Source: Sherman Publications

Business achievements

June 29, 2011

Dr. Leslie Crowell-Powell, DDS, recently joined Clarkston Village Dental, 55 S. Main Street.

"This is a wonderful, tightknit community – it's nice to see so many people helping each other," said Crowell-Powell, who joined the practice last September. "I enjoy working here and want to become part of the community."

That includes helping people in need. When she learned a young patient needed dental care but didn't have insurance for it, she provided treatment free of charge.

"She's doing great," Crowell-Powell said.

She and her husband, Doug, live in Waterford with their children Haiden and Hailey. A graduate of the University of Michigan, she started her career as a hygenist before earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.


Chase Plastics of Independence Township recently hired 21 sales and administrative staff to support a growing customer base.

“The downturn in 2008 forced us to take an objective look at what Chase Plastics was, and what it would be going forward,” said Kevin Chase, president and founder of Chase Plastics. “We determined that we wanted to focus 100 percent on our key strength: distribution."

With the June launch of Prophet 21, an enterprise computer program for wholesale distributors, Chase provides customers with enhanced communication tools, real-time information, and better customer value and response time.