Chamber Health & Wellness

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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!

2017 Workplace Wellness Award Recipient

Metalcraft, Inc.

As a Certified Blue Zones Project Community® 2017, the citizens and businesses of Mason City have made a commitment to transform the physical, social, and civic environment to improve the emotional and physical health of residents and workers. In partnership with the Cerro Gordo Department of Public Health and the Blue Zones Project, the Chamber is pleased to recognize Metalcraft with the Workplace Wellness Award.

Metalcraft is continuously expanding their already exemplary workplace wellness program that promotes a healthy mind, body and spirit. As a Blue Zones Project worksite, Metalcraft has taken the initiative to provide many well- being opportunities to its employees.

The Metalcraft wellness team implements programs that educate, treat and motivate their employees to succeed. They have an on-site Pain Specialist available, ergonomics training, biometric screenings, flu shots, and many team-centered activities. Metalcraft sets a great example of the valuable well-being practices employers can provide to workers in the community.

"We really want people to be healthy here. We figure if they are healthy individuals, they're happier at home, they're happier at work, and they're going to be more productive.” Steve Doerfler - President and CEO of Metalcraft.


Past Recipients:

2016 - North Iowa Area Community College
2017 - Metalcraft


News, Best Practices, & Testimonials

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

Self - Care September!

Recipe of the Month:

Roasted Tomato Soup

This Easy Roasted Tomato Soup is MUCH better than the can and couldn't be simpler -- perfect for fresh garden tomatoes and herbs! A healthy gluten-free and vegetarian meal with dairy free and vegan options.

Servings: 5 | Total Time: 45 Minutes

Nutrition Facts

Easy Roasted Tomato Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 322             Calories from Fat 180
                                                    % Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g                             31%
Saturated Fat 4g                       20%
Sodium 677mg                       28%
Total Carbohydrates 24g      8%
Dietary Fiber 3g                       12%
Sugars 20g
Protein 11g                              22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The Worksite Wellness committee will hosted a Netwalking Day on Thursday, August 16. The walking route began at the Commerce Center and made its way around the 1.7 mile Sculptures on Parade route.

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Healthy - Mason City

Quick Links

Healthiest State Initiative Community Award Winner.

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 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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