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Community Insurance Agency Merges with Mid-State Insurance May 1, 2015

Community Insurance Agency has merged with Mid-State Insurance effective May 1, 2015. Mid-State has one office located in Thorp, Wisconsin; and Community Insurance Agency has two offices in Stanley and Withee, Wisconsin.   The newly combined agency has been renamed Forward Insurance as of the date of the merger. Customers of each agency have been […]

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Promotions Announced by Forward Financial Bank April 25, 2015

 The Board of Forward Financial Bank has announced the following promotions: John Kaprelian, Assistant Vice President Philip Venzke, Vice President/CIO Christina Levit, Assistant Vice President/Controller Jennifer Sobotta, Vice President Carissa Miller, Assistant Vice President

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Free Money? There’s No Such Thing April 9, 2015

Free money sounds great. But if someone calls out of the blue telling you that you have been awarded thousands of dollars in a “free government grant,” don’t believe it – especially when the caller asks for your banking information. A grant phone scam may currently be targeting the 608 area code, and the Wisconsin […]

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Spring Break: A Time for Warm Sun and Cold-Hearted Scams March 16, 2015

College students and families statewide are finalizing their spring break plans and looking forward to some time away. But all that travel opens up opportunities for scammers to target elderly relatives back home with family emergency phone scams – more commonly known as the “grandparent scam.” To help protect family members in your absence, the […]

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Scam Uses Fake State of Wisconsin Investment Board Checks March 6, 2015

Over the past week, scammers have attempted to rip off Craigslist sellers using fake State of Wisconsin Investment Board checks. Crooks are “paying” for small items on Craigslist with fake checks in large amounts ($1,900, for example). The checks list the State of Wisconsin Investment Board’s name and address. The seller is asked to cash […]

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