Oak Brook, IL – June 8, 2011 – Chiro One Wellness Centers today announced that it has been named for the second time to Crain's Chicago Business Fast Fifty for 2011, ranked number nine. This is two years in a row that Chiro One Wellness Centers has been selected to the list, having previously been ranked number eight in 2010. According to Crain's, the list recognizes the fastest-growing companies in the Chicago area.
Dr. Stuart Bernsen, Chiro One’s Chief Executive Officer said, "We are pleased to once again be recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in the Chicago area. 2010 was another banner year for Chiro One, and we anticipate that 2011 will be even better. Our five year growth rate of 1,120.8% is truly a tribute to the efforts of our passionate and dedicated team that truly believes in our Vision and Mission as well as a testament to the vital demand for chiropractic care.”
Chiro One’s Chief Marketing Officer, Brett Penager states, “for years, chiropractic has been the best kept secret in healthcare in the United States and is fast becoming a secret no more. Armed with our Vision, that every human being discovers their full potential, we are making headway into educating our communities and allowing them to choose the extraordinary wellness benefits that chiropractic care provides. It is cost effective, proactive, and empowers the individual to take charge of their health. Our growth is a testament to the voice and vote of the consumer.”
In the past year, Chiro One has entered the Dallas market with two offices, and it plans to add two more soon. CEO Stuart Bernsen, 44, has also added six offices in the Louisville/Lexington market in Kentucky as well as additional offices around Chicago. In all, there are now 64 branches in three states. Next up: facilities in either Ohio or Tennessee. Also on the radar: the Middle East and Far East. "These are places where chiropractic has not existed before now," he says.
Dr. Bernsen, a graduate of Palmer University, founded Lifeline Chiropractic Wellness Center in Evanston, IL. In 2004, he founded LifeWorks Health Centers which expanded to seven clinics. Joining forces with Chiropractic One in the spring of 2006, Dr. Bernsen led the merger which created Chiro One Wellness Centers. Currently Chiro One has 62 centers throughout the greater Chicago area, Kentucky and Texas. Dr. Bernsen, the 2007 International Chiropractor of the year, was recently inducted into the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, is the author of World’s Greatest Health Secrets Revealed, and is a nationally sought after speaker. Dr. Bernsen was also recently named a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards for 2011, one of the world’s most prestigious business awards for entrepreneurs.
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