Breast Cancer Awareness Month
At Rocco & Associates, we take time every October to stop and reflect on how fortunate we are to be alive and well. Every October the nation does the same as we come together to raise money for a cure during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The month was dedicated to fundraising in 1985 when the American Cancer Society teamed up with several pharmaceutical companies to accelerate progress towards a cure. Later, in 1991 the iconic pink ribbon was adopted, and has been the nation symbol of support ever since. Since October went pink, many advancements have been made in breast cancer research, including:
- Learning that breast cancer isn’t a one size fits all disease, and that each type is different and should be fought differently.
- A better understanding of the role that genes play in breast cancer, which will hopefully lead to accurate genetic screening prevent the disease.
- The development of advanced treatments, like harnessing the body’s own immune system to fight off the cancer.
Unfortunately, almost all of us still know someone who has battled or is battling this disease, or other life changing cancers. And while we are still fighting for a cure today, it is more important than ever that we continue to support the cause so we can continue the progress towards a cure. Join us this month in support!
Welcome To Our New Interns!
Annette Gutnik - Financial Operations Intern
Annette is a junior at Fairfield University, majoring in finance and minoring in business analytics. Annette is the Vice President of Finance Club and is an ambassador at the Dolan School of Business. She is looking forward to studying abroad during her spring semester in Galway, Ireland. Over the summer, Annette was a finance intern for a Forex company. She has also been a professional athlete for 16 years. Annette is on Team USA for synchronized skating and has represented the country in Austria and Croatia. Annette is fluent in Russian and visited St. Petersburg this summer to learn more about the cities' history.
Nadia Sempher - Business Development Intern
Nadia is a senior at Fairfield University majoring in finance and minoring in marketing. Nadia currently holds three executive board positions as President of both the Remixx Step Team and the Latin Caribbean Dance Team. She is also the Vice President of the American University for University Women, a national organization. This past summer, Nadia was the finance intern at Higher Heights for America, a political nonprofit. In her spare time, she also volunteers at Camp Amerikids, working closely with children who have sickle cell and other rare blood related diseases. She hopes to one day become a financial planner and help people pursue their financial goals and dreams.
Be sure to say hello and introduce yourself when you are in the office!
Our Office Move is Officially Complete!
As you know, in March of 2018 we affiliated with the firm, MONECO Advisors LLC. On October 1st we officially have merged our operations with MONECO and have become The Rocco & Associates Team at MONECO Advisors. Last weekend we successfully moved our office into a newly renovated/expanded office location with the MONECO Team at 2150 Post Road in Fairfield, just down the street from our previous office.
This transition is a continuation of our affiliation last year, and it is truly a restatement of our commitment to you, our clients and friends. It is also important to note that this change will not affect the day to day relationship with your team. Joe, Eric and Charlie will continue to be your advisors, and Jillian and Trish will continue to support your accounts. However, in addition to your core team, the expanded firm will also provide you with more depth, as we now have a deeper bench of specialists to assist you as needed. Combined we will have five Certified Financial PlannerTM professionals, two Accredited Investment FiduciariesTM, one Certified Investment Management Analyst® designee, and two advisors with their Juris Doctorate to help meet the increasing complex financial planning topics that you, your families and your businesses face today. Our old number, 203.255.6022, will continue to work along with our emails, although you will begin to see communications from us with the @monecoadvisors.com ending. In the interim, if you have any questions at all, do not hesitate to reach out. Have a look at some photos of our new space...