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8 Features MAY 2016 COLLEGEPARKPAPER.COM Community Spotlight By Debbie Goetz It’s pretty incredible when you sit back and think about how many businesses in College Park have owners who live in the neighborhood. Keiron Partners is no different. Since 1991, Scott Brown has called College Park home. He raised his kids here and is deeply rooted in the commu- nity, so when an opportunity presented itself for him to open his office here in 2011, he jumped at the chance. “We moved our office here because quite frankly ... we love it. I have raised my kids here and developed friendships and business relationships that are important to me. It’s a rare day that I go to lunch or into Publix and don’t see a friend or client. Community is important to me and there simply is no better community than College Park,” said Brown. From collecting food for Second Harvest Food Bank to getting involved with kids at the Jackson Center down- town, you can often find Scott Brown and his associates lending a hand. Said Brown of his philanthropic spirit: “Giving back has never really been a decision for me. I was raised by a struggling single mother and I never forgot the people who helped us out along the way. Politics aside there are real human beings with real problems that they cannot solve on their own. Sometimes bad stuff happens to good, hon- est hardworking people and if we can do even a little bit to help, I feel we should. Let’s face it, most of the people we deal with as clients have had financial success and it’s easy to see the world through that lens. I have tremendous respect for commerce and entrepreneurship but in the end [it’s] still ‘only money’ if we don’t use some of it to lift another up from time to time.” Doing what’s best for his clients is also incredibly important to Brown. “The firm’s success can be traced back to one thing. Hard Work. Our team is a hardworking bunch. If you drive down Rugby Street at 8 p.m. you will likely see lights on ... we provide discipline and process to an otherwise confusing path to financial success.” Brown realizes one size doesn’t fit all, “We are process, not product driven. If a CD gets you from point A to Point B ... then that’s what we will do. If your goals require a more aggres- sive stance, then your process may require more stocks. Right or wrong, good and bad have no place in the conversation. Products are not good or bad any more than a hammer is good or bad. For driving a nail a hammer works great ... not so good for window washing.” Two Keiron advisors, Michael Clark and John McCann, host a weekly radio show (Sun- days on 96.5 WDBO at 9:00 a.m.) to give listeners tools they can use to build wealth and invest in the future. The radio show was something the two had talked about for years before hitting the air. “The opportunity presented itself last year when the previous host wanted to retire after 30 years ... We were honored to be able to pick up that legacy and bring a few fresh ideas to the table,” said Clark. The Keiron Partners seem to care deeply about this com- munity and want to play a role in seeing it prosper. “We live here, four of us in College Park proper,” said Brown. “Our people are no different than most in College Park; they are kind, giving individuals who come to work each day to make a difference. I realize that is cliché and a little sappy, but it doesn’t make it less true.” Company policy on giving back runs deep Keiron advisor, Rob Legenhausen, with kids at the John H. Jack- son Community Center. Courtesy photo. Keiron employee, Crystal Rivera, collects food for Second Harvest Food Bank. Courtesy photo. The Keiron Partners team. Courtesy photo.