Tonight’s the night … your thirty-five-year high school reunion gala. You’ve been preparing for months. Getting to see all your old friends and maybe a few former foes. Noting how people have aged or gained weight … and gloating—just a little—over just how incredible you look. You smooth down your slinky new dress, check yourself in the mirror, and smile. Body, face … you are stunning, thanks to Dr. Inda Mowett at The Aesthetic & Wellness Center.
Dr. Mowett’s Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program and Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy, not to mention a few medical aesthetics treatments and new skincare program, have worked wonders—you look and feel years younger. All your friends and family have already noticed, but tonight is special.
Your husband lovingly kisses your cheek, grabs your hand and you head out the door. Yes, this “An Evening In Paris” event will truly be a night to remember.
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You hang up the phone and smile. Kathy DeStefano just asked you another question you had never considered. A question that saved you four hundred bucks. Again. This time, it was a deduction you had never heard of. Last week, it was a reminder to file your Uniform Business Report. Only two weeks since you gave Kathy your QuickBooks information and that Random Shoebox of Stuff, and she’s already paid for half of your summer vacation. But it’s not the money that makes you smile. Not really. It’s Kathy. At that first meeting she asked all the right questions, not just about your numbers, but about your comfort level with the gray areas of the tax code. You have none. You want the best return, sure, but more than that, you want everything done right the first time. Kathy understood that. Now, with tax time approaching, you feel at peace. That’s the power of personal service and the benefit of having an advocate you can trust.
The Best Questions & The Right Answers
When Kathy DeStefano took an accounting course in high school, she discovered her passion. The Pennsylvania native earned her accounting degree at the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science now Philadelphia University. After college, Kathy took a job in a large accounting firm. She enjoyed the work, and soon found herself a lead trainer in the technical side of the business. Kathy wanted advancement, but the corporate gig only offered ceilings. Time to move on.
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After a leisurely lunch at a restaurant in Lakewood Walk Plaza, you decided to walk down to Publix to grab some things you need for home. Along the way, the window for Gemz Fine Jewelry caught your eye, so you went in to check it out. Sheryl Davis, the owner of Gemz, greeted you warmly as you entered and started looking around. You moved from case to case admiring all of the beautiful pieces, until you saw something that stopped you. It was a pair of silver earrings with spinel gems—the color somewhere between the green in the Aurora Borealis and the blue in arctic ice. It was love at first sight, except your dream piece would be that gem set into a ring. Sheryl assured you that would be no problem, since they can design anything—even an idea.
With more than 35 years of experience, Sheryl feels it is her job to solve her customer’s jewelry problems.
“People come in and say, ‘It’s broken.’ It’s my job to inform them what needs to be done and how we can take care of the issue.”
But Sheryl’s real passion shines when she does what she loves most: design.
“Sometimes people have jewelry that sits in the safety deposit box or safe, but they are not wearing it or enjoying it. They can bring that in here, and I will redesign it into something that they will like and will wear.”
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Ahhh! That quintessential question of “Who let the dogs out?” is often followed by “Who’s going to pick up the dog business?” And in the past, the answer was usually you, which stinks! Now, thanks to Doodly Squat Pet Waste Removal, your reconnaissance missions of hunting for dog bombs are over. You get to sit back, relax, and enjoy a clean yard, while Doodly Squat makes sure you don’t have to do diddlysquat.
Ashleigh Silberstein, owner, operator and chief executive “poop-picker-upper” of Doodly Squat Pet Waste Removal knows from experience that being the one who is picking up doggie number two is not most people’s favorite job. So how does she make the task more pleasant?
“Just having the right mindset. I look forward to working outside, because I love the outdoors. And some of my clients live on the water.” She went on to say, “I really like meeting the dogs of my clients.” It is this positive attitude that makes Ashleigh such a treasure to her clients.
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Your party guests are about to arrive, and your house has never looked better. That carpet is cleaner than the day they installed it, and your furniture belongs on the cover of Better Homes and Gardens. Of course, this is how your home always looks after Signa Perry of Pro-Care visits. With three kids and two dogs, you would have never believed “lived in” could look and smell this good. But ever since the first time you called Pro-Care, your home is always ready for company.
“Cleaning With A Woman’s Touch”
Signa Perry may have been a stay-at-home mom, but she was no homebody. “I love taking care of my son, but I need to be active. All my adult life I’ve been an athlete. I did roller derby for years, and I was an MMA fighter—a kick boxer. So, even when I wasn’t working, I had a strong work ethic. If I start a job, I will get that job done, and it will be right. That’s just who I am.”
When not at home with her son, Signa worked with animals and special needs children, so the fighter does have a softer side. “I loved working with kids and animals, and I enjoy people. Honestly, I’m very extroverted, and I’m pretty much always in a good mood.”
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When you saw the sign for Healthy Living Organic & Natural Market, all you wanted to do was grab a smoothie. But once inside, you were hooked. There’s so much there—and it’s all healthy and organic.
You didn’t know where to look at first until Owner and General Manager, Maria Rosabal, came over and offered to help. You told her your health concerns, she gave you options, and explained her store’s mantra: “It’s all about education and empowering people to make the right choice so they can improve their health.”
Your choice was to take Maria’s advice and keep coming back to learn more about diet and nutrition. It’s turned out to be a life-changing decision.
From Managing Money To Helping People Manage Their Health
Maria wasn’t always interested in nutrition; she earned her MBA and spent 25 years as a banker. But when a severe health challenge threatened her family, she needed to make a change.
Maria went back to school. Got certified as a National Health Professional and Nutrition Counselor, a Master Herbalist, and, finally, as a Doctor of Naturopathy—a holistic and natural approach to achieving balance in the body.
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