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Business of the Month Spotlight
Choice Properties has been chosen as the Business of the Month for July.
Dale and Teri Frymyer's love for real estate started in May of 1999 while looking for a waterfront home at Indian Lake. It was during the house hunt that they decided they wanted to sell real estate in their spare time.
"We had spent a lot of time at Indian lake as kids and we knew we would love Logan County," said Teri. "We were living in Atlanta but were anxious to get back to family in the Lima area. Dale was hired at Honda and Logan County seemed to be the half-way point."
Karen Frymyer, Dale's mom, had been in real estate for many years and joined in on the dream to start a real estate company. Karen and Teri are both licensed brokers and Dale is a licensed agent. Choice Properties provides a variety of services including residential and commercial real estate services, free notary services and free faxing services.
Choice Properties has realtors who have been current and past recipients of the Ohio Association of Realtors President’s Sales Club, along with many other awards. Choice Properties has also been featured on HGTV's Island Life in seven different episodes.
"HGTV called the office," said Teri. "We actually thought it was a hoax at first."
Sales at Indian Lake have spiked since the episodes have aired. There is still one episode that has been filmed but hasn't aired yet.
"It takes about five days to shoot each episode, but there is a lot of work that goes into it, prior to the filming," said Teri. "We have to find homeowners that currently have their home on the market that are willing to allow their home to be featured on television, knowing that their home may not be the home that is chosen to be purchased. I think all of the shows have featured Indian Lake in such a positive way."
Since joining the Logan County Chamber, Teri says she has made many friends, business associates and has learned so much about Logan County and the other businesses throughout Logan County. Learn more about Choice Properties at www.cprealestate.com or by visiting one of their offices at 408 E. Main Street in Russells Point and 245 S. Main St. in Bellefontaine. Please join the Chamber in congratulating Choice Properties as the July Business of the Month.
2019 Stars In Business Award Winners
Margaret Piatt - Max Evans Tourism Award Winner
Margaret Piatt began her career at Piatt Castles as a child living in the back of Mac-A-Cheek Castle, where she gave her first tour at age five to her uncle Cricket. She has continued to be an active part of the Castles through her work developing exhibits, programs, and events for both local residents and visitors. Her efforts at Piatt Castles attract visitors from all across the U.S.
RTC Services - Nonprofit of the Year
RTC began in the 1960s when a group of parents of children with disabilities banded together to form a school for their children. Today, RTC Services is a nonprofit organization that operates several day programs, individualized employment services, and public transportation for Logan County. Their mission is to provide services that promote employment, community connections, and independence in life.
Colton Lowry - Young Professional of the Year
Colton Lowry joined Edward Jones Investments as a financial advisor in 2013 after graduating from Miami University with a degree in finance. Aside from being a financial advisor, Colton is also the current president of the Rotary Club of Bellefontaine, a member of the Green Hills Community board of directors, and a United Way board member. He was born and raised in West Liberty and is a 2009 graduate of West Liberty-Salem.
Homegrown Yoga - Emerging Business Award Winner
Homegrown Yoga was started in 2018 based on the values of integrity and passion, a love of yoga, interest in quality teaching, and the belief that yoga can be accessible to everyone. Founder Addy Passaro took her first yoga class in 2011 and began an avid practice of yoga in 2016. The studio on North Main Street offers 29 classes a week in variety of styles of yoga.
Majestic Plastics - Small Business of the Year
With a combined 15 years of experience in injection molding and manufacturing, Sean & Bobbi Ammons began in December 2000 with a single machine and one sub-contracted job. Today, they own 23 molding machines operated by 60 team members producing over 10 million parts a month for the automotive industry worldwide. They compete with some of the largest companies in the world and have won numerous awards for impeccable quality, delivery, and customer service.
Ron & Kathy Troyer - Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Ron and Kathy Troyer took their love for home-brewing craft beer and their passion for the process to the next level by opening Roundhouse Depot Brewing Co. in 2018. In its short time, Roundhouse has quickly become a destination for craft beer lovers from across Ohio. Ron & Kathy brew all beer, cider, and wine on site at their West Chillicothe Avenue location, with 10 beers and 2 ciders on tap at all times.
Hill & Hamilton - Integrity in Business Award Winner
Founded in 1920 by Glenn Hill & Fred Hamilton with a desire to provide Logan County residents and businesses a better insurance experience, Hill & Hamilton Insurance began its storied tradition. Current owner Tom Simon joined the agency in 1981 and in 2006, Tom’s son Matt joined the company. Today, Hill & Hamilton is the largest insurance agency headquartered in Logan County.
Alan Hale - Richard J. Rupp Leadership Award Winner (posthumous honor)
Having served in various professional capacities as well as with a number of service groups and organizations, Alan Hale’s legacy in Bellefontaine and the surrounding community is indisputable. Alan graduated from Dartmouth College in 1961 and shortly thereafter began work for the Peace Corps Training Camp in Puerto Rico. Alan’s work took him to Minnesota, Hawaii, New York, and finally back to Bellefontaine in the mid-1980s. Alan worked with the Logan County Prosecutor’s office and later worked as Director of the Logan County Solid Waste District. Alan returned to the Peace Corps as a volunteer in 2017 and served in the Philippines until his untimely death in July 2019.