By: Emily Dammeyer, Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce
Coyle Funeral Home has been providing healing funeral services to the Toledo Region for nearly 130 years. The family owned funeral home has been owned and operated by five generations of Coyle’s. Most recent to carry on the family legacy is Megan Coyle-Stamos, who bought the business in 2012.
Amanda Held, H.O.O.V.E.S
Emily Dammeyer, Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce
Born and raised in Toledo, Amanda Held chose to come home after she served 4 years on active duty in 2003. A lifelong equestrian, Amanda is a veteran who now has 16 years combined service in the United States Air Force and Air National Guard. She has personally overcome PTSD and founded H.O.O.V.E.S (Healing Of Our Veterans Equine Service) with a vision to reach out to other veterans and share her healing experience.
As Advance Auto Parts continued to grow as a company, they saw great potential in Toledo. In 2008 they opened their first location on Reynolds Road and have since opened four stores. On July 13th, 2017 the company will open their sixth location in the Toledo Region at 4920 Monroe Street.
Videographer: Nick Gaietto, Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce Summer Intern,
Senior Film Student at The University of Toledo
Owner: Barry Williamson
Location: 3128 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606
Barry Williamson retired in January 2017 after a 20 year career in the United States Navy. He discovered the CrossFit lifestyle four years ago and bought CrossFit LifeSport on Douglas Road in Toledo early this year.
By: Colleen Kardasz, Director Ohio SBDC Export Assistance Network
Corporate Intelligence Consultants is celebrating their 40th year of business in the Toledo Region! Congratulations and thank you for your commitment to our community.
Owner: Steve Cotner
Established: May 1977
Corporate Intelligence Consultants (CIC) was started 40 years ago by Dick Cotner and his son, Steve. Dick was retiring as Agent in Charge of the IRS Criminal Investigation office in Toledo and Steve, who had worked in undercover drug units, had just completed his degree in Criminal Justice at BGSU. CIC offers employment screening services, background checks, surveillance and security consultation.
By: Tim Schneider, Manager Local Government Advocacy
One of the largest Outdoor Refreshment Areas in Ohio went live Thursday, June 15 in downtown Toledo. The Downtown Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) allows patrons to carry an open beverage of alcohol outside in a designated cup provided at one of 24 participating restaurants, pubs and entertainment venues within a perimeter bounded by Lafayette, Adams, Erie and Summit Streets.
DiAnn & Mallory Guerrero are a dynamite Mother-Daughter team in the Toledo Region. As co-owners of Toledo Flavors Food Tours, they have a passion for promoting Toledo through food. The two offer a unique experience in downtown Toledo, showcasing some of the best food and drinks that the area has to offer. They welcome tourists and locals alike to delight in local cuisine, while sharing the entrepreneurial stories of the restaurants and small businesses within the warehouse district neighborhood.
Toledo, Ohio once had more restaurants per capita than anywhere in the world!
WELCOME TO THE CHAMBER
National Park Service Website
Facebook: Fallen Timbers Preservation Commission (Group)
On January 10, 1996 a group of concerned citizens and local history enthusiasts met to form the Fallen Timbers Battlefield Preservation Commission. The FTBPC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of the events leading up to, during, and as a result of the Battle of Fallen Timbers, which occurred on August 20, 1794.
Owners: Grant and Brooke Perry
Jonathan and Sharon Perry
Established: August 2016
Located in the urban core of downtown Toledo, Rustbelt Coffee offers a study-meeting-networking oasis, paired with a delicious permanent and seasonal menu. When entrepreneur team Jonathan and Sharon Perry bought 119 N. Ontario, their son Grant and his wife Brooke knew they had discovered the future home of their coffee shop Rustbelt Coffee. With their grand opening early last fall, Rustbelt currently employs 10 local residents.