Self Directed IRAs and Equity Trust In the Press

Equity Trust holiday party brings on the smiles
Spreading holiday cheer to kids in its neighboring county, employees at Westlake’s Equity Trust collected toys for more than 150 members of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Lorain County’s Desich Family Campus.

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Equity Trust Company has implemented a Virtual Cloud Network architecture with NSX Data Center and VMware NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud. With NSX Data Center, Equity Trust implemented micro-segmentation to improve the security of applications and data with security policies that could follow the application wherever it was running. NSX SD-WAN provides cost-effective, consistent connectivity across data centers in Ohio, Colorado, and South Dakota. With NSX SD-WAN in place, Equity Trust is eliminating the high-cost MPLS lines across all its locations, while helping ensure more secure, reliable access to SaaS-based applications such as Salesforce and Microsoft Office 365.
“With a Virtual Cloud Network built on VMware NSX, Equity Trust will be able to save millions in capex, opex, and lost productivity while giving us an even safer environment for financial transactions,” said John Moses, director, Enterprise Technology, Equity Trust. “We need to explore ways in which we can improve our technology platform to achieve an industry-leading experience for our customers, and we look to technology partners like VMware to drive innovation and virtual cloud networking as a great example of that. We can use this approach to future-proof our infrastructure and achieve the agility and security required to be the best in the business.”

Central Indiana man using retirement investments to house homeless veterans
A local man is using his retirement fund in a unique way. He's taking the investment and buying properties to house homeless veterans.
The move has allowed Gremling to grow his retirement fund while also giving back to those in need. Now, 23 veterans have a stable place to live.
"We use a self-directed IRA as an entity to own the properties so it's not only an investment for me but it's also an investment in the people that we house," Gremling said.

Lorain businessman offers to pay for Boys and Girls Clubs members education
Lorain businessman Dick Desich told an assembly of Lorain County leaders as well as members of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Lorain County that he would pay the tuition for 10 of the club’s members to attend Lorain County Community College upon completion of high school July 12.

Equity Trust in Westlake goes a cut above by donating hair for sick children [photos]
Clips, snips and an aisle of smiles lined the Equity Trust Company atrium in Westlake Tuesday afternoon. Employees and family members participated in the company's first Hairs To You hair donation campaign to benefit non-profit organization Children With Hair Loss.

Equity Trust Client Featured in Article
"Instead of investing in stocks and bonds," Mark Sanderson said of the usual investment for 401K money, "we went into real estate. I worked with Equity Trust (Company) of Westlake."

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