North Risk Partners Helps Rebuild Madelia


A check from North Risk Partners is delivered to Madelia Strong for the rebuilding efforts in Madelia. Tom Osborne representing Madelia Strong (left) and Madelia Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Karla Angus (right) accept the check from North Risk Partners – C.O. Brown Division advisor Deb Cerny (center) who lives in Madelia.

St. Paul, Minn. (July 8, 2016) – North Risk Partners recently donated over $5,000 to Madelia Strong, a nonprofit created to help the businesses of Madelia, Minn. rebuild after a fire in February destroyed one-third of the city’s downtown area.

The Madelia campaign was North Risk’s first-ever companywide fundraiser with donations submitted from all 13 of the company’s offices across the state – from Roseau near the border of Canada down to Rochester and Mankato. The donation is a combination of funds raised by North Risk’s employees and a pledge made by the company to match those funds.

To help explain the tragedy, the campaign featured video commentary from North Risk Partners – C.O. Brown Division insurance advisor Deb Cerny, a longtime Madelia community member who represented several individuals affected by the fire.

“This [fundraiser] is such a strong extension of what we do on a day-to-day basis,” says Cerny. “As risk advisors, we protect people, help them through difficult times, and look out for their well-being.”

In total, eight buildings in downtown Madelia were directly affected by the fire, including seven total losses. Those represented by Cerny include a Madelia building owner with five affected properties and one business owner.

North Risk Partners is a top Minnesota independent agency committed to helping individuals and businesses mitigate risk through insurance and a wide range of value-added services. The agency’s locations include Albany, Baudette, Hastings, Lake City, Mankato, Melrose, Monticello, Red Wing, Rochester, Roseau, St. Cloud, St. Paul, and Thief River Falls.

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