Author: Carol Erdmann

FREE 10.2 Feature – Ronald Chakler

Chakler espouses a formidable work ethic. From the time he was 14 years old, he worked part-time in a bagel bakery making, you guessed it … bagels. As the saying goes, “you can’t keep a good man down” and, following his departure from the classroom, he fell back on his bagel baking experience after reconnecting with an old friend who was opening bagel shops near Atlantic City, N.J. Together they built three bakeries; however, following a falling out between the owners and the partners of the business, Chakler knew he wanted and needed a “real job.”

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FREE 10.1 Q&A – Ann Kavanaugh

There’s more to this seasoned business woman of 34 years than meets the eye. In this Q&A, Kavanaugh talks about the evolution of her career, as well as her personal commitment to the community at large. Her life has deep roots in Berwyn, Pa., one of a string of towns along the “unofficial” historical Main Line of the Pennsylvania Railroad, a getaway spot for 19thcentury Philadelphia aristocrats.

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FREE 8.2 Q&A – Ron Bergmann

Many estimates for renewal energy growth were made prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the collapse in oil prices. Worries are building that with cheaper oil and a sustained disruption in global supply chains, renewable energy may lose momentum.

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FREE 8.1 Q&A – Judy Beckman

What APFS affiliated advisor Judith Beckman knows is that women are capable of dictating the direction of their financial future. In fact, she built her business on that precept. Having served on a number of boards, including The Long Island Center for Business and Professional Women, The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and, most recently, The Long Island Small Business Assistance Corporation— which provides funding for female business owners—Beckman personifies the feminist spirit. With a mission to empower the female investor, she is changing the lives of generations of women to come, one client at a time.

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