Event Series Seeks to Help Missouri Small Businesses Boost Employee Wellness

For Immediate Release: 
Monday, March 13, 2017

Events open to all small business owners; opportunity for small employers to learn how to promote healthy habits among their employees

St. Louis, Missouri – Small Business Majority is launching a new event series filled with educational tips and resources for small businesses in Missouri that want to help keep their employees healthy and boost their bottom line. The next event in the series, to be held March 16 at 2 pm CDT at the Center for Social Empowerment in St. Louis, is a workshop on how to implement a wellness program at small firms.

The presentation, titled “Healthy Employees, Healthy Bottom Line,” will provide examples of easy and affordable wellness programs that can benefit the health of a business’s employees, as well as tips for implementing a program and enticing employees to participate. Attendees will learn best practices for starting a wellness program and resources available for implementing this type of program in their business. An expert from Small Business Majority will also discuss how making simple changes like encouraging healthy eating and providing stress management education can make a big difference in improving the wellbeing of a workplace.

“All small businesses want healthy employees, but many simply don’t have the capacity to encourage healthy habits on a day-to-day basis” said Small Business Majority Missouri Outreach Manager Mary Overbey. “This event series on workplace wellness programs will give small employers an opportunity to learn how they can offer a benefit they may have thought they could not provide in the hope that it will lead to happier employees and better productivity.”

The event series is a precursor to a wellness competition to be held in May called the Healthy Business, Healthy Community Workplace Wellness Challenge, in which small employers in southwest Missouri will compete against businesses in the St. Louis region for prizes awarded based on team averages at the end of the competition. Additionally, Small Business Majority is launching a new workplace wellness portal that offers a toolkit, how-to guides and other resources for small business owners looking to create a wellness program for their small firm.  

Attendees can register for the March 16 workshop and other upcoming events here.

To schedule an interview with a representative from Small Business Majority, contact Simon Brown at [email protected] or (314) 492-4344.

Support for the event series is provided by Missouri Foundation for Health.


About Small Business Majority

Small Business Majority was founded and is run by small business owners to focus on solving the biggest problems facing small businesses today. Since 2005, we have actively engaged small business owners and policymakers in support of public policy solutions, and have delivered information and resources to entrepreneurs that promote small business growth and drive a strong economy. We regularly engage our network of more than 50,000 small business owners, along with a formal strategic partnership program of 150 business organizations, enabling us to reach more than 500,000 entrepreneurs. Our extensive scientific polling, focus groups and economic research help us educate and inform policymakers, the media and other stakeholders about key issues impacting small businesses and freelancers, including access to capital, taxes, healthcare, retirement, entrepreneurship and workforce development. Learn more about us on our website and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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