The purpose of the Rochester Business Club is to unify the Rochester business community in an effort to:
- Increase public awareness and increase patronage of Rochester businesses
- Promote collaboration, cooperation, and networking among Rochester businesses and business people
- Advocate for economic growth in Rochester
Douglas A. Zobrist DC, President, is the owner of Fluid Motion Chiropractic on John Street in Rochester. After attending the University of Illinois at Champaign to earn his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, he went on to earn his Master’s in Public Health from the U of I in Springfield. He earned a second Bachelor’s Degree in Human Biology and his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree both from Logan College of Chiropractic. In his practice he treats patients of all ages. He has deep interest in ongoing education in sports medicine, TMJ disorders (temporomandibular joint), and treatment of plantar fasciitis. Doug lives in Rochester.
John Stites, Vice President, is the owner of Hasara Construction Inc. since 1979. Hasara Construction specializes in building quality homes in and around Rochester. In 2004 Stites Development was created and started Oak Mill Estates. John lives with his wife Nancy in Oak Mill Estates. The couple has two grown children, three Grandchildren.
Bill Rodgers, Treasurer, started Closet Designs Ltd. In 1980 and continues its successful operation today. Among other commercial real estate ventures, Bill is currently developing Rochester Fitness Center, a full service, 24-hour gym, that he hopes to have open by January 2014. Bill and his wife, Mary, live in Rochester. They have three grown sons: Brian, Paul, and Trent. Trent, along with his wife, Tracy, will operate the Fitness Center.
Scott Moss is the owner of Central Illinois Marketing, a full service marketing agency in Rochester. Scott and his wife of more than 25 years, Suzanne, live on Lauxmont Drive in Springfield. They have a son who graduated from Millikin and a daughter who graduated from Rochester High School in 2012 and is now attending Indiana Wesleyan University.
Kathy Garst is a real estate broker and partner of the KuharGarst Real Estate Team. She and her partner, Jim Kuhar, a commercial real estate broker, lead a dedicated team of realtors that include Kathy Park and Ashley (Blasdell) Coker. The KuharGarst Real Estate Team is consistently in the Top 1% of all brokers in the greater Springfield area. Kathy was awarded the 2013 “Rising Star Award” by the Capital Area Association of Realtors in recognition of her accomplishments in the real estate business as well as her enthusiasm and outstanding commitment to her clients. She is a graduate of St. John’s School of Nursing and the University of Illinois. Her nursing career spanned 30 years and she spent over a decade as the District Nurse for the Rochester School District. Kathy lives in Rochester.
Ashley Coker, broker at the Real Estate Group loves working closely with clients during the home buying and selling process. With a background in business and marketing, Ashley runs a professional real estate business where communication is central and marketing is constant. She values attention to detail and hard work to make the home buying and selling process efficient and is very results driven.