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Forum staff reports , Published August 09 2013

Honors and officers - 08/10/13

Bill Bienek named a top producer in June

Bill Bienek of Fargo, with Farmers Union Insurance based in Jamestown, N.D., was one of the top five producers of new personal lines insurance for the company during June.

Farmers Union Insurance has 98 agents throughout North Dakota.

Moorhead Courtyard earns two awards

The Courtyard by Marriott, Moorhead, has received two awards from Marriott International that honored the hotel’s charitable contributions to the Children’s Miracle Network at Sanford Children’s Hospital in Fargo in 2012.

In total, the Courtyard by Marriott in Moorhead raised $13,758.48, or $109.19 per room, during its 2012 annual Sweet Miracles event.

The first award was for the highest amount raised among nearly 2,900 Marriott International hotels. The second award was for achieving the highest amount raised per room among the Marriott International hotels.

2 area agents named to New York Life council

Benjamin L. Woessner, Pelican Rapids, Minn., and David Gregor, Fargo, have been named members of the 2013 executive council of New York Life Insurance Co.

Members of the executive council are among the most successful of New York Life’s licensed agents.

Woessner has been a New York Life agent since 1980 and Gregor has been a New York Life agent since 2011. Both are associated with the New York Life office in Fargo.

IMA Healthcare earns honors for lab services

IMA Healthcare’s lab in Fargo has earned recognition and accreditation from COLA, an independent, nonprofit accreditor whose education program and standards enable clinical labs to meet national regulatory requirements.

Accreditation is given only to laboratories that apply rigid standards of quality in day-to-day operation, demonstrate continued accuracy in the performance of proficiency testing, and pass an on-site laboratory survey.

COLA is approved by the federal government and sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Association and the American College of Physicians.

JLG Architects named to 2013 Hot Firm List

JLG Architects, Fargo, has been named to The Zweig Letter’s annual Hot Firm List, which recognizes the top 100 fast-growing architecture, engineering and environmental consulting firms in North America.

The list measures increases in revenue over the past three years in both dollar and percentage change. JLG was ranked No. 22 on the total list and second among architecture firms.

JLG was ranked No. 89 on the list in 2010 and in 2006 was named one of the country’s top 20 firms to work for. JLG was also ranked No. 14 of the top 25 architecture firms by volume of work in Minnesota in July by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal.

Dawson Insurance earns Sales Star Award

Dawson Insurance, Fargo, has received the Top 100 Sales Star Award for 2012 from State Auto Insurance Co.

The list is compiled quarterly and consists of the top 100 State Auto agencies across their operating territory that meet sales and profitability criteria for the required time period.

Dawson Insurance has represented State Auto since 1963 and writes all lines of property and casualty insurance with this regional insurance company.