progress Edition 2017 15 C

Modetz Funeral Home: Professionals who care for families in their time of need
The loss of a loved one can be an emotion- a family-owned and operated business, a tra-
ally fraught and challenging time. dition marked by facilities offering serene
For more than 90 years the compassionate home-like settings, an experienced staff of
professionals at Modetz Funeral Homes have caring professionals and a steadfast commit-
helped families cope with loss, providing ment to servicing families in their deepest
burial and cremation services to help with time of need.
the bereavement process. And being family owned is very important
The Modetz Funeral Home & Cremation to John and Mary Modetz. Their children,
Service Silverbell Chapel in Orion Township Daniel, Scott and Holly and nephew, Chris-
offers classical styling and spacious elegance topher, are active in the business, truly mak-
and has been assisting Orion families and ing it a family commitment.
their dearly departed since 2003, when Modetz Funeral Homes has earned a well-
Modetz founder John Modetz purchased and deserved reputation of extraordinary services
dedicated Silverbell Chapel to his mentor, the throughout Michigan. With locations in
late Robert S. Rice. Waterford, Rochester, Orion Township,
Modetz Funeral Homes has the tradition of Macomb Township, and Armada, each facil-
ity is following in the fine
tradition of the Modetz
The Modetz Silverbell Chapel is on Silverbell Road in Orion Twp. Family of Funeral Homes.
Their grief support
group, “Horizons,” has
been in existence for over
30 years, and meets in
downtown Rochester
twice a month.
With the trend of pre- The Modetz Silverbell Chapel staff
arranging funeral ser-
vices, Modetz does have of a bulb on their Memorial Christmas Tree. provide the aftercare and bereavement coun-
a staff member who is This is their way of remembering them also. seling you may need at no cost to you. You
available to answer any Families are invited to pick the bulbs up in and your loved ones are encouraged to par-
questions of assist with January. ticipate in these services.
this process. The family The Modetz Funeral Homes staff knows Modetz Funeral Home & Cremation Service
member that they serve how important it is for you and your loved Silverbell Chapel is at 100 East Silverbell Rd.
is remembered each De- ones to have professionals assisting you with Contact the Silverbell Chapel at 248-371-3777.
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Italia Gardens: From catering and private dining to low-calorie and gluten-free
With so much to do at home, at work and in fect for wedding and baby showers,wedding or just want to enjoy some lighter fare, Italian marinara sauce. It’s actually under 350 calories.
the community these days, who has time to rehearsals, small wedding receptions, engage- Gardens also features a menu containing five Italia Gardens isn’t just a place to enjoy
cook anymore, much less prepare feasts for ment parties, birthdays, anniversaries, bap- dishes, all of which are under 500 calories. It dinner. It’s also a great spot for lunch.
graduations, birthdays, showers and other tisms and confirmation parties. includes grilled chicken and salmon Caesar The lunch menu is quite extensive and fea-
milestone celebrations. In a hurry with no time to cook dinner for the salads, blackened chicken, broiled whitefish tures many offerings in the $6-to-$9 range.
That’s when it’s handy to have a place like family? Don’t worry because Italia Garden has and fettuccini marinara. Panini sandwiches are available as are smaller
Italia Gardens on speed dial. got you covered with portions of dinner favorites. Lunch is avail-
Located at 1076 S. Lapeer Rd. in Oxford its “Family Pans To able Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m.
Township, the restaurant offers an extensive Go.” Each pan of pasta until 3 p.m. Dinner is served all day long.
catering menu featuring a variety of pasta pans, or chicken serves about Italia Gardens is a big hit with its custom-
each capable of feeding anywhere from about five people and comes ers as evidenced by the fact it won Best Ribs
eight to 30 people. Top off that pasta with fresh with garden salad and in the Oxford Leader’s 2016 Best of the Best
salad, sides, homemade breads, hand-breaded fresh Italian bread. competition. The restaurant’s ribs have
chicken breasts and of course, meatballs. Monica said the claimed this coveted title for two consecu-
“We can serve parties of any size, from five family pans are avail- tive years. The ribs are slow-cooked for a
to 500,” said Ed Klimek, who co-owns and able any time of day, long time and smothered in Italia Gardens’
operates Italia Gardens with his wife, Monica. Just phone in the or- signature sauce, which can be sold sepa-
Italia Gardens has staff available to not only der and in 20 to 30 rately from the ribs in pints and quarts.
deliver the food to homes and other venues, minutes, it will be Italia Gardens opened in Oxford in July 2008
but also serve it. ready for pick up. and has been owned by the Klimeks since 2010.
