With a focus on creating positive and invigorating experiences to gather for work, guests were welcomed into the Solar Arts Building event space to experience a variety of alternative workplace seating vignettes, including semi-private nooks designed for acupuncture, massage, and cupping sessions with NE Wellness, and breathwork and stretching with a personal trainer.
Keeping with the theme, we launched a new Chowgirls Wellness menu of feel-good food to keep folks energized, nourished and productive. Stations throughout the space featured an array of health-conscious foods, including brunch selections such as a keto-friendly grilled salmon platter and single-serve, gluten-free frittatas, as well as vegan items like coconut chia pudding and grilled fruit.
Healthy snacks included a mezze station with colorful Greek dips, raw, organic vegetables, and branded house-made pita bread; an adventurous build-your-own trail mix station; and oatmilk soft serve from the Minnesota Nice Cream truck. To round out the menu, we featured fresh pressed organic juice, locally foraged Well Rooted tea, and Big Watt cold-press coffee.
Speakers shared insights in different concepts of wellness. Pollen’s Engagement & Advancement Director Julie Cohen presented on best meeting practices to avoid workplace burnout. Chowgirls Co-Founders Amy Brown and Heidi Andermack discussed dietary food trends and sustainability, respectively. Workplace creativity was further sparked by signage and print material illustrated by Pollen’s Design Director Melanie Walby.