Staff members of The Grove Sun, and First National Bank of Vinita, are working together to bring area residents a new speaking series.

The event "Fast Forward Speaking Series" is designed to provide financial insights for individuals as well as business owners throughout the northeast Oklahoma region.

The series, which begins this week will focus on a varsity of topics.

The first, set for 5:30 p.m., Tuesday Aug. 28 at Shangri-La Resort and Conference Center, will feature Justin M. Biance, a certified estate planner, and the author of The Great Inheritance: Leaving Behind More Than Your Money.

Biance, who has offices in Florida and North Carolina, has been featured by numerous media outlets including The Wall Street Journal's Market Watch and Wall Street Select.

Biance specializes in multi-generational legacy planning and creating tax-efficient strategies for transferring wealth to heirs.

The session is designed to be "hands on" allowing the participants to engage with the topic. Each participant will receive a workbook to help guide them through actionable steps.

Additionally, the first 100 who register for the event, will receive a copy of Biance's book.

The session is free and designed for retirees and those who wish to retire within the future. Space is limited. 

Food will be provided. Participants are encouraged to come early, to grab food before the speaker starts, approximately 30 minutes into the gathering.

Participants are also asked to arrive on time, as no admittance will be allowed after the speaker begins. All four talks take place at the Shangri-La Resort and Conference Center.

For more information, or to register, persons interested may visit