We are extremely proud to announce that State Collection Service, Inc. was selected as the large business Winner of the 2014 Wisconsin Family Business of the Year Award! At a ceremony held in Madison, we were among a group of 19 family business nominees. Equally exciting, State Collection Service is the first receivables firm in the state to ever win such an award!

The Wisconsin Family Business of the Year Award was created to highlight and celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of family businesses that make an impact on the business community. Winners are chosen by an independent panel of judges from nominations solicited from local family businesses.

Criteria for selection include the family business’ contribution to its community and industry, its positive links between family and business, and innovative practices used in its business.

In an emotional acceptance speech, company CEO Tom Haag said, “You’ve made a 70-year old bill collector cry with this award. State Collection Service may be the Haag family’s business, but without the hard work and dedication of every member of our staff, seasoned and brand new, we would not have made it this far. This award is for every employee of State Collection Service.”

This is a very exciting achievement that we now share with very few companies. Congratulations to every member of the State Collection team!

About State Collection Service, Inc.

Since 1949, State Collection Service has provided quality collection service to countless healthcare organizations.

Through experience and innovation, State Collection Service has grown to become a tremendously credible and nationally-recognized collection agency offering services from pre-registration to bad debt. It is upon the basis of ethical behavior and a dedication to integrity that each State Collection Service employee works to uphold the company’s vision – Partnerships for a Lifetime.

*This article first appeared in “A State Collection Service, Inc. Newsletter Volume 20, Issue 2, Second Quarter 2014”