Refreshed Business of the Year

Refreshed Business of the YearMower County has a tremendous variety of commerce that offers not only employment opportunities but also an opportunity to impact the health of our county’s workforce and their families.

Mower Refreshed is proud to be part of a platform that celebrates and promotes businesses that are taking simple steps to encourage a healthier workforce.

This award is inspired by the many “best practices” on wellness that are already being implemented throughout our county.

Mower Refreshed is ready to collaborate with area chambers or business associations in Mower County communities to develop area Refreshed Business of the Year awards such as Austin Area RBY, Adams Area, Grand Meadow Area etc. Contact us for more information on developing a RBY award for your community!

Get a head-start on 2017 and view our 2016 NOMINATION FORM

Refreshed Business of the Year Hall of Fame

Workforce Development, Inc.














Hormel Foods Corporation
IJ Holton Intermediate School








IBI Data
Pacelli Catholic Schools







Cooperative Resource Center, Inc




2016 Nomination Form

5th Annual Austin Area Refreshed Business of the Year

A collaborative wellness effort of Austin Area Chamber, Mayo Clinic Health System Albert Lea & Austin and Mower Refreshed

We set up wellness for failure if we don’t work on improving the environment and culture
before we work on individual behavior changes. -Dee Edington

Why Seek the Refreshed Business Award?

• Promote your business as one that values the wellbeing of their employees, a positive recruiting strategy to attract potential team members that share that value.
• Share and inspire other businesses to make wellness a priority, impacting the overall health of Mower County.
• Opportunity to receive a no cost consultation on ways to create environments at work that inspire wellbeing personally and professionally.
• Receive attractive award and signage for your organization signifying Refreshed Business of the Year.

Criteria for Austin Area Refreshed Business Nominations:

Must be a current member of the Austin Area Chamber of Commerce and located in Mower County.

What are Organizations Rated On?

1. Effective ways and ideas your organization is engaging, equipping, and empowering employees to increase wellbeing. Shifting a work environment to reflect a culture of wellness starts with small steps. No action or idea is too small or insignificant.

2. Strategies the business seeks to impact:
• Increasing healthy food access and active living.
• Building resilience to better cope with stress/anxiety/depression.
• Improving access to healthcare.

These health needs were identified as top issues by community members of Mower County in the current Mower County Community Health Needs Assessment.

Nomination Process:
(Nominations can come from business owners, or any community member)

1. Fill out application, attaching any documents you wish to describe action steps/efforts/initiatives.

2. Submit application and any attachments by Friday, January 27th, 2017 to:
Austin Area Chamber of Commerce c/o Refreshed Business Award
OR email:

3. Awards will be announced at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony at the Holiday Inn and Austin Conference Center on February 23, 2017.