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Shopping locally is one of the best ways to support our community, because it helps keep financial resources here, flowing through the city and state economies. But that’s not the only good reason for it – doing business in your community also gives you the benefit of forging and developing personal relationships with the professionals who provide the services and products you need. The men and women in these pages are more than excellent representatives of their chosen fields; they’re also your neighbors. These are people you should recognize, and names you should know. These are the Faces of the 405. AUGUST 2017 405 MAGAZINE

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FINE FURNITURE AND DESIGN

Mister Robert

After almost 60 years in business, Mister Robert Fine Furniture & Design is more than just a landmark in downtown Norman. In fact, President Steve Calonkey said a visit to Mister Robert is an experience. “We’ve filled six downtown Norman buildings with so many choices of unique pieces that shopping with us is an inspiring experience, brimming with textures and colors and luxurious comfort,” he says. “We are fortunate that, in the digital media world, we can offer the consumer who is looking for something very special an enjoyable, fun experience because of our large selection.” While Mister Robert’s array of exquisite furniture encompasses classic styles as well as the slightly edgy and contemporary, the company’s passion for beautiful interiors and legendary customer service stands out as consistently exceptional. And, according to Calonkey, the commitment to providing a unique, personal shopping experience is by design. “Our customers want to engage their senses, to see it, feel it, try it out. They want to know the scale is right, the quality is top notch and the colors are perfectly hued,” he says. “They want talented designers to coach them through the process. From shopping to delivery, they want personal and professional service.” That legacy of style, service and quality is what makes Mister Robert a gem in the 405. And it’s what has kept customers coming back, generation after generation. “Shopping is never a gamble with Mister Robert,” Calonkey says. “You know the beauty and quality you’re getting, the legendary service and value and the reputation of the Mister Robert team, who stands behind every purchase.” 405.321.1818 | misterrobert.com

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WOMEN’S SHOES

Betsy King A Shoe Boutique

You might not expect to find a women’s shoe boutique in an arts district. But, for Betsy King, owner of Betsy King A Shoe Boutique in the Paseo, the connection between art and women’s footwear is clear. “Growing up in the art community, I’ve always viewed fashion as art,” King says. “I think that goes back to when I was four and my parents took me to see Pavarotti at the Civic Center. I can clearly remember everything my mother wore, especially her black peau de soie rosette pumps.” King opened her shop in 2015 with an eye toward offering a handpicked selection of shoe lines that you won’t see anywhere else in the 405 – at affordable price points. And, though she goes to market several times a year and carries brands such as Pour la Victoire, Kelsi Dagger, Splendid and Pelle Moda, King has one hard and fast rule about the shoes she offers: “I try to introduce ‘new-ness,’” she says. “But if I don’t like what I see, I won’t bring it into the store.” King’s enthusiasm for shoes is also evident in her customer service, which often features time on what’s become known as “the big blue couch.” Plush and overstuffed, King says that, while the couch adds to a comfortable shopping experience, it’s also a part-time therapy couch for those who share her passion. “I have an emotional connection to shoes, and I’m lucky because my customers are women who have that same connection,” she says. “I’m doing what I love!” 405.601.7776 | betsykingshoes.com

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WOMEN’S HEALTH

Noel Williams, M.D., Optimal Health Associates

Most physicians don’t have a degree in philosophy. Furthermore, most doctors don’t wear Chuck Taylor tennis shoes as part of their work attire. However, those are just two signs that hint at Dr. Noel Williams’ slightly different approach to medicine. “Doctors are trained to react to symptoms. I want to get as far away from being reactive as possible,” he says. “Symptoms don’t happen in isolation, but they are created by a mix of events. My goal is to approach each patient holistically, proactively treat the big picture beyond just the symptom, and help make a difference in their everyday life.” When he’s not working, Dr. Williams spends his time with his wife, Kim, and their four sons, reading science fiction novels and staying fit. And, while he also enjoys thinking through complex medical issues, after 23 years in practice, Dr. Williams’ goal as a physician is still quite simple. “The most common issue I hear from my patients is ‘I’m tired,’ ‘I don’t have the energy I once had” or ‘I just feel blah,’” he says. “Treating that requires an individual plan for each person that takes into account their age, physical condition, hormones, medications and more. It might take a little time, but ultimately, I just want to help people feel their best so they can enjoy life again.” 405.715.4496 | optimalhealthassociates.com

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INTERIOR AND LIGHTING DESIGN

Justin Rodanski, One Eleven Lighting

With a business degree in hand, One Eleven Lighting owner Justin Rodanski left college and landed a job with a big corporation. But it wasn’t until he went to work in his uncle’s lighting gallery and took a tour of New York City art that he truly saw the light. “I learned the lighting business working for my uncle, and in that time, I developed my love for lighting and design,” he says. “After working in the industry 15 years, I realized Oklahoma City lacked a higher-end lighting studio. And that’s why I opened One Eleven Lighting in 2016.” Based on his own design experience, Rodanski essentially wanted One Eleven Lighting to save designers a trip to Dallas. To do that, the studio highlights the things you won’t find anywhere else in Oklahoma City. “I hand-select fixtures in a mix of finishes and genres to serve as a portal to what my customers are interested in,” he says. “That gives me an idea of what they like, so we can sit down and find exactly what they’re looking for.” Beyond fixtures, Rodanski notes that One Eleven Lighting is equally focused on lighting design. That includes factors such as scale, light levels, the number of fixtures in a given space and ensuring consistency throughout a home. “I love everything about the process of lighting and design, and it’s very gratifying to see a project through from start to finish,” he says. “Lighting is the jewelry of your home, and whether it’s one piece or a full design, I love helping someone bring their home’s beauty to light.” 405.241.9281 | 111lighting.com

