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Eskaton Foundation Names Stephen Bender CEO of the Year

Stephen Bender, President and CEO of the Warren G. Bender Co., was recently named CEO of the Year at an Eskaton Foundation gala attended by more 300 executives. The annual Eskaton Foundation Celebration of CEOs was held at a Crocker Road estate in Sacramento, CA.

Using the criteria of “Community-minded, Engaged, and One-of-a-Kind,” the selection committee selected Bender, one of the region’s most esteemed CEO’s, because of his longstanding belief in giving back, his engagement in the community, and his one-of-a-kind spirit. “I can’t think of anyone more passionate about the value of philanthropy in this community. He is empowering, and his endearing demeanor is contagious and commands respect,” said Kim Rhinehelder, President of Eskaton Foundation. “He is always the first to pick up the phone to say ‘Good job.’ We’re lucky Stephen is part of this community.”

Founded in 1938 by Warren G. Bender, the family-owned business prides itself on the simple foundation of honesty and integrity. Stephen Bender joined the company in 1972, became President in 1986, then CEO in 2003. As CEO, he is dedicated to instituting the founding values of the Warren G. Bender Co. and achieving the vision set forth by its owners and employees: To be the finest, independent, locally owned insurance and risk management brokerage in its marketing region, serving the best interests of its clients and communities.

Guests at the Eskaton Foundation event explored information tables that showcased the foundation’s programs and services. Rob Stewart, KVIE’s Rob on the Road producer and host, addressed the audience with his light humor and belief that seniors matter. “Serving as the keynote for this outstanding organization, especially because their mission serves seniors, was important to me,” said Stewart. “Seniors are the strongest generation, yet often forgotten, and if I can be a change-agent, I’m happy to do so.”

Eskaton Foundation’s Philanthropic Partner Program creates meaningful partnerships with companies that help reach target audiences, engage employees through volunteerism and deepen relationships with customers while meeting corporate citizenship goals.

About Eskaton Foundation
Eskaton Foundation believes that seniors are visible, not invisible. It believes that seniors can grow older and bolder as they age. With only 2% of all giving in the United States directed towards senior causes, Eskaton Foundation is aiming to change that. It believes seniors matter. For more information, please call (916) 334-0810, or visit http://www.eskaton.org/foundation.

The full article can be found at http://www.prweb.com/releases/eskatonfoundation/celebrationofceos/prweb14414953.htm

Filed under: Recent Headlines — Jillian Bender-Cormier @ 6:03 pm June 28, 2017


WGBCO Assistance with Workplace Posters

Warren G. Bender Co. is proud to be a resource for our commercial client’s HR needs. Part of that is providing CA workplace posters, for which we start collecting orders in late August (1st poster is free and each subsequent English poster is at a reduced rate of $15).

The media has been buzzing about minimum wage law changes effective 7/1/17, with some HR vendors pushing for “total poster replacement.” The good news is that you don’t need to purchase a new/updated 2017 poster. In fact, most of our clients don’t need to make any changes at all.

Affected clients are those that have employees in Santa Monica, San Francisco, LA City and County and Emeryville (http://www.latimes.com/visuals/graphics/la-me-g-timeline-minimum-wage-increases-20160328-htmlstory.html). Those employers are required (as of 7/1/17) to post the new wage orders next to the existing workplace posters. You can find all of the wage orders on the DIR website (http://www.dir.ca.gov/iwc/wageorderindustries.htm) and of course you can always call our HR hotline for more details.

Filed under: HR — Jillian Bender-Cormier @ 4:41 pm


Share Your Positive WGBCO Customer Experience for a Reward

At Warren G. Bender Co., hearing that we’ve done right by our customers through testimonials and reviews is, not only rewarding, but validating in knowing we are succeeding in our mission. With that in mind, we would like to offer a proposition for our satisfied clients… we are actively trying to build our testimonial/reviews that are online on the following channels:

Google Reviews: https://www.google.com/search?q=Warren+G.+Bender+Co
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Warren-G-Bender-Co-325804603296/
Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/warren-g-bender-co-roseville

If you would be so kind to share on one or all of these platforms your awesome experience with us, we will send you (2) movie passes as a thank you!

We know that having good reviews carries a lot of clout nowadays and your help in bettering our positive presence online would be so appreciated.
Once you’ve completed your positive review(s), please email our Brand Manager, Jillian Bender-Cormier, to redeem your movie passes: jbender@wgbender.com

Filed under: Blog — Jillian Bender-Cormier @ 5:04 pm June 23, 2017