Our Mentors

a/k/a Our Dutch Aunts & Uncles

Definitions: A person who issues frank comments to educate or encourage someone, often with benevolent intent. Also, a frank critic or adviser: someone, typically a mentor, who advises or criticizes in a frank, sometimes harsh manner (informal).

This group of people has as much to do with who we are and where we are as our own families. In fact, we view most of the people on this list as family. They believed in us from the very beginning and gave us a chance when they didn’t have to. Not only that, they went above and beyond to provide guidance and made sure others knew we were part of their teams. The “street cred” we got from that was immeasurable for two relative kids getting started in the business world. We have the utmost respect for all of these people, and we will always be grateful for our association with them. This page is dedicated to them for their part in making a difficult time much more enjoyable.

  • JAMES R. ANDARY, ESQ.
    Andary, Andary, Davis & Andary
  • PETE COLLIAS
    Gebran’s Men’s Wear
  • FRANK FORNER
    FJF Door Sales
  • KENT KUKUK
    Michigan Economic Development Corp.
  • MIKE NICKERSON, ESQ.
    Michael J. Nickerson & Associates, P.C
  • MIKE PHILLIPS
    Phillips Contracting, Inc.
  • DICK SERVENTI
    Shore Crest Lanes & Lounge, Inc.
  • JIM VAN HULLE
    Bowl-O-Drome & Zebra Lounge
  • RON WILSON
    Hotel Investment Services, Inc

  • GABE ANTON
    Gebran Anton Development
  • NEIL DEMPSEY
    Community Central Bank
  • DOLORES GASTON
    Bufalino & Palazzolo
  • MARGE MURPHY
    Gebran Anton Development
  • FRANK PALAZZOLO, ESQ.
    Bufalino & Palazzolo, P.C
  • GEORGE SCHENA
    Schena Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc.
  • GRACE SHORE
    Macomb County Chamber of Commerce
  • BILL VIVIANO
    Prince Macaroni

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