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Kindness is contagious, pass it on!

It’s hard to control it, that smile that creeps across your face when someone unexpectedly does something nice for you. Even the smallest gesture can have a large impact. The effects of kindness are profound and far-reaching. Studies have shown that kindness has scientific benefits, not only for the recipients, but also for those who commit and witness kind acts.

Random Acts of Kindness Day is Sunday, February 17. This is an excellent opportunity to spread a little joy to others. Think about what you can do for those in your family, workplace, school, and community. You don’t need to limit kindness to loved ones and acquaintances, there are many things you can do for strangers too. If you’re having trouble coming up with ideas, check out these suggestions.

For other kindness resources, including uplifting quotes, moving videos, kindness calendars, school curriculum, blog posts, and more, check out randomactsofkindness.org.

While Random Acts of Kindness Day is a perfect opportunity to celebrate kindness, don’t forget, every day is a great day to make others smile!


West Bend can insure your computer repair and service business

If you own or operate a computer repair and service business, your focus is on providing your customers with an easy and worry-free experience. You understand the benefits, as well as the risks, of living in a technology-driven society. While you’re helping your customers with their computer needs, it’s also important to make sure your business is properly insured. West Bend could have just the right insurance program for you!

Our SMARTbusiness® program provides the best coverages for these types of businesses:

  • Computer installation, configuration, service, or repair;
  • Computer software stores, including configuration, installation, service, or repair; and
  • Computer peripheral and equipment distributors, including manufacturer’s representatives.

If your computer repair operation has been in business at least three years, or you have equivalent experience in this type of business, talk to your independent insurance agent. West Bend’s SMARTbusiness program could be the right insurance plan for you!


Spirit of the Silver Lining® award

West Bend recently presented the Spirit of the Silver Lining Award to 13 inspiring West Bend agents and the worthy nonprofit organizations they support. The Spirit of the Silver Lining Award embodies the dedication of nonprofit organizations and the generosity of the independent agents who share their time, talent, and resources to help them deliver a silver lining to those in need. Each nonprofit organization also received a $10,000 grant from West Bend's Independent Agents’ Fund.

Since we established the Independent Agents’ Fund in 2006, West Bend has awarded grants to nonprofit organizations representing a broad field of interests, including, but not limited to: arts and culture; education; the environment; family, youth, and elderly; health and human services; medical research; and community development. Grants are made to organizations within West Bend’s core geographic operating territory that includes Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, and Minnesota.

Read more about this year’s recipients.

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