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Holiday Spirit

We are loving all the holiday decorations inside and out!

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Fall Pheasants

We released 25 pheasants, both roosters and hens, on the prairie in a continuation of our efforts to have a resident population. To help with pheasant establishment, we have food plots for them and other wildlife on our property too. Pheasants prefer to run and hide in cover, so our prairie is the perfect home for them.fall-pheasants

 

Associate Life in 1994

What was happening in 1994? We now have 540 associates and some great company events and amenities. Check out this picture from one of our Halloween parties! Halloween 1990s

 

Flashback to the 80's

As we continue to celebrate our 125th anniversary,  we love looking back on old office and associate photos. In 1982, we built a 34,000-square-foot addition to our main street office. This brought the total square footage of the home office (at the time) to 64,000 with room for 360 associates. It also brought enormous computers, awesome hairstyles, and rad clothes. 

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Summer Associate Social

Last week some of our HR associates hosted a Minute to Win It Tournament and social for our summer associates. It was a beautiful day and everyone had a great time! 

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Oh Deer!

Do you see the 🦌? Check out this magical photo our associate Bonny took on campus!

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Our Second Home

"The paneled door on the attractive new red brick building on the corner of Sixth Avenue and Poplar Street, new headquarters for the West Bend Mutual Fire Insurance Company's home office, will swing wide at three o'clock tomorrow afternoon," reported the West Bend Daily News in November of 1940.

Our second home featured walnut and leather furniture, paneled walls, and soft blue-green walls and carpeting. Pictures of our founding fathers, Samuel S. Barney, Patrick O'Meara, and Charles Leins were proudly displayed in the lobby. This 5,000 square foot building still stands in West Bend today.

As we celebrate our 125th anniversary, we love sharing old photos and stories of our history.  Here's to the next 125 years! 

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Associate Gardens

The associate gardens are well on their way to producing lots of homegrown goodness. This sure is one of the hidden gems as far as associates perks go! 

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Beautiful Scenery

When it's gorgeous outside and our associates need a break, a walk around our pond is the perfect thing to do.

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Our First Home

We love sharing pieces of our history as we celebrate our 125th anniversary. Pictured is our first home office, located at 519 Hickory Street in West Bend, it still stands today! 

Even though our first home office was occupied by November of 1908, there weren’t any full-time associates yet. Our first full-time associate was a local music teacher and orchestra leader and hired as a bookkeeper in 1918. 

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