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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 3, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Page6A 2005 AHEAD EXPANDING HORIZONS Gattuso Distributing expands its Preserving property Wealth Preservation Advisors helps people manage belongings By Scott Mahon Staff Writer Donna Byrd started her financial advisors career 15 years ago in In she opened her own office in New her Wealth Preservation serves clients as far away as Lare A Certified Financial Plan Byrd has extensive expe rience with estate planning and wealth man Originally from Eastland near Byrd earned her bachelors degree in accounting from North Texas State University in Denton in She spent 15 years in the accounting Accounting is historical in she I wanted to look to help peo ple plan for their In she and her hus moved to New I had a 14yearold and I wanted a more rural environment for she Id been to New Braunfels and I kind of fell in love with the In Byrd joined Cigna Financial Advisors in San Antonio and completed their financial training After three she left Cigna and opened her own office in San I love being able to offer my clients unbiased prod ucts and impartial advice to help them work towards their she I chose to become independent because I realized the value of objectivity both for and for my So being independent gives me the freedom to work with each client in the way that they want to be worked Byrd said she serves basi cally two clients who have a net worth in excess of and sen iors who have accumulated a net worth of anywhere between and But I was surprised to learn that women have become the financial center of most she They make most of the so Ive moved my focus more toward Byrd said she offers a financial seminar for women called Financial Self Defense For Studies show that women are better investors than she women statistically outlive men and have to rely on themselves in their senior Byrd said she uses a net work of financial specialists to help solve I can put my clients in front of brilliant and innovative pro fessionals in South Texas to help solve a particular prob whether it involves pro bate real estate or DAVID Donna Byrd works on managing finances on her Her Wealth Preservation serves clients as far away as business Byrd said she never approaches a financial prob lem with a particular Unlike many of the large Im able to really lis ten to my clients needs and their she Byrd said todays invest ment climate has never been more exciting or To take advantage of all the available investors need two an understanding of which products are most appropri ate for their and a relationship with a trustwor thy professional who has a clear understanding of each investors The financial areas that Byrd advises clients on include retirement planning longterm care insur ance estate planning pension and rollover planning and account management retirement distribution strategies and group For call 830 or BUSINESS Notes Gunderson receives membership in Leadership Council for PIANCO Gregory a registered representative with Sunset Financial in New has earned membership in the 2004 Lead Council for a Wholesaler of investment arid insurance products for The Leadership Council mem berships are reserved for those representatives who produce over million in Hartford Leaders sales in a calendar Gregory has assisted clients with their investment and retirement planning by strate gically matching their needs with appropriate investment Using investment products offered by The Hart Gregory has helped clients manage their assets more work to out pace plan for a life long income and pre pare to pass assets on to their Products like Hartford Leaders suite of vari able annuity products all marketed through PLANCO have been instrumental in helping clients satisfy their short and longterm invest ment By determining which of these products best suits client investment risk tol time horizon and tax PLANCO Leadership Council members are work ing to help lead people down the road to a bright Leadership Council mem by using the marketing wholesaling and the services of The Hartford and PLANCO to their fullest not only make the selling process smootherbut are also able tci make the client feel more at That is what Leadership Council members like Gun derson do Speckman recognized in top ten at CBDHR awards ceremony The CBDHR annual awards ceremony was held 17 at the Club at A break fast buffet was served and the theme for this year was a Cir cle of The Top Residential Sales Office was the Northwest Office located at 15503 Bab cock Rd the office is managed by Steve The 1 sales sssociate was Mis sy who is affliated with the Northwest Other sales associates named in the top 10 were Roland Karen Nolan and Rhonda Bourget all with the Northwest Mar garet Davis and Pat Combs with the North Central Mary Ann Rhodes with the Northeast Frances Ross with the Sigma office and Frances Lewis and Luke who ranked Francis Lewis with the New Braunfels The rookie of the year award was presented toDeaDrif fill with the Northwest W e think all are sales asso ciates and employees are stars and the annual awards cer m o n y gives us the opportuni ty to show how bright they We would nt be the 1 Real Speckman Estate Company in San Antonio without all the hardwork and dedication of our Sales Associ ates noted DAnn Barnard Donegan Insurance named a top Insurance Agency SEGUIN Honoring its more than three decades of excellent service to the busi nesses and families of South Barnard Donegan Insurance was recently named an inaugural mem ber of the Safeco Dent an exclusive organ ization established this year by Safeco a lead ing national provider of home and smallbusi ness Less than five percent of Safecos more than dis tribution partners are mem bers of the Barnard Donegan Insurance earned its distinction fqi its longevi ty as a Safeco partners and impressive growth as a South Texas area As independent providers of insurance serv Barnard Donegan Insurance has spent decades helping individuals and businesses make sound insurance said Mike chairman and CEO of Seattlebased Safeco We applaud their dedication to their local communities and their commitment to help ing our company Barnard found ed 92 years has offices in Universal Anto New Braunfels and Dryer vent and air duct Tile and wood floor Oriental Rugs are our Specialty Also repair or replace fringe Furniture carpet Clcanim Health Special Get Your Air Ducts Cleaned and Dryer Vent Cleaned 1 bottle spotter with every FREE estimate 24 Emergency Service Fire and Water Restoration Aladdin 6067384 210 Trade Center our Health Clcaninn For Your Health The citizens of New Braunfels and District 6 deserve better Our current council member has had little impact in District 6 as a which has resulted in not enough being accomplished in the last three years to benefit District 6 and the City of New We can do its time for a Do we want three more years off the same Issues that need attention NOW in District 6 Better quality control oversight of new street construction and timely repair of our current streets Drainage that actually works Reassessment of public safety needs so that they are in line with current population My campaign is community If you have any questions or and would like to be a part of our campaign contact me at 830 Make Your Voice Heard VOTE for Positive ACTION Vote LYNN LIMMER for District 6 Early Voting starts April 20 at the Courthouse Election Day May 7 Arlon 327 Raven New TX 78130 THE CITY OF NEW BRAUNFELS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM PROGRAM YEAR 2006 The City of New announces that applications for PY 2006 Community Development Block Grant funding will be available on April The Department of Housing Urban Development will allocate approximately to the Citys CDBG which may be used for programs such as Economic Development Drainage Projects Public Service Programs Youth Programs Housing Rehabilitation Downpayment Assistance Parks Recreation Neighborhood Cleanups Applications may be picked up at the City Secretarys Office located at the City of New Braunfels Municipal 424 Castell or you may call Nancy CDBG at 830 225 to have an application mailed to Complete applications are due to the City Secretary at May Late applications will not be A Technical Assistance Workshop will be held on April from at the New Braunfels Municipal 424 Castell Conference Room All interested parties are encouraged to For questions regarding the City of New Braunfels CDBG please call Nancy CDBG at 830
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