2014 Worksite Wellness Awards and Conference


2014 WorksiteWellnessBooklet



Thank you for your involvement in the 19th Vermont Worksite Wellness Awards. I’m proud to present awards to so many Vermont employers who have made healthy behaviors a priority. Clearly, Vermont companies understand that a fit workforce leads to a stronger community and a robust state.

The worksites we honor here include ski resorts, municipal offices, banks, radio stations, universities, retail stores and more. They are diverse, yet driven by the common goal of improving the health and wellness of their valued employees. Their innovative programs go far in preventing chronic conditions, lowering health care costs, and improving quality of life for all Vermonters.

Let’s celebrate these accomplishments in keeping Vermonters physically fit. I encourage you to share your strategies, learn from each other, and continue all that you are doing to make Vermont a healthy state and a great place to work.

Peter Shumlin

Governor, State of Vermont


Thank you for your dedication to the health and wellness of Vermonters at work.

Evidence reveals many health and economic benefits of worksite wellness. Employers that support healthy eating, physical activity, quitting tobacco, breastfeeding, and health screenings improve employee health, enhance productivity, and contribute to healthier families and communities.

The Vermont Department of Health is pleased to offer its new Worksite Wellness Resource, Creating a Healthier Worksite, available at healthvermont.gov. We invite you to call on us and make use of our resources, tools and training to develop and grow your own wellness programs.

Today we will celebrate our collective efforts to keep Vermonters among the healthiest of Americans, and learn from the Worksite Wellness Award winners. Congratulations to all!

Stay Well,

Harry Chen, MD

Commissioner of Health

2014 WorksiteWellnessBooklet


Vermont Employers Honored for Wellness Programs

On March 27, business leaders at 91 Vermont worksites received awards for their onsite efforts to promote physical fitness and a healthy work-life balance. Governor Peter Shumlin, state health commissioner Harry Chen, and Janet Franz, chair of the Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, presented the awards. More than 300 people attended the ceremony at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Burlington.

Through the annual awards, the council acknowledges efforts made to enhance productivity, bolster a healthy environment, and improve the lives of Vermont citizens.

“Vermont employers have come to understand that physically fit workers are more productive and invested in their careers. Business leaders see the benefits of worksite wellness programs to their bottom line,” said Janet Franz.  This year we will honor more worksites than ever before, and the winners will share their best practices at the conference.”

Here are the honorees, sorted by the number of people employed:

Circus Smirkus
Southern Vermont Area Health Education Center —SILVER
Town of Waitsfield —SILVER
Village of Derby Center —BRONZE

11-50 Employees
Addison County Solid Waste Management District
Hearthstone Quality Home Heating Products —GOLD STANDARD
Hickok & Boardman Financial Planning and HR Intelligence —GOLD
Morningside House, Inc, dba Morningside Shelter
OpenTempo —BRONZE
Town & Village of Ludlow —SILVER
Town of Castleton —GOLD STANDARD
Town of Charleston —BRONZE
Town of Fair Haven
Town of Killington —SILVER
Town of St. Albans
Trudell Consulting Engineers —GOLD
Vermont Foodbank
Vermont Housing Finance Agency —SILVER
Vermont League of Cities and Towns —SILVER
Windham Southeast Supervisory Union —BRONZE
Youth Services

51-150 Employees
AsicNorth —BRONZE
Choice Strategies, a Division of WageWorks —SILVER
Chroma Technology Corp —SILVER
Hickok & Boardman, Inc. —SILVER
Northeast Kingdom Community Action, Inc.
Northfield Savings Bank —SILVER
Omya Inc. —SILVER
Renewable NRG Systems —SILVER
RockTenn —BRONZE
Seventh Generation, Inc. —SILVER
Town of Bennington —BRONZE
Town of Colchester —SILVER
Vermont Electric Cooperative —GOLD
Vermont Hard Cider Company, LLC —BRONZE
Vermont Public Radio

151 – 500 Employees
A.N. Deringer, Inc. —BRONZE
BioTek Instruments, Inc. —GOLD
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont —GOLD STANDARD
Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice
Champlain College —SILVER
City Market —BRONZE
Counseling Services of Addison County
Engelberth Construction, Inc. —SILVER
Essex Town School District —BRONZE
Franklin County Home Health Agency —SILVER
Grace Cottage Hospital —GOLD
Johnson State College —BRONZE
King Arthur Flour —SILVER
Lamoille County Mental Health Services —SILVER
Lyndon State College —BRONZE
Marathon Health, Inc. —GOLD
Mascoma Savings Bank —BRONZE
North Country Hospital —GOLD
Northeast Kingdom Human Services, Inc. —SILVER
Perrigo Nutritionals
Rutland Mental Health Services —SILVER
Sonnax Industries —SILVER
SymQuest Group, Inc. —BRONZE
The Co-op Food Stores —BRONZE
United Counseling Service of Bennington County —SILVER
Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
Vermont Mutual Insurance Company —SILVER
Vermont Student Assistance Corp. —GOLD
Wake Robin —BRONZE
Woodstock Inn and Resort —BRONZE

501 – 999 Employees
Burlington International Airport —BRONZE
City of Burlington, Vermont —BRONZE
Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center —SILVER
National Life Group —SILVER
Northwestern Medical Center —GOLD STANDARD
Norwich University
PC Construction Company —GOLD
Sugarbush Resort
The Vermont Country Store —SILVER
UTC Aerospace Systems —SILVER
Washington County Mental Health Services, Inc. —BRONZE

1000+ Employees
Central Vermont Medical Center —SILVER
Chittenden Solid Waste District —BRONZE
Fletcher Allen Health Care —GOLD
GE Aviation —BRONZE
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
MVP Health Care —SILVER
Price Chopper/Golub Corporation —SILVER
Rutland Regional Medical Center —SILVER
State of Vermont —GOLD

ASIC North

Stephanie - March 24, 2015 - 10:17 am

Hi there,

I am so impressed with the winners of the worksite wellness awards and am inspired to implement even more programs at my company!

What is the process for this awards? Do the organizations get nominated?

My thanks,


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