Matthew De Vries of the financial services firm Edward Jones in West Fargo recently won the firm's Edward Jones Sr. Founders Award for his exceptional achievement in building client relationships.
"It's truly an honor to be recognized for building relationships with those clients we serve," said De Vries. "And it is also quite inspirational to receive an award named after a firm legend such as Edward Jones Sr. who was so innovative and recognized the need for quality financial advice for long-term individual investors."
De Vries was one of 2,315 of the firm's 12,000 financial advisors to receive the Edward Jones Sr. Founders Award.
The award is named after Edward Jones Sr., who founded the firm in 1922 under the principle that financial advisors should be treated as business partners rather than employees. His insistence on always treating others with respect is one of his enduring contributions to the Edward Jones culture.