Mary Anne’s Meat In January of 2018, Mary Anne Kettering was facing the most difficult season of her life. She witnessed her once-thriving business shut down unexpectedly and was left with stacks of bills and no income to pay them. She remembers, “I was sitting at my table looking at the bills and knowing I…

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Shaw Ott Medical In the spring of 1950, Dick Shaw and Dave Ott opened Shaw Ott Drugs in Mansfield. The drug store initially filled prescriptions and offered refreshments such as soda fountain drinks, milkshakes, and even sandwiches. The business grew faster than Dick or Dave ever imagined and by 1968, Shaw Ott Medical had expanded…

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Keto Zone At the end of 2016, Les Kiser weighed nearly 350 pounds and was too sick to work. Over the span of 10 years, he had multiple heart attacks, six stents placed in his heart, and was suffering from diabetes as well as other medical issues. He was taking 34 medications and insulin daily.…

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Dearman Moving and Storage The Campbell Family has been an integral part of Dearman Moving & Storage since its opening in 1963. Jeff Campbell was an operations manager at the company before working his way up the ladder to become president of the moving division. In 1980, Jeff bought the moving portion of the company…

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Floorcraft In 1955, Tom’s brother Corbin saw a need for a new flooring store in the Mansfield area. At the time, no other stores carried inventory in stock. Wanting to do business differently, Corbin took matters into his own hands and opened Floorcraft on Lexington Ave, just north of Cook Road. Floorcraft was designed with…

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The Dennis Reed Team When Dennis Reed was corporately downsized, his future was unknown. It was 2003: he had just started a family, and his wife Anne had recently resigned from teaching to stay home and raise their daughter. That’s when a good friend introduced Dennis to the mortgage business. Dennis built his business the…

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Olar Family Chiropractic After graduating from Chiropractic School, Dr. William Olar would have to wait six months to take his exam in order to be licensed to practice in Ohio. That delay was discouraging at first, but Will never imagined it would open the door for him to meet his wife. Since he knew he…

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AirServe Dennis Riggans always had a knack for mechanics, he even rebuilt his older brother’s engine when he was in the sixth grade. Growing up in a small Pennsylvania farming community with 12 brothers and sisters, Dennis learned to take care of things himself and work for what he wanted. From his first job at…

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Van’s Tire Pros Finding a mechanic you can trust has always been a challenge. In 1983, Dave Schieber saw this need in his community and decided to run a service station on Park Avenue. Offering an unmatched level of care, Dave’s clientele grew at a steady pace. In 2000, he moved to better serve his community…

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Alta Florist Growing up, Roger Henry always dreamed of owning his own business. He started working at Alta Greenhouse in high school, handling the tough jobs. He even slept in a wheelbarrow to ensure the boilers would stay lit some winter nights. Roger developed a love for plants and forestry. After graduating high school, he…

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