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Nashville Band Releases Disturbing Music Video About the ‘Dangers of Christian Nationalism’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Nashville-based Future Girl Records today announced the release of "Traitor," a music video by the rock band We_Anomaly. The song, written by Gabriel Gabor, sounds the alarm about the dangers of the current Christian Nationalist movement in America.

"I believe Christian Nationalists aka evangelicals are an imminent threat to American democracy," says Gabriel Gabor the band's leader and songwriter.

He goes on to say, "Evangelicals are dangerous. They secretly hate American democratic values. In fact, they are very comfortable with fascism just like many of their Evangelical and Catholic forefathers were in Nazi Germany. They'd have no problem making Trump king aka president for life just like his buddy Putin. As long as Trump continues to support the church like Adolf Hitler did.

"For America to be saved we need to get to the root of the problem. We need to look past Trump and the republican party. This evil originates in churches. It's the pastor, the priest, and the seemingly innocent little old lady with the bible in her hand, just like in the video.

"I named the song 'Traitor' because that's exactly what I believe they are. These people must be stopped here and now or America as we know it will cease to exist."

To watch the "Traitor" music video visit: https://youtu.be/v0911JRb9iI

ABOUT FUTURE GIRL RECORDS:

Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Future Girl Records is a full-service entertainment agency that specializes in creating content with pro-democratic and social justice messaging.

More information: http://www.we-anomaly.world/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCilJPsafB25VwNabDotCliQ

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weanomaly/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/we_anomaly

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/we_anomaly

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7ilmaTs3Zwt6ZDfqxykRnm

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@we_anomaly_official

MULTIMEDIA:

VIDEO (YouTube): https://youtu.be/v0911JRb9iI

PHOTO LINK: https://postimg.cc/30F13Tp6

CAPTION: Princess El from We_Anomaly sings "Traitor."

Related link: http://www.we-anomaly.world/

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Business, Free News Articles, Ophthalmology and Vision

Native Tennessean Eric Sollenberger, M.D., expands Knoxville Ophthalmology practice as Cornea Specialist

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Drs. Campbell, Cunningham, Taylor & Haun, a leading eye care provider in East Tennessee, recently expanded with the addition of Ophthalmologist and Cornea Specialist Eric Sollenberger, M.D. Joining the practice, for Sollenberger, essentially means the continuation of an almost 70-year family legacy of eye care in East Tennessee.

As a Cornea Specialist, Sollenberger will work closely with the practice's 16 Ophthalmologists and Optometrists to focus on the diagnosis, management, and treatment of conditions and diseases of the cornea with both surgical and nonsurgical technology. Dr. Sollenberger is also well versed on all other eye conditions and diseases, such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and more.

"With the continued growth of our practice, we're glad to be expanding to meet the increasing demand for quality eye care in East Tennessee," said Dr. Kirk Haun. "Dr. Sollenberger offers valuable knowledge in treating a wide array of eye conditions and diseases, especially concerning the cornea. We're thrilled to have him on our team."

Dr. Sollenberger plans to introduce even more advanced vision-improving techniques to the practice, including a procedure called DSO (Descemet Stripping Only), a non-transplant cornea procedure to treat Fuch's dystrophy. Sollenberger performed the first two of these procedures ever done at Washington University in St. Louis, resulting in 20/20 vision for his patients.

Dr. Sollenberger was raised in Knoxville, the grandson of Dr. J. Ed Campbell, who founded the practice in 1952. Sollenberger's exposure to the field throughout his youth, thanks to his grandfather, his uncle Dr. Philip Campbell, and his mother Marilyn Sollenberger, Certified Ophthalmic Technician, played a crucial role in his decision to pursue a career in eye care.

But clinical rotations at University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis gave Sollenberger his first true feel of the profession. After completing his residency, Sollenberger carried out his cornea fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, which enthralled him with the delicate procedure of cornea transplantation.

