Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond

One of Goldleaf Surety’s partner surety companies is featuring the Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond this quarter and has put together a very good information sheet for their agency partners.  We would like to share some of this information regarding motor vehicle bonds with you. Almost every state requires a surety bond as part of the licensing process for motor vehicle dealers.  These bonds guarantee a licensed motor vehicle dealership will comply with state regulations and are required to protect … [Read more...]

Minnesota – Land of 10,000 Lakes

There is a Minnesota tourism commercial that says, “Land of 10,000 Lakes is really Minnesota-nice for 11,842 lakes.”  And this number only includes lakes over 10 acres.  If we were to include lakes and basins under 10 acres, the number would be even greater. There are so many lakes in Minnesota that many of them are not even named.  And many have the same name.  For example, there are 115 Long Lakes in Minnesota. Now, while this information is interesting and may even be useful if you are … [Read more...]

Goldleaf Surety – Building Solid Relationships

Relationship.  It’s a word used in many facets of our lives.  We have relationships with friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, customers.  The list is endless.  Vocabulary.com (https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/relationship) defines relationship as a state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries.   While the Oxford Dictionary (https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/relationship) defines relationship as the way in which two or more people or groups regard and … [Read more...]

Goldleaf Surety Announces 2018 Scholarship Recipient

Goldleaf Surety would like to introduce our 2018 scholarship recipient Julia Hamann.  Julia is a 2018 graduate of Montevideo High School.  She will begin her college career this fall at Concordia University in St. Paul where she will be majoring in accounting. Julia was presented with her scholarship from Goldleaf Surety at the annual Montevideo Scholarship Tea held on May 24th. Since 2010, Goldleaf Surety has been presenting $500 scholarships to local area high school seniors who will be … [Read more...]

Goldleaf Surety Celebrates Milestone

On Friday, April 13th, Goldleaf Surety management, staff and families gathered to celebrate our 20th Anniversary.  And just like hard to place bonds don’t deter us, neither did the spring blizzard.  Despite the Minnesota weather, we gathered for an evening of fun, food and fellowship to celebrate this milestone accomplishment. Looking back over the past 20 years and visiting with each other, it becomes clear that relationships are really the key to Goldleaf Surety's success.  Relationships … [Read more...]

Goldleaf Surety Attending IIAB Conventions

Goldleaf Surety Services Regional Sales Manager Kevin L. Kohlbeck and New Business Intake Manager Lori Olson will be attending the IIAW InsurCon2018.  This year's convention is being held at the Madison Marriott West in Middleton on May 8th and 9th.   Please plan to visit our booth (booth #9) at the Convention Showcase on Wednesday, May 9th from 3:15 to 5:45 p.m. Goldleaf Surety Services New Business Intake Manager Lori Olson will also be attending the Minnesota Independent Insurance Agents … [Read more...]

Meet Goldleaf Surety’s Administrative Professional

On Administrative Professionals’ Day, we would like to take time to introduce you to our administrative professional.  And to thank her for all of her hard work and dedication to Goldleaf Surety. The friendly voice on the other end of the phone when you call into Goldleaf Surety is our Administrative Assistant Gwen Olson.  And while most people who work with Goldleaf Surety know her  only as the friendly and helpful voice at the other end of the line when they call in, Gwen’s contributions to … [Read more...]

Goldleaf Surety Services Celebrating 20 Years

On April 1, 1998,  Goldleaf Financial, Ltd. began operations in Montevideo, Minnesota.  And while the company has undergone many changes throughout the past 20 years, one thing has remained consistent - our reputation as the most comprehensive surety services company in the US. When other surety bond specialists or companies are restricted by size, specialty divisions, or other constraints that limit the entire bonding process, Goldleaf has continually brought it all together under one roof.  … [Read more...]

Acora Surety & Insurance Services Recognized

Acora Surety & Insurance Services, LLC has been recognized for reaching the Champions level of Merchants’ Leaderboard program.  Acora Surety & Insurance Services is the agency that issues most of the bonds placed by Goldleaf Surety Services and is owned by the same parent company as Goldleaf Surety . As a Champion level partner, Acora is among the elite in contract surety and is a valued partner of Merchants. Merchants Champion level recognizes contract surety agencies and agents … [Read more...]

Goldleaf Surety to Host Construction Law Seminar

Goldleaf Surety Services will be hosting a Construction Law Seminar on Tuesday, March 13th.  This seminar will be held at the Country Springs Hotel in Waukesha, Wisconsin. This year’s key note speaker will be William E. McCardell.  Mr. McCardell is a partner in the law firm of DeWitt Ross & Stevens in Madison. He focuses his practice on two distinct areas of law (1) representing management interests in labor and employment law; (2) representing the construction industry in contract … [Read more...]