Published on February 14, 2022

2022 Health Leadership Award Presented to Wolverine State Credit Union

Photo of Nick Montie (center), CEO of Wolverine State Credit Union, is flanked by Nancy Montie (left), chair of MyMichigan Health Foundation’s Development Council Business Relations Committee which serves Alpena, and Ann Diamond (right), fund development director, MyMichigan Health Foundation.

Nick Montie (center), CEO of Wolverine State Credit Union, is flanked by Nancy Montie (left), chair of MyMichigan Health Foundation’s Development Council Business Relations Committee which serves Alpena, and Ann Diamond (right), fund development director, MyMichigan Health Foundation. He is surrounded by members of the Wolverine State Credit Union staff after accepting the 2022 MyMichigan Health Foundation Health Leadership Award.

Each year at the Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce banquet, MyMichigan Health Foundation’s Business Relations Committee serving Alpena presents the Health Leadership Award to a local business or organization. This award recognizes the recipient for promoting positive lifestyle choices and offering valuable health programs to its employees. This year, the award was presented to Wolverine State Credit Union.

“COVID-19 has affected so very many individuals as well as businesses,” said Ann Diamond, fund development director, MyMichigan Health Foundation. “Promoting and a healthy work/life balance is now more important than ever. Wolverine State Credit Union was selected as this year’s Health Leadership Award recipient because they excelled at providing health related opportunities to their employees and their families during these unprecedented times.”

Wolverine State Credit Union offers their employees a variety of health and wellness opportunities including flu shots, health club memberships and smoking cessation programs. They also started a Run/Walk Club that meets weekly after work as an outlet for stress relief and a way to build better habits as a team. Wolverine has sponsored and participated in the Aliferis Memorial Race for many years. In addition, Wolverine State Credit Union also supports other area events including the Lafarge Stoneport 5K Quarry Run and the Stephen Siller Tunnel 2 Towers 5K.

“Wolverine State Credit Union understands the importance of championing a healthy workforce,” said Nick Montie, CEO, Wolverine State Credit Union. “Many of the activities we promote not only improve the individual employee’s health but have the added benefit of fostering an additional sense of teamwork and camaraderie amongst our staff.”

“Wolverine State Credit Union’s approach to health, in and out of the workplace, is certainly supported by the Medical Center, and we are pleased to be able to acknowledge them for all they are doing to keep their employees healthy,” said Diamond.

Montie concluded, “The bottom line is, healthy employees perform better. It’s an honor to receive this award and be recognized for our efforts.”

This marked the 27th year of presenting the Health Leadership Award to a deserving organization. The Business Relations Committee, which serves Alpena, is part of MyMichigan Health Foundation’s Development Council chaired by Nancy Montie who presented the award with Diamond.

Those interested in becoming a MyMichigan Health Foundation Business Honor Roll member or to learning more about the events sponsored by the Business Relations Committee may visit www.mymichigan.org/alpena-brc.