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PRIVATE BANKING

Valliance Bank

Every successful business thrives on customer relationships. And it’s the desire to provide personal service to small business owners, entrepreneurs and busy professionals that drives Valliance Bank’s private banking service. “We understand the challenges professionals and business owners face at every stage of their career and have the products and expertise to provide tailored solutions to those challenges,” says Jason Osborn, President of The Private Bank at Valliance. “We know that time is our clients’ most valuable resource and we are organized to make your personal and business banking streamlined, efficient and fit together to allow you to focus on what makes you money.” Osborn compares the Private Bank to having a personal concierge for all your banking and financial needs. That service includes direct access to a personal banker, individual tailored financing and a full suite of digital solutions to allow you to manage your finances when it’s convenient for you. And, as a community bank, Osborn says the goal is to bring the bank to small business owners or individuals who simply want to streamline their everyday financial needs. Jason Osborn, President at The Private Bank at Valliance and Whitney Randall, Vice President at The Private Bank at Valliance

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FACIAL AND BODY AESTHETICS

Kamal Sawan, M.D., Sawan Surgical Aesthetics

In his free time, Dr. Kamal Sawan enjoys listening to music; specifically, he says, anything with a spark. That same passion is also the focus of Sawan’s work as a plastic surgeon, where his goal is to help his patients find the spark and beauty in themselves. “There is beauty in all of us,” he says. “I try to help people find the ultimate image harmony between what they see on the outside and how they feel on the inside. To do that, I listen to them to understand their goals and expectations so that I can offer them the best options. And while every patient and every procedure is different, I strive to do better by analyzing every case before and after the operation.” Dr. Sawan’s passion for plastic surgery is evident, as he notes it’s one of the few areas where one can apply art and science to help improve a patient’s life, from head to toe. And, though the technologies and procedures may have changed over the years, Sawan says one thing has stayed the same. “Beauty is hard to define. I want people to see their own vision of their beauty, not someone else’s, and find that harmony within themselves,” he says. “In the end, I still get a high when I see the smile of a patient who has achieved that.” 405.285.7660 | ssa.care

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RETIREMENT INVESTING

Retirement Investment Advisors, Inc.

It’s often been said that age is just a number. However, if your age has you planning for retirement, then Retirement Investment Advisors wants to make sure you’re not just a number. “Our goal is to help people have comfortable income for life – but before we get to that point, we focus on getting to know our clients,” says Retirement Investment Advisors Co-President and CFO, Randy Thurman. “Our ‘getting-to-know-you’ process is designed to go slow and steady, so that we can build trust for a long-term relationship.” Another thing that sets Retirement Investment Advisors apart is that the advisors on staff are all CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals. That means, as fiduciaries, they are bound to put their clients’ best interests first. Further, as the company is fee-only, Thurman says Retirement Investment Advisors doesn’t accept commissions or incentives to represent financial products. And that, he adds, eliminates many potential conflicts that don’t contribute to a client’s financial goals. In addition, while Retirement Investment Advisors is based in Oklahoma City, the firm has been cited by more than 35* national publications as one of the nation’s top financial planning companies. However, that national press hasn’t changed the firm’s focus. “We want to be there every step of the way for our clients,” Thurman says. “Our advisors are available to discuss a client’s plan to help them stay on the path to financial security for a lifetime.” 405.842.3443 | theretirementpath.com

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LUXURY EYEWEAR

Physician’s Optical In this day and age, it seems you can buy a pair of glasses just about anywhere. But when someone wants to make a statement about their personal style, they look to Physician’s Optical. “We offer unique and fashionable frames that you won’t find anywhere else in the 405,” says J. Carter Johnston, O.D. “We pair the best spectacle lens technology with distinctive frames for people who want their glasses to be a part of their style.” In addition to designer eyeglasses from European designers such as Lindberg, Feb 31st, Gold & Wood, Kirk & Kirk, Etnia Barcelona and more, Physician’s Optical also offers complete primary vision and medical eye care. The shop even offers the ability to customize a frame’s shape and color for a pair of eyeglasses that’s unique to you. “We want to help our friends make a statement with their eyewear,” Johnston says. “We love to offer something unique in a boutique setting that you won’t find in the mall.” The board-certified opticians at Physician’s Optical utilize the latest digital lens technology to ensure you see as well as you’ll look. And when you walk out wearing your new eyeglasses, Johnston says you’ll see the difference. 405.749.4285 | physicians-optical.com

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RECREATING SPACES

Rose Clark, Chateau Design & Interiors When it comes to updating a home or even a single room for today’s lifestyle, Chateau Design & Interiors owner Rose Clark says to begin the process by editing. In other words, edit what you don’t need, get rid of things in your way, de-clutter your home and let it breathe. “Today’s new look is light and bright, and the easiest way to transform your home is to brighten it up,” she says. “Paint colors today are light and bright. White is back. Update things like lamps and change out dark drapes and bed coverings for lighter options. Minimalism is in, and subtlety makes all the difference.” Editing isn’t just advice Rose gives her clients, as she opened Chateau Design & Interiors in the fall of 2016 as a revised version of her home décor and gift shop, Red Chateau. Though still located in Casady Square with a staff of five, Rose says the new direction allows her to focus exclusively on what she loves: design. “I’ve always had an eye for design and, for me, there’s nothing more exciting and fun than helping someone transform a room, a home or a new build into something that perfectly fits their needs,” she says. Like any good editor, Rose makes her changes with a light touch, and acts as a guide to keep a project on track. And, though she puts her heart into the small details of her design work, the bigger picture of any project is what happens when the job is done. “As much as I love what I do, in the end, it’s your home,” she says. “The bottom line is, when we’re finished, I want you to love it long after I’m gone.” 405.842.2262 | chateaudesignandinteriors.com

