Savant Capital Management Recognized by Barron’s and Forbes

Ranked among America’s top independent wealth management firms

 

ROCKFORD, IL (October 10, 2017) – Savant Capital Management, a nationally-recognized fee-only wealth management firm headquartered in Rockford, IL, has been recognized by Barron’s as one of the top independent advisory firms in the nation and by Forbes, naming the firm’s CEO as one of America’s top wealth advisors.

 

Barron’s, an American weekly newspaper that reports on current financial information, market developments, and relevant statistics, has named Savant #22 on its list of the Top 30 Registered Investment Advisory Firms. The list is based on several factors that speak to the firms’ ability to provide broad and consistent services to clients. All the firms’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission were used to cross-check the data provided to Barron’sClick here to view the complete list of honorees.

 

American business magazine, Forbes, ranked Savant CEO Brent Brodeski#40 on its 2017 list of America’s Top Wealth Advisors. Brodeski earned the #50 spot in 2016. The ranking, developed by SHOOK Research, is designed to fairly compare the business practices of a large group of advisors from the financial services industry including registered investment advisors like Savant, along with banks, brokerages, custodians, insurance companies, and others. More than 19,000 nominations were received, with 200 advisors chosen. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK received a fee in exchange for rankings. Click here to view the complete list of America’s Top Wealth Advisors.

 

Savant manages more than $5 billion in assets and employs more than 150 team members. Headquartered in Rockford, IL, Savant also has 11 offices inChicago, Freeport, Geneva, Hoffman Estates, Naperville, Peoria, Sterling, and Wilmette, IL; McLean, VA; and Madison and Park Falls, WI.

 

About Savant Capital Management

Savant Capital Management is a leading independent, nationally-recognized, fee-only firm, serving clients for 30 years with more than $5 billion in assets under management. As a trusted advisor, Savant Capital Management offers investment management, financial planning, retirement plan and family office services to financially established individuals and institutions. Savant also offers corporate accounting, tax preparation, payroll and consulting through its affiliate, Savant Tax & Consulting.

 

Savant is regularly recognized among the top wealth managers in the United States. Savant was the recipient of the 2015 Best-in-Business IMPACT Award™, part of Schwab’s IMPACT Awards® program to recognize excellence in the business of independent financial advice. Savant has consistently received other industry recognitions including recently being included on the Forbes top 200 financial advisors list, the Barron’s top 20 independent advisory firms list, being named the #9 rated RIA firm byFinancial Planning magazine, and included in additional top advisors lists byFinancial Advisor magazine and InvestmentNews.

 

Savant Capital Management is a Registered Investment Advisor. Savant’s marketing material should not be construed by any existing or prospective client as a guarantee that they will experience a certain level of results if they engage Savant’s services and may include lists or rankings published by magazines and other sources which are generally based exclusively on information prepared and submitted by the recognized advisor. Click here for more information about Savant or to view our Important Disclosures.

 

Savant Capital Management and its employees are independent of and are not employees or agents of Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (“Schwab”). Schwab does not prepare, verify or endorse information distributed by Savant Capital Management. The Best-in-Business IMPACT Award™ is not an endorsement, testimonial endorsement, recommendation or referral to Savant Capital Management with respect to its investment advisory and other services.

We Have a New Executive Director

After a 2-month search process, we are happy to introduce Jason Walters as our new Executive Director. Jason comes to the Chamber with an extensive history of non-profit management and relationship building. We are incredibly excited for what the future holds with Jason at the helm.

 

We hired Jason after a tough search that gave us many great candidates. We are confident that his professionalism and focus on forward-thinking growth will secure a great future for the chamber and our community.

 

“I am thankful for the chamber’s trust in me for this role. It is my plan to continue building solid partnerships with our members, the towns, and cities we serve. I look forward to working with the volunteers and local business owners to bring awareness and a sense of community to the Stateline area.” – Jason P. Walters

 

A meet and greet event will be planned as soon as possible for everyone to get introduced to Jason, but if you can’t make that, the Casino Night is coming up on November 3rd as well.

 

Contact:

Laura Baluch, President, lbaluch@bslbv.com (815) 520-2905

Jason Walters, Executive Director, jason@statelinechamber.com (815) 623-9065

SwedishAmerican Neurosurgeon Dr. Gayatri Sonti Earns Top Doctor Award

Gayatri Sonti, DO, PhD, Neurosurgeon at SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health has been named a 2017 Top Doctor in Rockford. Top Doctor Awards is dedicated to selecting and honoring those healthcare practitioners who have demonstrated clinical excellence while delivering the highest standards of patient care.

