The Business Council of Fairfield County Honors Companies for Creating Healthy Workplaces

Mar 2, 2020 by Lisa Mercurio Connecticut

Stamford, Connecticut; February 6, 2020 - - The Business Council of Fairfield County will host its Healthy Workplace Employer Recognition Program on Friday, February 14, at the Stamford Hilton Hotel, from 8:00-10:00am.

The Healthy Workplace Employer Recognition Program was established to highlight the efforts of employers who understand the competitive advantage of a healthy workforce. The recognition program is presented by The Business Council’s Health, Wellbeing and Safety Roundtable, with the leadership support of Aircastle Advisor LLC, UnitedHealthcare of CT, Inc., and USI Insurance Services and with generous assistance from Aon.

healthy workplace award

“Reflecting the advances in health and preventative care, we are excited to see this year’s honorees offering program incentives that tie directly back to wellness initiatives,” stated Anthony Aguanno, UnitedHealthcare Senior Account Executive and co-chair of The Business Council’s Health, Wellbeing and Safety Roundtable. “As wellness programs continue to mature, and as wellness goals become more personalized, these companies are seeing health data trend positively. We applaud their efforts for creating opportunities for their employees to live happier, healthier and more productive lives.”

From encouraging physical activity and healthy behavior to managing chronic illness, these employers have made great strides in implementing a diverse range of programs within the workplace to assist their employees to live healthier lives. 

“Changing behaviors, building engagement, measuring for outcomes, and helping employees to manage stress and achieve a work/life balance can be hard work,” stated Matthew Fair, Vice President, USI Insurance Services and co-chair of the Healthy, Wellbeing and Safety Roundtable. “The companies and professionals we honor with the Healthy Workplaces Employer Recognition have creatively and successfully delivered programs that ensure the health and productivity of their workforce while managing costs. Their increasing levels of participation across a diverse and mobile workforce are a testament to their commitment.”

This year we are honoring 51 companies for their wellness achievements by four categories of distinction - Platinum, Gold, Silver and Innovation - awarded on the basis of program components and outcomes.

Healthy Workplace Platinum Award

Those being recognized in the Platinum category include Ability Beyond (Bethel); American Heart Association (Norwalk); Aquarion Water Company (Bridgeport); Bigelow Tea (Fairfield); Chelsea Piers Connecticut (Stamford); Connecticut Distributors Inc. (Stratford); East Hartford, Town of; EBP Supply Solutions (Milford); Eversource Energy (Berlin); Gault Family Companies (Westport); Graham Capital Management (Rowayton); Harman International Industries, Incorporated (Stamford); Indeed (Stamford); JLL (Stamford); Madison, Town of; Mansfield, Town of; Masonicare (Wallingford); Mercuria Energy America, Inc. (Greenwich); Metropolitan District Commission (Hartford); Milford, CT, City of; Mohegan Sun/Mohegan Tribe (Uncasville); Mystic Aquarium; Norwalk Community College; People's United Bank, N.A. (Bridgeport); Pitney Bowes (Stamford); Quadient (Milford); Quinnipiac University (Hamden); Sacred Heart University (Fairfield); Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company (Stratford); South Windsor, Town of; Stamford Health; Stew Leonard's (Norwalk); Tauck (Wilton); United Rentals (Stamford); Webster Bank (Waterbury); Wheeler Clinic (Plainville); Yale New Haven Health; and Yale University (New Haven).

Those being recognized in the Gold category include Aircastle Advisor LLC (Stamford); The Ashforth Company (Stamford); CooperSurgical (Trumbull); Coppola and Sons Construction Company, Inc. (Norwalk); Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits (Stamford); First County Bank (Stamford); Genpact (New York, NY); The Hospital for Special Care (New Britain); Preferred Brands International, Inc./Tasty Bite (Stamford); Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Inc. (Norwalk).

Those being recognized in the Silver category include Amenta Emma Architects (Hartford); Design Within Reach (Stamford); Sargent / Assa Abloy (New Haven).

The 2020 Tanya Court Innovation Award, recognizing those who have created a novel approach or tool to address productivity or health issues in their organizations, will be awarded to The Ashforth Company (Stamford) and Indeed (Stamford).

Corporate Wellness Programs in the Region

“The conversation has changed.  Addressing work/life integration was a predominant theme expressed by employers in this year’s applications,” commented Francine Manfredi, Project Manager, Healthy Workplaces, The Business Council of Fairfield County. “These employers understand the critical link between work/life balance and its impact on an employee’s physical and mental health and well-being. We commend this year’s winners for recognizing that an investment in each employee as a whole will result in a better engaged, more resilient workforce.”

The Healthy Workplaces Employer Recognition Event, presented by The Business Council’s Health, Wellbeing and Safety Roundtable, will begin with registration at 7:45am, and the breakfast program will be held from 8:00-10:00am. Registration is $50. To register, please contact The Business Council of Fairfield County at 203-359-3220 or visit

About The Health, Wellbeing and Safety Roundtable

The Healthy Workplace Employer Recognition Program is an initiative of The Business Council’s Health, Wellbeing and Safety Roundtable.  Concentrating on the issues of health and wellness, the Roundtable is a vehicle for best practice exchange, conducts a communications and events program to raise awareness of wellness and serves as a catalyst for employers to take cooperative action in meeting the health-related needs of their employees.

About The Business Council of Fairfield County

Over the past decade, The Business Council of Fairfield County has emerged as a nationally respected and influential regional network of business leaders, committed to strengthening the economic vitality of our region and the performance of its member firms through research-based public policy initiatives, information services and network building programs.  It was formed in 1970 by the merger of three existing organizations, the oldest of which had been founded in 1890. Today, The Business Council of Fairfield County is a private, not-for profit corporation governed by a volunteer board of senior executives and served by a professional staff.

About Aquarion Water Company

Aquarion Water Company is the public water supply company for more than 750,000 people in 72 cities and towns in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  It is the largest investor-owned water utility in New England and among the seven largest in the U.S.  Based in Bridgeport, CT, Aquarion has been in the public water supply business since 1857.  Across its operations, Aquarion strives to act as a responsible steward of the environment and to assist the communities it serves in promoting sustainable practices.  Aquarion Water Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eversource.