In the Downriver area, we have a variety of professional services available to serve you, but featured here are special professionals that provide service excellence in our business community. One thing these specialists seem to have in common is that they run organized, successful and customer-service-orientated operations. These experts are leaders in their perspective fields and you can rely on them to go over and beyond for superior advice and prompt, reliable service.
Krishelle Kohler Wiley
Krishelle Kohler Wiley has been managing help for the elderly for the past 25 years. Upon graduating from Western Michigan University, she was offered a position with Eldercare and the Hooper family to assist with the business. She became an instrumental part of Eldercare Home Care, helping the elderly stay home safely and with dignity. She was promoted to vice president of the family care group in 2000. Wiley opened a complimentary business in 2002, The Coach Stop Manor, which is an alternative assisted living choice for seniors. Wiley currently serves as President on The Trenton Business Association and Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber Board and Ambassador Committees. She can be reached at (734) 771-4004.
Julieanne Kohn is a Certified Travel Counselor for the past 40 years. As an Independent Contractor with Virtuoso agency Montecito Village Travel and a Life Member of The Travel Institute, she takes great joy in planning vacations. International travel is her specialty. A 1969 Around the World cruise was her favorite of 38 cruises. She has traveled throughout North America, Central and South America, Caribbean, Europe, Far East, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.
Galaxy Real Estate
Dan Clancy, CRS, GRI, is Broker/Owner of Galaxy Real Estate at 2836 W. Jefferson in Trenton. He has been a full-time realtor for 40 years with experience in residential and commercial real estate. Clancy is a certified Residential Specialist, graduate of the Realtors Institute, and Notary Public. “Let Dan put his expertise to work for you.” He can be reached at (734) 558-1617.
Stephen J. Smith
Law Center of S. James Smith, PC
Stephen J. Smith, Attorney at Law, after graduating from University of Michigan, enlisted in the United States Airforce, serving four years on active duty as an air traffic controller, with a year in Iceland at an arctic remote radar station, before graduating from Law School. Smith’s interests are reading and photography along with being a good father and husband. His business is located at 8841 Macomb St. No. 815, Grosse Ile, MI 48138 and can be reached at (734) 308-5905.
Michelle Havekost is a Trenton native, an Eastern Michigan University graduate and has been successfully selling new and used vehicles at Gorno Ford for 14 years. Michelle is a hockey team manager and secretary of the Trenton Hockey Association. She and her husband, Justin, enjoy spending time with their 5-year-old son Evan.
Fit Right In/Trenton Athletic Club
Business owner Darlene Chilcutt is a Certified Medical Exercise Specialist, Health Coach and Trainer. Fit Right In offers individual and group exercise and wellness programming. She specializes in weight management, personal training, metabolic disorders, behavior modification and injury rehabilitation and prevention. Call Darlene today at (313) 460-5886.
Pentiuk, Couvreur and Kobilak PC
Kurt Kobiljak began his practice of law in 1991 and became a shareholder in the law firm of Pentiuk, Couvreur and Kobiljak P.C. in 1996. His specialties include Corporate Transactional Law, Real Estate matters and Creditor Representation. He is corporation counsel for numerous statewide credit unions with an emphasis on corporate representation, collections, mergers, bankruptcy, policy facilitation and construction management matters. Embodying his commitment to Downriver, Kurt’s legal knowledge is strengthened by his active involvement in the community as founder of various philanthropic 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, while being an active member on numerous boards and local associations. A lifetime resident of Grosse Ile, Michigan, Kurt is married and has three children.
Independent Hair Stylist
Angela Vassallo-Vitale has been a stylist for 35 years and salon owner for 12 years who recently relocated to 22713 Allen Road, Suite #4 in Woodhaven. She is a certified Redken colorist, certified in Pureology, Brazilian Blowout, Novalash, and Hair extensions. She is a mother of three: Kristina, (Frances-ca), Nina and grandmother to Adrianna. Hair has always been her passion, she loves making people feel confident with their styling and is very honored that her clients give her the opportunity to affect their life.
Serving the Downriver community since 1989, Dari Little is the owner of The Silver Penny jewelry store and co-owner of Downriver Jewelry Store LLC in Brownstown. As an in store jeweler, she can offer her customers ring sizing and jewelry repair while they wait, or help them realize their own design in silver or gold. Her love of nature inspires her own designs, and the challenge of creating new “one of a kind” pieces is her passion.
Contact Theresa Weaks with Island Realty at (248) 909-1394. She is your real estate resource. Mention you saw Theresa in the Trib and get a free home market analysis!
Laura Fennell is owner of Downriver and Detroit Business Association. DADBA is an association designed to help local business owners support and interact with one another for the past nine years. Fennell enjoys meeting and getting to connect with new people every day. She is proudly affiliated with many non-profits in the community. More info available at dadba.org.
Grosse Ile resident Sandy Tomchick has been a Realtor with Island Realty since 2003. Born and raised in Detroit, Sandy is familiar with many areas of Southeastern Michigan and has sold homes from Ann Arbor to Dearborn to Grosse Ile and in between. Personal, professional and hardworking, Sandy loves what she does and it shows! Contact (734) 231-8383.
Johnny Gewarges has been a lifelong Downriver resident and currently lives in Brownstown, Michigan with his growing family. Johnny is a member of both the National Board of Realtors and the Michigan Association of Realtors. He currently works as a real estate agent at Island Realty Inc., and wants to help you with all your business and residential needs.
The constant challenge of finding and keeping the right employees, and managing ever-changing regulations and tax laws takes up massive amounts of both time and resources for business owners today. Silvia Rainer is the local consultant for Paychex, the nation’s premier provider of Human Capital Management Solutions. Companies of all sizes turn to Paychex for support so their business can thrive. Call her at (734) 637-9066 for your FREE 2018 regulation evaluation!
Send Out Cards
Linda is a longtime Downriver resident and DADBA member. She makes your business card-buying and gift-sending simple and affordable with Send-OutCards. She has a Mobile app that is a useful tool and builds strong business/personal relationships and a generous referral program. Contact Linda at (734) 282-0493
Nick is a wealth management consultant who works with high net-worth families and self-employed individuals. He offers full financial planning services with more than 20 years of experience. As a lifelong Downriver resident, his commitment is to provide quality service to the Detroit area. He can be reached at (734) 283-8780.
Dr. Daniel J. Vogel
Dr. Vogel is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic sports medicine specialist. A graduate of Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Vogel completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center. He completed his fellowship in sports medicine at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Dr. Vogel brings a distinct reputation and with his addition, takes us to a new level of exceptional care that we are able to offer the Downriver community.
Dr. Rick Nykiel &
Dr. Rachel Weatherhead
Nykiel Dentistry has been serving the area for 40 years. Dr. Richard Nykiel and Dr. Rachel Weatherhead are lifelong Downriver residents who are active members in several local and national dental organizations. They enjoy working where they live and are honored to be part of Downriver’s business and healthcare community.