OAK BROOK, IL--(May 7, 2012)—Chiro One Wellness Centers’ CEO, Dr. Stuart Bernsen, D.C. was recently named a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2012 program in the Midwest. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their business and communities. Bernsen was selected from a large pool of nominations by a panel of independent judges. Awards will be presented at a special gala on June 21 at the Hilton Chicago Hotel.

Dr. Stuart BernsenBernsen, a graduate of Palmer University and founding partner of Chiro One Wellness Centers LLC, has led the explosive growth of one of the fastest growing chiropractic organizations in the world. Growing from one practice to seven from 1992 – 2006, less than five years later, through mergers, acquisitions and organic growth it has grown to over $45 million in revenue. Recently ranked ninth on Crain’s Chicago Business 2011 Fast Fifty list and eighth in 2010 for the fastest growing businesses in Chicago, with 75 offices in operation throughout Illinois, Kentucky and Texas and an additional 50 slated to be opened in 2013, COWC is positioned to be one of the largest wellness organizations in the world. In addition to being named the 2007 International Chiropractor of the Year, and 2011 Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame member, Bernsen is a published author and a nationally sought after speaker. He is one of our Nation’s preeminent visionaries in the field of health and wellness.

Now in its 26th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries throughout the world.

Following the gala, regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur Of The Year Program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 17, 2012. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

About Chiro One Wellness Centers

Chiro One Wellness Centers serves Chicagoland, Kentucky and Texas with 75 convenient locations and provides a variety of services including corrective care, core stabilization and workshops and lectures on a wide variety of health topics.

Chiro One Wellness Centers’ Vision is, “that every human being discovers their full potential.” Their Mission: Being leaders in developing extraordinary wellness for families and individuals by taking a stand for the well being of their communities through education and service. For more information, visit http://www.ChiroOne.net. Find Chiro One at Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/ChiroOne.

About Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential, and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries.

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April Neill, Director of Public Relations
Chiro One Wellness Centers
Direct: 815-651-0656