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Creating healthy workplaces is the focus of free breakfast event on Oct. 31

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Join MiBiz and other West Michigan employers on October 31 at the Goei Center in downtown Grand Rapids for a free healthy breakfast event spotlighting best practices in workplace wellness and Michigan’s Healthiest Employers. 

The 90-minute education and awards event will feature speakers and a panel of Michigan employers who've created and implemented highly effective workplace wellness programs.  The panelists represent small, medium and large companies and nonprofits that had their wellness programs vetted and judged by Healthiest Employers, LLC, an independent research firm based in Indianapolis.  Experts and paneilists will discuss: 

  • Award-winning programs created by businesses and nonprofits of all sizes (5 employees to 5000+)
  • How to create a wellness program that fits your company's budget
  • Strategies for getting employees engaged and creating a culture of wellness
  • What you need to know about HIPPA in relation to workplace wellness programs
  • The ROI of workplace wellness

This event is free for companies, nonprofits, educational institutions, government entities and other organizations with 5 or more employees.  It’s made possible through a generous sponsorship by Priority Health, with media sponsors MiBiz and Crain’s Detroit Business.         

This is a free event, but you must register to attend.  Questions?  Call 616-608-6170. 

Event information:  

Michigan's Healthiest Employers
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012
7:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. 
The Goei Center, Grand Rapids (map)
Complimentary breakast provided but you must register.


2012 marks the inaugural year of Michigan's Healthiest Employers Awards, which recognize small, medium and large companies throughout the state whose policies, programs and culture create healthy employees and healthy workplaces.  Winners of the the Michigan's Healthiest Employers recognition were chosen based on an independent third-party analysis of their wellness programs. There are five categories, organized by number of employees, with winners selected from throughout outstate Michigan. (A separate awards ceremony will be held honoring companies in Southeast Michigan.)

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