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Commitment to Community

We are humbled by the trust that our community has put into our firm. And we are just as grateful to be able to give back to the community. For the last 3 years, we have given back over 10% of our gross earnings to the community in donations and sponsorship's.

Our founder, Laura Mickels has been a member of the Downtown Huntsville Rotary Club for over 12 years. She has served on many committees and has been an active supporter of Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), helping Rotary shape tomorrows leaders.  Additionally, Laura contributes to the Rotary Centennial Project and the Paul Harris Sustaining Fellow program.

We are also committed to supporting CASA of Madison County, a nonprofit organization that assists the elderly of our community by providing at no cost to them, wheelchair ramps, winterization of their homes, grab rails in their bathrooms, and many other things.  We chose CASA because of the depth of service it provides to our community across all demographics.  For instance, CASA assists over 293 veterans and their families every year.  For every client that CASA assists, it saves the taxpayers of Madison County over $70,000 each.  Since the inception of this event in 2016, we have raised over $80,000 for CASA.  We expect that after the shoot in 2019, we will have raised over $100,000 for CASA since 2016!

Our founder is also deeply committed to helping empower women, not just with their finances but with their lives. As an avid sporting clay shooter, Laura wanted to introduce women to the sport of sporting clay's and came up with a way to introduce women who have never fired a shotgun.  Because of Laura's determination and desire to help women, she has not only introduced women to the sport but also formed the first all ladies shooting league that will be competing in a number of the local charity shoots. Laura organizes and runs Lipstick N Lead, an event that gives women the opportunity to shoot for the first time in a comfortable atmosphere and benefits local charities.


Laura currently serves as Vice President of the Women's Economic Development Council (WEDC) and will be President in 2020.  Laura has a deep passion for helping people and helping to empower women.



CochranMickels Retirement Specialists is proud to be a part of this community. Whether we are supporting some of the great local organizations or lending our expertise, it is an honor to call Huntsville home.