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IMPLANTS & PERIODONTICS

Oklahoma Center for Implants & Periodontics

As the 405’s foremost experts in the treatment of gum disease and dental implants, the staff of the Oklahoma Center for Implants & Periodontics works hard to keep up with the latest research and treatment options available. Often, fear is the biggest obstacle to overcome, so the team – led by Dr. Robin Henderson, Dr. Chris Poore and Dr. Tracey Whitley – strives to give its family of patients the most comfortable experience possible. “Gum disease can progress so slowly that patients often don’t know they have it until it’s too late,” says Dr. Henderson. “And when you don’t like your smile, it can affect your whole body.” As part of their commitment to providing the best treatment options available, Oklahoma Center for Implants offers technology no one else in the 405 can match. That includes 3D imagery allowing the surgeons to see nerves and an X-Navigation system that acts as a GPS for the mouth, which allows for precise implant positioning. In addition, the staff also focuses on continuing education and certifications so that they can continually improve their treatment methods. However, as advanced as all that technology and research may be, Dr. Henderson says the ultimate goal of the Oklahoma Center for Implants is to simply help their patients smile confidently again. “We’re committed to improving the foundation of your smile,” he says. “We understand that no one enjoys coming to the dentist, so we do everything we can to make it a positive experience that will yield problem-free, long-term results.” 405.947.0486 | okperioimplant.com

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FINE HOMES

Angela and Paul Harris, Ripple Creek Homes Walk into any Ripple Creek creation and you’ll immediately feel as though you’re in a custom-built home. In fact, the finishes, details and quality touches are a part of every home Ripple Creek builds, according to company President Paul Harris. “My background is in carpentry, and I’ve always loved wood work and attention to detail,” he says. “When we started building homes, it was this attention to detail that we wanted to be at the forefront of every project.” Specializing in luxury, high-end, performance homes, Ripple Creek Homes was formed in 2004 and quickly gained a reputation in the 405 for quality and craftsmanship. The company is also a family affair, as Harris’ wife Angela applies her eye for color and design to each of the company’s homes. The firm’s three other employees are family members, as well, which Harris says leads to a shared commitment to quality, honesty and integrity. “To us, every home we build is personal,” he says. “We listen to our clients’ desires to understand their priorities, so what we build is specific to their needs and lifestyle.” While each house the company builds is unique, the finishing touch on every Ripple Creek Home, Harris notes, is the relationship with the buyer. “We build homes for people, but, we’re also building relationships,” he says. “For us, to build a home for someone that’s going to be an extension of who they are and will be a place where they’ll raise a family … that’s an honor.” 405.285.9453 | ripplecreekhomes.com

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INJECTABLES

Skinlab Injectables

Offering the warmth of a spa and the relaxed vibe of a salon, Skinlab Injectables is unique in the 405, as its one of the few aesthetics facilities to focus solely on aesthetic injectables. And by specializing, Senior Injectables Nurse Lauren McGehee says, Skinlab Injectables can better help prevent lines and wrinkles while restoring and refreshing clients’ natural beauty. “We stress being proactive to both prevent facial wrinkles and lines now and lessen their appearance later,” she says. “We want to provide natural results in a safe, professional and fun environment.” Whether it’s a neuromodulator such as Botox or dermal fillers like Juvéderm, McGehee said the medical professionals of Skinlab Injectables are well trained, and well qualified, to provide artistic solutions to help reduce facial wrinkles and lines. And, thanks to medical advances in the last five years, the process is almost completely pain-free. “The new numbing creams are better than ever, and most people are surprised to discover there’s almost no pain involved in any injectable procedure,” she says. “Once our clients feel and see the results, they become happy, repeat clients, and they refer their friends, too.” For those who might still be wary of aesthetic injectables, McGehee says, “Look again.” “Like hair and nails, injectables have become a beauty treatment,” she says. “If you haven’t tried it, we can help you maintain your vibrant, youthful appearance. And you’ll love the way you look.” OKC: 405.436.1000 | Norman: 405.246.5990 | skinlabinjectables.com

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CRIMINAL LAW

Jacqui Ford

Good people can be falsely accused of crimes; it happens every day. Trial lawyer Jacqui Ford says that it’s her job to help those people make it right and move on with their lives. “Most of my clients are regular, everyday folks who get caught up in something that’s out of their control. But none of us should be judged for one bad decision,” she says. “People deserve a second chance, and I want to help give it to them.” For Ford, that second chance starts the moment a client enters her office. In her mind, criminal defense requires both legal and emotional support. To that end, Ford’s team, which also includes attorney Casey Davis and legal assistant Anna Herman, strives to relate to every client as a family member to be treated with love, dignity and respect. “People are motivated by different things, such as love, anger, fear or desperation. At the end of the day, we all want the same thing,” she says. “At heart, we all want to be loved, to be a part of something good, and to be remembered for good.” Understanding her clients’ perspectives allows Ford to better relate their stories to a jury. And that, she says, is the first step toward ensuring her clients receive a true, meaningful day in court. “You don’t need to have experienced something to understand what someone’s gone through,” she says. “We’re all human. We all deserve support. And there is no one who will fight for you stronger than I will.” (l to r) Anna Herman, Jacqui Ford and Casey Davis

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MORTGAGE BANKING

Jane Christiansen, Commerce Bank TM

When she was growing up, Jane Christiansen always liked math and numbers. So it’s only natural that, as a Mortgage Banker for Commerce Bank™, an equal housing lender, she tries to make sure the numbers add up for her customers’ home loan applications. “There are so many moving parts to a home loan, and the process can be difficult,” she says. “My cell phone is always on, and I try to make it as smooth as possible.” In a still fragile real estate industry, Christiansen says her biggest advantage is Commerce Bank™’s 150year history of strength and stability. Rather than a onesize-fits-all loan package, Christiansen can offer several loan products, discounts for first-time buyers, competitive rates and all the benefits of a full-service bank. “In this day and age, it’s easy to take an online application and never meet the customer face-to-face,” she says. “I make sure to meet all my clients, listen to their needs to ensure they get the loan that’s right for them – and I try to personally go to every closing. “When you add it all up, my favorite part of my job is simply helping my customers purchase a home,” Christiansen says. “The best day of the whole transaction is when everybody is happy at the closing.” 405.608.2709 | commercebank.com

