Monarch Grief center opens

Staff Writer

The Monarch Grief Center has recently opened in Perrysburg and is now accepting new clients. The center is a non-profit organization serving Northwest Ohio and specializing in professional grief and bereavement services for adults. It offers individual counseling, specialized support groups, and community outreach and education.
The center was founded by two social workers, Tim Polakowski and Amy Rowe, who met while working at a local hospice. Polakowski, Executive Director and one of the counselors, states, “The need within our community is undeniable. There are some organizations that offer grief and bereavement support for adults but only as an ancillary service. We strongly believe that there is nothing ancillary about grief.”
Although Monarch is the only stand-alone center in the area that focuses only on grief and bereavement for those 18 and older, it values all grief services in our community and seeks to collaborate with them to provide the most grief-literate community possible, Rowe said.
Interested individuals are encouraged to refer to the Monarch website for more information on their services and other grief resources.
Monarch does not accept private insurance but does offer a sliding fee scale for those who need it.
“We never want the cost of our professional service to keep someone from getting the help and support they need,” explains Outreach Director and Grief Counselor Rowe. “We have several community members who have generously donated to Monarch which allows us to offer our clients reduced fees for those who qualify.”
The center is located in the Perry’s Landing complex at 314 Louisiana Ave., Perrysburg. The phone number is 567-331-8601. For more information visit

Loan officer appointed at GenoaBank
GenoaBank has announced the appointment of Samuel Sutter as Assistant Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer.
Sutter earned his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from the University of Toledo, majoring in finance and minoring in management. He earned his Master’s Degree from Tiffin University, graduating with Distinction in 2022 with a concentration in finance.
Sutter will be based in the bank’s Genoa branch but will be available to provide commercial lending at any of the bank’s other branches.
Stock price increase
Martin P. Sutter, Chairman of GenBanc, Inc. ,has announced the stock valuation as of Jan. 31, 2023 to increase from current market fair price of $31 to the new price of $33.25 - a 7.25 percent increase in stock value.
GenBanc, Inc. is the holding company of the 120-year-old GenoaBank, as well as GenoaFinancial.


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