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Norway Savings Bank recognized as one of the healthiest companies in America

November 27, 2011


NORWAY, Maine – Norway Savings Bank is pleased to announce that it was presented with a Gold-Level Well Workplace Award by the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA).  This award distinguishes Norway Savings Bank as one of the healthiest companies in America. 

WELCOA’s Well Workplace Awards initiative is driven by a rigorous set of criteria. The Gold Award recognizes those companies that have successfully built comprehensive worksite wellness initiatives and are demonstrating and capturing concrete outcomes related to behavior change, productivity, cost effectiveness, and return on investment.  A Gold Award designation from WELCOA is a significant recognition by a world-renowned organization at the forefront of workplace health promotion. 

In 2010, Norway Savings Bank introduced a one-on-one, behavior based wellness program with Occupational Medical Consultants (OMC).  Through OMC’s wellness program, bank employees meet with a dedicated health coach throughout the year to complete a health risk assessment and on-site biometric screening, as well as to set and track personal health and wellness goals.  Norway Savings Bank also has a Safety and Wellness Committee that is dedicated to making the bank a safer and healthier workplace through new and ongoing objectives geared towards employee education, awareness, intervention and results. To date, overall participation in the wellness program is at 94% and the bank has already seen an improvement in its aggregate risk-data scores in less than two years.

“The Gold Award is reflective of the commitment, investment and results we have demonstrated through our wellness efforts,” said Patricia Weigel, President of Norway Savings Bank. “A strong wellness program enhances the quality of life for our employees and contributes toward managing our health care, our health care costs and our health insurance premiums. Our employees are very engaged and involved with our wellness program, and we are very proud of our accomplishments.”

The Wellness Council of Maine was founded in 2002 by the Bangor business community.  Membership has grown from seven founding companies to over 100 organizations representing more than 60,000 employees throughout the state of Maine.  With more than 3,000+ members organizations located throughout North America, WELCOA is highly recognized and regarded for their innovative and results-oriented approach to worksite wellness.

About Norway Savings Bank:

Founded in 1866, Norway Savings Bank is a leading mutual banking and financial services company headquartered in Norway, Maine. As of September 30, 2011, Norway Savings Bank had $944 million in total assets and provided financial services to over 38 thousand households throughout western and southern Maine. Norway Savings Bank has 20 branch locations and provides access to over 200 ATM locations through Maine Cash Access. Norway operates divisions in asset management, personal and business banking. In 2007 and 2008, Norway Savings Bank was recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Maine by the Society for Human Resource Management’s Maine State Council.  In 2009, Norway earned the Financial Marketing Excellence Award from the American Bankers Association for its “Colorful Solutions” brand campaign.  For more information, visit http://www.norwaysavingsbank.com



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