Berkshire Money Management Adviser Becomes Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor

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DALTON, Mass. — Berkshire Money Management's youngest teammate has recently become a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor.

Nate Tomkiewicz, 22, who began as a BMM intern three years ago, has recently completed a rigorous course program through the College for Financial Planning, which gives him specialized skills to guide retirees through their retirement by identifying the potential roadblocks — passing assets to heirs, navigating the complex world of healthcare, Social Security —  that they may encounter.

Tomkiewicz also be able to help retirees take advantage of opportunities as they move into the next — and arguably the most important — phase of their lives.



"Nate's continuing education and emphasis on client-centered problem solving is a shining example of our business model," BMM founder and CEO Allen Harris said. "Gone are the days when clients work with us just for good service and investment performance. These are minimum standards nowadays."
 
In order to receive the CRPC designation, Tomkiewicz completed 40-plus hours of rigorous coursework that concluded with a qualifying exam. In addition to his work with the College for Financial Planning, he recently received (in December), through an accelerated degree program, his bachelor of science in business from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and became a fulltime financial adviser at Berkshire Money Management.

 

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CEO of Price Chopper Parent Northeast Grocery to Retire

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Northeast Grocery Inc., the parent company of Price Chopper/Market 32 and Tops Markets, announced Wednesday the upcoming retirement of CEO Scott Grimmett and named former Tops Markets Chairman and CEO Frank Curci to that position. Grimmett's retirement will be effective in February.
 
"Working at Price Chopper/Market 32 and helping to lead the organization through this merger has been the opportunity of a lifetime. I want to thank all of the teammates and associates at Price Chopper/Market 32 and Tops who have worked so hard to serve our customers, especially during these difficult times. I also want to thank the Golub family for trusting me to shepherd this exceptional company into the next phase of its near century of industry leadership," said Grimmett.
 
Grimmett is concluding a 48-year career in the retail grocery industry. After 10 years at Price Chopper/Market 32, several of them spent working on the merger between Price Chopper/Market 32 and Tops Markets and then putting in place the people and processes to ensure the new company's success during its first year, Grimmett recently informed the NGI board that he felt this was the right time for him to retire to spend more time with his family in Arizona and turn over leadership of the company. Grimmett will be working with Curci to ensure a smooth leadership transition and provide consulting going forward in support of the merger integration process.
 
"We have been extraordinarily fortunate to have Scott Grimmett lead us through the merger process and develop the strategies and plans to move the company forward," said NGI board co-Chair Jerry Golub. "First at Price Chopper/Market 32 and most recently at NGI, Scott has shown exceptional leadership qualities and vision. We wish him the best as he retires."
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