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92nd General Assembly

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 1                          HOUSE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS,  The  members   of   the   Illinois   House   of
 3    Representatives  are  pleased to recognize significant events
 4    in the lives of the citizens of Illinois; and

 5        WHEREAS, Molly Federici,  founder  of  Physicians  Filing
 6    Service in Mt. Vernon, has received the Small Business Person
 7    of the Year award; and

 8        WHEREAS,  Molly  Federici's  knowledge  of small business
 9    came early in her life from her father, Leon,  co-founder  of
10    Shapiro Brothers in Missouri; and

11        WHEREAS,  In  1956,  Molly Federici graduated from Festus
12    High School and began her education at Fontbonne  College  in
13    St.   Louis,   Missouri;   she  later  transferred  to  Drake
14    University in Des Moines, Iowa, where she  graduated  with  a
15    B.S. in Education; and

16        WHEREAS, While attending Drake, she met Gino Federici and
17    they married July 1, 1961; after graduation, the couple moved
18    back  to Festus; Mrs. Federici began teaching business law at
19    Fox High School and Mr. Federici began working at  the  scrap
20    processing  plant; in 1967, the family moved to Mt. Vernon to
21    open Shapiro Brothers of Illinois, where  Molly  managed  the
22    office; and

23        WHEREAS, In 1985, Molly's sister, Margaret, told her of a
24    medical electronic billing service; after learning more about
25    the  process  and the need for this service in the Midwestern
26    States, Physician Filing Service (PFS) was born; in 1986, PFS
27    opened on Broadway as the first accredited billing service in
28    Illinois; and

29        WHEREAS, In 1991, Blue Cross Blue Shield selected PFS for
30    a pilot system, which connected PFS  to  its  main  frame  in
31    Chicago;  in  1995,  PFS  began  doing  business with Medline
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 1    Industries,  a  major   manufacturer   of   durable   medical
 2    equipment; and

 3        WHEREAS, This year, PFS celebrated a major milestone; the
 4    business that began with two employees and borrowed equipment
 5    now  employs  140  Jefferson  County  residents, services 100
 6    physicians, 45 home  medical  equipment  companies,  and  has
 7    processed  approximately  202, 000,000 claims and billed more
 8    than $1 billion; this success is directly attributed  to  the
 9    PFS  team's  uncompromising  commitment,  tireless  drive and
10    desire to be the best; and

11        WHEREAS, In  addition  to  being  a  successful  business
12    owner,  Mrs.  Federici  is an active member of her community;
13    she is active in the Downtown Development Commission; in  the
14    past  she  has been active in St. Mary's Catholic Church, the
15    Mitchell Museum, The United  Way  of  Jefferson  County,  Mt.
16    Vernon School District 80 Foundation, and the American Cancer
17    Society; and

18        WHEREAS,  Mrs.  Federici  is  the  proud  mother  of Toni
19    Federici,  Mary  Federici-Burgan,  Mia  Federici-Baker,   and
20    Michael Federici; therefore, be it

23    we congratulate Molly Federici  on  her  achievement  of  the
24    Small Business Person of the Year award; and be it further

25        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of this resolution be
26    presented to Molly Federici as an expression of our esteem.

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