Why Burning River?

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The year was 1969 and the unthinkable occurred. The Cuyahoga River caught on fire and headlines across the country mocked the event. Ever since, Clevelanders have been questioned about the incident, and in the years that followed, we have been ridiculed as “the mistake by the lake.” Yes, it was a tragedy in our city’s history; however as Clevelanders do, we rose up and became stronger. The years passed and our community grew, we overcame the shame and looked to the future.

Yes, it was a tragedy- over 40 years ago! Today the incident of the burning river serves as a reminder of where we were. Our focus as a community is on the future and all the promise and opportunity that lie before us. As we look around our beautiful and emerging city, we are reminded of all that is good about our town and our future.

Of course some may still see the name as a negative, but we associate the name Burning River Advisory Group as our foundation- the past should help shape, not define our future. This is not only true for our city and our Group, but for our clients as well. We are a community built on hard work, love of family, and respect of culture. The unfortunate incident of 1969 does not define us but makes us stronger. We must work harder to earn the respect that we deserve.

At the foundation of Burning River Advisory Group is hard work. We understand that your hard work should not go unnoticed, and are committed to creating the legacy that you envision for you and your family.

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We are available to speak to your peer group at your location. Share the power of BRAG with your colleagues to promote financial control and stability for women.

Burning River Advisory Group is committed to being the pre-eminent financial services firm for women leaders and their families.

Contact us and see for yourselves the difference that comes from working with a firm that truly understands the needs of women.

2237 Crocker Road, Ste 150
Westlake, Ohio 44145

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