Happenings Congratulations Nick! May 15, 2022 | West Union, IA: Nick completed his senior year at North Fayette Valley! Nick plans to attend Upper Iowa University in the fall and pursue sports therapy. We are proud of the many accomplishments Nick has achieved and the fine young man he is. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go Our Assistance Center Offers More Ways To Communicate, Initiate Requests And Includes Online Resources 05/04/2022 | The Knox Financial Services Client Service Team is available during our regular business hours by calling 1-877-566-9468, option 1; email firstname.lastname@example.org; or text 563-412-4770 and are ready to assist with your requests.Our Assistance Center provides tools for you to to initiate many requests, such as providing us with updates, send messages or files, schedule an appointment, sign up for newsletters, use our online planner and more! Our Assistance Center is open 24/7 for your needs.We take pride in our personal service and having our Team available for our Clients requests. We also recognize that some prefer to do business electronically, utilize the convenience of online requests, or start their requests at their own desired time, which may not match our office hours. You may now call, email, text, or get started online, whichever is most convenient for you.As always, if you have questions, please call 1-877-566-9468 and speak with a member of our Client Service Team, email email@example.com; text 563-412-4770, or visit our Assistance Center. Save The Date For Knox Financial Services SXS Journey, Saturday, 6/18/2022 05/04/2022 | West Union, IA: Our Knox Financial Services SXS Journey is Saturday, June 18th, 2022. Please register if you plan to attend. An exciting day, with the majority of the ride being off road. Knox Financial Offers New Office Hours 04/05/2022 | Decorah and West Union, IA: Our new office hours are:DecorahBy Appointment and: Monday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PMTuesday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PMWednesday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PMThursday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PMFriday 8:00 AM to 3:00 PMWest UnionBy Appointment and: Monday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PMTuesday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PMWednesday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PMThursday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PMFriday 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM With Cyber Threats Increasing, We Are Enhancing Our Process For Sending Information To You! 03/03/2022 | As a result of Russia invading Ukraine, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released guidance regarding the potential for significant cyber threats to US. critical infrastructure. Scammers are becoming even more persuasive at using deception and other tactics, to lure one into divulging their credentials, and potentially opening them up to cyberattack and potential theft. At Knox Financial Services, we take great care in protecting our clients information. We have employed security technology for sending documents to our clients since we started our firm. We believe that we must continually evolve to continue to protect your information. To further help secure the way we communicate your important documents with you, we are changing the way we send information to you. The new process is a minor change in how you access the documents we send to you, while the technology helps keep your information secure. We are providing this information to you in advance, so you may be aware that when you receive a document from us, the delivery method may appear different from prior communications from us. If you have questions, please call 1-877-566-9468 and speak with a member of our Client Service Team. Knox Financial Services offers Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training Class 03/05/2022 | Knox Financial Services hosted CPR training for 18 clients and guests. All received their CPR Certification after completing the course. Thank you to all that attended. We really enjoyed our day with you.We hope you never have a need to use CPR. If you do, we hope our CPR training will give you the guidance, knowledge, and confidence to help someone. We are again offering a certified Instructor led training class on Saturday, November 5, 2022. By completing the class and meeting the requirements, as determined by the Instructor, you are eligible for the Certificate of Completion. Knox Financial Services is assuming the cost of the CPR training and certification for our clients and their guests that register and attend the class. To learn more, or to register, visit our CPR Training page. Knox Financial Services Welcomes New Team Member 02/28/2022 | We are pleased to announce the addition of our new Team Member, Jackie Harless! Jackie earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from West Liberty State College in West Virginia. Along with teaching, she has many years of experience working in the financial services industry, providing exemplary customer service. Jackie and her family relocated to Iowa in 2005 and have come to love the Midwest! Jackie and her husband Steve enjoy spending time with their adult children, grandchildren and friends. As a family, they enjoy outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking. Interior decorating, gardening, traveling, and reading are life-long passions.Jackie will assist our clients with incoming requests, facilitate our recordkeeping requirements, and work with Jason on implementing activities to help