OAKLAND, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 26, 2014) - Bell Investment Advisors, www.bellinvest.com, a Bay Area registered investment advisory firm, announces Jim Bell, CFP®, President and Founder, has been appointed President of the Oakland East Bay Symphony's (OEBS) 28-member Board of Directors. Jim's passion for classical music since childhood and his involvement with OEBS for over thirty years have led him to his new position as board President after a two-year term as Director-at-Large.

The Oakland East Bay Symphony was founded in 1988 with a mission to make live symphonic music available to Oakland and the East Bay Area. Led by the ever-adventurous and creative Music Director and Conductor Michael Morgan, OEBS provides innovative classical programming through its symphony; symphony chorus; and youth education program, Music for Excellence (MUSE), a comprehensive instrumental music program that serves to complement the Oakland public schools' music curriculum. As board President, Jim will lead the board in their direction of these programs.

Bell Investment Advisors, and Jim, and his wife, Bonnie Bell, Director, Career/Life Coaching at the firm, share the commitment of OEBS in strengthening the Oakland community by promoting youth arts education. In addition to sponsoring major OEBS concerts over the years, Bell also offers an annual Youth-in-the-Arts Grant (http://bellinvest.com/about/bell-youth-arts-grant), and supports many other non-profit organizations. During his tenure as board President, Jim will seek to promote music appreciation for all ages, to involve more OEBS musicians in more community concerts and events, and to encourage other small businesses to sponsor OEBS season concerts.

"Art and music inspire us to a bigger life and a bigger world", says Jim. "Rich lives of inspiration can begin by simply giving children the opportunity to hear great music or to play a violin or oboe. We strive to instill the same sense of inspiration music provides in our community as well."

Bell Investment Advisors is a privately-owned, registered investment advisory firm, managing over $500 million in assets. In its 23rd year of business, Bell offers investment management, financial planning, and career/life coaching services, all designed to help businesses, individuals, and families build positive momentum for a good life. To learn more about the firm's philosophy, Making a Good Life Happen®, and its momentum-based strategy, visit www.bellinvest.com.

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Nancy Isaacs
Bell Investment Advisors