Fairbury’s Waddell and Reed bringing local businesses together with “Waddell Wednesdays”

FAIRBURY – Financial advisors Wadell & Reed in Fairbury have been hosting “Wadell Wednesdays” one day every other month as a way for local businesses to connect and interact with one another.

This past Wednesday, the firm hosted a discussion on the topic of business continuation and how to pass your business on when you retire.

The offices are located at 803 5th Street in Fairbury.

While turnout has been relatively low so far,  Michelle Holliday, the owner of the practice, hopes that spreading the word about the event will help with attendance.

“We just thought it would be a great opportunity for people in the community, mainly business owners, to get all together and talk about topics that are important to most everybody,” Holliday said. “We try to have a different topic every time we do it. Maybe if we get to know each other a little better socially, we can make more of a difference in the community.”

Other “Waddell Wednesday” topics in the past have included retirement plans for businesses, financial planning, identity theft and other things.

Years ago, the Fairbury Chamber of Commerce used to host “Business After Hours” with the same intent of bringing business owners together. Holliday said it was well attended, but it became more difficult to find a day that worked for a lot of people to come together.

“I feel like we need to bring that back,” Holliday said. “We just don’t have the camaraderie we did then.”

The next “Waddell Wednesday” will be held on Nov. 28. Light refreshments are served at every meeting.

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