"Cornea transplants are an unbelievable surgery," Sollenberger said. "The degree of sophistication is amazing. Being able to transplant a hundredth-of-a-millimeter thick piece of tissue in 20-30 minutes and restore a patient's vision is incredible. It's such an elegant surgery."

Dr. Sollenberger is available at most locations for the practice. To schedule an appointment, call 865-584-0905.

To learn more about Dr. Sollenberger and Drs. Campbell, Cunningham, Taylor & Haun, visit https://www.ccteyes.com/

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Business, Free News Articles, Insurance

EPIC Welcomes Parker Rains – Adds to Middle Market Property & Casualty Practice

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Parker Rains has joined the firm as Managing Principal within its Property & Casualty Practice.

In his new position with EPIC, Rains will focus on business development and client management by providing risk management advice and consultation to help clients fulfill long-term goals for their businesses. He will be based in Nashville.

Rains was previously an executive vice president for a regional middle market commercial insurance agency, and head of its Nashville regional office, covering the Tennessee, Alabama, and Florida markets. He was named to Insurance Business magazine's 2017 Young Guns 2017, an exclusive list featuring the top 55 insurance professionals in the U.S. under the age of 35. In 2018, he was honored by appearing in Insurance Business magazine's Top Producers list, which included 80 of the top performing agents in the nation.

"We are thrilled to have Parker join our Nashville Team," commented Jim Phillips, Midwest Commercial Practice Leader for EPIC. "He brings enthusiasm and energy into every opportunity. We are excited to see what Parker can build with EPIC's significant client resources and customized solutions."

"Continuing our expansion in Tennessee, across the Southeastern Region and throughout all of EPIC is exciting and we are pleased to have someone with Parker's talents and expertise join our team," said Adam Meyerowitz, President - EPIC Midwest and Southeast Region.

Parker Rains

Email: parker.rains[at]epicbrokers.com

Phone: (615) 994-0616

About EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants:

EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a retail insurance brokerage, has more than 2,800 team members operating from more than eighty offices across the U.S., providing Property and Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs, and Private Client solutions to clients. EPIC ranks among the top 15 retail insurance brokers in the U.S.

Learn more at: https://www.epicbrokers.com/

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High Mountain Breezes (HMB Players) asks ‘Why Do We Love Music?’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- High Mountain Breezes today announced the release of their first video "Why Do We Love Music?" The video is being released following the successful launch of their first album back in early 2022, "Daddy's Margarita Rose." The Record is now available on Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, You-Tube and many other major streaming services.

"Why do we love music? When we listen, our mood changes, we remember, we're inspired. Wherever we are and whatever we are doing, the experience is better with good music. We can be inside a concert hall and the music can take us to the great outdoors... our favorite styles and our favorite artists can transform our experiences anywhere. we can be listening while we are working in our office, and we almost feel a cool breeze in the air," said Bruce Tarletsky, Founder of High Mountain Breezes.

He went on to say, "We are truly touched and most honored by the tremendous response our music has received since its release, we felt it was time to let our friends in music learn a little bit more about who we are and our approach to our kind of music, thus we are releasing our 'Why Do We Love Music' video."

View video (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyjWuC7x1QY

In the last six months, after a successful launch of "Daddy's Margarita Rose," the record, on major streaming services back in January of 2022, three (3) songs off of the record have been released in Europe. All three songs experienced success on the European Charts, all climbing into the top 10 and reaching as high as number 2# for the first release and #3 for the second release. The current release off of Daddy's Margarita Rose, the record, has been on the European Top 40 Charts for four weeks (4) it debuted at #12 and currently sits at #8 (Hotdisc Top 40, August 28, 2022).

"It's a real breath of fresh air listening to the HMB Players album. I love the diversity and the quality of the musicianship as well as excellent vocal performances by the likes of Dave Gibson in the mix. European audiences have certainly taken the band to their heart and the DJs too as the first three singles have become Top 10 hits in the Hotdisc chart," said Stuart Cameron, Hotdisc Managing Director. "The Hotdisc Chart is a survey put together by European country music DJs who rate the current crop of songs available via Hotdisc, Europe's number 1 promotional service."

