Northwest Bank Receives First Blue Zones ProjectT Worksite Designation in the Iowa Great Lakes!

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posted 7/31/2013 in Community News

Blue Zones Project™ announced Northwest Bank to become the first designated Blue Zones Projects™ Worksite™ in the Iowa Great Lakes! Northwest Bank achieved designation status on July 26, 2013, after completing the necessary items in the Blue Zones Project worksite pledge, including enforcing policies and practices that ensure privacy and security of personal data and health information, communicating ideas and information about well-being, offering a health and wellness program and successfully registering their employees to pledge and take action on www.bluezonesproject.com.

“Northwest Bank values the overall good health and well-being of our employees and strives to create an environment to assist them in achieving their health goals”, said Joe Conover, Northwest Bank Lakes Market President, “Becoming a designated Blue Zones Project™ Worksite has been a rewarding effort and it’s so exciting to see the engagement and commitment of our employees. We are pleased to support our local Blue Zones Project™ which is engaging our community to work together to make healthy options an easier choice as we work toward healthier behaviors that can lead to longer, happier lives now and in the future.”

Northwest Bank completed designation criteria in the areas of leadership, purpose, habitat and physical environment, engagement and creation of social networks, policies and benefits, and well-being solutions.

Northwest Bank is a $1.05 billion community bank that offers a full line of business, agricultural, mortgage, consumer deposit and lending services as well as wealth management services. Northwest Bank has offices located in Algona, Arnolds Park, Ankeny, Belmond, Estherville, Fort Dodge, Humboldt, Milford, Spencer, Spirit Lake, Storm Lake, West Des Moines, Iowa and Omaha and La Vista, Nebraska.