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Colorado Springs
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...