BizStream Named National Best and Brightest in Wellness by the National Association for Business Resources

Allendale, MI - January 12, 2021 - BizStream, a West Michigan-based company specializing in complex software solutions, has been named a 2020 winner for The Nation's Best and Brightest in Wellness program. This is the second year BizStream has been recognized as a national winner. 

The 2020 Fall National winning companies were evaluated by an assessment created and administered by SynBella, the nation's leading wellness systems firm. Company entries are examined statistically for quantitative and qualitative data. Each survey was scored on a point system based upon criteria to benchmark and improve wellness program effectiveness. They include outcomes, analysis, tracking, participation & incentives, benefits and programs, leadership, employee input, culture, and environment.

Some of BizStream's wellness initiatives include:

  • 100-percent employer-paid health insurance
  • flextime working options
  • twelve paid holidays and up to 20 paid days of personal time
  • ergonomic furniture, including adjustable height workstations
  • employer-provided nutritious snacks and beverages and a full kitchen to cook healthy meals
  • opportunities for mental health breaks, including a four-seasons room, fire pole, slide, Foosball table, dartboard, and arcade games. 
  • integrating physical activity throughout the workday
  • CrossFit memberships, gym stipends, on-site showers, on-site climbing wall
  • walking meetings
  • team endurance events, such as Tough Mudder
  • office fitness challenges
  • and more

"BizStream recognizes the importance of our team's health," says Mark Schmidt, BizStream Founder. "I strongly believe physical health improves mental health. We want to give everyone the tools they need to live a healthy lifestyle, not just for the benefit of the company but also for theirs. Due to COVID and lockdowns, this past year has been crucial for keeping mental and physical health a priority. It's been fun to see the team get creative with their workout routines, like basement gyms and virtual competitions, and it's been great to see team members sharing recipes for healthy eating. Most of all, I'm incredibly proud of the team supporting each other's mental health throughout this pandemic."

With over 20 years of experience conducting the Best and Brightest competitions, the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) has identified numerous best practices and provided benchmarking for companies that continue to be leaders in employment standards.

This year, the Best and Brightest in Wellness released the results of the spring and summer applicants in August, and fall applicants were released in December, in which 66 winning organizations from across the country are being honored. The Best and Brightest in Wellness winners will be honored during dual virtual Illuminate Business Summit week-long celebrations, March 15 ─ 19, 2021. The Illuminate Business Summit virtual celebrations are filled with education, connection, engagement, and inspiration. 

About BizStream
BizStream builds web, online marketing, and software solutions. The company specializes in .Net, Azure, Kentico Xperience, Kentico Kontent, and Sitefinity development. Alongside custom development services, BizStream has four Software as a Service (SaaS) products, including YouthCenter, CaseStream, Toolkit for Kentico, and SymReport. Founded in 2001, the BizStream team comprises more than 30 developers, designers, digital specialists, support staff, and contractors. BizStream is located just outside Grand Rapids, MI, USA.

About the Best and Brightest in Wellness Program
About the Best and Brightest in Wellness® Program The Best and Brightest in Wellness®, a program of the National Association for Business Resources, celebrates those companies that are making their businesses flourish, the lives of their employees better and the community a healthier place to live. The Best and Brightest program provides year-long education, benchmarking, assessment tools and interaction amongst the best employers. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2021 programs. Visit www.thebestandbrightest.com for more information.

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Michelle has an eye for design and aesthetics and enjoys applying these principles to business. Merging her love of all things artisan with her business experience, Michelle joined BizStream in 2013 to take on our marketing efforts. Michelle is skilled in web admin, digital marketing, design, content creation, event planning, driving our unique BizStream culture and more. In her free time, you’ll find her gardening, making, fermenting, or exploring nature with her husband and two daughters.

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