Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce: Appvion becomes gold-certified Fox Cities employee friendly workplace

FOX CITIES, Wis. – (May 19, 2022) – Appvion has been certified as a 2022 gold-level Employee Friendly Workplace by the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce. Gold-certified employers are community leaders in promoting work/life balance and integration through making significant investments in employee-friendly policies and practices.

“Appvion promotes a culture of collaboration and teamwork essential for improving productivity and quality of work/life for all employees. Our unrelenting commitment to nurturing an Employee Friendly Workplace further distinguishes us as a premier employer of choice in the Fox Cities,” said Laurie Andriate, CEO of Appvion. “We are pleased to be recognized as gold-certified for employee-centric business practices we’ve cultivated over time.”

Appvion’s employment benefits comprise an essential part of compensation. The company strives to meet the diverse needs of all employees. Key employee benefits that distinguish Appvion include:

·         12 paid holidays

·         Up to 100% tuition reimbursement for continuing education

·         Generous employer-paid short-term disability benefits

·         Up to 8 hours of paid time off for volunteering

To date the Chamber has certified seven other companies as being employee friendly. Eric Broten, Director of Business Retention and Expansion at the Chamber, explained how the certification works: “We rate employers in four major categories: Paid Leave and Flexible Work Schedules, Health and Wellness Support, Financial Support and Perks. Employers are then given a score and if qualified, rank as Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum. We are thrilled to add Appvion to this prestigious list and add them as our newest Employee Friendly Workplace certified employer!”

The Chamber’s Employee Friendly Workplace certification encourages policies and practices that foster a supportive work environment to improve employee engagement and encourage employee loyalty. A commitment to employee friendliness creates an environment in the Fox Cities that attracts and retains the best employees for the region. Certification is open to all employers with operations located in the Fox Cites (Calumet, Outagamie and northern Winnebago Counties). The comprehensive benefit criteria incorporated into the application is intended to be attainable as well as aspirational for employers of any size across all industry sectors.

To learn more about the Fox Cities Employee Friendly Workplace initiative or view a list of all certified companies, visit