Already in a new location in the E.B. Russell House on Danville's West Main Street, Flem Messer and Valerie Messer McMann also have put a new name on the financial services business Messer started 30 years ago in Corbin.
Messer Associates Inc.'s new moniker, Messer McMann Investments, not only more accurately describes the nature of the business, which Messer says is focused "more and more in the investment arena," but he said it also more accurately describes the growing role of the daughter half of the father-daughter business.
"We have an agreement that if something happens to me, Valerie will continue," Messer said. "She has taken all the tests to be manager, does all of the computer analysis ..."
McMann joined the business as a partner five years ago after living in California and other western states where she called on banks for Deluxe Corp., a check-printing company.