29 Vermont Chamber Members Honored for Worksite Wellness Efforts

29 Vermont Chamber Members Honored for Worksite Wellness Efforts

More than 70 businesses and organizations that employ Vermont workers have been selected to receive a 2022 Vermont Governor’s Award for Excellence in Worksite Wellness, 29 of which are Vermont Chamber members.

The annual award is an opportunity for Governor Scott and Health Commissioner Mark Levine to thank businesses and organizations for their efforts to support the health of Vermonters and in making Vermont a great place to live and work.

Read more about the 2022 Vermont Governor’s Award for Excellence in Worksite Wellness here.

Below are the Vermont Chamber members who received the 2022 Vermont Governor’s Award for Excellence in Worksite Wellness:

Sue Bette Named Top Influential Restaurant Executive

Sue Bette Named Top Influential Restaurant Executive

Vermont Chamber member, and co-founder of the Vermont Independent Restaurants, Sue Bette, has been ranked one of the most influential restaurant executives nationwide. The annual list is voted on by peers in the restaurant industry and released by Nation’s Restaurant News. The 2022 selection emphasized “people who are evolving the restaurant industry through fresh ideas and game-changing approaches to leadership, workforce, equity and inclusion, investment, restaurant technology, supply chain, growth models and more.”

Sue, the Founder and Head Coach of Bluebird Hospitality, has been a champion for the industry throughout the pandemic, leading the advocacy effort that prompted the creation of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. She remains outspoken on the need for replenishment of the fund, as the industry continues to suffer the ongoing effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The complete list of restaurant executives is available here.

Spotlighting Freeman French Freeman, Architects

Spotlighting Freeman French Freeman, Architects

This month, we are spotlighting Freeman French Freeman, Architects.

Founded in 1937, FFF is Vermont’s oldest architectural firm. They are best known for tackling Vermont’s largest projects, such as the Waterbury State Office Complex and UVM’s cutting-edge STEM buildings. But FFF delivers the same degree of attention and care to projects of all sizes, in every corner of the state. Their staff of 20 is currently working on projects in 25 Vermont communities, with the same common goal: To design beautiful, sustainable spaces that remain useful and relevant for decades to come. 

Visit Freeman French Freeman’s website to learn more!

Spotlighting Fothergill Segale & Valley, CPAs

Spotlighting Fothergill Segale & Valley, CPAs

This month, we are spotlighting Fothergill Segale & Valley, CPAs.

FSV began in the early 1970s and moved to its current location of 143 Barre Street, Montpelier Vermont in 1985. FSV offers tax preparation and planning, accounting services, and auditing services. Today the firm employs 17 staff which work with a variety of clients ranging from municipalities, individuals, small businesses, and nonprofits.
 
FSV provides a challenging team atmosphere for our professional and support staff that encourages productivity, personal advancement, use of technology, critical thinking, learning, and having fun at our jobs. The longevity of the firm is due to its commitment to building client relationships and high standards of quality. An interesting piece of firm history is that the tree outside of our Victorian building is one of the largest Gingko trees in Vermont.

Spotlighting MVP Health Care

Spotlighting MVP Health Care

This month, we are spotlighting Vermont Chamber member MVP Health Care.
 
Vermont’s fastest-growing health plan just got even better. New for 2022…MVP Health Care has exciting new benefits including the convenience of virtual physical therapy and savings with a $500 acupuncture allowance. Plus get paid for participating in healthy activities with up to $600 WellBeing Rewards and access to 24/7 virtual care services with Gia. 
 

Spotlighting The Vermont Country Store

Spotlighting The Vermont Country Store

This month, we are spotlighting Vermont Chamber member The Vermont Country Store.

In 1946, Vrest and Mildred Orton printed and mailed The Vermont Country Store’s first catalog of 36 items to 1,000 people on their Christmas card list. Inspired by childhood memories of his father’s general store in North Calais, Vermont, Vrest, a frugal Yankee at heart, insisted that what they sold must be useful, work and make sense.

Today the company is owned by Lyman Orton and his sons Cabot, Gardner and Eliot, 7th and 8th generation Vermonters and 4th and 5th generation storekeepers who still hold true to this principle. The Vermont Country Store is known as The Purveyors of the Practical and Hard-to-Find, serving customers online at www.vermontcountrystore.com, through its catalogs, and in their two retail stores in Weston and Rockingham, Vt., that are open daily from 10:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Spotlighting HEB Manufacturing

Spotlighting HEB Manufacturing

This month, we are spotlighting Vermont Chamber member HEB Manufacturing.

They specialize in custom Fourslide Wireforms, Press Stamping Components, and Services. Incorporated in 1957 and employing 35 people, they are small enough to maintain a personal relationship with their customers but provide the flexibility of a small business, as well as the equipment, experience, and ability of larger corporations in meeting their customers’ individual requirements.

They have a modern plant of 35,000 square feet and have an ISO 9001 quality certification as well as WBENC certification.

Visit HEB Manufacturing’s website to learn more!

 

Spotlighting Spirit of Ethan Allen

Spotlighting Spirit of Ethan Allen

This month, we are spotlighting Vermont Chamber member Spirit of Ethan Allen

Welcome aboard Lake Champlain’s only luxury cruise ship, accommodating up to 363 passengers on 3 separate, climate-controlled decks. Enjoy Scenic, Lunch, Brunch, Nightly Dinner, and Sunset cruises 7 days a week. Themed cruises include Sounds of Summer, Spirit Comedy Quest Dinner Show, Lobstah on the Lake, Captain’s Dinner Dance, and Champagne on Champlain Brunch.

They also offer services in private functions, corporate events, school outings, wedding and rehearsal ceremonies, and themed cruise parties. Book your 2021 cruise today. 

Visit Spirit of Ethan Allen’s website to learn more!

Spotlighting Blood’s Catering & Party Rentals

Spotlighting Blood's Catering & Party Rentals

This month, we are spotlighting Vermont Chamber member Blood’s Catering & Party Rentals. Voted the Upper Valley’s Best Caterer every year since 1999, Blood’s is the region’s premier source for all your catering, bar, and party rental needs. Their mission is simple: serve delicious, exquisite food that guests will be raving about long after your event.

Through three generations of the Blood family, they pride themselves on their superior service and high-quality products.

Visit Blood’s Catering’s website to learn more!

Spotlighting Mobile Medical International Corporation

Spotlighting Mobile Medical International Corporation

This month, we are spotlighting Vermont Chamber member Mobile Medical International Corporation. MMIC provides temporary healthcare facilities which provide a full line of U.S. healthcare code compliant on-site solutions for hospitals. They strive to improve the health and well-being of people through creative design of temporary medical facilities and support systems that enable their customers to deliver the highest standard of care. They have a demonstrated history of bringing innovative products to market and introduced the world’s first Mobile Surgery Unit (MSU), a US healthcare code compliant temporary medical facility designed to provide an on-site solution for hospitals experiencing downtime.

Why MMIC? Because they never stop caring. From surgical to sterile processing to water quality, their solutions are backed by decades of unequaled performance.

Visit MMIC’s website to learn more!