Cambridge Congratulates Big Sky Advisors on Receiving SecDef Employer Support Freedom Award


National award recognizes employers for their outstanding support of employees serving in the Guard and Reserve.

July 17, 2018

FAIRFIELD, IA – July 17, 2018 – Cambridge congratulates Big Sky Advisors on being named by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) as one of the 15 recipients of the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. This national award serves as the highest recognition given by the U.S. Government to employers for their outstanding support of employees serving in the Guard and Reserve.

"It is my pleasure to recognize these 15 outstanding civilian employers," said Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis in a press release published by the Department of Defense. "Our National Guard and Reserve members are a vital part of our national defense and deserve as much support as our country can provide. These 15 employers lead the way and we are grateful for their role in helping to keep our nation safe and secure."

The Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award started in 1996 and since has honored 250 employers nationwide. The ESGR received and reviewed more than 2,350 nominations in 2018. A national selection board of senior Department of Defense officials, business leaders, and prior awardees select the award recipients. The annual ceremony will be held at the Pentagon in Washington, DC, with the awards being presented by the Secretary or Deputy Secretary of Defense.

Big Sky Advisors, LLC is a comprehensive financial solutions firm located in Kirkwood, Missouri, who uses Cambridge as their independent broker-dealer and corporate RIA. They specialize in investments, personal insurance and risk management, retirement planning, and estate planning. They believe in providing high quality service by managing the financial needs of their clients and by helping them pursue financial independence.

About Cambridge

Cambridge Investment Group, Inc. is a privately-controlled financial solutions firm focused on serving independent financial advisors and their investing clients. Cambridge offers a broad range of choices regarding advisor-focused financial solutions: advice solutions, technology solutions, platform choice and business structure solutions, consulting solutions, and outsourcing solutions. Cambridge’s national reach includes: Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc. – a large corporate RIA; and Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. – an independent broker-dealer, member FINRA/SIPC, that is among the largest privately-controlled independent broker-dealers in the country.

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Securities offered through Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., a broker-dealer, member FINRA/SIPC, and investment advisory services offered through Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc., a Registered Investment Adviser. Both are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Cambridge Investment Group, Inc.