Fairfield Bay Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting

The Fairfield Bay Chamber of Commerce along with representatives from the City and Community Club, friends and family came out to hold a ribbon cutting for the Crafters Social House. The Crafters Social House is a gathering place as well as a shop full of unique and special treasures created by local artists. With the […]

Souvenir Xtraordinaire Holds Open House and Ribbon Cutting at New Location

Greers Ferry Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting a Souvenir Xtraordinaire on Saturday. Owner, Heather Garrett, husband Jon, entrepreneur, Mary Lewis, Mayor John Carlton along with family and friends. Heather Garrett, owner of Souvenir Xtraordinaire in Greers Ferry is very excited and pleased to open her new shop, which was purchased, June 2015. […]

Is Your “Financial Umbrella” in Place?

April showers may bring May flowers, but March is National Umbrella Month. While ranking high on the list of truly obscure celebrations, this “Month” can still teach us a few things – especially if we think about “umbrellas” that can help us protect our financial goals. Consider these key areas: Your vulnerability to emergencies – […]

Real Estate Sales Increase Over 2015 Numbers

Real estate sales in Van Buren County through the second quarter of 2016 were on the rise. The number of properties sold rose 25% over the same time period of 2015. The average price rose 9% and the number of days on the market dropped 23%. According to the National Association of Realtors, existing-home sales […]

Term vs Permanent Insurance: Which is Best For You

What’s your most valuable asset? While you are still working, this asset may actually be your future income — so you need to protect it. And you can do so by maintaining adequate life insurance, which can help provide your family with the financial resources necessary to meet critical expenses — such as mortgage payments, […]

Young at Heart by Pam Young

You Think You Want to Get Organized, But do You Really? If you’re overwhelmed by life’s ups and downs and twists and turns, or a little depressed because you don’t like where you live, or who you’re with, or just maybe you’ve gotten down on yourself, all that’s happened is you’ve gotten a little sidetracked. […]

Don’t Keep Family in the Dark about Your Financial Plans

You might work diligently at building a financial roadmap for your retirement years and a comprehensive estate plan. But you can’t just create these strategies – you also have to communicate them. Specifically, you need to inform your spouse and your grown children what you have in mind for the future – because the more […]

Heritage Creek Helping Plan During Uncertain Times

When trying to navigate uncertain times, it is nice to have retail experience on your team. Heritage Creek Financial is pleased to announce that it has welcomed a new representative, Robert Henderson, and has opened a new office servicing the Fairfield Bay area. Robert and his wife, Pamma, have lived in the area since 2007. […]

What Should You Know About Establishing A Trust

You don’t have to be a CEO or multimillionaire to benefit from a trust. In fact, many people gain advantages from establishing one – so it may be useful to learn something about this common estate-planning tool. Why would you want a trust? For one thing, if you have highly specific wishes on how and […]

Hotel Prospects Visit Fairfield Bay

On Wednesday, July 13, 2016 Hotel Prospects Moin Kazi and Jessica Junker with Cobblestone Hotels, came to tour Fairfield Bay to  consider building a hotel here in the Bay. Pictured in the Log Cabin Museum, left to right, is Wilba Thompson, Moin Kazi, Marilyn Robertson, Jessica Junker and Paul Wellenberger.