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Local Financial Advisor Named "Five Star Wealth Manager" Award

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  • Mike Gibbons

    Mike Gibbons
    John Coxon

John Coxon

Waukegan, IL, December 10, 2012: Mike Gibbons, President of Consumers Financial & Investment Services (CF & IS), recently earned the "Five Star Wealth Manager" designation by Chicago Magazine. CF & IS is a business partner of Consumers Credit Union (CCU; $585 M, Waukegan, IL), where he provides financial consulting and analysis to the credit union's 58,000+ Members. The coveted designation is awarded to fewer than 2% of the licensed wealth managers in the greater Chicagoland area, based on a survey of CF & IS customers conducted by Five Star Professional.

Five Star Professional surveyed more than 30,800 high-wealth households in the Chicago area, evaluating more than 2,970 registered financial services professionals with five or more years experience in the industry. Participants in the survey were asked to evaluate only those wealth managers they knew through personal experience. The evaluation process and the results were driven by research conducted with clients, peers and industry experts, with both positive and negative evaluations included in the scoring.

"I am truly honored to be selected as a Five Star Wealth Manager" again this year, said Gibbons, who received the award for the second consecutive year. "It's a privilege to offer financial and investment advice to the many credit union Members who put their faith and trust in our services. My sincere gratitude and thanks goes out to those who responded to the survey, as this award indicates our clients are confident in the guidance we provide. I'm truly humbled to be a recipient of this prestigious award."

Gibbons is available to meet with and advise all Members of the credit union to review their financial and investment options. There is no cost for the service; rather, it's one of the many benefits of Membership in the 82-year old financial institution. Meetings are scheduled by appointment Monday through Saturday at all CCU offices.

A picture of Mike Gibbons is enclosed. For more information about Mike and CF & IS, please contact Audrey Foster, CF & IS Coordinator, at 847.265.5542. Consumers Credit Union is Member-owned, with offices in Waukegan, Mundelein, Round Lake Beach, Gurnee, North Waukegan, Volo and online at