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PUBLISHED ARTICLES

Foodservice News, September 2020
What Steps are Necessary Before Hitting the Gastronomic Road in a Food Truck? by Dennis Saldana, Society Insurance Director of Underwriting. Learn what it takes to start a food truck business.

Fond Du Lac Area Foundation, August 2020
Fond Du Lac Area Foundation Report to the Community. Society Insurance's commitment to corporate giving is featured with the donation to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin.

Bar Business Magazine, August 2020
How to Hire Seasonal, Temporary Workers by Becca Freiberg, Society Insurance Human Resources Generalist. 4 tips to help bar and restaurants hire effective and qualified temporary workers. 

Colorado Restaurant Association, June 2020
How Restaurants Can Protect Themselves Against The Costly Hail Season by Jarrett Wagner, Society Insurance Risk Control Representative. Learn how to protect your restaurant from hail season.

ColoradoBiz, June 2020
How Restaurants Can Protect Themselves Against The Costly Hail Season by Jarrett Wagner, Society Insurance Risk Control Representative. Learn how to protect your restaurant from hail season.

Foodservice News, May 2020
7 Tips for Starting Delivery by Shelby Blundell, Society Insurance Risk Control Representative. 7 tips to starting a delivery service.

Bar Business Magazine, April 2020
How to Start a Delivery Program - Safely by Jay Van Deurzen, Society Insurance Risk Control RepresentativeTips to help start a safe delivery program for both the owners and the drivers.

Bar Business Magazine, January 2020
How to: Crime Prevention Checklist by Brian Anderson, Society Insurance Risk Control RepresentativeA top-shelf crime prevention checklist to help protect your bar.

Iowa Restaurant Association, November 2019
Iowa Restaurant Association Names Brad Korkow of Society Insurance in Fond Du Lac 2019 Purveyor Employee of the Year. On Monday, November 18th, Senior Regional Sales Manager at Society Insurance, Brad Korkow, was honored at the Iowa Events Center as the Iowa Restaurant Association's Purveyor Employee of the Year Award.

PMQ Pizza Magazine, September 2019
How to Prevent a Pizzeria Robbery and Protect Your Pizza Delivery Drivers by Brian Anderson, Society Insurance Risk Control Representative. According to a restaurant security expert, these specific safety measures can deter robberies and break-ins at your pizza store. 

Tavern League of Wisconsin, September 2019
Liquor Liability Insurance in Wisconsin? by Brad Korkow, Society Insurance Regional Sales Manager. Laws regarding the selling and consumption of alcohol are not established by the federal government. 

Food Service News, September 2019
Ask the Expert: What Should I Do To Protect My Customers' Data? by Kevin Miller, Society Insurance State Expansion Manager. Improving data security should be at the top of restaurant owners' to-do lists. 

Food Industry News, September 2019
Using Contracts to Protect Your Business: Certificates of Insurance, Hold Harmless and Indemnification Agreements. As a business owner, you know the importance of relationships with outside contractors and experts who help your business run smoothly. 

Wisconsin Restaurateur, August 2019
Managing MisfortuneWhat you do before and after a disaster strikes can make all the difference. 

Bartender Magazine, July 2019
Data Breaches: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Bar and Your Customers by Brad Korkow, Society Insurance Regional Sales Manager. When it comes to data breaches, it would seem like the bigger the business, the bigger the bullseye for a potential threat. 

Catering Magazine, Summer 2019
A Recipe for Disaster by Brad Korkow, Society Insurance Regional Sales Manager. Five mistakes caterers make that put data at risk and how to avoid them. In today's digital world, it's impossible to avoid handling elecronic data while running your catering business. 

INsurance, Summer 2019

Shattering the Ceiling. Women are still fighting for more positions at the executive level. Society Insurance hit a milestone in March 2019 when two women were elected to its board of directors. 

Modern Restaurant Management, May 2019
Five Mistakes Restaurant Owners Make That Put Data at Risk by Brad Korkow, Society Insurance Regional Sales Manager. Handeling electronic data is an unavoidable part of operating a business today, but what would happen to your restaurant if that sensitive information was the target of a cyberattack?

PropertyCasualty360.com, June 2015

Selling is Not Telling: 4 Tips to Offer Better Insurance Solutions by Jim Kuerschner, Society Insurance Corporate Sales Manager. Insurance is a relationship business. Long-term success is achieved by your ability to relate to others, manage conflict and solve problems.

