Celebrate Smile Power Day

June 15th is the day we observe National Smile Power Day.  This is a day for everyone to share the power of the smile. Growing up, one of my mom’s favorite sayings was that it takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile.  And I know it was one I used on my own children now and again.  But somehow over the years we tend to forget this.  Babies smile about 400 times a day, while the average adult only smiles 20 times.  And, we are the only creatures on the planet that can smile.  … [Read more...]

Goldleaf Surety to Attend IIAW InsureCon 2019

Goldleaf Surety's Regional Sales Manager Kevin L. Kohlbeck and New Business Intake Manager Lori Olson will be attending the IIAW InsureCon 2019 annual convention and trade show.  This year's convention is being held at the Madison Marriott West in Middleton, Wisconsin. Please plan to visit our booth, booth #3, at the Convention Showcase and Networking event on Thursday, May 16th, from 2:15 pm to 4:45 pm.  We are excited to have this opportunity to see familiar faces as well as to meet many … [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 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...]

Appraisal Management Company Bond

As of November 11, 2017, New Jersey began requiring licensed real estate appraisal management companies to obtain a surety bond. The change is a result of Assembly Bill 1973 which was passed in May.  With this new law, New Jersey becomes one of over 20 states that require the Appraisal Management Company (AMC) bond.  These states include Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, … [Read more...]

New York City Car Wash Bond

The New York City  Department of Consumer Affairs is now accepting applications for car wash licenses  and will begin enforcement of the Car Wash Accountability Act on December 4th.   Among the requirements for licensing under the new Act is the requirement for a $150,000 Car Wash Bond. License bonds such as this new Car Wash Bond provide indemnification for loss or damage resulting from a license holder’s compliance with the law or regulation.  In the case of this particular bond, if the car … [Read more...]

Goldleaf Surety to Attend IIAN Trade Fair

Goldleaf Surety's New Business Intake Manager Lori Olson will be attending  the Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska's 110th Annual Convention and Trade Fair.  This year's convention is being held October 12-13 at the Embassy Suites in Lincoln. We would like to invite you to visit our booth at the Trade Show on Thursday, October 12th from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm.  Stop by to say hello and to  discuss how our experienced staff can assist you and your agency with all of your bonding needs from … [Read more...]

Goldleaf Surety to Attend IIAB of Iowa Trade Show

Goldleaf Surety's New Business Intake Manager Lori Olson a will be attending  the  Independent Insurance Agents of Iowa's 111th Annual Convention, Trade Show and Expo September 13 and 14.  This year's convention is being held at the Prairie Meadows Convention Center in Altoona, Iowa.. We would like to invite you to visit our booth (Booth #66) at the trade show on Wednesday, September 13th from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm.  Stop by to discuss how our experienced staff can assist you and your agency … [Read more...]

Goldleaf Surety to Attend PIA Education Day & Trade Show

Goldleaf Surety's New Business Intake Manager Lori Olson will be attending the Minnesota PIA Education Day & Trade Show.  This year's event will be held Thursday, September 7th at the Double Tree Hilton in Bloomington. We would like to invite you to visit us at our booth.  Stop by to discuss how our experienced staff can assist you and your agency with all of your bonding needs from performance bonds to almost every other type of surety and fidelity bond that may be required.  And to … [Read more...]

Goldleaf Surety Can Assist You With Your To Do List

It's hard to believe that we are already over half way through 2017.  Just this last weekend my husband and I were trying to figure out where the year has gone, and how it is we still have so many things on our 2017 To Do List that we have not even started. If one of the things on your To Do List is finding the right surety partner for your agency, let Goldleaf Surety cross that item off for you.  Whether you’re looking for a license and permit bond, commercial bond, bid or performance bond, … [Read more...]