Almost 70 companies in Cheshire County, N.H., have taken a pledge to become "organizational champions" for healthier workplaces as part of the Vision 2020 initiative started by Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene to achieve the status of healthiest community in the nation. Hamshaw Lumber was an early participant and so far wellness initiatives have led to reductions in employee BMI, tobacco use, and cholesterol and blood pressure levels.

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