Green Bay, Wis.—April 6, 2021–The Wellness Council of America (WELCOA), with local affiliate Wellness Council of Wisconsin (WCWI), recently presented its coveted Silver Well Workplace Award to Associated Bank. The Silver Well Workplace Award recognizes an organization for its commitment to the health and well-being of their employees.


By achieving the Well Workplace Award Associated Bank has made a long-lasting commitment to the health and well-being of its employees. As stated by WELCOA Interim CEO Sara Martin, “Well Workplace Award winners have systematically and deliberately created an environment for employees to work in that is going to help them thrive and flourish as humans. These organizations have taken a whole systems approach investing in the humanity of their people.”


The mission of the Associated Bank’s Total Well-being Program is to help colleagues lead healthier and happier lives.


“We are pleased to offer a wide variety of programs and opportunities for our colleagues and continue to grow with input from leadership and colleagues,” said Arthur Valentine, associate vice president, program manager, Human Resources for Associated Bank. “Our program aligns with WELCOA’s best practices and this award process provides inspiration for continued program enhancements moving forward.”


The Well Workplace Awards initiative is driven by a rigorous set of criteria outlined in WELCOA’s seven benchmarks to a result-oriented Well Workplace. Since its inception in 1991, over 1,000 organizations, ranging from educational institutions to non-profit and profit sectors have joined the list of “America’s Healthiest Companies” by receiving the Well Workplace Award.


“Associated Bank has clearly demonstrated their commitment to protect and enhance the health and well-being of their employees. By meeting the comprehensive standards necessary to achieve the Silver Well Workplace Award, Associated Bank is prioritizing the well-being of their employees as a foundation of their company’s culture,” said Wellness Council of Wisconsin’s Executive Director, Marissa Kalkman.


The Wellness Council of Wisconsin was founded in 1985 by nine employers from the Wisconsin business community. With more than 6,000 member organizations located throughout North America, WELCOA is highly recognized and regarded for their innovative and result-oriented approach to worksite wellness.


View the list of winners on WCWI’s website as well as WELCOA’s website.