Women in business leadership roles is nothing new, but featured here are special professionals who are working hard to serve our business community. One thing these busy women seem to have in common is that they are super organized, can multitask and have great senses of humor. These ladies also seem to have a good support group behind them and they tend to attract like friends and join groups with similar goals. Not only do they run businesses, many also manage households, nurture children and care for elderly relatives — as well as join groups to help the less fortunate. Ladies, we salute you!
Eldercare Home Care/Coach Stop Manor
Krishelle Kohler Wiley was born and raised on Grosse Ile and returned upon graduating from Western Michigan University. She then became an instrumental part of Eldercare Home Care, helping the elderly stay home safely and with dignity. Fifteen years ago she opened another door with an assisted-living home in Trenton, The Coach Stop Manor, which is an alternative choice for our seniors. Krishelle currently serves on The Trenton Business Association and Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber boards and enjoys spending time with family and friends. (read more…)
So maybe from the title you think I am stating the obvious. Without setting priorities, your life can quickly become a series of tasks that distract from reaching your goals. But you might be surprised by how many people let this simple truth get in the way of their success and happiness. (read more…)
BY MELANIE YOUNG
Kimberly Mott is a well-known business owner and community volunteer in Trenton who built her successful business from the ground up — and gained a little faith along the way.
Mott is the owner of Colors by Kim Hair Salon and Day Spa. Located at 3259 West Road, Trenton, Colors by Kim is a full-service salon and spa that offers a wide variety of services including cuts, color, special occasion styling, as well as nail services, skin care, hair removal and massages. According to the salon’s website, the business also specializes in color and hair artistry. (read more…)
Businesses along Macomb Street are encouraged by the Island Beautification Committee to plant flowers and keep their premises weed and litter free.
After walking the street this summer and evaluating the businesses, members of the IBC scored each one a 3, 2, 1, or 0. A 3 meant outstanding effort to beautify, a 2 good effort, a 1 little effort, and 0 no effort. Those awarded a 3 or 2 received a decal to place in their window for customers to see with the slogan, “This business is helping to keep Grosse Ile blooming and beautiful.” (read more…)
People sure do love their dogs around here. It is very apparent when local Bubble Puppy owner Colleen Medere and her husband, Mark, felt that there was a great market opportunity by creating an indoor pool for pups.
Groundbreaking took place Nov. 1 for the Bubble Puppy pool house addition that is expected to be completed this month.
“We have our own three large breed dogs with no convenient place to take them swimming on a regular basis,” said Medere, who has owned the grooming facility since February 2013. “The state-of-the-art, saltwater heated indoor pool will be a clean and safe environment for dogs to enjoy a splashing good time.”
Dale Howard, technician at Energy Efficient Construction who is also a Leader Dog trainer, together with the owners, has planned a saltwater filtration system that is specifically designed for dogs.
“My dogs are older and have arthritic problems that have been helped by swimming.” customer and friend Cindy Dingell said. “I am excited to have a place to take them so they can feel better.”
The pool can also be used for weight loss, mobility, socialization and therapy for your special fur baby, in any weather.
BY BRIAN RZEPPA
The saying “everything can be lost in the blink of an eye” rang true in Trenton on Nov. 29 as one of the city’s culinary staples was engulfed in flames for hours on end.
The Herb Garden Cafe, which has called Trenton home for nearly 14 years, along with its neighbor Violeta’s Tailoring, saw a lifetime of hard work brought to a halt as fires encapsulated their businesses. (read more…)
Do you know where this is?
The business location pictured above can be found somewhere within the city limits of Trenton or Grosse Ile. Do you think you know what it is? If you do, please email your answer to email@example.com.
All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing. The winner will receive a $20 TV’s Deli Diner gift card. The entry deadline is 9 a.m., Dec. 12. Last month’s Mystery Location was Labadie’s Patio Furniture, 1707 West Road, Trenton. The winner of the TV’s gift card was Judy Menna of Trenton.
Resident loves being close to water
BY KATHY KANE
This month’s interesting neighbor has lived in Trenton for about 10 years, but is known all around Downriver as the Joe’s Carpet guy. Meet this month’s Interesting Neighbor, Joe Attard.
KK: So why did you move to Trenton?
Joe Attard: I love the water. Even though we are not on the water, we are close and I can get on my boat in minutes. The Detroit River, Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie are awesome to cruise. (read more…)
BY MELANIE YOUNG
Trenton residents might finally have some good news regarding two blighted properties in the city.
Over the past few years, you’ve read about the saga of the former Riverside Hospital here in the Trib. After many years of discussion and debate between City Council and owner Iqbal Nasir, the council recently approved an ordinance that will allow the project to finally move forward. (read more…)
BY BRIAN RZEPPA
Downtown Trenton will be feeling a modern vibe later this year, as the corner of West and West Jefferson will have a bit of a different feel to it than it has in years past.
In the building formerly occupied by Café West, Jeremy Syrocki has decided to bring a bit of a change of pace to the area and perform some renovations that he believes will be well-received by the community.
This new restaurant, known as “Truago,” is not his first venture into the food industry, as it’s something that his family has been involved in throughout his entire life. (read more…)