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Waupaca chiropractor 2015 RUBY Award winner

Community First-sponsored Waupaca chamber award for young business professionals

November 2, 2015

Chad Cloutier believes that community involvement has enhanced both his chosen profession and his life in many ways.

Growing up in New London, he saw first-hand how his father’s involvement in service organizations contributed to the overall quality of life in the community that his family enjoyed.

“My dad was very active in the Jaycees and he’s in the Mason’s now,” said Chad, owner of Chain O’Lakes Chiropractic in Waupaca and a Community First member. “He does a lot of community activities and he encouraged me when I got out of college to join the Jaycees wherever I ended up.”

On Oct. 27, Chad was chosen by the Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce as the 2015 recipient of the Community First-sponsored RUBY Award (Recognizing Upward, Bright and Young) for business professionals.

Chamber officials said Chad was selected due to the length of his community involvement and his passion for giving back to the Waupaca community. He has been involved in the Waupaca Jaycees and Waupaca Lions and also with the Waupaca Curling Club and Men’s Softball while participating and assisting in fundraising efforts such as golf outings, triathalons and the 5 Alarm Dash for the Waupaca Fire Department.

Cloutier opened his practice on Churchill Street in Waupaca in October 2008. In August 2014, he purchased a former gas station at 830 School Street, remodeled it extensively and moved his practice to the new visible location a few months later.

Upon receiving the award, Chad congratulated the six other nominees, said he felt undeserving but was honored to consider most of them “not only business associates but friends.”

Later, Chad said that being a business owner means you should be a leader not just within the business but also by being invested in the community to make it a better place for all. “It’s extremely important,” he said.

Chad and his wife, Holly, have two young children.

Community First congratulates Chad on this worthy recognition and all the nominees for making a difference in the Waupaca community.

Other Ruby award finalists were: Aaron Allie, Adventure Outfitters & The Upper Room with Personal Trainer Aaron; Kyle Everson, Riverhill Dental Associates; Aaron Jenson, City of Waupaca, Parks & Recreation; Thomas Parry, Hearing Services of Wisconsin; Reid Raschke, Northwestern Mutual Insurance Co.; and, Alyssa White, Waupaca Foundry.