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Small Business Majority Launches Workplace Wellness Challenge to Help Missouri Small Businesses Promote Employee Health

For Immediate Release: 
Monday, 15 May, 2017

Wellness program will benefit small employers who often want to provide wellness programs but lack the resources to encourage healthy habits among their employees

Springfield—Small Business Majority is pleased to announce a program that will help small businesses in Missouri boost the overall health of their employees. The Healthy Business, Healthy Community Workplace Wellness Challenge is a locally based competition that launches today and will run for eight weeks. The goal of the Wellness Challenge is to help employers encourage healthier habits in the workplace, all while participating in fun activities and connecting with other small businesses in their area.

Through a partnership with Wellable, a new fitness and nutrition-tracking program, Small Business Majority will help Missouri small employers engage in workplace wellness activities and access Wellable’s platform for free.

Small employers in southwest Missouri will compete against businesses in the St. Louis region, and at the conclusion of the competition winners will be awarded special prizes provided by sponsors based on team averages. Small businesses will also participate in local events and networking opportunities.

Small Business Majority is proud to offer this challenge because workplace wellness programs make for healthier employees and communities, which in turn have shown a direct correlation to increased productivity and employee retention—two key components to maintaining a profitable and successful business. Most small businesses, however, do not have the time or resources to implement workplace wellness programs, which is what makes this challenge such a valuable resource for small employers.

“Every small business wants healthy employees, but many don’t have the capacity to encourage healthy habits on a day-to-day basis,” said Mary Overbey, Missouri Outreach Manager for Small Business, based in Springfield. “This Wellness Challenge will give small employers an opportunity to offer a benefit they wouldn’t otherwise be able to provide in the hope that it will lead to happier employees and better productivity.”

For more information about the Wellness Challenge, please visit: http://bit.ly/2pkkkBM

About Small Business Majority
Small Business Majority is a national small business advocacy organization, founded and run by small business owners to focus on solving the biggest problems facing America's 28 million small businesses today. Since 2005, we have actively engaged small business owners and policymakers in support of public policy solutions, and have delivered information and resources to entrepreneurs that promote small business growth and drive a strong, sustainable economy. We are a team of more than 30 working from our 11 offices in Washington, D.C. and 9 states, with a network of more than 45,000 small business owners and more than 2,000 business organizations, along with a formal strategic partnership program of more than 125 business organizations, enabling us to reach more than 500,000 entrepreneurs. Our extensive scientific polling, focus groups and economic research help us educate and inform policymakers, the media and other stakeholders about issues including taxes, healthcare, access to capital, entrepreneurship, workforce development, clean energy and immigration. Learn more about us on our website and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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