Celebrate the Tribe: Perfect Pops Start with the Perfect Mix

Each perfect pop starts with the perfect mix. The members of our Zieggy Tribe responsible for this very important first step belong to our Quality Assurance department. Food Scientist Breanna Humphries pulled data from the beginning of October to put this job into perspective. In just one week, the Quality Assurance ...more

Meet the Tribe: Tomisluv Caraway

“I would like to recommend Tomislov Caraway from the freezer,” said Eric Milhoan, the Zieggy Tribe’s Supply Chain Manager. “He lives out the Zieggy essentials daily, and has worked as hard as anybody over the last 6 months.” That favorable review of Tomislov comes as the Zieggy Tribe members working in ...more

Preps for Next Summer Underway at the Twin Pop Factory

By Kelly Camarote Greathouse, Marketing Coordinator Sunny skies and record-breaking temperatures result in The Ziegenfelder Company’s busiest season: summer! That’s typically the time when many people cool off with a Budget Saver Ice Pop. To meet the increased summer demand for Budget Saver products, our Zieggy Tribe is working around the clock ...more

Meet the Tribe: Jamie Sharp

It’s difficult to count the number of hats worn by Jamie Sharp during her 16 years of working at The Ziegenfelder Company. She described a workplace that showcases coworkers who all pitch in to get the job done. “When I started, there were just two ladies in the front office, an ...more

Zieggy Tribe represented at Project Stand in PA

By Kelly Camarote Greathouse, Marketing Coordinator The Zieggy Tribe’s reach extended more than an hour’s drive into Pennsylvania last weekend as Matt Porter spoke at the yearly Project Stand event. Organizers of Project Stand work to unite people from all walks of life who want to prevent and stop addiction in ...more

Zieggy Tribe Appreciation Events Kick Off This Week In Wheeling

By Kelly Camarote Greathouse, Marketing Coordinator Employee appreciation events started this week with a Zieggy Tribe gathering at the facility in Wheeling, West Virginia. Volunteers from our tribe coordinated all aspects of the event. The day included great food, fun games, and lots of raffle items.   Members of our Zieggy Tribe from ...more

Meet the Tribe: Jimmy George

Jimmy George, a native Ohio Valley resident quickly proved he’s an adventure seeker. “I have the inspiration to learn to surf before I’m 50,” said Jimmy, “And I’m running out of time. I love the beach. I love the water. I’ve collected sand from beaches all over the world.” Jimmy started travelling ...more

Celebrations Recognize Safety Achievements

Starting next week, celebrations across The Ziegenfelder Company’s three locations will recognize the safety achievements of our Zieggy Tribe. The events will also provide a chance for the company to show appreciation for all employees who work to make people smile with our really cool treats. Organizers plan to have food, ...more

Meet the Tribe: Dawn Garren

Jimmy Garren, the husband of Zieggy Tribe member Dawn Garren, proposed on their first date. The couple married 6 months later and have been together ever since. As die-hard Tennessee Volunteers football fans, they consulted a football schedule before picking a wedding date. “We got married on an away Tennessee football ...more

Film Crew Surprises Zieggy Tribe

By Kelly Camarote Greathouse, Marketing Coordinator As Budget Saver Twin Pops came off the line Friday morning, on-duty Zieggy Tribe members in the Wheeling plant got a surprise in the form of a film crew from 100 Days in Appalachia. Their cameras captured video for an upcoming piece featuring The Ziegenfelder ...more

Meet the Tribe: Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson became a member of the Zieggy Tribe about eight years ago. In that time, his career has grown almost in sync with his growing family. “I had my first child about two weeks before starting here,” said Matt. “That gave me the motivation to do well and try to ...more

Ice Pop Swag Shop on the Horizon

By Kelly Camarote Greathouse, Marketing Coordinator At The Ziegenfelder Company, we’re constantly working behind the scenes to promote the love of our products, Budget Saver Ice Pops. That includes Budget Saver Twin Pops, Budget Saver Monster Pops, and a couple other really cool treats that help us accomplish our mission of ...more

Meet the Tribe: Patricia Billups

Since The Ziegenfelder Company bought the Denver plant in 2014, Patricia Billups has worked in the freezer. She’s held each position in the department during her three years as a member of the Zieggy Tribe. “I started at the bottom and worked my way up,” said Patricia, who is now the ...more

Monster Pop Raiders for the WIN!

