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Kevin Krizan Joins Forward Insurance in Marshfield June 21, 2019

Kevin Krizan has joined Forward Insurance as an Insurance Agent and is excited to begin working with clients in the Marshfield area.

Krizan has provided insurance to the Marshfield area for over 18 years and has a proven track record of building relationships with clients. He is an award-winning agent including being the District 50 Agent of the Year. Krizan is one of the founding members of BNI CentraNet in Marshfield and is a 10-year member.

“We’re excited to have Kevin join the Forward Insurance team,” commented Bill Sennholz, President & CEO of Forward Bank – the parent company of Forward Insurance. “His drive to educate businesses and individuals on the coverage they need and build relationships in the community fits beautifully with the Forward mission.”

Krizan lives in Marshfield with his wife Becky. You can often see him outdoors fishing, golfing, snowmobiling, riding UTV, or spending quality time with his Labs.

Forward Insurance has been serving the communities of Stanley, Thorp and Withee for many years and has recently expanded into the Marshfield and Park Falls communities. The team provides local services for some of the best insurance companies offering auto, business, farm, home and life insurance programs.

Forward Insurance Presents Grant to Stanley-Boyd FFA Chapter June 19, 2019

Mutual Of Wausau Grant - Stanley-Boyd FFAOn behalf of the Mutual of Wausau, Forward Insurance Customer Service Supervisor, Travis Hazard, presented a grant check for $200 to the Stanley-Boyd FFA Chapter on Friday, June 7th.
The purpose of the Mutual of Wausau Insurance Corporation FFA Chapter Grant Program is to support the FFA Chapters in agricultural education, youth development and to promote civic leadership responsibilities.
“With the funds, the chapter would like to offer leadership conference scholarships to offset costs for FFA members to attend various leadership conferences throughout the year,” stated Hazard.
Forward Insurance is an independent insurance agency serving the communities of Marshfield, Park Falls, Stanley, Thorp and Withee. For more information on Forward Insurance, visit

Pets at Work: Animal Lover’s Dream or Liability Nightmare? June 11, 2019

Americans love their pets. In fact, pets have become such a part of our lives that we celebrate National Bring Your Pet to Work Day each June. Some employers are even known for making this a year-round event. Corporate giants Amazon, Google, and Salesforce all have open-door policies for employees’ dogs.


dog friendly office


But is this a good idea for your small business? That depends. If you want to make your company paw-friendly, it’s important to keep PUPS in mind.


P – Property damage: Allowing animals in your work space increases your risk for property damage. From chewing to scratching to surprise restroom breaks, pets can wreak havoc on your surroundings. It’s important to weigh these risks with the benefits.

U – Unproductive workforce: The presence of animals could increase morale and improve productivity, or it could have the opposite effect. Employees might be distracted with pet care. Others might not be fans of animals or may suffer from allergies.

P – Personal injury: Bites are the obvious concern if dogs are in the workplace, but scratches, allergic reactions, and trips-and-falls are also possibilities.

S – Standards: If you rent your office space, you must adhere to the regulations established by your landlord. Your lease may have a standard no-pet policy. Be sure to check this out before you decide to put out the animal welcome mat.

As you determine your pet policy, consult with your insurance agent to determine whether these pet-related incidents are covered under your property and liability policies.


This article and any information contained herein is intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice.  The publisher will not be responsible for errors or omissions or any damages, howsoever caused, that result from its use.  Seek competent legal counsel for advice on any legal matter.


2019 Scholarship Recipients June 6, 2019

Every student’s situation is unique, but one thing is all too common: a financial gap that needs to be filled with parental contributions, money-saving efforts or more time at work. Forward is proud to help cover the financial gap facing today’s college bound students by presenting 9 local scholarships. Our mission of Moving Our Communities Forward starts with helping students further their education and bring their knowledge back into their hometowns.

On behalf of the Board of Directors and Employees at Forward, we are proud to announce the 2019 Scholarship Recipients:


Abbotsford Scholarship - Kyleon Viegut - WEB

Kyleon Viegut (Abbotsford High School); Lotzer Scholarship Presented by Gary Schraufnagel


Katerina Kolzow (Colby High School); Presented by Traci Geiger & Vicky Fischer


Kellen Heinzen (Columbus High School); Presented by Megan Rosandich


Wyatt Heier (Gilman High School); Presented by Cindy Janisewski & Mike Henke


Abigail Kirchner (Greenwood High School); Presented by Sarah Shaw


Dalton Matkovich (Owen-Withee High School): Presented by Kelly Booth


Courtney Frankewicz (Thorp High School): Presented by Samantha Hubbard

Not pictured: Mallory Rudolph (Medford High School)


Discover more about our Scholarship Program»


Forward Bank Receives 2018 Wisconsin Volume Lender Award June 4, 2019

2018 Wisconsin Volume Lender Award for Wisconsin SBA Volume Lender - asset size $400mil-500 Forward Bank

Forward Bank received the 2018 Wisconsin Volume Lender Award for “Wisconsin SBA Volume Lender (Asset Size >$400 Million – $500 Million).”
The award presented by the Wisconsin District Director Eric Ness during lunch at the 2019 Wisconsin Lenders Conference on May 16th at the Kalahari Resort & Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells. Credit Analysts Austin Travis and Nathan Kunze from Forward Bank were there to accept the award.
“The award is a result of the great teamwork that we have at Forward and the partnership that we share with the local communities and businesses,” said Dave Clark, Executive Vice President at Forward Bank. “Thank you to each and every business owner that has built a relationship with us. We’re grateful for your commitment and trust.”
About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 and since 2012 has served as a Cabinet-level agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.  The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses.  Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, the SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam. For more information, visit

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