Earn a 5-star rating and let your business shine. Do you ever wonder what a 5-star rating of a business really means? It depends upon who is awarding the stars! No matter the system or scale, consumers associate 5-stars with top quality. You can be a 5-star employer in Troup County by participating in programs that can help your business become an even greater place to work. As your participation grows, so does your star-rating.
Here is how to earn stars:
Maintain Active Membership in the Chamber
Top employers are members of the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce and participate in our numerous programs, events and committees. Be sure to keep your membership dues current and attend at least one of our program or events during a calendar year.
Be a Partner in Education
A top quality workforce is our goal! Public and private educational institutions in Troup County need business involvement – contributions of time, expertise, and financial support. Participate as a Partner in Education to at least one public elementary, middle or high school, Hillside Montessori School, Lafayette Christian School and/or LaGrange Academy to earn your star.
Trade in Troup
Think local when purchasing goods and services for your business. Studies show 40 cents of every dollar spent locally has local benefits. These dollars finance our quality of life, making every local purchase a good investment in Troup County. To earn this star, your business will not only need to take the “Trade in Troup” pledge but will also encourage customers to shop in Troup County and will put in place purchasing practices to support local businesses.
Go Drug Free
Certified drug free workplaces in Georgia receive a state-mandated 7.5% discount on worker’s compensation insurance. It’s a simple, smart and profitable program. We’ll guide you through the process so you can earn this star. www.livedrugfree.org.
Rising healthcare costs are a top concern of businesses. More and more research shows that it is in the employers’ best interest to help employees improve their health. The Chamber’s wellness initiative uses best practices to help your employees and your business manage healthcare. To enjoy benefits such as overall healthcare cost decreases, fewer doctor visits, improved morale and greater productivity, follow these easy steps:
- Download the Wellness at Work Toolkit that will walk you through the program and provide samples for each step of the process.
- Gain commitment from senior management, human resource managers, safety officers, and staff members – everyone who has a stake in approving the program or making it a success.
- Design a plan that fits your employees’ needs using the toolkit as a guide for your program. This will include establishing a wellness committee involving a cross-section of employees and assessing your worksite needs.
- After designing your wellness at work program complete this simple application that tells us what you have accomplished.