Blue Zones ribbon cutting

Bank Midwest receives Blue Zones Worksite Designation

Bank Midwest is pleased to announce their Spirit Lake and Okoboji offices have been certified as designated Blue Zones Worksites®.  Bank Midwest has fulfilled Blue Zones Worksite designation criteria as outlined at, including the registration and engagement of more than 25 percent of their employees.  The designation criteria include the areas of leadership, purpose, habitat and physical environment, engagement and creation of social networks, policies and benefits, and well-being solutions.

“We’re proud of achieving this designation and are committed to the Blue Zones project in the Lakes area.  We encourage area employers to join this movement that has real benefits for the health and well-being of employees.” stated bank President Steve Goodenow.

Jenny Weber/Community Health Consultant for Blue Zones states: “Bank Midwest is a leader, not only in employee wellness, but in the community. Their leadership and wellness champions throughout the organization really care about making the healthy choice the easy choice where we live, work and play. Their commitment to the community and their employees is impressive and I am pleased they could achieve Worksite Designation with the Blue Zones Project.”

The management and staff of Bank Midwest thank the Blue Zones Project for honoring us with this designation, as we continue to make healthy choices at home, work, and play!

Bank Midwest is an employee owned organization and home of the “Great Experience, One Place.”  It has assets of $701 million, and is a full service bank offering loans and traditional FDIC-insured accounts, as well as insurance, investment and trust services.