Business briefs for May 20

Bock earns CASL designation

Todd Bock, wealth management adviser, Northwestern Mutual, has earned the Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL) professional designation from The American College, Bryn Mawr, Pa.

Candidates for the CASL designation must complete a minimum of five courses and 10 hours of supervised examinations. They must also fulfill stringent experience and ethics requirements.

Once the program is completed, a Chartered Advisor for Senior Living can provide expert advice on a broad range of financial topics including health insurance, long-term care financing, pension planning, trusts, Medicare and Medicaid supplemental planning, financial and estate planning and more.

Bock, CLU, ChFC, CASL, specializes in retirement income planning.

Archbold named to President’s Circle for 2012

Molly Archbold of Prudential Elite Realty has been named to the prestigious President’s Circle for 2012 by Prudential Real Estate. The award recognizes the network’s top 3 percent of residential sales professionals who in 2012 exemplified great sales measures in closed residential GCI, commercial GCI or closed residential units.

Archbold was recognized during the Prudential Real Estate’s Sales Convention March 10-12 in Las Vegas, Nev. The annual business event was attended by real estate professionals from the United States, Mexico and Canada.

Archbold entered the real estate field in 2005 and joined Prudential Elite Realty in April 2005. Prior to winning the award, she has also won Quarterly Awards, the Leading Edge Society Award and the Honor Society Award.

BH Electronics receives Governor’s Safety Award

The Minnesota Safety Council has awarded a Governor’s Safety Award to BH Electronics, Inc. for superior performance in workplace safety and health.

BH Electronics, Inc. is one of 227 employers who was recognized at the Governor’s Safety Awards luncheon at the Minneapolis Convention Center on May 16.

“An effective safety program reduces injuries and costs, maximizes productivity and builds morale,” said Carol Bufton, president of the Minnesota Safety Council. “Employers like BH Electronics, Inc. understand that protecting employees is not only the right thing to do – it’s also good business.”

Deb Boulton, safety director, said, “We, as a company, along with all of our employees, are committed to providing a safe work environment by building a positive safety culture and making safety excellence a company value.”

Since 1934, the annual Governor’s Safety Awards program has honored Minnesota employers with exceptional safety performance. Applicants are judged on several years of injury data as it compares with their industry’s national statistics and on their progress in implementing a comprehensive safety program. Winners are recognized at three levels:

  • Meritorious Achievement (143 winners): Incident rates that are better than the industry average for at least three years.

Outstanding Achievement (52 winners): Continuing improvement and/or a continuing outstanding record incident rates which is 51-90 percent or better than the industry average.

  • Award of Honor (32 winners): Incidence rates at least 91 percent or better than the industry average.

BH Electronics, Inc. received a Meritorious Achievement Award.