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Financial-services firm Edward Jones was awarded the prestigious J.D. Power President's Award recognizing its commitment to excellence in customer satisfaction, according to four Front Royal Edward Jones financial advisers.

Edward Jones
Financial-services firm Edward Jones was awarded the prestigious J.D. Power President’s Award recognizing its commitment to excellence in customer satisfaction, according to four Front Royal Edward Jones financial advisers.

The President’s Award is presented periodically and recognizes individuals or companies demonstrating dedication, commitment and sustained improvement in serving customers. During the 40-year history of J.D. Power, only 11 companies have previously received the award.

Edward Jones has ranked highest in the J.D. Power U.S. Full-Service Investor Satisfaction Study in six of the past 10 years and has ranked highest seven consecutive times in the J.D. Power U.S. Financial Advisor Satisfaction Study.

Finbarr O’Neill, president of J.D. Power, presented the award via video to Jim Weddle, managing partner for Edward Jones, at the firm’s headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri.

The Front Royal community financial advisers are Bret Hrbek, Richard Mason, Greg Demski and Bryon Biggs.

Trilogy at Lake Frederick
Shea Homes is preparing to bring new life to the Trilogy at Lake Frederick community with the building of the Shenandoah Lodge and Athletic Club.

The lodge, which is set directly adjacent to Lake Frederick, will be home to Region’s 117, the only lakeside restaurant in the Shenandoah Valley. Construction is expected to be completed by April and the restaurant’s debut is planned for May 18.

The lodge consists of two buildings, the restaurant and an events center, outdoor gardens and orchards.

Region’s 117 will feature farm-to-table foods, highlighting regional meats and cheeses, as well as locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs. Portions of the menu will be grown on the property in the planned orchard and gardens.
Also underway is the Skyline Ballroom that will host weddings and large banquets with midsize rooms for business retreats and meetings.

For more information, call club Manager Barrie Holt at 540-508-2027 or bholt@shenandoahclubva.com or visit www.shenandoahclubva.com or trilogylife.com/lakefrederick.

R-MA news
Michael Anderson, a math teacher at Randolph-Macon Academy, has been recognized with the Exemplary Teacher Award from the United Methodist Church’s General Board of Higher Education and Ministry.

The award was presented to him on Jan. 11 by R-MA president Brig. Gen. David C. Wesley in the chapel in front of the students.

In addition to teaching, Anderson coaches junior varsity basketball and is the assistant coach for cross country. He also proctors SAT’s offered on the R-MA campus. The award entitles him to receive a $500 check, which Anderson said will be donated to the academy.

Bank of Clarke County
The Bank of Clarke County has announced the promotion of six of its employees.

Missy Emmons has been named a vice president. She is the financial services officer for the bank’s Sunnyside branch. She joined the bank in 1997.

Stephanie Funkhouser has been named a vice president. She is the financial services officer for the bank’s Millbrook and Senseny Road braches. She joined the bank in 2001.

Angela Edwards has been named a vice president. She is the financial services officer for the Berryville and Boyce branches. She joined the bank in 2002.

Betty Weller has been named a vice president. She is the financial services officer for the Stephens City branch. She joined the bank in 2004.

Teresa Kinder has been named a vice president. She is the financial services officer for the Pleasant Valley branch. She joined the bank in 2005.

Erin Paich has been named an assistant vice president. She is the manager of the bank’s new Customer Support Center. She joined the bank in 2007.

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