Little did I know what would come of selling Life and Health Insurance back in 1985. I like to say that I was “fresh off the farm” and eager to make a career out of helping people – especially my neighbors – my own community. I remember, in those early years, spending nights and weekends on the road …meeting with clients in their homes. I also wanted to spend time with my family. So many times, I would take my wife and two kids with me on those client visits. I am not sure the kids appreciated having to sit still through all those client meetings very much, but I loved it when they were there.
After several years, my wife, Edna, and I decided to become entrepreneurs. McKnight Insurance Group, Inc. was founded in 1990. After many periods of trial and error, with a few more successes than failures, we expanded and grew into a thriving company.
We’ve seen a lot of changes in the financial services and insurance industries over the years – and we’ve adapted along the way. But, after the recession of 2008 and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the industry landscape has changed so severely that we simply could not continue operating under that same status quo.
Beginning in 2011 with my participating in a leadership training program called Leadership in Life Institute (LILI), I began seeking out business mentors to help me become a more effective leader. This pursuit of business wisdom, combined with the paradigm shifts in our core areas of business, lead us into a transformation. This transformation is from the foundation up and so in our 25th year of doing business we recognized that our current corporate name was no longer reflective of who we are as a company. Thus we’re excited to announce the launch of McKnight Advisory Group Inc. 2015 is a defining moment for us as a company. A point at which we have established our core values and realigned our team, with the goal of having each employee spend the overwhelming majority of their work day in their “Sweet Spot”. This “Sweet Spot” is where an Associate’s skill set, passion, and job are in balance.
We are ready to move into the future with confidence. People think about their investments, their retirement, their businesses, and their families all with fears and hopes. Our passion is to deliver security, manage risk, and bring balance to our clients.
Welcome to McKnight Advisory Group.
~Edwin A. McKnight, LUTCF, ChFC©, Investment Advisor Representative
Founder, McKnight Advisory Group, Inc.