Past Events - Prior Months



Happy Holidays and a Healthy New Year!

From our Farmington River Financial Group family
to yours, we wish you Happy Holidays
and a Healthy New Year!
We thank you for all your support in 2017 and look forward to continue to work with you in 2018!
FRFG family

FRFG Holiday Cooking Class

Instead of a typical holiday party, the FRFG ladies of Johndrow Wealth and their spouses attended a cooking class at Sur La Table in Canton, CT. We had a blast cooking brussels sprouts, pork, and a chocolate tarte for dessert!
A big THANK YOU to: Client Relationship Manager, Susan; Research Analyst, Moriah; and intern, Maggie M. for a great year, 2017!
-Lori & Maggie J. (Financial Advisors)

Newport Trip

On December 9th, Lori and Maggie took some clients to the Newport Mansion in Newport, R.I. We toured several mansions, saw them decorated for the holidays, and attended a special holiday evening concert at The Breaker's Mansion. Thank you for a great 2017!



Personal Finances Presentation at Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Bronx, NY)

On October 26th, Maggie was invited to speak on personal finance to future scientific leaders, MDs and PhDs at Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Bronx, NY). Topics covered included: retirement planning, investing, life and disability insurance, budgeting, and student loans. Maggie stressed the importance of starting financial planning early. Thank you for the invitation!


Commonwealth's National Conference 2017

Maggie and Lori attended Commonwealth’s National Conference in San Diego, October 11th-14th. The conference started out with a Women's Day, highlighting the achievements of women in financial services. Women still only make up 14% of financial advisors in the USA. The next 3-days were filled with great information so that Maggie and Lori may provide clients with the best care and service. Lori and Maggie also networked with other advisors across the country. Enjoy the videos from the Women's Day and the National Conference!




Annual Shredding and Food Drive Event

Every September, Farmington River Financial Group hosts its annual shredding and food drive event. Mobile shredding trucks arrive at our office early in the morning and clients along with the local community are invited to come and securely destroy their confidential documents.

Thank you to our partners at FileShred for providing secure disposal of our documents and to everyone that joined us and donated!  This year 102 lbs. of food were donated to the Farmington Food Pantry's to support those in need. We also recycled 2,000 lbs of paper, which equates to saving 17 trees!

Enjoy our video of highlights from the event.


MAY - AUGUST, 2017


Advanced Topics Symposium

Susan Weingaertner attended  Commonwealth’s Advanced Topics Symposium conference in Boston, August 14-15, 2017. The two-day conference was for advisory firms' support staff.  On Monday, August 14, Susan participated in Commonwealth's Giving Back activities and enjoyed helping Birthday Wishes and the Ellie Fund.

FRFG Sponsors the Petit Family Foundation (PFF) 5K Road Race/Fitness Walk

As one of 22 sponsors, Farmington River Financial Group supported the Petit Family Foundation (PFF) 5K on Sunday, August 6th. Thank you to all of our clients, friends, and family who joined our team on a beautiful morning. We hope you all enjoyed the race, free pancakes, ice cream, and massages. We look forward to further sponsoring events like these in the future! A special thank you to those who made additional donations to the PFF. Thank you to Dr. William Petit, who continues the memory of his family through such a wonderful foundation. The Petit Family Foundation provides scholarships for girls in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). We especially hope his scholarships encourage more women to enter the field of finance!

An evening with Murtha Cullina’s Women Expanding Business (WEB)

Maggie Johndrow was invited by our friends at Murtha Cullina LLP to attend their annual Women Expanding Business Group at Kitchen Zinc on June 6, 2017 a women-owned restaurant in New Haven, CT. Thank you to Murtha Cullina for a night of networking with some of Connecticut’s brightest women and for the delicious pizza and cocktails!

Medicare Planning Workshop

On June 7, 2017 we hosted Brian D. Winnman from Fidelity Investments to discuss Medicare, as essential part of everyone’s overall retirement plan. Additionally, Judy Montigny from Equity For Life provided some valuable information on Medicare supplemental insurance.  

Traveler's Championship

Financial Advisors Maggie and Lori Johndrow were invited by our friends at the Traveler’s Championship to join them for a day of golf on June 22, 2017. Maggie and Lori enjoyed watching the early rounds of tournament, including seeing tournament winner, Jordan Spieth, and witnessing an epic eagle by Mark Hubbard. Farmington River Financial Group® looks forward to participating again next year!

"Advisor Live"

Maggie Johndrow headed up to Commonwealth Financial Network’s headquarters in Waltham, MA for a three-day conference for new advisors to Commonwealth, May 9-11, 2017.

"Business Experience Conference"

Lori Johndrow flew to San Francisco for Commonwealth’s 2017 Business Experience conference. The conference is to recognize certain Commonwealth advisors for a job well done in past year. Congrats Lori!





"Financial Planning" Seminar

Maggie G. Johndrow presented a financial and retirement planning seminar on April 27, 2017 to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine's WNG. We thank Albert Einstein College for hosting us. 

"Spring Into Financial & Physical Fitness" Workshop

On April 26, 2017 Farmington River Financial Group hosted a free seminar on cleaning up your finances and ramping up your fitness routine. Special thanks to Joe Ingriselli from Advanced Physical Therapy Farmington & Katherine Weed from Bristol Massage Therapy Associates for stretching & massages!

"Financial Planning" YWCA Seminar

Thank you to the YWCA New Britain for hosting financial advisors Lori L. Johndrow and Maggie G. Johndrow on April 13, 2017. Lori and Maggie spoke to a group of vibrant women on the importance of financial planning, including on such topics such as retirement planning and student loans.

"Go Red for Women" Luncheon

Maggie G. Johndrow attended the American Heart Association’s Greater Hartford Go Red for Women Luncheon on behalf of FRFG as a guest of MurthaCullina, LLP. The event empowered local women with education and awareness on heart disease, a woman’s number one health risk. The day included impressive keynote speakers, including ABC News anchor and author Mara Schiavocampo. Thank you to MurthaCullina for the invitation to this great event!

"Estate Planning" Workshop

On March 30, 2017 Financial Advisor Lori L. Johndrow led a workshop on Estate Planning at Farmington River Financial Group. Special thanks to Attorney Bill Dakin (Esq., CPA) from Kahan, Kerensky & Capossela, LLP for his expertise on the legal elements regarding estate planning.

"For Richer or Poorer" Workshop

On Feb. 1st Maggie G. Johndrow hosted a seminar “For Richer or For Poorer” in our FRFG offices. This workshop specifically targeted younger investors, focusing on their unique situations as they embark on new chapters in their lives. Topics covered includes planning for retirement, college planning, budgeting and saving, student debt, life insurance, and buying your first home. Thank you to attorney Allison Poirier from Kahan Kerensky & Capossela LLP for presenting on the legal elements young investors should consider such as a will, a health care directive, and a power of attorney. Special thanks to Powder Hallow Brewing for providing local craft beer as refreshments alongside our dinner of Naples pizza in Farmington! Given the event's success, we plan on hosting another this fall. Please look under our events page for further details.