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: 4th Annual Walk & Roll for Mobility Raises $1200 for the Voluntary Action Center

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DEKALB – The fourth annual Walk & Roll for Mobility held in September was another great success! Two independent physical therapy clinics, Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists and Creative Therapeutics, teamed together to kick off National Physical Therapy Month and hosted a 1.5 mile walk along the DeKalb Nature Trail to encourage our community to be active while supporting the Voluntary Action Center of DeKalb County.  “We are happy to support the Voluntary Action Center as the recipient of this annual fundraiser because their various programs support the needs in our community” comments Lynn Batalden of Creative Therapeutics. This is the fourth year of this event with over 65 participants walking, rolling, strolling and riding along the trail on a beautiful and warm fall morning. Ken Olson of Northern Rehab adds, “We are pleased to present the Voluntary Action Center with a check for $1,200.00 to help support their community programs such as Meals on Wheels, TransVAC and MedVAC.” Pictured here (left to right) includes Voluntary Action Center’s Dispatch Manager Alonzo Owens, Community Outreach Coordinator Colleen Bredeson, and Executive Director Ellen Rogers; Lynn Batalden, Physical Therapist and owner of Creative Therapeutics and Mark Mattson, Marketing Director and co-owner of Creative Therapeutics; and Ken Olson, President and Physical Therapist at Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists, and Melissa Beck, Physical Therapist at Northern Rehab.

Both Creative Therapeutics and Northern Rehab extend their gratitude to the community members that participated in this event and supported the Voluntary Action Center. For additional information about Northern Rehab, please call 815.756.8524 or visit www.northernrehabpt.com. For additional information on Creative Therapeutics, please call 815.758.5508 or visit www.wholept.com. You can follow both businesses on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google +.

 

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Deb Loitz

Director of Community Relations

Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists

815.756.8524

Deb@northernrehabpt.com

My Office Hours: Tues/Wed/Thurs 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

www.northernrehabpt.com

 

Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | September 22, 2017

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Paul Legler’s boss at Family Service Agency (FSA), Laura Brenke, is grappling with some tough questions; How do I thank someone who has had a profound impact on thousands of people from our small community? How can I, and all of DeKalb County, adequately honor “the most gifted child and adolescent counselor I’ve ever worked with in my career,”?  Ultimately, Brenke and FSA know their thank you alone won’t be enough to show the deep appreciation they have for Legler, who is retiring from their agency in the coming weeks, after working with the Center for Counseling since 1988.

That’s where FSA is hoping to get a little help from a grateful community. Brenke and her colleagues want to host a memorable and heartfelt farewell that communicates to Paul how impactful his efforts have been. Given that Legler has worked with multiple generations in one family, they’re hoping for a good turnout to send him off appropriately.

As for Legler’s future hopes? He’s looking forward to visiting his adult children more often in Kankakee and Washington state. He also wants to revisit some old hobbies, like science and fishing. When we asked him what he hoped his FSA legacy would be, he answered like a true therapist; “I’d like to be remembered first for giving them (colleagues and clients) reasons to laugh and smile. I hope to give enjoyment to every day no matter how stressed or overwhelmed anyone might be feeling. Secondly, I’d like to be remembered as a skilled therapist with a strong knowledge and experience base, a wide skill set, and an openness to their ideas and learning from them.”

To include current and past staff, board members, and clients, FSA is hosting an Open House on Thursday, September 21st from 4-6p. The Open House will be at FSA, located at 14 Health Services Dr. in DeKalb. Light refreshments will be provided and those who are comfortable are welcome to share how Legler has positively affected their lives. Though, if you didn’t know any better you’d think it was Paul who got the most out of working at FSA, “I especially enjoyed working with the children.  They’re still able to be awed by life’s little things and enjoy discovering natures magic.” Legler says.

 

Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | September 19, 2017

Are You Ready to Walk & Roll?!

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DEKALB – On Saturday, September 23, two independent, privately-owned physical therapy clinics will host their fourth annual “Walk & Roll for Mobility,” a walk from Creative Therapeutics on Hillcrest Drive to Northern Rehab’s office on Lincoln Highway in DeKalb. Donations from the walk will all go to VAC, the Voluntary Action Center. “Raising funds for the VAC is a great fit. VAC does so much to help people to get around, and physical therapists help people get moving, so we’re pleased to help support their mission” comments Deb Loitz, Director of Community Relations for Northern Rehab.

