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Get To Know Businesses in Our Area Who Want to Serve Us As We Move Forward

2020 has not been “business as usual” for almost any business, including the companies that employ our family members and serve our needs here in West Chester and Liberty townships. 

Even as we continue to live our lives and participate in the economy, many of us feel a lack of clarity about what the future holds. One concrete way that we can work together toward “business as usual” in the future is to be patrons of local businesses. 

These companies offer a personal touch to the services and products they offer. Get to know more of your local businesses with this feature, as well as the best way to support them through this season.


9558 Civic Centre Blvd, West Chester


Everyone needs a break from cooking, and Skally's, a local, family-owned eatery in West Chester, is excited to provide delicious takeout options. 

“In 2018, Skally’s West Chester opened on Civic Centre Blvd. showcasing Old World Bakery Products that have been in the Cincinnati area since 1977,” says Lisha Michels, General Manager of Skally’s. “Skally’s takes pride in using many high-quality ingredients from local suppliers. The Skally’s have many friends, family and employees that live in the West Chester area.”

With online ordering, DoorDash and free delivery to businesses with an order of $50 or more, they make it easy to get great food on the go or right at home. Gift cards are always available to purchase, and you can stay updated with their specials on Facebook. The Skally's team looks forward to sharing the cooking of new Chef Brandon Bobb, including his great new additions to the Skally’s menu. 

The Fetchington Luxury Pet Hotel

8825 Cincinnati Dayton Rd, West Chester 


Not only do they serve local residents, but the entire staff of The Fetchington Luxury Pet Hotel are also residents of West Chester and Liberty Townships. 

“I joke that I’m so ‘local’ that I never leave the three-mile radius between home and work!” says owner Tonia Wheeler.

Tonia encourages the community to book stays for their dogs as soon as they know their summer and fall travel plans. Prepare for the future with a tour and daycare evaluation for your pup now. The best cure for the pandemic blues is to follow their Instagram and Facebook page for cute and uplifting photos of furry friends.

“Now that we're open, we would love to see all our old pals back in daycare and we welcome the opportunity to meet new friends, as well,” Tonia says. 

RiskSOURCE Clark-Theders

9938 Crescent Park Dr, West Chester


RiskSOURCE Clark-Theders' office is right here in West Chester, and their staff live, work and shop in our community. They continue to serve their clients while working remotely using video conferencing to hold meetings when needed. 

To give back, they are accepting donations of new pajamas, underwear and socks for children, to be donated to local foster children through local organization Focus on Youth. These donations can be delivered to their office at 9938 Crescent Park Drive in West Chester. 

Given the uncertainty of this time, it's a good idea to review your insurance and make sure you're fully covered. The RiskSOURCE team is here to help!  

Interiors Plus

6203 Snider Rd, Mason


Interiors Plus is a locally owned interior design retail store that depends on local residents to use their design services and shop in the store. They offer personal attention, even at a distance, that is unique to their business. They offer a large selection of home accessories, custom florals, custom window treatments and furniture. They also have a fashion and jewelry boutique within their spacious store.

“We hope that our neighbors will continue to patronize our business so we can continue to serve the community as we have in the past,” says Helen Wright, Owner of Interiors Plus.

They've been doing FaceTime sales and merchandise drop-off at customers' homes, as well as taking special orders for the future.

Dermatology & Surgery of Southern Ohio

7132 Cincinnati Dayton Rd, Liberty Township


The Liberty Township office of Dermatology & Surgery of Southern Ohio is known for being focused on patient care. Especially during the pandemic, the staff’s efforts are aimed at keeping patients safe, healthy and comfortable. 

Patience is key as the office continues state-of-the-art treatments for skin, hair and nails while adjusting to new social and safety standards. 

“We assure you that we are taking all necessary precautions,” reports their website. “We are monitoring updates and recommendations closely every day, and adjusting our daily policies to continue to prevent the spread of all illness.”

The Dermatology & Surgery team is personally responding to each patient, assessing conditions and continuing to offer treatment and scheduling options.

Closets By Design 

11275 Deerfield Rd, Cincinnati


Closets by Design is a full-service designer, manufacturer and installer of custom home organizational systems. They build dream closets along with pantries, laundry, mudrooms, home offices and complete garage makeovers. 

To help their customers begin the process, they’ve expanded the options for consulting and getting started. “We’ve initiated virtual home consultations between our designers and homeowners via phone, fax and/or Zoom. This allows the homeowners to take advantage of special offerings without any initial visit to the home,” says owner, Glen Grosser. 

They are grateful for the community’s flexibility during the early months of coronavirus. “Clients have been very supportive of the situation precluding our ability to visit their homes. Our virtual consultations are working well,” shares Glen. Closets By Design has extended their Spring Sale and is offering special financing.

Lyons & Lyons Law

8310 Princeton Glendale Rd, West Chester


Rob Lyons founded Lyons & Lyons Law in 1983 in his hometown of West Chester and now works alongside a team of local residents, including his own daughter, attorney Kara Lyons.

“Even our office dog, Mia, was born in West Chester and has lived in the area her whole life,” laughs Kara.

As an essential business, Lyons & Lyons Law has remained open, assisting clients with legal matters via video conferencing and practicing careful sanitizing efforts. Kara advises that stay-at-home time can be productive.

“Take advantage of the downtime you have and focus on the things you’ve been putting off for too long: estate, business, financial and healthcare planning,” she says.

