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Birmingham, Alabama 35243
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We hope to provide you with an overview of who GrandView is through our community service and projects we are involved in.  

Tyler Camp's Celebration

Tyler recently passed the Series 7 & 66 securities registrations and the Alabama life and health insurance registration! We had a small celebration with Tyler's friends and family to acknowledge his accomplishments.
 

2014 Cetera Advisors’ Awards Conference

Bob and his wife Patsy recently attended Cetera Advisors' annual awards conference. Congratulationsto Bob for receiving the Chairman's Award for the 9th year in row! This year's conference celebrated the accomplishments of advisors in...
 

Birmingham Small Business Awards

For the 3rd year in a row, GrandView has been nominated for the Birmingham Business Alliance's SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR 1-50 EMPLOYEES. Even though we didn't win, it was an honor to be nominated and recognized in the Birmingham...
 

Amanda is heading to Uganda

Amanda has big news to share! I'm excited to announce I will be going on a 3 month mission trip toUganda to serve in a children's home! I'm serving with an organization out of Birmingham called Sozo Children. My plan is to leave...

Baron's Baseball Game

We had a great turnout and a fun night at the Baron's game! We hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did. Check out all of the pictures from the night.
 

Amanda's Mission Trip

Amanda recently went on a mission trip to Monterrey, Mexico with the group Back2Back Ministiries, serving in a few different orphanage's. She had a wonderful experience and felt truly blessed to have been able to serve & help those...
 

Ice Cream Social

We had a great time at the ice cream social! Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy their afternoon with us. Check out all the photos!
 

Cetera Advisors’ Awards Conference

Bob and his wife Patsy recently attended Cetera Advisors’ annual awards conference held in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. This year’s conference celebrated the accomplishments of advisors in 2012 and also gave them a glimpse into the...
 

Food Drive

Larry Walck volunteered for a food drive with the Hoover Civitan Club and the Green Valley Baptist Food Bank. The drive was a huge success! The hundreds of pounds of food collected will benefit children this summer who will not be in...
 

Habitat for Humanity

We had a great time helping out with Habitat for Humanity! We installed kitchen cabinets, painted walls & windows and climbed some very tall ladders to hang siding. A big thank you to Galya Camp and Mike Harder for coming out and...
 

Eagle Scout Project

20 years ago, Bob helped Robbie Cather(pictured on left) with his Eagle Scout project, clearing a trail in the Forest Park neighborhood. This year, Bob assisted Will Cooper(pictured on right) with his Eagle Scout project, to clear out...
 

The American Values Luncheon

Bob, Larry, Andy and Amanda joined by clients attended the The American Values Luncheon in support of the Boy Scouts of America. The luncheon, held at the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center, is the largest Boy Scout luncheon of its kind...
 

Mercedes-Benz Marathon

Congratulations to Andy and his wife, Gina, for running and completing the Mercedes-Benz Half Marathon this past weekend!
 

Shelby District Award of Merit

Larry was awarded the Shelby District Award of Merit from the Boy Scouts of America. It was a complete surprise to him and was made even more special with the presence of his son, Anson. Congratulations Larry! Check out the photo!
 

Kid One Gala

Bob donated his time to serve as the auctioneer for the 2013 Kid One Diamonds For Life Gala, held Saturday, February 16, at The Club in Birmingham. Kid One's mission is to transport children and expectant mothers to necessary health...
 

Bob the Artist

Bob enjoys creating and building crosses out of drift wood in his free time. These crosses are beautiful and true pieces of art which have been displayed in Bob's church, Independent Presbyterian. Congratulations Bob! Check out the photos!
 

GrandView delivers snacks to local CPA firm

Bob, Andy and Larry delivered snacks to a local CPA firm to give them a break from all the hard work and long hours they've been putting in for the upcoming deadline. Check out the photos!
 

Annual Kick off the New Year Party!

We had a great time with everyone who attended our Mardi Gras party! We hope you enjoyed the event as well! Check out the photos from the evening.
 

Holiday Party at Sunnyside Retirement Home

GrandView had a wonderful time at Sunnyside Retirement home singing Christmas carols and passing out gifts! We look forward to next year! Check out the photos.
 

Boy Scouts of America Award

Bob recently received the Silver Eagle Club Award from the Boy Scouts of America in recognition of his personal support for Friends of Scouting. This is part of the financial campaign for the Greater Alabama Council. Check out the photo.
 

Connect Conference 2012

Bob, Andy, Larry, Marline and Amanda recently attended Multi Financial's national educational conference, Connect 2012, held in Denver, Colorado. This special event brings together the very best of the financial services industry for...
 

