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Lisa Janis has recently been named Personal Lines Account Manager for Compass Insurance Services working in their Kronenwetter and Wausau, WI locations. Janis joins Compass Insurance Services with over 10 years of insurance expertise which started at Ventura Pacific Insurance in California and most recently in the Wausau area for an independent agency and American Family.

Lisa Janis

In addition to her work in the insurance industry, Lisa is very active – in the winter Lisa’s hobby job as a Professional Ski Instructor has her at Granite Peak on weekends teaching and running the ski school. During the off-season months she is involved in many community music endeavors throughout Central Wisconsin including Merrill City Band, Wausau Symphony and Wind Ensemble, Mosinee City Band and Wausau Community Theater just to name a few.


Michelle Peterson has recently been named Commercial Lines Account Executive for Compass Insurance Services working in their Stevens Point, WI location. Michelle will be providing area businesses with comprehensive property and casualty coverages tailored to meet the unique needs of each company. Michelle is a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, receiving her degree in Business Management.

Michelle Peterson

Prior to joining Compass Insurance, Michelle spent the last several years working as an Office Manager for a local construction company. She is a proud mother of one and currently serves on the Born Learning Parent Advisory Committee of United Way Portage County.

Compass Insurance Services is a full service independent agency with offices in Kronenwetter, Wausau and Stevens Point. Compass Insurance Services provides Business Insurance, Personal Insurance, Employee Benefits, Life and Health for families and businesses in the Central Wisconsin area.


Do you have a special event coming up such as:

  • Anniversary / Annual Celebration  (no alcohol provided)
  • Auto Demo Derby Grandstand
  • Automobile Shows (no racing)
  • Beauty Pageants
  • Bingo Games & Casino Night
  • Bowling Events
  • Card Tournament
  • Carnivals (no thrill rides)
  • Christmas Caroling
  • Christmas Tree Lots*
  • Concerts / Musical Events –  (no hip-hop, raves, rap or mosh pits)
  • Concession Stands
  • Craft Shows
  • Dance Recitals
  • Dances
  • Dog and Cat Shows
  • Dunk Tanks & Inflatable-Amusement Devices
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Exhibition Booths/Demonstrations
  • Exhibitions
  • Fairs (small to mid-size)
  • Farmer’s/Flea Market
  • Festivals and Celebrations
  • Golf Tournament
  • Haunted Houses*
  • Hay Rides
  • Hole-In-One Contests*
  • Home Tours
  • Horse Shows
  • Lectures / Seminars
  • Meetings
  • Mud Events – motorized / otherwise
  • Pancake Breakfasts
  • Parade Participants
  • Parade Sponsors
  • Picnics
  • Pig Roasts
  • Political Fundraisers
  • Pony Rides
  • Pumpkin Patches
  • Punt, Pass, and Kick*
  • Refreshment Stands
  • Reunions (no alcohol provided)
  • Rodeos (no participant coverage)
  • Santa House
  • Social Gatherings – with / without food
  • Tagged Fish Contests*
  • Theater Performances
  • Turkey Shoots
  • Weight Pulling Contests
  • Youth Programs

Do you need protection for your business for these special events for property and casualty insurance coverages such as:

-General Liability including Spectator Liability

-Excess Liability



One of the companies Compass Insurance Services works with has Liability coverage options that may include:


  • Limits as high as $1 million occurrence / $3 million aggregate
  • Spectator Liability
  • Athletic Participant Liability (underwriter approval needed)
  • Hole-in-one
  • Games of chance – $50,000 maximum prize limit




Brenda Mallek has recently been named Commercial Lines Account Manager for Compass Insurance Services working in their Stevens Point, WI location.  Mallek joins Compass Insurance Services with over 26 years of insurance expertise in account management and sales with the St Paul Companies, Traveler’s Insurance and Spectrum Insurance Group.

Brenda Mallek Joins Compass Insurance Services

Brenda Mallek Joins Compass Insurance Services

In addition to her work in the insurance industry, Brenda is very active in the community and has been involved with several organizations including American Cancer Society, Cocker Spaniel Resources, Humane Society of Portage County, Optimist Club, Parkinson’s Foundation, Lupus Foundation and Big Brothers Big Sisters Organization.

