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Nikle wins award for outstanding first year

Sarah Nikle of the financial services firm Edward Jones recently won the firm's coveted Ted Jones Prospecting Award, which recognizes first-year financial advisors who achieve high levels of success. Nikle was one of only 509 of the firm's more than 12,000 brokers to receive the award.

The award is named after Ted Jones, the legendary son of the firm's founder, who recognized the need to sell securities to individual investors and established the firm's one-person branch office concept.

"I'm very proud to receive an award named after Ted Jones," Nikle said. "It is because of him that our West Fargo office exists, and I believe we are serving an important need here for one-on-one investment information. I plan to do my best to continue meeting that need."

Nikle received the award at the Edward Jones regional meeting in Walker, Minn.

Jim Weddle, the firm's managing partner, said the award is a strong indicator of a financial advisor's future success.

"We recruit and hire our financial advisors from among the best, so we expect our brokers to do well," Weddle said. "But to achieve such success in the first year is outstanding, and I commend Sarah for her performance and dedication."