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Lending a Helping Paw

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It's been a rough season for the Door County Sled Dogs with illnesses and not a lot of snow!  Our Celebrating Cultures Committee held a supply drive to help them out.  The associates at West Bend never cease to amaze.  Loads of doggy items and other crucial supplies, including monetary donations, were brought in.  The dogs stopped by to pick up all of the donations and were so grateful!  

Genealogy Lunch & Learn

A huge thank you to Sam from the Personal Ancestry File Users Group for sharing his in-depth knowledge of researching your family history during our lunch and learn today. He shared some personal stories about his and his wife's 20-year genealogical journey in tracing their families. Incredible!

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A Generous Donation

Brenda.jpgOne of our associates, Brenda, is a recent Key Recognition winner. Our Key Recognition program allows associates to nominate each other for key actions taken, key behaviors demonstrated or key accomplishments. As a winner, Brenda had the option of choosing an extra PTO day, a gift card, preferred parking, and a few other things for herself. The other option West Bend offers is to make a charitable donation of $250 to an organization of the winner's choosing. Brenda chose Hospice in Fond du Lac "because of their passionate care they gave to my mother who was dying of cancer," she said. They stepped up and above what they would have needed to do for our family." Congratulations to both of you!

Packers Fans Forever

Just like every where you go in Wisconsin, you'll find die-hard Packers fans.  West Bend is no exception!  Packers gear is always in full force.  

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Associate Holiday Party

Thanks to West Bend for putting on an amazing holiday party! 

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West Bend Raised Nearly $1.5M for Charity in 2016

CheckGroup1.jpgWe are proud to support various causes and charities in and around West Bend, and have created a culture of giving that extends far beyond the corporation. Thank you to our associates, awesome leaders and community partners that make all of this possible!  Read more here.

Farewell and Good Luck

image1.jpgThree dedicated and long-time associates are retiring.  Pat, product development specialist, is retiring after 45 years, Jim, general cousel, is saying goodbye after 32 years and so is Doug, claims manager, after 26 years of service.  We can't thank you enough for all you've done!  Enjoy your retirement!

Linda's Career at West Bend

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Linda began her career at West Bend in 1976 in the agent’s service department typing policies on an old- fashioned typewriter. After three months, she transferred to commercial lines casualty rating and has been there ever since. In the early years, Linda assisted with the calculation of commercial premiums using paper-rating manuals, desk calculators and sent the information to entry via written code blocks. In 1984, the PMS system introduced computer rating for two lines: WC and Auto simplifying the commercial lines process. Over the years, Linda held various positions moving on from a casualty rate clerk to premium audit supervisor, CL trainer, underwriting assistant, underwriter, sr., CL underwriter, staff underwriter (now known as product management), sr. regional sales manager-Southeastern WI, regional UW supervisor and presently regional underwriting manager. Her tenure with West Bend spans over 40 years of service. During her five years of service in the sales division, Linda was voted “Company Representative of the Year” by the professional insurance agent organization of Wisconsin for her customer service work in the insurance industry. “I have been given incredible career opportunities to personally grow with education and leadership throughout my career here at West Bend. Every day I still learn something new that is useful to the underwriting role. I have met and worked with so many incredible people, both inside and outside of the organization; many who I maintain close friendships with. I truly value the many friends I have made over the years and the associates whose careers I have affected through my leadership. “