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New Health and Wellness Clinic update

Construction of the new health and wellness center is well underway!

West Bend’s new health and wellness center, operated by QuadMed, is moving along as scheduled. The clinic will provide a full spectrum of medical care, including annual physicals and immunizations, preventive screenings, and lab work. The grand opening is expected during the fourth quarter of 2014.

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Kevin Steiner awarded Don Contardi Commitment Award

Kevin Steiner honored by MACC Fund

West Bend’s Kevin Steiner was awarded the MACC Fund’s Don Contardi Commitment Award by Jon McGlocklin, president and co-founder of the MACC Fund, at the August 18 MACC Fund Event at the Prairie Center. The award was presented as part of the company’s fifth biennial Silver Lining MACC Fund Event.

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Don Contardi was an early member of the MACC Fund’s board of directors whose tenure dated back to 1978. A commercial real estate executive, he was dedicated to helping children and was deeply touched by those battling cancer. Sadly, he was later diagnosed with cancer and died in 1984. The MACC Fund established the award – the only award the MACC Fund gives each year – in 1985. It’s given to an individual or company personifying Don’s commitment to fighting childhood cancer.

In presenting the award, Jon McGlocklin noted, “Kevin Steiner, like Don Contardi, is a valued member of the MACC Fund’s board of directors. Like Don, he has a passion for helping the children, and his career and commitment clearly show that. He personifies the goodness and kindness of this award’s great namesake.”

You can read more at The Business Journal here.

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The Silver Lining MACC Fund Event

West Bend raises $458,000 for MACC Fund!

On August 18, West Bend Mutual Insurance Company, along with independent insurance agents who represent our company and key business partners, came together to support the MACC Fund, Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer. At the end of the day, West Bend President and CEO Kevin Steiner proudly presented a check to the MACC Fund!

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(From left): Andy North, Robin Yount, Kevin Steiner, and Jon McGlocklin with the check, showing the preliminary amount raised, from The Silver Lining MACC Fund Event at West Bend.

 

This is the fourth year West Bend has hosted the event. In 2012, participants raised $292,000; in 2010, $154,000; in 2008, $76,000; and in 2006, nearly $60,000.

Accepting the donation were Jon McGlocklin, co-founder and president of the MACC Fund and former Milwaukee Buck; Robin Yount, strong supporter of the MACC Fund and former Milwaukee Brewer; and Andy North, member of the MACC Fund Fund’s Honorary Athletic Board and former professional golfer.

“I’m very proud of the entire West Bend team who created a perfect day for our event,” Kevin Steiner said. “Our independent agency partners and business partners stepped up and generously supported the MACC Fund. The impact of their contributions is substantial and certainly gives hope to children fighting childhood cancer and blood disorders.”

The MACC Fund is a charitable organization founded in 1976 by McGlocklin and former Buck’s announcer Eddie Doucette to support pediatric cancer and related blood disorder research in Wisconsin. Since its inception, the MACC Fund has contributed more than $50 million to this cause. Cancer is the leading disease-related cause of death in children after the newborn period.

With continued support, we can only hope that Jon’s wish that someday there will be no need for the MACC Fund will come true.

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120th anniversary celebration

120th Anniversary Celebration a Hit!

In celebration of West Bend Mutual Insurance Company's 120th anniversary, many associates and their families enjoyed a day of fun at West Bend's corporate headquarters on Saturday, August 2, 2014. Activities included a penny scramble for the kids, a free-throw contest, soccer obstacle course and goal kick, speed pitch activity, golf simulator, races by the Brewers own racing sausages, performances by West Bend area tumbling troupes, a dunk tank where associates donated $5 to the MACC Fund for three chances to dunk various West Bend executives, a Road America Pit Stop challenge, a performance by Wisconsin's own UW-Badger Band, autographs and "play catch" with Packers great Dorsey Levens, meet & greet with former Badger Ron Dane, and a meet & greet with former Brewer Jim Gantner. Attendees enjoyed a meal catered by Saz's, a corn roast from Schueller's, sweet treats from Kelley's Country Creamery, and Craines Kettle Corn. The day heated up with 80's band The Breakfast Club, and the evening wrapped up with a special concert by Phil Vassar!

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Health and Wellness Center progress

Progress continues on Health and Wellness Center

Progress continues on West Bend's Health and Wellness Center. This week, mechanicals were installed in the walls and drywall will soon begin. The parking lot is also underway.

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Onsite Health and Wellness Center

Onsite Health and Wellness Center coming to West Bend!

West Bend is excited to announce the launch of an onsite health and wellness center, exclusively for associates and family members. The grand opening will take place in the fourth quarter of 2014.

West Bend is undertaking this progressive health initiative first and foremost as a benefit for associates, to improve health, provide a focal point for wellness initiatives, and provide convenient and high-quality care at a lower cost.

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What will the new health and wellness center bring to associates?
· Full spectrum of medical care, including annual physicals and immunizations, preventive screenings and lab work
· Personalized care with a focus on prevention and health maintenance
· Full patient confidentiality and privacy
 
The health and wellness center will be operated by a separate company, QuadMed. QuadMed is a nationwide leader in employer-sponsored, onsite health care with over 20 years of experience in providing superior care for employees at their workplace. They operate health centers at several other Milwaukee area businesses including Northwestern Mutual, Briggs and Stratton and MillerCoors.

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Reserved parking makes associate happy!

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Associate Joyce Seib comments about enjoying her reserved parking spot on a cold Wisconsin day. Seib won the parking spot in a raffle drawing for associates who donated to the United Way.

"So excited to arrive at work on a very cold winter morning and be able to park soooooo close to the door.  I was sure, with my  luck, the weather as of February 1, 2014 would have improved to at least 30+ degrees!

Sorry my fellow co-workers but I am going to enjoy at least one week of this and then I will be happy to see it warm up!"

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GiGi's cupcakes make Top Workplaces 2013 Award even sweeter

YUM! A variety of cupcakes were enjoyed by associates as a celebratory treat for making West Bend a Top Workplace in 2013!

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Pathfinders create more than just great relationships

Pathfinder team-building meets Art Month at West Bend

The Pathfinder Program welcomes new associates to West Bend by matching them with an established associate to learn more about West Bend’s environment and culture. As a team-building exercise, Stacie, from Uptown Art of Sussex, instructed the group in creating a beautiful painting on canvas. Some of the pieces were on display in the Terrace after the event. The inspiration for the painting is the sculpture of the tree with one acorn near the main entrance; the detail of the clouds represents The Silver Lining®.


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West Bend associates Get Happy!

In celebration of meeting the final milestone of phase one of the company's policy administration system project, several departments participated in the creation of a special "Happy" video!

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