Mills James embarks on a journey to be a stronger company

Mills James production assistants (from left) Corie Osterfeld and Kahla Johnson take on new heights at Vertical Adventures.

Mills James production assistants (from left) Corie Osterfeld and Kahla Johnson take on new heights at Vertical Adventures.

The July issue of Smart Business Magazine features a spotlight on Mills James, and emphasizes our ESOP culture and focus on employee wellness. Creating a place for our associates to succeed is a top priority, so we’re honored to have our efforts recognized.

Our Health and Wellness Committee is one of the things that makes Mills James a Best Places to Work. We encourage our associates to be active and healthy with contests and free gym memberships. As a result, Mills James had its smallest health insurance cost increase in years.

“Because everyone here is an owner of the company, they realize that helping to control overhead is a direct benefit to them,” President and CEO Cameron James told Smart Business. “One way we can do that is by controlling health care costs. The healthier we are, the better.”

The article also details our rebranding process and the role associates played.

“It was interesting,” Chief Administrative Officer Arthur James told Smart Business. “After we did that initiative, an offshoot of that rebranding took place and employees then took it upon themselves to have a dialog about what our values are, what they should be. That was a great process where I think people feel like they all had a chance to be heard. We ended up with some core values that we’re now trying to live by.”

To learn more about what makes Mills James a unique place to work, read the complete Smart Business article here.

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