Ashland Business Grapevine

December 2015

December 2015

Thirty-five Years at Gateway Real Estate on the Plaza

When Bruce and Pokii Roberts opened Gateway Real Estate (5 N. Main on the Plaza) in 1981, the timing couldn’t have been worse.

November 2015

November 2015

We’re All “Goose Babies” at Heart

It's not many restaurants that can boast "goose babies."

 

October 2015

October 2015

Celebrating 30 Years at Patricia Sprague Real Estate

Patricia Sprague Real Estate officially opened for business in Ashland in 1985, seven years after co-owner Patricia Sprague received her real estate license. She had moved to Ashland in 1974 from Los Gatos, California.

September 2015

September 2015

The Organic Approach to Skin at Posh Organics

What we put on our bodies is just as important as what we put into our bodies; your skin can absorb as much as 80 percent of the products you use on your face or body. So it makes sense that the products you use—cosmetics included—should be as pure as possible. That's the philosophy behind Posh Organics Skin Care & Spa, located at 253 E. Main.
"It's important to use organic, paraben-free, chemical-free products derived from natural alternatives that are good for our skin," says Jeanne Walcher, owner of Posh Organics. "It really does make a difference, not only in our health, but also in our skin's beauty."
Jeanne bought the former Pure Alchemy and re-opened the store as Posh Organics in February 2015. After a longtime career as a physical therapist in California, she brings an appreciation for wellness, use of healthy natural ingredients and a commitment to customer service to her new venture.
She moved to Ashland with her family in 2003. A few years ago, she and her daughter, Alicia Croft, a graduate of Ashland High School and OSU, began looking for a retail opportunity that allowed them to blend their love of organic products and health-centered beauty. The result is Posh Organics.

August 2015

August 2015

Melissa McMillan’s Sammich Brings Chicago to Ashland

I just got back from a 4-day golf trip to Tahoe with some college buddies. Two of them are confirmed Chicago Cubs' fans, and they converted me to the cause. Now that I'm following the Cubbies, I need to start hanging out at Sammich (424 Bridge Street) more often.
Owner Melissa McMillan is originally from Texas but spent most of her life in Chicago. "I'm a huge Chicago sports fan," Melissa said. "You either love the Cubs or Sox, and I love the Cubs. My dogs are named Cubby and Wrigley. I have four brothers who all come in and out of town and work at the shop."
Melissa has been working in restaurants since she was a kid. "I've always enjoyed talking to people and selling," she said. "For this restaurant, Chicago food and style was my motivation. I used to go to two different sandwich shops as a kid. One of them was the Hoagie Hut for the Chicago cheesesteak. It left a smell on your fingers you could never forget. I was always searching for a place that could leave that memory. I couldn't find it, so I made it."

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