Inter-Quest is Blue Zone

Inter-Quest is now a Blue Zone approved worksite. Renee Peterson, Bill Schwartz and Jeff Davidson joined others inside for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Davidson said that Inter-Quest did many little things such as signs reminding people to take a break and adding bike racks and standing desks to the office.

Blue Zones Project Dodge County held a ribbon-cutting at Inter-Quest, 403 S. Spring St., Beaver Dam, the newest worksite to become Blue Zones Project approved.

Blue Zones Project Dodge County is a communitywide well-being improvement initiative — designed to make healthy choices easier through sustainable changes to environment, policy, and social networks.

Inter-Quest is an internet technology company.

“When our team is healthy and focused, they come to work with an extra spring in their step knowing that they are doing something to help others. This is why we made a commitment to become a Blue Zones Approved worksite. That is our commitment to our team,” said owner Jeff Davidson.

Inter-Quest formed an employee-led wellness committee that meets regularly to discuss and implement well-being practices in the worksite. Employees at Inter-Quest are also encouraged to stand or walk around during meetings and utilize sit-to-stand desks in their workstations. Signage was also added to workstations to encourage employees to drink water and take micro breaks regularly.

Inter-Quest worked with other downtown businesses to start a Walking Moai. The group met twice a week for 10 weeks to walk and connect with one another. Additionally, Inter-Quest created a flower garden on the side of its building. The patio is used as an employee container garden during the summer and has a bicycle rack for employees who choose to bike to work.

For details about becoming a Blue Zones Project approved organization or general information about Blue Zones Project, Dodge County, call 920-212-8511, or visit dodgecounty.bluezonesproject.com.