Goldleaf Surety’s Year in Review

As we begin a new year and a new chapter in 2019, Goldleaf Surety would like to take a moment to reflect on the past year.  2018 was certainly an interesting year in the world of surety and another great year for Goldleaf Surety and our staff. On April 1st, Goldleaf Surety celebrated 20 years as a company.  So the month of April brought a flurry of activity in celebration of our anniversary and our relationships with our agents, contractors and surety partners.   On April 13th, we were … [Read more...]

Meet Goldleaf Surety’s Bond Production Manager

Like most organizations, Goldleaf Surety has many hard working, valuable employees who work mainly “behind the scenes.”  So, we would like to take this opportunity to introduce our Bond Production Manager Becky Risa.  Becky is celebrating 17 years with Goldleaf Surety this month! Without Becky, the bonds underwritten and approved here at Goldleaf Surety would never get out the door.  She is the person here that is responsible for our bond production which includes preparation of the bond as … [Read more...]

Goldleaf Surety and The National Day of Listening

While celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday with family, I came across an article about the National Day of Listening.  National Day of Listening is an unofficial holiday celebrated on the Friday after Thanksgiving Day.  It was launched in 2008 by StoryCorps, a non-profit organization, whose mission is to encourage Americans of all beliefs and backgrounds to record, preserve, and share the stories of their lives.  … [Read more...]

Third Party Administrator Bond

Third party administrators (TPA) handle various administrative responsibilities for entities such as insurance companies where they may handle the claims process.   Or for a company’s employee benefits plan handling claims such as those to retirement plans. Third party administrators can be either an individual or a business and operate on a fee-for-services basis. Many states require the companies or individuals who administer these services for another entity to post a Third Party … [Read more...]

Goldleaf Surety to Attend PIA Minnesota Education Day

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 6th at the Mystic Lake Center. 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 enter to win one of … [Read more...]

Goldleaf Surety to Attend Wisconsin PIA Trade Show

Goldleaf Surety's New Business Intake Manager Lori Olson and  Regional Sales Manager Kevin Kohlbeck will be attending  the Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin 69th Annual Convention  and Trade Show.  This year's convention is being held at the La Crosse Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin August 1-3 . We would like to invite you to visit our booth (Booth #63) at the Trade Show on Thursday, August 2nd from 12:30 to 3:00 pm.  Stop by to discuss how our experienced staff can assist you and … [Read more...]

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 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...]