Make the best use of your time and talents to manage all aspects of your church. With the Church360° suite, you can keep track of members’ information, maintain the church website, and balance the books—all from your laptop or mobile device. Now through Feb. 28, 2018, you can save $199 on each product. Learn more
Enterprise and National car rental
WELS has renegotiated the contract with Enterprise and National Car Rental. Available rate offerings have been updated as a result of the new contract.
Anyone interested in renting a car should sign up for the Emerald Club Program which is used by both Enterprise and National Car Rental programs. Those who have already signed up for Enterprise Plus can continue to use their existing account. Those interested in renting a car will find two available options, Business and Personal. Learn more
Schroeder Moving Systems
Will you be relocating this spring or summer?
Schroeder Moving Systems (previously Barrett Moving and Storage) is a home moving, relocation, and logistics company that takes moving personally—whether that’s transporting sensitive cargo around the world or your family around the corner. So, it is good to know that such a qualified relocation company has had a relationship with WELS for over 60 years. Learn more
Christmas is only 39 days away! During this busy shopping season consider supporting WELS when you search and shop online. Learn more
Allied 100 – AED Superstore, one of our ShopWELS partners, has special offers that never expire for automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for WELS organizations and individuals.
You can use coupon code WELS100 to receive $100 off the purchase of a new AED or AED Value Package. Or you can use coupon code WELSACC to receive 10% off the purchase of most AED replacement supplies and accessories if you already have an AED at your church or school. Contact Amber Neller by e-mail or call 800-991-6584.
For recent news and information about AEDs and heart health, check out the AED Superstore blogs at aedsuperstore.com/blogs.
Hidden in plain sight
Our ShopWELS partner, Ad Quest Promotions, offers promotional, logoed items and has a fall sale until October 15, 2017. Anything and everything “camo” is on sale. Does your church or school hold a fall trip? Do your Pioneers or Girl Pioneers group need a promotional item at its next event? Contact Ad Quest Promotions for more details. These special prices won’t be around long before they go into hiding!
25% off Shepherd’s Staff 2017
Get the organizational tools you need so you can focus on what matters most—the spiritual care of your members. With these church management software features offered by Concordia Technology Solutions at your fingertips, you’ll save time, improve your record-keeping accuracy, and create detailed reports just when you need them. Learn more
Our ShopWELS partner, Complete Office of Wisconsin, is now stocking a Fellowes Lotus sit-stand workstation (black) and this is why . . .
Over the past 10 years study after study has confirmed sitting for prolonged periods of time is harmful to your health. Some of the negative effects include an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes, links to high blood pressure, and elevated cholesterol. As a proponent of workspace management solutions, Fellowes wanted to create a product for this problem. Their next generation sit-stand products combine a wealth of research and product development with their deep understanding of the office workspace. They’re designed to be easy to use, adjustable, and worry-free. Plus, they’re engineered with the durability to transition from sitting to standing multiple times a day. All this adds up to a better sit-stand experience and one you’ll want to use every day.
View a video highlighting the features and benefits of the Fellowes Lotus sit-stand workstation.
Contact our WELS rep, Melanie Lepper at Complete Office, if you are interested in learning more.
The spoken word and acoustic music can “play nice together” in the worship space, while preserving the architectural beauty of the church. What is needed are well-designed sound systems and room acoustics that work well together as architectural elements in a balanced electro-acoustic system. DSH Audio Visions, a long standing partner of ShopWELS, can help you put it all together. Contact David Hosbach at email@example.com or visit the website at www.dshaudiovisions.com for more information.
FinalWeb is a longstanding partner of ShopWELS and offers websites, live streaming services, and mobile apps for churches and schools. We are pleased to share the following specials available from FinalWeb through Oct. 1, 2017.
Bundled package for new customers:
- Website, Live Streaming (250 hour plan), and Mobile App bundle for $49/month
- Two free months of service for new signups
For more information, and to take advantage of these offers, visit www.finalweb.com/wels2017
Visit http://www.finalweb.com/new to test drive the new Finalweb 2.0 beta! This vastly improved website creation engine is now available for use with new features being added daily.
