Weight Loss at the Garage Training Facility

Weight Loss at the Garage Training Facility

Why we are unique and different. We keep our classes smaller so we have an opportunity to give more attention to our clients to explain what they are doing and make sure their form is correct. We like to focus on results for our clients and not volume. You will get more of one on one in the smaller setting than in a big group. Call us today and schedule a free consultation and start your journey.

GCBA Closes Out the Year With the Annual Holiday Mixer

GCBA Closes Out the Year With the Annual Holiday Mixer

Friday evening the GCBA closed out a successful 2015 with its final event of the year, we had our 2nd Annual Holiday Party, hosted by Gordon Chevrolet. Members invited Garden City business owners, potential members & supporters to the party. There was plenty of food and drink, and entertainment was provided by Kelly Walker Miller. Everyone even had a chance to get behind the microphone and sing a little karaoke. I was amazed at all the talent we have right here in Garden City!

I want to thank Gordon Chevrolet for opening up their showroom for us, and the donation of food and items to raffle off. A special thanks to Sheri Barber and her husband Bill for all your hard work in making this party such a huge success. It was amazing!

Thanks to Judy and the staff from The Golden Feather Restaurant for bringing your broasted chicken and all the extras. It was delicious!

And a huge thanks to all of the party goers for their generous donations of food for the Garden City Home Food Pantry, and toys for the Toys for Tots campaign. The collection boxes were over flowing!

In closing, we were happy to welcome some new members to the GCBA, including Garden City Hospital, Red Wing Shoes and You’ve Got Maids just to name a few. Thank you.

If you are a small business, large business, home based business, organization or someone who would like to just be an advocate for our business community, than please consider joining the GCBA. Become involved in some great events and help promote our business community. We are “business owners committed to working together.”

Join us at our next GCBA meeting, January 8th, 9am at the Straight Farmhouse Museum in the Grand Parlor. 6221 Merriman Rd. We look forward to seeing you!

Click the link below and enjoy some photos from the party.
Thank you to Rick & Katherine Palmer for taking the  photos at the event.

And once again thank you to all the members that make up the GCBA, and to the DDA. Kim Dold and Theresa Manual, thank you so much for helping us have such a great year. We sincerely appreciate your partnership!

Kerry Partin
President Garden City Business Alliance.

The end of the year is upon us. Are you “tax ready”?

The end of the year is upon us. Are you “tax ready”?

Now is the time to catch up on all the things you’ve been “meaning to do”:
*Make that extra mortgage payment.
*Pay that winter property tax.
*Make that donation (get a receipt).
*Make that IRA contribution.
*Make a payment on that student loan.
*Make sure your employer or previous employer has your correct mailing address.
*If your planning on claiming someone as a dependent (that you haven’t previously claimed), make sure you have documents “proving” you’ve supported them.
*If you’ve recently gotten married (changed your name), make sure you have notified social security and have received a new social security card.
*If your family has grown this year, make sure baby has a social security number.

It’s also a great time to set a side a folder or envelope to begin placing your tax information in. Keep it organized and all in one place, so your not searching for documents.

As always we’re here if you have any questions or concerns. Call us at 734-523-8291, email: jandjtaxes@yahoo.com or private message us on Facebook.

Garden City Hospital Joins the GCBA

Garden City Hospital Joins the GCBA

Garden City Hospital has been a mainstay for the people of our community for years, and is a welcome addition to the GCBA. They officially joined this month and they plan to become active participants in our organization. They recognize the influence a hospital has on its surrounding community and the relationships it can help form.

The origin of Garden City Hospital began as the vision of six local physicians in March of 1947. Committed to a high level of healthcare, the physicians pooled their own money and rented a building on Ford Road to provide a more attentive healthcare facility for the community. Built around the family practitioner, the hospital was named Garden City Maternity Hospital even though it also treated sick and injured persons. After a few years, the physicians realized they needed to hire someone who could help them maintain their vision. Allan Breakie, Assistant Administrator at Holy Cross Hospital in Detroit, was hired to oversee the day-to-day operations. With Breakie in place, the hospital purchased Leland Sanitarium (renamed Ridgewood Hospital) in Ypsilanti and broke ground in 1959 on the current facility, which is located at 6245 Inkster Road in Garden City. The doors opened August 1960 and grew to what is today a state-of-the-art medical facility with 323 licensed beds.

With a staff of 365 physicians, Garden City Hospital deals with 47 different specialities. It is also a teaching hospital, offering medical education to students, interns, residents and fellows from across the country. The residency and internship programs offer more 100 positions in specialties including Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Neurological Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopedics, General Surgery and Urological Surgery.

In 2014, Garden City Hospital joined Prime Healthcare Services, an award-winning hospital management company operating 38 acute care hospitals in 11 states. It is one of the nation’s leading healthcare service providers with nearly 40,000 employees and staff dedicated to providing the highest quality healthcare and contributing to the communities they serve.

Tree Lighting Draws Holiday Revelers

Tree Lighting Draws Holiday Revelers

The annual Garden City tree lighting always draws a crowd and the 2015 version didn’t disappoint. Town leaders, local notables, and plenty of people from the community all showed up for the occasion. There was hot chocolate with marshmallows, a Christmas carol sing-along with Pastor Wayne Parker and the Merriman Road Baptist Church choir, a visit from Santa Claus, and, of course, the lighting of the tree. As the lights from the tree came ablaze, so did the Christmas lights up and down Ford Road and Middlebelt Road. See all of the photos.

Crowds Throng the 2015 Santaland Parade Route

Crowds Throng the 2015 Santaland Parade Route

Thousands of spectators lined Middlebelt Road and Ford Road for the 55th running of Garden City’s annual Santaland Parade. The November 28 event featured everything from live reindeer to a lawn mower drill corps. Mascots from the Pistons and tigers mingled with marching bands and dance clubs as unicyclists perched eight-feet high on their seats. The weather wasn’t too cold and bundled up children got all of the candy they could eat. Best of all, good old St. Nick made his yearly trek to Garden City and was the hit of many a camera phone as he made his grand entrance.  See all of the photos from the event.

Holiday Craft & Business Expo a Hit With Business and Shoppers

Holiday Craft & Business Expo a Hit With Business and Shoppers

The first ever Holiday Crafts & Business Expo was held at the Moose Hall following directly after the Santaland parade on November 28. The event, which ran from noon to 4:00pm featured a wide variety of crafts, seasonal products and baked goods. Several Garden City businesses took the opportunity to introduce themselves and their business to the shoppers. See all of the photos.

First Ever Trunk or Treat a Success

First Ever Trunk or Treat a Success

Garden City’s first-ever Trunk or Treat was a roaring success as an estimated 2,000 trick or treaters and their parents thronged to the Towne Center parking lot on Thursday, October 29.

Despite the cold weather and a line that stretched at times to Middlebelt Road, the enthusiastic participants visited every one of the “trunks” and collected their treats.

The event was co-hosted by the Garden City Downtown Development Authority and the Garden City Business Alliance.

“What a night it was,” said GCBA President Kerry Partin. “I think the kids and their parents and the people passing out candy from their trunks, all had fun.”

See all of the photos from the event.