AirServe

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

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

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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Athens Greek Restaurant

Athens Greek Restaurant Celebrating 40 years in business, Athens Greek Restaurant is a staple in the Mansfield community. After immigrating to the United States from Greece, Tim and Angie Ghessouras opened Athens Greek Restaurant in 1977 at its current location in downtown Mansfield. They spent the next 17 years perfecting recipes and building a loyal…

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Mr. Rooter

Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Mid-Ohio Trent Dawson has always been a plumber, but he hasn’t always been a business owner. In 2008, the economy was tanking and the company he was working for passed their hard times onto him. Trent was faced with a difficult decision: go broke working for someone else, or start his…

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Snyder Funeral Homes

Snyder Funeral Homes Serving families for over 95 years, the Snyder Family has made a lasting impact in our community. In 1922, Ora O. Snyder and his wife, Marion, began operating a funeral home in Johnsville, OH. Expanding to Lexington in 1926, the Snyder family has spent the past 91 years growing. Four generations strong,…

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Ed Pickens’ Events and Catering

Ed Pickens’ Events and Catering More Than a Meal, It’s an Experience Looking back at over 25 years in business, Ed reminiscences, “It’s been very hard at times, we’ve had successes and we’ve had failures, but we’ve helped thousands create joyous memories. That is what makes all this worth it.” Looking back at over 25…

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The Village Network

The Village Network When just four months old, “Billy” was removed from the care of his drug-addicted birth mother and placed in foster care. Four years later, his foster mother had a breakdown and became suicidal. “Billy” was removed from the home and spent the next two years bouncing between different homes, until the age…

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Re/Max First Realty

Re/Max First Realty A Risk Worth Taking When Nate Purdy started his first full time job after graduating from BGSU in 1988, he never anticipated it leading to a successful real estate career. He sold building components to local contractor supply yards in 5 states and then was recruited by one of his own customers…

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Mansfield Area YMCA

Mansfield Area YMCA More Than a Gym and Swim The early origins of the YMCA date back to 1844 in London, England. The movement spread to the U.S. and eventually made its way to Mansfield. Founded in 1867, the Mansfield YMCA organizers sought to channel the energies of young men into character-building activities addressing mind,…

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