In early October 2022, High Mountain Breezes plans on releasing its fourth (4th) track off of the "Daddy's Margarita Rose" record, their cover of a classic song, "Will the Circle Be Unbroken." When first released on streaming services, the song was very well received, with almost 114,000 streams on Spotify alone. "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" brings an amazing vibe that that we have seen leave listeners be inspired and thankful for the times of their lives. We just can wait to share it with our friends in Europe and around the World. Our arrangement, which we believe is unique and different from any of the original versions that audiences have come to know, was done by Chris Leuzinger, who simply nailed it.

Deborah Allen, a Grammy-nominated entertainer, an extraordinarily talented singer, songwriter, producer and performer brings her amazing talent and heart & soul to the song as one of the featured artists accompanied by the HMB Players. Ms. Allen said, "I'm proud to be a small part of this 'wonderful' circle of great friends and music."

"It was a pleasure working on this wonderful project with such a talented team of musicians, singers and engineers. Everyone was so passionate about their contributions, and it shows in the music that was recorded. I look forward to this project getting out to the public," said Bob Bullock, Producer, High Mountain Breezes / New West Productions. Bob has spent nearly 50 years in the music industry with over 50 Gold & Platinum Records to his credit.

"Having been involved with the Nashville music scene for 25 years, my mind was blown when I saw the artists involved with High Mountain Breezes. The music they have created reflects their sublime artistry. Though many of the players are not household names, anyone who has listened to Country music or been to a show has enjoyed the music they have been a part of. No surprise that this is one of my favorite albums of 2022!" said Ed Gertler of Digital Delivery Services.

High Mountain Breezes is asking fans to be sure to click on the "Follow" buttons on their favorite streaming so that they can continue to be a part of the High Mountain Breezes experience along with us as we continue to bring our music to the world.

About the HMB Players (High Mountain Breezes Players):

The HMB Players are a studio group. We are a collection of life long music friends who take time out of our professional careers to come together in the High Mountain Breezes to reconnect, share in our friendships and our God given talents to create our own style of music together. When we are in the studio, it is a very heartfelt and spiritual experience shared among friends who love what they do as opposed to just a studio work session. One HMB Player expressed who we are and what we do so very eloquently when he said, "The gift of being a worthy session player is two-fold, first; using one's palette to augment something already beautiful, and second, being trusted and skilled enough to do it."

As we come together as a team, we are doing the same for ourselves, together. In a way, we are leaving our own mark on music, our legacy so to speak. When we come together, it is truly a collaborative effort. Time seems to stand still as everyone shares in the creative process. Everyone from the players, the vocalist, the songwriting team, and producers contribute to a record. Like in years gone by, we make our records the old fashion way, right in the studio.

So, when you hear one of our songs, you will feel the chemistry of years of friendships, the love, skills and collaboration of experiences, ideas and individual feelings in our records and music. We all are truly very honored and blessed to have the opportunity to make our kind of music together and spend a little time together, hopefully for years to come.

We Are a Music Family:

Over the years, our lives in music have brought so many wonderful individuals with so much God given talents into our lives. True lifelong friendships have grown from our paths having crossed with them. We are all very honored and truly blessed to be able to call each of them friend. Our friends have meant so much to the music that has been ingrained in generations of hearts around the world and for that, it's a gift that will last till the end of time. We love and admire each of them, as we are sure fans do too through their music that has touched all our hearts and souls.

