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Business of the Month Spotlight
MacGillvray, Estes & Harvey, LLP
MacGillvray, Estes & Harvey, LLP (MEH) has been named the Logan County Chamber's business of the month for the month of January.
MacGillvray, Estes & Harvey a general law practice made up of Linda MacGillivray, Jacob Estes and Greg Harvey. The team specifically provides legal services in the areas of Adoptions, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Criminal Defense, Juvenile Law, Guardianships, Guardian ad Litem, Civil Protection Orders, Probate Estates and Domestic Relations.
Between Linda, Jacob and Greg there is a combined 30 years of experience. All three partners started their careers in criminal justice; Linda and Greg as Assistant Prosecutors and Jacob as a Parole Officer. They use their expertise now to serve their clients. Linda dedicates her time to Probate and Estate Planning, while Jacob uses his insight in the areas of Criminal Defense and Domestic Relations. Greg concentrates his areas of practice in Criminal Defense.
MEH is tucked away on the 300th block of North Main Street in Bellefontaine.
"Many people don't know this, but our office building was the home of Judge William Lawrence and is listed on the national Register of Historic Landmarks," said Linda. "It was built in 1861 and retains much of its original woodwork and an impressive floating staircase."
All three partners have close family ties to the area. Linda was born and raised in Bellefontaine and Jacob's wife, Jennifer Boy, is a Bellefontaine native as well. Greg was raised in and still lives in Urbana.
The team at MEH is constantly receiving awards for the amazing work they do in the community. Jacob is rated as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers as well as Avvo's Clients Choice Award. Most recently, Jacob was awarded Logan County's Best Attorney. Linda has received awards from the Logan County Children's Services for her work as a Guardian ad Litem and Gregory was named in the top 10% of criminal attorney's in Ohio in 2019.
Since COVID-19 has hit, MEH has resorted to doing more of their consultations by phone. "We have even attended court hearings by zoom or telephone," said Linda. "We spend more time sanitizing our office and we have purchased air purifiers. Legal firms are considered 'essential,' so we have been able to maintain our office hours and provide services to our clients without interruption."
The main draw for MEH to be members of the Logan County Chamber was the variety of benefits the Chamber offers. They enjoy reaping the benefits of the pursuit of excellence programs, networking events (during a 'normal year'), and marketing opportunities.
"As a local partnership, we always want to support other local businesses as well and this is one of the best ways we know how," said Linda.
Please join us in congratulating MacGillvray, Estes and Harvey, LLC on becoming the Business of the Month for the month of January.
2020 Stars In Business Award Winners
Matt Wiley - Max Evans Tourism Award Winner
This award is presented annually by the Chamber and Visitors Bureau Council to a person who exhibits hospitality to visitors and tourists in our community and for tirelessly working to promote Logan County attractions.
This year's winner is Matt Wiley, the executive director at Marmon Valley Farm. Matt grew up at Marmon Valley Farm as the son of the owners, Bill and Phyllis. He fondly became known as "Wrangler Matt" and his parents handed the reins over for the business and ministry in 1984.
Logan County Farmers Market - Nonprofit of the Year
The Non-Profit of the Year award is given to an agency that shows dedication to improving lives and strengthening our community.
The Logan County Farmers Market began in 1996 with 5 vendors who cared about how food was grown, where it came from, and sharing these values with the local community. It has been the work of the dedicated Vendors, Customers, Board Members, and various volunteers over time that brought this organization to a day where they are able to welcome 20+ vendors and over 750 families each week, add value to the local economic systems, and provide for families in Logan County.
Jacob Schroeder - Young Professional of the Year
The Young Professional of the Year Award is given to an applicant who has devoted time to improving the quality of life of others through civic and community service and is actively developing leadership skills and demonstrating growth towards future goals.
Jacob Schroeder is the CEO and founder of Ascend Consulting, the Co-Founder of Hydda Living and the Co-Founder of Ideation: Think Forward. Jacob launched Ascend in 2017 with a passion to help small business owners truly understand and scale their businesses. As a Logan County native, Jacob is so grateful for the amazing community that Logan County has become and hopes that other young professionals are inspired to make Logan County their home.
P. Allan Properties - Emerging Business Award Winner
The Emerging Business of the Year Award is presented to a business who exemplifies a unique business idea, marketing approach or management style that have contributed to its growth and success.
P. Allan Properties was started in 2016, when Patrick and Jenna James returned home to Logan County after 11 years of service in the U.S. Air Force. Over the past 3 years, they, along with their Director of Operations and part-owner, Tyler Thompson, have grown from owning and operating a single duplex rental to 52 residential & commercial rental units.
City Sweets & Creamery - Small Business of the Year
The Small Business of the Year Award is presented to an independently owned Logan County business that is financially strong and profitable and has shown a history of growth.
City Sweets and Creamery began in February 2015 after the success of owner Angie Hall's original business, the Donut Shop & Bakery on the Lake. From fresh donuts – still made from scratch daily – to cookies, cupcakes, brownies, pastries, and ice cream, City Sweets and Creamery fulfills any sweet craving, and has become a staple of downtown Bellefontaine.
Steve Buchenroth - Entrepreneur of the Year Award
The Entrepreneur of the Year Award is given to an individual who has made a significant investment and impact on Economic Development in Logan County. The award winner exhibits an innovative spirit and willingness to take risks to provide products, services and employment opportunities for our community.
Steve Buchenroth is a 1980 graduate of Indian Lake High School and a 1986 graduate of The Ohio State University, and today is the owner of Midwest Corporate Air and World Class Plastics, Inc. Midwest Corporate Air trains over 200 pilots each year from nearly every state in the nation. To date, they have trained over 1,000 multi-engine pilots and several hundred Certified Flight Instructors. World Class Plastics employs over 90 people to produce injection-molded products for customers in the automotive, medical, industrial, and aerospace markets.
Dairy Queen of Bellefontaine - Integrity in Business Award Winner
The Integrity in Business Award is presented to a business that is recognized for providing quality service with honesty and probity to the Logan County Community.
Graduates of Bellefontaine High School, Chris Leasure and Dal McDonald are lifelong Logan County residents and supporters of our community. Dairy Queen regularly employs over 30 individuals, many of whom are high school students from across the county. Chris and Dal are always happy to support their young employees' fundraisers - anything ranging from yearbooks to senior prom.
Doug Zimmerman - Richard J. Rupp Leadership Award Winner
The Richard J. Rupp Leadership Award is given to an individual who has made a significant impact in Logan County with his/her outstanding leadership skills. In addition, they are recognized for their commitment, vision and dedication to our community.
Since beginning in the Real Estate industry almost 40 years ago, Doug Zimmerman has worked tirelessly for the betterment of his community. While growing his own real estate company and participating in numerous professional leadership positions at the local, regional and state levels, Doug has used his resources and experiential knowledge to generously support and promote local schools and education, health care, community events, veteran's services, law enforcement, and church organizations. Preferring to stay out of the spotlight and pass the credit on to others, Doug works quietly behind the scenes, promoting our community. Doug never misses the opportunity to support an idea he feels will help Logan County continue to grow. Over the years, Doug has mentored many local young Real Estate Agents and business owners, hoping they too will continue to support the community they call home.