BHS ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL DATES FOR FIRST DOSE OF COVID-19 VACCINE

BELOIT, WI. (March 10th, 2021) —Beloit Health System (BHS) continues to provide the COVID-19 Vaccine to eligible groups.
Please be aware the vaccine will be provided by appointment only. The vaccine administered to patients at no cost.

First Dose Vaccines will be offered to eligible individuals on the following date:

March 16th 1:00pm – 5:30pm First Dose

Additional vaccine clinic dates will be announced soon.
Location: Beloit Memorial Hospital, Auditorium

Eligible groups have expanded to include:
• Education and childcare staff
• Individuals enrolled in Medicaid long-term care programs
• Some public-facing essential workers such as 911 operators, public transit, and grocery
store employees
• Non-frontline essential health care personnel
• Facility staff and residents of congregate living settings

Newly eligible individuals should bring proof of eligibility to their appointment. Accepted items include:
• A form of employee identification (i.e. employee badge)
• Letter from Department of Health and Human Services,
• Letter from employer defining your role in one of the above groups
• Medical Long-Term Care Program identification card
• Long term care/congregate resident letter.

NOTE: Previously eligible groups are still eligible and able to schedule their vaccine.
• Frontline health care personnel
• Residents of long-term care
• Police and fire personnel, correctional staff
• Adults age 65 and older

If you are an established patient at BHS, you are encouraged to use the MyHealth patient portal at beloithealthsystem.org/myhealth. You may also call our dedicated vaccine phone line at 608-364-5663 to make your appointment.

As the State of Wisconsin and BHS expand the vaccination process, please continue to wear a mask,
social distance, wash hands frequently and avoid group gatherings to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

About Beloit Health System
Beloit Health System is an independent community health system serving northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. We offer world-class facilities and services to improve the overall health of the communities we serve with cornerstones for quality, engagement, integrity and patient satisfaction.

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For more information, please visit www.beloithealthsystem.org
Megan Goggin, Manager of Marketing and Community Relations at email

mgoggin@beloithealthsystem.org

Goldie B. Floberg Board elects Krowczyk president and adds Benson as director

Rockton, IL (March 9, 2021) – Goldie B. Floberg Center Board of Directors elected Scott Krowczyk, RSM US Wealth Management, LLC, president for a two-year term. Directors also appointed Chris Benson, Blackhawk Bank, to the 2021 board.

Scott Krowczyk, MBA, AIF®, Principal, RSM US Wealth Management, has served on the Goldie B. Floberg Center board of directors since 2019. “I am excited to be moving into the role of President of the Board of Directors for Goldie B. Floberg Center and pleased to see the formation of a Community Advisory Committee aimed at connecting leaders of our past, community leaders, our Board and executives to focus on long-term success,” said Krowczyk of the year ahead.

Chris Benson, Assistant Vice President, Business Banking, Blackhawk Bank, joins the 2021 board of directors for a three-year term. Benson will serve on the board finance committee, chaired by Steven Kneubuehl.  Benson stated, “I am so excited and honored to be on board. I absolutely love Goldie Floberg and am so happy I can help make a further impact.”

Goldie B. Floberg Center –  In 2018, Goldie B. Floberg Center celebrated 100 years of helping underserved children and families in the Northern Illinois community. Goldie B. Floberg Center delivers the Mission “to empower and enrich the lives of all people served” to children and adults with developmental disabilities and autism. Through programs such as small group community living services, employment services, and adult learning services, Goldie B. Floberg Center partners with the people served, their families and the community to help individuals with disabilities become fully actualized citizens and members of their community.

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Savant Wealth Management Reaches $10 Billion Milestone

ROCKFORD, Ill. (March 9, 2021) – Savant Wealth Management, a nationally recognized, fee-only wealth management firm headquartered in Rockford, has hit a major milestone in its 35-year history. The firm has reached $10 billion in assets under management (AUM).

