Merchants Shines Again in DEI

July 17, 2023

Merchants Bonding Company is excited to announce that we have received the Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Medium Workplace Excellence Award from the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce for the second time. This honor recognizes our commitment to fostering an inclusive culture and implementing impactful initiatives.

Throughout the year, we have made significant strides in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization, offering our associates unique opportunities to engage in enriching events and training programs. Our valued partnership with minority-owned agency Foundation Surety and the Small Business Association (SBA) has played a pivotal role in creating growth opportunities for disadvantaged small emerging contractors, driving progress in underrepresented communities. In recognition of our collective efforts, we were honored to be named SBA's 2022 Surety of the Year in June, a testament to our commitment to supporting small businesses.

We continue to demonstrate our commitment to the development and leadership of women within our company, exemplified by the recent addition of our highly accomplished Chief Financial Officer Elisabeth Sandersfeld in April. With a wealth of experience and expertise, her strategic hire further strengthens our leadership team and underscores our ongoing dedication to promoting gender diversity.

The DEI Workplace Excellence Awards celebrates companies that excel in embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion and were determined by a panel of judges who aim to inspire others and create tangible impact in communities. To learn more about the DEI Workplace Excellence Awards and the important work in this field, visit