Wayne PC Tech – Cellphone Repair Specialists
Owner: Owner- Cesar Ruiz
Products and/or services: We specialize on cell phone, tablet and computer repairs; website design and video surveillance. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority. We provide the best prices in the area and the fastest TURN-AROUND… Most cell phone repairs are done the same day! Our main goal is to deliver fast solutions, to provide low affordable prices, to provide the best customer services, and of course to become your number one choice for all your technology needs.
About: I love Fort Wayne, its beautiful people and culture; that’s why I decided to stay here after graduating with my Master degree in Technology. I graduated from Purdue (go Boilers ) I have a Bachelors Degree on Computer Science and Information Systems, a Computer Networking certificate, Business minor, and Masters in Information Technology focused on mobile systems and apps. On my free time I try to spend as much time with my wife and 3 kids, or traveling.
“Fast and really knowledgeable about what was wrong with my iPhone 6. They kept me to up to date with what was wrong. I definitely would come back again and recommend anyone and everyone.” David Villareal
“They gave me great service and were really fast with my iPhone 6 Plus screen. Also it was $50 cheaper than my phone company sprint. Truly recommen.” Jovante Dockery.
“I always take my phone here for all my repairs! Very reasonably priced friendly staff and remarkably fast service!! They always get me up and running the same day!! So appreciative of these guys!!” Abigail Saylor
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Owner: Owner-Judy Gatton, Manager-Kim Long
Products and/or services: At Elements Massage we customize each massage to fit your needs. We match you with the therapist who will best meet your needs. Therapeutic massage is what we are all about. At Elements Massage, massage is all we do and we do it well.
About: Judy Gatton- I grew up in Fort Wayne. After graduating from Ball State my husband and I left the state and returned to Indiana in 2013 to open Elements Massage. It feels good to be back home after 30 years. Opening a small business in Fort Wayne has been a very rewarding experience. It is great to see Midwest values still exist in Indiana.
“My appointments are always on time and all the employees are very welcoming.”
“Quiet beautiful location with well trained therapists”
“Everything ! The talented skill set of your staff and their willingness to provide a personal service suited to the customers needs. Always a wonderful experience!”
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Tranquil Touch Spa
Owner: Owner-Melinda Taylor, Certified Massage Therapist, Licensed Medical Massage Practitioner
Products and/or services: A Fort Wayne Spa Dedicated to Your Relaxation and Healing. Tranquil Touch Spa of Fort Wayne offers classic massage therapy and an assortment of day spa packages featuring AVEDA skin and body products. Choose the package that best suits your needs – Relax, Release, Pamper, Heal, plus Spa Enhancers – and Tranquil Touch Spa will provide you with a relaxing “stay-cation.
About: Melinda Taylor- The Opening of Tranquil Touch Spa in 2007 was literally a dream come true for owner Melinda Taylor. In high school Melinda began having repetitive dreams about feet. She confided this in a trusted teacher, who suggested she study the practice of reflexology. Melinda quickly discovered her gift for healing in the techniques of reflexology, which instinctively led to massage therapy and other relaxation and healing techniques. After years of study and practical experience she earned her degree and began working as a licensed massage therapist. However, her dream wasn’t yet complete.
Melinda realized there was a need in the Fort Wayne area for a spa dedicated to the needs of both the clients AND the therapists. Melinda understood something basic; the better the therapist feels, the better the client will feel. At some spas, the massage therapists are merely employees. At Tranquil Touch Spa, Melinda has created a ‘team feeling’ dedicated to meeting the therapists’ needs as well as those of their clients. As a result, the aura of good health and happiness is apparent the moment you enter the healing atmosphere of Tranquil Touch Spa.
Relax. Release. Pamper. Heal. Melinda Taylor’s dream of the perfect relaxation destination has become the reality of a passionate team of professionals at Tranquil Touch Spa dedicated to your well-being.
“Staff was very nice. Got in right away with no delays. The massage was great and really helped me with the sore areas in my neck and back. I always feel I get a very good deal for my money when I come here and will come back again.”
