Arbor Vitae Chiropractic is excited and honored to announce that we were recent recipients of two big awards! Not only was Arbor Vitae’s founder Dr. Tom Niemela awarded Bentonville’s “Owner Under 30” award, but Arbor Vitae Chiropractic was also awarded Small Business of the Year! These two notable awards show our dedication to serve our neighbors and impact the health and wellness of the Bentonville community through providing excellent chiropractic care. Dr. Niemela knows that neurologically-based chiropractic care in children and adults can improve overall health and quality of life, and he is honored to educate his neighbors about this life-changing fact. He has dedicated his knowledge and skills to ensuring that his practice members receive the best in chiropractic care to stay healthy for their whole lives.
A Small Business with Big Impact
In June of 2016, Dr. Niemela and his wife Brooke opened Arbor Vitae Chiropractic. While most chiropractic offices average about 100 visits per week, Dr. Niemela and his wife were able to see 162 practice members by the end of the very first week! At the end of their first year in business, they were serving over 400 practice members per week and increased to 600 by their second year. Dr. Niemela and his wife Brooke continue to run the office full time, but they know they could not serve at such a high level without the help of their team. They are honored to be able to add jobs to the Bentonville community while also helping their practice members live a healthier, fuller life.
Facing Challenges Head On
Dr. Niemela and his wife opened their chiropractic practice when they were 26 and 21 years old, respectively. Because they were part of the younger millennial generation, they had to work extremely hard to prove themselves to the community. But they didn’t let any challenges stand in their way. They built up a reputation of commitment and dedication by sharing their message all over the community at Farmer’s Markets, local pop-up shops, and expos, something they still continue to do today with the help of their team. Not everyone understands the science of neurologically-based chiropractic care, but with open and honest conversations about what they do and why they do it, Dr. Niemela and Brooke were able to change the minds of the people of Bentonville and build bridges within the community to create the successful practice they have today.
Giving Back to the Community
For the Niemelas, it’s not just about running a successful business, but it’s about serving their community as well. That is why they make it a priority to give back through fundraisers and acts of service. In 2017, Dr. and Mrs. Niemela partnered with Sheep Dog Impact Assistance to feed over 80 veteran families, and they carry on this tradition each year. They have also teamed up with NWA food bank to collect over 1,200 cans of soup and have sponsored numerous community events such as Children’s Advocacy Center Glow Run, Bentonville Debate & Forensics Team, Vintage Market Days, Little Craft Show, Small Business BingoFest, and many more.
About Arbor Vitae
Arbor Vitae means “tree of life” in Latin. This name stands for the health, life, and control that chiropractic care can give you with Bentonville chiropractor Dr. Niemela. When you are living your healthiest life, you are able to experience life to the fullest by spending time with family, hanging out with friends, or enjoying your favorite hobbies or activities. Here at Arbor Vitae Chiropractic, we strive to see each practice member branch out and grow in health to enjoy life to its fullest!
If you are interested in learning about how chiropractic care can help your body function at high levels of health, please contact the staff at Arbor Vitae Chiropractic for more information today.