For those who need a venue for their gath- To meet the needs “We’re getting stronger every year,” Ed said.
ering, Italia Gardens offers that, too. of health-conscious Italia Gardens offers daily specials on
The restaurant has a lower-level private diners, Italian Gar- Tuesdays through Thursdays.
dining room capable of seating up to 60 guests. dens is pleased to of- On Tuesdays, diners can receive a free
“There’s no extra charge for the room it- fer diners two special meal from a select menu with the purchase of
self,” Ed noted. “It’s just the cost of the food.” menus. At Italia Gardens, everybody is family and nobody goes home hungry. an entree and two beverages. Dine-in only.
All-you-can-eat family-style dinners are One is a gluten- Wednesday is 35-cent pasta night. Pur-
available in the private dining room starting at free menu featuring two appetizers and about The restaurant proves an Italian dining ex- chase any dinner and receive a spaghetti dinner
$13.95 per person including beverages. Folks a dozen mouth-watering dinner entrees, three perience doesn’t have to be loaded with calo- for 35 cents, which is how much a plate cost
can also elect to order from the regular menu of which feature a special gluten-free ziti pasta. ries or leave one feeling so full they can’t move. back in 1931 when the original Italia Gardens
or create a special, limited menu for their event. “This menu proves you don’t have to sac- Italia Gardens strives to offer a little some- opened in Flint. Dine-in only. Thursday is rib
“They can order anything they want, but rifice either flavor or variety when you live thing to suit every taste. fest. Buy one full or half slab of ribs and receive
for larger groups, the family-style option is without gluten, whether it’s an allergy or a One dish that’s a big hit with both the glu- a second one for half-price. Dine-in or carry-out.
the most popular and the easiest,” Ed said. dietary choice,” Ed said. ten-free and low-calorie crowd is the spaghetti Call Italia Gardens at (248) 628-4112 or
The private dining room is absolutely per- For diners who are watching their weight squash served with Italia Gardens’ classic visit on-line at
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Family continues founder’s legacy at Oxford Overhead Door
For 42 years, Oxford Overhead Door has shortage of satisfied customers. as agreed between 8 and 8:30 a.m. The craftsmanship. They don’t cut corners at all.
been a highly-regarded local name when it Here’s what a few of them had to say: mechanic gave me a time window. He called Their products have remained solid,” Black
comes to the selling and servicing of residen- “I have used Oxford Overhead Door for two when he was 20 minutes away. They fixed said. “They’re easy to work with and the cus-
tial and commercial garage doors and openers. of my homes,” wrote customer Larry Hart. “The the problem somehow. I didn’t have to buy a tomers love their stuff.”
That’s largely because of one man, the first was an emergency repair on my previous new door. It cost $92. I have been doing Raised panel garage doors featuring wood
company’s founder, the late Larry Moore. home that was done very quickly and (with) business with them for 30 years. Each and tones – including cedar, light and dark oak,
Moore built his business on a rock-solid high quality. Most recently Scott, of Oxford every time they have treated me fairly.” and mahogany – are a popular part of the
foundation of trust, quality products, integ- “Professional service CHI line.
rity and workmanship that’s always been and a good price,” wrote Folks interested in doors can visit
second to none. customer Konrad and view pages
That’s the reason Oxford Overhead Door has Rodriguez. “The door was from manufacturers’ websites to select the
stood the test of time and continues to prosper installed in just 2 hours. It garage door that best meets their needs and
in both good times and bad. People know that has been 3 months now and suits their taste. Price quotes are available
no matter what, they can rely on Oxford Over- it has been working over the phone as well as free estimates on
head Door to quote them a fair price, do the job flawlessly. The owner of the new door installations.
