A Neligh Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting was held Monday morning for Creekwood Chiropractic's Dr. James Zielinksi.
Dr. James Zielinski showed his humor Monday morning as the Neligh Chamber of Commerce welcomed Creekwood Chiropractic's newest doctor to Neligh.
Following a ribbon cutting, Zielinski took participants to the middle of Main Street, which the Neligh City Council approved to be closed for the event, for a "Zero Mile Fun Run."
That's where "runners" took their mark, ran a step and finished the race. Of course, everyone was deemed a winner and received a t-shirt.
Chamber president Carrie Pitzer presented Dr. Zielinksi with a certificate and first dollar. Also on hand was Secretary Krista Schindler, Economic Development Director Greg Ptacek and members Melissa Smith and Candice Hoke.
Zielinski recently joined Creekwood Chiropractic in Neligh after a six-year stint in Anchorage, Alaska.
Dr. Zielinski, who has moved to Neligh, is a 12-year military veteran with a diverse history of service and duty stations. While in the Army, he was introduced to power of chiropractic, and it affected his life so strongly that he re-zeroed his focus and his career and became a Doctor of Chiropractic.
Dr. Zielinski served in the Clinic Abroad program at Palmer College of Chiropractic, from which he graduated in 2007, in Manaus, Brazil, where he helped the indigenous people and poor people who had no regular access to health care.