George Blais III – Prominent Financial Professional
George Blais III has been a respected financial professional in the state of Louisiana for over 19 years, working closely with clients to help them reach their individual objectives through strategic long-term planning and investing guidance.
As a member of the National Association of Financial Advisors, he is an active participant in his community and passionate supporter of the Cheshire YMCA Campership Program. Additionally, he served on the planning boards for Richmond and Fitzwilliam Gap Mountain Lions Club.
Early Life and Education
George Blais was born in Lewiston, Maine to Joseph and Anne Marie (Gagnon) Blais. He attended Lewiston High School before earning a certificate in aviation technology from East Coast Airo Tech.
In 1960, he relocated to the Monadnock Region and found employment as a heavy equipment mechanic for Bowman Flying Service at Keene Airport. Additionally, he served as both a selectman and planning board member in Richmond.
He was an accomplished Realtor for nearly four decades, opening Blais Real Estate in 1972 alongside his daughter Ruth. As past President of the Monadnock Region Board of Realtors and recipient of several awards for his efforts in this field, his real estate career spanned nearly 40 years until its end on August 13th 2017 at age 81.
George Blais, owner and financial planner at Blais + Associates, provides clients with comprehensive retirement planning and investment guidance. He emphasizes the value of listening carefully and building meaningful relationships.
He is a Certified Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor and holds the NASD Series 7, 63, 65 license as well as being insurance licensed.
George works as a financial planning consultant, helping individuals define and reach their retirement goals and realize their life ambitions and aspirations. He believes that having an achievable vision and plan for reaching it can help individuals reach their full potential and live more fulfilling lives.
He believes cash flow is the foundation of financial freedom and prioritizes it in his wealth planning process. Working with clients and forming long-term relationships are some of his favorite parts of his job.
Achievements and Honors
George Blais has earned a variety of awards and honors throughout his career, including four-time WCHA Coach of the Year selection and Spencer Penrose Award winner as top men’s hockey coach in NCAA Division I hockey.
He served as Head Coach of USA Hockey and led them to gold at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship. Furthermore, he was a four-time USHL Clark Cup champion while coaching the Fargo Force.
George was a major force in the growth and development of Grande Prairie through his numerous accomplishments and awards. In 2007, he was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.
George Blais began his long career as a public official in Lake George, NY when he was barely 20 years old. He first served as police officer and later worked as a Warren County sheriff’s deputy.
He managed a bowling center, opened an amusement arcade, and served in numerous volunteer civic posts. As mayor, he sought to combat the village’s reputation for “riots” and underage drinking by cultivating family festivals and beautification projects that brought tourists from year-round.
Blais has dedicated the last 52 years to improving the community’s image. His initiatives have helped balance the needs of residents and businesses, establish the town as a family-friendly destination, consolidate local government services, extend tourism season hours and restore year-round commercial viability. Furthermore, he is an enthusiastic supporter of lakeweed abatement programs, boat inspection services for surrounding towns, wintertime road salt reduction initiatives by surrounding cities, as well as village beautification initiatives.
George Blais has been a financial professional for more than 19 years, providing financial planning and investment advice to his clients. He takes great pride in the relationships he’s built with his customers while managing his business through some of the toughest investment climates of this century.
He has assisted people define and achieve their retirement goals, as well as realize life’s desires and ambitions. He believes that success comes from long-term planning and having trusting relationships with those who wish to reach these objectives.
He has spearheaded the transition of Catalyst Health Solutions from a health care company into a pharmacy benefits management business. An active member in his community, he’s served on multiple boards. His home is situated next door to Monumental Sports & Entertainment founder Ted Leonsis’ offices in Washington D.C.