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Business of the Month Spotlight
There's enough brotherly love to go around at Kennedy Dental. Brothers, Dr. Gary and Dr. Larry Kennedy both graduated from The Ohio State University in 1983 and now work together at their Marysville and Huntsville locations.
Dr. Gary established his roots in Logan County after learning Dr. Costin was interested in adding a dentist to his medical practice. He has been falling in love with the Indian Lake community ever since.
Doctors Gary and Larry take pride in providing a thorough dental exam, while treating each patient as the unique individual they are.
"We believe that continuing education and training is essential to upholding the highest level of patient care," said the Kennedy Brothers, "Therefore, our offices are members of multiple study clubs including (the) Central Ohio Dental Forum and often exceed state requirements."
Most recently, the Kennedy brothers became certified to perform laser therapy through Millennium Dental Technologies.
"The laser assisted new attachment procedure (LANAP), is the only FDA cleared protocol that can re-grow the tissues around the bone lost to gum disease," said Dr. Larry Kennedy. "LANAP offers an alternative to traditional gum disease treatment with no cutting, no sewing, faster healing time and less pain. Kennedy Dental is the only local dentist that provides this service."
The Kennedy Dental Team consists of two dental assistants, Shelli and Natalie, three hygienists, Sarah, Rebecca, Katie and business coordinators, Melinda and Terri. Kennedy Dental provides: periodic dental exams and cleanings, composite tooth colored fillings, root canals and tooth removals, whitening and cosmetic services, TMJ and jaw pain treatment, sleep apnea screenings, oral cancer screening, laser therapy for gum disease and same day emergency, care.
Please join us in congratulating Kennedy Dental in becoming the 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.