The milestone can be attributed to Savant’s long-term growth strategy and its client-centric model offering comprehensive wealth management services with a deep bench of professionals to support its services.

From 1993, when Savant began managing money, until 2011, Savant grew to nearly $2 billion in AUM entirely through organic growth. The firm made its first acquisition in 2012 and has since closed seven additional partnerships to expand its presence in the greater Chicagoland region and in new markets like Santa Fe, NM and Bloomington, IL.  In addition, the firm recently opened an office in Arizona.

“This milestone is a direct result of Team Savant and the relationships developed throughout our 35 years in business,” said Brent Brodeski, CEO and co-founder of Savant. “Despite the challenges and other curve balls we’ve faced along the way, Savant stands ready to serve, adapt, and inspire.  We remain persistent in our long-term growth strategy and commitment to providing clients wise counsel to help build ideal futures for our clients, our team, and the communities we serve.”

Savant aspires to continued growth and success in the future with an overarching goal within the next 25 years to improve more than 1 million lives.

Savant employs more than 200 team members and serves 6,500 families, over 150 companies and over 5,000 retirement plan participants.  For more information about Savant Wealth Management, visit savantwealth.com.

 About Savant Wealth Management

Savant Wealth Management, formerly known as Savant Capital Management, is a leading independent, fee-only firm serving clients for 30 years with $10 billion in assets under management. Savant Wealth 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 headquartered in Rockford, IL, with locations in Bloomington, Chicago, Downers Grove, Freeport, Hoffman Estates, Lincolnshire, Naperville, Peoria, St. Charles, Sterling, and Wilmette, IL; Phoenix, AZ; Santa Fe, NM; Madison and Park Falls, WI; and McLean, VA. Please see Important Disclosures at savantwealth.com.

Savant Wealth Management (“Savant”) is an SEC registered investment adviser headquartered in Rockford, Illinois. Past performance may not be indicative of future results. Different types of investments involve varying degrees of risk.

As of 3/3/21. Includes both assets under management and assets under advisement. Assets under management represent the aggregate fair value of all discretionary and non-discretionary portfolios. Assets under advisement represent advisory-only assets where Savant does not have trading authority over the portfolio.

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Cornerstone Credit Union Announces 2021 Founders’ Scholarship Program

FREEPORT, IL – Cornerstone Credit Union is now accepting applications for their 2021 Founders’ Scholarship Program. Cornerstone will be awarding four (4) $1250 one-time scholarships, for a total of $5,000, to deserving high school seniors. The deadline for submission is March 31, 2021.

Since the program’s inception in 1998, Cornerstone has awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships to youth in the areas they serve. The Founders’ Scholarship Program awards students who have exemplified leadership and dedication throughout their high school scholastic career and who plan to attend an accredited college, university, community college, or technical/trade school. “Education is a key element of the credit union’s mission and is vital to the success of our community and economy,” said Gail Clore, President of Cornerstone Credit Union.

Visit cornerstonecu.org for an application and full details. Applicants must be a current Cornerstone Credit Union member (as of 2/28/21). Membership is open to people who live or work in Boone, Bureau, Carroll, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside or Winnebago Counties in Illinois, or Green and Rock Counties in Wisconsin.

Established in 1939, Cornerstone Credit Union is a full-service, not-for-profit financial cooperative with $130 million in assets, serving nearly 13,000 members. Cornerstone offers service centers in Freeport, South Beloit, Sterling, and Milledgeville.

CONTACT: Julianne Johnson, HR Manager, phone 815-235-5855 ext. 4418; Email jjohnson@cornerstonecu.org

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5-Star First National Bank and Trust A Trusted Community Bank

Beloit, WI, March 3, 2021 – First National Bank and Trust, has once again been awarded the highest (5-Star) rating for financial strength and stability from the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm, BauerFinancial, Inc. Earning this 5-Star rating is proof that First National Bank and Trust excels in such areas as capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and much more. This is no coincidence. In fact, this is the 77th consecutive quarter that First National Bank and Trust has earned a recommended rating (5-Stars or 4-Stars) from Bauer.

