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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!

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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News, Best Practices, & Testimonials

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

Helpful Guide to Cold and Flu Relief:

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Recipe of the Month:

Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts

 

 

 

 

Servings: 4-6 | Total Time: 22 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly grease a baking sheet with non-stick spray and set aside.
  2. Combine brussels sprouts and olive oil in a large zip close bag and shake to coat. Add the breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt and pepper to the bag and shake to coat.
  3. Spread in an even layer on the baking sheet and bake for 15 to 17 minutes until the cheese is melted and the brussels sprouts are lightly browned.

The Worksite Wellness committee 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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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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