For more information, contact Bruce E. Tarletsky, Founder, High Mountain Breezes Publishing, LLC by email at highmtbreezespub@aol.com or visit https://www.highmountainbreezes.com/

LINK TO STREAMING SERVICES: https://digital-delivery-services.lnk.to/aRHJ6XlFPR

MULTIMEDIA:

VIDEO (YouTube): https://youtu.be/DyjWuC7x1QY

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Southwestern Investment Group’s Jesse Scroggins Named to Forbes’ List of Top Next-Gen Wealth Advisors

FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- Southwestern Investment Group, an independent wealth management company, is pleased to announce that Jesse Scroggins, Executive Vice President and head of the Jesse Scroggins Wealth Team, has been named to Forbes' list of Top Next-Gen Wealth Advisors. The list recognizes a select group of individuals who are 40 years of age or younger, have a minimum of four years of industry experience, and lead - or are viewed as potential leaders of - their teams.

Jesse specializes in financial planning and holds the Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS(r)) designation, has received his Series 7 and Series 66 licenses, and is an independent, registered representative with Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC. The Jesse Scroggins Wealth Team, based in Homewood, AL, takes a highly personal approach to serving its clients, offering convenience and simplicity so clients can focus on what is important to them.

"On behalf of the firm, I want to congratulate Jesse for this significant achievement," said Jeff Dobyns, President of Southwestern Investment Group. "He is an invaluable contributor to our team, and we couldn't be more proud of his work and the leadership he continues to demonstrate. Jesse is the true embodiment of our firm's values and our approach to serving clients."

The ranking, developed by Forbes' partner, SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative data, weighing factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience, and best practices learned through telephone and in-person interviews.

Since its beginning in 2002, Southwestern Investment Group's family of advisors has come together to provide clients with a service level that is both personal and intimate, while offering the products of a large-scale organization, thanks to its relationship with broker/dealer Raymond James Financial Services. To learn more, visit the company's website at https://www.swinvestmentgroup.com/.

About Southwestern Investment Group:

As of 3/31/2022. Southwestern Investment Group was established in 2002 as an independent practice and manages more than $5.8 billion in client assets. The advisors at Southwestern Investment Group are registered representatives with Raymond James Financial Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Raymond James Financial, which allows them to have the support of a large company while offering the personalized services of a small organization. Southwestern Investment Group uses sensible, sound, and conservative investment strategies and holistic services to enhance and help preserve your wealth. For more information, visit swinvestmentgroup.com.

About Raymond James Financial Services:

As of 3/31/2022. Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. is a financial services firm supporting independent financial advisors nationwide. Since 1974, Raymond James Financial Services Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, has provided a wide range of investment and wealth planning related services through its affiliate, Raymond James & Associates, Inc., member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC. Both broker/dealers are wholly owned subsidiaries of Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE-RJF), a leading diversified financial services company with approximately 8,500 financial advisors throughout the United States, Canada, and overseas. Total client assets are $1.26 trillion. Additional information is available at https://www.raymondjames.com/.

Legal Disclaimer:

Investment advisory services offered through Southwestern Investment Advisory Services, Inc., an independent registered investment adviser. Southwestern Investment Group and Jesse Scroggins Wealth Team are not registered broker/dealers and are independent of Raymond James Financial Services. Securities offered through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Representatives may not be registered to offer securities and advisory services in all states.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP(r), CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER(tm), CFP(r) (with plaque design) and CFP(r) (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.

The Forbes Next-Gen Wealth Advisors - Portfolio performance is not a criterion due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK receive a fee in exchange for rankings. The Research Summary (as of August 2022) included: 35,465 nominations for all rankings, based on thresholds, 19,986 invited to complete online survey, 14,892 telephone interviews, 3,038 in-person interviews at advisors' location, 1,357 virtual interviews and 3,513 individuals considered and 1,000 individuals won the Next-Gen ranking. This ranking is not indicative of an advisor's future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients' experience. For more information and complete details on methodology, go to https://www.shookresearch.com/

Related link: https://www.swinvestmentgroup.com/

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Southwestern Investment Group’s Lucas Swatzell Named to Forbes’ List of Top Next-Gen Wealth Advisors

FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- Southwestern Investment Group, an independent wealth management company, is pleased to announce that Lucas Swatzell, Senior Vice President and head of the Swatzell Wealth team, has been named to Forbes' list of Top Next-Gen Wealth Advisors. The list recognizes a select group of individuals who are 40 years of age or younger, have a minimum of four years of industry experience, and lead - or are viewed as potential leaders of - their teams.

