On behalf of all area veterans, I would like to express our thanks to the Bank Midwest team.
Since their purchase of the former VFW building, they have gone out of their way to work with us. The latest example is the beautiful bronze plaque that honors all veterans on the monument behind the flag poles at their new building. This monument and the poles themselves were installed at the suggestion of the bank’s team.
They even came up with the idea of saving bricks from our old building and incorporating them into the new structure. It is a beautiful and permanent memorial and we deeply appreciate it.
Both the bank personnel and their contractor, The Redmond Company, have gone out of their way to be helpful to us in every way possible, and we wish them well in their new building.
VFW Post 1222 Adjutant
Note from The Redmond Company: Bank Midwest purchased the VFW post for their new branch in Fairmont, Minnesota.
The Queen’s Ball, a formal fundraising event benefiting the Father Carl Alberte Scholarship Fund and Queen of Apostles School, successfully surpassed last year’s total amount raised with the help of The Redmond Company.
The event raised more than $51,000, partially accredited to a silent auction that included items such as crafts handmade by the K-8th grade students and a private dinner with Green Bay Packer Donald Driver. In addition, a live auction raised more than $9,000 for new text books alone.
In efforts to expand its “Giving Back” program, The Redmond Company was more than pleased to match the donation of Andy Young, Redmond employee and Queen’s Ball Fundraising Committee member, to round off a $220 donation which included advertising and promotion of the event as well.
The Redmond Company is proud to have helped America’s Second Harvest of Wisconsin by collecting more than 200 million pounds of food.
As part of Redmond’s Annual Chili Cook-Off in December, contestants made their spiciest, flavorful, or most unique chili for other Redmond employees to enjoy. Using non-perishable food items to count as their vote, employees select their favorite chili to pick a ‘Favorite Chili’ winner!
Voters were encouraged to bring in as many items as possible to ensure their favorite chili won and to maximize the company’s overall donation. The Redmond Company surpassed its goal of 200 lbs. with a donation totaling 218 pounds!
During the months of October through December, The Redmond Company collects nonperishable food items and household goods for donation to the Waukesha County Food Pantry, a nonprofit community organization dedicated to providing food to the many Waukesha County residents in need.
Every year we come up with fun ideas to get employees involved in the donations. We start out October with a pumpkin carving contest where employees vote for their favorites by donating food and household goods to earn voting tickets.
After pumpkin carving, the “Penny Wars” begin by dividing our employees into 2 teams with 2 identical containers and having a race to fill the jars with assorted coins. Pennies have a positive value, while silver coins have a negative value. The idea is to have the most value in your container when it’s full, and a more negative value in your opponents container. All of the money raised by the employees during the Penny Wars is matched by The Redmond Company.
The month of December ends with The Redmond Company’s infamous Chili Cook Off and Cookie Bake Off. Again employees vote for their favorite by donating food and household goods to earn voting tickets.
All the food and money earned during this period is donated to the Food Pantry.
The Redmond Company has started a new program of giving back to our community by raising money with our monthly “Redmond Red Day” campaign.
Employees are encouraged to submit their charity of choice for possible selection. Each month, one of those employee-submitted charities is randomly selected and employees are encouraged to wear “Redmond Red” on the designated day of the month. With that, employees may make a monetary contribution to the selected charity. Whatever amount the employees raise, The Redmond Company matches!
We’re expanding our list of selected charities, and we’re proud to be able to make generous donations each month.
April: Arthritis Foundation
May: Prostate Cancer Foundation
(in memory of former Redmond owner, Mark Redmond, who passed away from prostate cancer in 2005, just days after his 51st birthday)
June: AngelsGrace Hospice
(in memory of former Redmond owner, Mark Redmond, who spent time at this incredible facility)