“Positive experience from check in to check out. Staff are very friendly. Atmosphere is very relaxing.”
“Always have a lovely experience whenever I visit your spa. Check in is quick & easy! All the therapists I’ve had have all been great & very helpful. I like deep tissue massage & usually come in with a very specific issue or troublesome area.”
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The Olive Twist
Owner: Owner- Lori Berndt, Pres & Terry Berndt, VP and local olive oil experts, Olive Oil Sensory Certified
Products and/or services: For over 5 years, The Olive Twist, Inc. has been providing the Fort Wayne and surrounding areas, with quality, fresh Extra-virgin Olive Oil and traditionally aged Balsamic Vinegar. As part of this unique shopping experience, our staff enlightens consumers on making good purchasing choices, along with free recipes. Other products include locally sourced pasta, herbs, salt, sauces, pickles and other gourmet and kitchen items. Cooking Classes are also available.
About: Over 30 years ago was my (Lori’s) first experience with olive oil, a very different experience than the one I share today. I had a rare case of scarlet fever and my doctor (from the old school) suggested to my mom that she bathe me in olive oil to moisturize and relieve my dry itching skin. My mom being a good ole country girl did not really use olive oil (butter and lard were more her specialty), but she brought out a bottle of olive oil that she had stored in the cupboard for several years. The rancid smell of the olive oil was etched into my memory from that day forth. I vividly remember thinking, “who would ever use such a rude smelling ingredient in their food.”
Well after time and the introduction to fresh, quality olive oil, I slowly came to appreciate olive oil and use it daily in my own kitchen. Cooking and sharing recipes with my family and friends is a huge part of my life. February (2010) we lost my sister to a two-year battle with cancer. Taking a good look at my own life, Terry and I had several conversations about where we were in our lives and where we wanted to go. Pam was truly an inspiration to many people and she was content and happy with her life. It really made us evaluate our own lives. I love cooking, gardening and entertaining and thought this would be a great opportunity for me to enjoy the things I love to do.
“You must try The Olive Twist. The selection is amazing, and customer service is very helpful.”
“My husband, 10 year old son and I attended an Olive Twist cooking class and absolutely loved it! Bought the classes for my husband as a birthday gift. We like to do things as a family and our son really enjoyed the class too. We learned a lot. Thank you for bringing the unique format and great products to small town Auburn!”
“The olive twist is amazing! Cooking with the garlic infused olive oil is just the best!”
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Back in Balance
Owner: Owner- Mettco and Alma Sabic
Products and/or services: Founded in 2013, Back in Balance Massage and Wellness is a boutique spa business focused on providing wellness, beauty, and therapeutic solutions. The business offers a host of services that help clients rid themselves of the stress associated with everyday tasks and interactions. By providing natural, holistic solutions, Back in Balance gives clients the benefits of healing, relaxation, and detox that improve health and wellbeing without the aid of conventional medicine. By reducing stress and enhancing self-confidence, Back in Balance services help clients curtail ailments associated with stress that often lead to a trip to the doctor’s office.
Armed with 15 years of experience, Back in Balance brings a unique perspective to the spa industry by offering experienced massage therapists, makeup artists, and life coaches. Clients enjoy a pristine facility equipped with plush massage tables, soothing background music, state-of-the art spray tanning equipment, healing Himalayan salt products, and much more.
About: Back in Balance owners, husband and wife team Mettco and Alma Sabic, originated from Velika Kladusa, Bosnia. Growing up in the same neighborhood, just six doors apart, their lives in Bosnia proved challenging as war and turmoil took place. On more than one occasion, they had to flee their homes to live in refugee camps. At the age of 19, Mettco joined the Yugoslavian army as a medic soldier, which would change his life forever. One day on the battlefield as Mettco kneeled to assist a wounded soldier, a sniper shot him in the head, leaving him completely blind.
