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10/29/2014 Member News
Sundance Vacations to Receive GWB Chamber's 2014 Healthy Workplace Award

Where is the healthiest place to work in Wilkes-Barre, PA? Sundance Vacations.

Sundance Vacations is honored to receive the Healthy Workplace Award from the Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce. Sundance Vacations launched a fitness initiative that promotes the ‘Healthy Body - Healthy Mind” theory. The idea is that increased exercise ultimately leads healthier, happier, and more productive employees. The effects are two-fold since it benefits the company, as well as the overall health of employees in the long run.

The contest is called “Sole Survivor” and encourages the employees to simply walk more. “The average sedentary office worker walks an average of 5,900 steps per day. Our goal is to increase that activity to 10,000 steps per day,” said Tina Dowd, co-founder of Sundance Vacations. The retail cost of a FitBit is $60 and every employee that wanted to participate received a FitBit Zip for free. The FitBit Zip is an apparatus you can wear on your belt, carry in your pocket or clip it on your shirt. To encourage participation, the top “walkers” will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Hilton Head, SC for three nights in November and must have walked more than 200,000 steps.

The 2014 Awards are co-sponsored by Blue Cross of NEPA and ChamberChoice. Navient was also honored by the Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce with an Award for Healthy Workplace Continuing Excellence.

About Sundance Vacations
Sundance Vacations is a national travel company that specializes in wholesale vacation accommodations. The company is headquartered in Wilkes-Barre, PA and maintains offices in New Jersey, Washington DC, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Northeastern Pennsylvania, and beyond. Sundance Vacations has placed in the Best Place to Work in Pennsylvania by Best Companies Group for four consecutive years, and 12th Best Place to Work out of 100 finalist companies from the Best Place to Work Illinois program. The company was recently honored for the second time as one of the Fastest-Growing Travel Companies in Pennsylvania by Inc 500/5000.

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