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West Bend can insure your auto services business

Do you own or operate an independent or franchised auto repair shop? Is so, West Bend could have the right insurance program for you.

Mechanical and auto body repair facilities are one of our specialties. We have extensive experience insuring businesses that provide auto parts sales or distribution, diagnostic services, accessory installation, electronics installation, detailing or custom cleaning services, mechanical repair, or body repair or refinish services.

West Bend may be a good fit if your business is well established, operating for at least three years, and financially stable. Additionally, employees should be properly trained, certified, and credentialed technicians (ASE, I-CAR, MECP, MESA, etc.).

To learn more about how a West Bend policy can protect your valuable business, talk to a West Bend independent insurance agent.

 

 

 

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Take our Daughters and Sons to Work® Day

Thursday, April 27 is Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. The national event, celebrated annually on the fourth Thursday in April, encourages youths aged eight to eighteen attend work with a parent, grandparent, relative, or community mentor. Gloria Steinem and Marie C. Wilson, of the Ms. Foundation for Women, first launched the event on April 22, 1993 in New York City, targeting young women only. They were concerned about research results indicating that the loss of self-esteem was one the reasons young women weren’t doing well in school and were making poor life choices. This event was designed to combat those challenges and empower young women.

The following year, the event went national and in 2002, on its tenth anniversary, the focus expanded to include boys. The program, now run by the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation, has continued to grow in participation and innovation.

West Bend has proudly participated in Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day for more than a decade. This year, we’ll welcome more than 70 children, who will take part in fun and educational activities, including a greeting and insurance introduction from a company officer, special activities in a number of departments, time at the parent’s workstation, and a complimentary lunch.

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April is Financial Literacy Month

April is often a time of year when Americans think about money, as they eagerly await their tax returns or delay filing their taxes because they know they need to pay additional taxes. If money is tight, it can be a stressful time for those who fall into the second group. Unfortunately, many Americans struggle with financial issues.

To raise awareness about the importance of financial education and to help Americans learn more about establishing and maintaining positive financial habits, the Senate passed, by unanimous consent, Resolution 316 in March 2004, designating April as Financial Literacy Month. Each year since, the Senate has voted to continue this designation.

Financial organizations and nonprofit organizations dedicated to financial education host events every April to educate consumers about financial concepts and managing money.

If you need help getting better control of your financial situation or want to know more about starting your children down a path to financial literacy and success, there are many free, online resources available to you. Check out these links to learn more.

National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) consumer resources

National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) tools and education

Money Management International (MMI) tools for success

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