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Contributing to Green County Growth

Colony Brands is helping to spur development in local startups and emerging growth companies by providing financial support to the new Green County Growth Opportunity Fund. The Green County Growth Opportunity Fund is a revolving loan tool used for development and expansion of small businesses. Administered by the Green County Development Corporation (GCDC), it is [...]

Colony Brands Accelerates Local Youth

Colony Brands recently presented over $75,000 to programs aimed at accelerating the youth of Green County: A total of $28,000 to nine different school districts in southwest Wisconsin including Monroe, Juda, Blackhawk, Monticello, Brodhead, Albany, New Glarus, Belleville and Argyle for their weekend food programs for students in need; $20,000 to the Monroe Youth Center [...]

Colony Brands CEO John Baumann Announces Jan. 1, 2020 Retirement

Monroe, WI - Now in his 35th year at Colony Brands, President and Chief Executive Officer, John Baumann, has announced that he will step down as CEO early next year.  Baumann will retain his role as CEO through Jan. 1, 2020, but will transition his title of President to current Chief Financial Officer, Bob Erb, [...]

Colony Brands President and CEO receives Distinguished Service Award

John Baumann, President and CEO of Colony Brands, was recently awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the UW-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The Distinguished Service Award is given to journalism school graduates for significant contributions in journalism and mass communication. The award recognized Baumann’s leadership in making Colony Brands one of the largest [...]

10x Wisconsin Corporate Safety Award Winner!

Colony Brands was awarded the Wisconsin Corporate Safety Award at the Annual Wisconsin Safety Conference on April 16 & 17 at the Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells. This prestigious honor is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Safety Council and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. The annual awards program honors businesses for exemplary safety records and excellence [...]

Teacher Recognition Program Awards

A total of $20,000 in monetary awards was presented to six teachers from the School District of Monroe in Monroe, Wisconsin. The educators were recently honored through the Colony Brands Foundation Teacher Recognition Program. This is the third year of the program, which was announced by the Foundation in the fall of 2016.  The goal [...]

A Pledge to the Monroe School District

The Colony Brands Foundation and the School District of Monroe continue their long-standing partnership with the announcement of a pledge of up to $590,000 from the Foundation to support an Elementary Spanish program in all three district elementary schools beginning in the 2019-20 school year.  John Baumann, President & CEO of Colony Brands, said the […]

Colony Brands President & CEO discusses customer trust.

Colony Brands President & CEO, John Baumann, was recently interviewed by Clarus Commerce to discuss more about today's customer and the value of trust. On their blog, Content Specialist, Jim Tierney paints a well-worded picture of the challenges retailers are up against in today's ever changing market. "In The Age of the Customer, consumers call [...]

Super Bowl of Christmas Retail

CEO of Colony Brands appears on Fox News to discuss the “Super Bowl” of Christmas Retail The Christmas season in the retail business has been referred to as retail companies’ “Super Bowl”. That stands true for many of our brands. Just before Christmas, Neil Cavuto from Fox News asked our President and CEO, John Baumann, […]

Featured on the World’s Greatest Television Show!

World’s Greatest Television Feature The Swiss Colony was recently featured on the World’s Greatest Television show! Learn more about our heritage and what products are made right here in Southern Wisconsin.