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Eastport Financial Expands In-House Tax & Estate Planning Capabilities

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Sept 11, 2013. Eastport Financial Group has recently expanded its in-house tax and estate planning capacity with the addition of Chartered Accountant Keith Oickle. Oickle joins Eastport in a dual role as Tax & Estate Planner and Financial Advisor, adding further technical expertise in the areas of corporate and personal tax planning, succession planning, business reorganizations, business purchase and sale and business valuation.

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Barb Leighton Joins Eastport Financial Group

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October 4, 2013. Eastport Financial Group recently added former lawyer and Director of Development at Ambrae Academy, Barb Leighton, to its team of financial security advisors. Leighton brings nearly 25 years experience in law, compliance and philanthropy management to her role as a Financial Advisor at Eastport. Leighton’s addition to the Eastport team follows the additions of accountant and tax planner, Keith Oickle, and CFA charter holder, Cy Korun, in recent months.

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Turkey Drive 2012 a Huge Success!

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Eastport Financial Group's 2012 Christmas Turkey and Pajama drive in association with Street Connections was a huge success. Over $16,000 was raised and more than 150 pairs of children's pajamas were donated and distributed. With the help of more than 30 volunteers, Eastport's efforts resulted in 500 families being given full Christmas dinners, including an entire turkey, frozen vegetables, a pie and two loaves of bread for each family.

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Drive is On for Children’s PJ’s and Socks!

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This Christmas season Eastport is spearheading a children's sock and pajama drive to help support families in need. Donations of new and nearly new children’s pajamas and socks can be dropped off at Eastport Financial Group offices at 3 Edgewater Street, Mahone Bay and at suite 201, 53 St. Margaret's Bay Road, Halifax or at Belliveau Veinotte, 11 Dominion St, Bridgewater by Friday, December 14th.

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Eastport Seeking Donations for Mobile Soup Kitchen

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November 7, 2012. Local entrepreneur Jonathan Lewis is calling on South Shore and Halifax businesses to make $500 donations to the mobile soup kitchen, Street Connection, to help feed families in need during the 2012 holiday season. Each $500 donation will provide Christmas dinner for 25 families.

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Financial advisers must have ‘values’: Eastport stresses family, community

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When Jonathan Lewis lists the qualities he wants in a financial adviser, it’s not exactly what you’d expect. Rather than rattle off the pillars of private banking, such as the importance of wealth management, retirement preparation and estate planning knowledge, he talks about values.

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Light hearts, lighting hope

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Eastport clients were treated to two fun evenings as part of the studio audience for the taping of the Halifax-produced CBC comedy show, This Hour Has 22 Minutes on November 28th, 2011 and  January 9th, 2012.

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Business owner prepares for turkey dinner giveaway

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Eastport Financial Group rallies business owners and volunteers to contribute to a Christmas dinner give-away for those in need by partnering with mobile soup kitchen, Street Connection . Read Full Story...

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Jonathan Lewis’ loss becomes his inspiration to help

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Eastport Financial Group CEO, Jonathan Lewis is featured in Profile Halifax!. Jonathan discussed his early challenges in life and his philanthropic aspirations for the future. Read Full Story...

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Missionary Man

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From giving away truckloads of free turkeys to lift people's spirits at Christmas, to helping orphans in Peru, Jonathan Lewis commits his time and money to help make a difference in the lives of people less fortunate than him.

"Jonathan's good nature and willingness to give never ceases to amaze me," said Chasity Spindler, an employee of Mr. Lewis' Eastport Financial Group who suggested he deserved public recognition for his good deeds, "even though he would never admit to that."

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