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It's Later Than You Think

By Kevin Burckhard, NAIFA-North Dakota Member on 9/27/22 2:49 PM

“A lot of people tell me what they’ll do, or how quickly they will be back on their feet after the death of a spouse or child. Most of them have never previously attended a funeral of a spouse or a child of theirs…….”

Make Your Nominations for The 2022 Advisor of the Year Award

By NAIFA-North Dakota on 7/28/22 4:19 PM

The NAIFA-North Dakota Advisor of The Year Award is given in recognition of an individual who has rendered outstanding service to the industry, the Chapter, and the insurance buying public. The recipient brings credit to the insurance business community and to their community in general.

Topics: Awards
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NAIFA-North Dakota Grassroots

By NAIFA-North Dakota on 7/13/22 9:49 AM

By the time you read this, the 2022 primary election is over and we now know who the slate of candidates are for every district in the State of North Dakota. Many districts this year had multiple contenders entering the races. How involved were you in the races in your area? Did you take time meet with the candidates to discuss where they stood on the issues important to us? Regardless of what you did or didn’t do for the primaries, you need to realize that the work is not done.

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June President's Message

By Lyle Kraft, NAIFA-North Dakota President on 6/29/22 11:56 AM

Greetings, NAIFA-North Dakota! I hope all is going great for you, your family, and your business. I hope you are spending the long summer days enjoying time with family and friends.

NAIFA-North Dakota at Congressional Conference

By NAIFA-North Dakota on 6/6/22 2:34 PM

NAIFA-North Dakota was well represented at Congressional Conference last month in Washington, D.C. Thank you all for your leadership and service to NAIFA.

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LILI Cohort Class

By NAIFA-North Dakota on 6/6/22 12:10 PM

Have you ever engaged in a conversation about LILI with a LILI graduate? Once you get them talking, it is hard to get a word in edgewise.

Topics: LILI

2022 Annual Golf Classic

By Holly Youngblood on 5/18/22 2:50 PM

Registration is officially OPEN for NAIFA-North Dakota's annual Golf Classic! Join us Wednesday, July 27th at Rose Creek Golf Course for an afternoon of fun, socializing, and golfing. Tee times start around 12:30 pm.

NAIFA Grassroots Engagement Series

By NAIFA-North Dakota on 4/14/22 12:02 PM

Members of the Minot Affiliate, Kimberly Lee, Lyle Kraft, Jacob Thrailkill, Kim Albert, Stacy Norton, and Paul Siebert, are gathering in Kim Albert's office for three consecutive Tuesdays over the noon hour to complete the Grassroots Engagement Series. Everyone brings their own laptop and registers individually, and all will have their Financial Security Advocate badge before Congressional Conference! Thank you to all who are attending.

Topics: Education
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Board Member Spotlight: Jessica Westgard Larson

By NAIFA-North Dakota on 4/11/22 3:32 PM

Jessica Westgard Larson, MBA, RICP, AIF is a Financial Representative, Registered Representative and Financial Advisor at Principal Financial Group® in Fargo. While a student at Concordia College in Moorhead, she started working part-time as a file clerk for her father, Les Westgard, who was also an agent for Principal® at the time. Following graduation, Jessica found herself continuing in a full-time administrative role for Les and pursuing her insurance and securities licenses so she could dig deeper into a customer service role. In 2007 she took the leap into an agent/advisor role, as her father was nearing retirement. They worked through a multi-year transition plan for her to take over his client block. In the years since, she has enjoyed making the practice her own and taking it to the next generation.

Topics: Member Spotlight
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Meet Loyal Member Terry Kraft, LUTCF

By NAIFA-North Dakota on 3/28/22 10:50 AM

Terry Kraft, LUTCF, has two jobs on his resume: Lawn mowing and American Family Insurance Agent. Terry started with American Family in 1983 while he was finishing up his Business Administration degree and playing basketball at University of Mary (or as he has stated, taking up space on the bench of the basketball program at UM).