The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the first Healthy Business Challenge Award winners Aug. 22.
Ongoing since January, the Healthy Business Challenge is a new venture recognizing businesses that have adopted effective programs and policies to promote the wellness and productivity of employees.
The ceremony, held at Bluemont Vineyards, recognized 39 businesses for participating in the challenge. A tally was kept by an online scorecard where companies could document innovative work being done to support employee health such as events like a Wellness Fair at ProJet Aviation in the spring or a series of educational workshops on healthy living.
Of the 39 participating businesses, four stood out and received top honors for company scorecards.
In the large business category, Verizon took top prize. In the mid-size organization category, Spring Arbor Assisted Living of Leesburg received special commendation.
In the small business and entrepreneur business categories, 7Company Weight Loss and Wellness Center and Gilbride Designs won top honors.
“The 39 Loudoun businesses, nonprofits and government agencies that were honored have demonstrated significant commitment to supporting the optimal health and wellness of their employees, which is proven to lead to reduced health care costs, improved employee moral and increased productivity,” Loudoun County Chamber President Tony Howard said in a news release. ”That is why many Loudoun businesses are leading the way with innovative programs and policies that place a greater emphasis on disease prevention, nutrition and fitness for their employees.”
For more information about the Healthy Business Challenge, visit loudounchamber.org.
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