Golden Flashes Business Directory

Golden Flashes Business Directory

In the spirit of Flashes Take Care of Flashes, we are recognizing alumni who own a business. See the listings below to view alumni-owned businesses and find out ways to support these businesses during the COVID-19 crisis.

Alumni Business Directory, A - C

Amison Dental Group

3684 Dressler Road NW, Suite A
Canton, OH 44718

Brian Amison, '92

At Amison Dental Group our professional and highly trained team pledge to treat our dental family with respect, dignity and compassion, while giving our patients the appropriate care best suited to their needs.

If you are looking for a caring and compassionate dental home, please contact us.

Visit Amison Dental Group Online Today!

ANG Marketing Group

3436 Grafton Road
Brunswick, OH 44212

Tim Angbrandt, ’78

ANG Marketing Group is a niche consulting business dedicated to helping manufacturers, nonprofits, and small businesses improve their results. ANG Marketing Group is focused on marketing strategy, business development and Lean.

Visit ANG Marketing Group Online Today!

Aria LG Counseling & Wellness Center, LLC

1303 West Maple St., Suite 102
Canton, OH 44720

Lara DiSabato, ’97

We provide mental health services for clients and family members to improve their lives.

Visit Aria LG Counseling & Wellness Center, LLC Online Today!


Bellacino's Pizza & Grinders

3657 Fishcreek Road 
Stow, OH 44224

David Segen, '04

Bellacino's is a family-owned restaurant and catering business. We are a proud Kent State athletics supporter and known for delicious grinders and pizza!

We are currently open for carryout -orders can be placed online or by phone. Delivery is available on our website only. Make your own pizza kits available and we are also currently raising money to provide meals to our local Frontline Essential Workers in the community.

Visit Bellacino's Pizza Online Today!

B-Flat Music Production

329 W. Ely St.
Alliance, OH 44601

Clyde E. Hunt Sr., '64, M.F.A. '65

Sales consist of many trumpet/organ hymns, big band and small jazz band compositions, descants and digitally recorded trumpet method books. According to Google, Alexa and Net Solutions, my trumpet website is the most popular in the world, with 5 million + visitors!

Everything is for sale at my web site and of course, there are lots of FREE TRUMPET TIPS!

Visit B-Flat Music Production Online Today!

Brewnuts

6501 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44113

John Pippin, '04

At Brewnuts we combine the hospitality of the corner donut shop with the comfort of your favorite watering hole. We encourage you to belly up to the bar and stay awhile!

Right now we are open Thursday - Sunday for carry-out donuts and growler fills. We also have an online store at brewnutscleveland.com for merchandise and gift cards.

Visit Brewnuts Online Today!


Browne Insured Benefit Plans, LLC

7041 Corporate Way
Centerville, OH 45459

Bruce Browne, '84

I’ve provided employee group-based benefit plans such as health, dental, vision, life and disability since 1984. I also serve my clients who reach Medicare age and need help finding supplemental, advantage and prescription drug coverage in SW Ohio.

If you live in the SW Ohio area, need help with your business employee benefits or are reaching Medicare age, let me know. I can help.

Visit Browne Insured Benefit Plans, LLC Online Today!

Busy Bees Pottery & Arts Studio

Location 1:
7850 Mentor Ave. #554 B
Mentor, OH 44060

Location 2:
5555 Youngstown Warren Road #652
Niles, OH 44446

Beth Brinton, ’95

Busy Bees is a paint your own pottery and arts studio catering to all ages and skill levels. Busy Bees is offering virtual art camps for kids and Art-To-Go kits to accommodate creating at home.

Visit Busy Bees Pottery & Arts Studio online today!

By Katie K

19106 Inglewood Ave.
Rocky River, OH 44116

Katie Kimble, '17, M.Ed '19

By Katie K is a licensed NCAA jewelry vendor seen in Kent State University Bookstore and jewelry designer focusing on everyday boho style. You'll love our small-batch collection pieces made of mixed metals chain, charms, Swarovski crystals and natural stones.

Orders are ready to go for gift giving.

