The Willkommen Committee has welcomed new Chamber member Edward Jones – Mike Benz. Mike has been working with Steve Schreiber as part of Steve’s retirement transition at his Edward Jones office on North State Street. Mike, along with assistant Paula Wenninger, have opened an office at 26 North Broadway. Mike grew up in St. Paul and graduated from the University of St. Thomas. He worked in the beer industry for several years, planning to start his own business one day. He is married and has 3 children. His wife grew up in an Edward Jones family and through that connection met Steve. They are enjoying small town living. Paula, born and raised in New Ulm, has been with Edward Jones for 3 years. As a company, Edward Jones does a survey of potential customers before adding a new advisor. Each office is set up with one agent/advisor and one assistant. Edward Jones works on retirement plans and education savings with a variety of fund partners.
Shown in the photo are: Lynn Fink, Citizens Bank Minnesota; Mike Benz and Paula Wenninger, Edward Jones; Linda Neigebauer, Alliance Bank; Jenny Eckstein, Chamber of Commerce VP of Business Affairs.