Dr. Sonti has been in practice for more than 14 years, and in that time has become renowned as one of the top neurosurgeons in Illinois. Her acclaimed medical career began in 2003 when she gained her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree from the Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. An internship followed at the Providence Medical Center, before a residency and then fellowship were completed at the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, California. Dr. Sonti also holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree from the University of Delaware.

Dr. Sonti is known across Illinois and beyond for her expertise as a neurological surgeon. She treats patients of all ages, providing surgical solutions for conditions including brain aneurysm, cerebral hemorrhage, brain cancer, epilepsy, cranial trauma, meningitis, scoliosis, degenerative disc disease and spina bifida.

Dr. Sonti is an active member of the American Osteopathic Association, and she is particularly noted for her expertise in the use of the latest minimally invasive neurosurgical techniques. Her dedication and commitment makes Dr. Gayatri Sonti a very worthy winner of a 2017 Top Doctor Award. For more information on Dr. Sonti or to schedule an appointment, please contact SwedishAmerican Neuro &Headache Center at (779) 696-9512.

About SwedishAmerican

A division of UW Health, SwedishAmerican is dedicated to providing excellence in healthcare and compassionate care to the community. The organization serves residents of 12 counties in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin through a dedicated and caring staff, a major acute care hospital and a free-standing outpatient cancer center in Rockford, a medical center in Belvidere, a network of 30 primary care and multi-specialty clinics and the region’s largest home healthcare agency. Additionally, SwedishAmerican has achieved Magnet® recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care.

 

About Top Doctor Awards

Top Doctor Awards specializes in recognizing and commemorating the achievements of today’s most influential and respected doctors in medicine. Our selection process considers education, research contributions, patient reviews, and other quality measures to identify top doctors.

Srivani Sridhar, MD, Receives Integrative Medicine Board Certification

Srivani Sridhar, MD, Receives Integrative Medicine Board Certification

SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health is pleased to announce that
Woodside Clinic Family Physician and Integrative Medicine Specialist Srivani Sridhar, MD, successfully completed all of the requirements for board certification in integrative medicine through the American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM).

This certification indicates mastery of the specialty and professional
commitment to adhere to the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) Medical Code of Ethics. Integrative medicine is defined by the ABOIM as the practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.

The ABOIM and other ABPS member boards have the following
requirements to meet their certifications:

• Graduation from a duly accredited medical school and active and
unencumbered licenses in good standing
• Approved accredited medical residency training program
• Recertification every eight years with a written exam
• Verification of credentials

Dr. Sridhar has a special interest in women’s health, cancer care, nutrition
and gastrointestinal disorders. She incorporates holistic practices into family medicine including dietary and herbal supplements and a mind/body approach to health and wellness.

“I bring a holistic approach to my patient’s care by assessing influences of
the mind, body and spirit,” says Dr. Sridhar. “In my practice, I have always
focused on promoting wellness, preventing disease and optimizing self-healing.”

Dr. Sridhar joined the SwedishAmerican in 2013 and came to us from the
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison where she completed a two-year fellowship in academic integrative medicine. She also completed family medicine residency at University of Wisconsin – Madison following medical school at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

Dr. Sridhar is also board certified in family medicine. She is a member of
the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Academy of Integrative and Holistic Medicine, the Society of Integrative Oncology, and the Institute of Functional Medicine.

 

About SwedishAmerican
A division of UW Health, SwedishAmerican is dedicated to providing
excellence in healthcare and compassionate care to the community. The
organization serves residents of 12 counties in northern Illinois and southern
Wisconsin through a dedicated and caring staff, a major acute care hospital and
a free-standing outpatient cancer center in Rockford, a medical center in
Belvidere, a network of 30 primary care and multi-specialty clinics and the
region’s largest home healthcare agency. Additionally, SwedishAmerican has
achieved Magnet® recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism,
teamwork and superiority in patient care.

Car Seat Check Event on Saturday, September 23

Car Seat Check Event on Saturday, September 23

Certified Technicians in Rockford, IL will Check Car Seats and Warn Against the Most Common Eight Installation Mistakes

 

Rockford IL – Every day in America, too many children are riding in the wrong car seats or are riding completely unrestrained.  To help combat the issue, Safe Kids Winnebago Coalition announced today it will conduct a car seat safety event during National Child Passenger Safety week September 17 – 23, 2017.   Babies R Us will have certified child passenger safety (CPS) technicians on hand from 10am-2pm to check car seats for proper installation and educate parents and caregivers on how to choose the correct car seats and install them properly in their vehicles.  This event is one of 93 events in Illinois sponsored by AAA and the Illinois Department of Transportation.

