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Business briefs for June 13

June 13, 2011
Marshall Independent

Bock achieves membership in Million Dollar Round Table

Outstanding client service, ethics and professionalism have enabled Todd Bock of Marshall to achieve membership in the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table - The Premier Association of Financial Professionals. Bock is a six-year MDRT member.

Attaining membership in MDRT is a distinguishing career milestone achieved by less than 1 percent of the world's life insurance and financial services professionals. It requires Bock to adhere to a strict code of ethics, focus on providing top-notch client service and continue to grow professionally through involvement in at least one other industry association.

"MDRT members like Todd are united in their commitment to help individuals, families and business owners gain financial peace of mind," says MDRT President Julian H. Good, Jr., CLU, ChFC. "In addition, MDRT members have access to the best minds in the business since they can share ideas and best practices with their fellow members from around the world."

MDRT also provides continuing education opportunities, formative and inspirational meetings and encourages members to support community and charitable involvement through the MDRT Foundation.

Van der Hagen, Skogrand to host workshop for women

"Invest in Yourself A Financial Workshop for Women" is an educational workshop geared toward the unique challenges and financial choices women face. It will take place June 21 at the AmericInn in Marshall. Randy Gilbertson, CMFC, CRPC regional vice president with John Hancock will conduct the seminar.

Regardless of your age or experience, you have important stories concerning your financial well-being, to share with members of your family, women at work, and your peers and friends. The workshop offers case studies for discussion purposes, and encourages audience participation. Participants might also gain actionable ideas and steps to help you on the road to financial independence.

Call 507-532-2219 to register today or to receive more information.

Hegland new dentist at Camden Dental Care

Michael Thomas, D.D.S., announces the addition of Dr. Lindsay Hegland to his dental practice. Hegland joins Thomas and Dr. Aimee Gustafson at Camden Dental Care.

Hegland is a recent graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. A rural Madison native, she graduated from Lac qui Parle High School and received her undergraduate degree from South Dakota State University.

Boerboom completes course

Brent Boerboom of North Star Mutual Insurance of Cottonwood recently completed the requirements leading to the completion of the Associate in Insurance Services program, which deals with improvement of service within the insurance industry. Boerboom began working for North Star in July of 2008 and is an assistant underwriter for the Commercial Underwriting Department.

North Star promotes four

North Star Mutual Insurance of Cottonwood recently announced the promotions of Jon Brower to department manager, Deb Blowers to assistant department manager, and April Anderson and Jeff Wall to senior programmers for the Information Technology Department.

Brower began full-time employment with North Star in May of 1994 following six years of part-time employment throughout his high school and college years.

Brower was the assistant department manager of IT prior to his promotion. He lives near Cottonwood with his wife, Dani and their two children: Jakeb and Kallyn, and a foster daughter.

Blowers began employment with North Star in September of 1994. Prior to her promotion, Blowers served as a senior programmer.

Blowers and her husband, John, and her two children, Jamie and Haley Unke, live in Marshall. Blowers also has two stepchildren, John and Dustin Blowers.

Anderson began employment in November of 1997 and worked as a programmer prior to her promotion.

Anderson and her husband, Jamie, live in Cottonwood with their daughter, Makenna.

Wall began employment with North Star in January of 2002 and worked as a programmer prior to his promotion. Jeff resides in Vesta, and has two children: Colby and Olivia.



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