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LOCAL ACCOUNTING FIRM REBRANDS AND LOOKS TO THE FUTURE
Formerly known as Sheptoff, Reuber, & Company, the certified public accounting firm, now SRC, recently moved their offices to 655 Winding Brook Drive in Glastonbury. They were previously located in the buildings at the rotary (currently being demolished to make way for Chase Bank). The new name is a tip of the hat to the founders of the firm, while looking toward the future. Started 45 years ago by John Reuber and Mark Sheptoff (who grew it from the ground up), the firm now serves local businesses. In those four decades, they've brought on people like Mary-Jean Parnell who started two days after her college graduation and has been there ever since. Or, Jim Bascetta, with the company for multiple decades, starting in 1985. Mark Osora and Bruce Filingeri are life-long CT residents who have spent most of their public accounting careers at SRC beginning in 1986 right out of college. And, partner, John Patoka is a GHS Grad and a dedicated member of the team as well. They attribute their success to the collaborative nature of the people who work there. During the most stressful points of the year (tax time), everyone steps in to get the work done. Specializing in helping privately owned, mid-market businesses with tax returns and assurance services, they are laser-focused on service and guiding clients to the right sources for their business needs. FUN FACT: They have multiple pro-advisors on staff to train and support business owners that are looking to learn QuikBooks. For more details about how they can help your business, click HERE or call for a FREE consult: 860.659.0357.
PINK FLAMINGO PARTY COMPANY OPENING BRICK & MORTAR SHOP
A huge congrats to one of Glastonbury's own! Ashley Sodipo from Pink Flamingo Party Co. is opening her own store front on Farmington Avenue in West Hartford. It's right near Fleet Feet as you head out of the center. Ashley started her event planning website in NYC, but moved home during COVID and has been making a name for herself in the town where she grew up! If you haven't had a chance to see her balloon arrangements or some of the "rad" ways she is decking out events, you're missing out! Check them out below or click HERE to see more of her offerings.
DAVID BERTRAND HELPS INJURED CLIENTS GET BACK HEALTH
Balance Fitness & Health owner, David Bertrand isn't your average trainer. The techniques he uses to help injured people get back on track to work out are among some of the most unique we've ever seen (We recently had some shoulder pain and he focused on pressure points in our hands to alleviate it...it went away almost immediately!) The combination of customized workout and recovery plans, plus nutrition plans allow David to get real results for his clients. His space, directly below Labyrinth Brewery on Forest Street in Manchester has a super cool, industrial-like vibe (it's in an old, converted factory). David's concern for clients goes above and beyond. He legit LIVES and BREATHES the lifestyle and truly loves developing ways to help everyday people recover, strengthen, get fit, and feel better. Find him HERE to schedule a FREE, life-changing consult!
INDUSTRY TIPS: ESTATE PLANNING
*Sponsored by Austin Apanovitch from Kane, Hartley, & Kane
Glastonbury-based Attorney Austin Apanovitch helps clients with Wills, Trusts, and Probate. He also practices in the areas of residential and commercial real estate, small business and commercial transactions. If you are looking to start the Estate Planning process, below are some helpful tips from him.
TOP 3 TIPS FOR ESTATE PLANNING 1. If you do not have a will, the state will be in charge of distributing the estate. Essentially the Probate Court appoints an Administrator who will abide by the laws of the court. For example, if you have a family of four and one parent dies, but you don't have a will, the living parent will be named Administrator. Assets would be split equally among the living parent and two minor children. The children will be represented by someone from the state, which means they will make decisions for them. If the living parent wants to sell the house, it's unlikely that representative would allow the kids to sign over their half to the parent. That would make it very difficult to sell the house. A simple will can help avoid all of this drama. 2. A will does not stop your estate from going through probate. This is a common misconception. A will greatly reduces the complexity of the process, but going through probate court is still a necessity. A trust can help you partially avoid probate, but it is not a perfect solution. 3. You DO NOT "NEED" a trust. Some attorneys and law firms will try to convince you that a trust is the only way they can guarantee that your estate will transfer smoothly to your beneficiaries. Trusts certainly have a place in estate planning, but more often than not, if you are not going to be subject to estate taxes (currently this is only if your estate exceeds $7.1 million) and you do not have beneficiaries that are on state aid or are special needs, simple estate planning is the best option for you.
In short, a Will, Power of Attorney, and Advanced Health Care Directives can cover all your estate planning needs. If you would like to know more about estate planning, reach out to Austin at email@example.com. His standard rate for simple estate planning is $400 per person (20% off for current/former military, first responders, educators, and healthcare workers).
ODDS & ENDS…
*SPONSORED BY POST LAW - DIVORCE & FAMILY
*If you are interested in becoming a Girls Scouts Leader, there is a super fun event this Friday, September 24th from 7:00 to 8:00 PM! At AMP Salon (730 Hebron Avenue), where other local leaders will talk about what it's like to be involved with Girl Scouts and how you can make a difference in the lives of young girls. And oh....you will get a fun hair tutorial from the owner of the salon, Ashley Page. Refreshments and FREE hair products will be on hand! To sign up, click HERE.
*The sign is up for the new restaurant coming to the old 1000 Degrees Space. As we reported a few weeks back on social media, it's called Pizza Pie and Gyro Love (two favorite Greek foods in one location). We are working on getting more details about their timeline for opening. Stay tuned!
*The following featured article is sponsored: SRC
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