March 27, 2013 (Burlington, VT) – Dealer.com has received the highest honor from the Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Worksite Wellness Committee, the Gold Standard Award. For the fourth consecutive year the company has been recognized at the highest level by the Governor’s Council for promoting a work environment that encourages and enables employees to improve their overall health.
“The emphasis on overall wellness at Dealer.com is about more than keeping people active and healthy; it’s a philosophy that’s imbedded into our day-to-day culture,” said Mark Bonfigli, founder of Dealer.com. “The accessibility of fitness classes allows people to achieve a work/life balance, and offers an opportunity to engage with people they may otherwise not encounter in their daily job roles. Our entire wellness program keeps the Dealer.com work environment energetic, positive and collaborative.”
The company’s progressive approach to wellness includes on-site fitness classes, tennis court and yoga studio, as well as access to health professionals including a chiropractor and fitness and nutrition expert.
In 2012, Dealer.com received the Gold Standard award for companies with 501 – 1,000 employees. Dealer.com’s dedication to employee wellness has been recognized nationally, including being named by Outside magazine as one of the best places to work in America in 2012 and by Vermont Business Magazine’s “Best Places to Work in Vermont” for 2013.
“Dealer.com consistently demonstrates that creating opportunities for healthy lifestyle choices benefits people, business, and the community,” said Janet Franz, chair of the Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. “Physically fit people are more productive, happy, and emotionally invested in their careers. We all profit from the good health of Dealer.com employees.”
The company currently has over 700 employees among its Burlington, VT, and Manhattan Beach, CA, offices. For more information on the company, including current career opportunities, please visit www.dealer.com.
About the Awards Process
Each year, the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports recognizes Vermont employers that promote a work environment that encourages and enables employees to improve their overall health. These awards recognize employee wellness programs that decrease absenteeism and employee turnover, and lower healthcare costs.
Vermont worksites of all sizes are encouraged to apply. Winners were recognized at the 2013 Annual Worksite Wellness Conference, March 27, 2013, in Burlington, VT.