“This is indeed reflective of First National Bank and Trust’s dedication and commitment, not only to its customers, but to the entire community”, reflects Karen Dorway, president of BauerFinancial. “Community banks, like First National Bank and Trust, have been on the front lines doing what is necessary to help their neighbors and friends. This is the type of devotion you will only find in a community bank.”

Established in 1882, First National Bank and Trust has been a trusted ally of the communities it serves for nearly 140 years. Rest assured, 5-Star rated First National Bank and Trust’s personnel are eager to serve: at the branch, by phone and online at bankatfirstnational.com.

BauerFinancial, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, is the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm. Bank and Credit Union data is compiled from financial data for the period noted, as reported to federal regulators. The financial data obtained from these sources is consistently reliable, although; the accuracy and completeness of the data cannot be guaranteed by BauerFinancial, Inc. Since 1983, BauerFinancial has relied upon this data in its judgment and in rendering its opinion (e.g. determination of star ratings). BauerFinancial, Inc. is not a financial advisor; it is an independent bank research firm. No institution can pay for or opt out of a BauerFinancial rating. Star-ratings are all available for free at bauerfinancial.com.

About First National Bank and Trust:
First National Bank and Trust Company is a family-focused, community bank headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin. Chartered in 1882, First National Bank and Trust has grown to be a leading financial services institution offering products and services for consumers and businesses, as well as trust, retirement services, investment management, brokerage and insurance. We now serve nearly 30,000 households in 13 communities and 16 locations in Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois with assets of approximately $1.4 billion. We treat our customers, employees, shareholders and communities like family, with a goal of helping all our families succeed. Providing Sound Advice and delivering an exceptional experience has positioned First National Bank and Trust as a Stateline leader in the industry. For additional information, visit www.bankatfirstnational.com.

First National Bank and Trust: “Give us a try. We’ll treat you like family.”

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BHS ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL DATES FOR AGE 65+ AND OLDER ADULTS ELIGIBLE FOR FIRST DOSE OF COVID-19 VACCINE

BELOIT, WI. (March 3, 2021) —Beloit Health System (BHS) continues to provide the COVID-19 Vaccine to adults over the age of 65. Please be aware the vaccine will be provided by appointment only. The vaccine is being administered at no cost to the patient.

First Dose Vaccines for Ages 65+ will be offered on the following date:

March 11 7:30am – 12:30pm First Dose 65+

Additional vaccine clinic dates will be announced soon.
Location: Beloit Memorial Hospital, Auditorium

If you are an established patient at BHS, you are encouraged to use the MyHealth patient portal at beloithealthsystem.org/myhealth. You may also call our dedicated vaccine phone line at 608-364-5663 to make your appointment.

As the State of Wisconsin and BHS expand the vaccination process, please continue to wear a mask, social distance, wash hands frequently and avoid group gatherings to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

About Beloit Health System
Beloit Health System is an independent community health system serving northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. We offer world-class facilities and services to improve the overall health of the communities we serve with cornerstones for quality, engagement, integrity and patient satisfaction.

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For more information, please visit www.beloithealthsystem.org
Megan Goggin, Manager of Marketing and Community Relations at email

mgoggin@beloithealthsystem.org

BELOIT HEALTH SYSTEM EMPLOYEES HONOROED IN VIRTUAL CELEBRATION

BELOIT, IL. (March 1, 2021) —Beloit Health System employees were honored “virtually” for their exemplary service to our patients, family members, and their fellow employees during the annual Employee Recognition Event. This Values Initiative, introduced in 2016, recognizes employees who live the Health System’s Values of Engagement, Quality, Satisfaction and Integrity.

