February 2023 Newsletter

Black History Month 2023

February is Black History Month, a time to celebrate the many contributions African Americans have made to our country. The idea originated in 1926 when Carter G. Woodson, a Black American scholar, established Negro History Week. This week was chosen because it coincided with the birthday of Abraham Lincoln on February 12 and that of Frederick Douglass on February 14, both dates Black communities had celebrated together since the late 19th century. In 1976, Negro History Week expanded to the month-long celebration we observe today.

Here Are Some Ways to Honor Black History Month

  1. Support Black-owned businesses
  2. Learn about noteworthy Black figures and their contributions
  3. Donate to charities that support anti-racisim equity and equality
  4. Purchase, read and share books by Black authors
  5. Support and learn about Black women making a difference such as Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams and Amanda Gorman
  6. Visit a Black or African American history museum
  7. Participate in online events like those offered by Smithsonian’s Natural Museum of African American History and Culture 
  8. Learn about Black music history by listening online

Axiom Updates

A Plan for Success

Financial Advisor Michelle Konkle and Insurance Specialist Luke Rother led a One Southern Indiana workshop in January. The name of the event was “Planning for the Future of Your Business.” The purpose was to help businesses of all sizes prepare for future success. The discussion included information on valuing a business, developing a succession plan and protecting key employees. 

Staying Focused in 2023

Randy Rother, a collaborator with Axiom and father of our Insurance Specialist Luke Rother, was recently quoted in a U.S News & World Report article. The piece offers valuable information on some important areas financial advisors will be focusing on this year. We at Axiom will certainly be keeping these concepts in mind, as we help craft and guide your financial plans. Click here to read the article. 

Spotlight on Local Author

Molly Rubesh of Floyds Knobs, IN was presented with a difficult challenge when her blended family was formed. Her two stepchildren had recently lost their mother. In the process of trying to help the young boys work through their grief, Molly ended up writing a very meaningful and touching children’s book called Is Heaven Farther Than the North Pole? Click here to learn more about the book, its title and the local author. 

Feb. 7 
Leadership Southern Indiana Breakfast Series

Axiom CFO Leah Driver will be one of the featured speakers when Axiom sponsors this event. The topic of the panel discussion is Women in Leadership: Thriving in Male Dominated Industries. Click here to register. 

Feb. 24
Axiom Ribbon-Cutting

Please join us for our official Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to mark three years of being an independent firm and 20 years of providing financial services in this same building. The pandemic delayed our first try, and now we’re finally able to celebrate. Festivities begin at 3 p.m. at our office at 101 W. Spring St. Following the outdoor ceremony, we’ll be serving refreshments. We’d love to see you there!

News You Can Use

5 Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

With a new year, thoughts turn to tax preparation. It’s never too early to start. We understand the importance of knowing how you can best minimize what you owe and plan for the future. Click here to find out about some deductions you might be overlooking. And if you have any questions we can help you with, please don’t hesitate to reach out. 

Important Changes to RMDs

Congress recently passed what’s known as Secure Act 2.0 This legislation could affect your retirement in important ways. For one, it pushes back the age at which retirement plan participants need to take required minimum distributions (RMDs). Go here to find out more.

February Fun

A Tribute to Aretha
The Louisville Orchestra presents a tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. The program features symphony favorite Capathia Jenkins and three-time Grammy Award nominee Ryan Shaw performing such iconic and soulful hits as RespectThinkA Natural WomanChain of FoolsAmazing Grace and many others. February 25 in Whitney Hall. Go here for tickets. 

“No Limits” Family Night
No Limits Family Nights offer interactive exploration for families of children with special needs in a sensory-friendly environment. No matter the special need, there are no limitations when you’re doing science! Each event includes after hours admission, themed activities, a take-home element and a supplemental activity card for continued learning. February’s activity will explore all things “hearts.” Feb. 11. at the Kentucky Science Center. 

Holding onto hope when times are tough can take an awful lot of determination and sometimes, the determination comes in a surprisingly small package. Little OrphanAnnie has reminded generations of theater-goers that sunshine is always right around the corner. Feb. 14-19 at Whitney Hall. Click here for info and tickets. 

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