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Vitality Chiropractic and Wellness
Vitality Chiropractic and Wellness (Vitality) is a multi-disciplinary practice owned by Dr. Sarah Derenzo of South Range. Sarah has earned degrees in Medical Office Specialty and Radiol- ogy, a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree, and is a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC). Born and raised in Rockland, Sarah received her DC from Palmer College of Chi-
ropractic in Iowa
before returning to the
U.P. to open her office
in South Range.
Coming back to the
U.P. was a must for
Sarah; she knew that
the U.P. was where she
wanted to practice and
live. After restoring an historic building to house her office and residence in South Range with her husband, Sarah set to work building her multi- disciplinary practice. Along with practicing chi- ropractic, she specializes in myofascial release, kinesiology taping, and trigger-point therapy. “I try to treat each patient as an individual”, Sarah said. “There is no one-size-fits-all care at Vitality because each patient has a unique path to health.”
In 2018, Sarah brought on a massage therapist who specializes in deep tissue massage and myofascial release and craniosacral therapy to broaden the holistic approach of her practice.
Vitality’s care is based upon working with your own body’s healing abilities to achieve health. Sarah is immensely dedicated to this approach, but will seek out and recommend other local or regional health professionals for her patients if she believes alternative or accompanying treat- ments will benefit them.
Sarah has devoted the past 10 years to learning about chi- ropractic, tradi- tional medicine, how the body heals, nutrition, mindset, and energetic health. She is proud to be a U.P. native
and happy to be able to serve her community through her skillset. Upon entering her unique office space, there is a section dedicated to anoth- er of her passions; creative art. The Wide-Eyed Gallery, directly adjacent to her office but locat- ed within her building, is always open to show- ing the work of local artists and can be found on Facebook.
To contact Sarah or her staff, please visit, or call Vitality at 906.523.7442 to schedule an appointment or to learn more about the Wide- Eyed Gallery.
“There is no one-size-fits-all care at Vitality because each
patient has a unique path to health.”
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Business Person
of the Year
Nominees are ... Kevin Robitaille
Dona LaPorte
Jim Rian
Peggy O’Connell Schumann
Peggy O’Connell
Peggy is an inspiring and compassionate woman who loves her hometown and the entirety of the Upper Peninsula. She is the proud owner of SignUP Graphics and Positively Gifts.
While Peggy’s love for her community is apparent through her service as a member of the Escanaba City Council. She has also served the community in the past through her services as a member of the Escanaba School Board, the Escanaba DDA, and the Mainstreet Committee. She was a founding member of the Escanaba SpotLights Performing Arts Supporters, has been the President of the Downtown Partners in Business since it’s inception, and organizes the Christmas Promotions. Alongside Michelle Oxford of Garceau Insurance, she began the New Car Show during the Sidewalk Sales and the Monthly Bike and Classic Car Shows in downtown Escanaba.
Kevin Robitaille
I would like to nominate Kevin Robitaille for business person of the year. Kevin has been an upstanding business man with many successful ventures. One of his newest adventures has been continuing the tradition that was started by the Sayklly’s family in 1906. Kevin has worked at the factory since 1987. He started out folding boxes and taking out trash. He worked his way up and learned the cooking and producing aspects of the business. When he was offered the opportunity to buy the company he jumped at the chance. It was a dream of his for many years. Kevin and his wife Julie took over ownership on October 15, 2014. Since their purchase they have continued to supply chocolate lovers with a great quality product that is loved by many! Kevin is also a very generous individual. He contributes large amounts of donations to many groups and organizations in the area. Kevin is an honorary member of the Marine Corps League and is also an avid supporter of the UP Honor flight.
Dona LaPorte
I nominate Dona. She has been very involved in our community and has enjoyed serving fabulous ice cream to us for over 40 years.
Jim Rian
I would like to nominate Jim Rian for Business Person of the Year. He has been in business for the last 28 years in Gladstone as the owner of Jerry’s Service Center, Inc.
Submit Your Vote for
UPBT Business Person of the Year (2018) to:
or mail to UPBT, 600 Ludington Street, Escanaba, MI 49829 by Friday, May 17, 2019. The winner will be announced in the June 2019 Edition

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