Market Place: Watson accepts Edward Jones limited partnership, Turner HD Media opens studio at Polk ag center

Published 7:14 pm Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sue Watson, an Edward Jones financial advisor in Polk County, has accepted an invitation to increase her limited partner holdings in The Jones Financial Cos., the holding company for the St. Louis-based financial services firm.

Sue Watson

Watson joined Edward Jones in 1987 and has served investors in Polk County for the past five years. In addition, she is active in several local groups, including Kiwanis.
Edward Jones currently employs more than 40,000 associates in all 50 states and through its affiliate in Canada. Under the current partnership offering, 16,000 associates received initial limited partnership offerings or were invited to increase their existing ownership in the firm.
“I am honored to be invited to increase my ownership in the firm,” said Watson. “I enjoy working for Edward Jones, and I am very proud of the way we do business and the way we treat our clients.”
James D. Weddle, the firm’s managing partner, said, “Edward Jones is employee-owned. We believe one of the best ways to reward outstanding associates is to offer them an opportunity to share in the ownership of the firm they help build. I’m pleased to say that this associate certainly deserves the limited partnership offering.”
The Jones Financial Cos. was created in 1987 to enable the firm to expand into new business areas while allowing it to remain a partnership. The Jones Financial Cos. owns Edward D. Jones & Co. LP, which operates under the trade name Edward Jones, EDJ Leasing Co., the Edward Jones Trust Co. and its international financial services subsidiary, Edward Jones Candada.
Edward Jones was ranked number 2 on “Fortune” magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” in 2010. For more information, check or its recruiting website,
Turner HD Media has opened a new office and studio at the Polk County Agricultural Development Center in Mill Spring.
The Turners said, “We are thrilled to be a part of the dynamic environment at the ag center and look forward to collaborating with a number of talented individuals who are moving into this wonderful space.”
Turner HD Media will continue working with area farmers and producers on their marketing and advertising campaigns, as well as businesses throughout the region.
Built in 1928, the ag center building was used as the Mill Spring School for many years before beginning a new life as a resource center for agricultural development, farmland preservation, education, community service and business development. The ag center is located near the intersection of highways 9 and 108 in Mill Spring.
Turner HD Media creates high-quality video, audio, web and graphics work. For more information, check, call 828-395-1107 or e-mail

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