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A Pretty Creative Place: Local Designer Creates Space to Gather, Be Inspired | Business

A Pretty Creative Place: Local Designer Creates Space to Gather, Be Inspired | Business

A Pretty Place was a dream of Emy Dyer’s for many years before she started actually looking in December for a space to house her intimate gathering venue in downtown Chehalis.

But when a global pandemic put gatherings on hold, Dyer said it did not deter her. In fact, she said watching people have to isolate from one another strengthened her vision of the space she wanted to create in this community.

“I was definitely nervous but my gut said ‘just go do it’ because of how hard this year has been, I thought people need this,” Dyer said.



A Pretty Place

Emy Dyer owns A Pretty Place in Chehalis.




Dyer opened A Pretty Place on Chehalis Avenue in late August. Dyer calls herself a multi-passionate entrepreneur and the aesthetic fits A Pretty Place, which is meant to be a small events venue, design space and place for creativity and creation all within four pink-bedazzled walls.

A native of Onalaska, Dyer earned an associate’s degree from Centralia College, then moved to Arizona for three years where she earned her bachelor’s degree in graphic and web design. She moved back to Lewis County, settling in Chehalis, in order to be close to her large family. A Pretty Place is actually her third business venture. She creates branding for companies nationally as well as locally, including the striking Lewis County Coffee Company logo. She also owns an online upcycled clothing and accessory company emydiy.com. 

“My passion is designing,” Dyer said. “I love to be designing every day in some way, whether it’s arranging flowers or upcycling or creating a logo. I can’t stop creating.”

Dyer said she is a huge Pinterest fan and she has a large family that likes to go all out when it comes to celebrations. She

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SC Investment Firm Earns Place in Top 300 Registered Investment Advisors by Financial Times

SC Investment Firm Earns Place in Top 300 Registered Investment Advisors by Financial Times

BEAUFORT, S.C., Oct. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Verity Investment Partners (VIP), a boutique investment advisory firm serving individual investors and their families, has been named as one of the nation’s Top 300 Registered Investment Advisors (RIA) by the Financial Times.

Verity Investment Partners (VIP) is a Top 300 Registered Investment Advisory Firm serving high net worth individuals and their families nationwide. Their hollistic strategy grows income for life. Through dividend growth investments, VIP creates a stream of investment income that grows each year while keeping savings intact to grow over the longer term. VIP works with clients to help expand what is possible and achieve financial freedom.
Verity Investment Partners (VIP) is a Top 300 Registered Investment Advisory Firm serving high net worth individuals and their families nationwide. Their hollistic strategy grows income for life. Through dividend growth investments, VIP creates a stream of investment income that grows each year while keeping savings intact to grow over the longer term. VIP works with clients to help expand what is possible and achieve financial freedom.

Verity Investment Partners earns distinction of Top 300 Registered Investment Advisory Firms by Financial Times.

This is the seventh annual FT 300 list. Approximately 750 RIA firms applied for consideration having met a minimum set of criteria. Applicants were then graded on six factors: assets under management (AUM); AUM growth rate; years in existence; advanced industry credentials of the firm’s advisers; online accessibility; and compliance records. Based on these factors and Verity’s metrics, Verity earned this coveted distinction.

Founded 18 years ago in Beaufort, SC by Paula and Will Verity, the employee-owned firm has since grown to over a half-billion dollars in assets under management and added offices in Edwards, CO and San Antonio, TX. Fueling the growth of VIP is their unique dividend growth investment solution that is designed to deliver targeted levels of annual income and income growth, while keeping principal invested to grow long-term. This approach enables clients to increase their financial freedom by replacing earned income with a growing stream of investment income..

“Receiving the FT300 designation from the Financial Times is an honor and a result of staying true to our vision as a company,” said

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