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The Project: To photograph my fellow small business owners in front of, inside, or through the front window of their business, while practicing current CDC guidelines. The collection gives businesses an opportunity to connect with their communities and bring people "together" despite being isolated.
Is it easy? No, it's never easy owning a restaurant. Long hours, small profit margins, but, owning a restaurant is a passion. A way of life. Definitely a choice and we are incredibly appreciative of all of our customers and their continued support. We are looking forward to the time when our walls will be filled with the community's laughter once again. We will continue to stay open as long as we're able and it's safe for both our employees and customers. At this time, we will be offering carryout, limited deliveries and curbside service during our normal business hours. Please call (734) 212-3110 to place an order. You can check our Facebook page for business updates, menus and specials. Stay happy, health and safe! Cheryl and the Two Black Sheep staff
Here at all thingz Green, we offer CBD products, essential oils and a variety of natural health & wellness products for you and your pet. In a time such as this, I feel it's important to be here to serve my community's needs in helping maintain a strong immune system. Running Thieves essential oil in the diffusers and sanitizing highly touched surfaces several times a day is my number one priority in protecting customers. I am offering curbside service for those that do not feel comfortable getting out of their car. I will even deliver within a reasonable distance. I will be here to serve your health & wellness needs throughout this crisis! Together We Are Strong!
At River Raisin Antiques, we are here to serve our community. We offer many unique items for sale including antique/vintage items, pottery, local art, toys, body products, candles, and more. During these uncertain times we are trying to stay open so people have a safe place to buy gifts and toys to keep the little ones occupied. Some of the precautions we’re taking is controlling the number of people who are in the store at the same time, limiting contact at the register, offering curbside services where customers can call in their order and wait in their car for delivery, and shopping by appointment where customers can have the store all to themselves. We will be open as long as possible to serve our community.
We are a restaurant with dining room and takeout. As of last week we were told to close the dining room by the State. We have been doing takeout and curb side service. We would not have a business without our customers. We have wonderful customers that we consider part of our family. We are doing everything the State of Michigan, CDC and Washtenaw Health Dept. have told us to do to stay open. We will continue to work hard serving Manchester. How we keep positive is from our customers. They continue to come to our establishment, and this we are thankful for. We would also like to thank all the people on the front lines many whom are our customers. The health professionals. Please be safe everyone. We will get through this and be a stronger community and world
Running a weekly community newspaper is always exciting and challenging, but that has reached new levels in recent weeks. We have been facing new situations on a daily, sometimes hourly, basis. The rapidly changing circumstances have certainly kept us on our toes! But we continue to be on duty, committed to bringing you local news as well as the information that affects us all during the COVID-19 crisis.
Owning a small business and closing for weeks is scary. How will I pay my bills? Will my patients be here when I'm able to open again? Is it going to be longer than a few weeks? I don't know the answer to all of these but what I do know is that this an opportunity to take the time to be grateful. Grateful that we get to spend time at home with our families, grateful that we are happy and healthy, grateful to have the time to call our loved ones that are far away and grateful that we are going to be able to heal from this. We have been taken out of our normal way of life and given a new path to follow with a lot of unknowns. We know this is just a bump in the road and together we will make it through.
When all is safe to open my office, I will be right here waiting to see all of you again; ready to continue to provide you with the best course of treatment or as some of you like to refer it to working my magic.
Please feel free to text or call me at 734-478-4566 or message me if you need some at home stretches to get you through!
Both born and raised in Manchester, Marti Bondy and Arianne Chartrand have a love for "all things Manchester." Marti has spent more than 40 years in the salon on Main Street and Arianne has been there for 20 years. We both fully intend be there for you when this is all over! We are dedicated to this salon and to our clients, and we will work hard to get you all scheduled for your next appointment when we are able to reopen.
Yoga Studio 225 is a brand new business that was scheduled to open on April 1, 2020. Due to the current situation, the Grand Opening will be sometime soon. Studio owner, Hollie Kolcz, is likely to be a familiar face to many. She has worked at Manchester Jr/Sr High School for almost 20 years and has been offering community/donation-based yoga for the past couple of years. As the school counselor, Hollie knows first hand how situations like this increase stress and anxiety. Rest assured that when we all come out on the other side of Covid-19, Hollie will continue to serve our community as school counselor, and will open her studio doors to offer a sense of peace, calm, strength, and community. Namaste, and be well!
