Category Archives: News

Winnebago Basketball Fan Appreciation Night 2021

Go Big Blue! Huge thanks for everyone who joined us for Fan Appreciation Night at Winnebago Public School. Basketball fans got a free hot dog and swag from during the match-up between Winnebago and Omaha Nation. Flatwater Group and our parent company Ho-Chunk, Inc. are active partners in the Winnebago community. This is one of […]

Interior Department Announces the Deputy Solicitor for Indian Affairs on Biden-Harris Leadership Team

Please join us to congratulate Ann Marie Bledsoe Downes! She is joining the Biden Administration as the Deputy Solicitor for Indian Affairs. Ann Marie is an enrolled member of the Winnebago Tribe and has been Ho-Chunk, Inc.’s Executive Vice President of Community Impact and Engagement for the past 4 years. Flatwater Group is a division […]

Tribes Help Tribes on the Path to Self-sufficiency

Through the Division of Energy and Mineral Development (DEMD), Flatwater Group is helping tribes across the country develop their natural resources and promote tribal self-sufficiency. Because of disparities in Native American communities, this work became more urgent and faced bigger challenges in 2020 with COVID-19. Flatwater Group relies on face-to-face meetings and on-the-ground teams for  energy […]

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 […]