Date: 06.26.18

Summit Brokerage Congratulates Debbie Peterson for Winning Business Woman of The Year award.

Boca Raton, FL – Summit Brokerage Services, the #1 independent broker-dealer in the country**, today congratulated one of its financial advisors, Debbie Peterson, for winning the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Charlotte, NC chapter’s Business Woman of The Year award.

This prestigious award is presented to a NAWBO member who has demonstrated strong leadership skills in growing and managing a successful business that is more than five years old. Since 2001, Debbie has been a NAWBO member, building long-standing relationships with other woman business owners that are driven for success. The organization features chapters in almost every metropolitan area in the United States. By combining the knowledge, networks, and expertise of its diverse membership, board of directors, and staff, NAWBO works to bring like-minded woman together, to strengthen the entrepreneurial community.

Her Finalist video highlights why it means so much to her to make a difference in the lives of others.

“In a profession where more women advisors and leaders are needed, Debbie is an ideal example for other females seeking fulfilling careers that make a positive impact on our society.Winning this award demonstrates Debbie’s commitment to a successful business and we are grateful to be a small part of it” said Rob Crowe, EVP, Chief Marketing Officer for Summit.

Located in Charlotte, North Carolina, Debbie Peterson is the President of Money Counts. Debbie founded Money Counts, a financial planning firm, in 2002, which was created to help people in all types of financial situations to make better decisions about their financial future.

For more information on Summit Brokerage Services, visit www.joinsummit.com or contact us at (800) 354-5528.

About Summit Brokerage Services, Inc.

Summit Brokerage Services is part of Cetera Financial Group. Summit Brokerage provides a broad range of securities brokerage and investment services to primarily individual investors. Summit Brokerage also sells insurance products, predominantly fixed and variable annuities and life insurance through its subsidiary, SBS Insurance Agency of Florida. Summit Brokerage also provides asset management services through its investment advisor, Summit Financial Group, Inc.

About Cetera Financial Group®

Cetera Financial Group ("Cetera") is a leading network of independent firms empowering the delivery of professional financial advice to individuals, families and company retirement plans across the country through trusted financial advisors and financial institutions. Cetera is the second-largest independent financial advisor network in the nation by number of advisors, as well as a leading service provider to the investment programs of banks and credit unions.

Through its multiple distinct firms, Cetera offers independent and institutions-based advisors the benefits of a large, established broker-dealer and registered investment adviser, while serving advisors and institutions in a way that is customized to their needs and aspirations. Advisor support resources offered through Cetera include award-winning wealth management and advisory platforms, comprehensive broker-dealer and registered investment adviser services, practice management support and innovative technology. For more information, visit CETERA.COM.

* "Cetera Financial Group" refers to the network of independent retail firms encompassing, among others, Cetera Advisors, Cetera Advisor Networks, Cetera Investment Services (marketed as Cetera Financial Institutions), Cetera Financial Specialists, First Allied Securities and Summit Brokerage Services. All firms are members FINRA / SIPC.

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