Upcoming Conferences/Trade Shows

Red Wing Software will have an exhibiting presence at the Alabama Municipal Clerks Winter Conference. CSA Software, a Red Wing Software partner, will be exhibiting at the Municipal Clerks Winter Conference at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama, November 29-December 1, 2023.
Please stop and say hello and ask any questions you may have about CenterPoint and/or CSA!

Employee Spotlight - Roxie Thoner

“Red Wing Software, this is Roxie” - I have been saying this for 33 years as an Administrative Assistant. There is a chance I have spoken with most of you over the years. I have known some of you since the DOS days! When asked how I have done this for so long, I say, "I get to talk with so many wonderful people and work with a great team." I also help with shipping and social media things.
My husband Steve and I have been married 43 years and have two married children and six grandchildren (five boys and one princess). We are blessed to have them live nearby. When I’m not working, I enjoy being outside in my flower gardens and pulling weeds. I did plant some pumpkins and a few vegetables this summer and had good results, so I have plans to plant more next year.
Another passion of mine is Operation Christmas Child(OCC). I am a Project Leader for our church's Packing Party and head up a drop-off site where we collect shoebox gifts from people in our area. National Collection Week is coming up in November, so I encourage you to learn more about OCC by clicking here and pack a shoebox gift this year.

Notes from the President

Ken Hilton - President Red Wing Software

We are fast approaching the end of 2023, and I wanted to use my space this month to communicate some important information that needs to be considered before year-end, or shortly after the beginning of a new year.
Whether your company operates according to a calendar year or a fiscal year, there are a few things that need to be considered to prepare for the new calendar year:
How is your budgeting process going for the new year? Will next year be the same as this year, or should you be planning some much-needed changes to make it better? Be sure to check every line item. Starting with a zero-based budget guarantees you won’t miss something that might need attention.
Have you installed all the latest versions of your software? You don’t need to wait until after the first of the year to get up to date. Doing it now saves pressure later.
How about benefit changes? Have you reviewed insurance policies, retirement plans, and other items important to you and your employees? Finding good employees is harder now than ever, and we need to remain competitive in the marketplace to keep them.
It is a good time to remind employees to update their W-4 information for changes that have occurred during the year, like getting married, having children, buying a house, or anything else that might change their withholding needs.
How is your budgeting process going? Oh, did I already mention that? I read once that “if you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always be where you already are.” Is it time for a change?
So, update that important technology today, review procedures and policies, help employees better manage their information, and plan for the new year.