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Saturday December 20 2014

12th annual friends of WSIU fantasy austion
Fantasy Auction


Auction Sponsor Profile:
Forbes Financial Group

Printed in June ’06 issue of Previews

John Forbes knows a good investment when he sees one. That’s why he’s invested heavily in WSIU Public Broadcasting. Forbes has been a corporate underwriter for WSIU Radio since 1988 and has helped the stations to attract other underwriters from the WSIU listening and viewing areas. He is also a member of the Friends Board of the WSIU stations and serves on the Auction Steering Committee.
“WSIU plays such a critical role in the education and entertainment of people throughout the region,” he says. “In-depth news, classical music, outstanding children's programming, Saluki basketball, and so much more… I feel it's my obligation to support this wonderful community asset.”
Forbes owns and operates Forbes Financial Group, an investment company specializing in financial guidance for clients who are interested in stocks, bonds, insured CDs, mutual funds, annuities planning, general investment advisory services, and retirement planning.
When his business opened in November 2005, it was the culmination of a lifelong dream for Forbes. “For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to run my own business,” he says. “Creating an organization designed to serve clients the way I would want to be treated is a dream come true for me. As I learn more about what my clients need and expect of me as a financial advisor, I can assist them without the bureaucracy that can often burden larger organizations.”
Forbes knows that investing is not a one-size-fits-all proposition and offers solutions tailored specifically to individual objectives. He works closely with clients to develop long-term investment plans that will help them reach their goals and makes necessary adjustments along the way.
Similar to the support he provides his clients, Forbes is also proud to support the Auction and believes that by investing in WSIU he is also investing in his community and the region.
“My wife and I attended our first WSIU Auction a couple of years ago and were hooked! It's a great night – a chance to visit with friends and celebrate the gift of WSIU,” he says. “And as a businessperson, it's an opportunity to associate with a fundraising event that means so much to so many.”
For more information about the Forbes Financial Group, please contact John Forbes at (618) 529-1940 or visit

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