May 14th, 2014 (Warren, Vt) — Employees of Sugarbush Resort were in Burlington recently being recognized by the Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports for the company’s workplace wellness initiatives. One of 91 businesses considered for this award, Sugarbush touted its wellness program and initiatives, such as employee fitness classes, free on-site biometric screenings, an annual wellness fair and other onsite efforts to promote physical fitness and a healthy work-life balance.
Sugarbush’s Employee Services team received recognition from Governor Peter Shumlin, state health commissioner Harry Chen, and Janet Franz, chair of the Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.
“Vermont employers have come to understand that physically fit workers are more productive and invested in their careers. Business leaders see the benefits of worksite wellness programs to their bottom line,” said Janet Franz, chair of the Governor’s Council.
Kathy Brooks, Vice President of Human Resources at Sugarbush, adds “We are dedicated to improving the health and wellness of all our employees. Like our motto ‘Be Better Here’, we want our team to ‘be better here’. We recognize that healthy employees are generally happier, work safer, and provide a greater quality of products and services.”