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Tanner L. Murphy Certified in Long-Term Care Planning
Tanner L Murphy, CFA ® , CRPC ® , CLTC ® a financial advisor with Laveer Wealth Management, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. in Shreveport, has been awarded a professional designation in the field of long-term care, Certified in Long-Term Care (CLTC). The program is independent of the insurance industry and is designed to provide financial service professionals with expertise and tools to address long-term care planning with their clients.
Murphy graduated from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of Business Administration, finance degree. He has five years of experience with Ameriprise Financial and in the financial services industry.
For more information, please contact Jamey Scott or Tanner Murphy at 318-861- 3521 or visit the Ameriprise office at 738 N. Ashley Ridge Loop, Shreveport, LA 71106.
Taglavore Scores Big on David and Carter Toms, Father/Son Feature
The work of media veteran Tony Taglavore was recently recognized by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
Taglavore won second place in the “Pro Features” category of the LSWA’s 2018- 19 statewide writing contest. His story detailed the special relationship between professional golfer David Toms and son Carter. Both are from Shreveport.
Taglavore owns an advertising agency, Sweet Lou Media, and is a sports broadcaster for Northwestern State University and a freelance writer for 318 Forum.
The LSWA’s awards brunch was held June 9th at Merci Beaucoup restaurant in Natchitoches.
Keeton Joins Citizens National Bank as Senior VP
Citizens National Bank announces the addition of Daniel Keeton as senior vice president and business banker for the company. Keeton began his banking career in 2009 as a management trainee and rose to branch manager, followed by promotion as market president for Caddo-Bossier Parish before joining CNB.
Keeton is a current board and executive committee member for the Bossier Chamber of Commerce and is a committee member for the Shreveport Chamber Leadership Program. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration at the University of Louisiana at Monroe and is currently pursuing his Master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Daniel completed the Graduate School of Banking at LSU in 2018 along with being a graduate of the Louisiana Bankers Association Leadership program and the Shreveport Chamber Leadership program.
Shreveport Music Company Changes Ownership
Shreveport Music Company has been acquired by local musicians and entrepreneurs Ken Jacobs and Jim Malsch. Shreveport Music is one of the oldest music stores in the country, dating back to 1910. The pair have aggressive plans to make Shreveport Music a musician’s destination, attracting others from outside the area while supporting local talent. There will be an inventory of quality instruments, music clinics, a vintage guitar room, and an environment where musicians will want to hang out.
For the time being, it will be business as usual with immediate plans to upgrade the technology and develop a more robust eCommerce website to give the company the ability to sell nationally. Longtime employee Starrbuck Langley has been promoted to general manager and will oversee the day-to-day operations. All other staff will remain with some converting from part- to full-time with benefits.
Future plans include a brief shutdown to remodel the store including the buildout of soundproof practice rooms, a secure vintage guitar room, and a small stage for clinics.
New Owners for Eberhardt Physical Therapy
Gregory Redmond, DPT, and his wife, Shelly Marie Redmond, MS, RD, LDN, announce their new ownership of Eberhardt Physical Therapy, Nutrition and Wellness Clinic. Greg Redmond is a retired USAF veteran that has nearly 20 years’ experience in physical therapy and has been providing care over the past five years at Eberhardt Physical Therapy. Greg has an extensive background in wound care and balance disorders. With the new ownership comes new services and a broadened approach for the clinic.
New services will include weight loss consultation, diabetic and general nutrition counseling under the direction of Shelly Redmond, culinary dietician.
Shelly Marie Redmond is here to help with your weight loss goals and offers many services to help in your journey. She is also the author of “Skinny Louisiana in the Kitchen” cookbook and “Eat Well and Be Fabulous: A Guide for the Modern Day Woman.”
The clinic will also be offering house calls through their “House Calls” therapy program for patients just beginning therapy in an out-patient setting.
For more information, call 318-222-7442.
820 Jordan Street, Ste. 150, Shreveport.
CNB Adds Dufrene to Retail Banking Division
Citizens National Bank welcomes Frances Dufrene as senior vice president/ retail banking. Dufrene began her banking career while earning her B.A. degree from the University of New Orleans. Following that, she began full-time employment with First Commerce Corporation and was promoted to management within the company. After moving to Baton Rouge, Dufrene spent 15 years working in the banking industry. She has spent the past eight years with Ouachita Independent Bank as vice president of retail loan production.
Chartered in 1985, Citizens National Bank is a community bank operating in Bossier City and Shreveport, as well as Claiborne, DeSoto and Webster parishes.
Wine Country Bistro Restaurant Closes
Popular Shreveport restaurant Wine Country Bistro closed after dinner service on Saturday, June 15, according to partner Jason Brady. The restaurant originally opened in Pierremont Mall in 2006 and moved to its present location at 4800 Line Avenue next to Uptown Shopping Center in 2016.
Brady said continuing the restaurant is unsustainable, but that he will be working first and foremost to help current employees find other jobs. The restaurant enjoyed a brisk business after their announcement of the closing, and old friends and customers turned out to show their appreciation for years of service.
“We will continue to focus on Parish Taceaux and Southern Fork Catering,” Brady said, “and look forward to new endeavors. It was a difficult decision to make, but sometimes you just have to know when it’s time to move on.”
44th Walk-On's Independence Bowl
The 11th-oldest college football bowl game is set for the 44th playing, as the 2019 Walk-On's Independence Bowl is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 26, at 3 p.m. CST.
The game will be televised on ESPN, and 2019 marks the 28th consecutive year of the Independence Bowl being televised on the network. ESPN first televised the game in 1992, featuring a matchup of the Oregon Ducks and Wake Forest Demon Deacons.
The 44th edition of postseason college football classic pits a primary matchup of teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and Southeastern Conference (SEC).
For more information and to purchase tickets, call (318) 221-0712 or toll-free at (888) 414-BOWL.