Former Tidewater News employee receives entrepreneurial award

Published 5:28 pm Tuesday, June 18, 2019


sara crowder

Sara Crowder

Sara Crowder of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Murfreesboro, North Carolina, recently won the firm’s Ted Jones Entrepreneurial Award for her exceptional achievement in building client relationships.
Crowder was one of 1,009 to receive the Ted Jones Entrepreneurial Award out of the firm’s more than 18,000 financial advisors.

The award is named after Ted Jones, the son of the firm’s founder. He became the firm’s 18th financial advisor in 1948 and served as managing partner from 1960 to 1980. Ted Jones saw the opportunity to serve individual investors in communities across the country and designed the one-financial advisor branch business model. He valued the concept of partnership so much so that he provided ownership opportunities for associates to share in the firm’s success, a practice still alive today.

“It’s truly an honor to be recognized for building relationships with those clients we serve,” said Crowder. “And it is also quite inspirational to receive an award named after a firm legend such as Ted Jones, who was so innovative and recognized the need for quality financial advice for long-term individual investors.”

Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in St. Louis, provides financial services in the U.S. and, through its affiliate, in Canada.

Crowder is originally from Southampton County and formerly worked in the advertising department of The Tidewater News.