By Kelly Camarote Greathouse This weekend, members of our Zieggy Tribe (who refer to themselves as the Monster Pop Raiders) will hop on a dragon boat and paddle for a good cause. All funds raised from the Dragon Boat Race will go to support services provided by the King’s Daughters Child Care ...more

Meet the Tribe: Huy Vo

Huy Vo’s history with the plant at 400 Yuma Street in Denver, Colorado started long before the Ziegenfelder Company bought the location from the Jackson Ice Cream Company. “I started out with Jackson Ice Cream in the summer of 1995,” said Huy, who worked on and off at the plant until ...more

Budget Saver Rainbow Glasses

Created by Jasmin Fine   This frozen treat from Jasmin Fine is perfect for an end of summer party. Fill these rainbow glasses with your favorite beverage or desert. Then, check out more of Jasmin's awesome recipes at 1finecookie.com!   Ingredients: Budget Saver Twin Pops Directions:  In a bowl, melt a couple of each color of twin ...more

Meet The Tribe: Beth Crooks

As the sole Payroll and Benefits Specialist, the job done by Beth Crooks impacts every single person employed by the Ziegenfelder Company. Although she works out of the company’s main office in Wheeling, West Virginia, she handles the payroll and benefits responsibilities across all three locations. “When I started, we logged ...more

Safety Comes First In Our Zieggy Tribe

By Scott McHugh, Director of Environmental Health, Safety and Security Here at the Ziegenfelder Company, every member of our Zieggy Tribe is responsible for safety. No matter what is happening on the production line, we all have the responsibility and ability to make sure we are not injured. All of us ...more

Meet the Tribe: Lisa Yurkovitch

When you call the Ziegenfelder Company’s Wheeling location, you are most likely connected to Lisa Yurkovitch. Lisa’s cheerful voice has represented the Zieggy Tribe for more than a year. “I work with such a great group of people,” said Lisa. “The coworkers are my favorite part. Leslie Waechter and Jamie Shultz ...more

Celebrate the Tribe: Give Back

By Kelly Camarote Greathouse, Marketing Coordinator The Zieggy Tribe’s dedication to give back will be celebrated again this month in Wheeling, WV as employees participate in a team sport that dates back 2,300 years! On August 26, the Monster Pop Raiders will represent the Ziegenfelder Company during the Wheeling Dragon Boat ...more

Meet The Tribe: James Snyder

As the oldest of three children, life threw James Snyder into a leadership role from as early as he can remember. “It was 1989 when my mom was diagnosed with cancer,” said James. “The doctors gave my mother 6 months to live but she fought. She eventually passed away in 1995 ...more

Preps Underway for Twinsfest

By Kelly Camarote Greathouse, Marketing Coordinator Preparations are in high gear at The Ziegenfelder Company to create smiles at the upcoming Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio. The three day event is the largest annual gathering of twins and other multiples in the world. And for all of us here at ...more

Meet the Tribe: Donovan Arriaga

Love can blossom when two people least expect it. That’s exactly what happened to Donovan Arriaga, who works at The Ziegenfelder Company plant in Chino, California. Among the sweet smell of ice pop mixes, Donovan met his wife.  “Flor works in the Chino facility as well,” said Donovan. “We were working ...more

Budget Saver Watermelon Pops

Created by Jasmin Fine    The best summer treats are combined into this perfect hot weather recipe. Budget Saver Watermelon Pops look fun and taste even better. Check out more of Jasmin's awesome recipes at 1finecookie.com!    Ingredients: Budget Saver assorted twin pops Chocolate chips Corn syrup Thick popsicle sticks Cone-shaped paper cups Toothpicks Directions: Place red and green Budget Saver assorted ...more

Meet the Tribe: Felix Sharp

A unique description accompanied Felix Sharp’s Meet The Tribe nomination. “Felix Sharp: jack of all trades and master of some major positive force for Team 2!” wrote Matt Porter, Production Supervisor at The Ziegenfelder Company’s Wheeling plant. This month marked three years that Felix has worked at The Ziegenfelder Company full time. ...more

Celebrate the Tribe: Breaking Records in June

Out of 18 total years working at The Ziegenfelder Company, Jeffrey Battles spent 15 of them in bitterly cold temperatures as a Freezer Tech. “Working in the cold is the hardest part of the job,” said Battles, who is now a team lead. He explained the demand for frozen treats increases ...more

Meet the Tribe: Tonya Newsome

This month will mark the fifth year that Tonya Newsome has worked at the Ziegenfelder Company. “I’ve worked in shipping and receiving since July 23, 2012,” said Tonya. “It’s been a great, and humbling, learning experience.” Tonya said she was first attracted to working at the Ziegenfelder Company because the management was ...more