Visit ByKatieK Online Today!


CertaPro Painters of Akron

72C Maple Drive
Hudson, OH 44236

Leslie Bowser, '19

We are a family-owned painting company based in Hudson, Ohio offering high-quality interior and exterior painting services, both residential and commercial. Our painters are all skilled professionals, and we stand behind every job we do with a full guarantee.

We can paint all types of exterior siding including vinyl. Our interior of services also include wallpaper removal and minor carpentry work if your painting project requires it.

Visit CertaPro Painters of Akron Online Today!

Clearly Conveyed Communications

Akron, OH

Jaime Shine, '03

Clearly Conveyed Communications has been helping businesses and brands, large and small, communicate and connect with their target audiences since 2012. We’re a small business, bringing you professional marketing services and experience at affordable rates.

Let's discuss your marketing, writing or social media needs. Schedule a free consultation so we can tailor our services for you.

Visit Clearly Conveyed Communications Online Today!

Contempo Design + Communication

26650 Renaissance Parkway 
Cleveland, OH 44128

Renee DeLuce Dolan, ’88 

We are female owned and operated for more than 20 years, providing award winning creative solutions for companies, branding, marketing and communication professionals across NEO.

We are offering website design, development and go-to market branding strategies and are ready to serve.

Visit Contempo Design + Communication Online Today!


Computer Data Services, LLC

466 Northfield Road, Suite 301
Bedford, OH 44146

Tina Thornton, ’99 

We provide automated appointment scheduling, live operator call center services, website hosting and development and virtual PBX services.

If you're in need of assistance with managing communications traffic into your organization, we can help. Whether you need help scheduling appointments, answering calls, outreach and messaging via the web, or greater flexibility with your phone system, we offer solutions to assist you.

Visit Computer Data Services, LLC Online Today!

   

   


Alumni Business Directory, D - K

EcoGreen Mowing and More

Ohio Area 
Darius Damavandi, ’99 

EcoGreen is to provide the best lawn service for price, quality and professionalism in an environmentally friendly manner.  Satisfaction guaranteed.

Call or email us today, for your free personalized lawn care consultation.

Visit EcoGreen Mowing and More Online Today!

ENRAM (Energy Resource Americas)

2135 City Gate Lane, Suite 300
Naperville, IL 60563

Brian Blazina, ’78

We offer energy related decision support services and products including risk management, trade & investment, supply & logistics, sales & marketing, bid development, procurement, energy cost review, utility savings program, education, green programs, 100% bio-based absorbents and more (visit website for complete list).

Let us help your organization. Now is the time to assess, review and re-engineer for the new world challenges. Let ENRAM save your energy - efficiency and human energy, too.

Visit ENRAM Online Today!

Estrela Consulting

138 N. Main St.
Hudson, OH 44236

Kristina Dooley, '08

Estrela Consulting assists with the college search process, practice interviewing, application review, essay guidance and helps with the scholarship/financial aid process for students seeking admission to undergraduate colleges and universities. Our approach is student-centered and highly individualized based on the needs of the family.

We are offering all our college planning services virtually to families around the world. Our Aptitudes, Personalities and Careers Assessments package for teens ages 14+ can be done from home and includes a one-hour overview with a member of our college planning team!

Visit Estrela Consulting Online Today!


Flow Voyages

302 Island Ave. #205
San Diego, CA 92101

Heather Hills, '02

I am a travel advisor specializing in cruises around the globe.

We will all be traveling again and I can help you with all your future travel needs from anywhere in the USA.

Visit Flow Voyages Online Today!

Functional Fitness-Applied Strength & Conditioning

3353 Edgecliff Terrace Drive
Cleveland, OH 44111

Jermail Porter, '09

We're a family-owned strength & conditioning facility. We provide programming for the general population and sport specific athletes.

We offer weekly online memberships, remote programming and FaceTime training sessions.

Visit Functional Fitness-Applied Strength & Conditioning Online Today!

Go Fund Your Life

Columbus, OH

Nicole Simpson, '03

We provide financial education to individual businesses and families, as well as insurance protection, including home, auto and life insurance.