RoughNotes.com, August 2014
Gas Stations, Convenience Stores Evolve. As many scale up in size, opportunities and insurance needs also grow.

RoughNotes.com, June 2014
Finding Opportunities for Growth and Fun in the Hotel Business. Independently-owned hotel business is entrepreneurial and hotel owners are involved in all aspects of the operation.

Wisconsin Grocer, Spring 2014
Detecting and Fending Off Data Breach. In today's business world you cannot afford to be complacent about pretending data breaches can't happen to you—there is too much at stake.

PropertyCasualty360.com, March 31, 2014
Perfect Fit: 3 Tips for Matching Customers and Carriers by Dina Schultz, Society Insurance Vice President of Sales and Marketing. It's important to consider these tips when trying to match your customer with an insurance carrier.

On Premise, November/December 2013
Identify and Prevent Employee Dishonesty Threats by Mike Rosenau, Society Insurance Risk Control Manager. Employee fraud and dishonesty take a toll on businesses of all sizes. Understanding what may be at the root of fraud and identifying potential red flags will help to minimize risk.

Wisconsin Independent Agent, November 2013
What You Should Expect From Your Carrier by Dina Schultz, Society Insurance Vice President of Sales and Marketing. The agency-carrier relationship is a true partnership. Every insurance agent should expect these four traits in their carrier.

Convenience Store News, November 2013

Improving C-store Safety & Security by Mike Rosenau, Society Insurance Risk Control Manager. C-stores face many risks for lost productivity and profit. It's important for owners to take steps to mitigate these threats to prevent financial loss and reputation damage.

Fast Casual, October 2013
Is Your Restaurant Fireproof? by Mike Rosenau, Society Insurance Risk Control Manager. One of the biggest threats to restaurant and bar owners is fire, which can be a costly and potentially business-ending disaster. However, there are precautions you can take to decrease the likelihood of a potentially catastrophic event.

Wisconsin Grocer, Spring 2013
Slips and Falls: Creating a Safe Working Environment by Mike Rosenau, Society Insurance Risk Control Manager. Slips and falls are a leading source of customer injury and the second-leading cause of employee injury. There are measures you can take to safeguard your customers, your employees and your store's reputation.

 

PRESS RELEASES

August 2020
Society Insurance Raises $32,560 to Support Feeding American Eastern Wisconsin. Society Insurance has raised $32,560 to provide meals for food-insecure families via Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, as area communities aid those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

June 2020
Williams Wins Customer Experience Award, Chooses Black Lives Matter as Charity Beneficiary. Stephanie Williams recently recieved the Society Insurance Customer Experience Award in a brief ceremony at Society's corporate headquarters in Fond Du Lac. This award is preseneted quarterly to an employee nominated by his or her colleagues for exceptional efforts in serving Society Insurance policyholders.

June 2020

A.M Best Affirms A- Excellent Rating for Society InsuranceSociety Insurance recently had its overall financial strength affirmed as A- (Excellent) with Stable Outlook by national rating agency A.M Best Rating Services. Society has maintained this rating and outlook since 2007.

May 2020
Korkow Wins Customer Experience Award, Chooses United Habitat for Humanity as Charity Beneficiary. Brad Korkow recently recieved the Society Insurance Customer Experience Award in a brief ceremony at Society's corporate headquarters in Fond Du Lac. This award is preseneted quarterly to an employee nominated by his or her colleagues for exceptional efforts in serving Society Insurance policyholders.

September 2019
Norton Wins Customer Experience Award, Chooses United Way as Charity Beneficiary. Frank Norton recently recieved the Society Insurance Customer Experience Award in a brief ceremony at Society's corporate headquarters in Fond Du Lac. This award is preseneted quarterly to an employee nominated by his or her colleagues for exceptional efforts in serving Society Insurance policyholders.

August 2019

Mueller Wins Customer Experience Award, Chooses Humane Society as Charity Beneficiary. Dixie Mueller was recently awarded the Society Insurance Customer Experience Award in a brief ceremony at Society's corporate headquarters in Fond du Lac. This award is presented quarterly to an employee nominated by his or her colleagues for exceptional efforts in serving Society Insurance policyholders. 

August 2019

A.M Best Affirms A- Excellent Rating for Society Insurance. Society Insurance recently had its overall financial strength affirmed as A- (Excellent) with Stable Outlook by national rating agency A.M Best Rating Services. Society has maintained this rating and outlook since 2007. 