Lucas specializes in long-term planning, has received his Series 7 and Series 66 licenses, and is an independent, registered representative with Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC. The Swatzell Wealth Team, with offices in Franklin and Columbia, TN, focuses on helping its clients meet their unique goals and objectives and in building lasting relationships with them.

"On behalf of Southwestern Investment Group, I want to congratulate Lucas on this outstanding and well-deserved honor," said Jeff Dobyns, President of Southwestern Investment Group. "His expertise has added significant value to our firm. Lucas has also been a tremendous role model to his team, and we are very proud of the impact he continues to make in the lives of his clients and colleagues."

The ranking, developed by Forbes' partner, SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative data, weighing factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience, and best practices learned through telephone and in-person interviews.

Since its beginning in 2002, Southwestern Investment Group's family of advisors has come together to provide clients with a service level that is both personal and intimate, while offering the products of a large-scale organization, thanks to its relationship with broker/dealer Raymond James Financial Services. To learn more, visit the company's website at swinvestmentgroup.com.

About Southwestern Investment Group:

As of 3/31/2022. Southwestern Investment Group was established in 2002 as an independent practice and manages more than $5.8 billion in client assets. The advisors at Southwestern Investment Group are registered representatives with Raymond James Financial Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Raymond James Financial, which allows them to have the support of a large company while offering the personalized services of a small organization. Southwestern Investment Group uses sensible, sound, and conservative investment strategies and holistic services to enhance and help preserve your wealth. For more information, visit https://www.swinvestmentgroup.com/.

About Raymond James Financial Services:

As of 3/31/2022. Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. is a financial services firm supporting independent financial advisors nationwide. Since 1974, Raymond James Financial Services Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, has provided a wide range of investment and wealth planning related services through its affiliate, Raymond James & Associates, Inc., member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC. Both broker/dealers are wholly owned subsidiaries of Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE-RJF), a leading diversified financial services company with approximately 8,500 financial advisors throughout the United States, Canada, and overseas. Total client assets are $1.26 trillion. Additional information is available at https://www.raymondjames.com/ .

Legal Disclaimer:

Investment advisory services offered through Southwestern Investment Advisory Services, Inc., an independent registered investment adviser. Southwestern Investment Group and Swatzell Wealth Team are not registered broker/dealers and are independent of Raymond James Financial Services. Securities offered through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Representatives may not be registered to offer securities and advisory services in all states.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP(r), CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER(tm), CFP(r) (with plaque design) and CFP(r) (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.

The Forbes Next-Gen Wealth Advisors - Portfolio performance is not a criterion due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK receive a fee in exchange for rankings. The Research Summary (as of August 2022) included: 35,465 nominations for all rankings, based on thresholds, 19,986 invited to complete online survey, 14,892 telephone interviews, 3,038 in-person interviews at advisors' location, 1,357 virtual interviews and 3,513 individuals considered and 1,000 individuals won the Next-Gen ranking. This ranking is not indicative of an advisor's future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients' experience. For more information and complete details on methodology, go to https://www.shookresearch.com/

Related link: https://www.swinvestmentgroup.com/

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Southwestern Investment Group Welcomes Gary Bonner as Chief Operating Officer

FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- Southwestern Investment Group, an independent wealth management company, today announced Gary Bonner has joined the firm as Chief Operating Officer. As an industry professional and serial entrepreneur, Gary brings more than 30 years of experience growing companies and leading cross-functional teams.

"We're delighted to have Gary join us during this pivotal time of growth for the firm," said Jeff Dobyns, President of Southwestern Investment Group. "Gary's professionalism, deep insight, and track record of success speaks for itself. We're excited to have him on board to help us continue our mission and to help steer and execute our strategic vision."

