Worksite Wellness Awards

Vermont Employers Recognized for Efforts to Support Workers’ Wellness

MONTPELIER, VT – Employee wellness programs at worksites help prevent or reverse chronic conditions, including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and musculoskeletal pain. They also boost camaraderie and mental wellbeing. This month, 112 Vermont employers received recognition for their employee wellness programs from the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and the state Department of Health.

The Vermont Governor’s Award for Excellence in Worksite Wellness was developed by the Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports more 20 years ago and presented in partnership with the Vermont Department of Health to employers across the state to create a standard of excellence for worksite wellness initiatives. These annual honors provide an opportunity for the governor and health commissioner to thank businesses and organizations for their efforts to support the health of Vermonters and make Vermont a great place to live and work.

ASIC North, Inc. received a gold award for initiatives supporting the physical and emotional wellbeing of its mostly remote workforce. Employees are invited to participate in virtual coffee hours, physical activity challenges, and holiday cheer events that encourage people to connect with their coworkers.

Central Vermont Council on Aging received a gold award for efforts to support older members of its workforce with flexible schedules and enlisting older workers to mentor newer employees. “As the Council on Aging, we believe we should be leaders in examining ways to provide flexibility and support to keep people in the workforce,” the organization’s application stated.

City Market Onion River Co-op received a silver award for its workplace wellness efforts, which uses a holistic approach to encompass employees’ social, emotional, physical, financial, and environmental wellbeing. Employees are invited to participate in a “Wellness Adventure,” filling out scorecards with healthy lifestyle activities, and earn points that can be redeemed for gift cards.

Other Vermont employers provide workers with opportunities for physical activity and stress reduction during the workday, increased access to healthy food choices, tobacco use cessation tools, financial and legal counseling services, onsite physical therapy and chiropractic care, and social events for employees and their families.

A formal ceremony for the award winners will take place on October 24 at the 2023 Worksite Wellness Awards and Conference in Burlington, hosted by the council and the health department.

Here is the full list of employers receiving the 2023 Vermont Governor’s Award for Excellence in Worksite Wellness: 


ARIS Solutions

ASIC North, Inc.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont

Brattleboro Retreat

Browns River Middle School

Caledonia Central Supervisory Union

Capstone Community Action Head Start

Cathedral Square

Central Vermont Council on Aging

Champlain College

Charleston Elementary School

Chroma Technology Corp.

Clara Martin Center

Collins Aerospace

Community Care Network

Community National Bank

Co-operative Insurance Companies

Copley Hospital

Easterseals VT

Engelberth Construction, Inc.

Families First

Fisher Elementary School

Founders Memorial School Wellness Committee

Franklin County Home Health Agency


Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital


Hartland Elementary Schol

Heritage Family Credit Union

Hickok & Boardman Insurance Group

Howard Center

Injury & Health Management Solutions Inc.

Jericho Elementary School

King Arthur Baking Company, Inc.

Lake Champlain Chocolates

Lamoille County Mental Health Services

Lamoille Health Partners

Manufacturing Solutions, Inc.

Mascoma Bank

MVP Health Care

National Life Group

New Chapter, Inc.

North Country Hospital – The Wellness Center

North Star Health

Northeast Kingdom Human Services

Northfield Savings Bank

Northwestern Counseling & Support Services, Inc.

PC Construction

ReArch Company, Inc.

Senior Solutions

Springfield Hospital

St. Michael’s College

State of Vermont

Sustainability Academy of Lawrence Barnes School

The City of Burlington, Vermont

The Richards Group

The University of Vermont

The University of Vermont Medical Center

The Vermont Country Store

Thrive Center of the Green Mountains, Inc.

Town of Brattleboro

Underhill Central School

Union Mutual

United Counseling Service


Vermont Electric Cooperative

Vermont Federal Credit Union

Vermont Gas Systems

Vermont League of Cities and Towns

Vermont Mutual Insurance Company

Vermont Public

Vermont School Boards Insurance Trust

VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region


Waitsfield Elementary School

Washington County Mental Health Services

Winooski School District


A.N. Deringer, Inc

Aspire Living & Learning, Inc.

Bread Loaf Corporation

Burton Snowboards

Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity

City Market Onion River Co-op

City of Rutland

Five-Town Health Alliance

Gifford Health Care, Inc.

Health Care & Rehabilitation Services of Southeastern Vermont

Jenna’s Promise

Lawson’s Finest Liquids

Middlebury College

Mount Anthony Middle School

Mt. Mansfield Unified Union School District

NorthCountry Federal Credit Union

Norwich University


Otter Creek Child Center, Inc.

Stantec Consulting Services, Inc

Teknor Apex Vermont Company

The Alchemist

The Heritage Automotive Group

The University of Vermont Health Network Porter Medical Center

Vermont Information Processing

Vermont Law and Graduate School

Vermont Packinghouse LLC

Vermont Smoke and Cure

Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union


Brattleboro Food Co-op

DEW Construction


Rutland City Public Schools

Vernon Advent Christian Home

Washington Electric Cooperative, Inc

Want to up your Worksite Wellness game?

The Vermont Department of Health has tons of great info and resources.