right and stand behind their work. business was kind enough Oxford Overhead Door prides itself on
Although Moore is no longer with us, the to lend us various panels to customer service and timely repairs. Often,
company has stayed true to his vision and see the colors.” its five servicemen can handle a customer’s
wishes with the second and third generations Oxford Overhead Door’s friendly staff is here to serve you. Such rave reviews are issue the same day, if not the next.
of his family running it. the reason why so many Black wished to remind people that spring is
His daughter, Juliet Moore, is the owner, Overhead Door, replaced the garage door on folks trust Oxford Overhead Door and the perfect time to check their garage doors to
while his granddaughter, Mistie Black, serves my current home. Again, the work was done constantly recommend the company to family make sure everything is oiled up and in proper
as general manager and grandson, Dylan promptly and the quality of the product and members, friends, neighbors, even strangers. working order. “A maintenance check is always
Anderson, works as a technician in the field. service was excellent. The price and value that Oxford Overhead Door is strongly com- a good idea,’ she said. “Freezing temperatures
“We’re a family business and we care deeply the company provides is more than reasonable. mitted to doing every job the right way – no and ice can cause both minor and major damage.
about the community we serve,” Black said. “I I looked into replacing the door on my own and shortcuts, no sloppy work, no inferior parts. Now is the time to fix things before they become
want to make my grandfather proud by main- found that Oxford Overhead Door sold the door Longevity is the hallmark of a job done by a bigger problem or a safety issue.”
taining Oxford Overhead Door’s sterling repu- and (installed it) for less than what it would Oxford Overhead Door. Oxford Overhead Door is open Monday
tation and continuing to grow the company as have cost me to purchase a door from a big-box The company can order doors and open- through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and
a family business. Everyone here is considered retailer and install it myself.” ers from all manufacturers, but its focus is on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. For more in-
family, whether we’re related or not.” Customer Joey Bleu wrote, “I broke my CHI doors and LiftMaster openers. formation, please call (248) 628-4555. The busi-
Thanks to their efforts to keep Moore’s (garage door’s) bottom panel. I drove through “It’s been our experience that these manu- ness is located at 2118 Metamora Rd. behind
legacy alive, Oxford Overhead Door has no it. I called them Monday. Tuesday, they called facturers provide superior products and the Express Mini-Storage facility on M-24.

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Patterson HomeTown Pharmacy: New owner, same commitment
For more than 50 years, the Patterson HomeTown Pharmacy was founded by “HomeTown Pharmacy and I share the same sonalized touch that everyone who walks
name has been synonymous in the Oxford second-generation pharmacists and broth- values – integrity, community, quality care, prod- through the doors at Patterson’s has received
area with quality patient care and top-notch ers Tim and Fred Grice, Jr. uct knowledge, and friendly, helpful service. It’s for decades and continues to expect.
customer service. At one point, each brother owned an inde- important for us to see those values preserved Davidson also has more flexibility in his
Everybody knows the corner drug store. pendent pharmacy, but they soon realized growth and put into practice every day. Those are the personal life to spend time with his wife Jean,
Everybody trusts the folks behind the was necessary for future survival, so in 1996, the same values that Bill Patterson, who owned the travel and visit with family.
counter. Everybody relies on Patterson’s to Grices bought Gobles Pharmacy in Gobles, store for 30 years before me, cherished. I think But don’t worry, Davidson isn’t planning to
tend to their short-term and long- Bill would be pleased.” hang up his mortar and pestle anytime soon. “I
term medication needs. As a part of HomeTown Phar- have a commitment here and I’m not ready to
But many folks may not know macy, Davidson said Patterson’s retire,” he said. “I’ll be here for years to come.”
the drug store changed hands last can offer more to its customers be- Davidson isn’t the only one sticking around.
year. Oxford resident Tim Davidson, cause it now has more purchasing Patients and customers can still count on excel-
who had owned the 1 S. Washing- power. “More purchasing power lent service from Pharmacist Tim Cavanaugh and
ton St. establishment since 1994, means competitive prices and pharmacy technicians Patty, Pam and Stacy, each
sold the business to HomeTown greater access to different prod- of whom has more than 15 years of experience.
