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2019 Wellness Awards Gala

In 2019 WELLCOM will introduce its Wellness Awards Gala, which will present both the historical Light of Wellness Awards as well as our Excellence in Worksite Wellness Awards. The Wellness Awards Gala will take place the evening before our all-day Xchange.

Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Location: Scott Conference Center | 6450 Pine St, Omaha, NE 68106

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Courtyard Omaha Aksarben Village for Tuesday, Oct 8 into Wednesday, Oct 9. A special rate of $124 is available through Tuesday, September 24. Book your group rate now.

The William M. Kizer Light of Wellness Awards

The William M. Kizer Light of Wellness Awards honor WELLCOM's founder, William M. Kizer, 1925-2017. Mr. Kizer pioneered the worksite wellness movement. He was Chairman Emeritus of Central States Indemnity and founded the Wellness Council of the Midlands, now WELLCOM, in 1982. Over 35 years later, the mission continues reaching thousands of employees across the Midwest. The Light of Wellness Awards were named in his honor in 2001.

The Excellence in Worksite Wellness Awards

The Excellence in Worksite Wellness Awards honor organizations for positioning wellness programs as a strategic business opportunity and making a difference in their employees' lives. The Excellence in Worksite Wellness Awards recognize organizations who receive the Governor's Wellness Award, the Trek Up the Tower corporate and community team awards, the American Heart Association Workplace Health Solution Awards, and the Global Centre for Healthy Workplaces awards.