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The week of April 22 will be packed with opportunities for small business owners to get a competitive edge by attending their choice of four free seminars offered by Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center.

On Monday April 22, business coach and Social Media expert Martin Brossman will be presenting “Create Your Own Website & Blog Using WordPress.” This seminar gives information and hands-on instruction showing you how to create a working website and blog that you can maintain yourself.


For the fifth time in as many studies conducted, Edward Jones financial advisors rate the firm "Highest in Employee Advisor Satisfaction among Financial Investment Firms," according to a newly released study by J.D. Power and Associates.

The J.D. Power and Associates 2013 Financial Advisor Satisfaction Study ranked Edward Jones Highest in Employee Advisor Satisfaction among Financial Investment Firms. Eight financial services firms ranked. This is the fifth time J.D. Power has conducted the study since 2007.

Russell Hawkins, Chris Brouwer and Bill Barr are financial advisors in Franklin.


A ribbon cutting was held by the Franklin Chamber of Commerce at the Barn @ Burningtown located at 67 Smith Road. Owners Homer and Teresa Holbrooks offer the perfect venue for weddings, birthdays, anniversary parties, church groups, graduations, family reunions, class reunions and more.


Edward Jones office on Highlands Road is an example of how small local offices can recycle effectively.

Chris Brouwer, Christine Bury and Cathy Bryan each have recycle boxes under their desks to separate sensitive papers for shredding and regular paper that they drop off at the recycle centers.

The office recycles approximately 100 pounds of paper each month. In addition, they bring all biodegradable waste home for composting and take cans and bottles to the dropoff centers.


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