Sponsor Spotlight: CPS Investment Advisors


CPS Investment Advisors is a full-service, fee-only, independent financial advisory firm started in 1975 by Chas P. Smith. Our mission is to help our clients plan for the future and achieve financial independence. As a Registered Investment Advisory Firm, we are held to the highest fiduciary standard by law. As a Fiduciary, CPS always acts in your best interest. You always come first.

Our services include Long-Term Wealth Accumulation Planning, Money Management, Retirement Planning, Accounting & Tax Expertise.

 We have many young professionals at CPS who are involved with EMERGE Lakeland, including advisors, Derek M. Oxford, CFP® and Nolen Bailey, CFP®, CRPS®, ARPC.  These advisors focus on helping other young professionals learn how to begin saving for retirement. The best time to start saving is when you’re young! We believe in paying yourself first and living below your means, which embraces setting aside money specifically for retirement before any other expenses.

Our Website is www.cpsinvest.com. We also have a FB and Twitter page.

Sherrie Morgan is the Marketing Director and can be reached via email sherrie@cpsinvest.com. Anyone can call our main office at 863-688-1725 and schedule a consultation with one of our financial advisors.




How did the business get started? I started Mohawk Brand Agency because graphic design is my passion. I've been doing graphic design my entire life, I got an art degree in graphic design, and I've been passionate about art and design for as long as I can remember. I wanted to create a company that could really help other businesses and organizations grow to their full potential, through innovative graphic design, marketing and advertising.  

I moved to Lakeland 7 years ago and immediately fell in love with this town. Lakeland has a very small town type of feel that I love, even with 100k+ people living here. I knew this would be a perfect place to start a company. Also, the business community here is absolutely amazing.  

What do you do? We specialize in branding, graphic design, printing and promotional items. We design logos, develop the look and feel of a brand, re-brand, we also design and print just about anything a company could ever want: printed ads, online ads, brochures, stationery, billboards, mailers, shirts, hats, pens, glassware, lanyards, umbrellas, the list goes on and on.

What would you like EMERGE members to know about you? Branding and Graphic Design is our passion. Nothing makes us happier than making our client's vision come to life.

Mission Statement: Going beyond the brand, by presenting a company in the best light possible through innovative design. Logos, printed pieces, ads, promotional items, we do it all.

To contact Austin Beyke at MOHAWK go to:  www.mohawkbranding.com


Sponsor Spotlight:  Heacock Insurance

Heacock Insurance Group was founded in Sebring in 1922 by Austin Heacock to service the insurance needs of the citizens of the newly formed community. Through the years, Heacock Insurance grew in the Highlands County area and was managed and owned by succeeding generations. In the early 80s, Ford Heacock III moved to Lakeland to expand the agency’s geographic footprint. Currently, the agency is in its fifth generation of ownership and continuing to grow.

We offer a full range of Personal, Life and Business insurance products from many different company partners. We also provide Payroll Service through our sister company Heacock Payroll. This gives us the ability to find the best insurance solutions for our clients and customize coverages to suite their individual needs. Our daily mission is to provide exceptional client service; be a strong partner in the communities we live; serve with integrity and innovation; recruit, retain and develop our employees; commit to continuous improvement; and seek like-minded insurance partners.

For further questions you can contact fellow Emerge member, Steve Cole, at scole@heacock.com or call 863.683.2228. Or you can reach out to us via our website: www.heacock.comor on Facebook or LinkedIn


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