Often we are asked where the name “Branstone” came from? We put a lot of thought into our company name and although we wanted to be identified nationally and regionally, we recognize that many clients have strong roots in the community. We chose “Bran” from Brandon and “stone” from the keystone province, a recognized moniker for Manitoba. The addition of “Financial Strategies” describes the work that we are passionate about. Our logo is an abstract shape of our province integrating the four pillars of financial security planning (liquidity, disability, retirement, financial security at death). The “dot” in the bottom left hand corner represents southwestern Manitoba, and we chose harvest colours for our logo as it best represents our community.
Joining Kevin in the Branstone Financial Strategies Inc. Brandon office are Kristie Miller, Financial Security Advisor and Amber Storey, our Administrative Assistant. We also have an associate advisor, Certified Financial Planner, Debbie Lang, whose practice and office resides in northwestern Ontario. Debbie’s daughter, Emma Lang, Financial Security Advisor, joined the Branstone team in January 2019 and works closely with Debbie’s clients while building her own client base.
We feel that it is our responsibility as business owners to help shape the communities in which we live. Every little bit makes a difference so we are pleased to support the following local community events/organizations in Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario:
- the United Way
- the YMCA Strong Kids program
- the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair
- the Brandon Wheat Kings
- the Brandon Men’s Curling Bonspiel
- the Red Lake Margaret Cochenour Memorial Hospital Foundation
- the Red Lake Relay for Life/Colour of Hope Run
- the Red Lake Norseman Festival
- the Red Lake Miners Hockey Team
- Pink the Rink (in support of breast cancer awareness)
- various local sports events/tournaments
Our team approach lends itself to education-focused financial advice so that clients can make informed decisions. Beyond our Branstone Financial Strategies Inc. team in Brandon and Ontario, through our affiliation with insurance and investment companies, we have access to specialists in every area of financial planning to help clients put comprehensive financial plans in place.