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CHICAGO, IL — December 10, 2012 — Centro (centro.net), the leading provider of media logistics services and cloud applications for advertising agencies, has been named the winner of the Illinois’ Healthiest Employers™ Award in the 100 to 499 full-time employees’ category. It was named among the five winning companies chosen from nearly 110 Illinois-based organizations by Healthiest Employers, LLC.
Centro was chosen because of its unique, holistic approach to workplace wellness. The company offers psychological, emotional and social health programs, free yoga classes conducted at the office, and monthly “lunch and learns” focused on healthy living.
“Employee happiness and well-being have always been a priority for Centro. We believe that lasting success can only be achieved through dedication to the wellness and growth of the individual. That, in turn, is what allows us to create a successful company and happy clients,” said Centro founder and CEO Shawn Riegsecker. “We are honored to receive this award. Ultimately, we have nearly 300 employees to thank for creating an innovative and enriching work environment.”
In addition to wellness initiatives that include benefits such as paid maternity and paternity leave and career education and personal development opportunities, Centro also hosts an annual employee wellness event, deemed “Wellnesspalooza,” where free on-site health screenings and discounts on the following years’ premiums are offered to employees.
The Company also offers a steady supply of free fresh fruit and healthy snacks to its employees, a cross-office Weight Watchers® program, smoking-cessation programs, gym membership reimbursement, and a variety of community engagement programs that encourage teams to build camaraderie while supporting worthwhile causes.
Applicants for Illinois’ Healthiest Employers™ Award were evaluated in six key areas: Culture and Leadership Commitment; Foundational Components; Strategic Planning; Communication and Marketing; Programming and Interventions; and Reporting and Analysis. The assessment form was developed by representatives from the wellness, medical, higher education, research, not-for-profit and government
Centro (centro.net) partners with advertising agencies to improve their campaign performance and digital media teams’ productivity in order to better manage costs and maximize profitability. Centro is the only provider that offers both managed services and cloud software options to simplify and streamline the full campaign life cycle to meet the unique requirements of every agency. Since 2001, Centro’s media logistics specialists have successfully planned and executed more than 22,000 local and national campaigns across all digital display platforms and ad media types. Headquartered in Chicago with 32 offices nationwide, Centro’s success and commitment to culture has led to many accolades, including #1 on Crain’s Best Places to Work in Chicago in 2011, 2012 and 2013.