 

“By attending Rockford’s car seat event on 9-23-17, parents and caregivers can be sure their kids are riding as safely as possible in their vehicle.”  Furthermore, Penny Lentz, Safe Kids Coalition Coordinator,  added, even if kids are in the right seat, sometimes they are not buckled correctly, or the seat isn’t installed in the vehicle properly. The most common mistakes can present the biggest dangers according to CPS technicians. This year, Illinois events will focus on educating parents on the dangers of these eight (8) mistakes:

  1. Turning the child forward facing too soon
  2. Not adjusting the harness snugly against the child
  3. Not securing the car seat in the vehicle properly
  4. Forgetting to register the car seat for recall notifications
  5. Having toys or other items unsecured in the vehicle
  6. Not using the lower anchors/LATCH system as approved
  7. Not using the top tether on a forward facing car seat
  8. Moving to the next car seat or booster seat too soon

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends keeping children rear-facing as long as possible up to the top height or weight allowed by their particular seats.  Once a child outgrows the rear-facing car seat, he/she is ready to travel in a forward-facing car seat with a harness and top tether.  After outgrowing his or her car seat, the child should be placed in a booster seat.

 

While Illinois law states a child must be in an appropriate car seat or booster seat until their eighth birthday, most eight-year-old children are not tall enough for the seat belt to fit them correctly.  These kids need to stay in a booster seat until they are taller—4’9” is the recommended height.

 

Remember: In Illinois, children are required to be in a car seat or booster seat until at least age 8 and all children younger than 13 should ride in the back seat.

 

For more information on Child Passenger Safety visit http://www.nhtsa.gov or www.buckleupillinois.org.

SwedishAmerican to Host Headache Conference, September 23

SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health is hosting a Headache Conference on Saturday, September 23, 8 AM – 12 PM, at Forest Hills Country Club, 5135 Forest Hills Road, Loves Park. The conference will feature speakers from both SwedishAmerican and UW Health discussing several different headache topics.

Speakers and topics include:

  • Jeffery Royce, Certified Headache Specialist at SwedishAmerican
    • Sports related concussion
    • News & upcoming migraine treatments
  • Elizabeth, Lake, Neurologist at UW Health
    • Migraines
  • Roland Brilla, Neurologist at UW Health
    • Secondary headache disorders

Cost is $25 to attend and healthcare professionals are approved for 4 CEUs. Space is limited. For questions or to register, contact SwedishAmerican Medical Education Coordinator Terri Howard at (779) 696-2093.

 

About SwedishAmerican

A division of UW Health, SwedishAmerican is dedicated to providing excellence in healthcare and compassionate care to the community. The organization serves residents of 12 counties in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin through a dedicated and caring staff, a major acute care hospital and a free-standing outpatient cancer center in Rockford, a medical center in Belvidere, a network of 30 primary care and multi-specialty clinics and the region’s largest home healthcare agency. Additionally, SwedishAmerican has achieved Magnet® recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care.

SwedishAmerican CEO Dr. Michael Born Named to National List

SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health, is pleased to announce that the national industry magazine, Becker’s Hospital Review, has included its president and CEO, Dr. Michael Born, in its “Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems to Know” list, which features presidents and CEOs of hospitals and health systems who also hold medical degrees. Dr. Born is the only hospital CEO in Rockford to be included on the list.

Dr. Born became SwedishAmerican’s president and CEO on July 1 of this year. Prior to becoming president and CEO, Dr. Born practiced Emergency Medicine for 25 years and served as Chief Medical Officer and Chief Quality Officer at SwedishAmerican.

Since becoming SwedishAmerican’s president and CEO, Dr. Born is guiding the organization into a new era with the announcement of investing nearly $36M into two new state-of-the-art clinics in Rockford and officially breaking ground on SwedishAmerican’s new $4.1M clinic on Rockford’s southwest side. Additionally, he will oversee SwedishAmerican’s proposed $130M project to construct a new state-of-the-art women’s and children’s tower while also making significant renovations on its main hospital campus.

All members featured on the list have demonstrated outstanding leadership and clinical expertise throughout their careers. Many individuals have served in the top spots of multiple hospitals throughout their careers in addition to community boards and national organizations. Dr. Born is included on this prestigious list as he has demonstrated outstanding leadership and clinical expertise throughout his career and has lead initiatives to improve SwedishAmerican and the healthcare communities it serves.

To view the full list, please visit http://bit.ly/2wxCFhf.