Compass Insurance Services is a full service independent agency with offices in Kronenwetter, Wausau and Stevens Point.  Compass Insurance Services provides Business Insurance, Personal Insurance, Employee Benefits, Life and Health for families and businesses in the Central Wisconsin area.


Did you, or someone you know recently have a “Qualifying Life Event” and need help with health insurance? Call us within 60 days of the event to see the options we can assist you with.

Qualifying Events: A change in your situation – like getting married, having a baby, or losing health coverage – that can make you eligible for a Special Enrollment Period, allowing you to enroll in health insurance outside the yearly Open Enrollment Period.

There are 4 basic types of qualifying life events. (The following are examples, not a full list.)
Loss of health coverage
o Losing existing health coverage, including job-based, individual, and student plans
o Losing eligibility for Medicare, Medicaid, or CHIP
o Turning 26 and losing coverage through a parent’s plan
Changes in household
o Getting married or divorced
o Having a baby or adopting a child
o Death in the family
Changes in residence
o Moving to a different ZIP code or county
o A student moving to or from the place they attend school
o A seasonal worker moving to or from the place they both live and work
o Moving to or from a shelter or other transitional housing
Other qualifying events
o Changes in your income that affect the coverage you qualify for
o Gaining membership in a federally recognized tribe or status as an Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) Corporation shareholder
o Becoming a U.S. citizen
o Leaving incarceration (jail or prison)
o AmeriCorps members starting or ending their service

Give us a call for a FREE quote at 715-693-0100.


Compass Insurance Services is in search of a Commercial Lines Account Manager for our Stevens Point, WI location.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Job:

The Commercial Lines Account Manager performs the essential functions of the position, which include aiding Sales Executives and Account Executives and clients with service needs and making changes to existing accounts.  Specific service and marketing responsibilities are required in this position.  Meets service and sales delivery standards and performs essential functions to the quality and service standards developed by the Agency.  A more detailed job description available upon interview.

Education:                                          Bachelors Degree desired

License/Certifications:                  WI Property & Casualty Insurance License desired

Driver’s License:                               Class D – Regular – no endorsements requested

Experience/Qualifications:         Previous Independent Insurance experience                                                                                           desired with a proven positive history

Background check required.


Hours:                                                  Monday – Friday – 40 hours/week minimum

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Pay/Benefits:                                    Base pay compensation will be based upon experience

Health Insurance

Sick Leave, Vacation, Paid Holidays

401k Plan

Paid training, tuition reimbursement


Compass Insurance Services is Central Wisconsin’s leader in Property and Casualty Insurance servicing commercial and personal needs.


Email your resume to Bryan Troyer at

Or fax to 715/693-0150


Jen Nelson

Jen Nelson

Jennifer Nelson recently joined COMPASS INSURANCE SERVICES as a Personal Lines Account Manager. Jennifer has 20 years of customer service experience and earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. As an Account Manager, Jennifer will assist clients with auto, homeowners, renters, personal umbrella, flood coverage and recreational vehicle insurance matters. Jennifer is active in the community as a volunteer with Junior Achievement and area schools.


Megan Boris

Megan Boris

Megan Boris also joined COMPASS INSURANCE SERVICES as a Benefits Specialist.  Prior to graduating from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point in May 2015, Megan served as an intern with Compass Insurance Services.  Megan will focus her time and talents on the Benefits Division of Compass Insurance Services assisting new and existing group clients.


Cindy Flora

Cindy Flora

Cindy Flora who joined COMPASS INSURANCE SERVICES in 2013 as a Project Manager recently received her Health Insurance license.  Cindy has been promoted to Individual Health Specialist and will focus on helping individuals navigate the healthcare maze both on and off the Marketplace.

COMPASS INSURANCE SERVICES is a full service independent agency providing Commercial Insurance, Personal Insurance, Employee Benefits, Life and Health for families and businesses in the Central Wisconsin area.


Are you planning a special event for your company, committee, non-profit organization or yourself?

Compass Insurance Services can assist you with “Event Insurance”.

Whether it’s a booth at a trade show or an entire event, Compass Insurance Services can provide the right coverage. Give us a call – 715/693-0100.

