Jerod Cronkite, a local financial advisor for the financial services firm Edward Jones, invites the community to attend a holiday open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3 at 68 Ben Paul Lane, Rockport.

Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, though its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm’s business, from the types of investment options offered to the location of the branch offices, is designated to cater to individual investors in the communities in which they live and work. The firm’s 10,000-plus financial advisors work directly with nearly 7 million clients to understand their personal goals – from college savings to retirement – and create long-term investment strategies that emphasize a well-balanced portfolio and a buy -and-hold strategy. Edward Jones embraces the importance of being long-term, face-to-face relationships with clients, helping them to understand and make sense of the investment options available today.