Business briefs for May 13

Skogrand achieves recognition

Corey J. Skogrand, a financial adviser with Ameriprise Financial, has qualified for the company’s 2012 Circle of Success annual recognition program.

To earn this achievement, Skogrand established himself as one of the company’s top advisers by consistently demonstrating exceptional commitment to financial planning and superior client service. Only a select number of high-performing advisers earn this distinction.

Skogrand’s office is located at 122 N. Third St., Marshall.

Thrivent Financial moves up seven spots to 325 on FORTUNE 500 list

For the 19th consecutive year, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans was again named to FORTUNE magazine’s FORTUNE 500 list. The organization now occupies the 325 spot on the annual ranking. The organization climbed seven spots from last year’s position of 332, based on annual revenues, to become the 325th largest company in the United States. The ranking was based on Thrivent Financial’s 2012 revenue of $8 billion. In addition, FORTUNE magazine listed Thrivent Financial as the sixth largest mutual life/health insurance organization in the United States and the 17th largest company headquartered in Minnesota.

Thrivent Financial is represented in the Lincoln/Lyon County area by the Ridgestone Team, which includes Gregory Nolting and Joshua Johnson at 430 W. Main, Marshall.