 

About SwedishAmerican

A division of UW Health, SwedishAmerican is dedicated to providing excellence in healthcare and compassionate care to the community. The organization serves residents of 12 counties in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin through a dedicated and caring staff, a major acute care hospital and a free-standing outpatient cancer center in Rockford, a medical center in Belvidere, a network of 30 primary care and multi-specialty clinics and the region’s largest home healthcare agency. Additionally, SwedishAmerican has achieved Magnet® recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care.

Beloit’s 8 th Annual Ribfest Competition to Benefit Beloit Regional Hospice and the Beloit Domestic Violence Survivor Center

BBQ lovers, local cooks and chefs will be a part of a premier food event to support Beloit Regional Hospice and the Beloit Domestic Violence Survivor Center on Sunday, October 1 at The Rock on the River, 101 Maple Avenue, Beloit.  Beloit Ribfest 2017, sponsored by Brian Mark Funeral Homes, The Beloit Daily News, Finley Buick GMC, The Rock, and a variety of other sponsors will be a family fun event starting at 11:30 am, until all the ribs are gone.

 

Admission is free, and attendees can sample four large rib samples of their choice plus sides for only $10!  Don Collins and the Night Shift Band will provide live music throughout the festival.  This Rock County band has an up-beat sound of “Jumpin’ Boogie-Woogie Blues” that makes folks want to dance.

 

“I have seen this event grow over the years into something spectacular.  The ribs are not to be missed, and we are very proud to be able to use the proceeds to help our community,” said Brian G. Mark, an event organizer.

 

Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places by the panel of celebrity judges, and other prizes will awarded as well, including the coveted People’s Choice Prize!  All proceeds will benefit Beloit Regional Hospice and the Beloit Domestic Violence Survivor Center.   For more information, or if you would like to participate as a judge, contestant or volunteer, please contact, Brian G. Mark at 608-751-9000 or by e-mail at brian@brianmarkfh.com.

 

Beloit Regional Hospice staff and volunteers are leaders in quality and compassion who seek to serve all who want and need their care.  Through teamwork they advocate for appropriate care while respecting the right of patients to choose their journey, and above all hope is always embraced at the end of life.  The non-profit organization’s mission is, “To help make each moment of remaining life as full and comfortable as possible,” for terminally ill individuals and families in the counties of Boone, Green, Rock, Walworth, Winnebago, Stephenson and McHenry. You can visit their website at www.beloitregionalhospice.com.

Dairy Queen Cruise Night / Roscoe Community Blood Drive

By hosting a blood drive, the Dairy Queen in Roscoe is helping save lives in our community.  THE DAIRY QUEEN IS GIVING ALL DONORS A FREE SMALL BLIZZARD.

 

Come and see all the great classic cars and donate blood to save a life.

 

One pint of blood may mean a lifetime to someone in need.  In fact, since each blood donation is separated into components, you can actually help save three lives with one donation!  One in three people will need blood in their lifetime.  You never know when it might be you or someone you love who will need blood.

 

For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate, please call RRVBC toll-free at 1-877-RRVBC-99.  Or visit our website at www.rrvbc.org to self-schedule.

 

You should be eligible to donate blood, if you are at least 17 years old (16 years old with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in general good health.

 

The Rock River Valley Blood Center serves as a centralized, community blood center and is the only provider of blood products and services to Beloit Health System, Edgerton Hospital and Health Services, FHN, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Rochelle Community Hospital, Mercyhealth/Rockford Health System, SwedishAmerican Health System and SwedishAmerican Medical Center—Belvidere.  For more information or to make an appointment to donate blood, please call toll free 877-RRVBC-99 or find RRVBC on the web at www.rrvbc.org.

SwedishAmerican Welcomes New Family Physician, Mack Worthington, DO

SwedishAmerican Welcomes New Family Physician, Mack Worthington, DO

 

SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health is pleased to welcome its new family physician, Mack Worthington, DO. Dr. Worthington has a special interest in newborn through adolescent medicine, preventative medicine, joint injections and office skin procedures. He is board certified in family medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Family Practice.

Dr. Worthington received his medical degree from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Des Moines, Iowa and completed family medicine residency training at Iowa Lutheran Family Medicine in Des Moines, Iowa.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Worthington, please call the Five Points Clinic at (779) 696-7910.

 

 

 

About SwedishAmerican

A division of UW Health, SwedishAmerican is dedicated to providing excellence in healthcare and compassionate care to the community. The organization serves residents of 12 counties in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin through a dedicated and caring staff, a major acute care hospital and a free-standing outpatient cancer center in Rockford, a medical center in Belvidere, a network of 30 primary care and multi-specialty clinics and the region’s largest home healthcare agency. Additionally, SwedishAmerican has achieved Magnet® recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care.