If you are attending the 64th Biennial Convention of WELS, welcome! We hope you have time to find the ShopWELS display table. Once there you will find a brief slideshow of the current ShopWELS partners as well as some of the specials being offered to you as a delegate.
There are also some giveaways from some of the partners. You might also be interested in putting your name in a drawing for things like: an iPad (FinalWeb), an ASUS Chromebook (Troxell Communications), a badminton game, a bag toss game, a horse shoe set, a spike ball game (School Specialty), or gift basket of office supplies (Complete Office of Wisconsin).
If you aren’t attending the 64th Biennial Convention of WELS, don’t feel left out. We have a webpage with the information that is being shared at the synod convention. We hope that on that page or any of the partner pages you find information that could save you, your church, school, or organization some money on items you may need to purchase in the near future. Learn more
Are your documents working for you, or is it the other way around? It is estimated that up to forty percent of the education sector’s activities are document driven. And many schools spend as much as ten percent of their funding on documents and related processes.
Document Software Solutions streamlines processes of your school with easier routing, reporting and tracking, improved mobile printing opportunities, converting paper to electronic editable formats, organizing documents, with security and version control.
Need help? A free, no obligation document management needs assessment is being offered by James Imaging Systems.
Troxell Communications is eager to share an essential security product with our school Technology Directors and teachers in our growing 1:1 classroom settings—GoGuardian. In the classroom or off-campus, GoGuardian makes teaching and technology management easier, safer, and more fun.
The need for powerful, easy-to-use device management tools is greater than ever. From device assignment and repair tracking, to helping with CIPA-compliant web filtering and classroom management, many schools often end up using a patchwork of tools and apps to accomplish their strategic technology goals.
With a full suite of position-tailored products designed and built just for Chromebooks, GoGuardian makes it easy for schools to manage large or small device deployments, keep your students safer online, and gain valuable insights into how your technology program is working. Learn more
- GoGuardian Admin: Web content filtering, internet activity monitoring, and theft recovery
- GoGuardian Teacher: Classroom management and collaboration
- GoGuardian Fleet: Asset management for Chrome devices
- GoGuardian Director: Education app usage and engagement analytics
School Specialty offers a carefully curated stable of specialty brands that provide innovative, best-in-class products and services designed to address the needs of students. They’ve invested heavily in creating curriculum and other educational content to help apply new thinking and trends in education. These products and services have made them a valuable ShopWELS partner over the years.
Recently School Specialty has partnered with SOAR Life Products—a company that offers products and services to help students sharpen cognitive skills and build mental, physical, and emotional well-being. The ShopWELS partnership with School Specialty, and now SOAR Life Products, allows up to 80% off of their product offerings.
When you think about office products, things like copy paper, tape, and paper clips come to mind. But our ShopWELS partner for office supplies offers much more—
Hot/cold beverage cups, paper plates, paper towels, facial tissue, bathroom tissue, and a number of different styles of paper hand towels are just a few of the items available from Complete Office of Wisconsin.
These prices are exclusive to WELS members and are good through June 30, 2017.
Place your order online at www.cowiweb.com or contact Melanie Lepper at 715-254-1133. If you find lower prices with a different vendor on any of these items, contact Melanie as Complete Office strives to meet or beat any competitor price.
School Specialty Inc and SOAR Life Products are partners of ShopWELS through Intalere. Intalere members can enjoy up to 80% off contracted items and an unprecedented selection of products for educational and healthcare facilities.
The 2017 version of Shepherd’s Staff introduces a new feature—web tools!
Shepherd’s Staff WebTools is a separate portal that you can log into through a web browser, and it allows you to complete certain tasks (like entering attendance and offerings) when you are away from your church computer.
Access WebTools from anywhere with an internet connection, even on a tablet or a Mac! No confidential data is stored online, and the data from the web easily syncs with what is stored on your computer.