"Gary is an innovative, experienced, and professional operations executive who brings a wealth of experience to this critical role," said Matt Brinker, Manager Partner with Merchant Investment Management, a minority investor in Southwestern Investment Group. "His clear vision and deep understanding of the industry is well suited to the firm, and we're very excited to have him on board."

Previously, Gary was a founder and Chief Operating Officer of Avalon Advisors, a Houston-based RIA founded in 2001, where he oversaw its growth in AUM from $450 million with 10 employees to $9 billion in AUM and 72 employees serving 550 client families. While at Avalon, he was responsible for all technology, cybersecurity, operational, and administrative areas and has extensive experience in both compliance and finance.

"I couldn't be more honored to join such an esteemed organization as Southwestern Investment Group, said Bonner. "Jeff and his leadership team have done an outstanding job growing the firm and keeping a laser focus on delivering exceptional client service. The firm's commitment to its people, clients, business partners, and the broader community is embedded in the culture and is what sets the firm apart."

Gary is an active board and committee member within the RIA community, contributing to industry-related articles and serving as a panelist at industry conferences. He has also served in voluntary leadership roles with two Houston-based charities focused on children. Gary received his BA in Economics with a minor in Finance from Texas A&M University.

Southwestern Investment Group is a family of advisors that takes an integrated approach to wealth management and believes in a purpose bigger than itself. The company's core values serve as further proof that success can be achieved by cultivating a culture of appreciation. For more information about Southwestern Investment Group, visit swinvestmentgroup.com or call 615-861-6100.

About Southwestern Investment Group:

As of 3/31/2022, Southwestern Investment Group was established in 2002 as an independent practice and manages more than $5.8 billion in client assets. The advisors at Southwestern Investment Group are registered representatives with Raymond James Financial Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Raymond James Financial, which allows them to have the support of a large company while offering the personalized services of a smaller organization. Southwestern Investment Group uses sensible, sound, and conservative investment strategies and holistic services to enhance and help preserve your wealth. For more information, visit https://www.swinvestmentgroup.com/.

About Raymond James Financial Services:

As of 3/31/2022. Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. is a financial services firm supporting independent financial advisors nationwide. Since 1974, Raymond James Financial Services Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, has provided a wide range of investment and wealth planning related services through its affiliate, Raymond James & Associates, Inc., member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC. Both broker/dealers are wholly owned subsidiaries of Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE-RJF), a leading diversified financial services company with approximately 8,500 financial advisors throughout the United States, Canada, and overseas. Total client assets are $1.26 trillion. Additional information is available at raymondjames.com.

Securities offered through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., member FINRA / SIPC. Investment advisory services offered through Southwestern Investment Advisory Services, Inc., an independent registered investment adviser. Southwestern Investment Group is not a registered broker-dealer and is independent of Raymond James Financial Services. Representatives may not be registered to offer securities and advisory services in all states.

Related link: https://www.swinvestmentgroup.com/

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Southwestern Investment Group Named a Top Workplace in Middle Tennessee for Third Consecutive Year

FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- Southwestern Investment Group, an independent wealth management company, today announced it was once again named to The Tennessean's 2022 list of Top Workplaces in Middle Tennessee. The firm was also honored as a Top Workplace in the Tennessean's 2020 and 2021 lists.

"The past two and a half years have reinforced how important it is for employees to feel connected and proud of the companies they work for," said Jeff Dobyns, President of Southwestern Investment Group. "Our employees bring their best, most authentic selves to work every day, which translates to our client relationships. We invest a great deal of effort in maintaining a strong and inclusive culture and we couldn't be more pleased to be recognized again as a top workplace."

The Tennessean partners with Energage LLC., a third-party employee engagement technology partner, to conduct the anonymous employee survey. Winners were announced on June 23, 2022.

