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MIIAB Insurance Employee Receives Spirit of the Silver Lining® Award

Pictured left to right: Kevin Steiner, West Bend president and CEO; Amy Rau, April Goodin, and Dan Riley of MIIAB; Samantha Waller of Make-A-Wish Minnesota; and Kelly Tighe, West Bend vice president – sales. (photo provided by West Bend Mutual Insurance)

West Bend Mutual Insurance recently announced that it gave its Spirit of the Silver Lining Award to Dan Riley, Executive Vice President at Minnesota Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers Association (MIIAB) in Maple Grove. The award honors West Bend agents and the nonprofit organizations they support for their dedication to delivering a silver lining to those in need.

Riley was presented the Spirit of the Silver Lining Award for his work with Make-A-Wish Minnesota. Additionally, West Bend donated a $10,000 grant to the organization.

Since 1982, Make-A-Wish® Minnesota has served a role in enriching the lives of children battling critical illnesses.  To date, the organization has granted over 5,000 wishes for Minnesota children.
“At West Bend, we have a proud tradition of giving back to the communities in which we do business,” President and CEO of West Bend Kevin Steiner said. “The Spirit of the Silver Lining Award is a unique program that allows us to express our gratitude to our agent partners on whom we rely to identify the causes that matter most in our communities.”

Since 2006, West Bend has awarded more than $1.4 million in grants for sustaining support, special projects, or capital projects to non-profit organizations representing a broad field of interests

Information received from West Bend Mutual Insurance

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