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Joseph Meier Promoted to Manager at Rodefer Moss

Contact:
Kim Naville
Marketing Coordinator
812.945.5236
knaville@rodefermoss.com


Capture2NEW ALBANY, Ind., Jan. 6, 2020 — Rodefer Moss & Co, PLLC has promoted Joseph Meier to manager, effective Jan. 1. Meier works at the firm’s New Albany office and was previously a supervisor.

“Joe has been an asset to our supervisory staff and will be a wonderful addition to our managerial team,” said Doug York, President and Managing Partner. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and professionalism that is vital to our commitment to quality and client service.”

Meier has experience in both tax and attest services including not-for-profit entities. He
specializes in complex multi-state tax filings with a focus on manufacturing/distribution and
transportation industries. His expertise also includes international financial statement
conversion, rental real estate tax implications, cost segregation studies and closely held service companies.

“I look forward to my new role as a manager,” said Meier. “My clients can expect the same
dedication and service as I provide solutions for their tax needs.”

Meier received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting from University of Louisville. He is a member of Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants (KSCPA) and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) where he received a Charter Global Management Accountant designation (CGMA). CGMA distinguishes accounting professionals who have advanced proficiency in finance, operations, strategy and management.

Rodefer Moss provides accounting and businesses consulting services in nine offices in Indiana,
Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia. For more information, visit rodefermoss.com.

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Speed Across the River for Great Art and More

5 things we love about the Speed Art Museum

COURTESY PHOTOS


ExtolMag_30_FINAL_Page_17_Image_0001When the Speed Art Museum reopened in 2016 following a massive, three-year closure for renovation and expansion, guests were mesmerized by the changes. Today, the Speed continues to evolve into a place where great art meets great community, with a focus on exhibitions, events, film, food, and more, that draws families, art lovers, and the entire community to its iconic building.When the Speed Art Museum reopened in 2016 following a massive, three-year closure for renovation and expansion, guests were mesmerized by the changes. Today, the Speed continues to evolve into a place where great art meets great community, with a focus on exhibitions, events, film, food, and more, that draws families, art lovers, and the entire community to its iconic building.

If you haven’t visited recently, here’s a primer on some of our favorite things about the Speed Art Museum: Art for All – The Speed Art Museum is Kentucky’s oldest and largest art museum, covering 6,000 years of art from around the world. From ancient Egyptian art, to the European Masters, including Rembrandt and Monet, to modern classics and more, the Speed invites everyone to experience art for all. Thanks to a generous grant from Brown-Forman, the Speed offers free admission to all every Sunday from 12-5 p.m.

FREE Admission for IUS Students – Thanks to a partnership between The Speed and Indiana University, IUS faculty and students with a current student ID receive free admission through Aug. 1, 2022. What are you waiting for? Go now!

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Excellent Exhibitions – The Speed’s permanent collection is breathtaking in its quality and historical significance. The museum’s curators frequently rotate pieces from the expansive collection in storage to keep the art fresh and exciting as you visit time and again. The latest special exhibition on display is Tales from the Turf: The Kentucky Horse. If you love horses, don’t miss this first exhibition to examine Kentucky’s relationship to the horse through art. It features paintings, sculpture, photographs, drawings, prints, and manuscripts from Kentucky’s major private collections, all telling equine tales of Kentucky’s history with horses. Most of the collection has never been seen in public and is only on display until March 1, so hurry in for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see this equine spectacular.

The Speed Cinema – Catching a flick takes on new meaning when you visit the Speed Cinema, which shows films you can’t see anywhere else in this area. Documentaries, independent masterpieces, foreign classics, and more are carefully curated to showcase the best in cinema.

A Museum on a Mission – In addition to the world class art, the Speed features dozens of events, tours, and activities for all ages every month. The popular After Hours adult evening event takes place every third Friday for mingling, drinks, food, music and of course, art. Each month features a different theme, with speakers, entertainment, cinema and more. Families are always welcome at the Speed, with a special focus on the tiniest visitors through Art Sparks’ hands on learning opportunities. New to the Speed are family Saturdays, with all Saturday programming focused around the family.


The Speed Art Museum

2035 S. Third St.

Louisville

502.634.2700

speedmuseum.org

HOURS

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday

10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday

12 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday

Closed Monday and Tuesday

ADMISSION

Members: Free

Adults: $18

Seniors (Age 60+): $12

Kids (Age 4-17): $12

Kids (Age 3 and under): Free

University of Louisville students, faculty, and staff: Free

Select area schools (including IUS): Free

College students with valid ID: $12

Military personnel: $12

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WANTED: MORE ZZZS

By Angie Fenton


I often joked that I hadn’t had a good night’s sleep since late May 2015 when I learned I was pregnant. But sometime this summer, as I woke up for the umpteenth time in the middle of the night with my toddler’s feet in my face and her elbows in my ribs, I realized this was no laughing matter and I was tired of being tired.

