Edward Jones named Firm of the Year by Money Management Institute

BERLIN -- Financial services firm Edward Jones was named the Advisory Solutions Firm of the Year by the Money Management Institute as the firm that most exemplified overall excellence and contributed to the long-term success and sustainability of the wealth management industry, according to Edward Jones Financial Advisors, Raymond Landry and Richard Landry of Berlin, NH.
The award was presented at the Institute's annual Gateway to Leadership Awards Dinner held recently in Chicago. The Money Management Institute is the national association for the managed investment solutions and the wealth management industry. This award recognizes the features and benefits of both of the firm's advisory platforms.
Edward Jones Advisory Solutions® is an asset allocation and advisory program that allows investors to select from research or custom models with an initial minimum investment of $50,000. The models use a combination of mutual funds, exchange traded funds and separately managed accounts in the construction of the portfolio and allow clients to delegate asset allocation, investment selection and portfolio rebalancing to Edward Jones.
This program now offers 62 fully discretionary research models, in addition to custom models, which allow investors to design a model to match their unique investment needs. With the program's custom models, clients retain discretion over the investment selection from the list of funds available in the program.
Advisory Solutions has proved popular with Edward Jones clients. The program has grown to more than $75 billion in assets under management since its introduction in August 2008. Advisory Solutions now ranks as the country's 4th largest mutual fund advisory program, according to MMI/Dover Research.
In addition, Edward Jones offers a dual contract separately managed account program with more than $2 billion in assets under management.

Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm's business, from the types of investment options offered to the location of branch offices, is designed to cater to individual investors in the communities in which they live and work. The firm's 12,000-plus financial advisors work directly with nearly 7 million clients to understand their personal goals -- from college savings to retirement -- and create long-term investment solutions that emphasize a well-balanced portfolio and a buy-and-hold strategy. Edward Jones embraces the importance of building long-term, face-to-face relationships with clients, helping them to understand and make sense of the investment options available today.
In January 2012, for the thirteenth year, Edward Jones was named one of the best companies to work for by FORTUNE Magazine in its annual listing. The firm ranked No. 5 overall and No. 3 in Large Size Companies. These 13 FORTUNE rankings include top 10 finishes for nine years, consecutive No. 1 rankings in 2002 and 2003, and consecutive No. 2 rankings in 2009 and 2010. FORTUNE and Time Inc. are not affiliated with and do not endorse products or services of Edward Jones.
Edward Jones is headquartered in St. Louis. The Edward Jones website is located at www.edwardjones.com, and its recruiting website is www.careers.edwardjones.com. Member SIPC.

Spring shopping givaway winner takes home $1,000 in merchandise

BERLIN -- -Spring just got a little more golden for Caron Building Center’s customer Allen Henry.
On June 1, Henry was chosen as the winner of the Caron Building Center’s $1000 Spring Shopping Giveaway. Henry was selected at random from more than 1,000 entries submitted at the store from March 1, to May 31 .
Lucy Letarte, advertising manager, said that Caron’s is delighted to provide one of its customers with the opportunity to make their Spring projects a little more exciting. “Everyone has a few extra chores this time of year, and we’re glad that Allen will be able to choose whatever tools he wants to get the job done. We thank all those who entered the giveaway for their participation.
Caron Building Center is located at 39 Union St, Berlin NH, and has been serving customers in the area for 36 years. Caron’s offers a complete line of lumber, window and door, kitchen and bath, power tools, plumbing , hardware, electrical and much more for you do-it-yourself homeowners to the professional. Caron’s has been a Do it Best Corp. member since 2004.



Accounting Connection celebrating being in business 12 years

BERLIN -- In Operation since April 21, 2000, The Accounting Connection is owned and operated by Brenda Stone of 831 Fifth Avenue, Berlin, NH. Originally she operated out of her home in Lancaster and then she and “Murphy” (her twelve-year-old Welsh Corgi she rescued) moved to Berlin, offering her services (payroll, bank reconciliations, accounts payable, accounts receivable, financial reporting) to a new circle of business people.
Her services are designed around the needs and priorities of the small business owner, sole proprietorships, non-profits, LLC’s or individuals needing a bookkeeper a few hours or a day each week, or on a project basis. Brenda brings her expertise directly to her customer’s offices or works from her home office depending upon each individual clients needs. In her black Toyota (license plate ACCTCON) she can be seen traveling around the northern New Hampshire and Vermont areas.
Certified in QuickBooks, she will also help clients that are already using QuickBooks with questions and setting up or revamping their chart of accounts.
As a member of StarsNorth, a Professional Services Network, she can refer clients to an array of professional experts in tax preparation, financial planning and consulting. The network is an affinity group of WREN-Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network-based in Bethlehem and having a satellite office here in Berlin.
For more information please call 603-752-2575 or 603-631-1900 or e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Local references are available.

Ubuntu Healling, LLC, holds open house

BERLIN -- Ubuntu Healing, LLC, held its grand opening on Friday, May 11, with several people coming to partake in the light refreshments, and learn more about the services and products the business provides. Ubuntu healing provides products and services that assist individuals with changing old patterns of behavior with new ones. Services include hypnotherapy, workshops and Reiki. Products include a booklet authored by Ubuntu Healing owner, Melanie Maynor, and Life’s Abundance products.
Hypnotherapy can be used to stop smoking, release unwanted pounds, address trauma, overcome addictions. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. There are several myths about hypnosis, all of which are false. Hypnotherapy works by communicating with an individual’s subconscious, rather than relying on will power from the conscious mind. Each hypnotherapy session lasts for two hours, includes a personal consultation and a CD of the individual’s session.
Ubuntu Healing’s current workshop, How to Prosper in Any Economy, is an all day workshop.
Melanie Maynor is a certified hypnotherapist, has a Master’s Degree in Communication and Leadership and is a college professor, teaching online courses for a state university for the past three and a half years.
Ubuntu Healing is open Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays by appointment. Ubuntu Healing is located at 305 Coos Street, Berlin. For more information on the cost of a session or workshop, call (603) 752-4992.