July 2019

Society's Charitable Donations Totaled Over $145,000 in 2018. Major corporate gifts to the Fond du Lac Family YMCA and the Moraine Park Technical College Promise Program led charitable giving efforts for Society Insurance in 2018. 

April 2019
Sattler Wins Customer Experience Award, Chooses Habitat for Humanity as Charity BeneficiaryBen Sattler was recently awarded the Society Insurance Customer Experience Award in a brief ceremony at Society’s annual meeting of policyholders in Fond du Lac. This award is presented quarterly to an employee nominated by his or her colleagues for exceptional efforts in serving Society Insurance policyholders.

March 2019
Society Insurance Elects JoAnn Cotter and Nancy Hernandez to Board of DirectorsSociety Insurance elected JoAnn M. Cotter, CPA of DePere, WI and Nancy Hernandez of Bayside, WI to a three-year term on its board of directors at the Annual Meeting of Policyholders on March 11, 2019.

March 2019
Society Insurance Launches in the Twin CitiesSociety Insurance announces it has begun offering its hospitality insurance coverage, TopChoice Restaurant Program and TopShelf Bar Program, to restaurant and bar owners in the Twin Cities. 

January 2019
Society Insurance Hires Tim Riedl as Vice President - Commercial UnderwritingSociety Insurance welcomes Tim Riedl as vice president – commercial underwriting. In his new role, Riedl will oversee state-specific underwriting operations and direct the underwriting, risk control, rating and policy services, premium audit and automation teams at Society.

December 2018
Society Insurance Awards Scholarships to UW-Fond du Lac Students. Society Insurance and UW-Fond du Lac recently recognized two local students as recipients of the Society Insurance Charitable Scholarship. Hanna Bryant and Danielle Hopp received $1,000 scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year at the UW-Fond du Lac Foundation Scholarship and Donor Reception.

December 2018
Klaske Wins Customer Experience Award, Chooses Solutions Center as Charity Beneficiary. Janice Klaske was recently awarded the Society Insurance Customer Experience Award in a brief ceremony at Society's annual all-employee meeting in Fond du Lac. This award is presented quarterly to an employee nominated by his or her colleagues for exceptional efforts in serving Society Insurance policyholders.

October 2018
Society Insurance raises $23,721 to Support Fond Du Lac Area United Way. Society Insurance hasraised $23,721 in its 2018 United Way campaign, including a $5,000 corporate match. The United Way will invest this money in programs that support health, education and financial stability in the Fond du Lac community.

October 2018
Society Wins Customer Experience Award, Chooses Relay for Life as Charity Beneficiary. Cheryl Starling was recently awarded the Society Insurance Customer Experience Award in a brief ceremony at Society’s corporate headquarters in Fond du Lac. This award is presented quarterly to an employee nominated by his or her colleagues for exceptional efforts in serving Society Insurance policyholders.

October 2018
Society Insurance Presented Well Workplace Award by Wellness Council of America. The Wellness Council of America (WELCOA), with local affiliate Wellness Council of Wisconsin (WCWI), recently presented its Gold Well Workplace Award to Society Insurance. This award recognizes Society for its commitment to the health and well-being of employees.

July 2018
Society Insurance Introduces New Names for Restaurant and Bar Programs. As an industry leader in providing superior insurance for the hospitality industry, Society has announced new restaurant and bar program names that demonstrate the company’s deep niche expertise and continued commitment to tailored coverage and customized service.

June 2018
Miller Wins Customer Experience Award, Chooses Mayo Clinic as Charity. Kevin Miller was recently awarded the Society Insurance Policyholder Service Excellence Award in a brief ceremony at Society’s Annual Policyholder Meeting in Fond du Lac.

April 2018
A.M. Best Affirms A- Excellent Rating for Society Insurance. Society retains A.M. Best A- rating with Stable Outlook.

March 2018

Rosenquist Wins Policyholder Service Excellence Award, Chooses American Cancer Society as Charity. Paul Rosenquist was recently awarded the Society Insurance Policyholder Service Excellence Award in a brief ceremony at Society’s Annual Policyholder Meeting in Fond du Lac.

March 2018
Society Insurance Elects John Duwell and Kim Sponem to Board of Directors. 
Society Insurance elected John Duwell of Richfield, WI and Kim 
Sponem of Cottage Grove, WI to a three-year term on its board of directors at the Annual Meeting of Policyholders on March 12, 2018.

February 2018
Society Insurance Announces Value-Added Partnership with OneEvent Technologies. Society Insurance has announced a value-added partnership with OneEvent Technologies to protect policyholders’ business properties with discounted rates on OnePrevent smart building systems.

