OR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 13, 2022
Contact: Press_Paul@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Recently, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, recognized Florek Family Chiropractic of Ft. Thomas, Kentucky, as the Senate Small Business of the Week.
Dr. Paul entered the following into the Congressional Record:
Mr. PAUL. Mr. President, as Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, each week I recognize an outstanding Kentucky small business that exemplifies the American entrepreneurial spirit. This week, it is my privilege to recognize the small business, Florek Family Chiropractic of Ft. Thomas, Kentucky, as the Senate Small Business of the Week.
Take a look at any small business owner’s story and you will find a common theme: determination in the face of risk. Thus proceeds the story of Florek Family Chiropractic. Justin Florek, owner and manager of the chiropractic office, went out on a limb in 2019 and opened his own chiropractor’s office after spending several years working in a larger chiropractor’s office in Falmouth. However the story would be incomplete without the mention of Justin’s wife Samantha, who took out a small business loan and joined him in facing down the odds to embark on this new venture. Together Justin, Samantha, and the rest of the team at Florek Family Chiropractic weathered the storm of the COVID-19 pandemic only one year after opening their doors, and today they continue to proudly service the residents of Ft. Thomas and wider Campbell County.
Justin Florek has long been passionate about the body’s health and wellness. In fact, Justin first became interested in the chiropractic field as far back as ninth grade. A school assignment required each student to shadow three different occupations and write a paper on their findings. A teenage Justin shadowed a police officer, a baker, and a chiropractor. While shadowing the chiropractor Justin saw how the gentleman was able to help those struggling with unaddressed injuries. Just having recently suffered a football injury himself, Justin appreciated how much a chiropractor’s touch and advice would have benefitted someone in his own position. Thus what started as a school assignment led to a life-long career choice.
After graduating from Logan College of Chiropractic in 2014, Justin set out to join a larger practice to offer his services to the community of Falmouth. To this day Justin is profoundly grateful to the Falmouth community for the five years he spent in office honing in on his skills and trade before deciding to take the big leap and open his own shop. From Falmouth Justin ventured north towards the Ohio border to settle in Ft. Thomas. In a convenient turn of events, Justin and his wife Samantha identified an affordable piece of property for sale that was perfectly located between Bellevue, Newport, Cold Spring, and Highland Heights. This lucky opportunity led to their venture in small business ownership, which proudly stands today as a testament to their hard work and determination.
As previously mentioned, Justin takes a genuine interest in the health and wellbeing of those around him. He remains dedicated to improving the health of others, and serves as one of the few chiropractors in Campbell County that accepts Medicaid payments. Justin takes pride in ensuring that all residents are cared for regardless of their tax bracket.
Moreover, he looks out for his community beyond just providing his chiropractic services. He often donates to Northern Kentucky school groups and other local fundraisers—after all, he does owe the inspiration for his livelihood to that long-ago school assignment. Justin is a man who not only cares for the community in a medical sense, but also is a man who bolsters the environment with his good cheer and giving nature.
I want to congratulate this upstanding entrepreneur for the dedication and grit he displayed throughout the pandemic, and for navigating the uncharted terrain involved in owning your own business. I wish Justin and Samantha the best of luck and look forward to seeing their continued growth and success in Kentucky.
As Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Dr. Paul continues the tradition of honoring America’s small businesses and entrepreneurs. The Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship oversees proposed legislation on matters relating to the Small Business Administration and investigates all problems relating to America’s small businesses.