Names & Notes

Shomo-Madsen Insurance named GEM Agency

The IMT Group, a leading provider of personal and commercial insurance products, announced its list of 2013 GEM Agencies, distinguishing Shomo-Madsen Insurance in Marshalltown as one of the qualifying recipients.

The IMT Group recognizes Shomo-Madsen Insurance as one of the highest performing IMT and Wadena Insurance agencies in its territory, which covers six Midwest states – Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Of the more than 800 independent IMT Group agencies eligible for consideration, only the top 72 performing agencies received the GEM distinction this year.

Each year, The IMT Group awards the GEM distinction to only those agencies that demonstrate

outstanding performance in the areas of rank, growth, loss ratio and profitability. Last year, Shomo-Madsen Insurance was one of the top 100 IMT Group agencies to produce a positive premium growth or policy count growth.

The IMT Group has a strong relationship and partnership with Shomo-Madsen Insurance. It is the superior performance and unwavering commitment of agencies like Shomo-Madsen Insurance that enables IMT to continue living up to their slogan, “Be Worry Free with IMT!”

For more information on The IMT Group visit For more information about Shomo-Madsen Insurance contact 641-752-5568 or visit the office at 22 E Main St.

Edward Jones ranks No. 8 in FORTUNE Magazine

Financial-services firm Edward Jones ranked No. 8 on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For 2013” list in its 14th appearance on the prestigious list, according to Bruce Wirin, Edward Jones Financial Advisor in Marshalltown.

Edward Jones’ 14 FORTUNE rankings also include top 10 finishes for 10 years and consecutive No. 1 rankings in 2002 and 2003 and consecutive No. 2 rankings in 2009 and 2010.

Currently, Edward Jones has 4,630 positions available throughout the country, mostly for financial advisor and branch office administrator. Each Edward Jones branch office includes one financial advisor and one branch office administrator who work one-on-one with clients in the communities where those clients live.

Edward Jones is headquartered in St. Louis. The Marshalltown branch is located at 16 E, Main St. – City Centre. For more information about Edward Jones, visit, and its recruiting website is Member SIPC.

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