Sentry: ‘The people of this community have been and continue to be the key to our success’
By Taylor J. Hale
STEVENS POINT — Sentry is a Portage County institution that has repeatedly put Stevens Point on the map as a fantastic place to work and live. It came as no surprise to many when they received the title of one of America’s Best Midsize Employers from Forbes Magazine for the third consecutive year in 2019 — but the coveted award still humbles the dedicated staff.
“We greatly appreciate the recognition but, candidly, we don’t set out to win awards,” said Director of Corporate Communications and Media Relations Carolyn Schamberger in an exclusive interview with the Gazette. “It’s about our valued associates and the work they do for our customers each and every day. Our focus is on creating an atmosphere where every associate can be excited about their work, be challenged and can grow and learn.”
Schamberger noted that Sentry staff found out about the award just days before it was made public. Forbes worked with Statista, the analytics firm, to gather the information used to make their renown lists of top employers, ranking Sentry at 452.
“We have long believed that Sentry is one of the best places to work in America — this recognition affirms it and shows our associates are passionate about their work and about Sentry,” Schamberger said.
Schamberger feels that the family-like community atmosphere of the area is a contributing factor that has led Sentry on their illustrious path to multiple Forbes lists.
“As someone who is relocating here from the Chicago area, I can tell you first hand that it’s the high quality of life in Stevens Point that attracts people to come here,” she said. “Sentry’s business is all about relationships, and we’re proud of the strong relationship we have had with this community for more than 100 years. We now employ more than 2,500 in the Stevens Point area. The people of this community have been and continue to be the key to our success.”
Sentry has continuously proven that Portage County is a nexus of industry and creativity that can help fuel the nation — showing that the Stevens Point area has a long and prosperous future ahead.
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