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NEW AGENT: Realtor Lisa Straight has joined Cedar One Realty.

Straight, a Phi Kappa Phi member since 2004, brings more than 25 years of experience to her new position. She was first in sales volume with her previous brokerage.

She can be contacted at (304) 919-9085.

HIGHLY RANKED: Financial

services firm Edward Jones, which has a local office at Suite 80, 200 Stanton Blvd., Steubenville, ranks highest in investor satisfaction with full-service brokerage firms, according to the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Full Service Investor Satisfaction Study.

The study measures overall investor satisfaction with 18 full-service investment firms based on eight factors, including financial adviser, account information, investment performance, firm interaction, product offerings, commissions and fees, information resources and problem resolution. The firm scored 853 in overall satisfaction, 18 points higher than the industry average.

“What a great honor it is to be recognized for what matters most, which is making a difference in the lives of our clients,” said Edward Jones Managing Partner Penny Pennington. “We illustrate the value of the Edward Jones client experience every day and help our clients achieve financially what is most important to them. We can bring something truly special to clients who experience us. This is why we exist.”

Edward Jones ranked highest in investor satisfaction by J.D. Power in 2015 (tied), 2012, 2010, 2009, 2007-2005 and in a tie in 2002, when the study began.

HOSPICE WORKSHOP: Hospice 101 will be the topic of the next free Lunch and Learn workshop May 2 at Harrison Community Hospital in Cadiz.

Scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. in the cafeteria, the program will feature Patricia Mozena of Valley Hospice. She will discuss how hospice works to improve a patient’s quality of life through the comfort of care and symptom management, and by providing instruction, assistance and support to the patient’s caregivers.

According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, approximately 1.7 million people with life-limiting illnesses are cared for by the nation’s hospice providers every year.

The workshops are held on the first Thursday of every month except December. Attendees can bring their lunch or buy one in the cafeteria. A snack and beverages will be provided. Reservations are not needed.

From staff reports

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