Chamber Health & Wellness

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Interested in helping create a healthier community? Join the Chamber Worksite Wellness Committee by emailing Kativa at the Chamber!

Has your workplace gone above and beyond in implementing health and well-being initiatives?  Help honor their achievements at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting in early October by nominating them for the Workplace Wellness Award!

2018 Workplace Wellness Award Recipient

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Positive total worker health makes a large impact on the businesses and organizations in our community. In partnership with the Cerro Gordo Department of Public Health and Healthy – Mason City, the Chamber is pleased to recognize Sukup Manufacturing Co. with the Workplace Wellness Award.

As the world’s fastest-growing bin company and largest family-owned, full-line grain drying and storage equipment manufacturer, it is no surprise Sukup has taken total worker health to the next level as well. Programs for employees range from disease prevention screenings and nutrition, to stress management and commuter safety.

Sukup Manufacturing recently opened “Sukup Health Solutions”, an on-site health clinic for employees. The space includes two offices, four exam rooms, and one lab - which is staffed by a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner from Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa. Employees are able to schedule an appointment for a variety of services including, biometric screenings, health coaching, immunizations, and smoking cessation.

Sukup sets a great example of the valuable well-being practices employers can provide to workers in the community. Congratulations to the entire Sukup Manufacturing team for going above and beyond to support employee well-being!

Videos of Past Recipients:
2017 - Metalcraft
2016 - North Iowa Area Community College

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The Chamber’s Worksite Wellness Committee and Mason City Youth Task Force are partnering to offer two courses on Mental Health First Aid this April. Learn how to identify signs of mental health challenges and disorders, get the latest statistics on North Iowa’s Mental Health, and receive a guide of helpful resources.

The Chamber Moonlight Bike Ride will be held Friday, August 2nd in downtown Mason City! Learn more here.

Follow the Chamber's Pinterest page for Wellness Tips & Ideas.

Our pick: 🍽

(Easter Bunny Approved)

Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 15 Minutes | Serves 4

The Worksite Wellness committee hosted a Workplace Emergency Seminar in June 2019 which the Dept of Homeland Security covered White Powder Incidents, Bomb Threats, Suspicious Packages, Active Shooters and Personal Safety.

The 2018 Moonlight Bike Ride was held in July and had over 100 riders take on the 10 mile loop under the full summer moon! This event is endorsed by the Healthiest State Initiative.

Netwalking Day was held in August 2019 and went around the 1.7 mile Sculptures on Parade route.

More Wellness in North Iowa --

2017 Healthiest State Initiative Community Award Winner.

2018 Healthiest State Initiative Community Award Winner.

Like Healthy- Mason City on facebook for the most up-to-date wellness initiatives in our community.

Mason City Bike Trails:

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

Blue Zones Project Designations 2017

Designated 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. Offering personality assessments to employees, creating walking routes throughout the Commerce Center, micro walking breaks, and a step tracking program.

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