Vermont employers to be honored for wellness programs

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Vermont employers to be honored for wellness programs

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 1:08pm -- tim

Group Stretch at the 2017 Worksite Wellness Awards.

What: Vermont Worksite Wellness Awards

When: March 21, 2018, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Who: Governor Phil Scott, Health Commissioner Mark Levine and the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports will present Worksite Wellness Awards to 81 employers

Where: DoubleTree by Hilton (previously the Sheraton), 870 Williston Road

On March 21, Business owners, CEOs, company presidents and human resources directors from 81 Vermont worksites will receive 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, will present the awards during a ceremony at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Burlington.

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 Janet Franz, chair of the Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. “There’s a clear link between healthy, happy employees and an organization’s success.”

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 takes place in conjunction with an all-day Worksite Wellness Conference, during which the award recipients will share 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, will present ideas for engineering work environments across multiple industries to create healthy cultures among management and staff. Afternoon sessions will allow 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 will be presented to:

Employers with 1-50 employees

Hickok & Boardman Financial Planning & HR Intelligence

Trudell Consulting Engineers


Washington Electric Cooperative


Employers with 51-50 employees


Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO)

Chroma Technology Corp

Engelberth Construction, Inc.

Green Mountain College


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.



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


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


Northeast Kingdom Community Action, Inc

Duke's Fitness Center

Vermont Law School

Maple Leaf I.T. LLC

The Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports is a physical activity promotion and advocacy group comprised of volunteers appointed by the governor and representing a broad spectrum of Vermonters. The council’s mission, defined in the legislation passed in 1986, is to promote health and wellness through physical activity for all people living in Vermont at all fitness and ability levels.

Source: Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
. 3.14.2018