Mike Seidenberger, the Mc-Culloch County investment representative for the financial-services firm Edward Jones, was one of 42 representatives honored at a business management forum in St. Louis, Mo. The event was held July 30 through Aug. 3. Seidenberger was recognized for the excellent business-management skills he has demonstrated. In addition to being honored, he met with other Edward Jones investment representatives to share ideas for increasing and expanding his knowledge in the areas of retirement and estate planning. 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 more than 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 7,600 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.