Mich. companies to be honored at gala for health, wellness in workplace

Walgreens is among sponsors of event, Meijer among winners

WARREN, Mich. — Companies that work to create healthy workplaces will be honored next month as part of the annual Michigan's Best and Brightest in Wellness program, the groups sponsoring the program said Thursday.

The program will honor winning companies at a breakfast celebration and symposium on Oct. 3, with awards presented by the Michigan Business and Professional Association, Wellco, Corp! magazine and the Michigan Food and Beverage Association, and sponsorship from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Health Management Systems of America, Walgreens, the Michigan Wellness Council, St. John Providence Health System, McGraw Wentworth and the VisTaTech Center. Grand Rapids, Mich.-based mass merchandise retailer Meijer, which operates about 200 stores throughout the Midwest, is among the dozens of winners.

"Having a healthy and happy workforce leads to a healthy company bottom line," Michigan Business and Professional Association and Michigan Food and Beverage Association president and CEO Jennifer Kluge said. "This year's winning companies represent high standards and an exceptional commitment to healthy employees, healthy families and a healthy community."

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