If you have lost your income or insurance benefits from COVID-19 or recent layoff, we are offering a free consultation to assist with financial planning during a crisis, and insurance benefit coverage during a special enrollment period.

Visit Go Fund Your Life Online Today!


Healthy Referral

Cleveland, OH

Thomas Katovsky, '78

We provide hard-to-find resources in natural health, diet, foods, nutrition and personal development via our Healthy Referral Newspaper and Mind Your Body and Spirit Radio Show. Topics cover preventive health options for difficult health issues such as heart, cancer and anti-aging.

Order the electronic version of our 20-page preventive health report developed with three top doctors/authors on heart, cancer and anti-aging. The report can also be branded for your company to be used for employee education and client appreciation.

Visit Healthy Referral Online Today!

 

   

   


Alumni Business Directory, L - R

Law Office of Margaret H. Kreiner

6799 Mt. Pleasant St. NW
North Canton, OH 44720

Margaret Kreiner, ESQ., '66

My law practice has been serving the elderly with their specific needs in estate planning, wills, price on application for real estate, healthcare documents, VA benefits, asset preservation and probate since 1985. Ohio and Florida Certification in Elder Law.

Free initial consultations.

Visit Law Office of Margaret H. Kreiner Online Today!

Linden Lane Artworks

112 Elliott Lane
Defiance, OH 4351

Linden Lehner, ’20 

We are a female owned card company that collaborates with other talented artists in the community to create watercolor branded cards, postcards and prints that never go out of style.

We offer customization requests for any kind of card design, so let us know how we can curate a card that best fits your needs!

Visit Linden Lane Artworks online today!

Medella Springs Healthcare

9854 Windisch Road
West Chester, OH 45069

Michael Ewers, ’99 

Medella Springs is a family owned healthcare company which develops naturally derived therapies for sleep, immunological and neurological health. Our bio-optimized products improve the quality of life for people with disorders such as sleep deprivation, mood, memory and digestive imbalance. All Medella products are made in the USA, in FDA registered facilities.

All Kent State Alumni and supporters will receive 20% off their purchase by entering FLASHES20 at checkout!

Visit Medella Springs  Healthcare online today!

Mugshotz Art Studio

1511B St. Patrick St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15210

Rob Kantrowitz, '96

Pittsburgh based illustrator and cartoonist. I’ve provided art for books, publications, product labels, boxes and many websites.

I am always looking to collaborate with new clients, advertising and marketing companies.

Visit Mugshotz Art Studio Online Today!

M&D Industrial Services, LLC

5896 Azalea St.
Port Orange, FL 32127

Fred Portofe, PG, ’84

M&D provides environmental compliance, assessment and remediation services in addition to waste management and industrial cleaning services for tanks, piping and facilities. We also provide COVID-19 Decontamination Services.

We team with top firms for needed equipment and only used state approved waste disposal facilities for our wastes.

Visit M&D Industrial Services, LLC Online Today!

Oh Fluff! Cotton Candy

2923 Chautauqua Drive
Stow, OH 44224

Morgan Cotopolis, '03

Oh Fluff! is a mobile gourmet cotton candy cart spinning fresh cones at any event! We also provide custom packaged favors to wow any guest! We are available to create special favors for birthdays, holidays and beyond, as well as booking our full-service mobile cart for any event!

The current May special is our Oh Fluff! Grad Gifts! Send sweet well wishes to any Class of 2020 graduate in your life!

Visit Oh Fluff! Cotton Candy Online Today!

Outreach Promotional Solutions

111 Liberty St., Suite 101
Columbus, OH 43215

Nevin Bansal, '01

We are a marketing agency providing marketing products and services such as print, apparel, graphic and web design and digital marketing. We offer marquee solutions including our BRANDSTORES online store platform and our ELEVATE fractional marketing service, which provides a marketing department for small businesses and nonprofits.

We are also a supplier of PPE and medical supplies for nonprofits, government, medical and senior care facilities. Through existing partnerships overseas, we have had good success sourcing and providing supplies in demand.

