Being healthy isn’t a fad or a trend — it’s a lifestyle. And in Colorado Springs, companies are working to make sure they have a healthy workforce, understanding that it’s the best way to increase productivity and reduce costs. We at the Business Journal celebrate health and wellness with our business community. We are proud […]

Employee health has a direct impact on the well-being of a company. “Vectrus is a government services contractor, so our greatest assets are our people,” said Frank Peloso, the senior vice president and chief human resources officer, via email. “We believe that good health — from a physical, mental, financial and community perspective — has […]

Diversified Association Management, a homeowners association management company, has a mission to inspire and engage the human spirit to foster a sense of community. Through a five-month-long wellness challenge, the company aims to do the same for employees. “We want to encourage our staff members to focus on their own wellness, whether it’s physical or […]

A lone palm tree sways among waves crashing on an island beach. A positive state of mind and body is so important to Navakai, a local IT consulting company, that even its logo exudes a sense of calm and well-being. And that is no accident, as wellness is modeled from the top. Navakai CEO Davin […]

Insurance Technologies started its wellness program in 2013, aiming to foster a workplace environment that supports healthy lifestyle choices by offering inspiration, education, support and activities, empowering employees to take responsibility for their own health. “Our wellness program offers physical wellness, nutritional wellness, financial wellness and mind and body wellness to our employees to put […]

The bright, welcoming fourth-floor office space on Tejon Street stretches what seems like a city block. On one end, the word “Relax.” adorns the wall in metallic letters. The subtle reminder seems to have an effect. Those who work at Navakai, a local IT consulting company and this year’s winner of the 6035 Healthiest Companies […]

Healthy employees equal happy employees. “When we have a satisfied staff and higher employee morale, that in turn affects patient satisfaction,” said Erin Heberlein, the manager of the Penrose-St. Francis Health Services Wellness Center. “Hospitals are graded quite frequently on their patient satisfaction.” It’s easy to single out which of the hospital’s departments has unhappy […]

Allison Jencson and her husband Barry believe in leading by example — and that includes their health and wellness efforts. The two own Frontline Floor Coatings, a business that specializes in coating tile and concrete floors to keep them looking fresh and new. The company also can repair tile and grout in floors. For example, […]

Not only does Navakai lead the way with its creative, client-focused culture and environment, the IT consulting company is also setting trends with its wellness program. Navakai, a Colorado Springs-based business, started its homegrown program in 2012 after deciding an insurance-provided corporate wellness program didn’t fit its culture. Navakai employees and the company’s clients can […]

At certified public accounting firm Stockman Kast Ryan + Co., encouraging staff wellness is all about freedom and choices. “More than anything else, we try to create a supportive atmosphere and give people the flexibility to be able to participate in whatever activities appeal to them,” said Managing Partner Trinity Bradley-Anderson. “We’ve got hikers, we’ve […]

Lots of companies talk about promoting health and wellness among their employees but the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region walks that mission seven days a week. Perhaps more importantly, the nonprofit organization wants to help the entire region become more fit. “It’s in our strategic plan that the YMCA will be the leader in […]

When it comes to fitness, Judy Kaltenbacher doesn’t just go through the motions. Kaltenbacher, this year’s winner of the Business Journal’s 6035 Lifestyle: Healthiest Executive award, acts as a motivator and mentor — both professionally and personally — to her co-workers. When not climbing mountains on her bike, Kaltenbacher is tax partner in charge at […]

USAA Vice President and General Manager Kent Fortune throws himself into health and well-being — for himself and for his employees — with what seems like endless energy. “The kickball tournament will be this year, so I’ll play kickball,” he said. “I play in the softball league, I do the bowl-a-thon annually for charity, and […]

Security Service Federal Credit Union is the recipient of the Colorado Springs Business Journal’s 6035 Lifestyle: Healthiest Companies award for large employers. Security Service promotes a culture of “total well-being,” according to Karyn Draeger, employee benefits and wellness professional with the credit union. “We encourage health and wellness in a variety of ways,” Draeger said. […]

Health is central to USAA’s corporate culture, and the financial services giant promotes a raft of programs to improve employees’ activity levels, fitness, diet, work-life balance, health care, productivity and all-round physical and mental well-being. “If you offer good wellness programs and offer healthy choices, your employees are healthier and that usually translates to happier […]

Deb Mahan, vice president of Kirkpatrick Bank, believes in order for employees to be the best at what they do, they need to take the best care of themselves possible — all with great support from their employers. That’s why Mahan and Kirkpatrick’s market president Trenton Stafford sought an innovative pilot program to give staff […]

“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” – Mahatma Gandhi Health and wellness are traits that you do not appreciate until they are gone. Today we celebrated health, wellness, Colorado Springs, our business community and companies who care about all of the above. At the Colorado Springs Business […]

For years, Shannon Gast didn’t exercise; she was recovering from an injured back and fitness wasn’t part of her daily routine. An employee of Colorado Springs Health Partners, Gast was intrigued when the company started Vitality, a health-and-wellness program aimed at creating healthier employees. “I love it,” she said. “The points and awards really gave […]

When Ent Federal Credit Union was founded in 1957, three banks dominated the Colorado Springs market: First National Bank, Exchange National Bank and Colorado Springs National Bank. Named for Gen. Uzal Girard Ent, commander of the Ninth Air Force during World War II, Ent FCU was a tiny, specialized player, at first serving only service […]

Imagine French toast stuffed with cream cheese and topped with maple syrup and whipped cream. Maybe add a drizzle of caramel, just for kicks. How about the strawberry cheesecake pancakes, made with New York-style cheesecake chunks, a strawberry compote and more whipped cream? Or perhaps you’d prefer the dense buttermilk biscuits and sage sausage gravy? […]

With 3,850 employees at 150 locations across 42 states, Terracon Consultants Inc. is anything but a small business — but you wouldn’t know that by the way it treats its employees. The 100 percent employee-owned company was founded in 1965 in Olathe, Kan. It opened its office in Colorado Springs (4172 Center Park Drive) more […]