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Welcome to Willis & Machnik Financial Services

Willis & Machnik is a comprehensive Financial Services Firm. Our philosophy is to provide our clients with both personal and professional service. We offer Investment Advisory Service*, Estate Planning, Insurance and a full range of Employee Benefit Plans. Our mission is to be your partner for complete financial solutions. We will build client relationships based on trust, competent professional advice, continual communication and prompt personal service. We will assist our clients in setting financial goals, monitoring these goals and keeping them informed of the process and achievement of these goals. Our success is based on our commitment to our clients, and we look forward to meeting you! 

Should you have any questions or would like more information on our firm, please feel free to email us or call us at (517) 784-5556. We look forward to hearing from you.

*These services are offered by Pat Willis, Dan Machnik, Mike England and Tom Masters through their affiliation with HD Vest.

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