Pharmacy. ucts,” he explained. “We have ac- “Our focus is on filling prescriptions efficiently
“The reason we didn’t beat a lot cess to a minimum of six large sup- and accurately,” Davidson said. “Most can be
of drums about the sale is we pliers, so we can get products filled in minutes while customers wait.”
wanted our existing customers to more easily for our customers.” Through HomeTown Pharmacy,
get used to the idea of what Home- “We can also provide spe- Patterson’s customers now have the ability
town Pharmacy is,” said Davidson, cialty pharmacy products, such to fill and refill prescriptions on-line at
who still works there as the phar- as diabetic supplies and vac- or over the
macist in charge and store manager. cines, and medical equipment. phone by calling (248) 628-2538.
In some ways, Patterson’s hasn’t And we have access to more in- Patterson HomeTown Pharmacy continues
changed a bit. “We’re still here – surance plans,” Davidson added. to offer a good selection of half-off greeting
the same people providing the same Patterson HomeTown Pharmacy will never stop putting you first. Being part of the HomeTown cards and has expanded its line of gift items.
services with the same focus and Pharmacy family has been great “Our cards and gifts are always popular
the same commitment to the community,” Michigan and HomeTown Pharmacy was born. for Davidson because it released him from items,” Davidson said. “People love to browse
Davidson said. “That’s never going to HomeTown Pharmacy is staunchly commit- many of the responsibilities of being a small and find something funny or special. It’s just
change.” ted to the concept of the patient-driven, com- business owner and allowed him to focus on another convenience we’re happy to offer.”
The only difference is Patterson’s is now munity pharmacy. That’s why the company doing what he does best, what he was trained The store is open Monday-Friday from 9
part of the larger HomeTown Pharmacy fam- tries to add places like Patterson’s to its family. to do – be a pharmacist. a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5
ily, which includes more than 40 pharmacies “That’s why I felt very comfortable selling He now has more time to interact with pa- p.m. Visit or
in Michigan and Indiana. the business to them,” Davidson said. tients, tend to their needs and offer that per- call (248) 628-2538.


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Milosch takes care of all automotive needs
By Jane Peterson ployee turnover, allowing customers to be ment. There’s no appointment necessary. clothes, food, gifts and other supplies.
Special to Digital First Media greeted by familiar faces. The service department can service all Customers can check the Lake Orion
It’s easy to see why many customers con- Customers also appreciate the Lake Orion makes and models. Also offered is a wind- dealership’s inventory at the company’s Web
sider Milosch’s Palace Chrysler Dodge Jeep dealership’s inventory that includes many of shield chip repair service and auto detailing. site, Online visitors will
Ram to be a dealership with big city savings today’s popular vehicles. “You can come here for all of your automo- also find a number of useful tools to help
and small town values. tive needs, all within one business,” said them buy a vehicle, schedule a service ap-
Modern conveniences are paired with a In addition to new and pre-owned vehicles, Milosch. pointment, begin the finance application pro-
friendly, family atmosphere, says Don the dealership operates a full service body Milosch’s Palace is a business that believes cess and more.
Milosch Jr., General Manager. The longtime repair and collision shop, parts department in giving back to the community. They sup- Because of their outstanding customer ser-
automobile dealership offers many choices and service area with state certified body port the Lake Orion Lions Club, local athletic vice and sales performance, Milosch’s Pal-
of cars, trucks, vans and SUVs at Milosch’s shop technicians that use state-of-the-art teams and school yearbook clubs and rais- ace Chrysler Dodge Jeep & Ram has been
Palace Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for new honored with numerous awards over the
vehicles and Milosch’s Pre-Owned years, including the Chrysler Pacesetter,
Superstore for pre-owned vehicles. Mopar Masters, Walter P. Chrysler Club
Its facilities have been updated through- Award, and more.
out the years to best serve its customers with Milosch’s Palace Chrysler Dodge Jeep &
shorter repair times and comfortable sur- Ram is located at 3800 South Lapeer Road in
roundings. A large waiting room with a Lake Orion. The dealership is open 8:30 a.m.-
children’s play area is a welcome sight for 8 p.m. Monday and Thursday; 8:30 a.m.-6
customers. There is a separate seating area p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; and
where adults can read, relax or get some work 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. For more informa-
done on their laptop thanks to free WiFi ac- tion, visit or call (888)
cess. 584-8370.
