Chamber designated as a Blue Zones worksite

Published 9:42 am Tuesday, April 7, 2015


The Blue Zones Project of Albert Lea recently announced another designated Blue Zones Worksite.  Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce joins three Albert Lea worksites in achieving the Blue Zones worksite designation, according to a press release.

“I am extremely pleased that the Chamber has shown that a small office can achieve designation,” said Chamber Executive Director Randy Kehr. “We believe that creating a culture of wellness in our office will not only benefit our individual office environment but can also be an inspiration to all our members to consider doing the same.”

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The Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce has been the leader and champion for employee wellbeing in Albert Lea for many years. In 2010 they created the first standing committee on worksite wellness at the chamber level in the state of Minnesota. This long standing committee leads the Blue Zones Project worksite initiatives in Albert Lea. The Chamber of Commerce recognizes worksites each year for achievements in well-being and continues to be recognized on a state level for their outstanding efforts in this very important area of employee health, productivity and retention.

The organization thanked the Chamber of Commerce for their leadership and outstanding commitment to the well-being of the Freeborn County workforce and congratulated them on this achievement.