WebTools is only available in the 2017 version of Shepherd’s Staff and requires a support contract. Buy now and save 25%! Offer ends May 31, 2017.
Using an older version of Shepherd’s Staff? Upgrade today at a discounted rate and begin using Shepherd’s Staff WebTools.
We are pleased to announce the addition of Church Mutual, Design Fugitives, and Suddath Relocation Systems to ShopWELS. All three of these companies have had relationships in WELS and requests were made from WELS members like you to have them become part of the ShopWELS family.
Church Mutual has been a partner of WELS since 1976 and has offered WELS organizations a 15 percent discount on package policies (in states where allowed). Besides exceptional customer service, Church Mutual representatives also offer recommendations on ways to prevent loss in your particular setting. Learn more
Design Fugitives has had a relationship with WELS since it began and is a collaboration of high-tech, architecturally-trained commercial artists who design and fabricate architectural-scale art that leaves a legacy. They specialize in suspended atrium sculptures, 3D wall coverings, ecclesiastic art, and LED fixtures—they work with churches, schools, businesses, and individuals to create thought provoking art. Learn more
Suddath Relocation Systems (previously Barrett Moving and Storage) is a home moving, relocation, and logistics company that takes moving personally—whether that’s transporting sensitive cargo around the world or moving your family around the corner. It is good to know that such a qualified relocation company has had a relationship with WELS for over 60 years. Learn more
Church Mutual Insurance Company, the leading insurer of religious institutions, has partnered with WELS since 1976 and offers organizations a 15% discount on package policies (in states where allowed), as well as exceptional customer service and specialty expertise.
Design Fugitives is a collaboration of high-tech, architecturally-trained commercial artists who design and fabricate architectural-scale art that leaves a legacy. They specialize in suspended atrium sculptures, 3D wall coverings, ecclesiastic art, and LED fixtures—but will gladly consider any project that pushes the boundaries of what architectural art can communicate.
Schroeder Moving Systems (formerly Barrett Moving and Storage) has had a relationship with WELS for over 60 years and has recently become a part of ShopWELS.
Through April 27, when travelers stay twice at any Choice Hotels® location, they’ll earn enough points for a free night. Qualifying for the promotion is easy:
- Become a Choice Privileges member
- Register for the promotion at ChoiceHotels.com/FreeNight
- Stay two separate times with us through April 27 and receive enough points to redeem for a free night. Travelers can continue to book with your corporate rate and still qualify for the promotion.
WELS has negotiated corporate rates with Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National. Any WELS member is free to rent using these special rates for both business and personal use.
Concordia Technology Solutions offers church management software that works faster, smarter, and within budget.
SoftwareOne focuses exclusively on software licensing, and takes a consultative approach to helping customers optimize their software spend, while enhancing their relationships with over 100 unique software publishers and local service providers such as Microsoft, Adobe, IBM, VMware, Oracle, Citrix, Symantec and McAfee.
Complete Office of Wisconsin is the largest independent office supplier and office furniture reseller in the state of Wisconsin and provides exceptional customer service at competitive prices throughout the continental U.S.
Summer is a time for cook outs, taking in a baseball game, lazy days at the beach, tending garden, and traveling—whether for business or personal reasons.
If you are doing a lot of traveling this summer, or any time, we want to remind you of two ways you might save on your travel costs—through two ShopWELS partners: Enterprise and Choice Hotels.
Enterprise rental programs
WELS has negotiated two sets of corporate rates with Enterprise Rent-A-Car. A “Set Rate” and a “5%” rate. Check both rates to see which is lower for the day(s) you need a car. Depending on the day, one will likely be lower than the other. This program is open to all WELS members. Learn more
Choice Hotel discount
When making a hotel reservation for business or personal reasons, using Choice Hotels will save you 5 percent. We recently learned that the more this discount is used, the better the chances WELS has of obtaining a greater discount. So choose Choice and let’s get bigger discounts together. Learn more
No matter what your summer schedule looks like, we hope you are able to take a break and enjoy visiting with family and friends during the warmer weather. Safe travels and smart shopping!
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