Employees who have earned pins for all four Values are eligible to win a Disney Vacation to Orlando, Florida, as well as attend the Disney Institute on customer service excellence. The seminar focuses on the renowned Disney method of providing exemplary customer experiences, and will share their knowledge with the organization in continued efforts to provide the very best service. BHS strives to provide a best environment for every patient, family member, co-worker and physician.

We congratulate our 2021 winner, Claudia Klein MS, LPC, LCPC, Counselor. Claudia has been with BHS for nearly nineteen years and does an outstanding job.

Throughout the year, employees are recognized and are awarded pins based on demonstrated actions of living our Health System’s Values. BHS celebrated the following honorees:

Michelle Adams, Beloit Hospital, Cardiac Float Pool
Tracy Anderson, Beloit Hospital, Critical Care Unit
Robert Bird, Beloit Hospital, Dialysis
Nicole Bengtson, Beloit Hospital, Counseling Care Center
Brenda Collins, Beloit Hospital, Critical Care Unit
Tammy Green, Beloit Hospital, Critical Care Unit
Amy Johnson, Beloit Hospital, Counseling Care Center
Brandi Lander, Beloit Hospital, Counseling Care Center
Hailee Mikkelson, Beloit Hospital, Cardiac Float Pool
Megan Weber, Beloit Hospital, Cardiac Float Pool

Four Core Values:

Engagement: To be focused, emotionally invested and committed to working together as a team to support each other and provide the BEST care to our patients.

Quality: To be committed to deliver care and service in a manner that exceeds team member, patient and family expectations.

Satisfaction: To do what is necessary to treat our patients and families the way we would want ourselves and families treated to provide a positive, memorable experience.

Integrity: To do the right thing and to do my best.

“I feel so lucky, so blessed.  I am super excited to go to Disney. I love learning about personal development, strength-based changes, and the psychology behind this growth, so I am looking forward to learning from experts in the field of leadership development. Helping others and giving back gives me great joy, so doing the “acts” that helped me earn the Value pins felt natural, while the recognition reminded me of how our simple, or grand, acts impact others every day. I look forward to the day that each and every one of my coworkers have their Value stories told and recognized,” commented Claudia Klein, 2021 winner.

About Beloit Health System

Beloit Health System is an independent community health system serving northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. We offer world-class facilities and services to improve the overall health of the communities we serve with cornerstones for quality, engagement, integrity and patient satisfaction.

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For more information, please visit www.beloithealthsystem.org
Megan Goggin, Manager of Marketing and Community Relations at email

mgoggin@beloithealthsystem.org

BHS ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL DATES FOR AGE 65+ AND OLDER ADULTS ELIGIBLE FOR FIRST DOSE OF COVID-19 VACCINE

BELOIT, WI. (February 25, 2021) —Beloit Health System (BHS) continues to provide the COVID-19 Vaccine to adults over the age of 65. Please be aware the vaccine will be provided by appointment only. The vaccine is free of charge.

First Dose Vaccines for Ages 65+ will be offered on the following dates:
March 2 3:00pm – 6:00pm First Dose 65+
March 4 7:00am – 5:00pm – First Dose 65+
March 5 12:00pm – 5:00pm – First Dose 65+
Additional vaccine clinic dates will be announced soon.
Location: Beloit Memorial Hospital, Auditorium

If you are an established patient at BHS, you are encouraged to use the MyHealth patient portal at beloithealthsystem.org/myhealth. You may also call our dedicated vaccine phone line at 608-364-5663 to make your appointment.

As the State of Wisconsin and BHS expand the vaccination process, please continue to wear a mask, social distance, wash hands frequently and avoid group gatherings to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

About Beloit Health System
Beloit Health System is an independent community health system serving northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. We offer world-class facilities and services to improve the overall health of the communities we serve with cornerstones for quality, engagement, integrity and patient satisfaction.

