Port Clinton’s brain gain: Roseann Hickman Featured

Port Clinton High School Class of 1982 graduate Roseann Hickman moved away one year after graduating only to come back to Port Clinton, the place that she claims as home. After graduation, Roseann wanted to relocate to a bigger community. In 2003, she decided to move back to Port Clinton.

“I moved back to be near my family,” said Roseann. “I missed the lake and I also missed the small town sense of community; it feels safe here. My roots were here, there’s nothing like coming home.”

Roseann is the owner of Perfect Color Hair and Tan on 90 N. Madison Street. “The former owner called and wanted to know if I wanted to purchase the business in 2009. I didn’t want to see an empty store front in Port Clinton. I saw an opportunity to enrich the downtown and I took it,” said Roseann.

Not only is Roseann a business owner, she is heavily involved in the community. She is the Chapter Leader for The Compassionate Friends of Ottawa County, the President of Main Street Port Clinton, President of the Fraternal Order of Police Associates Lodge #34, Vice President of the Port Clinton Business and Professional Women’s Foundation, a board member at Ruth Anne's House and she is also involved in the Port Clinton High School Alumni and DECA programs.

“By giving back to the community, it helps create pride,” said Roseann. “I was in DECA and Key Club in school and had a great teacher, Thomas Maher, who taught us about service. Whenever I have to make a business decision, I say to myself ‘What would Maher do?’ We have to contribute and volunteer in our community to ensure its growth.”

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