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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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World Day for Safety and Health at Work

In 2003, the International Labour Organization (ILO) launched an international campaign aimed at raising awareness about occupational risks. Since then, World Day for Safety and Health at Work has been observed annually on April 28. This campaign promotes the prevention of occupational accidents and work-related diseases globally, by focusing on the emerging trends in the field of occupational safety and health.

The statistics on work-related deaths, injuries, and illnesses are staggering. According to the United Nations, two million people lose their lives annually through accidents and diseases linked to their work. In addition, there are 270 million occupational accidents and 160 million occupational diseases each year, incurring $2.8 trillion in costs for lost working time and expenses for treatment, compensation, and rehabilitation.

West Bend cares about your business and employees. Our Safety Resources site is loaded with many items to help you protect what matters most. This month we’re focusing on restaurant safety. West Bend Loss Prevention Manager Chuck Henry recently shared this information related to fires with our restaurant customers. If you own or operate a restaurant or commercial kitchen, check out these other great resources.

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