Emily Frazier knows the value of a comfortable pair of shoes. That’s because she has been introducing herself to the residents of Newton.

Edward Jones office welcomes new employee, Emily Frazier

Emily Frazier knows the value of a comfortable pair of shoes. That’s because she has been introducing herself to the residents of Newton.
Frazier will serve as a financial advisor for a local Edward Jones office.
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, a news release stated.
The firm’s more than 12,000 financial advisors work directly with more than 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, a news release stated. “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 13th 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.
Edward Jones is headquartered in St. Louis. The Edward Jones website is www.edwardjones.com, and its recruiting website is www.careers.edwardjones.com.

Save the date: ‘Chamber After Hours’ at the Meridian Center

There will be a “Chamber After Hours” event from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Meridian Center, 1420 E. Broadway Court in Newton.
Join the Meridian Center for hors d’oeuvres, beverages, giveaways and an opportunity to meet the staff as they want to thank the community for its support during their first year of operation.

Deadline approaching for annual Chamber award nominations

The nominations deadline for the Newton Chamber’s “Outstanding Citizen Award” is approaching. Nomination forms are available at the Chamber office and must be completed and returned to the Chamber by 5 p.m. Aug. 13. They also may be mailed to the Newton Chamber at 500 N. Main St., Suite 101.
The nominee must be a Newton/North Newton resident with at least 10 years of residence. Qualifications should include extraordinary service for the betterment of the community. This service could include the following areas: occupation or profession; service clubs; professional organizations; youth groups; church; civic organizations; and governmental service.
Any citizen of the Newton/North Newton area may nominate a person for this award. Nominations must be submitted in writing on the nomination form distributed by the Chamber.
The recipient’s name will not be disclosed until the annual meeting of the Chamber in September, where it will be delivered as part of a ceremony.
For more information, contact the Chamber office at 283-2560.

New medical office coming to Newton Medical Center campus
By Ashley Bergner
Newton Kansan

A new medical office building is slated for construction on the Newton Medical Center campus, just north of the existing medical office buildings in the southwest portion of the campus.  
Dan Unruh, a partner with InSite Real Estate Group based out of Wichita, said 2.5 acres have been purchased, and there are plans to construct 20,000 square feet of medical office space in two buildings. Newton Medical Center is not directly involved in the project.
Unruh said the project will be built in stages, and the developers currently are in discussions with physicians about the office space.
He anticipates the building will be occupied by Jan. 15, 2013.

Brian Huxman of Newton joins energy division at MKC

Brian Huxman joined the sales staff in MKC’s energy division in mid-June and will be serving customers in the area north of Highway 4.
Originally from Newton, Brian attended Bethel College, where he earned a degree in communications. Prior to joining MKC, he was the sales and marketing manager for a senior living center in Newton.
“Brian is an excellent addition to our sales staff,” Jason Creed, director of energy operations for MKC, said in a news release. “One of his most valuable skills is his ability to listen to the customer and understand what they need to be successful in their operation.”
Brian and his wife, Corrine, have two sons and reside in Newton.