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Monday, January 29, 2018

2018 Wellness Week

Date: Monday, January 29, 2018 to Friday, February 2, 2018
Time: All Day to 12:00am
Location: Contact the Chamber office at 479-783-3111

Wellness Works!

Wellness Week

January 29-February 2, 2018

The Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce's Healthcare Council announces Wellness Week 2018.  Wellness Week 2018 is scheduled as January 29-February 2, 2018 and is an effort to heighten the awareness and share the benefits of wellness in the workplace. 

The Chamber is encouraging the community to participate during the week to promote wellness in Fort Smith.  Ideas for participation for businesses, churches, schools and families are listed below.  Be creative and have WELLNESS on your mind the entire week.  Additionally, we'd like participants to share their progress, stories and photos with us through tagging the Fort Smith Regional Chamber page on Facebook and Tweeting with the hashtag #FSWellnessWeek.

Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce
2018 Wellness Week
Schedule of Activities

Wellness plans encourage employees to live healthier, happier lifestyles.

January 29, 2018
WELLNESS WORKS -Commit to making wellness a priority - Announce Incentives to encourage participation - Play Healthy Bingo (Click Here )-Distribute Physical Activity Tracker
January 30, 2018
NUTRITION - Plan a healthy staff breakfast/lunch with a healthy recipe exchange-Implement a wellness pantry by stocking the company's kitchen for healthy food options
January 31, 2018
FITNESS-physical activity challenge with push-up and sit-up contest, obstacle course, etc.
February 1, 2018
CHECK-UPS & VACCINES-participate or host a screening event-host lunch and learn program on the importance of family wellness checks
February 2, 2018
STRESS REDUCTION- provide chair massages for employees -acknowledge employees for hard work and let them know their value
Attend the Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce First Friday Breakfast - Healthy Workplace Awards and Certificates of Participation will be presented, 7:30am-9:00am at UAFS Smith-Pendegraft/Reynolds Room
February 3, 2018
FOCUS ON FAMILY-encourage employees to spend quality time with family and friends? plan a co-worker picnic with family activities
February 5, 2018
SPIRITUAL WELLNESS-encourage employees to attend a spiritual service - encourage church leaders to host a sports team, fitness or nutrition class

Wellness Week will finish strong on Friday with our February First Friday Breakfast where the winners of the Chamber's HEALTHY WORKPLACE AWARD will be announced!

To apply for our 2018 Healthy Workplace Awards Click Here

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

2018 Chamber Perks - 5 Dysfunctions of a Team

Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Time: 8:00am to 10:00am
Location: Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce Board Room 612 Garrison

Event Description:
As a "perk" of membership, we are offering a variety of educational opportunities for your business and/or profession throughout the year.   It is our hope that these "Chamber Perk" sessions will help you to grow your business, improve cohesiveness within your teams and ultimately position you and your team for much success in 2018!   There will also be ample time to network and meet other like-minded individuals in our community!  

The "Five Dysfunctions of a Team" by Patrick Lencioni, outlines the root causes of politics and dysfunction on the teams where you work, and the keys to overcoming them.  Counter to conventional wisdom, the causes of dysfunction are both identifiable and curable. 

Please join us on Wednesday, January 31 as Phillip McClure introduces us to this great book that has been a tool in getting teams aligned and rowing in the same direction.  This will be an introductory session with an opportunity to learn more about other opportunities that will be offered over the next few months.   Many may be familiar with Phillip as a class facilitator in our Leadership Fort Smith program which is in its 30th year.  Many will attest that he is a dynamic facilitator and has worked with a number of companies and organizations in our region.  

What will you gain from this?  

*  Team members will not only reach a common understanding of what it means to be a team, because the workshop is so practical, will also make substantial progress toward becoming a more cohesive team. 
*  Team leaders will improve the cohesion and functioning of their teams by applying the Five Dysfunctions Model.
*  Improving teamwork reduces the stress and dissatisfaction of the people in your organization, which has a profound impact on the lives of their friends and family members as well.
Chamber Members $10
Guests- $20
*  Limit to 2 attendees per company or organization
*  Light breakfast will be included