Choptank earns laurels for being among top workplaces

Choptank earns laurels for being among top workplaces

Choptank Transport has been awarded a 2016 Top Workplaces honor by The Washington Post. In its third annual survey, The Washington Post’s Top Workplaces list spotlights private, public, non-profit, and government agencies with the highest ratings from their employees in a survey conducted by Workplace Dynamics.

Geoff Turner, president and chief executive officer of Choptank, said, “Winning this award three years in a row is a real honor. We’ve always tried to create a culture that is challenging, rewarding, and fun. Being named a top workplace is validation of how engaged and enthusiastic our people are in the workplace.”

From left: Geoff Turner, Jeremy Wyatt, Matt Andrew, and Mike Barry.

“The winners of this award,” said Pam Hutchinson, vice-president of human resources, “are determined entirely on the results of an employee engagement survey conducted by Workplace Dynamics for The Washington Post. So this is truly a testament to the passion and commitment level of our people.”

A total of 150 companies received awards at a celebration at The Washington Post recently. In addition, Choptank was featured in a special Sunday section of The Washington Post.

To read more about The Washington Post’s 2016 Top Workplaces, go to

In other Choptank news, Van Mitchell, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, presented a Silver Wellness at Work award to Choptank recently in recognition of its exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion.

The Wellness at Work Awards took place as part of the seventh annual Maryland Workplace Health and Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. Choptank was one of 42 businesses to receive an award.

Kat Roberts, Choptank’s people development and wellness coordinator, said, “Choptank Transport recognizes that the well-being of our employees determines our success. We strive to provide a healthy workplace that values and enhances the health and well-being of all employees.”

The Wellness at Work Awards are sponsored by Healthiest Maryland Businesses, the state’s initiative to support healthy workplaces. Employers may earn a Gold, Silver, Bronze, or On the Path award. To be eligible for an award, businesses are required to establish leadership support for wellness, create wellness committees, survey the needs and interests of their employees, set health improvement goals, and develop monitoring tools to track their outcomes over time.

Launched in 2010 and based at the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Healthiest Maryland Businesses helps businesses create customized wellness plans, set wellness goals, and monitor progress. Six regional coordinators around the state provide personalized guidance to businesses of all sizes. To date, more than 460 businesses have signed on to take advantage of this program.

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