California Fit Business Awards

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Small companies can do it. Take the example of family owned Lapham Company, a property management company in Oakland. They've made workplace wellness a central part of their company. Literally. The owners, Jon and Jeri Shahoian, remodeled their Oakland offices and put a large family style kitchen in its center. The whole office gathers there for healthy lunches once a week. And during the week their kitchen is stocked with fresh healthy fruit from the FruitGuys. HR Director Liz Shahoian says "this has had a domino effect, people bring healthy ideas home to their families." For employee exercise, the Lapham office has an on-site Pilates studio and treadmill. They care so much about health and exercise that the Lapham Company offers discounts on 24 Hour Fitness memberships to the tenants of their managed properties.

Lapham Companies were winners of the Cal Fit Business awards in 2006, which they hosted with Senator Torlakson and then Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamante.

Would you like your business to be recognized for commitment to employee wellness and healthy work environments? The application for the award is available here. The deadline to apply is June 16th.

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