Anti-aging exercises for the brain

By John Baldwin, FLT News Columnist- Medical researchers are finding that a fitness program just for your brain is loaded with healthful benefits. A regular cognitive workout can improve your concentration, comprehension and recall in everyday life from remembering people’s …

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The joy of weight loss

By FLTN Staff

Picture yourself thinner and healthier. That’s what you can achieve at Fairwood Health & Body Transition in Toledo. With thousands of testimonials, Fairwood’s all-natural weight loss approach is fast becoming the best choice for healthy weight loss.

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Make timely adjustments to your 529 plan

By Lori Cannon, FLT News Columnist-

If you have school-age children, you might greet the arrival of June with some relief — for at least a few months, you don’t have to worry about “encouraging” kids to do their homework and study for tests. But one day, these obligations will give way to a substantially bigger one — paying for college.

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Hires Dental Care expands to meet the digital age

By Chris Galford

This year, Dr. J. Eric Hires’s practice at Hires Dental Care decided to improve upon what was once capacity and bring some new additions to its capabilities. In addition to new meeting space downstairs, the practice had added three additional laboratories, for which all x-ray and charts have been incorporated fully into the digital scene. Click on video for full interview:

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Briarfield Dental & Sleep Care on cutting edge of sleep apnea treatment

By Chris Galford

Since 2003, Dr. Stuckey has received hundreds of hours of education and training to accurately recognize, screen and treat sleep apnea — a condition from which he also suffers. Yet by trade, Dr. Stuckey is a general dentist — has been for 30 years.

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Wingate by Wyndham in Sylvania receives $1 million in upgrades 

By Chris Galford

Opened in May 2003, Wingate caters to business customers, as well as corporate and leisure travelers, according to general manager Lea MacLaren. Family reunions, weddings, and meetings are all common fare for Sylvania, and Wingate offers 74 rooms and 23 suites for guests to rest in between doings. Nothing has escaped attention in the renovation. The common areas have received new carpet lightning and draperies. New furniture has come into the hotel, along with new mirrors and light fixtures for the bathrooms. The meetings rooms have been brought to a more modern look, while the hotel rooms themselves have been changed from the ground up, carpet and drapes, chairs and dressers, chairs and lamps, and mattresses for the beds. Click on video for full interview:

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Snyder Financial Management of Bowling Green – Nick Snyder’s educated retirement planning

By Chris Galford

Independence can go a long way to customer service. In the case of financial advisor Nick Snyder’s company, Snyder Financial Management, it’s allowed this financial services firm to grow around a model dedicated to working with clients, rather than worrying about trying to sell things to them.

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Hurry up and relax

By Dr. Ellen Cullman, FLT News Columnist-

A friend and I arrived late at a swanky downtown Toledo restaurant. We planned to eat a relaxing dinner and share “girl talk” before seeing a play. As we began to eat, it felt like an oxy-moron of “hurry up and relax.” We sensed an inner need to hurry with a desire to relax at the same time. Glancing at our watches, we passed on appetizers and engaged in selective chatter as we measured the pace of forking and chewing to be on time for the play.

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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

By Dr. Clint Keifer, FLT News Columnist- Hearing loss currently affects more than 42 million Americans — one in every 10 people. Although hearing problems are commonly associated with the aging process, more than half of all those with hearing-impairment …

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Snyder Financial Management of Bowling Green – Nick Snyder’s educated retirement planning

By Chris Galford

Independence can go a long way to customer service. In the case of financial advisor Nick Snyder’s company, Snyder Financial Management, it’s allowed this financial services firm to grow around a model dedicated to working with clients, rather than worrying about trying to sell things to them.

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Baby boomers: Have you adapted to today’s economy?

By FLTN Staff

Baby boomers and their financial advisors had to react quickly to the rapidly disintegrating economic conditions in 2008 and 2009. While many did an admirable job in protecting wealth, many may be suffering from not readjusting their portfolio to an economy that has recovered significantly.

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Your dentist can help improve your overall health

By Dr. Edward Posluszny, FLT News Columnist-

Neglecting your oral health can lead to heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke. Research over the last three years confirms the powerful link between oral health and a person’s overall health.

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Ohio Cashflow brings a new operations manager into the fold

By Chris Galford

For the workers at Ohio Cashflow, it’s not so much about fitting a mold as it is breaking it. Garrett Gable is a prime example of one of those mold breakers and determined business learners — a role he’s taking to its fullest as Ohio Cashflow’s new operations manager

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Citizen Advisory Group to invest over $1 million in new building

By Chris Galford

The staff of Citizen Advisory Group of Perrysburg, Ohio broke ground on a new facility which will offer fresh possibilities for growth for both their business and the area.

