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Guardian Fee Covered by West Bend for Honor Flights

Mary_Trudell.jpgOn Saturday, May 21st, the 23rd Badger Honor Flight (BHF) flew with 83 veterans and their accompanying guardians. A new milestone was crossed because BHF flew their 2,000th veteran. Veterans and their guardians were photographed in the terminal before they boarded. At the end of the flight, a homecoming including jazz band, bag pipers and Bucky Badger helped fire up the crowd and cheers rose as two of the volunteers ran through the crowd with a sign announcing 30 minutes to landing. Even louder cheers broke out for each of the veterans as they came down the escalator or were wheeled out of the elevator escorted by service members from the Air National Guard, Army National Guard Marine Corps League and other veterans in uniform.

Murray Trudell and Henry Semph, and their West Bend guardians LoAnn Trudell (daughter-in-law) and Nicole Knickmeyer (granddaughter) were on Saturday's flight. West Bend contributes the $500 guardian fee to accompany a parent or parent-in-law on these flights. Murray was asked what part he liked best - he said he liked it all. He could not believe how well they were treated by everyone involved as well as the public. He was so moved by the letters during "mail call" - the tears were streaming - for both us. A day neither one of us will forget!

SLCE April Winners

slce-3.jpgThe Silver Lining Claim Experience (SLCE) Recogntion Program celebrates those Claims associates who deliver exceptional service to our customers.  The Promise Kept Award is based on feedback from our policyholders, while the Silver Lining Standout Award goes to those getting great feedback from others.  Winners are chosen monthly from all nominations received.

 

Congratulations to these April winners:

Tanya R.  LoAnn T.  Tony K.  Tricia B.  Janet S.  Nicole N.  Angie N.  Kevin H.

April Key Recognition Winners

bigstock-Do-Something-Awesome-Today-110898674.jpgCongratulations to these incredible associates!

Mandy S. - Marketing
Kelli U. - IT - Business Analysis Services
Nick G. - IT - End User Support Services
Tom R. - IT - Open Systems & Storage Services

Wellness Month Kick Off!

Our CEO, Kevin Steiner, led about 200 associates on a two-mile walk through our beautiful prairie and concluded with a plank and jumping jack challenge to kick off wellness month.  More activities to follow!

UPAF Fundraiser & Root Beer Floats

root_beer.jpgIn addition to a fabulous silent auction with amazing tickets to event, wine tastings, and much more, our officers sold root beer floats for $5 with all proceeds benefitting UPAF!

Take Your Child to Work Day

TTYKTWD.jpgWest Bend was filled with the sound of laughter and little voices as we celebrated Take Your Child To Work Day!  The kids learned about what we do, took a tour of the prairie, planted wildflowers and decorated planters, visited with the West Bend Fire Department, had desk time with their parents and enjoyed a delicious lunch!

It's Gardening Time

The associate garden plots are now officially open! Thanks to the West Bend Sustainability Committee, our associates can each have a garden to grow their own organic produce right on our campus.

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Hartford Union HS Visit

We had two excellent groups of students from the Hartford Union High School join us for their career day!  They had several choices of businesses to visit, but 120 chose West Bend!  We were honored.Hartford_HS.jpg

 

The Steiner Stomp

We kicked off wellness month with the Steiner Stomp! Our CEO, Kevin Steiner, lead about 200 associates for a 2 mile walk and then a plank and jumping jack challenge. These challenges and other great wellness activities will be going on the entire month of May!  Watch the video here.

 

West Bend Top Workplace for 2016

thank_you.jpgWe're thrilled to announce that we took 3rd place in the Top Workplace awards in the large company category! This is the 5th year in a row we've ranked in the top 3! In addition, we received two special awards: appreciation and ethics. Our associates feel genuinely appreciated at our company and that we operate by strong values and ethics. Thank you to all the associates  that voted and provided their valuable feedback! We couldn't do any of this without you!