March of Dimes

Bob acted as the auctioneer for the 12th annual March of Dimes Signature Chefs of Birmingham event September 13, 2012. He was able to help raise significant funds to help with the research to improve the health of babies. To learn more...
 

GrandView New Hire

GrandView is excited to announce our newest team member, Rosa Judge. Rosa is a client relationship manager and will be working along side of Marline and Ashley to provide you with the highest quality service. Rosa comes to us with over...
 

Family Night at the Barons Game!

We had a great turnout for family night at the Barons game, thank you to all who came! We ejoyed spending time with you and hope you had just as much fun as we did.We received such positive feedback about this event, we have decided to...
 

Ice Cream Social

GrandView celebrated national Ice Cream month and hosted an ice cream social for clients, friends and family! Thank you to everyone who came out and helped us eat the ice cream and all the great toppings! We had a fun time taking a...
 

Prosper Event: Protect your assets

Our second Prosper event of the year, Protect your ASSets was a success! The women who attended learned some important Self Defense techniques and stories from Pelham Police Office Debbie Sumrall. Andy Easterling also gave tips about...
 

Volunteer Day with Habitat for Humanity

The staff at GrandView along with clients & family spent June 15th volunteering for Habitat for Humanity. We had such a wonderful time helping build a house for a well deserved Birmingham family! We were able to work along side of the...
 

Amanda participated in WOD for Warriors on Memorial Day

Amanda has been doing Crossfit at a gym called Iron Tribe for the past several months. This memorial day her gym was involved with an event they started last year called WOD for Warriors which raises money for Team Red, White & Blue...
 

Bob Straka receives Chairman's award

Bob Straka attended the 2012 Multi-Financial Securities Awards Conference in Napa Valley, CA. He received Multi-Financial's highest honor, the Chairman's award, which is given out to Multi-Financial's top producers. Congratulations Bob!
 

Open House and Ribbon Cutting

We held our open house party for the grand opening of the new office space May 3, 2012. The Birmingham Business Alliance conducted the official ribbon cutting ceremony and guests enjoyed hors d'oeuvres, a champagne toast, door prizes...
 

Larry Walck earns his CFP® designation

Congratulations to Larry Walck on successfully completing the rigorous requirements of becoming a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. What does the CFP® designation really mean? Many people don't realize that anyone can call...
 

Multi-Financial CEO Exchange

Bob was invited and attended Multi-Financial's CEO exchange in Baton Rouge, LA. The meetings consisted of the top CEO's and advisors of Multi-Financial from around the country. It was a great opportunity for Bob to learn what other top...
 

GrandView is moving!

We are expanding our office and moving down the hall in our current building(address will remain the same) Completion date is expected to be March 1, 2012. Be on the lookout for an open house party invitation, we are going to want to...
 

Cornerstone Schools of Alabama's Schoolhouse Rock

On March 9, Bob acted as the auctioneer for Schoolhouse Rock raising money for Cornerstone Schools of Alabama. Cornerstone's commitment to academic success, development in the fine arts, faith-based character building, and service...
 

Stop Hunger Now

On February 15, The GrandView staff enjoyed an afternoon of volunteering at Canterbury UMC for the international hunger relief agency Stop Hunger Now. Two thousand volunteers from five area churches formed assembly lines whose goal is...
 

GrandView's Annual Christmas Party

The GrandView Staff along with Small Business Accounting staff had our annual Christmas party with Sunnyside Retirement (a home for mentally challenged adults) on Friday, December 9th. As tradition, Bob dressed as Santa, we sung carols...
 

Multi-Financial Securities Corporation National Conference

Bob, Andy and Amanda attended the Multi-Financial Securities Corporation annual conference in Atlanta, GA, Oct. 3-6th. They enjoyed meeting other advisors, attending seminars & learning new ideas and tools on how to serve you better!
 

The March of Dimes Signature Chefs of Birmingham

Bob acted as the auctioneer for The March of Dimes Signature Chefs of Birmingham. The event pays tribute to the culinary excellence of local chefs from the community while raising significant revenue to help in the fight to save babies...
 

San Francisco Marathon

Andy and his wife Gina ran in the San Francisco Marathon on July 31, 2011!
 

Bob received Multi-Financial Chairman's Award

GrandView Financial Group President, Robert. R. Straka, attended the 2011 Multi-Financial Awards Conference in Austin,TX. He received the Chairmans award which is given to Multi-Financial’s top producers. While at the conference, Bob...