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CANCER CARE

Stephenson Cancer Center Cancer can be scary and it can leave one wondering where to turn. In Oklahoma, people can turn to Stephenson Cancer Center at the University of Oklahoma. As a nationally recognized leader in research and patient care, Oklahomans can receive world-class cancer care, without having to leave the state. “The Stephenson Cancer Center is Oklahoma’s only comprehensive academic cancer center,” says Dr. Robert Mannel, director of the cancer center. “Through our patient-centered care approach, patients receive compassionate, coordinated care in the convenience of a state-of-the-art treatment facility.” Part of that patient-centered approach is the disease-site specific multi-disciplinary team that reviews each diagnosis individually and develops a personalized care plan for each patient. According to Mannel, that provides every patient the benefit of a second, third and fourth opinion, while at the same time accessing the resources of the entire Stephenson Cancer Center team. In addition, the panel review can quickly identify candidates for clinical trials including phase I trials, which provides access to the newest and most advanced cancer drugs available. The Stephenson Cancer Center has the state’s only phase I clinical trials program. The Stephenson Cancer Center annually ranks among the top two cancer centers in the nation for patients participating in National Cancer Institute-sponsored treatment trials, and it is one of 30 designated lead centers nationally in the Institute’s National Clinical Trials Network. Whether you are a patient facing a new cancer diagnosis or seeking a second opinion, our cancer care team is ready to meet with you. 405.271.1112 | stephensoncancercenter.org

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RECLAIMED WOOD

Urban Farmhouse Designs

If you haven’t visited Urban Farmhouse Designs lately, a lot has changed. While still offering their signature tables and benches crafted from reclaimed wood, owners Cherami and Jason Thomas have also decided to expand their existing business profile. “When people began asking about my clothes, I decided to open Urban Threads, which is a little boutique that reflects what I call a ‘throw and go’ style,” Cherami Thomas says. “It offers fashions for moms and working women who want to look stylish and cute, but don’t have lots of time to spend on themselves.” Other changes may be less visible, as Urban Farmhouse now affixes a certificate to each of its signature farmhouse items, detailing the origin of the wood and the names and signatures of the artisans who built it.  On top of that, Thomas added, UFD has begun a Lifetime Commitment Program, which allows buyers to return tables and benches to the store after 24 months and receive store credit equal to the original sale price. “We realize styles and spaces can change,” she says. “We guarantee our tables and benches for a lifetime, and now our customers know that their value is guaranteed, too.” On the more traditional side, Urban Farmhouse has also added a lumber company, offering untreated, untouched reclaimed wood, and plans for a new retail store in Dallas to open in the fall. And, though UFD may be expanding its brand, Thomas said the core business isn’t going anywhere. “I’m trying to make things different and funky and not go with the flow,” she says. “But the heart of our business will always be reclaimed furniture made by reclaimed people.”   405.812.8374 | urbanfarmhouse.com

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BREAST HEALTH

OU Medicine Breast Health Network OU Medicine Breast Health Network is Oklahoma’s largest and most comprehensive group of breast specialists and radiologists. And, with nine physicians across four locations in the 405, as well as a statewide mobile mammography program, Breast Health Network is bringing the best screening, diagnostics and breast health care possible to the entire state, according to Tracy Cothran, assistant vice president of Breast Health Network. “Breast Health Network delivers the highest quality imaging and diagnostics available. That includes 3-D mammography (tomosynthesis), breast ultrasound, breast MRI, genetic testing, bone density screening and more,” she says. “In addition, through our relationship with OU Medicine and Stephenson Cancer Center, our patients can access a wide range of advanced care, testing, treatments and even clinical trials, if needed. We want women throughout Oklahoma to have easy access to the care they need.” Cothran notes that the two greatest risk factors for breast cancer are being a woman and getting older. And, given the many conflicting messages about when women should begin yearly mammograms, she says the position of Breast Health Network physicians is clear: “The best defense against breast cancer is early detection, and that includes annual screening mammograms beginning at age 40.” breasthealthnetwork.com | facebook.com/breasthealthnetwork

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FASHION

Rachael Gruntmeir, The Black Scintilla Located in the heart of Midtown, The Black Scintilla is more than just a boutique, according to owner Rachael Gruntmeir. Offering women’s clothing for sizes small to 3XL, Gruntmeir sees the shop as part of the fabric of the community. “We celebrate life in our store! We bring out the cupcakes and candles for customers’ birthdays, cheer with champagne to a new engagement or baby and have even hosted a wedding within these four walls,” she says. “Midtown has become our family and, while I want consumers to know that we offer a full array of sizes, I’m just as thrilled that we have created a neighborhood atmosphere.” Gruntmeir also wants to dispel the notion that boutiques have to be expensive and stuffy. On top of her commitment to fitting every shape and size, Gruntmeir said affordable prices, free styling, free hemming alterations and an array of accessories and gifts make The Black Scintilla a fun place to shop. “Our hashtag is ‘iheartbs’ for a reason,” she says. “I want people to have fun in our store, but I also want them to be surprised when they come through the door.” On top of the in-store experience, The Black Scintilla is also known for its window displays, which Gruntmeir views as her monthly art installations that reflect both what’s happening in the store and within the community. “The Black Scintilla is about making every woman, no matter the shape or size, feel beautiful while sticking to a budget,” she says. “And we do this all while having a fun experience!” 405.824.7599 | blackscintilla.com

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AGELESS BEAUTY

Bella Luce Med Spa

Bella Luce Med Spa takes a fresh, new approach to ageless beauty. Whether your concerns are wrinkles, volume loss or difficult-to-lose fat, or if you just need a little pampering, Bella Luce offers the latest technology to help make you the most beautiful version of yourself. The spa is led by Dr. Anthony Spark, MD, who has a background in minimally invasive procedures that require extreme precision to achieve the finest results – as is needed with any aesthetic procedure. Andi Kennedy, who has over 17 years of experience in the aesthetic field, manages the facility. She has had a hand in nearly all aspects of it, from working as a technician to managing and owning a spa, as well as working in sales for various skin care products. The most popular services at Bella Luce include injectables, fillers, SculpSure body contouring and skin tightening – and that’s just the beginning of a long list of enhancements they excel at providing. If you are hesitant or have any questions, Bella Luce can help settle your nerves and decide on the best treatment for you with a free consultation. If you mention seeing Bella Luce in 405, you will get a free consultation with a complementary Visia scan of your skin. Their official grand opening celebration will be in September of this year. 405.486.7450 | bellaluceokc.com AUGUST 2017 405 MAGAZINE

