There is nothing new about Ingram Micro’s dedication to encourage wellness among its associates, but the Buffalo campus took a fun new step toward striking that all-important work/life balance during its inaugural Spring into Wellness event on March 14.
Driving this opportunity was the Ingram Micro Wellness Committee, which consists of 20 volunteer associates who work together with the company’s HR team to promote health and wellness among their peers. During the Spring into Wellness event, the Buffalo Wellness and Philanthropic Committees were joined by the Cycling Team to talk about opportunities to engage in healthy activities that also benefit the community, such as sponsored walks and runs,, and Ingram Micro’s own Corporate Challenge Race, which takes place in the summer.
Additionally, representatives from Blue Cross-Blue Shield and other local health and fitness businesses were on-hand to share details about benefits available to associates and offer tips and insight into how to get healthy and stay fit. Even healthy food was on the menu at the half-day event, with locally grown produce and homemade snacks available through a farmer’s market. In all, nearly a dozen representatives shared healthy tips with the 400-plus associates who dropped by the event.
The Spring Into Wellness event is only one of the many opportunities Ingram Micro provides to associates to help them learn how to better balance work and personal life. Other events include stress management presentations and ongoing initiatives such as weekly yoga classes and weekly newsletters with healthy tips from their colleagues. The committee also organizes special events such as the upcoming Walk-At-Work campaign planned for April.
Thanks to the efforts of our volunteer Wellness and Philanthropic Committees, we have a variety of opportunities to both educate and engage our employees in terms of wellness and creating healthier lifestyles for themselves and their families. We believe that healthy, happy associates are essential to driving our business forward and achieving our goals together.
– Jeff Streb, Sr. Director Human Resources