Southwestern Investment Group is a family of advisors that takes an integrated approach to wealth management and believes in a purpose bigger than itself. The company's core values serve as further proof that success can be achieved by cultivating a culture of appreciation.

Southwestern Investment Group's business model allows it to provide friendly service from people you know, while offering the comprehensive solutions and services of a larger financial provider. For more information about Southwestern Investment Group, visit https://www.swinvestmentgroup.com/ or call 615-861-6100.

About Southwestern Investment Group:

As of 3/31/2022. Southwestern Investment Group was established in 2002 as an independent practice and manages more than $5.8 billion in client assets. The advisors at Southwestern Investment Group are registered representatives with Raymond James Financial Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Raymond James Financial, which allows them to have the support of a large company while offering the personalized services of a small organization. Southwestern Investment Group uses sensible, sound, and conservative investment strategies and holistic services to enhance and help preserve your wealth. For more information, visit https://www.swinvestmentgroup.com/.

About Raymond James Financial Services:

As of 3/31/2022. Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. is a financial services firm supporting independent financial advisors nationwide. Since 1974, Raymond James Financial Services Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, has provided a wide range of investment and wealth planning related services through its affiliate, Raymond James & Associates, Inc., member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC. Both broker/dealers are wholly owned subsidiaries of Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE-RJF) a leading diversified financial services company with approximately 8,500 financial advisors throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. Total client assets are $1.26 trillion. Additional information is available at https://www.raymondjames.com/.

Securities offered through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., member FINRA / SIPC. Investment advisory services offered through Southwestern Investment Advisory Services, Inc., an independent registered investment adviser. Southwestern Investment Group is not a registered broker-dealer, and is independent of Raymond James Financial Services. Representatives may not be registered to offer securities and advisory services in all states.

More than 1,000 companies were invited to participate, 106 were recognized as one of the Tennessean Top Places to work. The Tennessean welcomed anyone to nominate an organization and partnered with Energage, who also reached out to companies. Any employer was eligible, as long as it had at least 35 employees in Middle Tennessee. Employees could be public, private, nonprofit or governmental. Once employers were nominated, employees were asked to fill out an online questionnaire that gave more information about the companies they worked for. Information gathered included issues relating to workplace culture, including Alignment, Connection, Effectiveness, Engagement, Leadership, and the Basics, including pay, benefits, flexibility, training, and expectations. Employers were then ranked among groups of similar size to most accurately compare results, with those that scored high being recognized. The ranking may not be representative of any one client's experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of an advisor's future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Neither Energage nor the Tennessean is affiliated with Raymond James.

Related link: https://www.swinvestmentgroup.com/

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Rackley Roofing to Sponsor Rackley Roofing 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Rackley Roofing is the title sponsor for the Rackley Roofing 200. This NASCAR race is scheduled to be held on June 24, 7 p.m. Central Time (CDT) at the Nashville Superspeedway, the largest concrete-only track in NASCAR. Their driver, Matt DiBenedetto, will compete in the #25 Rackley WAR truck - a Chevy.

"I'm really excited to represent Rackley Roofing in the Rackley 200. Being with the Rackley WAR NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team this year has been a really good experience, and we're looking forward to meeting all the fans and Rackley folks here in Nashville," DiBenedetto says.

Rackley WAR, a professional sports team, offers motorsports marketing, management and development services for professional race car drivers, race teams and industry sponsors. It fields race vehicles in the Camping World Truck Series, the only series in NASCAR to race production pickup truck-based stock cars.

This year is even more exciting for the Rackley crew because as an added bonus - the Nashville Superspeedway is partnering with Middle Tennessee State University and the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veteran's and Military Family Center to support the military, veterans and the families of those who have served.

"We're excited to be back at the Nashville Superspeedway for a second year," Curtis Sutton, president and CEO, Rackley Roofing, says. "This track is always a lot of fun because it's close to home and many of our friends and family get to come out and support Rackley and the #25."

