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Central Financial Group

Business Spotlight

June 13, 2013
Messenger News

Q:What year did your business start?

A: 1982

Q:What motivated the

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company's founders to start the business?

A: Doug Marlow, Tom Vautier, Randy Studer and Tom Myers specialized in different target areas but decided to work together. Vautier had the bank background and gravitated towards retirement planning. Marlow specialized in financial planning and securities, while Myers understood annuities and life insurance. Studer had the vision to expand. The combination seemed like a good business mix, and it has worked out very well.

Q:How many full- and part-time employees do you have?

A: We have 5 full-time employees in Fort Dodge, and 48 throughout the company.

Q:What is Central Financial Group's niche?

A: Iowans serving Iowans. We are one of Iowa's leading providers of life and annuity products, property and

casualty insurance and securities.

Q:What do you like about being located in downtown Fort Dodge?

A: Our office is located on the second floor of First American Bank, which has been located at the top of Central Avenue for many years. This area is well-known throughout Fort Dodge and surrounding communities.



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