Location: Hunt Valley, MD
Industry: Media, printing, manufacturing, and photography
GreekYearbook, Artsy Couture, and Nations Photo Lab
Harvis Kramer, COO
When you have four brands under one roof, you have a lot of employees to think about. In the spirit of encouraging teamwork and healthy living, founder, CEO and COO Harvis Kramer implemented a wellness program. He offers memberships to the Maryland Athletic Club, where employees can receive one-on-one support from trainers and other experts. A punch card allows employees to keep track of their gym habits, and ultimately leads to prizes for participation. Executives often walk around the office with a healthy snack cart.
FUN FACT: To promote the annual dodgeball game, posters are created based on the movie â€œDodgeball,â€ with the executivesâ€™ faces superimposed over the starsâ€™ faces.
The program was first implemented for what Kramer describes as â€œselfish reasons.â€ He wanted a bit of extra motivation to help him get in shape for the summer, and realized that the office space was the perfect place to build up a team that could support each other.
One of the companyâ€™s most unique offerings is an annual â€œDodgeball vs. the Executivesâ€ game. Each department forms a team and competes for prizes. Itâ€™s a healthy activity and, as Kramer says, â€œWho doesnâ€™t want to throw a dodgeball at their boss and get rewarded for it?â€