October is National Physical Therapy month, and the two clinics partnered together to celebrate the occasion. “We wanted to have an event the whole family can be part of, something all ages can enjoy. This September event is a perfect kick-off to Physical Therapy Month,” says Mark Mattson, owner of Creative Therapeutics.  The two clinics are joined by a beautiful bike path along the river, and it is a very pleasant 1.5 mile autumn walk from one clinic to the other.  People of all ages and families with strollers, bikes, and skates are all welcome. Resource Bank is loaning their Conference Bike again this year as well; this adds a fun twist to the event as 6 people can ride the circular bike at once along the path!

Check-in begins at 8:30 am at Creative Therapeutics, with a walking pole demonstration at 8:35 am and a dynamic warm-up is at 8:45 am. The walk itself kicks off at 9:00 am. Those who pre-register by phone by September 21 will be entered into a drawing for several great prizes, including a Fitbit donated by First National Bank, Kishwaukee YMCA Day Passes, a set of walking poles, massage certificates and more. In addition to prizes, participants will receive a gift bag and hear live music by the Tigerdelic Ukulele Band at the end of their walk. Upon arrival at Northern Rehab, walkers can enjoy light refreshments and free juice samples from Grassroots Juicery, then walk or take a VAC bus back to Creative Therapeutics. A suggested donation of $5 per individual or $10 per family will be collected the day of the event, with all proceeds going directly to the VAC.

While Northern Rehab and Creative Therapeutics are friendly competitors in business, as independent small businesses they share many values.  “As practitioners we connect with our patients; we get their story,” says Lynn Batalden, Creative Therapeutics owner and physical therapist. “The care we provide is personal and individualized,” adds Ken Olson, physical therapist and President of Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists, “and we want to see our patients not only get better, but thrive.”

Health care is changing and people are looking carefully at their choices. “It is important to understand that we have the right to choose the place we receive care,” Batalden emphasizes. “As independent practitioners, we never take for granted the trust our patients and colleagues place in us.” Olson agrees with these priorities. “At Northern Rehab, we always say we work for you and the doctor of your choice.”

Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists and Creative Therapeutics hope you make the choice to come out and get moving in the great fall weather. “We would be thrilled to see former patients show their improved mobility by walking with us!” comments Northern Rehab physical therapist Melissa Beck. Everyone is invited to join in and celebrate the freedom to Walk & Roll! Call 815-758-5508 to pre-register or sign-up online at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e4caeae22a0f49-walk1. For more information about this event please visit Wholept.com or Northernrehabpt.com.

 

 

 

DEKALB, IL — How do you celebrate the life of a woman who was universally despised? In the case of $38,000 for a Friendly Face,” it’s with some hearty laughs, a warm meal, exactly three flowers, and a peek into the lives of 7 unique characters who have been brought together by the death of Bronwyn Bain. Written by Kristin Shepherd, the play opens Thurs., Sept. 14, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. with shows through Sun., Sept. 24, at the Stage Coach Players theater, 126 S. 5th St., in DeKalb.

“38,000 for a Friendly Face” is directed by David Booth with Assistant Director Darlene Hillman, the same team responsible for bringing “Dixie Swim Club” to uproarious life in the 2016 Stage Coach Players’ season. The “38,000 for a Friendly Face” cast includes Chris Porterfield as the Funeral Director, Sarah Romero and Amaria Vondran as Bain’s daughters, Jan Booth, Janette Jacobs, and Megan Hampton as the three members of the “last supper committee,” and Blythe Schwaller as the flower delivery girl. Tickets are $15 each for adults and $13 for children and seniors and are available by phone at (815) 758-1940, online at stagecoachers.com, or in person at the box office.

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Accomodations for pre-show photos and director/cast interviews can be arranged at the convenience of the press. Please call Maria Boynton to schedule

 

 

 

 

SYCAMORE, Il. –The Sycamore Education Foundation (SEF) is pleased to announce the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients: Gary Holland, Owner of Holland and Sons (SHS Class of 1956), Miki Racine-Berardelli, CEO of Kidbox (SHS Class of 1988), and the first-ever posthumous award recipient, Brain Finn (SHS Class of 1985), who worked for Fermi National Accelerator Lab, Nelson Industries, Volkswagen, and Tesla Motors Co., founded Digisonix, and was credited with multiple patents prior to his death in 2010.

