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National Payroll Week – 2020

National Payroll Week – September 7-11, 2020

National Payroll Week (NPW) coincides with the week of Labor Day, and highlights the achievements and symbiotic partnerships between America’s employees, payroll professionals, and various government programs and agencies.  The American Payroll Association (APA), its local chapters and others in the payroll industry use this week to spread awareness of the payroll withholding system and educate others on how paychecks are calculated.  The APA works with legislative and executive branches of the government to help payroll professionals understand their employers’ legal obligations and advocate for more effective laws, regulations, policies and guidance.  Members of West Bend’s payroll team are also members of the APA’s local chapter based out of Milwaukee, and encourage you to Learn more about National Payroll Week!

Share your thoughts on important payroll topics when you complete the ‘Getting Paid in America’ survey.  You’ll be automatically entered for a chance to win a free paycheck and your dream vacation from the American Payroll Association!

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National Payroll Week

Celebrate National Payroll Week!

National Payroll Week (NPW) coincides with the week of Labor Day and celebrates America’s employees and the payroll professionals who pay them. Together, through payroll withholding, we contribute, collect, report, and deposit 70% of the U.S. Treasury’s annual revenue, about $2.4 trillion per year. The American Payroll Association (APA), its local chapters, and others in the payroll industry use the week as a platform to spread awareness of the payroll withholding system, to host community services projects, and to educate others on how paychecks are calculated and how to get the most out of their pay.  Learn More!  

The annual “Getting Paid in America” survey enables the APA to gauge changing trends and attitudes towards payroll and time and attendance topics. Participants are automatically entered to win a free paycheck and a dream vacation!!!




Some of our associates are onsite in MN! Responder is a 35-foot commercial vehicle custom-designed as a mobile office that travels to areas throughout the Midwest where West Bend policyholders have been hit by such severe weather as heavy hail, windstorms, or tornadoes.

We're inspecting hail damaged vehicles for our policyholders in Minnesota affected by the recent storms. 



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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July Anniversaries

Congratulations to all of our associates celebrating milestone anniversaries in July. Here's to many more years together! 



June Anniversaries

Congratulations to associates celebrating anniversaries in June, especially those celebrating milestone anniversaries. Your hard work and dedication are greatly appreciated! 



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. 



Welcome Summer Associates!

We’re so lucky to have both new and returning summer associates back on campus! Best of luck to all of you! 😎


2019 Steiner Stomp

The annual Steiner Stomp encourages our associates to get up and get moving for wellness month. It was a perfect day for a walk!


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Kicking off Our 125 Anniversary


Yesterday we began our 125 celebrations with cupcakes and a visit from West Bend High School's talented drum line. We will continue to celebrate and share moments of our history.