our meet our clients meet their financial goals. Jackie brings a wealth of experience in working with clients. Those that attended our Decorah Holiday Event last December may have already met Jackie. Jackie will work at both our Decorah, Iowa and West Union, IA office locations. If you are nearby our offices, stop in and say "Hello!" to Jackie! You will likely hear from her on the phone soon, or meet her at our office locations.Welcome Jackie! We look forward to our Journey with you! 2021 Annual Market Review is Available January 04, 2022 | Our 2021 Annual Market Review is now available. To view our other economic and market resources, or to sign up for our weekly, monthly, or quarterly market newsletters, visit our Knox Financial Services Economic and Market Review page. Save the Dates for 2022 December 14, 2021 | Our 2022 Calendar is now available. Please save the dates for 2022, including holidays, our SXS Journey, Corn Fest, and holiday open houses. 2022 Key Numbers Guide December 06, 2021 | Our 2022 Key Numbers is a handy guide for retirement plan contribution limits, tax tables, capital gains tax rates and more. Please download your copy for a handy reference guide. Lincoln Investment Recognizes Jason Knox as Hall of Fame Qualifying Member December 8-12, 2021 | Marco Island, FL: Lincoln Investment recognized Jason Knox as a member of their Hall of Fame. Qualifying members achieved Lincoln Investment's top recognition clubs, Nick's Round Table or President's Club, for ten years. Jason achieved the Hall of Fame in the shortest time possible. These awards recognize those Lincoln Investment financial advisors who have achieved the firm's annual qualifying criteria based on overall production, new clients, advisory accounts and assets. Lincoln Investment honors them for their dedication to helping people retire well by presenting them with these awards. Awards are not indicative of future performance. Working with an award winner is no guarantee of future financial success. Individuals should conduct their own evaluation. Happy Thanksgiving!!! November 22, 2021 | We gather on Thanksgiving to be thankful for what we have, for the family we love, the friends we cherish and the blessing that will come. May this day be a reminder of the wonderful things in life. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Knox Financial Services. Introducing your Personal File Safe - A Safe Place For Your Important Documents October 14, 2021 | With you so many important documents and files, our financial lives and all of the paperwork often becomes complex. Knox Financial Services provides our clients with their own secure online folder as a place to store your files. This provides an easily organized way to backup your files and documents, and allows you to to access them at any time, on any device, with your unique login. Our Personal File Safe file system may be a place to store copies of your will, power of attorney, deeds, titles, vital records, tax-returns, pictures, or other files and documents that are important to you. You may upload your files directly from your computer or device. If you have documents in paper form, please contact our Client Service Team to arrange a time to scan your files at one of our office locations. We will upload these files to your Personal File Safe.Visit Personal File Safe for more information. Social Security Announces 5.9% Benefit Increase for 2022 October 13, 2021 | ssa.gov: Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 5.9 percent in 2022, the Social Security Administration announced today. Increased payments will begin on 12/30/2021. Social Security and SSI beneficiaries are normally notified by mail in December about their new benefit amount. The maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax (taxable minimum) will increase to $147,000 from $142,800.To learn more, visit: https://www.ssa.gov/cola/ Please Pardon our Progress - West Union October 18, 2021 | West Union, IA: Repaving our of parking lot is completed! Thank you for your cooperation. Knox Financial Services Fall 2021 SXS Journey October 2, 2021 | Northeast Iowa: Great people, great scenery, great fun! Thank you to all that attended our Fall 2021 SXS Journey. We enjoyed spending our day with you and hope all had a wonderful day. Thank you again for the many gracious land owners that allowed us to enjoy the great outdoors. See Pictures from our SXS Journey Knox Financial Casual Days Help Local Organizations October 1, 2021 | West Union, IA: Knox Financial team members enjoy casual dress on Thursdays & Fridays. Each team member is making a contribution to a local charity each month, with Knox Financial matching all team member contributions. With our casual dress on Thursdays and Fridays, please know we will continue to maintain our focus on client's needs. When you are in the office, ask our team members about the organizations we support. Helping great organizations and having fun- a winning combination! December, 2021: Parent Share & Support Adopt a Family 2021November, 2021: North Fayette Valley Fine Arts Booster ClubOctober, 2021: West Union Festival of LightsSeptember, 2021: North Fayette Valley Athletic Booster ClubAugust, 2021: Humane Society of Northeast IowaJuly, 2021: West Union Volunteer Fire DepartmentJune, 2021: Turkey Valley Community School District Student Guidance FundsMay, 2021: Echo Valley Trap TeamApril, 2021: North Fayette Valley Post PromMarch, 2021: North Fayette Valley Community CoalitionFebruary, 2021: West Union Parks and RecreationJanuary, 2021: Turkey Valley Trap RangeDecember, 2020: Wadena Lighted CrossNovember, 2020: Friends of the Library of West UnionOctober, 