Vermont Employers Honored for Wellness Programs

On March 21, Business owners, CEOs, company presidents and human resources directors from 81 Vermont worksites received awards for their onsite efforts to promote physical fitness and a healthy work-life balance. Governor Phil Scott, state health commissioner Mark Levine, and Janet Franz, chair of the Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, presented the awards during a ceremony at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Burlington.

Governor Phil Scott Address the 2017 Worksite Wellness Awards Attendees

Governor Phil Scott Addresses the 2017 Worksite Wellness Awards Attendees

The annual awards recognize Vermont employers’ efforts to enhance productivity, bolster a healthy environment and improve the lives of Vermont citizens. This year’s recipients include manufacturers, banks, utilities, municipalities, nonprofit organizations, engineering companies, medical offices and retailers.

“Employers in Vermont have come to understand that physically fit workers are more productive, engaged and invested in their careers,” said Franz. “There’s a clear link between healthy, happy employees and an organization’s success.”

During the 2017 Worksite Wellness Awards a group stretch was led to demonstrate the value of taking stretch breaks throughout the work day.

During the 2017 Worksite Wellness Awards a group stretch was led to demonstrate the value of taking stretch breaks throughout the workday.

The awards provide an opportunity for the governor and health commissioner to thank businesses and organizations for their efforts to support a healthy Vermont workforce. These efforts help keep health care costs down, improve productivity and make Vermont a great place to live and work.

The awards ceremony took place in conjunction with an all-day Worksite Wellness Conference, during which the award recipients shared best practices for inspiring employees to make healthy choices on and off the job. Keynote Sara Rauch, Director of Strategy and Planning for the Wellness Councils of America, presented ideas for engineering work environments across multiple industries to create healthy cultures among management and staff. Afternoon sessions allowed participants to delve deeper into incorporating physical activity and nutrition in the workplace, creating inclusive workplaces, reducing worker injuries, and helping employees overcome stress.

 

2018 Vermont Governor’s Award for Excellence in Worksite Wellness were presented to:

Employers with 1-50 employees
Hickok & Boardman Financial Planning & HR Intelligence
Trudell Consulting Engineers
VSBIT
Washington Electric Cooperative
Employers with 51-50 employees
asicNorth
Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO)
Chroma Technology Corp
Engelberth Construction, Inc.
Green Mountain College
Hallam-ICS
Hickok & Boardman Insurance Group
Logic Supply
NRG Systems, Inc.
The Richards Group
Vermont Electric Coop
Vermont Federal Credit Union
Vermont League of Cities and Towns
Vermont Systems, Inc.
WageWorks
Employers with 151-500 employees
A.N. Deringer, Inc.
BioTek Instruments Inc.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice
Champlain College
City of Rutland
City of St. Albans
Community Care Network
Country Home Products / DR Power Equipment
Franklin County Home Health Agency, Inc.
Hanover Consumer Cooperative
Heritage Family Credit Union
Hubbardton Forge
Lake Champlain Chocolates
Mascoma Bank
Mt Ascutney Hospital
New Chapter Inc.
NorthCountry Federal Credit Union
Northeast Kingdom Human Services, Inc.
Northfield Savings Bank
Onion River Cooperative dba City Market
Passumpsic Savings Bank
Sonnax Industries, Inc.
The Edge Sports & Fitness
United Counseling Service
Vermont Information Processing
Vermont Mutual Insurance Group
Vermont Precision Tools
Vermont Student Assistance Corporation
VSECU
World Learning
Employers with 501-999 employees
Brattleboro Retreat
Burton Snowboards
City of Burlington
Copley Hospital
Health Care and Rehabilitation Services
North Country Hospital
Northwestern Counseling & Support Services Inc.
Northwestern Medical Center
The Vermont Country Store
UVM Health Network Porter Medical Center
Visiting Nurses Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties
Washington County Mental Health Services
Employers with 1000+ employees
Central Vermont Medical Center
Howard Center
Keurig Green Mountain
MVP Health Care
National Life Group
PC Construction Company
Rutland Regional Medical Center
State of VT DHR Wellness
The University of Vermont Medical Center
University of Vermont
2018 Worksite Wellness Rising Star designation will go to:
American Meadows
Bellavance Trucking
Vermont Studio Center
Lamoille County Mental Health
Stantec
Northeast Kingdom Community Action, Inc
Duke’s Fitness Center
Vermont Law School
Maple Leaf I.T. LLC

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