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Bob Barker Company to Give $5,000 Grand Prize to the “Biggest Winner”

By Bob Barker Company Inc
Published: 02/01/2008

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Fuquay-Varina, NC – January 30, 2008: The nearly 200 employees at Bob Barker Company have an exciting challenge in front of them and plenty of incentive to go with it. As part of the Company’s 2008 Strategic Business Plan, Robert Barker, Jr., President of Bob Barker Company recently announced the “Biggest Winner” Health Challenge with a grand prize of $5,000 going to the employee that loses the largest percentage of body weight in 90-days.

Generous prices will also be given to the runner-ups of this contest with $2,500 going to the 2nd place winner, $2,000 going to the 3rd place winner and $1,500 going to the 4th place winner. Participants not receiving the larger amounts will receive $50 per 1% body weight lost. For those employees that do not need to take off the pounds, Bob Barker Company is offering a $500 incentive to any employee that successfully stops smoking and other cash prizes will be given to anyone that can lower their blood pressure and cholesterol by 10% for the 90-day challenge period.

Nurses from KDI Health Solutions, part of Kerr Drug’s Corporate Wellness event, weighed employees and drew blood to get the challenge started at the company's headquarters with 70% employee participation. The company’s west coast distribution and sales center located in Ogden, Utah had an astounding 92% employee participation. Bob Barker Company also offers discounted gym memberships, personal training sessions, nutrition classes and a recreational basketball league.

“Bob Barker Company’s plans and goals are structured around Four Focus Points – Get Heart, Get Fit, Get Focused and Get Paid. The “Biggest Winner” Health Challenge was created with these initiatives in mind” said Robert Barker, Jr., President. “It is my hope that challenging employees to improve their health will in turn improve their quality of life and result in a more positive and rewarding work environment for us all.”

In the business for over 36 years, Bob Barker Company, Inc., offers the broadest product line and the largest inventory of detention supplies in the country to federal, state, and local government agencies and select businesses. Bob Barker Company’s corporate headquarters and primary distribution center is located in Fuquay-Varina, NC, with a state-of-the-art distribution and sales center in Ogden, Utah.
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