2011-06-22 / Front Page

Travis Chance Chosen Top Business Leader

By Deborah Bennett Millen News Editor

Travis Chance, receives 2011 “Top 20 business Leaders Under 40” honor Travis Chance, receives 2011 “Top 20 business Leaders Under 40” honor Jenkins County native Travis Chance has been chosen as one of Statesboro’s 2011 “Top 20 Business Leaders Under 40” for his work with Tarkenton Financial, LLC.

Travis was recently featured in a special magazine section of The Statesboro Herald announcing the chosen candidates.

A 1996 graduate of Jenkins County High School (JCHS), Travis is also a 2004 graduate of Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

He began working with New York Life Financial Services and Planning in 2005 and partnered with Fran Tarkenton in 2009 when he opened the Tarkenton Financial office in Statesboro. Fran is a former Georgia Bulldog and Hall of Fame quarterback for the Minnesota, Vikings.

In his position with Tarkenton Financial, Travis provides financial advice to clients in the Millen, Statesboro and Savannah/ Hilton Head areas. He is securities licensed and specializes in numerous areas of financial services.

“I am blessed to be a part of such a great group of business leaders, and it was an honor to be selected to the Top 20 under 40. I am very fortunate to be a part of Tarkenton Financial, and have the opportunity to serve those in need of quality financial solutions living in this area,” Travis said.

Travis is also an active civic leader in the Statesboro community having been elected to Statesboro City Council in 2007 for a 4-year term that will be up for re-election this fall.

In 2009, he became a member of the National Ethics Bureau. He co-hosts the radio show “Real Life Retirement Planning” on 1240 AM WWNS every Thursday at 9:30 a.m. And last week Travis was awarded the 2011 Downtown Statesboro Development Authority (DSDA) Prestigious Brick Award for the development of the DSDA Incentive Package.

The plan assists businesses in offsetting the costs to open and sustain a business in today’s economy.

Travis, however, admits that he never envisioned himself as a financial advisor.

“ I never imagined that I would be where I am today, but I thank God every day for helping me make the choices to get here. When I graduated from GSU, I was recruited by New York Life, and that first experience is what started me on the financial advisor path. I have a passion for helping clients and their families achieve their goals, and providing the most honest, current, reliable information and strategies to assist in their financial well being.”

He also has some advice for the graduating class of JCHS.

“Always place service above self, let your faith in the Lord be your compass and never stop believing in yourself. And go Eagles!”

Travis is the son of Sharon Turner and the late Wayne Chance of Millen.

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