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STAFFING

Catapult Staffing

Just about the best advice any job-seeker can have is to “network.” And it was through networking that Rebecca Hartwig and Brent Stokes got together to form Catapult Staffing, one of the top recruiting firms in the 405. “I had come to Brent for some leadership advice, and in the course of our conversations, we realized we shared the same vision: to open our own recruiting firm,” Hartwig says. “We began by leveraging our networks to get clients together with qualified candidates. We knew that growing it from there was up to our hard work.” Focusing on IT, engineering, accounting, finance and professional services, Stokes says Catapult Staffing wants to serve as an extra arm for their clients. And much of the firm’s success so far can be credited to Catapult’s nine-person team. “We’re in the business of people, and we wouldn’t be successful without our people,” Stokes says. “To build relationships with our clients, we listen to their needs, understand their bottom line and use our network to help find the right person for the job. It’s rewarding to see that match happen.” With a company culture focused on fun and a love for what they do, Catapult Staffing may not fit the mold of a traditional recruiting firm. In the end, however, Hartwig notes that trust is the most important element of the company’s mindset. “One of the hardest things to earn in this business is trust,” Hartwig says. “We work hard to earn our clients’ trust so that we can work together – not just as an occasional resource for their HR departments, but as a partner they can rely on every day.” 405.242.4361 | catapultstaffing.com

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DIVORCE LAW

Holly Hefton

It’s been said that a divorce can feel like a war between two people. No matter how much artillery either side may have, though, family law attorney Holly Hefton believes that the hardest fight is often limiting collateral damage on the way to a truce. “There is no ‘best case scenario’ in a divorce,” she says. “What’s often overlooked is that children are the real victims of any divorce. My job is to help parents do the right thing for their kids.” Hefton believes the best thing she can do for any client in a divorce is to be honest. To do that, she starts each case by presenting all the possible outcomes and working from there. And while she’s always ready to go to battle for her clients, Hefton added that listening and being compassionate, caring and considerate play important roles too. “There are always two sides to a divorce, and I must play the devil’s advocate in order to prepare my client for cross-examination by the opposing attorney,” she says. “Anticipating what the other side will throw at my client is imperative. Some clients think I may be hard on them, but I have to prepare them to defend their position.” A divorce can affect the rest of your life. Rather than the bottom line, Hefton believes it’s always best to focus on the big picture and choose your battles. “A divorce will probably be one of the worst things you’ll ever experience,” Hefton says. “At the end of the day, I simply want to get the best outcome from a bad situation, for the children and the parents.” 405.312.3366 | hollyhefton.com

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WINE AND LIQUOR

Blake Cody, Byron’s Liquor Warehouse

Over the years, Byron’s Liquor Warehouse has endured floods, pipe bombs, power outages … and, for a brief time, even had a rifle turret atop its building to ward off threats from organized crime. Through it all, the store has always stayed open to serve its customers across the 405. That’s what General Manager Blake Cody calls the “Byron Mentality.” Byron is Byron Gambulos, the man who opened what was then Byron’s Package Store in 1959. Today, Gambulos still owns the store, and it’s grown to become the number one liquor store in the state, offering more than 6,000 wines, 1,500 different beers and a vast selection of spirits. And it’s still a family operation, too, as Cody is Gambulos’ grandson. “It goes back to Byron’s goal on day one: If we can get the doors open to serve our customers, that’s what we’re gonna do,” Cody says. “We have always focused on offering superior selection, excellent customer service and the lowest prices. And given our central location, we’ve become a destination store for a lot of our customers.” Beyond its always-busy walk-in business, Byron’s also supplies wine, beer and spirits for special orders, large parties, weddings and corporate events, while participating in charitable endeavors year-round. Ultimately, Cody says taking care of their customers still centers around the “Byron Mentality.” “For the last 58 years, Byron’s has grown along with Oklahoma City,” Cody says. “And whether it’s keeping up with trends in the industry or with the new liquor laws, we plan to keep growing and serving the 405 community for generations to come.” 405.525.2158 | byronsliquor.com

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ADVERTISING

BOLD

Owned by proud Oklahomans Leslie Christopher, Krystyn Richardson and John Richardson, BOLD has aided many businesses and non-profits in the Norman and Oklahoma City area in fulfilling their advertising needs for over 15 years. These creative, fun-loving, inspired individuals are constantly thinking outside the box, and love a challenge. “Our problem-solving process is an office favorite. We try our best to make unique and tailored solutions for each client,” Krystyn Richardson says. Located on Main Street in downtown Norman, BOLD’s energetic spirit, and sign, make a lasting impression. This team creates meaningful relationships with clients and the community – “Without the support of the community, we wouldn’t be where we are today,” John Richardson says – and consistently proves its willingness to go the extra mile, no matter how tough the terrain. “We love catering to clients’ needs and learning their different styles,” says Christopher. “It makes us better listeners and really shows the client we’re here for them.” The BOLD team offers one-on-one meetings, unique brainstorming sessions and attention to detail that meets the urgency of today’s fast-paced world. BOLD’s services include web design, video production, brand building, social media management and SEO analysis/improvement. Through a team of graphic designers, videographers, website specialists and account managers, BOLD has everything it takes to make your company a force to be reckoned with. If you want an advertising company with the friendliest dogs in the world and an amazing eye for great style, BOLD is the company for you. 405.701.8103 | bold-multimedia.com