While the official start time for the race is 7 p.m. Central Time (CDT), the FanZone will open at 2 p.m., so people can really make a great day of it. The FanZone is open to the general public and will feature live music and K9 performances, interactive experiences such as axe throwing, bumper cars and inflatables for kids, food and beverage options along with race and driver merchandise, and much more!

"We look forward to seeing everyone on race weekend," Sutton says.

For a full schedule of race day activities and to buy tickets: https://www.nashvillesuperspeedway.com/2022-nascar-weekend-schedule/

About Rackley Roofing:

Established in 1974, Rackley Roofing is one of the leading industrial and commercial roofing contractors in Tennessee. As a full-service roofing company, its dedicated, in-house crews each focus on one specialty. They only hire highly skilled, full-time roofing experts. Their mission is to transform the roofing industry through unmatched customer service, documentation and safety.

MORE INFORMATION:

https://www.rackleyroofing.com/

https://www.rackleywar.com/

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Southwestern Investment Group Names Brandon Kew as Vice President

FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- Southwestern Investment Group, an independent wealth management company, is pleased to announce the promotion of Brandon Kew of the Kew Wealth Team to Vice President.

As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, Brandon has also received his Series 7, Series 66, and Nebraska Insurance, Annuity, Long-Term Care, and Disability Licenses, and is an independent, registered representative with Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC. His promotion to Vice President of Southwestern Investment Group is a testament to his strong work ethic, as he is always seeking to provide enhanced value to his clients.

"We're so excited for Brandon on a well-deserved promotion," said Jeff Dobyns, President of Southwestern Investment Group. "Brandon and his team help set the standard for the level of care Southwestern Investment Group provides to our clients. We continue to expect wonderful things from Brandon, and we take great pride in knowing that his clients are being well served."

Brandon graduated with honors from the University of Northern Iowa, earning a degree in finance and economics, with a certificate in entrepreneurship. After graduation, Brandon spent several years working with university students, training them on principles for success in life through a summer internship program.

Since its beginning in 2002, Southwestern Investment Group's family of advisors has come together to provide clients with a service level that is both personal and intimate, while offering the products of a large-scale organization, thanks to its relationship with broker/dealer Raymond James Financial Services. To learn more, visit the company's website at https://www.swinvestmentgroup.com/.

The Kew Wealth Team has two convenient locations in Iowa and Nebraska:

114 W Main St.

Clarinda, IA 51632

712-542-6334

and:

15808 West Dodge Road, Suite 103

Omaha, NE 68118

402-715-4278

About Southwestern Investment Group:

As of 3/31/2022. Southwestern Investment Group was established in 2002 as an independent practice and manages more than $5.8 billion in client assets. The advisors at Southwestern Investment Group are registered representatives with Raymond James Financial Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Raymond James Financial, which allows them to have the support of a large company while offering the personalized services of a small organization.

Southwestern Investment Group uses sensible, sound, and conservative investment strategies and holistic services to enhance and help preserve your wealth. For more information, visit https://www.swinvestmentgroup.com/.

About Raymond James Financial Services:

As of 3/31/2022. Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. is a financial services firm supporting independent financial advisors nationwide. Since 1974, Raymond James Financial Services Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, has provided a wide range of investment and wealth planning related services through its affiliate, Raymond James & Associates, Inc., member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC. Both broker/dealers are wholly owned subsidiaries of Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE-RJF) a leading diversified financial services company with approximately 8,500 financial advisors throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. Total client assets are $1.26 trillion. Additional information is available at https://www.raymondjames.com/.

Legal Disclaimer:

Investment advisory services offered through Southwestern Investment Advisory Services, Inc., an independent registered investment adviser. Southwestern Investment Group and Kew Wealth Team are not registered broker/dealers and are independent of Raymond James Financial Services. Securities offered through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Representatives may not be registered to offer securities and advisory services in all states.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements

Related link: https://www.swinvestmentgroup.com/

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