Gail Ward | Thinking Big From The Start

Written by Judi Loomis, Feature Writer | Photo by Bonnie Manning, Feature Photographer

Gail Ward, co-owner of GLO on the Go, along with her husband, Chad, lives by one motto: “Think big from the start!” Five years ago, she did just that when she opened up her small business in Kendallville with her sister, Carla. GLO on the Go offers both airbrush and automated sunless tanning using proprietary blends designed for each individual’s unique skin type and lifestyle. Opening a new business can be a scary, as well as exciting adventure.

“My parents have been my biggest inspiration,” says Ward. “They are both entrepreneurs and worked hard supporting our family. Also, I credit my grandmother for showing me endurance! She recently passed away at 101 years old, and was still living on her own!” As a business owner, wife and mother, Ward strives to balance everything in her life, but insists that if given the chance she would not change anything.

“Everything, good and bad, is what has made me the person I am today. One slight change and GLO on the Go may never have existed!”

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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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