Vermont employers honored for Worksite Wellness efforts

COVID-19 has shifted the ways employers take care of their workers

Vermont Business Magazine More than 70 businesses and organizations that employ Vermont workers have been selected to receive a 2022 Vermont Governor’s Award for Excellence in Worksite Wellness. Developed more than 20 years ago by the Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and presented in partnership with the Vermont Department of Health, the annual awards provide an opportunity for the governor and health commissioner to thank businesses and organizations for their efforts to support Vermonters’ health and make Vermont a great place to live and work.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, employers have piloted innovative programs, from virtual group exercise sessions and mental health webinars to delivering healthy snacks to workers’ homes. Many of these innovations will continue going forward, as employers have realized the benefits of supporting their workers’ physical, mental and social wellbeing. Shining a light on these successful practices encourages more businesses and organizations to foster wellness, to the mutual benefit of Vermont employers and workers, said Janet Franz, chair of the Governor’s Council.

“Employers can play a key role in creating a culture of wellbeing where workers, their families, and their communities can live healthy lifestyles, and this ultimately benefits the employer,” Franz said. “When people feel good, both inside and outside the workplace, they do quality work. They are invested in their careers, their companies and their customers.”

Following is the full list of 73 employers receiving the 2022 Vermont Governor’s Award for Excellence in Worksite Wellness:

Albert Bridge School

AN Deringer

ASIC North, Inc.

Aspire Living & Learning, Inc.

Ben & Jerry's

Berlin Elementary School

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont


Caledonia Central Supervisory Union

Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity

Chittenden Solid Waste District

Chroma Technology Corp

City of Burlington/HR

Collins Aerospace

Community Care Network

Co-operative Insurance Companies

Engelberth Construction, Inc.

Franklin County Home Health Agency

Gifford Health Care, Inc.


Grace Cottage Hospital

Grand Isle Supervisory Union


Hartland Elementary School

Heritage Family Credit Union

Hickok & Boardman HR Intelligence

Hickok & Boardman Insurance Group


Howard Center

Injury & Health Management Solutions Inc.

IVEK Corporation

Jericho Elementary School

King Arthur Baking Co

Lamoille County Mental Health Services

Lamoille Health Partners

Lane Press

Maple Run Unified School District

Mascoma Bank

Mount Mansfield Unified Union School District

Mt. Ascutney Hospital

MVP Health Care

New Chapter, Inc.

North Country Hospital

NorthCountry Federal Credit Union

Northeast Kingdom Community Action

Northeast Kingdom Human Services

Northfield Savings Bank

Northwestern Counseling & Support Services, Inc.




PC Construction

ReArch Company, Inc.

Springfield Hospital

State of Vermont

The Richards Group

The University of Vermont Medical Center


Town of Brattleboro

Union Mutual

United Counseling Service

University of Vermont

Vermont Electric Co-op

Vermont Federal Credit Union

Vermont Information Processing, Inc.

Vermont Mutual Insurance Company

Vermont Packinghouse

Vermont Precision Tools

Vermont School Boards Insurance Trust

Vermont Student Assistance Corporation

VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region

Waitsfield Elementary School

Washington County Mental Health Services

Montpelier — Governor's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports 5.6.2022