Biz Notes: First Bank & Trust wins Skokie beautification award

• Morgan Stanley announced that Burr Ridge resident Scott Magnesen, managing director, wealth management and financial advisor in the company’s Oak Brook wealth management office, has been named to The Financial Times’ 2014 list of America’s Top 400 Financial Advisors. The “Financial Times’ Top 400 Financial Advisors” is a select group of individuals who have a minimum of $250 million in assets under management and 10 years of industry experience.

• Ryan Williamson, Paul Fousek and Richard Shanley, principals at Horizon Wealth Management in La Grange, recently attended an invite-only Top Independent Advisors Summit hosted by Barron’s magazine in Phoenix, Ariz. This exclusive annual conference, now in its fifth year, gathers the nation’s pre-eminent financial advisors and industry decision makers. 75 of the top 100 Independent Financial Advisors in the U.S., as ranked and published in Barron’s August 26, 2013 issue, were in attendance.

• First Bank & Trust’s 4007 Dempster Street branch was one of three businesses awarded a 2013 Property Owner Awards in an awards ceremony on April 7 at the Council Chambers of Skokie Village Hall. Awardees, chosen by the Beautification and Improvement Commission, were cited for maintaining their property in an exceptional manner during the year. “Last year we earned a LEED Gold certification for leadership in energy and environmental design,” said Branch Manager Lu Ann Stempel said. “But it is especially gratifying to be honored for beautification and improvement from the community we serve.”

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