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About 1847Financial

1847Financial helps individuals, families, and businesses plan ahead for a secure financial future. Our goal is to apply our knowledge and provide financial expertise to help you grow your wealth and protect what matters most. Whether you are just starting out in life, or have already forged a path, we are committed to supplying the financial solutions you need-now and through all life's stages.

Andrea Empie CFP®, ChFC®, CASL®

Certified Financial Plannerâ„¢

Andrea is not your typical financial advisor. With over fifteen years of experience in the industry, she has earned a reputation for her use of comprehensive financial strategies to help her clients achieve their financial goals. Andrea is passionate about working with various clients to address their unique financial situations and help them achieve their goals throughout all of life’s stages.

As a financial advisor with 1847Financial, Andrea supports the financial goals of individuals and families with expertise in the areas of retirement planning, college funding strategies, and life insurance.

Andrea began her career in 2004 with MetLife and was a MetLife financial services representative and financial planner prior to joining 1847Financial. Andrea holds FINRA Series 6, 7, and 63 securities registrations and is a Registered Representative of Hornor, Townsend, & Kent, LLC.

Andrea received her Bachelor’s Degree in Classical Archaeology from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire in 1997. While studying at Dartmouth, Andrea played ice hockey and was active in the Dartmouth Outing and Ledyard Canoe Clubs. From 1997 – 2001, Andrea lived and worked in Portland, Oregon as a kayak and canoe guide and instructor. Born in Hamilton, New York, Andrea now resides in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania with her husband Bernard and her children Connor and Gwendolyn, who are avid swimmers.

From the implementation of a comprehensive retirement program to individual insurance needs, Andrea is a true advocate for not only the families in her community, but also for the economic strength of local area businesses.

Grant Gronka

Financial Professional

(570) 854- 5257

Hailing from Bloomsburg, PA, Grant joined 1847 in the Fall of 2023 as a dedicated financial professional. He specializes in insurance planning.

Grant is a proud 2023 graduate of Huntingdon College with a degree in Accounting. An accomplished college athlete in golf and swimming, he is a two-time NCAA All-American for Division 3 golf, a state runner-up for the 400 Free relay, and a state runner-up in the 200 Free relay in 2019. Grant attributes his key to success to persistence.

Personally, Grant is most passionate about golf. As a wide-eyed 17-year-old, while playing golf with someone already in the financial services industry, he was told how rewarding a career in financial services can be by helping people reach their financial goals. This very much peaked Grant’s interest because he finds himself driven to be someone who helps others.

Grant strives to fully understand the needs of his clients and works to partner them with the best possible insurance solutions. He also knows the importance of availability and is always willing to accommodate after-hours meetings and phone calls.

With a client-first approach, Grant aims to understand his client’s unique financial situation and tailors insurance strategies that meet those specific needs. 

Currently residing in Bloomsburg with his English Cream Retriever, Nova, when Grant is not hard at work, you’ll find him on the golf course. He is an avid sports fan, especially of Villanova basketball and Penn State football.

*Grant Gronka is not registered to offer securities or advisory services and is insurance licensed only.

It's Important to work with a Team

It's Important to work with a Team

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Client Centered

Client Centered

Life’s full of twists and turns. It just has a way of surprising. It often has a financial effect. But the more you know of its landscape, the better you can prepare – and the smoother the ride. From the very moment we sit down, we’re working to discern your desires, your priorities, your concerns, and your ambitions. We can’t possibly help you bring your aspirations to life until we understand what motivates you. Ultimately, you can’t make the best financial decisions until you have the knowledge you need to move forward, empowered and supported.