In 1997, not knowing a word of English, Mettco and his family immigrated to the United States to become American citizens. Their first U.S. home was in Chicago, IL where Mettco attended the Illinois Center for Rehabilitation and Education-Wood. He learned English and how to be independent despite his disability. In 2000, the family moved to Fort Wayne, IN, where Mettco decided to pursue his passion for healing people by becoming a massage therapist. Meanwhile, Alma worked at various retail stores and raised their daughter.
Today, the couple continues to call Fort Wayne their home. They enjoy spending time with their daughter Sandra and dog Leo. In his spare time, Mettco reads as many books as he can get his hands on. Meanwhile, Alma enjoys experimenting with home décor and recipes in the kitchen.
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Makeup & Skin Specialist
Owner: Owner- Randi Lincoln
Products and/or services: Georgetown PLUS Open Networking with FREE Lunch – Mondays, 11:30a at Northeast IN Innovation Center
EXIT 25 Open Networking Lunch – Wednesdays, 11:30a at Ziano’s on Maysville Road
Mary Kay Sr Sales Director (34 Years) earning 20 cars and Top Director Trips – over 500 customers….with cosmetics, skin care, fragrance, body care, men’s line, free consultations, business start-up coaching & More!
About: Randi is a 5 x cancer survivor & the Allen County RELAY for LIFE Community Champion, 2016. Owner of 3 successful Businesses and Community give-backs with no profit from her networking groups. She is a Business Coach, attends Level 13 Church on St Joe Road, has 2 entrepreneurial children, Josh Lincoln, Owner of TMS Consulting (Technology Made Simple) and Stephani McDowell, IT lead at Medical Protective. Married to Fred for 43 years & loves mentoring & connecting people.
“Randi is one of the TOP Networkers in Northeast Indiana. She truly understands the true meaning of a Go-Giver. She is one of the most Giving Person I know. If she can’t help you, she will find someone for you. Randi is a TRUE Go-Giver when it comes to Networking and working with others. She often put the Benefits of others before herself.” Bill Hartman, Independent Health Insurance Agent for ALL Ages
“Randi Lincoln is one of those rare people who embodies everything you would want in a business associate…..high integrity, deep knowledge of her subject, professional demeanor and a glowing personality you just can’t help but fall in love with. In whatever she does, she jumps in with both feet and puts her heart into each and every interaction with a client and every transaction. Without a doubt Randi is a peach. If you are considering doing business with her, don’t hesitate. It will be your loss if you don’t jump in with her.” Cindy Dunston Quirk, Creative Mind and Chief Dog Lover at Scout and Zoe’s Natural Dog Chews
“Randi Lincoln is a marvelous connector & business-networking guru in Fort Wayne and across the country. Randi’s resilience, wonderful heart and genuine interest for the progress of our city and communities make her a one of a kind gem! As a magnificent CEO, Ms. Lincoln wins your heart from the moment she smiles and welcomes you at any function and networking circles. Her motivation is to help and make you successful at any circumstance. I feel privileged to have joined Randi Lincoln in collaborative efforts throughout the City and observe the positive fruit of our labor. You are the best and such an inspiration!” Palermo Galindo, Community Liaison at City of Fort Wayne
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Owner: Owner- Mickey Hill
Products and/or services: After losing 90+ pounds by exercising at Curves back in 2003, Mickey Hill decided that maybe there was something to eating right AND exercising to get the weight off and keep it off! She had tried diet plans but it wasn’t until she mixed the two did she get results. In 2006 Mickey, along with her husband Dave, bought the Curves in New Haven and 10 years later they are still helping women get healthier.
Although Curves’ have been around for over 20 years, it was in July 2015 when Mickey joined a pilot group of Curves owners to improve service and focus in her club. She is proud to say the “new” Curves of New Haven is helping women by getting them stronger, reducing body fat and inches, and yes even losing weight, especially with their Curves Complete plan. All ages of women are members (as opposed to the myth that Curves is just for old ladies!) ranging from 12 years old to 97 years young. The feeling you get when you walk through her door is uplifting. You know right away this is the place you are safe and one where you can get the workout you need.
“We will meet you where you are and take you where you want to be!” says Mickey. She is so excited and proud to be a part of the new changes at Curves. Stop in to see her soon. Her Curves is located at 102 Lincoln Hwy W in New Haven and can be reached at 260-748-4442.
