Tech Company Committed to Employee Well-Being
Celebration Held for Tech Company Committed to Employee Well-Being
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin –November 13, 2017 – Blue Zones Project® Dodge County held a ribbon cutting celebration today for the newest worksite that became Blue Zones Project Approved™. Inter-Quest, an IT company that provides managed services, voice over IP solutions, website design, videoconferencing and audio/video solutions, demonstrated its commitment to improving employee well-being through this designation. Blue Zones Project Dodge County is a community-wide well-being improvement initiative—designed to make healthy choices easier through sustainable changes to environment, policy, and social networks.
Owner Bill Schwartz explains that while the company’s slogan is “We Make Tech Simple,” technology isn’t simple and it’s always changing. “We make technology simple for our clients by taking the complexity upon ourselves and making the results simply obvious.”
The company culture supports not only their mission, but it supports their team and community as well. Inter-Quest leadership understands the importance of caring for their employees that care for their clients. The choice to become a Blue Zones Project Approved worksite speaks directly to that culture.
“When we talk with our peers about the things we are proud of, becoming a Blue Zones Approved worksite is at the top of our list,” commented Jeff Davidson at Monday’s ribbon cutting ceremony. Davidson also reported a noticeable decrease in the amount of soda consumed by employees at Inter-Quest in the last six months. The company has added flavored sparkling water to the choices they offer to employees.
Inter-Quest is a sponsor of Jam by the Dam, a concert series held in Beaver Dam. The music events bring neighbors and families out to enjoy a safe, free, and fun activity one Friday a month throughout the summer. The company also organized a Walking Moai to connect with other local downtown business owners and community members.
Employees at Inter-Quest are encouraged to walk throughout the day by holding walking meetings and scheduling desk breaks. Half of the employees at Inter-Quest also utilize sit-to-stand desks.
Additionally, owners Jeff Davidson and Bill Schwartz, frequently cook for their staff for monthly meetings and special events. Since working with Blue Zones Project, the company aims to offer Blue Zones inspired meals all event catering.
Blue Zones Project is brought to Dodge County through sponsorship by Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, in collaboration with Sharecare®, Inc. and Blue Zones, LLC. Dodge County is the first Blue Zones Project demonstration site in the state.
For details about becoming a Blue Zones Project Approved organization or general information about Blue Zones Project, Dodge County, call 920-212-8511, or visit dodgecounty.bluezonesproject.com.
About Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc.
Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc. is an independent, non-profit healthcare organization whose mission is to deliver excellence across a continuum of services to patients in the region of Dodge, Columbia and Fond du Lac counties, Wisconsin. BDCH offers a comprehensive continuum of services to people of all ages, including primary and specialty care, obstetric and inpatient acute care, outpatient surgery and oncology services, emergency services, rehabilitation, independent and assisted living, home care, hospice, long-term care, wound care, urology, orthopedics and sports medicine, interventional radiology, occupational health, pain management, breast health services and women’s health, community education, sleep medicine, and day care for children. For more information, visit www.bdch.com.
About Blue Zones Project
Blue Zones Project® is a community-led well-being improvement initiative designed to make healthy choices easier through permanent changes to a city’s environment, policy, and social networks. Established in 2010, Blue Zones Project is inspired by Dan Buettner, a National Geographic Fellow and New York Times best-selling author who identified five regions of the world—or Blue Zones®—with the highest concentration of people living to 100 years or older. Blue Zones Project incorporates Buettner’s findings and works with cities to implement policies and programs that will move a community toward optimal health and well-being. Currently, 42 communities in nine states have joined Blue Zones Project, impacting more than 3 million Americans nationwide. The movement includes three beach cities in California; 15 cities in Iowa; Albert Lea, Minnesota; the city of Fort Worth; and communities in Southwest Florida, Hawaii, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.bluezonesproject.com.