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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 […]


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 […]


Meet Jesse Castillo! Jesse is Business Development Manager at Flatwater Metals in South Sioux City, Nebraska. Flatwater Metals is part of the Flatwater Group and a trusted supplier of high quality, cost effective metals products for government and commercial clients. Jesse works to develop relationships with customers and vendors, in addition to negotiating pricing. He […]

VIDEO: Winnebago Indian Corn Harvest 2020

“Our vision is to develop a healthier community – through food,” said Aaron LaPointe of our sister company Ho-Chunk Farms.

Their Indian corn project in Winnebago, Nebraska is helping revive a diminishing cultural practice. It’s also a piece of the community’s larger food sovereignty effort.

This year, over 100 community members across several groups helped harvest and process by hand a record 12 acres total.

Flatwater Group’s work directly benefits the Winnebago community by helping support programs and partnerships like this.


July 30, 2018 — Winnebago, Neb. – Flatwater Solutions, a subsidiary of the Flatwater Group, was awarded a sole source, six-month contract totaling $3 million under the authority of the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program. The scope of the contract included outfitting Indian Health Service’s (IHS) newly constructed Fort Yuma Health Care Center […]