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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® – Rockside, 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  

Chase Belza, Executive Director

Kristen Britton, Director of Wellness

Misty Fafrak, Senior Living Director

Leah Gallas, Resident Service Director 

Willie Hector, Culinary Director

Vincent Mancuso, Plant Operations Director 

Jessica Moore, Memory Care Director

Justin Roach, Business Office Director

Kady Carpenter, Operations Coordinator

List of their small business

Western Reserve Wines

Michael Angelo’s Bakery

River Plant Company

Kolos Andros Ukrainian Bakery

Angie’s Soul Food

Napoleon’s Pizza

Olde Town Pizza House

Stick to Your Buns Bakery

Inn The Doghouse

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!