Turning the Table: Global Company Known for its Recognition Programs and Products, Receives Top Honor for its Employee Wellness Efforts

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Terryberry named one of Michigan's "Best and Brightest in Wellness"

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Terryberry named one of Michigan's "Best and Brightest in Wellness".

Terryberry (http://www.terryberry.com), a 98-year-old global recognition provider, has received top honors as one of "Michigan's 2016 Best and Brightest in Wellness" for the company's numerous programs and efforts aimed at bolstering the health and wellness of its 240 employees.

The programs, noted below, have had a strong impact on a number of employees battling high-blood pressure, high cholesterol and obesity. In fact, one of Terryberry's sales representatives in North Carolina recently dropped approximately 75 pounds since joining the company's employee-led wellness committee in May.

Among the company's many efforts to bolster wellness throughout Terryberry:

  • Offering Fitbits company-wide at a discounted rate and developing their own Fitbit Community.
  • Monthly health challenges, such as drinking additional water, eating more vegetables, etc. Employees are rewarded points through Terryberry's own 360 Recognition platform.
  • "Walking Wednesdays" in which Terryberry's global employees log steps together.

"It's about building a culture of wellness that transcends to all aspects of an individual's personal and professional life," said Mike Byam, fourth-generation managing partner of Terryberry. "We're honored to be recognized and will continue to make inroads in this important area of our company. It feels good to receive recognition."

Terryberry employs approximately 240 associates globally, with approximately 175 employees working from its main Grand Rapids, Michigan headquarters. The company will be honored at a special event in Detroit on Oct. 20.

About Terryberry: Founded by Herbert Terryberry in 1918, the company serves more than 25,000 clients throughout North America and Europe. Terryberry has been a major player in the innovation of employee recognition, including Give a WOW, the first-of-its-kind social media style employee recognition program launched anticipating the social media/business revolution in 2009, and the 360 Recognition Platform which continues to evolve as new tools emerge and the company forecasts business needs. The majority of its employees work at its world headquarters at 2033 Oak Industrial Dr. NE. in Grand Rapids, Michigan. For more information, please visit http://www.terryberry.com.

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