NORTH ADAMS — Patricia Kolis, a branch office administrator at the Edward Jones' office in North Adams, has accepted an invitation to become a limited partner in The Jones Financial Cos., the holding company for the St. Louis-based financial services firm. She joined Edwards Jones in 2011.Edward Jones currently employs 45,000 associates in all 50 states and through its affiliate in Canada. This is the firm's 17th limited partnership offering in its 97-year history. The Jones Financial Cos. were created in 1987 to enable the firm to expand into new business areas while allowing it to remain a partnership.
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