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2018 Excellence in Worksite Wellness Awards Luncheon

Mark you calendars: the 2018 Excellence in Worksite Wellness Awards Luncheon will be held Tuesday, October 30th, at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center in La Vista, NE. More information to follow!

2017 Excellence in Worksite Wellness Awards Luncheon

The Excellence in Worksite Wellness Awards Luncheon honors organizations for positioning wellness programs as a strategic business opportunity and making a difference in their employees’ lives.

WELLCOM recently recognized more than 30 of the Midlands’ healthiest companies (companies listed below) at its annual awards luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 7th at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in La Vista. Hosted by Malorie Maddox, WOWT-Channel 6 Evening News Anchor, the luncheon featured a keynote address from Jessica Turner, a best-selling author and lifestyle blogger, on the topic of thriving in work and in life. This year’s ceremony also included a tribute to WELLCOM and WELCOA founder, William M. Kizer, who passed away in August at the age of 92.

2017 Award Recipients

2017 Governor's Wellness Award 

Large Grower: 
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska 
  • C&A Industries, Inc. 
  • Gallup 
  • RDG Planning & Design 
  • University of Nebraska Foundation 
Small Grower: 
  • Diabetes Education Center of the Midlands 
Large Sower: 
  • Bennington Public Schools 
  • CHI Health 
  • Dial Retirement Communities - Nebraska 
  • Hyatt Global Contact Center - Omaha 
  • Nebraska Organ Recovery 
  • Omaha Performing Arts 
  • Streck 
  • Tenaska 

2017 Trek Up the Tower Awards 

Large Business Corporate Team Award: 
  • 1st Place: Berk Up – Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies/National Indemnity Company 
  • 2nd Place: Mutual of Omaha 
  • 3rd Place: Kiewit Corporation 
Small Business Corporate Team Award: 
  • 1st Place: UNMC College of Allied Health Professions 
  • 2nd Place: RTG Medical – Team RTG 
  • 3rd Place: Interpublic Group 

Global Centre for Healthy Workplaces 

First Place – Small and Medium-Sized Category:
  •  Lincoln Industries 

American Diabetes Association Health Champion Designation: 

  • Des Moines University 
  • Diabetes Education Center of the Midlands 
  • Fusion Medical Staffing 
  • Lincoln Industries 
  • National Information Solutions Cooperative 
  • Nelnet 
  • Midland University/Dodge County Head Start 
  • Streck 
  • University of Iowa 
  • University of Nebraska Foundation 
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha 
  • WoodmenLife 

American Heart Association Workplace Health Solution Award: 

  • Meredith Corporation 
  • Creighton University 
  • HDR 
  • Omaha Steaks 
  • Streck 
  • Hubbell Realty Company 
  • Nelnet 
  • University of Iowa 
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha 
  • WoodmenLife 
  • Zoetis, Lincoln, Ne. 
Early Adopter: 
  • Omaha Performing Arts 
  • Signature Performance, Inc. 

American Heart Association’s Workplace Healthy Food and Beverage Golden Apple Award 

  • Amphibious Medics 
  • Clinton High School 
  • Creighton University 
  • Fusion Medical Staffing 
  • Kearney County Health Services 
  • Pharmacists Mutual Companies 
  • Scranton Manufacturing Co. 
  • Telligen 
  • Union Pacific Railroad 
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa and South Dakota 

2017 Presenting Sponsors

2017 Exhibitors

  • AIM Institute
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Heart Association
  • BabyBliss
  • Body Basics
  • Grief’s Journey
  • Home Instead Senior Care
  • Juice Plus Whole Food Nutrition
  • LiveWell Omaha
  • Nebraska Medicine
  • NOVA Fitness Equipment Novo Nordisk
  • Northwest Earth Institute (NWEI)
  • Omaha Senior Resource Group
  • Optisom
  • Push Pedal Pull
  • The Pacific Institute
  • The Premier Group
  • Verdis Group
  • Whole Foods

Our Impact

  • Lives that have been impacted by WELLCOM


  • Businesses that have implemented a healthy workplace policy due to the work of WELLCOM


  • Small businesses that have been provided with opportunities to improve their worksite wellness through WELLCOM


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