NEWS: Congratulations to Christel & Cheyne

Northwest Investment Counselors, LLC is pleased to announce that Christel Turkiewicz, Relationship Manager, has successfully completed the CRPC® Professional Designation Program from the College of Financial Planning®.  The Chartered Retirement Planning Counselorsm Program focuses on pre-and post-retirement needs, asset management, estate planning and the entire retirement planning process using models and techniques from real client situations. The CRPC® curriculum emphasizes the importance of understanding each client’s financial situation, and then analyzing his or her unique needs and identifying appropriate investment strategies.

We are also pleased to announce that Cheyne Sorensen, Portfolio Administrator, recently passed Level I of the three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) Program.  The CFA® Program is a globally recognized, graduate level curriculum that provides a strong foundation of real-world investment analysis and portfolio management skills along with the practical knowledge you need in today’s investment industry. It also emphasizes the highest ethical and professional standards.

Weak Economic Growth Continues: Conerly Charts

View the latest charts and comments on the U.S., Oregon, and Washington economies from Dr. Conerly of Conerly Consulting.

We are pleased to re-post Dr. Conerly’s July charts for our clients. Please see his site for more data and comments: www.conerlyconsulting.com. Click the images below for larger versions.