A team of representatives from Gunster were on hand at the Hilton Orlando this morning to accept a first-place award from the Orlando Business Journal, for winning its size category in the Journal’s “Healthiest Employers 2013” competition.

Gunster’s team at the awards breakfast Friday, October 25, in Orlando. Pictured (L to R): Dorothy O’Guin, wellness committee chair; Donna Marra, regional office manager; Susan Faby, Human Resources director; Stephanie Peeler, legal secretary/office coordinator; and attorney Derek Bruce.

The Orlando Business Journal’s third annual “Healthiest Employers” awards ceremony celebrates corporate wellnes and honors those companies demonstrating innovation and leadership in wellness programs.

Gunster’s wellness committee chair Dorothy O’Guin about to head into the awards event on Friday morning, October 25.

Gunster, a Florida-based commercial law firm, has 11 offices statewide and a total of just under 400 employees. The firm opened its Orlando office in February of 2013. Today’s award marks the fourth Gunster has received this year for its wellness efforts.

One of the firm’s most popular wellness campaigns is its “Destination: You” 12-month walking program, which uses an activity tracker worn by each participant to automatically record & track steps taken in the course of the year. Participants who register 1 million steps or more in 2013 can choose either paid time off or discounts on their monthly health premiums for the following year.

Gunster’s annual health fairs are another popular draw – with 75 percent of Gunster employees participating. The firms’ wellness efforts have paid off in the form of a more productive and healthier workforce, lower insurance rates, and enhanced morale and communication.

See Gunster’s winner’s profile on the Orlando Business Journal website, as well as its larger writeup on the event: Healthiest Employers 2013: Central Florida firms’ tips on creating wellness programs that wow (10/25/13).

Find out more about Gunster’s other 2013 “healthy” wins:



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