March 2023 Newsletter

It Happened in March…

March ushers in the beginning of spring with the Vernal Equinox (March 20) and more hours of sunlight with Daylight Saving Time (March 12). It’s also a month in which many historic events took place in American History. 

1862 – The first issue of U.S. government paper money occurred as $5, $10 and $20 bills were put in circulation.

1933 – In his first inaugural address, President Roosevelt told Americans, “Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself…” 

1961 – President Kennedy established the Peace Corps.

1965 – The Alabama Freedom March took place from Selma to Montgomery.

1974 – Seven former high-ranking officials of the Nixon White House were indicted for conspiring to obstruct the investigation into the Watergate break-in.

1979 – The Camp David Accord, engineered by President Carter, ended 30 years of war between Israel and Egypt. 

1981 – Newly elected President Reagan was shot in the chest while walking toward his limousine in Washington, D.C.

2003 – The United States launched an attack against Iraq to topple dictator Saddam Hussein from power. 

2010 –  The Affordable Care Act was passed and signed into law by President Obama.

Axiom Updates

Ribbon-Cutting Celebration

Axiom celebrated three years of being an independent firm and 20 years providing finanancial services in the same New Albany building. A ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception took place in conjunction with One Southern Indiana. Wendy Dant Chesser, CEO of 1si welcomed everyone and noted that Axiom CEO Vaughan Scott was a past chairman of the organization. Claire Johnson, Economic Development Director for the City of New Albany also spoke. On hand were many other community leaders and members of Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI). Of course, none of our success would have been possible without our loyal clients and friends. We thank you all and look forward to serving you, this community and others for many years to come. 

Leadership Southern Indiana 

Our CFO, Leah Driver, was one of the featured speakers at the February Leadership Southern Indiana Breakfast Series, sponsored by Axiom. The topic was “Women In Leadership:Thriving in Male Dominated Industries.” Leah was joined on the panel by Cindy Collier, President/CEO Mister P Express and Jesika Young, President/CEO Cimtech Inc. & Subsidiaries. Angie Fenton, CEO of Extol Media, moderated the discussion. (L to R: Jesika, Cindy, Leah, Angie.) Photo credit: Jesse Rasmussen, Leadership Southern Indiana.

Making Wishes Come True

Axiom was happy to make a donation to the “Make-A-Wish Mississippi Evening of Wishes.” We first became involved with the worthy organization through Craig Peterhansen and his wife Pam when they lived in Kentucky, and Craig was the Board Chairman. They have since relocated to Starkville, MS where Craig is now serving as a Board Member. The Axiom donation went toward the purchase of an exciting trip that was auctioned off during the event. We’ll have more on the Peterhansens and their passion to support Make-A-Wish in our April newsletter. 

Falls of the Ohio Foundation

Axiom Financial Advisor Michelle Konkle has joined the Board of Directors of the Falls of the Ohio Foundation.The nonprofit supports the natural, cultural and historic resources of the Falls of the Ohio Area, including helping the State Park create and maintain exhibits and programs. The Foundation also provides free educational visits to local students. You can go here to learn more.

March 7
Leadership Southern Indiana Breakfast Series

The session on March 7th will feature Heather Jackson, CEO of VisionThree. She’ll discuss three lessons learned as a woman in a male-dominated industry. Click here to register. 

News You Can Use

Keeping Your Identity Safe

We’ve all read about or know people who have had their identity stolen. It can be a true nightmare—taking months or even years to straighten out your credit and safeguard your personal information. Here are some important tips to help keep your identity safe. Please take the time to read and pass them on.

March Fun

Louisville Arcade Expo
The 2023 show marks the 12th year of the Louisville Arcade Expo—an entire weekend full of retro excitement! Do you remember arcades in shopping centers and malls filled with video games and pinball machines? Did you ever play Adventure on the Atari 2600? With hundreds of arcade and pinball machines on FREE PLAY and every console you can imagine, relive all your fun memories. March 10-12 at the Triple Crown Pavilion. Get tickets here

Bock Beer Fest
Louisville has a history of bock beer festivals going back to 1858. The word bock means goat in German. NULU is home to two coincidentally named alleys (Nanny Goat Strut and Billy Goat Strut), thus making it a fitting place for the Bock Beer Fest! Enjoy locally brewed bock beers and a fun racing of the goats on Market Street. All goat costumes and fashions are welcome! March 25. Noon-6 p.m. Free to attend. More info here

AnnieEscape to Margaritaville

A Broadway musical-comedy featuring both original songs and your favorite Jimmy Buffett classics. This is the party you’ve been waiting for! Ticket price includes: Dinner, show, tax and parking. Runs March 29 through May 14 at the Derby Dinner Playhouse.    

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