Advertiser of the Week: Gary Fowle, OD & Associates, PLC, Family Vision Center

As a reader of the Squire, do you know that the newspaper is completely advertiser supported? This means that the paper in your hands was paid for in its entirety through the dollars our businesses choose to spend in their local paper. We believe advertising in a hometown newspaper continues to be among the best ways to let residents know what our business community has to offer, so we hope we are also offering a valuable service in return.

Dr, Gary Fowle, OD

We have decided to run mini-profiles of our advertisers at random so our readers can see a little bit of our business community “behind the scenes.” Enjoy.

Gary Fowle, OD & Associates, PLC, Family Vision Center is owned by Dr. Gary Fowle. His staff members are Cheryl Solomon, Kathy Thomas, Mary Buettner, Rochelle Heminger, Lisa Groesser, Brenda Walsh, Mimi Wyatt, Dr. Mandy Russell and Dr. Emily Coles.

The business was founded in 1983 by Dr. Fowle and his wife Peggy and it has grown to a staff of eight and two additional optometrists.

Fowle is a lifelong resident of Rockford, whose grandfathers were both Rockford business owners. One grandfather owned Stuart Fowle Insurance and the other, Ernest Blanchard, ran the funeral home prior to David Pederson.

Fowle said Rockford is a great community in which to work and raise a family. Even with significant growth over the years, Rockford has maintained its small-town charm.

“Our mission is to provide the best possible eye care in the Rockford area,” Fowle said. “In doing so, our goal is to also create a consistently positive and memorable experience for every patient.”

Gary Fowle, OD & Associates, PLC is located at 120 Marcell Dr. NE, Rockford. His phone number is (616) 866-0140.

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