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Living with Autism: Advocate and Loving Mother Theresa Sweeney Shares Story of Her Son, Noah

August 19, 2019

Earlier this summer, Partner & Special Care Planner Brian Marino had the opportunity to attend the National Autism Conference in Cleveland, hosted by non-profit Milestones Autism Resources. The Milestones Autism Conference is one of the country’s largest gatherings for educators,…

The Story of Doug Rechtine

August 1, 2019

Lifelong Toledo resident Douglas Rechtine has been in the financial services industry for more than 3 decades—but his journey to career success was no small feat. His professional prowess and personal story go hand and hand with his passion for…

Heerdegen Triumphs Over Alzheimer’s at Inaugural Rowing to Remember Event

July 29, 2019

To say that it has been a challenging year for Financial Planner Chris Heerdegen would be an understatement. For Chris, 2019 marks the first year without his father, Richard Heerdegen. Richard passed away on October 31st, 2018 after a long,…

Intern Showcase: Meet Tim and Merritt

July 18, 2019

Last but certainly not least in our 2019 summer intern showcase series are two gentlemen from our Cleveland office, Tim Vanderhoof and Merritt Brewer. Learn all about them below! Tim Vanderhoof – Lorain, Ohio What college do you currently attend?…

In the Spotlight: Meet Katina Duran

July 10, 2019

For more than two decades, Toledo native Katina Duran has been on a mission to exceed personal expectations while also giving back to those who need it the most. We sat down with Katina to put her professional career and…

Cleveland Fisher House Facility Opens to Veterans in Need

July 8, 2019

Last month, former military personnel Keven Prather and Mike Connole had the opportunity to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony of the Greater Cleveland Fisher House. The Fisher House program supports veterans receiving treatment at the Cleveland VA medical center by…

Intern Showcase: Meet Jackson, Zach, and Greg

July 3, 2019

Get to know summer interns Jackson Taylor, Zach Hoban, and Greg Margevicius below! Jackson Taylor – Silver Lake, Ohio What college do you currently attend? Why did you choose to go there? I go to Ohio University. I chose OU…

Networking for Dummies: 7 Tips from Skylight’s Scott Trent

July 1, 2019

The old expression “you only have one chance at a first impression” can rattle any aspiring business professional, especially those in the financial services industry. Sure, a nifty business card and a strong handshake can help, but how do you…

Skylight Showcase: New Hires of June 2019

June 26, 2019

We would like to take a moment to introduce the newest members of the Skylight team! Meet Doug Cohen and Michael Anderson below: Doug Cohen, Financial Professional, Cleveland Why did you choose to work at Skylight? I chose to work…

Intern Showcase: Meet Will, Clay, and Andrew

June 19, 2019

Next up on Skylight’s summer intern showcase are Will Sergio, Clayton Brady, and Andrew Smigelski. Stay tuned to meet the rest of the team in the following weeks! William Sergio – Grove City, Ohio What college do you currently attend?…

Cooper Receives Leadership Award, Music City Conference Invitation

June 12, 2019

Last month, Associate Managing Partner Charles Cooper was honored with the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) Field Leadership Trophy. This award is bestowed on those who encourage agency growth, stimulate planner production, and demonstrate all-around strengths in management. Cooper…

In the Spotlight: Meet Alex Horner

June 10, 2019

Since graduating from the University of Kentucky in 2013, Alex has been in a tireless pursuit to become the best financial professional he can be. We put Alex in the spotlight to hear his story, pick his brain, and discover…