Karen Collier announced today that she has opened a second Edward Jones office in Bridge City at 675 W. Roundbunch Rd. Collier has been working with Financial Advisor Tim Latiolais to serve investors throughout the Bridge City area.

“I have really enjoyed working with Tim these past several months,” said Collier. “I’ve had all the advantages of working with an experienced investment professional while getting to know local investors. This has been a tremendous opportunity to increase my investment knowledge and hone my customer service skills. I can’t thank Tim enough for all he has done for me these past several months. Still, I’m looking forward to opening my own office.”

Tim said, “When Karen joined my office, the goal was to help me provide the level of service investors have come to expect from Edward Jones, while extending our services to additional investors. Karen has proved herself more than capable of doing so. I’m going to enjoy watching her build a successful business of her own.”

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