Great strides Featured

8:01pm EDT June 30, 2011

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Chiro One Wellness Centers is a multi-million dollar success story, no bones about it.

From a solo practice headed by Dr. Stuart Bernsen, Chiro One grew to seven centers in less than five years’ time though mergers, acquisitions and organic growth. The business has 60 clinics operating throughout Illinois, Kentucky and Texas with 20 slated to open this year.

A 2011 inductee into the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, Bernsen, CEO, has taken a savvy business mind and talent for allocation of resources to maintain dramatic growth while keeping the business fiscally healthy through self-funding its expansion. From 2005 to fiscal 2010, Chiro One Wellness Centers’ gross revenue has grown more than 1,011 percent.

The company’s foundation is seen in its vision and mission statements: all human beings should discover their full potential, and to be leaders in developing extraordinary wellness for families and individuals by taking a stand for the well-being of communities through education and service.

Chiro One Wellness Centers clinics are privately owned, but clinic directors can earn the right to become an equity partner in their respective sites. Support is offered in critical areas such as training, billing and collections, finance, maintenance, IT, purchasing, operations, human resources and marketing. This arrangement combines the best of both the entrepreneurial spirit needed to operate an individual practice with the power of a group.

Employees receive training and continuing education through many personal development courses and opportunities supported by the company, which also has an extensive community outreach program that donated more than $6 million in goods, services and financial contributions in the past five years. These agencies range from The Greater Chicago Food Depository to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Last year, the not-for-profit Chiros Care Free Clinic was formed to serve the homeless of Chicago.

How to reach: Chiro One Wellness Centers, (630) 468-1824 or www.chiroone.net