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The Canopy Group Insurance Agency

Nov 2018 • Category: Business Snapshot (Sponsored)

The Canopy group was named the 2018 Agency of the Year by the Minnesota Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers Association, and for good reason. In recent years, The Canopy Group has quadrupled in size. Six years ago they had two carriers with a million dollars of premium per year. Today, they have over a million dollars of premium per year with more than 10 carriers.

AmericInn Hotel and Conference Center – Mankato, MN

Sep 2018 • Category: Business Snapshot (Sponsored)

Many businesses have come and gone on Stadium Road, but the AmericInn Hotel and Conference Center has managed to thrive for 21 years at its campus location in Mankato. Over the years, the hotel has grown and changed several times. In 1999, twenty rooms were added, and in 2008 a Conference & Event Center was created, along with four extended-stay suites with kitchenettes. Most recently, the AmericInn underwent a million dollar renovation. General Manager Ashley Sprenger is thrilled with the upgrades, and appreciates the positive feedback from guests and the local community. “It’s a lot more modern than the typical AmericInn that has the lodge feel to it.”

Advisor to the Advisors

Jul 2018 • Category: Industry Highlight (Sponsored)

Raymond James Financial Services is proud to announce that their very own Bryan J. Sweet, ChFC®, of Sweet Financial Services has been ranked #5 on the Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisor list! Bryan Sweet, founder and CEO of Sweet Financial Services said “While this is a great honor to be at the top of the Forbes list, what this truly means to us is a reiteration of us always doing right by our clients.”

Concept & Design Incorporated

Jan 2018 • Category: Business Snapshot (Sponsored)

Technology changes rapidly, causing many companies to strain to keep up. But for the creative minds of Concept & Design in Nicollet, Minnesota, keeping current with technology in the visual media field is less about changing and more about expanding capabilities.