SOURCE: NEXT Financial Group

4WARD Financial Marketing, Inc. a full-service marketing subsidiary of NEXT Financial Holdings, Inc.

August 20, 2009 09:09 ET

4WARD Financial Marketing, Inc. Nominates Financial Advisor for InvestmentNews Award

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - August 20, 2009) - Dan Anderson, a registered representative with independent broker dealer NEXT Financial Group, Inc., an affiliate of 4WARD Financial Marketing, was recently nominated for the Community Leadership Awards presented by InvestmentNews and the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation. His nomination signifies his philanthropic contributions to the Boys & Girls Club of Bandera County, Texas.

His application was submitted by Kimberly A. Branch, CFP®, CLTC, President of 4WARD Financial Marketing, Inc. "I couldn't think of anyone more deserving of this award. Working with Dan is a true privilege. He is such an inspiration and the impact of his benevolence is invaluable," said Branch. Of the four award categories, Anderson was nominated for the Community Service Award, acknowledging financial advisors with a dedicated spirit who have served their charity in a managerial position for at least five years, and have made a lasting charitable impact.

Currently serving on the National Area Council of the Boys & Girls Club of America based in Atlanta, Anderson has a genuine passion for empowering young people to reach their full potential. His involvement with the Boys & Girls Club of Bandera has resulted in heightened community awareness leading to a surge in membership, the institution of better practices, and helped the organization gain visibility on a national level.

"I am honored to be nominated. This gives our Boys & Girls Club national recognition and puts us on the map for non-profits. More importantly, it is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of the staff and board of directors; the local folks actually made this happen," said Anderson.

Finalists and honorees will be recognized at an awards dinner on September 30, 2009. The charities of honorees will be presented with a $10,000 donation, and finalist's charities with a $500 donation.

4WARD Financial Marketing is a full-service marketing company dedicated to supporting NEXT Financial Group, Inc.'s registered representatives through innovative coaching programs, turn-key seminar marketing, competitive branding campaigns, customized websites, and personal mentoring.

For more information, on 4WARD Financial Marketing, please contact President, Kimberly A. Branch, CFP®, CLTC at 713-333-4899 or visit www.4wardfinancialmarketing.com. For additional information on Dan Anderson, please contact him at 830-796-3331.

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