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What It Truly Takes to Rise to the Top with Sebastian Soria (podcast)

http:// Sebastian Soria is the Vice President and Total Rewards Officer at Newmont Corporation—one of the world’s leading gold, copper, silver, lead, and zinc producers. The company is notably the only gold producer in the S&P 500 Index and is recognized as a champion for ESG practices. Sebastian has over 28 years of experience in the financial industry, spending over 26 years with Dow in various leadership roles, including human resources and compensation. He holds

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3 Ways a Financial Advisor Can Help Your Business

Good business owners tend to be highly adept at running the daily operations of their business. But great business owners are also keenly aware of where their own competencies end and where the need to outsource begins — both to streamline their daily routine and to optimize the long-term strategy and success of their company. Legal and tax functions are two of the most commonly outsourced tasks. These advisory services are both universal and invaluable

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The stock market and the economy are not the same.

“Be aware that the market does not turn when it sees light at the end of the tunnel. It turns when all looks black, but just a subtle shade less black than the day before.” – James Montier Why must we view them differently? The stock market is frequently taken for a real-time analog to the economy. Too often the two are compared in ways that make them appear similar.  It may surprise you to

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Retirement Plans and How to Make Them Work with Tom Ackmann (podcast)

Tom Ackmann is a principal and senior retirement plan advisor at SYM Financial Advisors, an RIA firm with a long history of serving plan sponsors and their employees. He previously worked as the Vice President of Baden Retirement Plan Services and the Vice President for Ascensus. At SYM, Tom leads a team that advises over 100 corporate clients and 10,000 participants. Tom holds a degree in Communications/Political Science from Concordia University Chicago. Tom joins me

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Having Intentionality with Each Contribution with Jimmy Greene (podcast)

Jimmy Greene is the President & CEO of Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) of Michigan, a trade association representing Michigan’s commercial and industrial construction industries. He is the first Black CEO in the organization’s 60-year history. Jimmy is also the founder of Total Solutions Group in Saginaw, a firm specializing in technology project consulting and telecommunications. Before becoming the President of the ABC of Michigan, he served as president and CEO of Associated Builders &

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Executive Decisions – Building A Company Culture from Scratch with Paul Barbeau (podcast)

Paul Barbeau is the Senior Global Director at Dow, a material science company that provides innovative and sustainable solutions for consumer care, infrastructure, and packaging businesses. Paul collaborates with various business leaders to improve existing workplace strategies with employee experience, asset optimization, and sustainability in mind. He is also the Director at 1st State Bank, a banking company that focuses on helping businesses grow in the Great Lakes Bay area. Paul joins me to explain

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