Matt Thomason of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Fenton, MO recently won the firm's Edward Jones Sr. Founders Award for his exceptional achievement in building client relationships.
Thomason was one of 2,127 of the firm's 18,000 financial advisors to receive the Edward Jones Sr. Founders Award.
The award is named after Edward Jones Sr., who founded the firm in 1922 under the principle that financial advisors should be treated as business partners rather than employees. His insistence on always treating others with respect is one of his enduring contributions to the Edward Jones culture.
"It's truly an honor to be recognized for building relationships with those clients we serve," said Thomason. "And it is also quite inspirational to receive an award named after a firm legend such as Edward Jones Sr. who was so innovative and recognized the need for quality financial advice for long-term individual investors."
Thomason and Branch Office Administrator Sally Walser can be reached at 636-343-2267. You may also visit Thomason's website at www.edwardjones.com/matt-thomason.
Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in St. Louis, provides financial services in the U.S. and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm's business, from the investments its financial advisors offer to the location of its branch offices, caters to individual investors. The firm's 18,000-plus financial advisors serve more than 7 million clients and care for $1 trillion in assets under management. Visit our website at edwardjones.com and recruiting website at careers.edwardjones.com. Member SIPC.
FENTON, Mo. – The Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce recognized 11 recent graduates from the Fenton region with scholarships to continue their education at a membership luncheon this month. Since 1987, the Fenton Chamber has had the privilege of awarding 355 high school graduates with scholarship funds totaling over $300,000. The scholarship program is funded primarily through proceeds from major fundraiser events and contributions from members of the Fenton Chamber business community.
This year’s recipients include: from Rockwood Summit High School – Ryan Speckman and Nathan Voss; from Lindbergh High School – Achintya Benegal and Lindsey Wolf; from Northwest High School – Hunter Dickemper and Kamryn Graff; from Cor Jesu Academy – Kathryn Echele and Gabriella Krisanic; from Lutheran High School South – Madison Butterfield and Olivia Gravette; from Nerinx Hall – Leah Rampsott.
Funds awarded also included several special and sponsored scholarships:
Hunter Dickemper is the recipient of the Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers sponsored scholarship, awarded to a graduate who plans to attend Jefferson College and pursue a career in the automobile mechanics industry.
Kamryn Graff received the Ginny Goede Scholarship, established in 2002 as a tribute to Ginny’s untiring dedication to the Chamber, to helping others and to giving back to the community.
Olivia Gravette is the recipient of the inaugural Jeannie Braun Leadership Award, named in honor of the former FACC Executive Director for her 16 years of service to the organization.
Ryan Speckman received the Edward Jones – Matt Thomason sponsored scholarship, awarded to a graduate in pursuit of a career in the financial services industry.
Nathan Voss is the recipient of the Mia Hickman Memorial scholarship, awarded to a deserving student by Todd and Susan Hickman in honor of their late daughter Mia Hickman.
Lindsey Wolf received the Mercy Hospital South sponsored scholarship, awarded to a graduate in pursuit of a career in the healthcare industry.
This luncheon was sponsored by Edward Jones – Sean C. King, who presented the awards with Ginny Goede (The Jewelry Connection) and Missouri House Representative Shamed Dogan (District 98). Scholarship recipients, and invited guests, were in attendance to receive their awards and to be recognized for their many outstanding achievements.
Pictured (left to right): Joe Mueller – Executive Director, Fenton Chamber; Shamed Dogan – Missouri House Representative, District 98;
Bill Hoefer – Chief Operating Officer, Mercy Hospital South; Lindsey Wolf; Ryan Speckman; Leah Ramspott;Olivia Gravette; Kamryn Graff; Achintya Benegal; Ginny Goede – The Jewelry Connection; Sean King – Edward Jones.
Recipients not pictured: Madison Butterfield, Hunter Dickemper, Kathryn Echele, Gabriella Krisanic, Nathan Voss
FENTON, Mo.—Members of the Fenton Area Chamber business community joined British Swim School staff and franchise owner, Birch McMullin, for a ribbon cutting at their newest location at Gold’s Gym Fenton – 635 Gravois Rd.
Lessons are available for babies starting at three months, children and adults 18 years and older. Water acclimation classes for infants and toddlers introduce them to the water for the first time and teach back float and submersion. As children move up in program levels, advancement in classes includes learning a variety of swim strokes and swim team participation. For adults, small groups and personalized attention focused on areas needed most is provided. Apart from the safety aspect, swimming is a great form of exercise with heart healthy benefits and reduced impact on joints.
According to British Swim School website: “Rita Goldberg founded British Swim School in 1981 and remains CEO. Goldberg’s methodology has evolved over the last 35 years, but began by teaching water safety survival skills to children as young as three months old. The back float is considered the most important water survival skill, as it enables swimmers to rest, breathe and call for help, alleviating the “silent” danger of floating face down. Drowning is the leading cause of death in children under five.”
For more information on classes and how to sign up, visit britishswimschool.com. To speak with a British Swim School staff member, please call 314-312-1878.
The Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce supports, promotes & encourages shopping local and keeping business in Fenton. The organization also serves as a link between our members and the community, providing members with tools to succeed in business through networking, marketing, and educational opportunities.