269. Former US Treasury Secretary Henry “Hank” Paulson Jr. Shares Lessons Learned

269. Former US Treasury Secretary Henry “Hank” Paulson Jr. Shares Lessons Learned

 On Thursday evening, with his 50th reunion approaching this weekend, Henry “Hank” Paulson, Jr. spoke to an auditorium filled with students and community members at Barrington High School. Paulson, a 1964 BHS graduate and the 74th U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, was honored as this year’s Barrington 220 “Alumni Legend.” He was interviewed by his lifelong friend (and, many observed, near twin) Jack Train, a … Read more…

95. Synergy HomeCare of Barrington Celebrates Six Years of Service

95. Synergy HomeCare of Barrington Celebrates Six Years of Service

For six years, Synergy HomeCare has provided home-based, non-medical services to the Barrington area and beyond. Owner Diego Uribe and his dedicated team work around the clock to ensure that Synergy’s team of highly trained caregivers delivers the very best care to their clients. As they celebrate their sixth anniversary this month, they’re taking time to look back on what they’ve learned, and ahead to a growing future.

Diego Uribe and Anne Adams of Synergy HomeCare of Barrington - Photographed by Liz Benedetto
Diego Uribe and Anne Adams of Synergy HomeCare of Barrington – Photographed by Liz Benedetto

When Diego Uribe’s mother, Gladys Uribe, began her battle with cancer, Diego knew he would do whatever he could to ease her suffering and maintain her quality of life. “She had gone to the gym twice a day for as long as I could remember–she was a very healthy woman,” Diego recalls. “So to see her in pain, and to watch her health decline…it was a very difficult thing.”

______, Diego Uribe's late mother
Gladys Uribe, Diego Uribe’s late mother

Diego, a longtime Barrington resident, had to piece together resources in the Houston, Texas, area to provide the care his mother needed. Though there were many services available for medical and non-medical care, they were impersonal and required extensive coordination from a distance.

“I was upset by the lack of personal attention my mother received. She deserved better than that.”

It was a few years after his mother’s passing that Diego decided to leave his corporate job to pursue a career in home care services.

As Diego researched the home care industry, he was drawn to Synergy HomeCare’s business structure. “It provided some helpful tools for us as we were just starting out,” he says. So in March of 2008, Diego started the first Synergy HomeCare franchise in Illinois…

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73. Barrington Junior Women’s Club Members Return to the 70’s to Raise Over $15,000

73. Barrington Junior Women’s Club Members Return to the 70’s to Raise Over $15,000

 Barrington Junior Women’s Club members donned their best disco duds and raised over $15,000 during Saturday’s Get Groovin’ Get Givin’ retro-themed spring social event at Biltmore Country Club in North Barrington. And, judging by the photos, it was a party that will definitely go down in the memory books! Christy Origer, one of the co-chairs behind Get Groovin’ Get Givin’ says, with about 125 guests … Read more…

70. Barrington Foot and Ankle Specialist Dr. James Baird Offers New State-of-the-Art Treatments

70. Barrington Foot and Ankle Specialist Dr. James Baird Offers New State-of-the-Art Treatments

 If you’re plagued by nagging pains or injuries that just won’t heal, Dr. James Baird of Family Foot & Ankle Specialists has two revolutionary new treatments that can help you get back on your feet. His brand-new Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT), and ultrasound-guided injections are offering many patients lasting relief from common podiatric ailments–and in a fraction of the time required by other treatments. Dr. … Read more…