The bank received news of their achievement from Jenny Weber, Community Health Consultant for the BLUE ZONES* Project. “We’re proud of achieving this designation and are committed to investing in the health and well-being of our employees,” stated bank President Tom Larson.
The bank achieved the designation after completing the necessary items in the BLUE ZONES* Project Worksite pledge. Items included registering more than 25 percent of the bank’s employees to pledge and take action on the BLUE ZONES* website as well as finding ways to make healthy choices easier in the workplace. The BLUE ZONES* Project is based on principles developed by Dan Buettner and is the centerpiece of the initiative to make Iowa the healthiest state by 2016.
Iowa State Bank is a $279 million community bank with 53 employees. The bank celebrates 85 years in business this year and has offices in Algona, Corwith, Ruthven and Wesley.
*BLUE ZONES is a Registered Trademark.