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Clarksville Weekly Market Snapshot from Frazier Allen for the week of January 15th, 2017

 

F&M Investment Services - Raymond James - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The economic calendar was relatively thin. Small business optimism rose sharply in December.  Growth in retail sales was concentrated in autos and gasoline – mixed and generally flat otherwise (with unusual softness in food) – but it was still a relatively good quarter overall. 

Department store sales were weak, but that is a long-term trend (not necessarily a sign of consumer weakness). The PPI was largely in line with expectations, reflecting moderate pipeline inflationary pressures (consistent with further Fed rate hikes in the months ahead).

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F&M Bank announces New Office in Hendersonville to open January 17th

 

F&M BankHendersonville, TN – F&M Bank has been providing financial services in Hendersonville since 2008. Beginning January 17th, the Middle Tennessee-rooted bank is taking an ambitious step forward in Sumner County by opening a new 10,000 square foot office in the heart of Hendersonville’s Indian Lake commercial district.

The spacious new facility, located at 221 Indian Lake Boulevard, replaces the bank’s former quarters at 100 Bluegrass Commons. The new office will accommodate F&M’s growing banking and mortgage staff and will provide customers with a dedicated mortgage services entrance.

F&M Bank’s new 10,000 sq. ft. office at 221 Indian Lake Boulevard in Hendersonville Tennessee.

F&M Bank’s new 10,000 sq. ft. office at 221 Indian Lake Boulevard in Hendersonville Tennessee.

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Clarksville Tennessee Realtor Jimmy Settle Inducted as 2017 RLI President

 

Clarksville Association of REALTORSClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Association of Realtors® (CAR) and The Realtors® Land Institute (RLI) are proud to announce that Clarksville Tennessee Realtor® Jimmy Settle, ALC, of Crye-Leike Real Estate Services was officially inducted as the 2017 RLI National President-Elect in Orlando alongside the 2016 National Association of Realtors® Convention & Expo.

Jimmy Settle, ALC, has been a licensed REALTOR® in Tennessee and Kentucky as well as a member of the Clarksville Association of REALTORS® since 1993.

Jimmy Settle being sworn in as 2017 RLI National President-Elect, alongside his wife, Gail.

Jimmy Settle being sworn in as 2017 RLI National President-Elect, alongside his wife, Gail.

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US Bank Donates $3,000 to Support LEAP’s Partners in Employment (PIE) Initiative

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – The U.S. Bank Foundation, has awarded a $3,000 grant to LEAP’s Youth Career Readiness Program as a Partner In Employment. The grant is a part of U.S. Banks’s Community Possible Program, which supports organizations and programs that advance the funding priorities in areas where designated U.S. Bank communities are served.

Decisions are based on organizations financial stability, leadership, impact measurement, and collaboration with key community stakeholders in the community. LEAP Organization fits the bill! Damon Jennings, LEAP ORG Board member, describes U.S. Bank’s support as simply tremendous to help youth enhance their employability skills.

LEAP's Partners in Employment (PIE) Initiative

LEAP’s Partners in Employment (PIE) Initiative

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Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce announces January Events

 

Clarksville Area Chamber of CommerceClarksville, TN  – The Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce announces upcoming events during the month of January.

On Tuesday, January 17th, the Chamber host its annual Mayors Power Breakfast at the Riverview Inn, 50 College Street at 7:30am.

The Riverview Inn in Downtown Clarksville.

The Riverview Inn in Downtown Clarksville.

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Frazier Allen: 12 Resolutions for 2017

 

Start the new year right by reviewing and revamping your financial plan.

F&M Investment Services - Raymond James - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Instead of hauling out those familiar New Year’s resolutions about eating less and exercising more, how about focusing on something that’s also very good for you in the long run – and even sooner?

We’re talking about your financial plan – your fiscal health, if you will. The approach of 2017 is a great time to review your plan and make any necessary revisions. With that in mind, here are 12 suggested resolutions that, if followed, can help ensure that your later years will be financially secure.

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Clarksville Association of Realtors Adopts 100 “Angels” For Salvation Army

 

Clarksville Association of REALTORSClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Association of Realtors® (CAR) Helping Hands Committee and many other REALTORS within the organization adopted 100 Angels for the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program.

“There is such a need in our area, and I’m thankful for the chance to help,” said Kathy Knobel, a Clarksville Realtor and 2016 member of CAR’s Helping Hands Committee.

Kathy Knobel with some of the Angel Tree Donations

Kathy Knobel with some of the Angel Tree Donations

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Frazier Allen: Dealing with Dementia

 

F&M Investment Services - Raymond James - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – “I saw the bravest man in the world playing the hardest role of his life,” Robin Williams’ widow wrote in October of her husband’s dementia and the months leading up to his death in 2014. When his anxiety, personality changes and memory problems began three years ago, a “foundation of friendship and love was our armor,” Susan Schneider Williams said.

Her story likely strikes a chord among those caring for a loved one with dementia. The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that more than 15 million Americans currently are. 

Dealing with Dementia

Dealing with Dementia

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Frazier Allen: A Retirement Savings Exit Strategy

 

F&M Investment Services - Raymond James - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Every day, an estimated 10,000 people reach the IRS trigger age when they must begin withdrawing money from their retirement plans. If you’re among them, it’s wise to develop a strategy.

Once you hit 70½, IRS rules call for required minimum distributions (RMDs) every year on all of your traditional, simplified employee pension (SEP) and SIMPLE IRAs, as well as employer-sponsored plans. Roth IRAs are exempt.    

Create a plan to withdraw your minimum distributions on your terms, while complying with Uncle Sam’s.

Create a plan to withdraw your minimum distributions on your terms, while complying with Uncle Sam’s.

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Clarksville Ranks 19th Among Top U.S. Cities for Fastest Job Growth

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development CouncilClarksville, TN – The Clarksville metropolitan statistical area (MSA) ranked 19th in the nation for fastest job growth. A report released today from 24/7 Wall Street, a Delaware-based financial news company, studied employment and job growth from October 2015 to October 2016 for 387 metro areas and announced the top 25 U.S. cities.

The Clarksville MSA added more than 4,700 jobs, an increase of 4.61%, with total jobs at 106,811 in October 2016.

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