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What I learned from dog sledding

By Theresa Marie Abec, FLT News Columnist-

Life presents opportunities and situations for us to grow. One can be faced with life lessons in daily encounters or even in an unexpected vacation adventure and for me it was a recent dog sledding trip with my family.

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Bench Farms celebrates 75 years amongst the fields of Ohio

By Chris Galford

This year is a big milestone for Bench Farms and the family that has worked its fields from the very start. This year marks the 75th anniversary since Margaret and Charles Bench founded it, and today, Cindy Bench and her husband, David, are bringing the same level of care to their crops and their land that their forebears did.

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RSS Investigations and Security offers free self-defense class and personalized security solutions

By Meredith Ryburn

“Whether you need equipment, people or training, we can do it,” explains RSS Investigation and Security CEO Jarrod Hunt. RSS specializes in creating individual security solutions for a wide range of clients and their security needs. Security can be an overwhelming endeavor, but RSS offers consultants who evaluate clients’ individual needs and develops specialized security answers. Offering options such as private investigators, onsite security guards and remote monitoring, the RSS consultants can develop security options to fit any scenario.

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Protecting your skin from sun damage

By Dr. Hope Mitchell, FLT News Columnist- In last month’s article we discussed skin cancer and the importance of having yearly skin exams. It is also very important to protect the skin from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays that can cause …

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Goodbye, child care costs … hello, college savings opportunities

By Lori Cannon, FLT News Columnist-

If you’re a working parent, you know firsthand about the difficulties of finding quality, affordable care for your children. But eventually, your kids head off to school, and those child care bills go away, or at least diminish greatly. When that happens, you could start putting away money for another one of your children’s milestones: college.

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The French Twist Salon and Spa brings new styles to an old scene

By Chris Galford

When owners Kierston Deaton and Ashlynn Brish joined forces to create The French Twist Salon and Spa, they had a battle ahead for the style of their new vision. What they had, however, was far more important — a connection and the space to help it grow.

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Personal Eyecare in Sylvania hosts event to benefit Toledo Area Humane Society

By Chris Galford

On Thursday, April 23, Sylvania’s Personal Eyecare hosted its second annual frame show, bringing together a slew of frame vendors in the hopes of benefitting the Toledo area Humane Society. Organized by Dr. Roxanna Potter, the event showcased many of the vendors’ new spring styles, with eyes on the individual’s needs.

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Serenity Health & Wellness Center in Maumee celebrates 5 year anniversary

By Chris Galford

Part of the entrepreneurial spirit engrained into classic visions of the American dream is about recognition: recognizing a need, finding a way to make that need a reality, and bringing it to people in a way that appeals. Serenity Health & Wellness Center has done that with the notion of tranquility and the personal sense of wellness, and done it successfully for the last five years.

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Representative Latta cosponsors bill to ensure future access to agents

By Karen Irwin

On March 17, Representative Bob Latta (R-OH) pledged his support of a bill that promises to save thousands of jobs and make it easier for Americans to secure high-quality, affordable health insurance coverage.

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Heroes In Action for our troops

By Megan Coyle-Stamos, FLT News Columnist-

Dawn Heisler is a woman on a mission to leave her footprint on the heart of our community. I have had the privilege of working with her for our Vietnam Veteran Lunch & Learn series.

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New fitness franchise opens in Maumee

By Chris Galford

Owned by franchise partners Steve Richie and Angela Crosby, 9Round is not a traditional big box gym — they’re not open 24/7, there are no classes, nor is it a wander in, wander out environment. Rather, according to Steve, their gym has the advantage of motivation.

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Celebrating 50 years, Wolff Bros. Supply, Inc. remains a family business

By Meredith Ryburn

“We are only as good as the people who work for us,” explains Barb Lewis, marketing director and second-generation employee of Wolff Bros. Supply, Inc.

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What are the benefits of bio energy testing?

By Dr. Cynthia Ratkowski, FLT News Columnist-

At Advance Wellness and Chiropractic Center, my analysis is called bio energy testing. What we do is tap into the bio energy of the body and ask it, with products, what does it need to help it get better?

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Burn fat, Toledo!

By FLTN Staff

More and more people in Toledo are rejuvenating their health and losing weight thanks to the pioneering efforts of Fairwood Health & Body Transition. Gone are the old diets and drugs that only frustrate and fail. The future of healthy weight loss is here.

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Carolyn Beyersdorf, IIDA of Decorating Den Interiors builds a blend of her professional expertise and customers’ personal tastes

By FLTN Staff

For over 45 years, Decorating Den Interiors has been redesigning homes and businesses across the country, but locally, Carolyn Beyersdorf purchased a franchise going on four years ago.

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