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McDowall attends annual Capitol Conference

Published: Sunday, April 28, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

Cindy McDowall with Coldwell Banker Honig Bell in Crystal Lake attended the Illinois Association of Realtors annual Capitol Conference in Springfield April 16 to discuss with state lawmakers issues affecting homeowners and the real estate industry.

In addition to participating in briefings on important legislative and regulatory issues facing the industry, the 400 attendees visited personally with their lawmakers to discuss pending legislation on the Illinois Association of Realtors 2013 legislative agenda. Among the top priorities are protecting property owners and the industry against additional fees and restrictions.

“A strong housing market plays a vital role in the state and local economies. The annual IAR Capitol Conference is an opportunity for Illinois Realtors to play a role in influencing legislation important to property owners and making sure their voices are heard,” McDowall said.

Legat Architects adds designer Blye to staff

CRYSTAL LAKE – Legat Architects has added designer Steve Blye to its professional staff. Blye will serve a dual role: Associate director of health care, and senior design director.

“Steve’s greatest assets are his ability to listen to clients, challenge their expectations and develop responsive environments,” said Legat Architects’ President/CEO Patrick Brosnan. “His style and approach are a natural fit for our design-focused teams. Steve brings amazing skill as a listener and graphic problem solver.”

Blye’s national design experience includes many successful projects. Among regional health-care providers he has served are Adventist Health System, Advocate Health Care, Central DuPage Hospital, Edward Hospital, Silver Cross Hospital, Loyola University Health System and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. This experience adds depth to Legat Architects’ legacy of responsive healthcare environments.

His portfolio also includes domestic and international mixed-use developments, hotels, commercial and retail facilities. Blye’s landmark designs in downtown Chicago include the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers and Prentice Women’s Hospital.

Jozwiak completes BioSignature training

CRYSTAL LAKE – Janine Jozwiak, owner of Nature’s Balance Acupuncture, 820 E. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake, has completed training in BioSignature and is now offering the method for attaining site-specific fat loss as part of her comprehensive health services.

BioSignature brings together the best principles of naturopathy, functional medicine and exercise science to create a revolutionary new method for achieving fat loss, muscle gain and optimal health. It combines the best that Chinese, Ayurvedic and Western medical systems have to offer in order to promote a variety of positivehealth changes in the patient.

“We will develop a plan for you based on your unique biological signature. This means faster results and fewer supplements than are necessary with the industry’s typically more random and haphazard approach,” Jozwiak said.

For more information, call 815-788-8383 or visit www.naturesbalanceacupuncture.com.

Wells Fargo’s Murphy named VP - investments

WOODSTOCK – Wells Fargo Advisors, a national brokerage firm based in St. Louis, recently announced that Mark V. Murphy, AAMS has been named as vice president – investments.

Murphy is a financial advisor in the firm’s Woodstock office.

A graduate of Loyola University, New Orleans, Murphy has been a financial advisor for 21 years. He joined Wells Fargo Advisors in 2000.

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