Chad William Ward | Loving What He Does

Just five years into the business and GLO on the Go co-owner Chad Ward already realizes he loves what he does so much he should have opened shop 20 years ago! Ward credits his success and the inspiration to his wife, Gail, and his Aunt Donna. “Many people have inspired me from family, musicians and pro athletes,” says Ward. “But looking back my Aunt Donna inspired me most throughout my life. She owns a framing business in Solen, Ohio, out of her home. As a kid I loved staying there because her business is very beautiful! She inspired me through her kindness to everyone. That impressed me and I try to do that every day.” Ward also credits his success in business and in life to paying attention to what others had to say. “Since I was 18, I would listen to what older people had to say. Sometimes adults know what’s best!”

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Why is that pair of chic ladies shoes always in the He Glo(w)s photo? Well, it’s because those shoes represent all the women who have inspired, motivated, excited, helped and cared for each man featured in the He Glo(w)s profiles. Often times, behind every great man is a great woman. These shoes represent the feminine influence behind our community’s more influential male contributors.

Written by Judi Loomis, Feature Writer | Photo by Bonnie Manning, Feature Photographer | Chic shoes provided by Carson’s Fort Wayne, Glenbrook Square

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About Judi Loomis

Judi Loomis has been a journalist and feature writer for numerous publications as well as radio and television. She began her career as co-owner of KVRA/KVRF radio station in Vermillion, South Dakota in 1977, a radio announcer in WRIG radio station in Wausau, Wisconsin in 1979, and a television anchor/reporter at WSAU television station in 1979. Her move to Fort Wayne to CBS affiliate station WANE-TV 1976 took place during the great flood. Following television and radio, she became vice-president of Communiqué, a television and radio production company in Indianapolis, and later started her own writing and public relations firm, Creative Writing-Marketing Concepts in Fort Wayne. Judi is now Director of Marketing & Resource Development for the League for the Blind & Disabled. Loomis has written articles for publications across the globe, and has been a freelance feature writer for glo magazine for the past three years. Judi, her husband J. Michael Loomis and their son, J. Adam Loomis reside in Fort Wayne.

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