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Oswald Announces Partnership for 2019 SparkCleveland Step Challenge

oswaldcompanies August 12, 2019

Spark Cleveland Step Challenge

Oswald is proud to announce a partnership with SparkCleveland, a social impact campaign developed to build a healthier community in the Cleveland Metro area.

Oswald Companies, Spark360, Vionic and News 5 Cleveland have partnered together to bring the first annual SparkCleveland Step Challenge, a friendly competition to unite employees of companies in the Cleveland Metro area. This interactive challenge is designed to help move companies toward better health. Participants join their colleagues to help their employers reach the top of the company leader board while competing against other organizations and individuals. Individuals and employers can win prizes and prove they work for one of the healthiest and most active companies in Ohio! Individual participant steps also roll up into Cleveland’s total steps, which helps everyone take pride in a healthier Cleveland.

“This city-wide initiative and strong alliance of partners helps amplify our mission to build a healthier Cleveland. The goal is to make companies of Cleveland employers of choice and ultimately, make Cleveland a city of choice to spark economic growth through healthy leadership and thriving communities,” says Denise Mirtich, Vice President, Director of Informatics & Technology Solutions at Oswald Companies.

The SparkCleveland Step Challenge registration kicks off in August and the Challenge starts on Sept. 1. It will rank companies (in 3 different size categories) based on the total steps taken by all employees. The challenge is designed to be a simple, free and fun challenge since participants can easily connect their wearable fitness tracker or smartphone to SparkCleveland. Companies can sign up on Winners of the SparkCleveland Step Challenge in each company size category will be featured in a commercial on News 5 Cleveland.

Click HERE to learn more and register.

About Oswald Companies

Founded in 1893, Cleveland-based and employee-owned, Oswald is one of the nation’s largest independent insurance brokerage firms. As a proud Partner of Assurex Global, the world’s largest association of privately held insurance brokers, our risk management professionals service and support the needs of our clients worldwide. Learn more at

About Vionic

Vionic brings together style and science, combining innovative biomechanics with the most coveted trends. As pioneers in foot health with a global team of experts behind the brand, Vionic brings a fresh perspective to stylish, supportive footwear. Featuring a wide range of silhouettes, premium materials and thoughtful design for women and men, Vionic offers unmatched style and addictive support. The dual gender brand’s vast selection of active, casual and dress styles, sandals, and slippers bring revolutionary support to the most aspirational looks. Vionic has been featured in press including the cover of O, The Oprah Magazine, The Today Show, InStyle, Women’s Health, Redbook, Buzzfeed, Refinery29, Men’s Health, Travel + Leisure and People.For samples or additional information about Vionic Footwear visit

About Spark360

Spark360 is a revolutionary paradigm in employee health focused on the belief that the viability and vitality of a company’s business is directly related to the vitality and vibrancy of its employees.  Spark360 delivers a solution that integrates direct primary care, price transparency and coaching that provides both navigation and Intervention to deliver coordinated care and efficient utilization.