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For more information, please visit www.beloithealthsystem.org
Megan Goggin, Manager of Marketing and Community Relations at email

mgoggin@beloithealthsystem.org

Savant Advisor Ranked on Forbes’ Best-in-State Wealth Advisors List

Jakob Loescher named No. 43 in Illinois

ROCKFORD, Ill. (Feb. 22, 2021) – Financial Advisor Jakob Loescher with Savant Wealth Management, a nationally recognized, fee-only wealth management firm headquartered in Rockford, landed on Forbes’ 2021 Best-In-State Wealth Advisors list. Loescher is ranked No. 43 out of 118 Illinois-based wealth management advisors.

Loescher has been involved in the financial services industry since 2007. He is a financial advisor and employee-member of Savant; a member of its Advisory Council, an internal panel that provides input on ways to improve the client experience; and is a Team Leader of six other advisors who together serve more than 900 clients with a combined $1 billion in assets.

“I am honored to be ranked among the top financial advisors in Illinois,” said Loescher. “Through some of my own personal life experiences, I have come to understand that the one thing that matters most is the relationships we build. To that end, I deeply care about the future of each family I work with and I consider it a privilege to work as a servant leader for Savant’s clients.”

The Best-In-State Wealth Advisors list includes more than 5,000 advisors who have been ranked in their respective states by SHOOK Research. To be considered, advisors must have a minimum of seven years of experience; other factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience, and their approach to working with clients were also considered. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK received a fee in exchange for rankings. To view the complete list of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors, click here.

Loescher also has previously been ranked by Forbes. For three straight years he was named one of America’s top millennial advisors.

For more information about Savant Wealth Management, visit savantwealth.com.

About Savant Wealth Management

Savant Wealth Management, formerly known as Savant Capital Management, is a leading independent, fee-only firm serving clients for 30 years with more than $9.3 billion in assets under management. Savant Wealth 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 headquartered in Rockford, IL, with locations in Bloomington, Chicago, Downers Grove, Freeport, Hoffman Estates, Lincolnshire, Naperville, Peoria, St. Charles, Sterling, and Wilmette, IL; Phoenix, AZ; Santa Fe, NM; Madison and Park Falls, WI; and McLean, VA. Please see Important Disclosures at savantwealth.com.

Neither rankings and/or recognitions by unaffiliated rating services, publications, media, or other organizations, nor the achievement of any professional designation, certification, degree, or license, or any amount of prior experience or success, should be construed by a client or prospective client as a guarantee that he/she will experience a certain level of results if Savant is engaged, or continues to be engaged, to provide investment advisory services.

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Savant Adds Julie Pipitone to Rockford Team

ROCKFORD, Ill. (Feb. 18, 2021) – Savant Wealth Management, a nationally recognized, fee-only wealth management firm headquartered in Rockford, is pleased to announce that Julie Pipitone joined its team as director of talent.

In her role, Pipitone will be responsible for all aspects of talent management including staff recruitment and employee engagement. Prior to Savant, she worked in the human resources department at locally owned and global manufacturing companies. Pipitone has the Senior Professional in Human Resource and Senior Certified Professional certifications. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business management and certificate in human resources from Cardinal Stritch University.

“We are thrilled to have Julie as a member of Team Savant,” said Katie Calagui, chief people officer at Savant. “Her skillsets and experience will allow us to further our staff recruitment efforts across the country and enhance employee engagement throughout our 18 locations nationwide.”

For more information about Savant Wealth Management, visit savantwealth.com

About Savant Wealth Management

Savant Wealth Management, formerly known as Savant Capital Management, is a leading independent, fee-only firm serving clients for 30 years with more than $9.3 billion in assets under management. Savant Wealth 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 headquartered in Rockford, IL, with locations in Bloomington, Chicago, Downers Grove, Freeport, Hoffman Estates, Lincolnshire, Naperville, Peoria, St. Charles, Sterling, and Wilmette, IL; Phoenix, AZ; Santa Fe, NM; Madison and Park Falls, WI; and McLean, VA. Please see Important Disclosures at savantwealth.com.

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