11th Annual ILBCC Convention August 23-24, 2016

Par-A-Dice Hotel | East Peoria, IL


Guest Speakers Include

Michelle Relerford, Bryce Wilson, J. Alexander Martin
Michelle Relerford, Bryce Wilson, J. Alexander Martin

LR: Michelle Relerford, General Assignment Reporter and Fill In Anchor for NBC News 5.
Bryce Wilson, Record Producer, Actor, Entrepreneur, and ILBCC Board Member
J. Alexander Martin, Co-Founder FUBU (“For Us By Us”) and President/CEO Afashionmind

Dr. Carla Hightower, MD
Dr. Carla Hightower, MD

Dr. Carla Hightower, MD
Physician, Health Coach, Corporate Wellness & Founder of Living Health Works

Dr. Hightower is an experienced, board-certified physician who practiced anesthesiology for 21 years. Dr. Hightower founded Living Health Works to provide individualized health coaching and corporate wellness programs designed to address chronic pain, reverse chronic diseases, as well as assist with weight loss. Living Health Works empowers clients with the knowledge and skills to use whole food and plant-based nutrition to succeed in getting healthy and staying well.

Dr. Hightower writes a blog on the subject of “food as medicine” at livinghealthworks.com.

Dr. Jeffery E. Sterling, MD, MPH
Dr. Jeffery E. Sterling, MD, MPH

Dr. Jeffery E. Sterling, MD, MPH
President/CEO Sterling Initiatives, LLC, Sterling Emergency Medicine Solutions, and Sterling Medical Advice

Dr. Sterling is a national and international advisor, entrepreneur, consultant, speaker, and author. Specializing in public health, consumer healthcare education and prevention, hospital and provider administration, global healthcare infrastructure, and pharmacoeconomics. Dr. Sterling assists entities across the globe with clinical, operational, and financial best practices.

Dr. Sterling’s book, Behind the Curtain, reveals the real-life traumas and triumphs that define emergency medicine.

To Register

Space is filling up fast, so don’t delay. For a limited time, we are offering an early bird registration for ILBCC Chamber Members of $175.00 and Non-Members $225.00, then the price will increase to $250.00. Registration includes the Welcome Reception, Breakfast, Workshops/Panels, Lunch, the Gala, and Networking Opportunities. Exhibitor and Gala Tables are also available. Contact us at 309-740-4430 for more information.

For room reservations, call the Par-A-Dice reservations at 800-547-0711. Be sure to mention that you are attending the ILBCC Convention for the discounted rate.

To register click the link below. For information on being an exhibitor or sponsor, go to www.ilbcc.org or call us at 309-740-4430.

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