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PREVENTIVE SCREENING

Advanced Body Scan

Did you know that over half of all Oklahomans will die from heart disease or lung cancer? However, the good news is that catching these diseases at their earliest stages can greatly increase the chance of survival. At Advanced Body Scan, this is not only their goal – their mission is to save as many Oklahomans as possible, and they are one of the only companies in the state to provide this service without a doctor’s referral. By utilizing their General Electric state-of-the-art Optima CT scanner, their licensed radiologist is able to detect abnormalities that can cause fatal ailments such as heart disease, cancer and stroke, as well as many others, before they begin to show symptoms. If you have a family history of cardiovascular disease or cancer, you are at a high genetic risk of developing the same conditions. These diseases can also be triggered by high stress, poor diet, being overweight and smoking, among many other factors. Getting a preventive scan is one of the best ways to stay on top of your health, and to be aware of your risks … before they develop into life-threatening problems. 405.242.1400 | advancedbodyscan.com

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VALET

Patrick Clark, Sooner Valet After growing up in Norman and graduating from OU, Sooner Valet owner Patrick Clark got married, moved to Dallas, started a family, signed a recording contract and pursued his music career. Eventually, after 11 years in Big D, the desire to be closer to family drew him home – but it was the realization that Oklahoma lacked something he took for granted in Dallas that made Clark change his tune. “We were eating at a restaurant in Norman that had no parking, and we had to park about five blocks away,” he says. “I told my wife I’d pay someone five bucks to park my car, and that was the light bulb moment for Sooner Valet.” For Clark, however, the business of Sooner Valet goes beyond merely parking cars. “We are a very customer service-oriented company, and ultimately for our clients, we are often their guests’ first and last impression. We want to make that experience enjoyable,” he says. “That’s why I remind my staff that we’re not just parking cars; we’re also building relationships.” Though it began in Norman, Sooner Valet now serves businesses and special events across Oklahoma City and Edmond, including clients such as Mahogany Prime, Cheever’s, Oak Tree Country Club, The Jones Assembly and The Pritchard. And while family brought Clark back to Oklahoma, business is taking him back to Texas, as the company recently expanded to the Redrock Canyon Grill in Southlake. However, that doesn’t mean he’ll move back to Dallas anytime soon. “I’m competitive and I want to see where it takes us,” he says. “But, at the end of the day, our heart is in Oklahoma City!” 405.534.2600 | soonervalet.com

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SOPHISTICATED SMOKE

Todd Naifeh, ZT Cigars

We all have a happy place. For some, it’s a state of mind; for others, it’s a specific location. And since 1998, ZT Cigars has been a happy place for cigar smokers from all over the 405. “Smoking a cigar is a relaxing, pleasant experience,” says ZT Cigars owner Todd Naifeh. “Our customers are happy to have a place where they can buy their favorite cigar, sit back and enjoy it, while at the same time sharing the experience with other cigar smokers.” ZT Cigars offers two locations in the 405 and an inventory of more than 500 cigar lines in the state’s largest humidor. In addition, ZT carries pipes, tobacco products and cigar accessories, including lighters, cutters, humidors and more. ZT Cigars also offers private members’ lounges, humidor lockers and even a cigar-friendly event room. Both ZT Cigar shops feature a knowledgeable, friendly staff and a welcoming environment for everyone, from the novice smoker to the biggest aficionado. And that, Naifeh said, is one of the most important elements in the success of ZT Cigars. “We have customers from all walks of life, and I think ZT serves as an escape for many of them,” he says. “Cigars have traditionally been used to celebrate things like births, weddings or big victories. Today, I think people simply enjoy cigars as a way to slow down and celebrate life’s little joys. Ultimately, it makes people happy.” 405.942.0070 | ztcigars.com

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NIGHTLIFE

Jeff Rogers, Rogers Concepts When it comes to fun in the 405, plenty of partiers head to Bricktown to visit the Pink Parrot Cantina, Circus Party Bar, Glam Nightclub or Malarkey’s Dueling Piano Bar. And though they’re four different clubs, the proprietor behind the party at each of those venues is the same: Jeff Rogers of Rogers Concepts. “I started working security at a place in Bricktown in 1999, and later worked as a VIP host at night and cleaned toilets during the day at CityWalk. I learned the bar business from the bottom up,” Rogers says. “In 2010, I came back to CityWalk as part owner, and I found I liked creating fun places for people to enjoy themselves.” As they each have their own distinct vibe, Rogers says the Pink Parrot, Circus Bar, Glam and Malarkey’s are designed to offer something for everyone, from all walks of life. And while operating clubs in an entertainment district can be tough, Rogers credits his staff for much of his success. “Having a dedicated, hard-working management team provides a consistent structure to work from every night. And it helps keep our businesses strong,” he says. “Ultimately, that allows each venue to offer a fun, safe environment for people to enjoy themselves each and every night.” Finally, though the atmosphere may be different at every Rogers Concept venue, Rogers makes sure that fun is at the top of every menu. “I love to create something and see it come together,” he says. “My goal is for someone to have a fun experience on every visit so that, when they wake up the next morning, they’ll say, ‘What a great time I had last night!’” (l to r) Chris Byram, Christopher Bridges, Rich Taylor, Jeff Rogers, Lance Gunter and Wayne Potter.

405.602.1771 | rogersconceptsokc.com

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EVENTS

HeyDay Entertainment HeyDay Entertainment has taken the term “bowling alley” and greatly enhanced it. Put any thoughts of sticky lanes and lukewarm nachos out of your mind, because you won’t see that from this company. Manager Jared Lutes is very proud of the steps HeyDay has taken to become an Oklahoma favorite – each location is equipped with full-service bars, stylish furniture and amazingly polished lanes, making it the ultimate hangout for any crowd. Private party rooms are perfect for birthday celebrations for all ages, corporate parties and business meetings. Tailor your group’s experience with a unique menu and personalized planning. “We offer our clients full involvement when it comes to the setup and overall feel of their event,” Lutes says. They also offer beautiful and fun spaces for pre-wedding events. “We love hosting bachelor and bachelorette parties, bridal showers and rehearsal dinners,” says event coordinator Aundie Pemberton. “It’s very important to us that we create a flawless moment in a soon-to-be joyous memory.” The HeyDay staff is capable and always ready to pull off even the most detail-oriented events. “The staff truly puts in amazing work to make each event go off without a hitch,” owner Keri Little says. Now with two locations in Oklahoma City’s Lower Bricktown and Norman, it’s easier than ever to have HeyDay host your event. “We saw that our fans farther north wanted the option of celebrating The HeyDay Way closer to home, so we gave them just that,” Lutes says. 405.310.3500 | 405.602.5680 | heydayfun.com

