Westfield Group Celebrates a "Summer of Safety"


WESTFIELD, Ohio, June 18, 2014, - Westfield Group, a customer-focused insurance and banking group of businesses, is celebrating a summer of activities and sponsorships designed to encourage and educate employees, teens and the community about safety related issues. Westfield, through its community donations and employee volunteer efforts, will participate in the following safety initiatives this summer:

Westfield Insurance Safety Day - June 18
Westfield is holding its own Safety Day Wednesday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Employees will be able to experience safety awareness with local safety organizations from Medina County and Westfield Center.

Take Control - June 21 (third Saturday of every month)
Westfield is sponsoring "Take Control," a free defensive driving program for Medina County teens, managed by the Montville Township Police Department. The three-hour, in-car program is held in the parking lot of Westfield Insurance from 9 a.m. - Noon on the third Saturday of each month for licensed drivers between the ages of 16 and 19. Take Control, which is celebrating its one-year anniversary on June 21, just received the "I Contribute" award from the Ohio Department of Public Safety's Safer Ohio initiative.

Stars and Stripes Safety Fair - June 21
Westfield is a sponsor of the Medina Hospital "Stars and Stripes Safety Fair" on June 21, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. More than 40 exhibitors will share tips for all ages, such as fire safety, bike safety, Identity theft protection and disaster preparedness. Ambulances, fire trucks, helicopters, police cars and a rescue boat will be on-site to aid in the awareness.

39th Annual Twin Sizzler - July 4
Benefiting the Medina County Chapter of the American Red Cross and its efforts to educate and support disaster prevention and relief, Westfield is a sponsor of the 39th Annual Twin Sizzler 5K, 10K, 1-Mile Fun Run and 27 Mile Bike Race through the donation funds and its employee volunteer efforts. This event takes place on July 4 at 7:45 a.m. at Medina Square.

8th Annual MStar 5K - Aug 31
The 8th Annual MStar 5K and fun run will take place at Fox Meadow Country Club in Medina on Sunday, Aug. 31 at 8:30 a.m. Proceeds will benefit the MStar Foundation, which provides teen driver safety initiatives in memory of the Medina High School student who lost her life in a speed-related auto accident. Westfield has been a sponsor of MStar since 2007.

Rebuilding Together of Greater Cuyahoga Valley "Safe at Home" program - ongoing
Westfield is proud to sponsor and provide groups of employee volunteers to Rebuilding Together of Greater Cuyahoga Valley for its "Safe At Home" program, which assists low-income seniors with repairs and modifications that reduce falls, theft and other risks around the home.

About Westfield Group
Westfield Group is a customer-focused insurance and banking group of businesses headquartered in Westfield Center, Ohio and in business for more than 166 years. Westfield Insurance provides commercial insurance in 21 states, personal insurance in 10 states and surety services to customers in 31 states. Westfield is one of the nation's 50 largest property and casualty insurance groups, represented by a network of more than 1,000 independent insurance agencies. Westfield Bank provides banking solutions for businesses and individuals, and Westfield Services provides service and training support for independent insurance agencies. Lean more about Westfield Group at www.WestfieldInsurance.com and www.Westfield-Bank.com.


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