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Green energy is the future and today the Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance (SOCA) has taken a monumental step towards embracing these new technologies.
The modern American workplace is causing the average worker too much stress.
Too much work and not enough time to do it causes workers to feel overwhelmed and strained by their daily jobs.
Solar energy is on the rise in the United States and with good reason.
Solar power is growing cheaper by the day and with many businesses looking for a way to decrease their daily spending, self-sourced solar power is one of the most attractive options for cutting loose from big power companies
Local commerce is essential to the operation of every local economy. In this increasingly digital world, how a business chooses its point-of-sale (POS) solution is not an easy decision to make.
At SOCA, we are determined to reduce the obstacles in the way of your small business.
Not only do wellness initiatives make your workplace more attractive for potential employees, but they can also improve the lifestyle and happiness of already tenured employees.
Wellness initiatives typically center around changing the workday and lifestyle of every employee to make their office a more enjoyable place to work five days a week.
Companies cannot force fitness programs on their employees or risk any adverse health conditions from over-exertion. Employees must take part in fitness programs of their own volition.
Even still, sedentary lifestyles can have long-term health effects on everyone. Helping to educate your employees on the health risk of sitting all day and providing physical solutions to these
If you own a small business, then you know the importance of employee health insurance.
Anything you can do to reduce the cost your business pays for insurance while increasing the benefits provided to your employees goes a long way towards improving your overall bottom line.
Leaders are readers! It is a fundamental exercise for the brain and mind in the same way that physical exercise is important to physical health. As a Chamber leader, I recommend building at least 30 minutes of daily reading into your schedule.
Every business produces waste.
Regardless of your industry, regardless of the eco-friendly policies you have in place, your business produces waste of one kind or another.
Not only is producing excess waste bad for the environment, but it is also very expensive to haul away your company’s waste.
If you are looking to reduce your business’s bottom line or implement more eco-friendly policies, then reducing waste is one of the most effective actions you can take.
Over the past year, employers have begun to take both the mental and physical health of their employees more seriously.
According to the 2021 Future Benefits Study, 80% of employers say their company culture has been more accepting of mental health challenges in the last year, but only 59% of employers agree.
There is a disconnect between what employers are providing and what employees need.
For employers that want to better prioritize their employees’ health, this article will go over some strategies and tips to make the workplace healthier for both employers and employees.
Want to learn more about what SOCA can offer your small business? At SOCA, we provide you with all the benefits you need to thrive. Join SOCA today!