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ARCHITECTURE

Guernsey

As a full-service architecture and engineering firm, Guernsey believes that great design occurs when the team embraces all disciplines. Founded in 1928, Guernsey has been providing architectural design for over 45 years. Guernsey’s unique Integrated Design Process brings together designers, architects and engineers from conceptual design through ribbon-cutting. The result is high performance buildings designed with purpose. The Integrated Design Process is one that incorporates early value planning rather than last-minute value engineering. By collaborating with all disciplines, end users and owners at project inception; holistic concepts, goals and expectations delineate project direction and design. This means clients are able to get the most out of their investments. “While creativity is a major factor of great designs, we are aware that client business goals and needs can take great designs to the next level,” says David Oman, AIA, Director of Design. “Each team member brings value to the process. Guernsey’s Integrated Design Process breeds shared trust, enthusiasm and loyalty with our staff and clients alike.” Guernsey recognizes that buildings must be functional, as well as aesthetically pleasing. Their team of architects understands the importance of blending substantiated architectural philosophies with new technology to develop innovative designs that are sustainable and forward-thinking. “As architects, we must connect the right brain to the left brain – combining attention to detail with passion and creativity. Our goal is to positively influence people with the environments we create,” says Chris Nuttle, AIA, Project Architect. Guernsey is dedicated to being an active member of the Oklahoma City community and good stewards of the environment. Their goal is to give back to the community by providing inspiring architecture and exceptional engineering services. Realize the difference.

(l-r) Chris Nuttle, Austin Horton, Laura Ripperton, Bill Bontempi, Maria Prado, Bailey Williams, Kristin Check, David Oman and Shane Foote.

405.416.8100 | guernsey.us

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BBQ

Levi Bouska, Butcher BBQ Stand Though he grew up watching his grandparents run a barbecue restaurant and his father worked as a butcher, Levi Bouska decided after high school to go study photography. However, while still helping his father cut meat three days a week during photography school, Bouska had a vision for Butcher BBQ Stand in Wellston. And when it opened in 2015, it was just how he pictured it. “Once I decided to open a restaurant, I sketched some ideas of how I wanted it to look – and Butcher BBQ Stand wound up just like I drew it up,” he says. “My thing is atmosphere, and I wanted my restaurant to kinda feel like you’re hanging out in my back yard.” Judging by the results, plenty of people want to hang out in Bouska’s back yard. Since Butcher BBQ Stand is only open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, lines regularly form at 10:30 a.m. (they don’t open until 11 a.m.), and it’s not uncommon for Bouska to be sold out well before closing. The secret, he says, is in the eye for detail. “There hasn’t been a slab of ribs that’s gone through the window that I haven’t touched. With my photography background, I want people to eat with their eyes before their mouth, so I want every plate to look perfect,” he says. “I think of my barbecue as competition barbecue, where your food is judged by one bite. And when my customers take that first bite, I want them to say ‘Wow!’” 405.240.3437 | butcherbbqstand.com

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UNIQUE SALON EXPERIENCES

Claire Westlund, Revel 8

The word “revelation” – something not previously known – serves as the inspiration for the unique and special business group Revel 8. It is also a reflection of owner Claire Westlund’s philosophy for creating Revel 8 Salon and Spa, and new concept sibling shops Revel 8 Grooming and Shave Shop and Revel 8 Nail Studio. Three different places, bound by a common ideal and goal: to provide a heightened level of personal care services in beautifully crafted and comfortable environments that stand apart from the norm. These are places where clients can treat themselves to the best treatments and techniques available in the local salon culture. From cuts and colors to shaves, facials, nail care and massage, the family of Revel 8 businesses are focused on the experience and personal goals of each individual client. The specialists that make up the staff at each Revel 8 location are at the very top of the game locally and train year-round to stay there. New techniques, procedures and products are at the very core of each staff member’s repertoire to provide their clients the very best results for their particular need or desire. A constant thirst to improve keeps this underlying philosophy of being unique and special vibrant and alive at Revel 8. Revel 8 is both an ideal and a philosophy that leads to an enhanced and enlightened day-to-day lifestyle in both its staff and its clients. Claire and her team have brought that vision to reality. 405.702.1688 | reveleight.com

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OPHTHALMOLOGY

Dr. Diana Hampton

Though her practice provides treatment and surgery for diseases of the eye, ophthalmologist and surgeon Dr. Diana Hampton says her greatest diagnostic tools are often her ears. “I went into private practice to be able to take the time to listen to my patients,” she says. “For me, taking the time to get know someone, allowing them to be heard, addressing their concerns and helping them be an active participant in their own care is the best approach to solving their problem.” An Oklahoma City native, Dr. Hampton learned the benefits of personalized care from her father, oncologist Dr. James W. Hampton. While today’s new technologies and new medicines have made solving many vision problems much easier, she believes in focusing on the personal aspect of her practice, one patient at a time. “New technology has made treating diseases like glaucoma, cataracts, dry eyes, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration easier, but primary eye care is still important for everyone,” she says. “We want to treat the whole patient, and their entire family, for their lifetime; from the 8-year-old who needs glasses to the 80-year-old with cataracts.” Ultimately, treating the whole patient goes back to Dr. Hampton’s own vision of comprehensive ophthalmology. “Comprehensive ophthalmology is not only diagnosing a vision problem, but also working to find the root cause of that issue,” she says. “I also believe ‘comprehensive’ applies to the complete patient experience, and that each patient should be treated with kindness and respect from start to finish, from the moment they make an appointment to when they walk out the door.” 405.608.8820 | dianahamptonmd.com

