Our 2020 Healthy Workplace, Healthy Community Award recipients, DxDempsey and studio BE, have provided our community with much needed resources for both physical and mental health during the pandemic - from teaching us how to adapt our workspaces to be socially-distant to making sure we have the wellness and mindfulness practices needed to support us during these challenging times. Read more about each organization's efforts below!
DxDempsey is a firm committed to thoughtful, sustainable architecture. DxDempsey believes in creating unique, innovative and idiosyncratic designs that empower and inspire by transforming our relationship to our environment and our experience of place. The distinctive work of DxDempsey has been recognized with awards and publications, including Design Bureau Magazine, AIA Design Excellence Awards, Independent Banker Magazine, AN Shopfitting Magazine, Design:Retail Magazine, multiple trade magazines, manufacturer product catalogues, and one of our specialty retail stores was even featured in a story line on NBC’s hit show, Modern Family.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, DxDempsey developed a guide for their clients and businesses in our community to make their workplaces safer and healthier, focusing on design’s impact on personal space, touch points, and contagions, now that we have become accustomed to disinfecting and social distancing. This guide was the first of its kind in our region, during the beginning of the return of many businesses to their office spaces, and was offered at no cost to our business community. The full guide can be viewed here. It focuses on three main steps to safety, including restructuring areas of your workplace, including your reception area, general work areas, offices, conference and meeting rooms, break rooms, and bathrooms to minimize and sanitize touch points; the components that you need to consider when checking and maintaining indoor air quality; and how to effectively promote personal responsibility and social distancing among your staff.
studio BE is a Pennsylvania-proud company committed to inclusion, diversity, and the humble knowing that they are forever-learning. They believe in the power of using technology for good and coming together for the betterment of all. Their passion for service, radical belonging, and kindness resides at the core of all that they do.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, studio BE recognized a need in our local community for wellness programming that directly responded to the stress and anxiety that became a part of our community members’ daily lives during the uncertainty of the pandemic. They opened up their virtual programming portal to the community, free of charge, to run a special mindfulness program called “𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗹𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀” which began on March 30th and ran for 8 weeks, which featured a learning curriculum of wellness teachings featuring live and recorded sessions that included theory, techniques, and mindfulness practices to support the health and wellbeing of our community during these trying times.
The free Internet-based program featured teachers and special guests that have proven themselves with longtime practices. Participants were able to drop in to the online portal anytime, including anxious business people suffering from the disruptions in commerce being inflicted by COVID-19. Live classes were also hosted at least 3 times weekly for that 8 week period, and additional live event sessions were hosted on their Facebook page throughout that time, where they offered meditation and guided mindfulness practices.
The entire team at studio BE donated hours of their time and expertise each week to teaching these free classes and taking care of the health and wellness of our community members and their mental and physical wellbeing during these trying times.
Make sure to join us for our Chamber Annual Dinner on November 19th at 4 PM LIVE on Facebook and YouTube to celebrate DxDempsey, studio BE, and the rest of our honorees that night! Click here to register today!