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Posted November 6, 2020 |

Ocala’s Austin Little honored by Statewide Insurance Professional Association

Ocala insurance and financial advisor Austin Little has been selected by NAIFA-Florida as one of this year’s Top 4 Advisors Under 40 in Florida.

The Top 4 Advisors Under 40 award each year recognizes excellence and achievement in the insurance and financial services field by measuring business production, longevity in the business, professional association involvement and community involvement — for professionals 40 years of age and younger. The award is based on an advisor’s achievements in the industry, NAIFA membership and involvement, community involvement, and volunteer efforts in other organizations.

Little is a life and property-casualty agent with Farm Bureau Insurance of Marion County. He was recently recognized statewide as the 18th most successful Farm Bureau agent.

NAIFA-Florida is the statewide professional association for those in insurance and financial advising, since 1932.

“We are delighted and honored to have Austin as one of our four winners this year – and to recognize him for his professional achievement and success,” said NAIFA-Florida President Joe Chalom, of Coral Springs, FL.

The formal presentation of the award will take place at NAIFA-Florida’s Annual Awards Ceremony, to be held virtually on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 4:30 p.m.

Historic Ocala Preservation Society welcomes two new board members

The Historic Ocala Preservation Society (HOPS) recently welcomed their newest board members, Stephanie Howard and Giorgio Berry.

Howard said she joined the organization because she feels it is important to form a connection to the neighborhood in which you live. Berry stated that he has an interest in old houses and values the preservation of history.

Both members reside in Ocala’s historic districts and look forward to their involvement in the community.

HOPS is a a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to the heritage education of the community and the preservation of historic structures and sites.