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Financial Advisor Career Night Presentation with Merrill Lynch - August 23, 2011


Financial Advisor Career Night Presentation with Merrill Lynch

Thursday September 8, 2011 at 6pm & Saturday September 10th @ 11am

Lakeland Branch

100 S Kentucky Avenue, Suite 100

Lakeland, FL 33801


About the Financial Advisor Practice Management Development Program (PMDP)

Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management, the largest business of its kind in the world, provides individuals and businesses

with a customized approach to financial preparation. This highly entrepreneurial business model relies heavily on our Financial

Advisors and the one-to-one relationship they develop with clients.

The Financial Advisor begins at Merrill Lynch as a Practice Management Development (PMD) Financial Advisor Trainee (job

description attached). This paid developmental program provides successful candidates with the training, education,

mentoring, and resources to acquire the knowledge, licenses, registrations and critical skills necessary to launch a career as a

Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor. In short, the Practice Management Development program is all inclusive and supports

Financial Advisor participants up to 43 months depending upon licensing and past experience.

Career Night Opportunity

We will have a presentation in our Merrill Lynch location in Lakeland, FL to review the Financial Advisor Training Program, job

descriptions and career opportunities at Merrill Lynch for Financial Advisors. PLEASE BRING A COPY OF YOUR RESUME.

This presentation is by invitation only.

Equal Opportunity Employer - Minimum Job Requirements:

Three or more years of sales experience. No prior licensing or recent experience as a Financial Advisor is necessary,

however, trainees are expected to complete education and developmental activities that give you a foundation of

financial planning skills and prepare you for the Series 7 General Securities and the Series 66 Insurance exams.

Successful completion of the exams to become a fully licensed and registered Financial Advisor is expected within 4


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Great American Teach-In - August 22, 2011

Crystal Lake Middle School invites you to a celebration of Crystal Lake Middle School Great American Teach-In. The event will be held on Wednesday November 16, 2011 – Time 9:00am at Crystal Lake Middle School in Lakeland, Florida.

The GATI is an all day event, however, you don’t have to be here all day. If you could donate at least an hour of your time, we would be extremely grateful. You can speak about your career, educational or life experience and achieving your objectives. As this is a community event, you will have the opportunity to interact with a number of Community Leaders: School Board Officials, City and County Commissioners.

For more information or if you would like to participate please email Shandale Terrell, Dean of Students for Crystal Lake Middle School at Thank you very much for your time, support and assistance.

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Lakeland Vision- Executive Director Job Description 2011 - August 19, 2011

Lakeland Vision, Inc. is seeking an executive director to manage the daily operations of the 501(c)(3) community development organization. The individual in this role is responsible for working with a volunteer board of directors and leading an organization established to implement the community’s vision for its future. (For more information on that vision, see: This is a part-time position, with the opportunity to advance to full-time.

Responsibilities include:

Working with diverse volunteer board members, committee members and community stakeholders to pursue shared goals.

Relationship-building throughout the community, often involving after-hours events and activities.

Implementation of various media tools, such as organization’s website, social media networks and a monthly radio program.

Scheduling, coordinating, and executing meetings and events, including preparing agendas, arranging materials, supporting volunteers, etc.

Office management, including accounts payable, equipment maintenance, filing, and database maintenance.


Exemplary and diverse writing skills to compose press releases, formal business communications, informal daily communications and creative online media content.

Ability to develop relationships with individuals and organizations throughout the community.

Capable of facilitating dialogue.

Experience successfully engaging and motivating volunteers to work towards an identified goal.

Experience working with a volunteer board.

Basic bookkeeping management.

Understanding of database maintenance.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to:


Lakeland Vision

P.O. Box 1582

Lakeland, FL 33802

Position open until filled. Preferred start date: September 19, 2011

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Business Leadership Network Board Position - August 9, 2011

“The Business Leadership Network (BLN), a non-profit organization, is seeking interests from an attorney in our Polk community who would like to board participate in bringing the BLN message of increasing the awareness of the value in employing persons with disabilities in our local businesses. The BLN Board’s community reach is to engage senior business executives in our Mission beliefs (below) and help them understand the tremendous value of employing persons with disabilities as well as the social and economic benefits to the business.

We are seeking an attorney to our Board who understands the essence of our Mission and can lead us in developing and managing impact-effective ideas and decisions that align with employment and socially responsible initiatives. Anyone interested in becoming a member of a strong board interest, competence and commitment to support our Mission, please call Dick Pellegrini at 863-255-9034 or write”

The Polk County Business Leadership Network (BLN) Mission

§ Increase awareness of the skills and abilities of people with disabilities;

§ Promote awareness of local support agencies that are available to assist in locating qualified employees with disabilities;

§ Promote the employment of persons with disabilities;

§ Connecting companies and persons with disabilities

§ Expand business perceptions on the value of workplace diversity

§ Improve the lives of people with disabilities

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