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Abel Named to Commonwealth’s President’s Club

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Rob Abel, an independent financial advisor affiliated with Commonwealth Financial Network® and President and CEO of True North Financial Services in Williamstown, MA, was named to Commonwealth’s President’s Club. This distinction recognizes successful financial advisors, based on a ranking of annual production among Commonwealth’s network of 1,450 financial advisors. Commonwealth is the nation’s largest privately held independent broker/dealer–RIA and the broker/dealer of choice for True North. 

“We are pleased to recognize Rob Abel for achieving President’s Club status,” said Wayne Bloom, CEO of Commonwealth. “Rob is among the most respected financial advisors in our industry and is a trusted partner to the clients he serves. Being named to President’s Club solidifies Rob’s commitment to doing right by his clients, and we are a proud partner to his valued practice.”

When asked about his achievement, Abel replied, “Receiving this distinction from an institution as well respected as Commonwealth is quite an honor.  All of us here at True North are lucky to have Commonwealth Financial by our side as we strive to provide the highest level of financial and insurance services to our clients in the Berkshires and beyond.”

About True North Financial Services

True North, a MountainOne Financial Partner, has been providing individuals and organizations with financial guidance since 1997. With five offices including Abel’s 296 Main Street, Williamstown, MA  01267 branch, the advisors of True North pride themselves on crafting unique strategies for each client. For more information, please visit  Securities and Advisory Services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network ®, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser.  Non-deposit investment and insurance products are not FDIC insured, have no bank guarantee, and may lose value.  Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency, Inc. or True North Insurance Agency, Inc.  Commonwealth Financial Network ® is not affiliated with either True North or any of the MountainOne Financial Partners’ affiliated companies.

MountainOne Financial Partners, a mutual holding company headquartered in North Adams, has combined assets of over $800 million and over 200 employees. Hoosac Bank, Williamstown Savings Bank (A Division of Hoosac Bank), and South Coastal Bank provide a broad range of banking services for personal and business customers. Hoosac Bank, established in 1848, has offices in North Adams and Williamstown as well as a lending office in Pittsfield; Williamstown Savings Bank (A Division of Hoosac Bank), founded in 1892, has an office in Williamstown and a mortgage office in Bennington, VT; and, South Coastal Bank, founded in 1868, has offices in Rockland, Scituate, and Quincy. Coakley, Pierpan, Dolan & Collins (CPDC) and Stevenson & Co. offer property and liability insurance to businesses and individuals. CPDC, founded in 1927, serves customers through offices in North Adams, Adams, Williamstown, and Pittsfield.  Stevenson & Co., founded in 1867, serves customers through an office in Pittsfield. True North Insurance Agency, established in 1997, provides group health, life, and disability insurance through offices in North Adams, Williamstown, and Pittsfield. 

About Commonwealth Financial Network

Founded in 1979, Commonwealth Financial Network, member FINRA/SIPC, is the nation’s largest privately held independent broker/dealer–RIA, with headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts, and San Diego, California. The firm supports more than 1,450 independent advisors nationwide and makes available a comprehensive array of financial products and services. For more information, please visit

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