SHELBURNE Edward Jones Financial Advisor Brian Cussimanio of Shelburne recently received the Regional Leader's Award for his outstanding sales and service efforts over the past year. Only 485 of the firm's more than 10,000 financial advisors received this award. When you work for a firm that is known for its outstanding service, said Cussimanio, its quite an honor to be singled out for your service record. James D. Weddle, Edward Jones managing partner, added, Brian is an outstanding member of the Edward Jones team who personifies the ideal financial advisor, someone who is 100% dedicated to serving the financial needs of his clients. I am very pleased to present this well-deserved award. Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliates in Canada and the United Kingdom. Every aspect of the firm's business, from the types of investment options offered to the location of branch offices, is designed to cater to individual investors in the communities in which they live and work. The firm's 10,000-plus financial advisors work directly with more than 7 million clients to understand their personal goals -- from college savings to retirement -- and create long-term investment strategies that emphasize a well-balanced portfolio and a buy-and-hold strategy. Edward Jones embraces the importance of building long-term, face-to-face relationships with clients, helping them to understand and make sense of the investment options available today. Edward Jones is headquartered in St. Louis. The Edward Jones interactive Web site is located at www.edwardjones.com, and its recruiting Web site is www.careers.edwardjones.com.