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Business briefs for April 26

April 26, 2010
Marshall Independent

Wiener earns Farm Certified Agency designation

Benjamin Wiener of Midwest United Insurance of Marshall successfully completed a series of educational courses and has achieved the On Your FarmSM Certified Agency designation from Nationwide Agribusiness Insurance Company. Completing the rigorous training program means farmers and ranchers can depend on an On Your Farm Certified agent to understand their farming operations, provide basic risk assessment that can help reduce expenses, educate them about exposures, match the correct coverages to meet their needs, and provide professional, knowledgeable service.

The designation is intended to help farm and ranch customers recognize agents who make a commitment to understanding the complex risks faced by the agriculture industry. Only agents who successfully complete the program will be awarded the designation, and agents must re-certify every three years.

Schamber new United Way board member

Kristel Schamber has been elected to the board of directors of United Way of Southwest Minnesota. Schamber is an optometrist at Midwest Vision Center, Marshall. She will fill an unexpired term. There are a total of 24 volunteers who serve as directors of United Way of Southwest Minnesota.

United Way of Southwest Minnesota is an independent local organization working to create lasting changes in peoples' lives and the communities in Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Yellow Medicine and western Redwood counties.



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