Hyre & Associates, a provider of wealth management and advanced financial planning services, has been located in Upper Arlington at 2074 Arlington Ave. for the past three years and has been a member of the UA Area Chamber of Commerce since moving into the area.

Hyre & Associates, a provider of wealth management and advanced financial planning services, has been located in Upper Arlington at 2074 Arlington Ave. for the past three years and has been a member of the UA Area Chamber of Commerce since moving into the area.

Prior to relocating into Upper Arlington, Jim Hyre, managing principal of Hyre & Associates, was downtown for 15 years. One of the most important benefits of being a chamber member, Jim said, is meeting good people in the community and being engaged and involved with the chamber.

In the financial world, Jim said he believes that given the state of the economy, people's awareness and focus on risk management has increased. Technology has also allowed us to do better and more periodic planning. Consolidation software can pull account information from any financial institution and update this information on a client's personal webpage. This can be done on a daily basis, which in turn enables the client to see the big picture while looking at their financial situation.

Jim is a current Upper Arlington Chamber Board Trustee member and feels there is great value in participating in the UA Area Chamber.

"It is the amazing people you meet and the opportunity to be involved in a great community" that makes his membership valuable, he said.

Find out more about Hyre and Associates at www.hyreandassociates.com or by calling 614-225-9400.