My bed was so worn it was genuinely concave, and the constant exhaustion was starting to affect me and my on-the-job production. I researched the effects of sleep deprivation and was genuinely horrified about the seriousness of this not-so-uncommon epidemic.

According to Johns Hopkins, those of us who lack sleep are more likely to gain weight, age our brains prematurely, develop heart disease, cause car crashes… The list goes on and on — and it incited a newfound determination to do whatever I could to catch more ZZZs and ensure my daughter did, too.

The first move was obvious: It was time to get a new bed for the bedroom I share with my husband (except when he’d been relegated to the couch because said toddler was in his place). And, we decided, it was also an opportunity to transition our soon-to-be 4-year-old from her first bed into something more substantial and make bedtime something we all looked forward to.

On a sunny Saturday, the three of us ventured to Schmitt Furniture and – with the help of an incredibly knowledgeable gentleman who worked there – quickly found exactly what we needed: An adjustable split king-size bed for Mom and Dad (which we could control individually), and a bunk bed with safety features for Olive, which came equipped with stairs — as opposed to a ladder — and built-in shelves under each step as well as beneath her bottom bunk.

The Schmitt Furniture duo that delivered and set up the beds were courteous, kind (they didn’t blink an eye at the incessant questions my kid kept asking) and true professionals. That night, Olive quickly took to her “big girl bed,” and the hubby and I found ourselves snoozing with ease. My only regret: Why in the world didn’t we do this sooner???

I also consulted with friends and a couple of experts, all of whom advised setting and sticking to individualized bedtime routines, utilizing white noise apps if necessary, practicing meditation and “unpacking” the day’s stressors and tomorrow’s worries whether mentally or by writing them down.

While each night isn’t perfect – Olive is currently asleep in my bed right now but that’s because she was feeling a bit clingy today wanted to “cuddle with Mommy,” which I allow as a treat (to us both, mind you) but it’s no longer the norm. Found: More ZZZs.


Schmitt Furniture is located at 101 E. Main St. on the Furniture Corner of State and Main in downtown New Albany.

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LIGHT THE HOLIDAYS

Creatively inspired by Ben Franklin Crafts in New Albany

By JD Dotson

ExtolMag_30_FINAL_Page_45_Image_0002The holidays are fast approaching and seem to sneak up on me every year. ’Tis the season we typically pull out all of the holiday decorations, lights, garlands and trees and cover every inch of our house in festive decor. Glitter seems to cover most surfaces, too, by the end of it despite my banning of the substance.

Intent on finding new ways to spruce things up, I took a trip to Ben Franklin Crafts in New Albany, which had my head spinning with thoughts of updating my festive decor, but I was on a mission.

I had a conversation with a friend who wasn’t going to decorate this year citing a super-busy schedule leading up to a holiday vacation, so he wouldn’t be home enough to enjoy it. There have been years when my decorating was minimal and years when the sparkle was over the top, but I had a hard time imagining nothing. This issue’s craft project stemmed out of that conversation.

The craft could definitely serve as a centerpiece or a mantle, but I also wanted it to suffice as a holiday scene for someone in a small apartment, dorm room or beautiful gift that’s sure to spread some Christmas cheer.

The beauty of this project is that it can be customized to your own unique slice of life. Switch the bunny out for a deer, or the lovebirds for cardinals. Add a couple of tall skinny trees and a less rustic fence. There is no shortage of options roaming the aisles of Ben Franklin and plenty of room to create your own personal scene.


SUPPLIES:

Lantern

Ribbon and greenery wire

Sprig of greenery

Small tree

Beads (for ornaments)

Elements in the scene: bunny, birds, fence

A bag of snow

Elmer’s Glue

Long craft paintbrush

Glue gun and glue sticks

Materials provided by Ben Franklin Crafts & Frame Shop

420 New Albany Plaza | New Albany

benfranklinartsandframing.com


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Start with the tree. I took turns with red and green “ornaments” (they’re actually beads) to evenly distribute. Want to ditch the traditional red/green color combo? Do it! Hot glue your favorite color ornaments all over your little tree. I am usually pretty particular about excess glue all over, but in this case, the glue looks like ice and icicles and fits in perfect with the scene. Next, carefully wind your lights up the tree starting at the bottom and finish at the top. Make sure to leave a bit of wire left to reach the inside of the top of the lantern.

