What’s Up Asheville: Wellness surveys, raffles and small business branding meetings

Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce


Collecting Local Business Workplace Welless Policies & Best Practices
As part of Buncombe County’s Community Health Improvement Process, the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Buncombe County Department of Health & Human Services would like to find out what policies local businesses have in place that support employee health.

Why? Worksite wellness activities and policies that support healthy eating, physical activity, and other healthy behaviors among employees have been shown to decrease healthcare costs for employers, decrease employee absences due to health problems, increase productivity and worker retention, and promote a positive work environment.

Results from the survey will be shared with employers and community partners to highlight exceptional examples of how employers are supporting employee health. They’ll also provide a forum for discussion for employers who want to try out new ideas.

The survey will also provide baseline data that will allow the committee to track progress in improving community health measures over time.

Take part

Buncombe County employers are invited to participate. Responses submitted by March 28, 2014 will be entered to win a free team registration to the 2014 Chamber Challenge 5K on June 6, 2014.

Take the Workplace Wellness Survey at ashevillechamber.org/WellnessSurvey

Drawn Down Tickets Available

At tomorrow’s Business After Hours, we will have tickets available for the 2014 Drawn Down for $100 each for a chance at $8,000. The Draw Down will be held at Business After Hours on March 6th. Each ticket will be drawn at random throughout the night leading up to the grand prize. The money raised from this draw down will be used for small business development.

For details, rules and tickets, visit ashevillechamber.org/drawdown

Branding for Small Business

Lisa Peteet with Atlas Branding & Design presents Branding for Small Business at Coffee & Comments on Feb. 11th at 8 a.m. in the Asheville Chamber boardroom. Peteet will present “5 Principles of Great Branding” and discuss different characteristics that make brands successful and unique. Relevant and practical application for the average business, whether it is service or product based, will be presented as well.

Reserve your spot at ashevillechamber.org/event/february-coffee-comments.


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