The local law team encourages the community to face the pandemic together.

As Kara says, “We are only as strong and successful as our community.” 

Animal Hospital of West Chester

9335 Cincinnati Columbus Rd, West Chester


Locally owned and operated Animal Hospital of West Chester (AHWC) has taken a curbside approach in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Staff members escort pets to and from their owners’ vehicles. Pet owners stay safe in their cars and the staff communicates exam details and treatment plans via post-appointment phone calls. 

“Thank you for your continued patience with our new protocols in order to keep your pet at its healthy best,” says Connie Caton, practice manager at AHWC. “We look forward to booking future grooming and boarding appointments again.” 

The full-service veterinary hospital sees a silver lining to the COVID cloud: quarantine has brought a surge in pet adoptions. See some of AHWC’s newest fur babies on their Facebook page. 


Josh Hountz: 513.788.2929

Alex Meer: 812.655.2987

HealthMarkets is our community's trusted source of information about health insurance. With many people changing jobs or finding themselves in periods of unemployment, medical insurance can be difficult to navigate.

Agents Josh Hountz and Alex Meer are available to help you understand various kinds of medical insurance, short-term coverage and Medicare. They can help you evaluate individual and family health coverage plans, but also many kinds of supplemental insurance, including dental and vision plans. 

They use their insights into the industry to get quotes, compare prices, and offer you options at no cost to you. They can consult with you over the phone when you are ready to get started. 

Center for Foot Care

6770 Cincinnati Dayton Rd #201, Liberty Township


Now celebrating their fifth year in Liberty Township, Center for Foot Care is carefully following the requirements and recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as they remain open for normal business hours to treat foot and ankle problems. 

“We continue to welcome new and established patients who are suffering from foot or ankle pain but otherwise are healthy,” says Dr. Kristin Titko.

Known for using the most up-to-date treatments and advanced technologies, Dr. Titko tends to foot and ankle conditions ranging from the common to the complicated, from heel pain, ingrown nails and weak ankles to arthritis, warts and tendinitis. 

“We look forward to helping your feet be very ready for all the activity we hope to soon return to enjoying,” she says. 

West Chester Academy

8107 Market Pl Dr, West Chester


West Chester Academy offers gymnastics, dance, music and acting lessons, as well as a variety of birthday party and summer camp options. This local source of valuable arts education services has made lemonade out of lemons during the public health crisis by creating WCA online, which helps their many students get the live video lessons they need to keep practicing and improving. 

As regulations change over the coming months, keep an eye on their website and consider supporting WCA through enrollment in one of their excellent programs. Their website is full of encouraging updates, including their confident assertion that “We will continue to adapt, and we will get through this together!”

The Spicy Olive

7671 Cox Ln, West Chester


While we are working and schooling from home, The Spicy Olive is accepting special orders by telephone and online, making sure we can eat well. With pick up, delivery and shipping options, locals still have access to their tasty olive oils, balsamic vinegars, wines and other gourmet foods.

“The customer support has been great, and it keeps me going,” says store owner Melanie Cedargren of Liberty Township. 

With group gatherings on hold, The Spicy Olive hosts virtual wine tastings. Participants log on with four wines purchased from the store and taste together.

“Everyone enjoys seeing each other and having an opportunity to socialize,” Melanie says. 

Keeping both customers and employees safe is the top priority as the doors reopen. 

“I miss my employees’ smiling faces, and of course our customers!” she adds.  

Michael Corna - American Family Insurance

7907 Cincinnati Dayton Rd, West Chester


Difficult times can highlight the need for safety nets like excellent insurance coverage. Local American Family Insurance Agent, Michael Corna, is a West Chester resident and is committed to finding great insurance options for your family.

Recently, American Family Insurance has offered relief to their car insurance customers in the form of a one-time premium relief program that returns money to car insurance customers, given the lower amount of accidents and driving in the past few months.

This is just one example of how Michael Corna and American Family Insurance have looked at the situation and found a way to make a positive impact on their community as a whole. When you're looking for a new car insurance policy, consider Michael Corna!

Fiehrer Motors GMC

6720 Gilmore Rd, Hamilton


Dependable vehicles remain essential even when many of us are driving less, and local businesses like Fiehrer Motors GMC take a hit when we’re all staying safe at home more often. This local family-owned business aims to offer high-quality dealership service, so this could be the right time to support them by bringing in your vehicle for needed repairs or maintenance. 

It’s also a very good time to shop for a new vehicle if you’ve had an eye on one, since their many GMC and Buick models are priced competitively. If you do not want to come to the dealership in person, their specialists can speak to you about buying a vehicle from home and discussing your options over the phone.  

Cincinnati EntryPoint 

1224 Castle Dr, Mason


Cincinnati EntryPoint has proudly operated in Mason since 2003. They manufacture 1,000-2,000 high-quality entry doors per month. Their door sills are of the highest quality oak, door frames are no-rot and fiberglass and steel doors use a urethane core. 

They’ve adapted to the changing times while still offering high-quality service. “We allow customers with an appointment to come in, pick their door, glass, how they want the door made and make themselves a very customized door and hardware set for a ‘standard’ door price,” says owner Bruce Carden. 

They’ve kept the large showroom open with minimal contact between visitors through limits on how many can make an appointment at once so that the door-shopping experience can be safe. “We keep the showroom open to only one couple at a time, typically,” shares Bruce.