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Get an education beyond high school- For most this will be a college or university. There are many good public institutions with reasonable costs for those who live in state. Savings, scholarships and working through college the...


Monday, August 29, 2016

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

So, just how do you check out a financial advisor? Before you sign on with a financial advisor, it is important to do some homework first. A few quick, internet searches can help prevent you from investing with a fraudster or even...


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Friday, May 27, 2016

If you were at the Open House you may have had a bite of Vicki Langdon's delicious Pistachio Cake! Several of you asked for the recipe so we asked her to bring it in! Enjoy!


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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

GrandIvew's Identity Theft Lunch & Learn will be presented by a retired FBI Agent! An event that shouldn't be missed! Read more about Jeff Lanza below. Join us June 16th! FBI Special Agent Jeff Lanza (Retired) ABOUT JEFF Jeff Lanza was...


Thursday, May 19, 2016

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Client Services Associate Reports to CEO and COO Grandview Financial Group’s Mission Our mission is to help families and businesses pursue their dreams, achieve financial goals and pass on true wealth: values, wisdom, work ethic...


Thursday, May 12, 2016

Thought for your Thursday Among other things, May is the peak of graduation season. Caps, gowns, diplomas and speeches are focuses of interest. Graduation gifts are also a focus for family and friends.In addition to gift cards,...


Friday, April 22, 2016

I’ve Finished My Taxes—Now What? Tax Season can be the most stressful part of the year, even if you aren’t a CPA. It can feel like a never-ending search for account statements, W-2’s, 1099’s, and...


Thursday, November 13, 2014

From Amanda: I have exciting news to share with all of you! As you may know, I spent 3 months in Uganda this year and have decided I am supposed to return. I will be going back with the same organization, Sozo Children, but will be...


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

We are excited & honored to be nominated again this year for the Birmingham Business Alliance’s 2014 SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR (1-15 employees) award! The winner will be announced October 28, 2014http://bhamsmallbiz...


Friday, October 3, 2014

Bob donated his time to serve as the auctioneer for Sozo Children's Annual Dinner at the Cahaba Grand. Sozo Children exists to glorify God through saving children in need, building community, and connecting individuals to experience...


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

We had a great time volunteering with Habitat for Humanity! The GrandView staff along with clients & family spent September 5th serving a well deserved birmingham family! Our job consisted of building the exterior and interior walls of...


Monday, July 28, 2014

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.


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

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...


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

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...


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

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...


Friday, September 6, 2013

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.


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

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...


Monday, August 5, 2013

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!


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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...


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

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...


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

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...


Thursday, March 28, 2013

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...


Thursday, March 14, 2013

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...


Friday, February 22, 2013

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


Thursday, February 21, 2013

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!


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

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...


Thursday, February 7, 2013

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!


Thursday, February 7, 2013

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!


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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.


Thursday, January 3, 2013

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.


Monday, October 8, 2012

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.


Tuesday, October 2, 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...


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

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...


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

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...


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

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...


Friday, July 20, 2012

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...


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

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...


Monday, June 18, 2012

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...


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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...


Thursday, May 17, 2012

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!


Thursday, May 17, 2012

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...


Saturday, April 14, 2012

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...


Saturday, April 14, 2012

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...


Saturday, April 14, 2012

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...


Thursday, April 12, 2012

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...


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

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...


Thursday, December 29, 2011

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...


Thursday, October 13, 2011

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!


Thursday, September 22, 2011

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...


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

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


Sunday, July 17, 2011

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...