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IV THERAPY

Revitalize Health and Wellness Center As an All-American on University of Oklahoma gymnastics teams that won four national titles, Dr. Joshua Gore learned a lot about keeping fit and recovering after a hard workout. In his work as an anesthesiologist, Dr. Gore focuses on his patient’s hydration, health and wellness. In 2016, Dr. Gore combined both his backgrounds to open Revitalize, the 405’s first IV hydration therapy service. “Any vitamin or supplement you take orally must first be broken down by the body. Only about 10 percent is then available for use,” he says. “With an IV infusion, 100 percent of the vitamins, nutrients, electrolytes and antioxidants go directly into your bloodstream.” With an array of infusion options, Dr. Gore says that, on top of the recovery and hydration benefits, Revitalize infusion therapy can strengthen the immune system and help with a variety of issues including chronic fatigue, stress, anxiety, depression, asthma, allergies and even hangovers. The most popular infusion at Revitalize is the Myer’s Cocktail, which, according to Dr. Gore, provides numerous health and wellness benefits while also increasing baseline levels of vitamins and nutrients in the bloodstream. Finally, though he operates the firm with his wife Sara, herself a certified nurse practitioner, Dr. Gore adds that he’s not just an owner; he’s also a customer. “Due to my athletic career, I’ve had 11 surgeries, and I know I feel better the minute I have one of our infusions,” he says. “I think anyone who’s looking for an edge, whether it’s for health, fitness or recovery, will be able to feel the difference, too.” 405.696.4414 | revitalize405.com

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TAX LAW

Polston Tax Resolution and Accounting It’s not just numbers on a page to the people at Polston Tax Resolution and Accounting; those numbers represent real people who are in legitimate trouble. “To the IRS, you are just a case number,” says President Rod Polston, “but to us, you are a parent trying to put food on the table for your family, or a business owner trying to help your employees make a living.” Rod Polston founded Polston Tax over a decade ago with the mission to help people overcome their tax situations. Polston says the IRS is vicious, but that doesn’t stop him from obtaining the best possible solutions for his clients. “Our job is to stand behind, stand beside and stand up for our clients.” Rachel Pappy joined Polston to fulfill her passion to serve others. “When I was working as an accountant, I saw how the IRS took advantage of people,” she says. “I became a tax attorney to advocate for the defenseless. If the IRS makes an allegation to a taxpayer, they have no way of knowing their options. That’s where Polston Tax comes in, to protect our clients and negotiate the best solution with the IRS.” With offices in Oklahoma City, Edmond, Norman, Tulsa and Wichita, Kansas, Polston Tax has helped thousands of clients and saved millions of dollars in taxes in the last year alone, and their grateful clients are eager to share their experiences – referrals are Polston’s number one source of business. More importantly, Polston and Pappy find it rewarding to take these tormenting tax burdens off their clients and put them on a path forward, with hope for the future. 405.801.2146 | polstontax.com

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CHOCOLATE

Apple Tree Chocolate

Ashley and Scotty Jackson

Owners Scotty and Ashley Jackson have found a way to combine their passion for sweets with their dream to create happiness in the 405. After their marriage in 2014, the couple realized there wasn’t a place to buy gourmet chocolates in the area. Fast forward a year later, and the newfound gourmet chocolate connoisseurs filled a niche when they opened Apple Tree Chocolate in the heart of Norman on Campus Corner. Three-time champions at the Firehouse Art Center’s Norman Chocolate Festival, Apple Tree Chocolate has remained dedicated to making the best candy desserts in the area. The homemade caramel apples – in three dozen flavors! – are their top sellers, but Apple Tree Chocolate has an extensive menu that includes truffles, cake dots, macaroons, homemade marshmallows, chocolate-dipped Twinkies and even chocolate and peanut butter doggie treats. It’s a welcoming space, too – the candy store’s clean, white backdrop and open kitchen concept juxtaposed with the Ferrari red accents are sure to evoke happiness and a sugary appetite. “Our employees love their jobs and our customers come here to get happy,” Scotty says. Scotty and Ashley will soon launch an online ordering service and a catering vehicle to fulfill delivery orders for weddings, baby showers, corporate events and charitable donations, as well as a food trailer: a 1948 Spartan trailer made in Tulsa by a company that built planes during WWII. At Apple Tree Chocolate, the labor of love makes for a very sweet job. 405.310.3959 | appletreechocolate.com

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HOME HEALTH CARE

LifeSpring In-Home Care Network

LifeSpring In-Home Care Network has been operating under the direction of Karen Vahlberg, RN, BSN since she founded the company in 2003. LifeSpring specializes in home care, including home health care, hospice care and personal services. Skilled professionals and smiling staff complete the compassionate team, which creates close bonds with the clients and their families in times of need. LifeSpring is more than just an in-home care company – it’s a place where hope starts for loved ones. “Every LifeSpring patient is family,” says Vahlberg. “Our goal is to improve a patient’s health and comfort.” Outstanding professionalism and excellent service are integral parts of the mission of LifeSpring. A close relationship between healthcare professionals, staff and clients is what makes LifeSpring an easy choice for those in need of their services, and setting them apart from the rest are their comprehensive offerings of not only home health and hospice, but personal services that offer clientele hourly or 24/7 assistance. “We want to be there for our clients whenever they are in need,” Vahlberg says. LifeSpring’s dedicated team is ready to step in, even for simpler daily activities. Whether dishes need to be washed, errands run or you’re looking for someone to play a game of chess for a couple of hours a day, LifeSpring will work to design an option that best suits their clients. Companions and certified home health aides are willing and ready to lend helping hands whenever needed. Ensuring overall health and well-being is a big part in bringing to life LifeSpring’s vision of creating a safer and more adaptable world for its patients and clients, in the place they would most like to receive it – their home. 405.329.4545 | lifespringhomecare.com

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2017 Faces of the 405  

Portraits of outstanding central Oklahoma businesses, vendors and industries – people readers should get to know.

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