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Stamford Companies Honored For Promoting Healthy Lifestyle

The Council’s Healthy Workplace Employer Recognition Program recognizes area employers who have implemented programs “to promote a healthy workplace and assist their employees to live healthier lives.”

The Business Council of Fairfield County has recognized seven businesses for their efforts in improving the health of their employees through company-sponsored programs.

According to a press release, the Council’s Healthy Workplace Employer Recognition Program recognizes area employers who have implemented programs “to promote a healthy workplace and assist their employees to live healthier lives.” This can include making healthy foods available to employees in the workplace, promoting smoking cessation programs, promoting walking and exercise programs, and disseminating health related information from a wide array of sources.

There are three categories of distinction, Platinum, Gold and Silver, awarded on the basis of program components and outcomes.

Stamford companies garnering Platinum level recognition in the fourth annual program include Daymon Worldwide, Inc., , Inc., LLP and LP.

In addition the Stamford office of earned Gold recognition and the Stamford office of earned silver recognition, according to the release.

Other organizations earning the Platinum level of distinction (outside of Stamford) include People's United Bank (Bridgeport); Sikorsky, A United Technologies Company (Stratford); Stew Leonard’s (Norwalk), Tauck Inc. (Norwalk) and the Town of Mansfield, CT/Mansfield Board of Education/Region 19 Board of Education and Eastern Highlands Health District.

Other companies named to the Gold category include Ability Beyond Disability (Bethel); American Heart Association (Purchase, NY); Contractors Register (Jefferson Valley, NY); Hospital of Saint Raphael and Saint Raphael Health System (New Haven); R.C. Bigelow (Ridgefield); Really Good Stuff (Monroe); Sacred Heart University (Fairfield); St. Vincent’s Medical Center (Bridgeport); and the University of Hartford (West Hartford).

Other companies recognized in the Silver category include 1-800-Flowers (Carle Place, NY); Connolly, Inc. (Wilton); Fairfield County Bank (Ridgefield); Neopost USA (Milford); Sectra, N.A. (Shelton); and Stepping Stones Museum for Children (Norwalk).

The companies will be officially recognized during an upcoming breakfast meeting of The Business Council’s Wellness Roundtable, supported of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, to be held from 8 to 9:30 am, Feb. 14, at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel.

Registration for the event begins at 7:45 a.m. Registration is free for honored companies; $25 for members of The Business Council; and $35 for non-members. To register, call 203-359-3220.

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