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FNB Oxford recognized as December’s HealthyOxford|Business

Monthly recognition continues for local businesses making wellness a priority.

Oxford, December 12, 2016: RebelWell continues to highlight Oxford businesses that make health and wellness a priority in the workplace. December’s spotlight is placed on FNB Oxford. FNB’s continued wellness efforts make it clear they believe in the importance of wellness for their employees.

“FNB Oxford is a healthy workplace,” said Jennifer Kuhn, Vice President, Human Resources and Training at FNB Oxford. “Over the past few years we have concentrated our efforts in employee health and wellness and have been pleased with the amount of participation and overall support.”

Some of FNB Oxford’s wellness efforts include team competitions and various challenges throughout the year. The team challenges have included walking and logging miles, water consumption and healthy eating. Prizes are awarded every two weeks, during a challenge, to keep the momentum and participation high. FNB Oxford also has a recognition program in place for individual achievements such as employees who log 150 miles over a six-week period as well as recognition for employees averaging 20, 30 or 40 miles per week.

In addition to in-house wellness competitions and recognition programs, FNB Oxford has partnered with their health insurance provider, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi, for annual on-site health screenings for all employees. With a 77% employee participation rate, FNB Oxford will offer on-site screenings for the third consecutive year in 2017. Additionally, health and wellness representatives from BCBS visit quarterly to offer information about nutrition and healthier lifestyles. FNB Oxford recognizes the importance of screenings because the results may help identify health concerns before they are serious health problems.

This past year, FNB Oxford increased their focus on individual employee wellness by suggesting daily or weekly exercise goals. “Employees who consistently exercise and consume water are recognized for their efforts,” Kuhn said. “To encourage employees to “Get Moving” and be active, we reimburse $15 per month towards a fitness facility membership. And our recognition program extends to all our employees who are exercising at least 30 minutes a day, at least 3 days each week. We draw for weekly prizes such as water bottles, compression socks, chilly towels and gift cards. Our grand prize drawing is coming up and three employees who have been participating will win FitBits.”

“Being a healthy workplace is about making small changes over the long haul that will yield big results,” added Kuhn. “Along with having chilled water dispensers on each floor of the bank, we have added bottled water to our selection of beverages to purchase in our break area.  We are also currently in process of working with a local company to provide a healthy vending machine.”

Several FNB Oxford employees accept the ‘Golden Sneaker’ traveling trophy which will be on display at the main FNB branch located on the Oxford square.


RebelWell project coordinator Wendy Carmean expresses her appreciation of FNB Oxford’s efforts to provide a healthy workplace and wellness opportunities for their employees. “We hope through their example and the encouragement of HealthyOxford|Business, other businesses will do the same,” Carmean said.

FNB Oxford will display the RebelWell Golden Sneaker trophy at their main branch located on the Oxford square for the upcoming weeks and permanently display the HealthyOxford|Business window decal signifying they are doing outstanding things in the wellness space.

If you would like to recommend your company or business for HealthyOxford|Business recognition, please contact Wendy Carmean at

About RebelWell
Funded by a generous grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation, the university developed the RebelWell program that provides a range of opportunities for university employees, school age children, public school educators, university students and the greater LOU community. RebelWell encourages healthy lifestyles through group fitness classes, cooking demonstrations, nutrition counseling and an array of programs and partnerships focusing on increasing physical activity and nutrition education.

As a way to highlight local businesses in Oxford and Lafayette County who actively provide wellness opportunities to employees, RebelWell created HealthyOxford|Business. Each month, RebelWell features a local business and spotlights their wellness efforts and activities for employees and/or customers. Visit RebelWell online at for more information.

About FNB Oxford
Formerly First National Bank of Oxford, FNB Oxford is a full-service bank that opened its doors in 1910 and remains a local, neighborhood bank with friendly employees and an investment in the Oxford community. With employees and directors who serve on many community boards, the bank is represented in almost every civic organization. FNB Oxford has four locations in Oxford and a new location in Tupelo in the Fairpark District. For more information, visit FNB Oxford online at