However, as the dealership has grown, one Milosch’s Pre-Owned Superstore is located
constant remains the same: The Milosch fam- at 677 S. Lapeer Road in Lake Orion.
ily. Operated by brothers Don, Brian and Mark equipment to make repairs based on manu- ing donations for charitable causes. A Christ- Hours are 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday and
Milosch, the Milosch family has been doing facturer recommended specifications. mas for Everyone charity auction was re- Thursday; 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednes-
business in Lake Orion for over 67 years. The service department features Express cently held at the dealership to assist the day and Friday; and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.
Many other family members and relatives of Lane service for oil changes, quick and con- Lake Orion Lions Club with its efforts to of- For more information, visit
long-time employees work at the dealership, venient tire rotation, brake inspection, multi- fer help to almost 300 families and senior citi- or call (888) 808-
creating an extended family with low em- point inspection and wiper blade replace- zens in the community by providing winter 6807.

A place to call home with Lake Orion Assisted Living
Moving into an assisted living facility does munity: Silverbell Manor, 1241 Silverbell Rd.; Manor a little larger with 12 residents, and This is a huge relief for many area families
not mean giving up the comforts of home, at Orion Manor, 1814 Lapeer Rd.; and Pineview each with his or her bedroom. who take care of elderly parents, but may
least for the residents of those managed by Manor, 2888 Baldwin Rd. The assisted living homes feature 24-hour need to provide them with alternative care
Lake Orion Assisted Living. They are unique in size, with the Silverbell awake staffing and delayed egress alarms. for work or other reasons, Mazzetti said.
The company operates a trio of state-li- Manor and Pineview Manor each accommo- Lake Orion Assisted Living specializes in The facilities also offer respite services for
censed assisted living facilities in the com- dating only six residents at a time and Orion taking care of residents with various stages longer overnight stays which, she stressed,
of Alzheimer’s and Dementia. many larger operations are not set up to
“Unlike bigger places, we’ve made our fa- handle.
cilities as home-like as possible,” said owner “Families love these services,” Mazzetti
Janet Mazzetti. "But our highly trained staff said. “We provide them with the freedom to
can still take care of our residents’ special plan travel and vacations, while still know-
needs.” ing their loved ones are in a safe, secure en-
She noted her home managers have each vironment.”
been in place more than five years, providing Many Lake Orion Assisted Living clients
valuable continuity for residents. actually come from larger facilities when their
Many of the company’s clients are wheel- needs increase and they need more individual
chair bound or use walkers. attention, Mazzetti added.
Mazzetti said the entire staff prides them- The smaller Lake Orion assisted living
selves in the personal care they offer and homes are not so hectic and confusing, she
their insistence on building relationships with said – for example, the distance from one’s
clients. bedroom to the dining area may be 25 feet
“If someone is just not acting like him- or versus 50 yards in a bigger building.
herself, we can spot it quickly and address Like other assisted living facilities, music
it,” she explained. and exercise therapists visit on a weekly ba-
Another unique advantage of Lake Orion sis, as does a horticulturalist to engage cli-
Assisted Living is its acceptance of long- ents in a variety of gardening activities.
term hospice clients. As a client’s health de- While Mazzetti noted there is a current wait-
teriorates, there is no need to switch to an- ing list for clients, she said this status can
other facility. change.
Mazzetti noted the company works with all If you are interested in securing a place on
local hospice organizations. the list at one of their locations or just learn-
Two residents of Orion Manor enjoy a visit and chat with each other after lunch. The manor features a variety of In addition, all three homes provide daycare ing more about the services offered by Lake
cozy and comfortable sitting areas for residents and guests to enjoy each other’s company, read or complete services for seniors for two or more hours at Orion Assisted Living, contact Janet Mazzetti
other activities. a time. at 248-814-6714.
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