VBSR Virtual Workshop: Supporting a Healthy & Productive Workforce During COVID & Beyond
All businesses are struggling with challenges associated with COVID, and now more than ever, business success relies on the physical and mental wellbeing of employees and their families. Join VBSR, the Alchemist, and ReArch Company, as we reflect on and explore strategies to keep employees healthy and supported through COVID-19 and into the future.
The Alchemist will discuss supporting working families, promoting and supporting physical and mental wellbeing, assessing and implementing health insurance plans based on employee needs, and the important role that our employees with disabilities play in maintaining a positive work environment (and a strong bottom line), especially during COVID.
ReArch Company will discuss how to build a Wellness Program and sustain the program during COVID, learn suggestions for successes, how to get employees involved whether they are remote or back in the working environment with others and the importance of keeping Wellness in the forefront during these challenging times.
After hearing from our presenters we’ll leave ample time for Q&A and discussion, inviting workshop participants to share their experiences and challenges with keeping their teams healthy and feeling supported throughout COVID and beyond.
Registration for this workshop is free for VBSR members and $20 for non-members to attend. The workshop will take place virtually, and the details to join the workshop will be sent via email to all who register, in advance of the event.
Questions? Please reach out to VBSR Education & Events Manager, Carra Cheslin, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet Our Workshop Presenters:
Director of Health, Safety and Risk Management, ReArch Company
As the Director of Health, Safety and Risk Management, Holly promotes and fosters the health and safety culture for ReArch. She focuses on maintaining, improving and implementing our company’s health and safety standards, along with protocols and procedures. She ensures ReArch is compliant with occupational health and safety guidelines and spearheads all training programs for employees and subcontractors to support their health and safety needs. Holly maintains and manages the status of all employee’s health and safety credentials, and is responsible for developing wellness initiatives for the office and field staff.
Holly originally started her safety career in 1995 as a safety officer at a construction company.
Wellness Coordinator, The Alchemist
A NH native, Molly Lauridsen moved back east after attending college in Colorado and spending a year in Utah working as a ski coach and enjoying lots of good snow. Deciding to settle in Vermont in 2005 and working for the Mount Mansfield Ski Club in Stowe was an easy transition and she’s been here ever since. With a background in athletics and love of working with people she began working her way into the fitness field and became certified as a personal fitness trainer and group exercise instructor. Wanting to broaden her scope of wellness she was hired at The Alchemist in 2015 as Wellness Coordinator. Over the past several years Molly has worked to implement programs that offer nutritious food for all employees, fitness and yoga classes for employees as well as mid shift 15 minute stretch sessions for canning line and brewers designed to prevent injury and encourage camaraderie amongst staff. Molly also runs incentivized health challenges within the company, continued CPR/AED certifications, and works with a special needs employee on a weekly staff newsletter that covers sports, company news, and health and wellness.
Executive Director, The Alchemist Foundation
Liz is Executive Director of the Alchemist Foundation, a place-based nonprofit focused on expanding equity, educational & economic opportunity for young Vermonters. She works closely with local schools and employers, manages the Foundation’s grantmaking portfolio, and administers the Alchemist Opportunity Fund scholarship program. Liz works closely with Advance Vermont and the Vermont 9to26 Coalition, and serves on the VBSR Education & Events Committee. She lives in Waterbury with her husband, dog, and whatever adult child shows up.
Human Resources, The Alchemist
Hallie heads up Human Resources at The Alchemist. Born and raised in Vermont, she has helped develop and operate various small businesses in the state’s food and beverage industry. She brings with her a passion for authentic messaging, empowering working families, a culture of inclusivity, giving back to the community, a love of the outdoors, and great food and drink of course! She lives in Morrisville with her husband and 3 year old son.
Brewery Representative, The Alchemist
Chrissy has worked at the Alchemist for eight years in all sorts of capacities. Today, she handles their gift giving program along with communications and special events. Living in Hyde Park with her husband (who also works at The Alchemist), son Forest and daughter Annie she enjoys being outside, hanging with friends, cooking delicious meals and drinking good beer and wine!