• Animal rides

• Anniversary or annual celebration

• Athletic or sports exhibitions

• Auctions – animal

• Auctions – home / farm

• Auto demo derby

• Automobile shows (no racing)

• Bazaars

• Bachelor auction

• Baseball

• Basketball

• Beauty pageants

• Bike – rides / races

• Bingo games

• Blood drives

• Bowling tournaments

• Campaign headquarters (personal injury excluded)

• Card tournaments

• Carnivals

• Casino nights

• Cheerleader competition

• Christmas caroling

• Circuses

• Clubs – athletic sports

• Concerts – no mosh pits

• Concession stands

• Craft shows

• Dance recitals

• Dances

• Demonstrations in stores

• Display booths

• Dog and cat shows

• Dunk tanks

• Easter egg hunts

• Exhibition booths

• Exhibitions

• Fairs (small to mid-size)

• Festivals and celebrations

• Golf tournaments/Hole-In-One

• Horse shows

• Kiddie pulls

• Lectures

• Markets – farmers or flea

• Meetings

• Model homes

• Model legislatures

• Mud events – motorized /otherwise

• Musical events – no hard rock

• Outings

• Parade – participants

• Parade – sponsors

• Petting zoos

• Picnics

• Pig roasts

• Plays

• Punt, pass and kick

• Refreshment stands

• Religious meetings

• Reunions

• Rodeos (no participant coverage)

• Runs

• Santa houses

• Sidewalk sales

• Singing Valentines

• Soccer

• Social meals

• Special gatherings

• Tagged fish contests

• Tennis

• Theater performances

• Toys for Tots

• Tractor pulls

• Turkey shoots

• Volleyball tournament

• Walk-a-thons

• Weight pulling contests


A variety of coverage options are available.


The 2015 Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Period — when you can apply for a new plan, renew your current plan, or pick a new one — begins soon. Below are important dates.

  • Open enrollment begins — November 15, 2014.
  • Avoid a lapse in coverage! December 15, 2014 is the deadline for enrolling in new coverage that begins January 1, 2015.
  • 2014 coverage ends December 31, 2014.
  • The last day you can apply for 2015 coverage is February 15, 2015.

As another summer comes to an end, most homeowners see their vegetable gardens and flower beds lose their luster. It is tempting to wait until spring to tackle the chore of removing those frost-bitten leaves and the occasional overripe tomato left on the vine. However, proper cleanup done in the fall can improve overall plant health for the following year, aid in minimizing unwanted pests, and eliminate soil-borne diseases that can overwinter in even the coldest regions.
fall garden clean up

Make these 10 tips part of your fall routine to improve the productivity of fruiting plants and enhance the beauty of ornamentals for next year’s growing season.

  1. Clean up fallen fruit or vegetables from beneath trees, tomato plants, and other edibles.
  2. Remove annual flowers to prevent them from reseeding.
  3. Cut back perennial flowers to eliminate hiding places for slugs and other unwanted pests.
  4. Chop up leaves with your lawn mower and spread the leaf mulch over garden beds to stop weeds and protect plants from frosts that can cause the ground to heave in cold regions.
  5. Rake remaining leaves to prevent compaction over winter, which can suffocate grass and lead to dead spots.
  6. The proper summer mowing height for lawns is 3 inches, according to Kevin Jarek, Crops, Soils, & Horticulture Agent with the University of Wisconsin Extension. However, the last cut of the season should be 1.5 inches tall to prevent grass from matting down and creating an optimal setting for fungal diseases. A lower fall mowing height also can minimize pests like voles from tunneling beneath snow.
  7. Water newly planted trees thoroughly before the ground freezes. This is especially true for evergreens like boxwood, junipers, and arborvitae, which continue to lose moisture throughout the winter. Consider spraying these types of evergreens with an anti-desiccant spray to prevent winter burn and die-back, or wrap them in burlap.
  8. Detach and drain garden hoses to prevent burst pipes, leading to expensive home repairs.
  9. Wrap the trunks of newly planted fruit trees to prevent the freezing of bark following occasional high temperatures in the winter season. This damage is called sun scald. Wrapping trunks also helps deter rabbits and rodents from nibbling on the bark.
  10. Lastly, place all your plant debris in a compost bin or pile. Over time, it will break down to provide what many gardeners refer to as nutrient-filled “black gold,” which they will mix in their soil to aid plant growth. However, do not include diseased plant material, as those diseases can survive and re-infect next year’s plantings. Bag and discard them.


Following these simple tips will promote a healthy and beautiful garden the coming year. It also will give a head start next spring when you are most eager to get your hands in the dirt. Happy gardening!


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