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The minute you enter the doors of Vine & Olive, you feel welcomed and intrigued by the atmosphere. According to the manager, Allison Hager, they take pride in the level of customer service provided by their staff. They want you to relax while you sample a new wine, enjoy delicious Mediterranean dishes, or browse an extensive inventory of wines, foods, and gifts. The staff will be happy to help you pair a wine with a favorite dish, suggest gift ideas, or prepare you an authentic Mediterranean meal.

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Whether you are a local or a visitor to the area, you will find delicious, homemade dishes in beautiful downtown Vermilion.

Family-owned Papa Joe’s Pizza was originally opened in 1972 by Ray and Shirley Sterk. As their business grew, they moved across the street where they are currently located at 5590 Liberty Avenue. Papa Joe’s is now owned and operated by Natalie Baumann, one of the Sterk’s six children.

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If you happen to be driving through the intersection of Columbus Avenue and E. Strub Road in Perkins Township, you certainly have seen this business partner’s facility at 3703 Columbus Avenue. VLFCU has provided financing to the Sandusky Wellness Center over the past couple of years to renovate the facility’s exterior, and most recently, to add two additional units as they expand their growing business. 

The Sandusky Wellness Center is a comprehensive treatment center where they take a unique approach to healthcare. There are no other inter-disciplinary chiropractic offices within a four-county radius. Here you will experience a fun, family atmosphere where your comfort and safety are the focus. Dr. Greg Winnestaffer and the other medical professionals offer treatments at prices you can afford without having to wait a long time to see them. Their goal is to help patients feel stronger, healthier, and pain-free. They examine your current symptoms, while also working to discover and treat the root cause of your health issue.

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Scarlett O’ Hair Salon & Spa has been taking care of Sandusky and the surrounding areas hair and beauty needs for over 30 years. In November 2006 the salon was purchased by Jami Tallman-Townsend. Since then, the salon has grown to operating as a commission-based salon focusing on continuing education and training.

According to Jami, “the salon has been doing our business banking for many years with VacationLand. They are always willing to go above and beyond for all of our banking needs!”

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Looking to beautify your property or replace broken sidewalks and driveways? Rockstar Concrete Services out of Norwalk has solutions! 

Owner Jason James is a Norwalk native who not only is the son of local musician, Dave James, but is also an accomplished guitar player. After performing in Nashville for a couple of years, he returned to the area and received the nickname “Rockstar.”  After several years working in highway paving and construction, Jason decided he wanted to pursue his own business, hence the name of his company!

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We featured Dave’s Food Mart Avery back in August 2019 and decided we needed to share an update about them this month.  

If you remember, they changed the name from Dave’s Park Avery to Dave’s Food Mart Avery last year while they were building a brand new facility. As of last week, the final concrete was poured to complete the one-year project. According to co-manager, Joe Fisher, “everything is falling into place so we can do business the way we want.” 

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There’s no better time than the start of summer to feature Marine Discounters as our business of the month! If you are a boat owner or in the marine business, then you are probably already familiar with Brad Pflieger and his expertise. 

Brad started in the boating industry at the age of 15 and secured his charter captain license at the age of 18. He worked alongside his mentor until he was offered the opportunity to take over the business. At the time, they had a small shop in Sandusky on Dutch Lane, but in 1992, Brad expanded and opened Marine Discounters. They are now located at 1027 First Street in Sandusky where his wife, Jennifer, is the office manager.

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Camp Construction, a contractor service company owned by Brandon Camp, started out in 2001 specializing in roof and siding installation. Today, Brandon and his crew offer remodeling services such as gutter installation, window installation, patios, and porch covers for both residential and commercial customers. They can also provide quality work on in-home remodeling projects such as kitchens and bathrooms.

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As you know, VLFCU supports the financial needs of many local businesses. This month we are proud to feature Firelands Plumbing as our Business of the Month!

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Many friends dream of starting a business together, but Debbie Neill and Jackie Sennish made that dream a reality. After taking a quilting class together back in 2004, these close friends of 30 years were drawn in by a new common hobby. Many discussions and prayers later, they decided to reach out to Brett Gerber in our Business Lending department, and on February 4, 2014, Debbie and Jackie opened the doors of M&E’s Quilt Shoppe under their “old lady” names of Mabel & Ethel.