Meet the Tribe: Aaron Miles

To a stranger, Aaron Miles could be misunderstood due to his quiet nature. He won’t brag about his abilities to play guitar, swing a golf club or positively influence his coworkers at The Ziegenfelder Company’s plant in Wheeling. You’ve got to pry those details out of him.  “Have your priorities in ...more

Budget Saver Stars and Bears for the 4th of July

Created by Jasmin Fine If your kids are heading to the freezer for their favorite Budget Saver Assorted Twin Pops, you may want to pull aside all the Cherry and Blue Raspberry Twin Pops! Jasmine Fine combines the two flavors in this patriotic frozen treat that’s perfect for your 4th of ...more

Meet the Tribe: Laura Wiggins

Laura Wiggins called Rochester, New York home through her entire childhood. Then, she made a major change.  “I followed my sister to Los Angeles, California,” said Laura. “I followed her there with no job. I wanted to pursue a career in human resources. I had just graduated college with a degree ...more

Celebrating Our ENTIRE Zieggy Tribe

By Kelly Camarote Greathouse, Marketing Coordinator Members of the Zieggy Tribe are finding themselves in the spotlight with a lot of attention on the hiring practices at The Ziegenfelder Company. This comes after the company’s participation in the 2017 West Virginia Opioid Seminar. At the May conference about the opioid crisis in ...more

Meet the Tribe: Tina Bumgardner

When asked to provide a nomination for Meet the Tribe, Holly Fillipovich, the Director of Finance and Business Operations at The Ziegenfelder Company, immediately offered up Tina Bumgardner. She cited Tina’s willingness to always put her Zieggy Tribe first in accordance with the first Zieggy Essential pillar, ‘THINK Tribe First.’ “When ...more

Budget Saver Starfish Ice Cubes

Created by Jasmin Fine Jasmin Fine offers multiple ways to make Budget Saver Starfish Ice Cubes. This recipe allows you to use Budget Saver Tropic Twin Pops OR Budget Saver Sugar Free Twin Pops. It’s your choice! No matter which Budget Twin Pop Both you choose, these fun frozen treats are definitely ...more

Meet the Tribe: Daisy Lucio

Daisy Lucio came to The Ziegenfelder Company almost a year ago with big dreams. At the company’s plant in Chino, California, Daisy found a place that provided room for her dreams to grow even bigger. “I started in the production room as a line worker,” said Daisy. “I liked working in ...more

Job Ads

By Kelly Camarote Greathouse  Are you interested in a dynamic, fast-paced, growing company? Do you value positive attitudes, teamwork, and work ethic? Those questions possibly found in a job ad are taken to heart at The Ziegenfelder Company. That’s why this is a company committed to changing the lives of those ...more

Meet the Tribe: Wanda Munoz

Employment with The Ziegenfelder Company in October 2014 meant a second chance for Wanda Munoz. She reentered the workforce at the Denver plant after spending 7 years behind bars for a non-violent offense. “My biggest fear was ‘what am I going to do?’ I was so stressed,” said Wanda. “It was almost ...more

Why I Choose To Race For Crittenton Services

By Holly Fillipovich Pause for a second. Picture your young self or a close young female friend who is pregnant and has no support.  She has no family support, no financial support, no emotional support.   Where is this soon to be young mother to go with her unborn baby?  Who will ...more

Meet the Tribe: Doug South

“Gotta have a good time,” explained Doug South as his fellow Zieggy Tribe member tried to look for a video of him doing the dance that shares his name. “They taught me how to do the Dougie and I had it down in one shift.” Doug started at the Ziegenfelder plant ...more

Budget Saver Red, White and Blueberry Pops for Memorial Day

Created by Jasmin Fine   Jasmin Fine is at it again! She's creating more fun recipes. This time Jasmine is using Budget Saver Red White & Berry Blast Pops. Check out more of Jasmin's awesome recipes at 1finecookie.com! Ingredients: - Red White & Berry Blast Budget Saver popsicles - Blueberries - Strawberries Directions: Slice blueberries in half. Slice thin slivers ...more

Meet the Tribe: Richard Velez

A friend first told Richard Velez about opportunities at the Ziegenfelder Company plant in Chino. That was back in November of 2012. Richard has been a Maintenance Mechanic at the home of the Budget Saver Assorted Twin Pops ever since.  “I checked (Ziegenfelder) out and showed up with my tool bag ...more

