Category Archives: News

HCCDC’s Top 10 Milestones Over 20 Years

Founded 20 years ago, the Ho-Chunk Community Development Corporation has been an invaluable nonprofit partner in Winnebago.  HCCDC serves as a centralized resource in our tribal community for strategic planning, project administration and pursuing funding opportunities to enhance community initiatives related to youth, education, housing, elders and more. The nonprofit gives us another way to […]

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Santita Medina

Meet Santita Medina! Santita is an Office Assistant II in the All Native Solutions (ANS) department. Santita is approaching 5 years with the company! She provides courteous customer service, gathers information to determine customer needs and expectations and suggests suitable solutions and alternatives to ensure satisfaction of the customer. She also services all ANS accounts, […]

Ho-Chunk Way: Winnebago Youth Shelter

This Giving Tuesday, we’d like to share how Flatwater Group employees are making a direct and lasting difference in the Winnebago community. The Ho-Chunk Way Employee Donation Program started several years ago to help employees live the company’s mission. Each year, an employee committee identifies a Winnebago community priority. The Winnebago Youth Shelter is this […]

Winnebago Youth Shelter Receives Handmade Donation from Employees

Children at the Winnebago Youth Shelter received a donation of fleece tie blankets handmade by employees. We had a blast making the blankets during our company strategic planning retreat last month. The team-building activity was a way to continue supporting the Youth Shelter and safely share an experience together. The Winnebago Youth Shelter is this […]

Flatwater Group Reaps USDA Awards

During the last quarter of the government’s fiscal year, the Flatwater Group produced 23 proposals for Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment (FF&E) with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Those projects total over $1.6 million in potential revenue. Flatwater, Inc. was awarded 21 of those opportunities totaling over $1.5 million. That includes the largest single […]

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Kristin Balanay

Meet Kristin Balanay! Kristin is Customer Service Manager I in the Operations Department of Flatwater Solutions in Bellevue, NE. Flatwater Solutions is part of the Flatwater Group and specializes in office furniture and equipment, as well as facilities support and document preparation services. Kristin monitors and tracks projects while working collectively with her teammates to […]

Community-Wide Response During Pandemic

Our development model creates real, lasting change in the lives of Winnebago community members through programs, partnerships and direct contributions. That’s become even more critical during the pandemic to provide relief. Flatwater Group is working with key partners including the Winnebago Tribe and HoChunk Community Development Corporation (HCCDC) to connect resources in Winnebago and beyond. […]

Returning Workplaces: 3 Short-Term Strategies in the COVID Era

As more employees return to worksites, employers can help facilitate positive changes in workplace safety and employee morale. Three short-term strategies can help immediately and become the foundation of longer-term thinking about the future of workplace safety, says Peter Tracey, Senior Business Development Manager for All Native Solutions, a division of Flatwater Group. “This is […]

GALLERY: Celebrating Community Progress at Annual Event

Each year, we celebrate community progress and partnerships at our annual event for the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. At this year’s drive-thru event, we gave out 500 meals, 500 T-shirts and masks, and 300 goody bags for kids. The fun continued with a weeklong scavenger hunt around Ho-Chunk Village, a 40-acre master-planned community that’s doubling […]