New Kids on the (Business) Block

. May 31, 2018.
June (7)

Jack-B’s: Fulfilling a Promise and a Dream

Jack-B’s, a take out restaurant, offers home style American cuisine with a story behind the name. Owner Brenden Butler has over 20 years of restaurant management experience, and cooking has always been his passion. In 2004, as he was in the process of opening a small restaurant in Florida, his father, Jack, was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. Instead of opening the restaurant, Brenden came home to be with his dying father. Brenden’s dream, and his promise to his father, was that he would run his own restaurant, and name the business after his father.

“Last August, Brenden and I discovered that this tiny place was for sale in Downtown Findlay, and the rest is history,” Butler’s wife Sherrie explained. “We both made the decision to leave our day jobs, and we are having the time of our lives working alongside each other. Brenden’s sister, Emily has also come on board with us to help! For now, I love the fact that we have weekends off, which allows us to spend time with each other and our family. That hasn’t happened for a very long time! Perhaps, in the future, we’ll decide to open a few hours on the weekends.”

Jack-B’s signature sandwich is a philly cheesesteak served with house-made Jack-B-Relish. They also serve 1/2 pound and 1lb burgers and make homemade cookie dough and peanut butter buckeyes fresh each week.

Jack-B’s is offering a 20% discount for first-time online orders via their Facebook page or text JACKBS to 33733.

Monday-Friday 11am-2pm and 5-8pm
124 E Sandusky St | 567-294-4234 |

A Dream Come True: Sleek Styles Salon

Sleek Styles Salon in downtown Findlay opened in November 2017. Owner Shella Sleek had always dreamed of owning her own salon and a prime location in Findlay’s downtown was part of that dream.

A combined 70+ years of experience among Sleek Styles stylists, brings an established reputation for excellent work to the downtown area, meeting client needs ranging from haircuts to extensions, perms, specialized colors, face waxing, special occasion hair and more. They are proud to specialize in haircuts for children with special needs. Additionally they’re willing to travel for weddings and special events.

Sleek looks forward to being part of the community, building long-lasting friendships with other small business owners. In a salon atmosphere that she describes as “peaceful,” customers are invited to unwind and relax in the rustic ambiance. With a motto of “Take time for yourself,” Sleek Styles Salon pampers customers, encouraging them to make the wise choice to treat themselves.

To schedule an appointment visit or call 567-250-8898.

Tuesday-Thursday 9:30am-10pm | Friday 9:30am-5pm | Saturday 9am-4pm

329 S Main St | 567-250-8898 | “Sleek Styles” on Facebook

A New Location for Habitat For Humanity of Findlay/Hancock County

Habitat for Humanity of Findlay/Hancock County will be relocating. Wendy McCormick, Executive Director, shares that the agency’s new “Home of Our Own” will be at 1200 Commerce Parkway.

Purchasing the building on Commerce Parkway allows the organization to be proactive, ensuring stability for the future. Currently, operations are divided between two buildings, which can lead to inefficiencies and confusion. Those issues will be remedied with the move which will place all Habitat operations, staff and volunteers under one roof. The intent is to pay off the mortgage as quickly as possible while maintaining the current programming model (two new home builds, one home rehabilitation,15-20 critical home repairs annually, coupled with ongoing community education).

Habitat’s three-year strategic plan focuses on enhancing stability by implementing exactly what they teach their partner families—decrease debt, prioritize expenditures and invest in themselves first. As McCormick points out, stabilizing their operations now, with a home of their own, will position them to serve more families in the future. The move is anticipated in late summer. Until then, patrons can visit the ReStore and offices at 2042 Tiffin Ave.