About: The most important thing to me is family. My business card has “familia primus” on it-family first. I encourage all around me to do the same. My staff and my members are important because they are trying to put themselves first so that they can then take care of family.
Mickey and her husband Dave have been married for 42 years. They have one daughter, who proudly serves in the U.S. Army along with her husband, and two granddaughters ages 11 and 10.
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Owner: Owner- Vince and Cindy Paris
Products and/or services: Good Feet provides the highest quality arch support that you can buy without having to see a doctor. We have a unique 3 step arch support system that work together in providing relief from Plantar Fasciitis, back pain, leg or knee pain, foot discomfort and fatigue. Whether at work, play or relaxing, Good Feet has an arch support for any activity that gives you a Total Body Benefit! You can even wear them in your sandals and flip flops! Free consultation and in-store tryout. Take them home the same day and no appointment is necessary! We are nearing a milestone of 2000 happy customers we have helped over the past 3 1/2 years! We have heard almost every story about their foot and body pains, but we take pride in treating each and every person as a unique situation and provide full follow ups on their purchase to make sure they are a happy and satisfied customer! Our youngest has been a 8 year old and our oldest is 92! We are located in the JoAnn Plaza, 4626 Coldwater Rd and open 7 days a week.
About: Cindy and I grew up in Fort Wayne, been married for 34 years, have 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren (so far!). We lived in Texas for 18 years. Moved back home in 2001. Sports took a toll on my knees, and found out I am bone on bone in my knees. I was introduced to Good Feet and they changed my life so much that I left a technical field of almost 30 years, and quickly learned retail was a lot different than working on machines when we opened our first Good Feet store in 2012. Cindy is our CFO and also works at a local bank. I enjoy collecting and selling all types of toys, cards, comics and records. I setup at a local hobby and collectibles show that I help promote to give the Fort Wayne area residents a place to buy and sell collectible items!
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Owner: Owner- Kellie Stanley
Products and/or services: Kids Wear (plus more) Consignment store has been operating since 1992. I bought the store in July, 2010; however I have been a customer since 1992! I graduated with a degree in business from Ball State, but there is so much more to developing a business, than what we learned from the books. We have expanded into Juniors’ and young men’s clothing, and we recently began renting a space (three doors down) to make available furniture, and large outdoor toys, and much more. I enjoy the comraderie that we have with our loyal customers and when we are sharing with our new customers about the world of consignment. I am especially aware of the good that buying “used” items can be to our environment and I’m passionate about letting others know too! We are faith-based and that is apparent when you visit us. We work with three local 501C organizations: Charis House, Rescue Mission, and St. Henry’s Thrift Store. All of our consignors support our mission to make our community better with our abundance. We look forward to meeting each person! We welcome you, even if you aren’t in need of our market, just so you can pass the word along about what we are doing here at Kids Wear (plus more). See you soon! Peace, Kellie
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Michelle “Micki” Crager – Realtor
Owner: Owner- Michelle Crager
About: I started selling Real Estate in 1996 in Michigan. I moved to Mesquite, NV and worked my way up from Marketing Assistant to Sales Director at the Eureka Casino Hotel. I loved the Mesquite Community and was a Board Member for the local Salvation Army and was named Board Member of the year in 2006, because of my fund raising efforts for the organization. I accepted a position with Vantage Hospitality a Fortune 500 company as their Sales Support and Assurance Director.
The Midwest called me back, when I moved to Indiana to take care of my Grandparents. While, working for Vantage and caring for my Grandparents, I became reacquainted with the boy who gave me my first kiss. We were married in 2012 and moved into the house we first met, joining our two families, we have seven kids and two grandchildren. Realizing just how much a home means to so many, from memories of friends, family to first loves, I decided to go back into Real Estate and joined Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber. I am not just in it to make a sale, I am in it to help you find your dream home or business. I hope to be not only your Realtor, but a life-long friend, helping you find the perfect place to make many memories.
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