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September 11, 2013

Char and her husband, Gil, are co-owners of New Beginnings, a nationally recognized chemical dependency treatment center located in Waverly, Minnesota. This year they’re celebrating their 31st year in business. Looking back, Char says that “building relationships” has been the key to their success. Here’s what we heard from Char about her relationship with Abdo, Eick & Meyers…

In her line of work, Char routinely meets individuals who are in need of someone to trust. As a result, she’s developed a special appreciation for the relationships in her life—and, especially, her relationship with Abdo, Eick & Meyers accountant Sara Southworth.

Char has worked with Sara for more than eight years. During that time Sara has been there for Char as an accountant, advisor, and friend. “We had a chemistry the first time we met,” says Char. “Right away, I knew she was someone I could trust.”

In addition to trust, Char cites “professionalism” as something that she looks for in any company or organization. “And it’s something I’ve found in Abdo, Eick & Meyers,” she says. She also appreciates the firm’s responsiveness. “I can reach Sara at any time. And if she doesn’t have an answer to my question, she finds it for me.”

With its 92-bed residential inpatient facility and five additional outpatient locations, New Beginnings is one of Minnesota’s leading treatment providers. Char fulfills the role of co-owner and marketing director. (Needless to say, she’s a busy lady!) Char says that being able to trust Sara has allowed her to focus on the most important part of New Beginnings: the patients.

“And that’s why we consider our relationship with Sara and Abdo, Eick & Meyers to be a blessing in our lives.”

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