Has your worksite gone above and beyond in implementing health and wellbeing initiatives? Help honor their achievements at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 5 by nominating them for the Workplace Wellness Award!
Application: Workplace Wellness Award
*All applications due Friday, August 18, 2017
Designated Blue Zones Project Work-Site
The Mason City Chamber of Commerce is proud to be a Designated Blue Zones Project Work Site!
The work site pledge provides resources, expertise, and collateral to help complete the pledge items along with detailed information on the research behind each pledge action item. We encourage your work site to join the movement and become a designated work site.
Throughout the designation, the Chamber has implemented several wellness related items such as offering personality assessments to employees, creating walking routes throughout the Commerce Center, micro walking breaks, and a step tracking program.
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Recipe of the Month:
Each month, we showcase the best practices of a Blue Zones Worksite®
North Iowa Area Community College
2016 Workplace Wellness Award Recipient
NIACC was Mason City’s first designated worksite and is a strong supporter. Dr. Steve Schulz serves on the Advisory Board, Shelly Schmit and Tim Putnam on the Power 9 committee, Rachel McGuire on Community Gardens, TJ Hirv on Worksite committee.
- Added healthy vending machine
- Added water bottle filling station with 19,309 usages this year
- Implemented Walking Moais®
- 40% employee participation
It is important to note the success of Blue Zones Project is a compilation of efforts in six sectors. Those efforts will have a residual effect for employers, for our current workforce and in recruiting new employees and residents to Mason City.” Shelly Schmit -VP - Institutional Effectiveness & Org Development.
Blue Zones Project Quick Links
Mason City Community Overview
Mason City Walking Route Maps
- Elmwood St. Joseph Cemetery Nature Walk
- Elmwood St. Joseph Cemetery Spiritual Walk
- Elmwood St. Joseph Cemetery Historical Walk
- Sculpture Walk
- Borealis Walking Route
- Central Park Walking Route
- Footbridge Walking Route
- Landscape Walking Route
- Prairie House Walking Route
- Stockman House Walking Route
- Central Park to Footbridge Walking Route
- Central Park to Rock Glen Walking Route
- Central Park Long Loop Walking Route
- The Loop Walking Route
- Norris Park Walking Route
- Soutbridge and Downtown Walking Route