I coach people of all ages, but most of my clients are seniors - the group most at risk in this situation. Nothing about this is ideal, or "safe," or certain. But this is precisely why we train! Thanks to the many benefits of strength training, my clients are healthier and more resilient than the vast majority of their peers.
I will continue my work however I can, in a manner that is safe for everyone involved. I have transitioned all of my in-person clients online for the time being. If they have a home gym, they're not affected at all by this situation (which is a great reason to consider this option for yourself!) If they don't have a home setup, we have gotten creative with ways to load bodyweight movements, so that - most importantly - the habit of training will be least disrupted by this situation.
If anyone needs guidance/advice about setting up a home gym; suggestions for staying active while public gyms are closed; or simply wants to chat about training in general; I'm more than happy to help, free of charge! Please contact me at info@AtlasStrength.org to discuss the best way for you to move forward.
Looking out my window of E Main I can't help but see not only a line of Manchester homes, but think about the families that are currently inside of them - staying safe, spending time together, contemplating this moment in history - heck, maybe looking right back out at me through their windows. Home is where we take refuge - in most cases, it is also one of your greatest financial investments. I am honored to have had the pleasure of assisting folks from Manchester to Ann Arbor in finding, buying and selling their homes. This pandemic has certainly created a strange challenge for my industry and I find myself searching for the next best way to help. I am not at liberty right now to shake your hand or show your home - but am determined to do what I can to support our local community! I plan to keep myself busy thinking of ways to promote local businesses, and provide free education and consultation to home owners and buyers over the phone and through video as best I can. Let's make the most of this 'half-time' in the Spring Market and ensure you have the tools you need to both love your home (let's face it - we all know how important that is now!) and protect your largest asset - until then, support your local businesses and give what you can to others! Let me know how I can help you! Love, Danielle Hayden - The Hayden Group • Keller Williams Ann Arbor
My mission for the last decade has been to reconnect people with the healing power of real food. Research has shown that more than 95% of all chronic disease is caused by poor food choices, toxic food ingredients, nutritional deficiencies and lack of intentional movement. The people most affected by COVID-19 are those with underlying inflammatory health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome. The silver lining is that these conditions are 100% preventable! I am in the unique position of being able to offer nutrition education and private health and mindset coaching virtually. My RESTART, nutrition education/sugar detox class, is taught online using video conferencing. Materials for the class is shipped to homes and emailed. I also have a private Facebook community called The Health Conscious Collective where I offer up tons of health supporting recipes, educational material, Monday night FB live sessions and monthly challenges and events that allow people to connect, stay motivated and have fun. For those wanting to support their health even further through supplementation, I offer up access to my online dispensary so clients can have high quality supplements and vitamins shipped directly to their front doors. I love the opportunities to connect with more people in this world through technology whether it be through my online group coaching calls, private coaching calls or during my weekly Facebook lives. This pandemic has been eye opening for so many people when it comes to how their food choices, stress levels and putting their health on the backburner have consequences. We are being given an incredibly rare chance to do so much healing at this time. The world is forcing us to slow down, to focus on self-care, to add more movement into our lives and to see the blessings that we currently have. Our perspective can make a world of difference!
My name is Linda Milkey and I am a Realtor at ERA Reardon. I also work part time at the University of Michigan hospital as a inpatient unit clerk. I am not going to lie I am scared to death of what this will do to our economy. I am worried about the people that are not receiving a paycheck but still have bills to pay. I am still waking up everyday checking the real estate websites to see new listings. So please call me if you have any real estate questions. Thank you Manchester for being a great community. I am lucky to call it home!
At Old National, we want you to know we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation, planning for possible impacts on our clients and team members, and focusing on the things we can control—like making sure you’re informed. As always, we’re committed to helping you with all your financial needs, and we’ll do what we can to make this situation easier, while keeping you safe. We apologize for any inconvenience as we work through this difficult time together. Experiencing financial hardships? During this period of disruption, we recognize that some are facing unanticipated financial hardships. If you find yourself in this circumstance, please don’t hesitate to reach out you can call us at 1-800-731-2265, Option 6.