The Best Places to Work in Insurance list was recently released and West Bend placed third in the large employer category for the second year in a row!
Best Companies Group conducts a simple yet thorough company assessment to determine what companies make the list. The assessment is a two-part process to gather detailed data about each participating company. In part one, the employer completes a questionnaire and in part two, employees of the company complete an employee survey.
The information collected from the company questionnaire and the employee survey are combined to produce a detailed set of data enabling the analysts to determine the strengths and opportunities of the participating companies. The workplaces are ranked based on this data.
Saturday, November 25 is Small Business Saturday®. American Express officially launched Small Business Saturday in 2010, offering their customers a $25 statement credit for shopping at small businesses. The goal of this promotion was to help small businesses impacted by the recession. The day has evolved into a national opportunity to celebrate and support locally-owned small businesses and all they do for their communities. Click here to learn more about the history and evolution of Small Business Saturday.
Congress has recognized the importance of increasing awareness of the value of these businesses and since 2011, has designated the Saturday after Thanksgiving as Small Business Saturday.
House Resolution 603 highlights many of the contributions to our economy of the more than 29,600,000 small businesses in the United States. Small businesses:
West Bend is proud to insure many small retail shops that are important contributors to their communities.
If you own or manage a retail operation, talk to a West Bend independent insurance agent to see what we can do to provide your business with the comprehensive coverages your business needs.
With an appropriately themed “Everyone can be a Superhero!” campaign, West Bend associates flew into action, generously raising more than $220,000 for United Way of Washington County and neighboring communities. This total impressively surpassed our $200,000 goal and set a company record for donations.
Associates contributed through a variety of ways, including pledges, silent auction, and a golfing challenge.
During their annual campaign, United Way of Washington County unites local businesses, non-profit agencies, and individuals to raise funds that are then invested in programs that empower local individuals and families to improve their lives through education, income stability, and health. West Bend is proud of our associates for supporting United Way and making a difference in the communities where they work and live.
To learn more about United Way of Washington County, watch this video featuring West Bend’s President and CEO and 2017 Campaign Chair, Kevin Steiner.