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NAIFA- COLUMBUS (a short sixty- five- year history as I remember it)

By I. David Cohen on Feb 8, 2023 10:30:05 AM

Written by I. David Cohen

On Tuesday June 10, 1958 I began my career as a life insurance agent with the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States. The day before, I graduated from Miami University with a Bachelor of Science degree in business.

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NAIFA Columbus' 27th Annual I. David Cohen Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

By NAIFA-Columbus on Dec 27, 2022 9:36:46 AM

The Lifetime Achievement Award was created to recognize members who have contributed to the life and health insurance industry throughout their careers as well as contributing to their community. As insurance agents became the primary financial advisors to their clients, the scope of the award broadened. In 2004, the award was renamed the I. David Cohen Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of David Cohen who originally conceived the award and for his many years of service to NAIFA-Columbus. Duane A. Borcherding, CLU, ChFC, RICP was selected as the 2022 recipient and was recognized by NAIFA-Columbus Past President, Cort R. Bradbury (pictured with Duane below), during this year's luncheon on December 14, 2022. 

Topics: Lifetime Achievement Award
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NAIFA-Columbus October 2022 Membership Luncheon

By NAIFA-Columbus on Oct 24, 2022 2:26:32 PM

NAIFA-Columbus Members and guests met for a Membership Luncheon at Brio Polaris Grille. We were joined by John Fitzpatrick ALMI, ACS. John is the Regional Vice President for John Hancock in the Ohio and Upstate NY regions.

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NAIFA-Columbus President Elect Chosen As 4 Under 40 Recipient

By NAIFA-Columbus on Oct 20, 2022 11:36:46 AM

Written and published by Advisor Today at at.naifa.org

Advisor Today is pleased to announce the winners of its 2022 4 Under 40 awards: Scott Blake, MBA, of Blake Wealth Partners (Northwestern Mutual) in Columbus, OH, loyal member since 2018; Eric Bottolfsen, MBA, of GoldBook Financial (MassMutual) in Scottsdale, AZ, loyal member since 2017; Matthew Daley, MBA, FSCP, LACP, LUTCF, of the Daley Agency (American National) in Miller Place, NY, loyal member since 2018; and Brett Moore, CFP, of RBM Wealth Management Group (LPL Financial) in Newnan, GA, loyal member since 2015.

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NAIFA's Apex 2022

By NAIFA-Columbus on Jun 29, 2022 1:47:28 PM

Information published on apex.naifa.org

It's the Race to the Top.

Represent NAIFA-Columbus by registering today for NAIFA's Apex 2022. NAIFA's Apex is the new sales summit for the #AmericanAdvisor and will be held at The Arizona Biltmore August 17th and 18th, 2022. 

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NAIFA-Ohio 2021 YAT Leader of the Year Award

By NAIFA-Columbus on May 20, 2022 9:30:36 AM

NAIFA-Ohio has selected Daniel Brookman as the 2021 Young Advisor Team (YAT) Leader of the Year recipient. The NAIFA-Ohio YAT Leader of the year award recognizes an advisor’s commitment to NAIFA including service on local and state and committees as well as involvement with state and/or federal legislative efforts; participation in external service work such as charities; and an ability to inspire others.

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NAIFA-Columbus April 2022 Membership Luncheon

By NAIFA-Columbus on May 12, 2022 11:29:54 AM

NAIFA-Columbus Members and guests met in April for a Membership Luncheon at Brio Polaris Grille. We were joined by the CEO of Ohio Business Roundtable and former Congressman, Pat Tiberi. To learn more about our speaker, please click here.

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Meet Loyal NAIFA Member Scott Blake

By Ronan Friend on Mar 30, 2022 8:14:57 AM

Scott Blake, MBA, knows the value of political advocacy. After a career in the political sphere, he now works to protect the interests of Main Street Americans as well as insurance and financial professionals.

From Politics to Financial Services

Blake transitioned from politics to financial services at the suggestion of his own financial advisor at Northwestern Mutual. Now, he's also a financial advisor with Northwestern Mutual. Working primarily with upwardly mobile millennials, Blake says he likes helping driven, motivated people achieve their dreams and goals. He talks about one such instance when he helped a millennial client buy their first home. “It's about serving your client. I get to wish for the best for them and help them achieve their dreams.” That's his favorite part of being a financial advisor—he gets to be everyone’s cheerleader.

Topics: Members New Member Profile Loyal Member Loyal Member Profile
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2021 NAIFA Quality Award Recipients

By NAIFA-Columbus on Mar 5, 2022 10:27:00 AM


The NAIFA Quality Award provides advisors at any career stage the opportunity to demonstrate a commitment to excellence. This includes:

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By NAIFA-Columbus on Mar 4, 2022 10:06:54 AM

The following information has been Published on tdc.naifa.org/lacp

Distinguished Recognition for Experienced Life Insurance
and Financial Professionals