First National Bank of Osakis adds to team

First National Bank of Osakis has added two new staff members: Brianna Graves as a loan processor and Cheryl Doocy as a personal banker.

Graves, a recent graduate of Long-Prairie-Grey Eagle Secondary School, served as an administrative assistant and assistant dance instructor prior to joining First National Bank. During her free time, she enjoys hunting, fishing, spending time with friends and family, and spoiling her cocker spaniel, Ollie.

Doocy, a Bemidji State University alumna, is new to the banking industry. She was previously a

licensed childcare provider while also owning and operating a fitness studio. When she’s not at work, Doocy spends time on her family farm with her husband and daughter.

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First National Bank of Osakis was chartered in 1903. Since then, they have served as the lead financial organization in the Osakis area.

Alexandria resident appointed to grassroots legislative task force

Julie Beack, branch office administrator for the Scott Larson Alexandria office of Edward Jones, was recently appointed to the firm's Branch Office Administrators Grassroots Legislative Task Force. The group is dedicated to raising the issues on the minds of individual investors to local, state and national lawmakers.

As a task force member, Beack will travel to Washington, D.C., to discuss investment-related issues with lawmakers.

“I appreciate the opportunity to communicate the concerns of individual investors, especially those here in Alexandria, and make sure they are heard on Capitol Hill,” Beack said.

Scott Larson, local Edward Jones financial advisor, said Beack is genuinely concerned about legislative issues that affect investors.

“She has expressed an interest in conveying investors’ views to elected officials,” Larson said. “I know she will do an exceptional job of representing our clients’ concerns.”

Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in St. Louis, provides financial services in the United States and in Canada through its affiliate.

From the investments offered to the location of branch offices, every aspect of the firm’s business caters to individual investors. With more than 19,000 financial advisors working for the firm, Edward Jones serves more than 7 million clients with a total of $1.2 trillion in client assets under care. For more information, visit edwardjones.com.