The Annual Alumni Celebration Weekend, Fri. and Sat., Sept. 22 & 23, 2017, will kick off with the announcement of the distinguished award recipients at the varsity football game at Sycamore High School on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, there will be a 12 p.m. tour of Sycamore High School, followed by the Distinguished Alumni Award Induction Ceremony at 1 p.m. Thanks to the generosity of the event sponsors, Greenfield Creative and Kidbox, the induction ceremony, including the high school tour and reception, is free and open to the public. However, to ensure adequate accommodations, please RSVP online at www.sycamoresef.org through the “2017 Distinguished Alumni Induction!” post or call Maria L. P. Boynton at (815) 901-3403.

The Sycamore Education Foundation’s “Take Root” fundraiser, “Harvest Hoedown at Dayton Farms,” wraps up the weekend from 6 to 11 p.m. at 17443 Old State Rd. in Sycamore. Enjoy the night of community spirit and support of excellence in the Sycamore School District. Tickets are $40 per person and include live music, heavy appetizers, beer, wine, and s’mores around the outdoor fire pits. In addition, the distinguished alumni recipients and their families will be welcomed, there will be an online silent auction, a live auction with on-site auctioneer, and a cash bar. Tickets are available online at www.sycamoresef.org.

The Sycamore Education Foundation (SEF) is the “academic booster club” for Sycamore School District 427. All funds raised go towards enriching educational opportunities for students of the district. SEF awarded 12 grants in the past year, including those to fund the Blink Arm Bands for the Physical Education Department – a suite of tools to record and display the heart rate and fitness zone of students allowing real-time feedback on a monitor and tracking of the individual performance and effort of each student – and the Little Spartans wheeled outdoor equipment – specially designed bikes and trikes designed to help with motor skill deficiencies and encourage proper movement and balance to offset developmental delays.  For more information on SEF, visit www.sycamoresef.org

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(left to right) Gary Holland, Sycamore High School Class of 1956, Miki Racine-Berardelli, Sycamore High School Class of 1988, and the Brian Finn (1967-2010), Sycamore High School Class of 1985, will be honored as part of the two-day 2017 Annual Alumni Celebration Weekend in Sycamore, Sept. 22 and 23, 2017. Photos provided by Sycamore Education Foundation.

 

 

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Are You Ready to Walk & Roll?!

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DEKALB – On Saturday, September 23, two independent, privately-owned physical therapy clinics will host their fourth annual “Walk & Roll for Mobility,” a walk from Creative Therapeutics on Hillcrest Drive to Northern Rehab’s office on Lincoln Highway in DeKalb. Donations from the walk will all go to VAC, the Voluntary Action Center. “Raising funds for the VAC is a great fit. VAC does so much to help people to get around, and physical therapists help people get moving, so we’re pleased to help support their mission” comments Deb Loitz, Director of Community Relations for Northern Rehab.

October is National Physical Therapy month, and the two clinics partnered together to celebrate the occasion. “We wanted to have an event the whole family can be part of, something all ages can enjoy. This September event is a perfect kick-off to Physical Therapy Month,” says Mark Mattson, owner of Creative Therapeutics.  The two clinics are joined by a beautiful bike path along the river, and it is a very pleasant 1.5 mile autumn walk from one clinic to the other.  People of all ages and families with strollers, bikes, and skates are all welcome. Resource Bank is loaning their Conference Bike again this year as well; this adds a fun twist to the event as 6 people can ride the circular bike at once along the path!

Check-in begins at 8:30 am at Creative Therapeutics, with a walking pole demonstration at 8:35 am and a dynamic warm-up is at 8:45 am. The walk itself kicks off at 9:00 am. Those who pre-register by phone by September 21 will be entered into a drawing for several great prizes, including a Fitbit donated by First National Bank, Kishwaukee YMCA Day Passes, a set of walking poles, massage certificates and more. In addition to prizes, participants will receive a gift bag and hear live music by the Tigerdelic Ukulele Band at the end of their walk. Upon arrival at Northern Rehab, walkers can enjoy light refreshments and free juice samples from Grassroots Juicery, then walk or take a VAC bus back to Creative Therapeutics. A suggested donation of $5 per individual or $10 per family will be collected the day of the event, with all proceeds going directly to the VAC.

