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Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber and BCNEPA Recognize Healthy Workplaces

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January 16, 2014
Pictured at the award presentation are, from left: Rick Dill, Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce; George Johnson, Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania; James Campbell, Hope Enterprises, Inc.; and Vince Matteo, Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce.

The Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a meeting of its Board of Directors at the Genetti Hotel in downtown Williamsport.

During the meeting, George Johnsonfrom Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania joined chamber leaders in presenting the 2013 Healthy Workplace Award to Hope Enterprises, Inc. in recognition of its successful workplace wellness program.

Hope Enterprises’ multifaceted program includes a wellness committee, quarterly healthy tips newsletters, a half-mile paved “Wellness Walk” open for employee use and free annual flu shots.

The company also hosts an annual Hope Wellness Fest, a special day of physical activity, healthy snack tastings, blood pressure screenings, and health education that helps inspire employees to commit to healthier choices.

The Healthy Workplace Awards are sponsored annually by Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania, ChamberChoice and seven Chambers of Commerce across northeastern and north central Pennsylvania to salute businesses that invest in employee wellness.