If you would have told me five years ago I would be passionate about being involved in a community effort to bring wellness to the workplace, I would have laughed and said, "Seriously, me? Have you looked at my lifestyle? Plus, I am on the sales team so why do you want someone from sales at that table?" Well, I can honestly answer that it was one of those opportunities where the door opened, so I
For Consolidated Telecommunications Company in Brainerd/Baxter, employee health and wellness are a top priority. So much so, that a wellness committee was formed in 2008 to motivate employees to take responsibility for their own health, wellness, and lifestyle choices at work, at home and at play. Some activities they've implemented include health and fitness challenges, collections for the community, and most recently, Healthy Vending Options. The Healthy Vending Initiative began as a way to provide affordable, healthy snack options for employees.