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Business briefs for Dec. 26

December 26, 2011
Marshall Independent

Archbold wins national award

Bill Archbold, financial representative at Northwestern Mutual, has received the NAIFA Quality Award from the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, the industry's leading trade association.

The NAIFA Quality Award recognizes professionalism through education and earned designations, production measured by performance metrics customized for each practice specialty, adherence to the NAIFA Code of Ethics, and service to your industry association.

"The NAIFA Quality Award is more than a measure of an advisor's production," says Terry Headley, LUTCF, LIC, FSS, immediate past-president of NAIFA. "By emphasizing quality client service, education, ethical conduct and service to NAIFA in addition to production, the NAIFA Quality Award is a mark of excellence to be recognized by advisors and consumers alike."

SW/WC Service Cooperative Staff present at national conference

Jill Rohman and Bonnie Rauk recently presented at the annual Association of Educational Service Agencies Conference in Colorado Springs, Colo., Nov. 30Dec. 3. Both Rohman and Rauk are teachers of the deaf/hard of hearing at the SW/WC Service Cooperative.

Their session focused on improving education through technology for deaf and hard of hearing students. Rohman and Rauk shared how they have utilized web conferencing technology to help their students meet and identify with other students with hearing loss. Evidence of success has been shown through students developing role model and peer relationships.

The annual AESA conference was held for all board members and staff of educational service agencies throughout the country. More than 900 people attended the conference.

Rosa and Lynch complete insurance programs

Tyson Rosa of Cottonwood and Brent Lynch of Marshall recently completed insurance programs.

Rosa completed the requirements leading to the completion of the Associate in Claims program, which is an educational program for claims representatives, management personnel, and others interested in learning the claims aspect of the insurance business.

Rosa began employment with North Star Mutual Insurance of Cottonwood on a part-time basis in May of 2007 and a full-time basis in May of 2009.

He is an assistant claims representative for the Property/Casualty Claims Department for North Star.

Lynch completed the requirements leading to the completion of the AIS program, which deals with improvement of service within the insurance industry.

He began employment with North Star in June of 2007 and is a programmer for the Information Technology Department for North Star.



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