Visit Outreach Promotional Solutions Online Today!

Priority Management of Dublin

9269 Din Eidyn Drive
Dublin, OH 43017

Bob Cich, '68

For the last 25+ years, we are a training & development business specializing in helping busy professional workers in sales, customer service and project management become more organized, productive, focused and effective. We provide group workshops and personal coaching sessions at your offices for your convenience and our training can incorporate using Microsoft Outlook as a planning and organization tool.

We offer a number of delivery options for your convenience and would appreciate discussing your specific needs to determine how best to help.

Visit Priority Management of Dublin Online Today!

Project WHEN (Workplace Harassment Ends Now)

22362 Valleybrook Lane
Strongsville, OH 44149

Diane Stegmeier, M.B.A ’99

Project WHEN (Workplace Harassment Ends Now) is a nonprofit organization focused on ending all forms of harassment in workplaces everywhere. Our mission is to elevate awareness of workplace harassment and create a sense of urgency for organizations to prevent harassment while fostering a culture of respect in the work environment for future generations.

You can join our movement in a number of ways: sign the Project WHEN Pledge; provide a financial contribution of any size; include Project WHEN in your Employee Giving Program; and when you shop on Amazon, begin by visiting smile.amazon.com & select Project WHEN as your charity.

Visit Project WHEN online today!

Quonset Hut

3775 Cleveland Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44709

Robin Kratzer, ’95

We are a hippie gift shop since 1969 carrying a diverse selection of jewelry, body jewelry, skateboards, disc golf and dart supplies, metaphysical products, greeting cards, vinyl, posters and so much more!

Come in to talk to our knowledgeable staff.

Visit Quonset Hut Online Today!

RTM Tech

3811 Everhard Road
Canton, OH 44709

Charlie Grandjean, ’82

RMT Tech offers full-service printing, direct mail services and is a target marketing specialist. All businesses need new leads and printing services – from business cards to full-color brochures, we do it all.

Visit RTM Tech online today!

   


Alumni Business Directory, S - Z

Senior Living Support Specialists, Inc.

PO Box 36920
Canton, OH 44735

Jessica Wood, '11

We are a free, local placement agency assisting seniors and their families in finding the right senior living option for them in the state of Ohio. Because we are paid by the senior living community that our client moves into, this service is completely free to our clients, and we give a portion of our payment to a local non-profit, small business or charity that our client chooses.

If you know anyone searching for senior living options for themselves or someone else, please send them to us. Our service is always free, and with over 10 years’ experience in the field, we are experts.  We know this process is overwhelming, which is why this business was created, and has helped so many families already.

Visit Senior Living Support Specialists Online Today!

Stevens Architects

209 Huron Ave.
Port Huron, MI 48060

LeRoy Stevens, '72

We are an architectural firm with 45 years of experience and expertise in zoning ordinances, building codes, safety matters and cold storage building's food distribution and processing. We provide everything from new construction projects to renovations in Michigan, Ohio, New York and Mississippi. Member AIA and NCARB.

Call to see how we can work together.

Visit Stevens Architects Online Today!

The Zeitgroup Ltd.

149 Spell Road
Kent, Ohio 44240

John Zeit, ’78

The Zeitgroup Ltd. is a architectural design group that can provide complete architectural services for any commercial and residential project.

Visit The Zeitgroup Ltd. online today!


Thirty-One Gifts

Painesville, OH 44077

Tracy Kimbrough, ’00 

Thirty-One Gifts is a direct-sales business that provides personalized gifts for everyone in your life.

You can order online or through virtual or in-person parties. Choose to host a party and earn FREE gifts!

Visit Thirty-One Gifts online today!

Young Explorers

9281 State Route 43
Streetsboro, OH 44241

Eileen Osborn, ’09

Young Explorers Montessori School is a childcare center that uses the Montessori method to teach and care for children 0-12-years-old. Young Explorers Montessori School is located 10 minutes from the Kent Campus. We are always looking for Kent State students to employ both full and part-time.

Visit Young Explorers online today!