We know this is a BIG decision!
Whether you're just graduating (or about to) or you've been running your own practice (or anywhere in between), we know it is complicated to decide on what your next step is going to be. That's why we want to take some time to tell you about us, our practice, our city, and help you understand what we're offering. This is not an offer for everyone. But for the right person, this is going to be the offer of a lifetime!
We know that everyone is different. And has different priorities. That's why we've broken the information down into the topics that we think are important. (One of which will probably be the most important to you!)
Our practice is located in Bloomington which is centrally located in the state of Illinois. We're about a 2 hour drive to Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis.
Indoor and outdoor activities abound! Bloomington was rated the #1 Place to Live After the Pandemic by Business Insider and the Happiest City in the US by Zippia!
It's only natural to want to know what is in store down the road. We have a proven track record of success, having launched 6 practices! We know what success looks like and can help you find it!
The Geography: Central Illinois Perfection
Think Global. Fly Local. ✈️
If you want to get away a little farther (or just faster), you'll love Central Illinois Regional Airport (CIRA). Featuring non-stop flights to several major airline hubs, including Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Detroit, and Atlanta, you'll find the entire world within easy travelling distance of our local airport! Allegiant and Frontier also run non-stop flights to seasonal destinations such as Denver and St. Petersburg Clearwater.
The Living: So Much To See And Do
Both downtown Bloomington and Uptown Normal feature a wide selection of bars and clubs. Whether you're looking for live music or a jukebox, the smooth sounds of jazz or the heavy thumping of a club beat, darts and pool or karaoke, a place where everyone knows your name or a place where you can get lost in the crowd, you'll find there's a place like that for you!
Breweries & Wineries
Brewing has taken off in a big way. And Bloomington-Normal is no stranger to craft beer! We have multiple breweries in town, including Destihl, Lil Beaver, Keg Grove, and White Oak. We also have a couple of vineyards in the area!
Bloomington-Normal is home to a thriving live music scene, including both local musicians and venues that pull in big names! The Castle Theater is a movie theater that opened in 1916. It has since been renovated and turned into an amazing music venue. It features a wide variety of music of all kinds! The Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts is another renovated space featuring live music, plays, symphonies, and performances of all kinds! (To give you an idea... Weird Al held a concert here. The Naked Magicians also performed here. It's an eclectic lineup!) Bloomington-Normal is also home to the Illinois Shakespeare Festival which is now in its 43rd season!
Bloomington-Normal is home to two universities: Illinois State and Illinois Wesleyan. Heartland Community College and the Hairmaster Institute of Cosmetology are also located here. In addition, Eureka College, University of Illinois, Bradley University, Millikin University, Parkland Community College and Richland Community College are all within a roughly one hour drive.
Bloomington-Normal is a wonderful place to raise a family! Both Bloomington and Normal are home to a multitude of neighborhood parks. In addition, there are several large parks spread throughout town with unique amenities, such as Miller Park, which features the Miller Park Zoo. The Parks and Rec programs in both cities are very active, providing a plethora of things for kids to do not only all summer long, but all year round! Summer theater, kids-only concerts, movies in the park, and more happen frequently around town! In addition, there are several places in town that kids can have unique experiences, such as The Children's Discovery Museum, Pepsi Ice Center, Mass VR Arena, two trampoline parks, Iron Coyote Challenge Park, and a whole lot more!
The Future: Our Practice Makes Perfect
We're Really, Really Good at What We Do.
From 2012 to 2019 we were the reigning champions for the Best Chiropractic Office in town (as voted on by residents in our local paper's Readers' Choice Awards). Once Dr. Jess took over the practice, she was voted best doctor several times (competing against all doctors in town regardless of field) and Eastland Chiropractic even won best place to work (until they stopped that category). In 2019, we were busy settling into our new location (a few blocks away from the old one) and decided it was time for someone else to win for awhile, so we asked our patients not to vote for us in the contest so that someone else could bask in the spotlight for a change. (That might sound like a humble brag, but it doesn't make it any less true. As we mentioned... we're good at this.)
In addition to Best Doctor, Dr. Jess has been honored with a multitude of other awards, including being a 20 under 40 Honoree in 2017 and a Women of Distinction nominee in 2020. And while these awards are humbling (and the ceremonies can be a lot of fun!), this is not the reason for what we do. Rather, it's a bonus acknowledgement that we use to continue to serve our core mission to help people, have fun, and get paid for the amazing service we deliver.
Our Practice's Culture: We Work Hard, But We Have Fun, Too!
There are two things we're absolutely fanatical about in our practice: our devotion to our patients and giving back to our community. We're very active with our local Chamber of Commerce (having hosted several Chamber events at our old practice location). But we're also very involved with a number of charities and charitable events, including (but not limited to):
- Blingo (a designer purse bingo fundraiser for local youth baseball)
- Human Society
- Multiple local food pantries
- Harmony Park All Access Park
- Worldwide Day of Play
and the list goes on. We're always open to considering new charitable organizations and events with which to participate. And we expect everyone who works with us to have this same passion for our community.
Growth & Development
We know... our practice sounds awesome, right? But you have a burning question: "What's in it for me?" We get it. We've already talked about the great community you'll be living in. And now you know more about the amazing practice in which you'll be working and the awesome Doc you'll be working alongside. But the benefits don't stop there. We have both internal and external development plans. Having launched 6 practices we know what success looks like and tastes like, but more importantly the roadmap to get YOU there. We have proven systems used nationwide and will connect you with likeminded associates to help further your skills in addition to a specific training outline and roadmap with benchmark perks for each milestone reached along the way. As your skills develop, so does your position within the practice.
The economic outlook for Bloomington-Normal looks very good indeed! Several companies have their world HQ here including, State Farm, Country Financial, Beer Nuts, and Eastland Lifestyle. Rivian just made a huge investment in the area, opening their electric vehicle plant in Normal and securing a deal with Amazon for 100,000 electric delivery vehicles (as part of their $8B raised since 2019). Ferrero North America, part of the global confectionery company Ferrero Group, just broke ground on a $75M expansion to their Bloomington location, creating their first chocolate production plant in North America.
An Eye To The Future
You're saying to yourself, "This sounds amazing. But what's the long term plan?" Great question! And, as with so many of life's answers, it totally depends on you. Is your dream to start your own practice? We can help with that. Give us two years and we'll give you the skills, systems, tools, and confidence to open the practice of your dreams. Not interested in the hassle of owning your own practice? Prefer to just take care of the patients and let someone else take care of the practice? We get that, too. (Oh boy, do we get that!) Works for us! Earn while you learn how to be the most amazing Doctor you can be and then stay and focus on what you actually went to school for -- helping patients. Or maybe your goal is somewhere between these two? Then let's talk about you buying into our practice. Or setting up a satellite practice somewhere. The options are endless.
Still With Us?
If you're still reading, then you must think this sounds like a pretty amazing opportunity. But the real question is: Does it sound like your opportunity? If so, let's talk about next steps. For the right candidate, we're willing to be very flexible. We'll work with you on timing, schedules, relocation expenses, and more. Contact us and let's talk!
Doesn't sound like your opportunity... but sounds like a good fit for someone you know?
We want to talk to them! We're happy to talk finder's fee for sending them our way. Give Dr. Jess a call and let's talk! (And, in the meantime, share this page with them!)