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Welcome,Boyer and Sappenfield Investment Advisors is an independently-owned financial services company with two locations:  Arcola, IL and Villa Grove, IL. We understand that individuals face unique challenges as they prepare for retirement. We can help take the mystery out of preparing for today and tomorrow. Whether you are investing for retirement, college savings or estate planning, our personalized service focuses your needs, wants, and financial goals and objectives.

We invite you to meet our team of professionals, who have more than 40 years of combined experience in the financial services industry. We can help you address your needs of today and for many years to come. We look forward to working with you through all stages of your life, please call Arcola Office: 217-268-3216 or Villa Grove Office: 217-832-3033


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We are excited to announce that Lisa is 1 of the 23 financial advisors included in the book FinancialServices: Women at the Top


This book highlights 23 highly successful, dynamic women.  Each one shares openly and passionately what attracted them to the business, how they develop their practices , what they learned along the way and how they have created a life that blend family, community service and a fulfilling career. 



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