February 2018
Society's Chaitabable Donations Totaled Over $157,000 in 2017. Major corporate gifts to the Fond du Lac Family YMCA and Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts highlighted charitable giving efforts for Society Insurance in 2017.

January 2018
Sperger Wins Policyholder Service Excellence Award, Chooses FAST as Charity. Becca Sperger was recently awarded the Society Insurance Policyholder Service Excellence Award in a brief ceremony at the Holiday Inn hotel in Fond du Lac.

January 2018
Society Insurance Hires Ryan McClone as Vice President - Sales & Marketing. In his new role, McClone will oversee regional sales managers based in Society's five states of operation as well as a team of marketing professionals in the Fond du Lac office.

December 2017
Society Insurance Names Wondra Director of Innovation. In his new role, Wondra will administer product development and oversee the evolution of Society's continuous improvement and customer experience teams.

December 2017
Crouse Wins Policyholder Service Excellence Award, Chooses Orphan Outreach as Charity. Kevin Crouse was recently awarded the Society Insurance Policyholder Excellence Award in a brief ceremony at Society Insurance headquarters in Fond du Lac.

September 2017
Society Insurance Introduces Leading-Edge Cyber Liability Coverage.  Society has announced cyber liability insurance coverage beginning with new policies and renewals effective December 1, 2017. This coverage fills market need with comprehensive data security and privacy protection.

September 2017
Society Insurance Awards Scholarships to UW-Fond du Lac Students. 
Society Insurance and UW-Fond du Lac recently 
recognized four local students as recipients of the Society Insurance Charitable Scholarship.

September 2017
Society Insurance Powers Community Giving with Hometown Home Runs
. Society Insurance and the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders baseball team have teamed up to support the local community through hometown home runs.

September 2017
Droese Wins Policyholder Excellence Award, Chooses Kewaskum Athletic Association as Charity. Brooke Droese was recently awarded the Society Insurance Policyholder Excellence Award in a brief ceremony at Society Insurance headquarters in Fond du Lac.

April 2017
A.M. Best Affirms A- Excellent Rating for Society Insurance. Society retains A.M. Best A- rating with Stable Outlook.

April 2017
Parks Recieves Spirit of Excellence Award.   The University of Wisconsin Fond du Lac Alumni Assoication recently presented its Spirit of Excellence Award to Rick Parks, president and CEO of Society Insurance.

April 2017

Enders Wins Policyholder Service Excellence Award, Choose Salute the Troops as Charity Jill Enders was recently awarded the Society Insurance Policyholder Service Excellence Award in a brief ceremony at Society Insurance headquarters in Fond du Lac. 

April 2017
Society Recieves Proudly We Hail Award.   Society Insurance was recently awarded the Proudly We Hail Award from the Exchange Club of Fond du Lac for its patriotic display of the American flag.

April 2017
Society Insurance Names Schultz Chief Operating Officer.    Society Insurance has offically announced the election of Dina S.Schultz to the role of senior vice president and chief operating officer. 

March 2017

Society Insurance Names Schwefel Controller and Assistant Treasurer.  
Schwefel will manage financial information and internal controls to protect company assets.


February 2017
Society Insurance Donating $100,000 to YMCA Capital Campaign. 
Society Insurance has announced the donation of 
$100,000 to the YMCA’s capital campaign. The donation will be paid in $25,000 increments over the next four years.

January 2017

Rosenau named to IKECA Consensus Body. Society Risk Control Director Mike Rosenau names to International Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning Association (IKECA) Dtandards Development Committee Consensus Body.

October 2016
Society Insurance names Schultz Senior Vice President of Operations and Innovation 

October 2016
Reeves to Retire as COO of Society Insurance. Schultz tabbed as successor by board of directors.

September 2016
Society Insurance Raises $41,357 to Support Fond du Lac Area United Way. Society leads 2016 United Way campaign as Senior Pacesetter.

September 2016
Society Insurance Selected to Service Wisconsin Workers Compensation Insurance Pool. Extension pushes Society to over 30 years of serving employers and workers in Wisconsin's assigned risk system.

April 2016
A.M. Best Affirms Excellent Rating for Society Insurance. Society's record-breaking 2015 helps company to maintain A- rating.

January 2016
Society's Charitable Donations Totaled Nearly $85,000 in 2015. The continued sponsorship of the Boys & Girls Club highlighted another year of charitable giving for Society Insurance.

