Mike Seidenberger, the Brady investment representative for the financial-services firm Edward Jones, was one of 50 representatives honored at a business management forum in Houston. The event was held April 17-20. Seidenberger was recognized for the excellent business/management skills he has demonstrated. In addition to being honored, Seidenberger met with other Edward Jones investment representatives to share ideas for increasing office efficiency, improving customer service, increasing investment knowledge and expanding his knowledge in the area of estate planning. The sponsor of the class was Van Kampen Funds. Edward Jones representatives regularly attend advanced training seminars and classes such as this. Edward Jones, the only major financial-services firm advising individual investors exclusively, traces its roots to 1871 and currently serves nearly five million clients. The firm offers its clients a variety of investments including certificates of deposit, taxable and non-taxable bonds, stocks and mutual funds. The largest firm in the nation in terms of branch offices, Edward Jones currently has more than 7,000 offices in the United States and through its affiliates in Canada and the United Kingdom. Plans call for expansion to 10,000 offices by 2003. The Edward Jones interactive web site is located at www.edward jones.com. Seidenberger’s office is located at 1906 South Bridge Street in Brady.