While Northern Rehab and Creative Therapeutics are friendly competitors in business, as independent small businesses they share many values.  “As practitioners we connect with our patients; we get their story,” says Lynn Batalden, Creative Therapeutics owner and physical therapist. “The care we provide is personal and individualized,” adds Ken Olson, physical therapist and President of Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists, “and we want to see our patients not only get better, but thrive.”

Health care is changing and people are looking carefully at their choices. “It is important to understand that we have the right to choose the place we receive care,” Batalden emphasizes. “As independent practitioners, we never take for granted the trust our patients and colleagues place in us.” Olson agrees with these priorities. “At Northern Rehab, we always say we work for you and the doctor of your choice.”

Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists and Creative Therapeutics hope you make the choice to come out and get moving in the great fall weather. “We would be thrilled to see former patients show their improved mobility by walking with us!” comments Northern Rehab physical therapist Melissa Beck. Everyone is invited to join in and celebrate the freedom to Walk & Roll! Call 815-758-5508 to pre-register or sign-up online at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e4caeae22a0f49-walk1. For more information about this event please visit Wholept.com or Northernrehabpt.com.

Deb Loitz

Director of Community Relations

Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists

815.756.8524

Deb@northernrehabpt.com

My Office Hours: Tues/Wed/Thurs 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

www.northernrehabpt.com

Media Contact

Tamara Farrell

tamara.farrell@nm.org

815.756.1521 x153732

 

DEKALB – September 1, 2017 – Artists and crafters are invited to participate in the Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Auxiliary’s Artisan Market on Friday, October 6, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm in the Roberts Conference Center at Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital. Set-up will be Thursday, October 5, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The annual event features a wide variety of unique handmade items, including jewelry, paper crafts, handcrafted candy and baked goods, fiber arts, knitted and crocheted items, home décor, art work and more.

 

Proceeds from this event benefit the Kishwaukee Hospital Auxiliary Healthcare Scholarship Fund. For an application and general information about the event, please contact Deborah Nier, Volunteer Services director, at deborah.nier@nm.org or call 815.756.1521 ext. 153372. Applications must be received by 4:30 pm on Friday, September 15. For more information about the Kishwaukee Hospital Auxiliary, visit www.kishhealth.org. To learn more about Northwestern Medicine, visit http://news.nm.org/about-northwestern-medicine.html.

 

Thank you,

 

Tammy

 

Tamara M. Farrell
Marketing Specialist, Internal Communications and Media Relations
Marketing and Communications

Northwestern Memorial HealthCare

1 Kish Hospital Drive
DeKalb, Illinois 60115
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Siepert & Co., LLP and Quimby & Co. Join Forces

The Partners of Siepert & Co., LLP are pleased to announce that the Rockton, Illinois based CPA firm, Quimby & Co. will be joining forces with Siepert. The transaction is effective October 1, 2017 and the combined firm will retain the Siepert name.

The Quimby & Co. office located in Rockton, along with their 6 personnel, will join the Siepert team. The joint entity will bring the total number of Siepert employees to 29.

Siepert & Co., LLP is a regional firm, with offices located in Beloit, Wisconsin; Sycamore, Illinois; and Roscoe, Illinois.  With this merger, Siepert will relocate its Roscoe operation 4 miles north into a larger and brand new facility located at 4278 E. Rockton Road in Roscoe.  The new office, located on the Swedish American Medical Group campus, is state of the art and is situated on 10 parklike acres.  In a growing corridor of business development, this move will situate Siepert in an ideal location that boasts convenience and ease of access for its clients. The relocation will occur later this fall.

Both Siepert and Quimby possess a reputation for value added services to clients and an advisory culture, so merging the two firms was a natural decision.  Both firms recognize this as a great opportunity since they possess similar cultures, appreciation for the industry, and outstanding work ethic.

“We are excited to partner with a long-standing CPA firm with a great reputation. The Quimby & Co. team will strengthen Siepert’s commitment to our audit services as well as bring additional resources in our service areas of non-profit, tax, and payroll,” said Dennis Hildebrandt, Managing Partner of Siepert.

Siepert will offer Quimby clients a deeper breadth of service including financial planning and wealth management, business valuations, and human resources advisory services in addition to current services of audit, accounting, and tax.

Robert Quimby, Principal of Quimby & Co. said, “On behalf of Quimby & Co., we are excited to join forces with Siepert. We look forward to continue offering a full range of business solutions that will benefit our clients and we are enthusiastic about the new opportunities that will undoubtedly arise from this venture.”

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