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BUSINESS OF THE MONTH - MAY 2015
WESTERN & SOUTHERN LIFE
Debbie Pope, Financial Representative

Western and Southern LifeAn office in Tampa is now open and has joined existing offices in Sarasota and Fort Meyers to form Western & Southern Life's West Coast Agency. The agency is staffed with 42 associates, but an expansion is underway with plans to hire up to 120 new financial representatives in the next three years. Western & Southern Life's commitment to the Tampa Bay area is also evident through its many partnerships with local organizations such as the Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Foundation, Tampa Metropolitan YMCA, Tampa Firefighters Museum, and local chambers of commerce. We offer programs that provide free child identification kits and vial of life kits, and our associates are active volunteers supporting fundraising efforts and serving on boards.

Products offered include life insurance, variable annuities, mutual funds and retirement plans from Western & Southern Life and various member companies of its parent, Western & Southern Financial Group. Securities offered through W&S Brokerage Services, Inc.2

About The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company (Western & Southern Life)
The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company, and its wholly owned subsidiary Western-Southern Life Assurance Company (both known as Western & Southern Life), are members of Western & Southern Financial Group (Western & Southern) and offer life insurance, interest-sensitive life insurance, fixed annuities, retirement strategies and personalized needs analysis for individuals, families and businesses in the middle-income market. It serves customers through 171 field offices nationwide, plus WSLife.com and a state-of-the-art call center known as the Client Relationship Center. For financial tools, career opportunities and product information, see WSLife.com.

About Western & Southern Financial Group
Founded in Cincinnati in 1888 as The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company, Western & Southern Financial Group (Western & Southern) has grown into a diversified family of financial services companies. Its assets owned (approximately $43 billion) and managed (in excess of $27 billion) totaled more than $70 billion as of June 30, 2014. Western & Southern is one of the strongest life insurance groups in the world. Its six life insurance subsidiaries (The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company, Western-Southern Life Assurance Company, Columbus Life Insurance Company, Integrity Life Insurance Company, The Lafayette Life Insurance Company and National Integrity Life Insurance Company) maintain very strong financial ratings and a Comdex Ranking* of 96. Other member companies include Eagle Realty Group, LLC1; Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc.1; IFS Financial Services, Inc.; Peppertree Partners LLC1; Touchstone Advisors, Inc.1; Touchstone Securities, Inc.2; W&S Brokerage Services, Inc.2; and W&S Financial Group Distributors, Inc. For more information on the Western & Southern family of companies, visit www.westernsouthern.com. Western & Southern is the title sponsor of the Western & Southern Open (www.wsopen.com), a premier event in the U.S. Open Series played each August by the world's top-ranked professional male and female tennis players.

* Lafayette Life has a 97 Comdex Ranking.
1 A registered investment advisor.
2 A registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/SIPC.
For current ratings, please visit
http://www.westernsouthern.com/industry.asp.

BUSINESS OF THE MONTH - APRIL 2015
BALANCED ACCOUNTING AND TAX, INC
Lana Keast

Balanced Accounting and TaxBalanced Accounting and Tax offers all levels of accounting services that you may need... from accounting and bookkeeping to tax preparation and QuickBooks training. As a small business owner you have more important things to do than keep your own books. We will provide you with monthly financial statements, reconcile your bank accounts and help you streamline your general ledger.

Terri Scarcelli founded Balanced Accounting and Tax in 2009. With over 30 years of public & private industry experience, she understands the concerns business owners have and can help them sleep better at night by providing information, advice and direction to help them grow their business. Terri is the company's tax expert and holds the Enrolled Agent designation from the Internal Revenue Service, and is a Certified QuickBooks Pro-Advisor. Terri believes in giving back to the community and contributes to several local organizations but is most passionate about empowering women to enter and succeed in the business world. She devotes most of her free time to Dress for Success Tampa Bay and sits on the board as their Treasurer.

Lana Keast joined Balanced Accounting and Tax in 2012 and brings over 40 years of public & private accounting experience to the company. Lana is also a Certified QuickBooks Pro-Advisor and provides QuickBooks training for Mac users. She manages our bookkeeping & payroll department. She is also an active Board member of the North Tampa Chamber of Commerce.

Balanced Accounting and Tax also provides QuickBooks training and support for all level of users. We offer a classroom setting and will also do one-to-one training.

For more information concerning our services, please call (813) 936-4856, email lana@balancedaccounting.net or visit us at www.balancedaccounting.net.

We give you back your nights & weekends!

BUSINESS OF THE MONTH - MARCH 2015
ESTRADA INJURY LAW
Jose Estrada, Esq.

Estrada Injury LawExpensive medical treatments. Lost wages. Mental anguish. If you have been seriously injured in an accident or due to medical negligence, you should not have to face the consequences alone. Those responsible for your injuries need to be held accountable.

The experienced law firm of Estrada Injury Law is committed to securing the compensation you deserve for your serious injuries. If you have been injured, you can count on our firm to aggressively protect your legal rights and help you obtain the compensation you seek.

Estrada Injury Law strives to be accessible for its clients and provide them with the support they need during their most difficult times. That is why all after hours and weekend telephone calls to the law firm are forwarded directly to attorney Estrada's cell phone.

That means that the attorney is available any day, any time.

Estrada Injury Law
14502 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 132
Tampa, FL 33618
Phone: 813-931-2233
Email: jestrada@estradainjurylaw.com
Website: EstradaInjuryLaw.com

BUSINESS OF THE MONTH - FEBRUARY 2015
TOP GUN INVESTIGATIONS
Mark J. Aubin, Surveying Specialtist

Top Gun InvestigationsTop Gun Investigations is a Florida Based multi-disciplined investigative and information gathering firm. Our owner, Mark Aubin, is the only licensed, practicing Investigative Attorney in Florida. He also serves as the statewide General Counsel for FALI (Florida Association of Licensed Investigators), the largest association of professional investigators in Florida and the third largest in the United States.

Top Gun Investigators are professional problem solvers. We provide intelligence to a wide range of companies and law firms to identify and minimize financial loss and potential legal liability. We also provide information to individual consumers so they can make sound, informed decisions that affect their personal and financial future.

Our investigators include former federal operatives, and all of our agents are covert surveillance specialists with over 75 years of combined international experience.

We provide at a minimum, the following investigative services:

  • Infidelity confirmation in any relationship
  • Child custody and divorce
  • Business non-compete violations
  • Business due diligence
  • White collar crime, employee theft
  • Background screens: dating websites, tenants, employees
  • Missing persons: debtors, heirs, witnesses, runaways
  • TSCM: Electronic camera and audio detection in office, home or vehicle

Our confidential consultations are always free, and we will meet you at virtually any time, at any place where you feel comfortable to discuss your issues and develop a strategy that best serves your needs.

Please call 813-902-0420 to schedule a personal consultation or go to TopGunInvestigations.com for more detailed information.

At Top Gun Investigations, we believe that quality service doesn't cost...it pays!

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