Northeast Ohio's Plain Dealer Recognizes Cedar Brook Financial Partners as a Best Employer in Northeast Ohio

CLEVELAND, OH, June 18, 2012 – The Plain Dealer, Ohio’s largest newspaper, picked Cedar Brook Financial Partners, LLC (www.cedarbrookfinancial.com) for the second year in a row, as a top place to work. The Plain Dealer’s list of Top Workplaces 2012 is the result of thousands of employee surveys and months of analysis. Over 4,000 companies, nonprofits, and government agencies in 11 counties were eligible to participate if they employed at least 50 people in Northeast Ohio. In total, 46,465 people were surveyed both online and on paper at 237 employers. One hundred companies were selected for this annual award.

The study is based entirely on employees’ feelings about their companies. Employees were asked to indicate, on a seven-point scale, how much they agreed with statements such as “I believe this company is going in the right direction” and “My pay is fair for the work I do”.

“I’m thrilled that we’ve been selected again, as a top place to work in Northeast Ohio. It’s especially meaningful since the ranking is based on the feedback of our employees. We operate a business that's founded on trust and respect. Everything we do relates back to those important tenets,” said Azim Nakhooda, Managing Principal/CEO Cedar Brook Financial Partners.

About Cedar Brook Financial Partners LLC

Headquartered in Cleveland, OH, Cedar Brook Financial Partners LLC is second largest financial planning firm, according to Crain’s Cleveland Business 2012 annual ranking of financial planning firms in Northeast Ohio. Cedar Brook’s sixty-plus professionals deliver customized, personal services including comprehensive wealth strategies, investment and insurance advice, retirement plan consulting, and group benefit programs. Physicians, corporate executives, privately held business owners, and families often consider their Cedar Brook advisor to be their personal CFO. The firm offers securities through Securities America Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory services are offered through Securities America Advisors Inc., a SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Cedar Brook Financial Partners LLC and the Securities America companies are not affiliated. For more information, please visit www.cedarbrookfinancial.com.

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