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April 21, 2014

Sonnax Receives Silver Award for Worksite Wellness

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Bellows Falls, VT — On March 27, Sonnax was recognized by the Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports for the company’s workplace wellness initiatives at the Worksite Wellness Conference in Burlington, VT. One of 91 businesses considered for this award, Sonnax touted its wellness program, weight loss challenges, online farmers market and other onsite efforts to promote physical fitness and a healthy work-life balance.

"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, chairwoman of the Governor's Council. 

Sonnax Executive Assistant Jamie Scott was presented with the award on behalf of Sonnax from Governor Peter Shumlin, State Health Commissioner Harry Chen and Janet Franz, chairwoman of the Vermont Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.

“At Sonnax, the concept of promoting a healthy workplace is important because employees spend a large chunk of their time at work, so we have an opportunity to make a difference here,” said Tamara Golden, Sonnax’s Driving Wellness health coach.  “According to the CDC, nearly one in two Americans live with at least one chronic illness, most of which are preventable, and a comprehensive approach to prevention can save tremendous costs and needless suffering.”

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