Business Briefs

Andy Hejlik receives AIF designation

Andy Hejlik of KHI Financial Solutions has been awarded the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies (the Center), the standards-setting body for fi360. The AIF designation signifies specialized knowledge of fiduciary responsibility and the ...

Orton receives her health insurance license

Mady Orton, of KHI Financial Solutions, has recently received her health insurance license from the State of Iowa. Mady is an Executive Assistant in the Webster City office. Her main responsibilities include handling the processes pertaining to transferring, distributing, and contributing to ...

Brandt achieves Circle of Success recognition

Jeffrey W. Brandt, a Private Wealth Advisor with Ameriprise Financial, has qualified for the company's Circle of Success annual recognition program and will be honored for this achievement in 2016.To earn this achievement, Brandt established himself as one of the company's top advisors by ...

Andy Hejlik attends state NAIFA convention in May

Andy Hejlik of KHI Financial Solutions attended the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors annual state convention in Cedar Rapids on May 5-6.Hejlik participated in educational workshops as well as legislative activities designed to enhance and improve the insurance and ...

Orton joins the staff of KHI Financial Solutions

Mady Orton has recently joined the staff of KHI Financial Solutions. Mady is the new Executive Assistant in the Webster City office.She assists with duties pertaining to any financial service including processing, handling, and submitting applications, and any account transfers, contributions, ...

Hejlik named to Million Dollar Round Table

PARK?RIDGE, ILLINOIS - Outstanding client service, ethics and professionalism have enabled Andrew Hejlik, of Webster city, to again achieve membership in the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table - The Premier Association of Financial Professionals. Hejlik is a three-year member of ...

Fitch upgrades Thrivent Financial to AA+ rating

MINNEAPOLIS Fitch Ratings has upgraded Thrivent Financial's Insurer Financial Strength rating to AA+ (Very Strong), the second-highest of Fitch's 19 categories, and given the organization a stable outlook.Fitch cited Thrivent's extremely strong level of capitalization, which was enhanced by ...

Finucan named to Barron’s list of top financial advisors

For the fourth time, Edward Jones Financial Advisor Timothy Finucan of Webster City has been named to Barron's magazine's annual list of "America's Top 1,200 Financial Advisors, State by State".Finucan, who has served area investors for over 30 years, ranked No. 5 in Iowa."I am honored to be on ...

AgSource Labs holds ground breaking

ELLSWORTH - On AgSource Laboratories' staff and community partners, braving brisk spring weather, gathered for a ceremonial groundbreaking April 7 at the site of the future AgSource facility."We can't say enough about how much we look forward to serving clients from this new building," notes ...

Teachers, tools, and llamas

This week was full of adventure. I got to observe a shop class at the high school, visited Blairsburg for the first time, and may even get the chance to see a llama competition this weekend. I am a lover of llamas and even moreso of alpacas.I was given the gift of gab, not woodworking. In all ...

Abens Realty expands sales team

Abens Realty has announced the addition of three real estate agents to its sales team.Loran Seiser, Veronica Garcia and Tami Hejlik add their experience to this second generation, family-owned, local business.Loran Seiser has returned to Abens Realty with the re-activation of his license. ...

Iowa Specialty Hospitals and Clinics welcomes plastic surgeon

BELMOND?- Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics is welcoming W. Dale Franks Jr., MD, to Iowa Specialty Hospital in Belmond. Franks is a board certified plastic surgeon and Diplomat of The American Board of Plastic Surgery. Some of the procedures Franks offers include breast augmentations, ...

Town & Country Insurance recognized for performance

Town & Country Insurance has been named a Leading Partner by EMC Insurance Companies, which means the agency is one of the highest-performing EMC agencies in the country. This designation places the agency in the top 20 percent of all EMC agencies nationally.The Leading Partner award is ...

Fox recognized with award from KHI Solutions

Jean Fox of Seamonds Insurance was recently recognized by KHI Solutions with the 2015 Partners in Excellence Grow Your Business Award.This award acknowledges the expertise and sales experience Fox uses to find the right products to fit the individual needs of her clients. KHI presented this ...

Brandt named one of Top 1,200 Advisors

Jeffrey W. Brandt, a private wealth advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Webster City has been named to the list of "America's Top 1,200 Advisors: State-by-State" published by Barron's Magazine, a publication covering business and finance.The annual Barron's list recognizes the most outstanding ...

Doering is new WCF Financial Bank CFO

WCF Financial Bank recently announced that Kasie Doering has joined their executive team as Chief Financial Officer and that she will oversee all financial activities of the institution."Kasie brings expertise to our executive team that will assist our organization in moving forward as we ...

Town & Country Insurance named Gem Agency

The IMT Group, a leading provider of personal and commercial insurance products, recently announced its list of 2016 Gem Agencies, distinguishing Town & Country Insurance as one of the qualifying recipients.The IMT Group recognized Town & Country Insurance as one of the highest ...

Brown completes third year of IOM training

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, has announced that Debra Brown, Executive Director of the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce has recently completed her third year at Institute for ...

Quinteros, Osthus join staff at First State Bank

Two new employees have joined the staff of First State Bank in Webster City.Chelsea Quinteros is a new teller with the bank. She resides in Webster City with her husband Luis and her step-son Kaysen. Quinteros is a 2004 graduate of Webster City High School. She enjoys spending time with her ...

T & C Insurance welcomes Beeck to its team

Samantha Beeck joined the Town & Country Insurance staff in Webster City as a Personal Lines Customer Service Representative in September 2015. She recently moved to Webster City with her fianc who is the new assistant manager at the Fareway store in town. Beeck is a graduate of Hinton ...