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STEP TWO

ExtolMag_30_FINAL_Page_46_Image_0003Glue everything down. Start with the tree and don’t be afraid of being heavy-handed with the glue gun — it’s all getting covered in snow. Once the tree is anchored, I glued the battery pack into the top of the lantern. With the lid closed, it will be hidden. Just make sure to position the opening mechanism so battery changing is easy. Add all your elements — bunny, fence, birds, deer, whatever — your imagination has dreamed up and glue them into place.

STEP THREE

ExtolMag_30_FINAL_Page_47_Image_0004Let it Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Before you let loose your powerful snowstorm, use a paintbrush to paint a bit of glue to things that would naturally catch a bit of snowfall if they were real-sized. I brushed the glue on the posts of the fence before the big storm started, so that they caught some of the flakes on the way down. You want a good amount of accumulation on the ground, but not enough to call off school.

STEP FOUR

ExtolMag_30_FINAL_Page_47_Image_0005Accessorize! I wired a big, hand-tied bow on top, green with red velvet accents, pulling in some colors from my ornaments and added a bit of snow-covered greenery. The selection of ribbon and greenery accessories at Ben Franklin is staggering, so mix it up and bring your own taste into your scene. Then, tie away… unless you need some help. I have a confession, dear readers. I ran into Ben Franklin co-owner Kristy Dunlap-Smith who tried to teach me how to make the perfect bow. I took the ribbon home and made some not-so-perfect, pretty awful bows. So, I used Kristy’s sample as the bow for my final project. You can easily use a pre-made bow or have one of the super-helpful people at Ben Franklin help you out. It is the season of giving, after all.


Whether you are surrounded by twinkling lights and up to your ears in decorations or enjoying your tiny slice of festivity, I hope your holiday is full of love and kindness.

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Business 101

Michelle Konkle, CFP® Financial Consultant with a Local Financial Strategies Firm


What motivates you?

The first thing that comes to my mind is my daughter. I am motivated to create the best life possible for her. In doing that, I am thankful for my career which has allowed me to have flexibility and a work life balance. These things motivate me to create a bond with clients which allows me to be able to participate emotionally in their financial victories.

What is the biggest professional risk you’ve taken?

Simple stated, being a woman in a predominantly male industry. Whether we want to believe or accept the reality, there are very few women in a financial advisor or C suite position within an organization; yet more times than not we end up in charge our family’s financial well-being. I am thankful to be on a team that values the different way of thinking which I bring to the table. They have given me the opportunity to face my fears and overcome the obstacles that I had put in my own way.

What is most rewarding about what you do for a living?

The biggest reward in my line of work is helping individuals to create and achieve financial freedom. I love being able to see the smile on their face after several conversations and assurances that their hard work has paid off and their financial goal has been met. This of course means different things to different people – it could be paying off student loans, buying your first home, or being able to retire years earlier than you had ever imagined!

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POWER OF PINK GALA

Oct. 18 • The Refinery in Jeffersonville

Photos by Zach Schansberg


The 2019 Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Gala benefited the Norton Cancer Institute Pat Harrison Resource Center. The seventh annual event included a buffet prepared by Stumler’s Catering, the gala program featuring breast cancer survivor Carrie Magers, and entertainment by Tony and the Tan Lines.

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NEW YEAR, NEW YOU

Oct. 23 • Dragon King’s Daughter in New Albany

Photos by Christian Watson


Extol Events presented New Year, New You featuring experts Michelle Conkle, a financial consultant with a local financial strategies firm, and Rodefer Moss CPA Sarah Hunter. Attendees enjoyed free appetizers and drinks, giveaways, networking and the opportunity to fine-tune their fiscal fitness.ExtolMag_30_FINAL_Page_52_Image_0002ExtolMag_30_FINAL_Page_52_Image_0003ExtolMag_30_FINAL_Page_52_Image_0004ExtolMag_30_FINAL_Page_52_Image_0005

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WRIGHT CHOICE REALTOR APPRECIATION PARTY

Oct. 24 • The Exchange in New Albany

Photos by Christian Watson


Wright Choice Home Inspection held its annual realtor appreciation event featuring appetizers, giveaways and an evening celebrating the partnerships with those in the real estate community. Group; and Talon Logistics.

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NWSB NEW ALBANY GRAND OPENING

Oct 29 • New Albany

Photos by Christian Watson


New Washington State Bank officially opened the doors to its newest location, 123 E. Market St. in downtown New Albany, on Oct. 16 with a ribbon cutting and then hosted a special grand opening celebration two weeks later. The bank is located in the former home of Jimmy’s Music Center and has been completely transformed and renovated by Resch Construction.

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HABITAT GROUND BLESSING

Nov. 6 • Clarksville

Photos by Christian Watson

Habitat for Humanity Clark & Floyd County hosted a ground blessing to start the Apostle Build on Fallsview Drive. Community partners include Axiom Financial Strategies Group of Wells Fargo Advisors and several other organization.

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