Donating in Denver Schools

By James Martinez, Warehouse Operations Supervisor at Ziegenfelder’s Denver Plant Recently, I brought Budget Saver Twin Pops to Green Valley Elementary in Denver for the school’s field day. My wife is a Reading Interventionist there and I donated once before for students who had perfect attendance in their yearly testing. Twin ...more

Meet the Tribe: Moises Ramirez

For Team Leader Moises Ramirez, working at Ziegenfelder truly is a family affair. His mother and brother also work at the plant in Denver. September marks 2 years that Moises has worked alongside his family making Budget Saver products. “Advancement is important,” says Moises, who explained that he likes working at ...more

Sweet Results with Ziegenfelder's First Flavor Contest

By Kelly Camarote Greathouse Two members of the Zieggy Tribe were recognized for submitting top ideas during The Ziegenfelder Company’s first Employee Flavor Contest. Jose Maas, a Specialized Equipment Engineer, and Dustin Ray, an operator, each received a $100 gift card for their ideas as they made it to phase two ...more

Meet the Tribe: Shelby Nash

Doing a job and being asked to do a job in a completely different location to train others can require a different set of skills. Coworkers say they nominated Shelby Nash for Meet the Tribe because she possesses skill sets that will allow her to do her job anywhere helping ...more

How does it feel when a friend lends you a helping hand?

By Lisa Allen, President of The Ziegenfelder Company We often don’t realize our need for help until someone offers assistance. It could be a friend or stranger.  Replying, “No thanks,” and thinking you can handle it on your own is NOT the noble response. “Thank you” serves both of you while ...more

Meet the Tribe: Raymond Becerra

Raymond Becerra described what he felt when he first started working at the Ziegenfelder Company’s plant in Chino 5 years ago. “It was a different type of work I was not used to,” said Raymond who is now a team leader. Vice President of Ziegenfelder, Barry Allen took notice of Raymond ...more

A Ziegenfelder First

By Kelly Camarote Greathouse, Marketing Coordinator The Ziegenfelder Company hit a major milestone last week. The company completed its first major production shoot related to a full marketing campaign. The six digital commercials shot over just two days are set to start releasing in mid-May. The campaign centers around the idea that ...more

Meet the Tribe: Daniel Kaplow

In roughly one month, Daniel Kaplow will celebrate his one year anniversary working at The Ziegenfelder Company’s Denver plant as Production Supervisor.   “If I could change anything about the job, I would change the location,” said Daniel, “So it’s closer to my house.” Daniel explained that he came to Ziegenfelder ...more

Budget Saver Neon Sunshine Monster Pops

Created by Jasmin Fine Check out more of Jasmin's awesome recipes at 1finecookie.com!   Ingredients: Monster Pops by Budget Saver in Cherry Pineapple & Lemon Lime Firm mango  Directions: Slice mango into slim slices. Use a mini sun cookie cutter to cut out shapes from mango slices. Unwrap Budget Saver monster pops and place on a parchment-lined plate. ...more

Meet the Tribe: Christopher Zoc

When asked if Christopher Zoc has any advice for someone beginning their career at The Ziegenfelder Company, he said, “Learn to keep up with the pace and learn to have a lot of patience." Chris started as a packer and bagger at the company’s Wheeling facility roughly two years ago. The ...more

Safety First at Ziegenfelder

By Kelly Camarote Greathouse, Marketing Coordinator Someone casually walking around a Ziegenfelder plant will miss key details that keep everyone safe at the home of the Budget Saver Twin Pop. I definitely missed these features on my first couple of walk-arounds during my initial weeks on the job. I relied on Jamie ...more

Meet the Tribe: Isha Nelson

Talk to Isha Nelson for just a few minutes and you’ll quickly understand why her Zieggy Tribe nominated her for recognition.  “You can’t do it by yourself,” said Isha, a Quality Assurance Supervisor. August will mark two years that Isha has worked at the Ziegenfelder plant located in Chino, California. CEO Lisa ...more

Every Season is Budget Saver TWIN POP Season!

By Kelly Greathouse, Marketing Coordinator Summer is just around the corner so you know what that means. Kids are almost free from the confines of a classroom, the temperatures are starting to rise and entire families are spending as much time as possible outside. This time of year also carries a common ...more

Sweet Starts at Ziegenfelder

By Kelly Camarote Greathouse, Marketing Coordinator Today marks the end of my first week on the job at Ziegenfelders. And WOW! What a sweet start! I never imagined I'd be working at the Home of the Twin Pops. Now, I can't imagine myself anywhere else. My first day marketing the Twin Pops ...more