February 2015
Parks Charts Course as FDL AC Chair. Parks is tasked with expanding the organization's advances in workforce and community development.

August 2014
Society Insurance Names Boyer CFO and Treasurer. Boyer joins Society's leadership team as vice president – chief financial officer and treasurer.

June 2014
Society Insurance Earns Two Wellness Awards. Awards recognize Society's commitment to the health and well-being of its employees through a variety of wellness programming.

June 2014
Society Insurance Honored in 9th Annual New North B2B Corporate Wellness Awards. Society recognized for engaging employees in a wellness program which encourages healthy diets and fitness.

May 2014
Society Insurance Deploys Cover-All Policy for Commercial Auto Rating, Underwriting, Quoting and Policy Administration. Cover-All enables Society to improve operational efficiencies and customer service.

May 2014
Brockman Wins First-Ever Service Excellence Award. As part of the award, Society donated $250 to the Omro Rushford Volunteer Fire Department in Brockman's name.

March 2014
A.M. Best Affirms Excellent Rating for Society Insurance. Society's record-breaking 2013 helps company to maintain A- rating.

October 2013
Society Insurance Receives Applied IVANS Interface Partner Award. Award recognizes Society for its commitment to insurance automation.

August 2013
Society Insurance Hosts Flag Dedication. Fond du Lac American Legion Veterans group and local Boy Scouts lead ceremony.

July 2013
Society Insurance Wins IMCA Award of Excellence. New branding campaign recognized by leading national organization.

May 2013
Society Names Weber New Vice President. New hire will lead new Actuarial Department at Society.

March 2013
Society Insurance Surpasses $100 million in Policyholder Surplus. Strong 2012 punctuated by important financial milestone.

February 2013
Society Insurance Selects Cover-AllSociety finds the right balance of out-of-the-box functionality and self-service configurability.

August 2012
Society Names Schultz New Vice President. Schultz will lead Sales and Marketing initiatives at Society.

February 2012
Society Insurance Receives FAIA Award. Corporate sponsorship and support leads to distinction.


GENERAL NEWS

November 2017
Help Las Islas support those impacted by Hurricane Maria. Las Islas is teaming up with Society Insurance to raise funds for the American Red Cross - Hurricane Maria Relief by hosting a special event on Saturday, November 11th from 5:00pm – 10:00pm.

January 2017
Rick Parks recieves Spirit of Excellence Award. Rick Parks, President and CEO of Society Insurance will recieve Fond du Lac's 2017 Spirit of Excellence Award from UW-Fond du Lac.

May 2016
You call them water fountains, we call them 'bubblers'. Society Insurance was one of the three NEW North companies to recieve a 2016 Bubbler Award award for young professional promotions.

June 2015
After 100 years, Society reflects on history, future. From a Fond du Lac pool room to an air-conditioned board room: Society Insurance celebrated 100 years in business Monday afternoon, June 8.

December 2014
Local employers receive Well Workplace designation. Society is recognized for achieving Well Workplace designation through the Well City initiative.

September 2014
Boys & Girls Club of Fond du Lac to host 'SPELL' event. First "SPELL for Great Futures" team spelling bee event is presented by Society Insurance and community sponsors.

July 2014
Corporate Spotlight in the Tavern League Of Wisconsin's 'On Premise'. Society's industry knowledge has helped grow its expertise and support for TLW members.

August 2014
Well City FDL completes first year of wellness project. Society is one of two Fond du Lac employers to earn the Well Workplace designation.

February 2014
Society Insurance Puts the Policyholder First. With a renewed commitment to serving the business owners that the company insures, Society enjoyed an excellent year and set the stage for greater things to come.

February 2013
At Society Insurance, the Difference is in the Details. Society's new marketing campaign illustrates how these details can make a big difference for policyholders.

February 2012
Uncommon Value For Nearly 100 YearsSociety Insurance is one of the oldest writers of workers' compensation in the country.

February 2011
Society Insurance Has Provided an Economic Boost Since 1918. Beyond jobs and wages, the ripple effects carry throughout the community in ways you don't always consider.

January 2011
Bullet-Proof Business Continuity. Server virtualization cuts costs, reduces complexity and provides better backup.

June 2010
Your Business is at a Disadvantage Without a Green Insurance Endorsement. Improve profitability after a loss and help conserve natural resources.

March 2010
Corporate Spotlight in the Tavern League Of Wisconsin's 'On Premise'. Society provides a package insurance policy specifically designed for taverns and restaurants that's endorsed by the TLW.




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