Because preparing for your financial future can be complicated, and your set of circumstances unique, it's important that you have the help of highly trained and experienced professionals.

Through our local and Network offices, you have access to our financial representatives, advisors and specialists who can address your financial goals and objectives in areas like personal planning analysis, retirement solutions, estate planning analysis, asset allocation, and business planning analysis.

At the St. Cloud office of Northwestern Mutual,  we utilize a personalized approach that leads to customized recommendations that will help you make decisions that are right for you and those who depend on you.

We are dedicated to providing expert guidance and innovative solutions to help you identify and meet your financial goals at each different stage in your life. Years of helping customers prepare for their futures and reach their financial goals gives us the experience to analyze your needs and examine the alternatives available to you.

With access to our network representatives in our local and Network offices and an array of financial products and services, you will receive innovative solutions to meet your needs and objectives.

Joshua Longnecker is the Managing Director of the St. Cloud office of Northwestern Mutual

Northwestern Mutual Donates $40,000 to Childhood Cancer

AUGUST 2017 – Northwestern Mutual-Saint Cloud donated $40,000 at their 4th annual “Chip for Charity” golf tournament in support of the Nicholas P. Koenig H.E.R.O. Foundation and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. The tournament was held June 5, 2017 at the Wapicada Golf Club in Sauk Rapids, Minnestoa. Visit our Community Involvement page to learn more.


Star Tribune Names Northwestern Mutual a 2017 Top 150 Workplace 

JUNE 2017 - For the second year in a row Northwestern Mutual - Minneapolis has been named one of the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune! Read more about our career opporutnities and what makes our team special on the Careers page


Star Tribune Names Northwestern Mutual - Minneapolis a 2016 Top 150 Workplace

JUNE 2016 - Northwestern Mutual -  Minneapolis has been named one of the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune in 2016! Read more about our career opportunities and what makes our team special on our Careers page.




Northwestern Mutual Raises $20,000 to Benefit Make-A-Wish® Minnesota and American Cancer Society

ST. CLOUD – September 14, 2015 – Northwestern Mutual raised $20,000 at its second annual golf tournament to support programs at Make-A-Wish Minnesota and American Cancer Society. The tournament was held on Monday, July 27, 2015 at the Wapicada Golf Course.

The golf tournament attracted more than 100 St. Cloud community members, who are committed to improving the lives of local, central Minnesotan children facing life-threatening medical conditions. Of the $20,000 raised, $13,000 will be donated to Make-A-Wish Minnesota and $7,000 will be donated to the American Cancer Society to be used for pediatric cancer research.

“We are proud of the tournament’s success in its second year, and look forward to growing its impact in the years to come,” said Josh Longnecker, Managing Director of Northwestern Mutual. “We are grateful for the continued support of our sponsors and golf tournament participants, and are glad to support such a worthy cause.”

The golf tournament marks a successful milestone in raising awareness and funds in support of families fighting childhood cancer in the local community. To date, the St. Cloud office has raised $39,000 to help eradicate this disease.

Nationally, cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children younger than 15 in the U.S., and Northwestern Mutual is committed to accelerating the search for cures to childhood cancers and to providing support to families battling the disease.

See "Community Involvment" page for more information


The St. Cloud office of Northwestern Mutual-The Columns Resource Group donates $3,500 to local hospital

JUNE, 2014 - The St. Cloud office of Northwestern Mutual generously donated $3,500 in Starlight Wish List items to the St. Cloud Hospital Pediatrics.  As people trickled in to check out the new toys and gadgets donated, they declared, “It’s like Christmas in here!” From writing easels and guitars to video games and building blocks, this contribution of gifts will provide a more comfortable home-like environment to kids who are coping with serious medical conditions.  Starlight Children’s Foundation™ is a leading global health and education charity working to embrace, empower and enrich the lives of children from illness to wellness.

Josh Longnecker featured in Business Central

Managing Director at Northwestern Mutual—The Columns Resource Group, Josh Longnecker, was featured in the September & October 2013 edition of Business Central. Josh highlights the importance of succession planning and the value of protecting the business that you have built.  If you would like to read this article, please click here.  Check out another edition he was featured in, “Is Your Business Keeping You Up At Night?

Northwestern Mutual-The Columns Resource Group receives Childhood Cancer Impact Award for local fundraising efforts

JANUARY, 2014 - Northwestern Mutual-The Columns Resource Group was recently awarded the Childhood Cancer Impact Award and a $50,000 donation that will be given to Childhood Cancer on their behalf.  This award recognized Northwestern Mutual-The Columns Resource Group's outstanding dedication to the company’s Childhood Cancer Program and highlighted the volunteers and fundraising activities they completed last September.  For more information on this award, visit our Community Involvement page, here.

Northwestern Mutual's Top Intern 2013

Northwestern Mutual—The Columns Resource Group is proud to have the #1 intern in the nation on their team!  Click here to learn more about Jared Krog and his accomplishments!

Northwestern Mutual Donates $25,000 During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Starlight Fun Centers and Tablets Bring Entertainment to Children Battling Cancer

In honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September, Northwestern Mutual donated nearly $30,000 to hospitals across Minneapolis in the form of four Starlight Children’s Foundation Fun Centers and three Starlight Tablets.  For more information on this exciting event, visit our Community Involvement page, here.


Joshua Alan Longnecker


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