Wheeling Employees pack meals during Holiday breakfast

Project is part of ‘weServeEats’ effort to feed kids in Liberia        WHEELING, W.Va. – There was plenty of food at the Ziegenfelder Company’s annual Christmas breakfast, but most of it was not served during the Dec. 5 event at Wheeling Island Race Track.        Ziegenfelder employees participated in a charity function with weServeEats, ...more

Patricia Billups wins RefrigiWear Warehousemen of the Year

  DENVER, Colo. – Ziegenfelder Company employee Patricia Billups recently was honored as a winner of the Warehousemen of the Year Award.        Billups, who is part of the team at Ziegenfelder’s Denver plant, received the recognition from RefrigiWear, Inc., which presents the Warehousemen of the Year Award to nominees based upon ...more

Operation Homefront 2016

A message from our National Sales Manager - Jay McSpadden     This past week I had the privilege of presenting a check for $24,515.00 to Operation Homefront in San Antonio, Texas. Brad Allen and Lori Stephens also represented our great little company, and it was truly a great event.    As a ...more

Budget Saver Assorted Twin Pops will be sold at Meijer stores

A Cool Deal      WHEELING, W.Va. – The Ziegenfelder Company announced that its signature product, the Budget Saver Assorted Twin Pops frozen treats, will be available at Meijer Inc. stores this month.        “This is an exciting development and we appreciate the opportunity to partner with Meijer, which has such a great ...more

Ingredients for Slushy Popsicle Margarita

Receipe created by Jasmin Fine.  Check out Jasmin's full post and more awesome receipes at 1finecookie.com! 1 oz. Tequila (2 1/2T) ½ oz. Triple Sec (1 1/2 T) 2 Budget Saver popsicles in lemon-lime, plus more for garnish 2 Coronita 7 oz. beers 1 cup ice   Green sprinkles or salt 2 Margarita glasses Corn Syrup   Yield: 2   To begin making your slushy ...more

A little piece of Heaven

A Guilty Pleasure by Mona Cristo Living in Florida summertime doesn’t come seasonally… We practically have it 10 out of the 12 months in the whole year. There’s mostly a need to want to find a way to refresh yourself in the humidity and heat. Especially with cold treats because they’ll ...more

Lisa's participating in the Ohio Valley Community Fitness Challenge!

Bridging the gap to community wellness, personal fitness Ohio Valley business executives to embark on three-month fitness, nutrition program to inspire others   As Mother Teresa once said, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” Leveraging one’s own personal commitment to positively ...more

Ziegenfelder’s Twin Pops Are Tops

Steve Novotney November 22, 2015  She knew what Daddy did but seldom was offered a taste of what he did. That’s because, if Lisa Allen, her older sister, Karen, younger sister Tobie, or younger brothers Pete, and Ed, wanted some Ziegenfelder’s ice cream or popsicles, they had to go to the store and ...more

Sikora Montessori Students Collect Bottled Water to Help Children In Flint, MI

By D.K. Wright, Digital Journalis WHEELING - The students at Sikora Montessori in Elm Grove were collecting bottled water to send to children in Flint, Michigan.    It all started when Maddie Kirchner's mom came up with the idea of collecting bottled water. "She wanted to help people," said little Maddie. "She came to us, bringing awareness to us ...more

Newly Redesigned Budget Saver Monster Pops

Check out our newly desgined Monster Pops bags. Same great Monster Pops, in a new fun and exciting package!

Lisa's interview with Dave Mastovich

FIND YOUR HAPPY PLACE WITH A TWIN POP AND SOME NO BS MARKETING Nov 4, 2015 by Dave Mastovich Have you ever enjoyed a Twin Pop? Those tasty treats found at places like Walmart and Giant Eagle are produced by The Ziegenfelder Company headquartered in Wheeling, West Virginia. I had the chance to ...more

Operation Homefront 2015

Jay McSpadden and Brad Allen visited with Operation Homefront in Baltimore, MD Monday to donate proceeds from this years Red, White and Berry blast sales. This year we were able to donate over $28,000 to Operation Homefront with your help from purchasing the Red, White and Berry blast pops. A ...more

Smile Story from Christine

Message from Christine received 8/25/15 6:00 PM "I would just like to take this opportunity to let you know what a fantastic product you are selling. I came across your product by not wanting to pay $3.79 for Popsicle brand. I then saw your package on the shelf and decided for ...more

Lisa's going over the Edge!

Our CEO is going over the edge again this year! Lisa is rappelling from the Stone Center in Wheeling to support the YWCA. Please visit her page here and donate to help hundred of families, women and children in need.   For the last 33 years, the Wheeling YWCA has offered support ...more