Nearly 16,000 local employees are benefiting from healthy work programs.

The American Heart Association is recognizing 14 Utica-area businesses as Fit-Friendly work sites.

Each company promotes physical activity and health in the workplace.

Here are the companies being recognized for their efforts.

  • Cazenovia Children's House
  • Central New York Psychiatric Center
  • Human Technologies Corp.
  • Madison County
  • Preferred Mutual Insurance Company
  • Carbone Auto Group
  • Excellus BlueCross Blue Shield
  • Herkimer County Community College
  • Masonic Care Community
  • Lewis County General Hospital and Residential Care Facility
  • Pratt & Whitney HMI Metal Powders
  • Slocum Dickson Medical Group
  • SUNY Institute of Technology
  • Utica National Insurance Group