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Mom and Pop Small Business Owners Day


National Mom and Pop Small Business Owner Day celebrates small business owners every year on March 29th. Our economy couldn’t run without small, locally-owned mom and pop businesses. Not only do they provide jobs, they also create economic growth, have positive influences on local communities, and make our communities diverse and vibrant. 

Here at VITALIA Active Adult Community® – Solon, we understand these businesses spend countless hours nurturing and growing their enterprise but, all in all, they love what they do, just like we love what we do in healthcare.  To celebrate National Mom and Pop Day, we had our department heads choose a small business of their liking and celebrate the day with them. They celebrated by leaving google reviews, posting about them on social media, and doing what we call a CFU, aka a Creative Follow Up.  We are thankful for each of them and loved celebrating their day with them.

List of Department Heads 

Tamra Harris, Executive Director

Kristina Bassit, Business Office Director

Timothy Bujoll, Plant Operations Director

Julia Mawby, Memory Care Director 

Yauntae Napoleon, Director of Wellness

Katie Metzger, Resident Services Director

Nicholas Gutendorf, Culinary Director

Shaq Anderson and Andria Katz, Senior Living Coordinator

List of their small business

Gionino’s Pizzeria

Pop Culture CLE

Ace Hardware

Petitti Garden Center

Bob’s Barber Shop

Twila’s Treasures

Sirna & Sons Produce

Mitchell’s Ice Cream

If you’re in the neighborhood, take a minute to check these businesses out! Our community wouldn’t be what it is without them, and we are so grateful they’re here!