2020: Friends of the Decorah Public LibrarySeptember, 2020: North Fayette Valley Athletic Booster ClubAugust, 2020: North Fayette Valley Fine Arts Booster ClubJuly, 2020: Winneshiek Medical Center Foundation– Home Health & HospiceJune, 2020: Humane Society of Northeast IowaMay, 2020: West Union Iowa Volunteer Fire DepartmentApril, 2020: South Winneshiek Area First RespondersMarch, 2020: Retrieving FreedomFebruary, 2020: NEICAC Food PantriesJanuary, 2020: Palmer Memorial Foundation Knox Financial Transfers to new Phone System September 20, 2021 | Decorah & West Union: Knox Financial Services has completed migration to their new phone system. All numbers remain the same. The new system:Links to our client database, allowing our team to view your information sooner when you call; is part of our online meeting system, allowing easy transition from phone calls to online meetings; and reduces many of our manual recordkeeping processes, allowing our team to focus on the things most important to you. Thank You for your Cooperation with our Sidewalk Project September 7, 2021 | West Union: Thank you for your cooperation while we improved our office entrance. We appreciate your willingness to work around our front door being closed while the sidewalk was replaced. The parking lot replacement is scheduled for October. We will notify you of the planned dates, so we may schedule around our parking lot being unavailable. Thank you for being patient with our progress. Share your documents securely with Knox Financial Services July 7, 2021 | Decorah, IA & West Union, IA: Knox Financial offers a secure tool to share your files and documents with our team. Visit Knox Financial File Share to upload your files and documents directly to our Team. Virtual Tour of our West Union location July 7, 2021 | West Union, IA: Visit Knox Financial Services West Union Office to see a virtual tour of our West Union, IA location. Knox Financial Services SXS Journey June 26, 2021 | Northeast Iowa. Clients and guests enjoyed our Spring 2021 SXS outing. The day included a scenic tour of northeast Iowa, some rain, some sun, a birthday celebration, amazing off-road tours, and a delicious meal. In lieu of an entry fee, donations were made to local Fire Departments - helping great organizations while having fun! Thank you to all that attended, we really enjoyed our amazing day with you. Our next scheduled SXS ride is Saturday, September 11, 2021. This event will start at our West Union office location. See Pictures From Our SXS Journey Congratulations Nate! June 20, 2021 | West Union, IA: Nate completed his senior year at North Fayette Valley! Nate plans to attend Upper Iowa University in the fall and pursue education. We are proud of the many accomplishments Nate has achieved and the fine young man he is. "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you have imagined!" -Henry David Thoreau New Interns Join Knox Financial Services May 27, 2021 | Decorah & West Union, IA: We are pleased to announce our additional staff for summer, 2021. This group will assist with several technology upgrades and be available for client service requests. Ally Fink is a recent Upper Iowa University graduate. Ally is originally from Joilet, Illinois, which is a suburb of Chicago. Lauren Griffith is senior at the University of Dubuque. Lauren is from Waukon, IA, but recently moved to West Union, IA. Mallory Steege is a senior at the University of Northern Iowa. Mallory is from Denver, IA, but lives in Cedar Falls, IA. Learn more Steffani and Terry welcome new addition to their family! May 26, 2021 | West Union: Steffani is our Branch Administrator. On Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at 4:40 pm a healthy baby girl joined Steffani and Terry's family. She weighed 7lbs 5 oz. Both the baby and Steffani are doing well. Steffani plans to return to the office on 9/1/2021.Congratulations Steffani and Terry! Lincoln Investment Recognizes Jason Knox as Hall of Fame Qualifying Member February 2, 2021 | Fort Washington, PA: Lincoln Investment recognized Jason Knox as a member of their Hall of Fame. Qualifying members achieved Lincoln Investment's top recognition clubs, Nick's Round Table or President's Club, for ten years. These awards recognize those Lincoln Investment financial advisors who have achieved the firm's annual qualifying criteria based on overall production, new clients, advisory accounts and assets. Lincoln Investment honors them for their dedication to helping people retire well by presenting them with these awards. Awards are not indicative of future performance. Working with an award winner is no guarantee of future financial success. Individuals should conduct their own evaluation. Knox Financial Says Goodbye to Our Little Buddy, Tucker. May 18, 2020 | Madison, WI: Tucker passed away peacefully after a brief illness. Tucker was our canine Greeter and Chief Fun Officer (CFO) from 2009 to 2020. Tucker assisted in the establishment of our Decorah and West Union office locations. When Tucker visited our offices, he would greet our guests, guard the door, enjoy resting in the sun, and alert our team to anyone or anything that passed by. He would also remind our team when it was time for ear scratches or a treat. Tucker always brought smiles to our faces. Dearly missed, always loved, forever in our hearts. We love you, Tucker! Visit Tucker's Memorial Page Jason Knox visits Lincoln Investment Office March 4, 2020 | Fort Washington, PA: Jason Knox visited Lincoln Investment's corporate office, meeting with members of Lincoln's Investment Management & Research, Advisor Consulting, Compliance, and Branch Service departments.