Chamber to host annual worksite summit

Published 8:00 pm Monday, March 4, 2019

The Albert Lea – Freeborn County Chamber’s Worksite Wellness Committee will host its fourth annual Worksite Summit – Why Wellness Matters with support from the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership, Blue Zones Project and Freeborn-Mower Cooperative Services.

The summit will take place from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. March 13 at Freeborn County Historical Museum, Library and Village.

According to a press release, Joel Spoonheim, the director of health promotion for HealthPartners, will be the featured speaker.

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Spoonheim previously worked for Healthways as the founding staff member and executive director for the Blue Zones Project. This city-by-city program coordinates initiatives to change people’s daily environments to make healthy choices easy, the release stated.

Passionate about community and organization transformation, he has worked for health care companies, city governments and non-profits directing major initiatives that require engaging diverse stakeholders and complex problem solving. Spoonheim will appear courtesy of the Blue Zones Project.

Attendees will also be able to learn from the success of other local wellness leaders, the release stated. Albert Lea Children’s Center, Freeborn- Mower Cooperative Services and Albert Lea Select Foods will share their best practices in improving the health of their employees.

A healthy breakfast will be served, compliments of SHIP. The event is free and open to all businesses, but registration is required.

To register, contact the chamber at 507-373-3938.