Norway Savings Bank recognized for employee wellness efforts

four people holding an award

From left to right: Nick Mowatt, Health Coach, Occupational Medical Consulting, LLC.; Tricia Brooks, Assistant Vice President, Human Resources Compliance & Benefits Administrator; Richelle Wallace, Senior Vice President, Senior Resources Officer; and Patricia Shields, Vice President, Human Resources Operations Manager

NORWAY, Maine – On Wednesday, April 10, during a ceremony at the Emerging Trends in Wellness Conference held at Lombardo’s Conference & Function Facilities in Randolph, Massachusetts, Norway Savings Bank received “2019 Best Wellness Employer Gold Certification” from Wellness Workdays, an organization dedicated to creating and supporting worksite wellness programs that inspire employees to make simple and positive changes to continually improve their health.

“Great employees deserve a healthy workplace. We are proud of the steps we’ve taken over the years to help our employees stay healthy and active,” said Richelle Wallace, SVP, Senior Resources Officer. “This designation reinforces our efforts in that area.”

To award this recognition, Wellness Workdays worked with Harvard Medical School to evaluate Norway Savings Bank in a variety of categories: Assessment, Strategy, Implementation and Evaluation. NSB’s programs received high rankings in all four categories including perfect scores for displaying a structured plan to assess and implement wellness strategies. In all, only 14 companies achieved this Gold Certification.

According to Wellness Workdays, Norway Savings has established and maintained a healthy culture through a variety of initiatives including:

  1. Investing in a health coach to provide one-on-one sessions with all employees who want to participate
  2. Providing complimentary on-site gyms at its two largest offices
  3. Holding off-site Wellness Fairs for all employees
  4. Establishing a Wellness Committee which oversees and advocates for all wellness activities.

“Due to these initiatives and more, we’ve seen impressive employee health metric improvement across the Bank,” said Patricia Weigel, President and CEO of Norway Savings Bank.


About Norway Savings Bank

Founded in 1866, Norway Savings Bank is a leading mutual banking and financial services company headquartered in Norway, Maine. As of December 31, 2018, Norway Savings Bank had $1.207 billion in total assets. Norway Savings Bank has 24 branch locations and operates divisions in asset management, personal banking and business banking. In 2016, Norway Savings Bank was honored as one of the Best Banks to Work For by American Banker and Best Companies Group as well as one of the Best Places to Work in Maine. In 2019, Norway was recognized with the “Best Wellness Employer – Gold Certification” by Wellness Workdays.  BauerFinancial has designated 5-Star Norway Savings Bank the “Best of Bauer” for earning and maintaining its highest 5-star rating for 29 continuous years.  For more information, visit