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John Booth Brings Common-Sense Approach to Handling the Trust Business

Posted by Sheryl Vieira

Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes,” wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson. He could have been describing John S. Booth III, a member of Caldwell’s board of directors.

John was already a Caldwell client when he joined the board in 2009, and his knowledge of the company went much deeper. He was here when his father, Sam Booth, worked with Roland Caldwell, R. G. “Kelly” Caldwell Jr. and a few others to found Caldwell Trust Company. Nevertheless, he was surprised when Kelly invited him to become a director. Kelly told John, “What we want is a common-sense approach to handling the trust business.” With his no-nonsense demeanor and a carefully reasoned methodology, John is a perfect fit.

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Topics: Corporate, Investment Letter

Dr. Arthur B. Laffer presents his thoughts on the state of our economy

Posted by Sheryl Vieira

Dr. Arthur B. Laffer, internationally regarded economist and longtime consultant to Caldwell Trust Company, made a special presentation on the economy to Caldwell’s board of directors and officers on March 20. Known as “The Father of Supply-Side Economics” for his influence in the tax-cutting movement under President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s, Dr. Laffer is also acclaimed as a founder of the Laffer Curve, which represents a graphic relationship between tax revenues and tax rates.

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Topics: Investments, Investment Letter

Caldwell Trust Cares: Tidewell Hospice

Posted by Sheryl Vieira

R. G. “Kelly” Caldwell Jr., CEO and president of Caldwell Trust Company, poses with J. R. Martinez, the Caldwell-sponsored guest speaker, center, and Gerry Radford, A.C.H.E., president and CEO of Tidewell Hospice. The occasion was Tidewell’s 5th Annual Compassion in Caring Luncheon, held at The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota on February 14 to celebrate the compassionate example set by hospice caregivers and volunteers.

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Topics: Caldwell Cares

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Appoints Caldwell Board Chair James F. Gabbert

Posted by Sheryl Vieira

Governor Rick Scott has appointed James F. Gabbert, Caldwell’s board chair, to the Sarasota County Charter Review Board according to a news release issued by the governor’s office on January 15. Gabbert fills a vacancy created by the resignation of Charles Cooper. His term began January 15, 2014 and ends November 4, 2014. The Charter Review Board reviews and proposes changes to the Sarasota County Charter.

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Topics: Caldwell Cares, Corporate

 


 

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