Chamber Health & Wellness

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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

IMG_0645The 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.


News, Best Practices, & Testimonials

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Recipe of the Month:

Blue Zones Tex-Mex Bowl with Avocado

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.