He runs 5 miles 6 days per week. He lifts weights for an hour 5 days a week. Who has that kind of time and dedication? Scott Wise has always believed a healthy body has a great affect and impact on a healthy mind and attitude.
"I'm a little obsessive-compulsive," said Scott Wise, President/CEO of a Pots & Pans Production. "But, if I can make it work with 9 restaurants to watch over and 4 kids under the age of 5, I know others can carve out a window in their schedule to get active. I wake up at 5:30 am every day to make it happen and I'm not in bed until 11:30 every night."
Wise has encouraged his employees to exercise with creative employee benefits like company paid health club memberships, reimbursement for Pilates, Kickboxing, Spinning, Zumba, Yoga and reimbursements for completing races, like the Indy Mini, Geist Half Marathon, Bloomington Half Marathon, Mudathalon and more.
Starting in July a group of management will begin the most creative challenge yet, by tracking all their activity with the New Nike+ Fuel Bands. Wise recently transitioned their company paid health insurance provider over to an HSA (Health Savings Account) plan. With the continual increase in health care costs for small business owners, Wise wanted to find a plan that would offer the correct benefits to his employees; but, also put some extra efforts on the employee's part to decide if medical care is needed or if that cold is just "the sniffles" and they would rather keep that money in their account to have at the end of the year to use for something else. "I love the ideas behind the HSA plans," said Wise. "We encourage a healthy life style, we give more cash in your HSA for participating to make your lifestyle healthier with better choices and exercise and then letting the employee choose whether a doctor visit is necessary or keeping money in their account for other future use is a great way to mediate the health care system." "I am always looking for ways to motivate our employees to be healthier," said Wise, "I love technology and when I saw this device I knew it was something that could help people with their exercise programs, especially when I saw how it could sync with their company paid iPhones to track progress. I also think the spirit of competition always can be a great motivator to encourage participation. Of course, cash for participation always works too."
"The cost of healthcare is obviously rising and the biggest way to fight it is to stay healthy," added Hantelman. "This is our first year working with First Person Benefit Advisors and they have been very helpful in the role out and execution of our wellness platform."
Even though the official challenge doesn't being until July 1st employees are already using the Nike+ Fuel bands and are excited about exercising.
"I have been testing this for over a week," said Brandi Large Guest and Staff Relations Coordinator. "It is a whole new way to motivate you. Not only do track what you did during a workout, but you can also track your day to day walking or basic physical activity."
"I find myself constantly looking down at my wrist, pushing the Fuel+ button and looking to see how many points I've earned, steps I've taken and calories I've burned. I may have to put a treadmill at my desk now," said Wise, jokingly.
If you are interested in joining the Scotty's team you can apply by filling out our entire online application here, or start out by filling out our quick mobile application here.
We want to hear from you. What to you think about this plan? Would this motivate you to exercise? What is your favorite exercise activiy? Comment below and we will randomly pick one winner to receive their own Nike+ Fuelband.
Sixteen years ago, Scotty wanted to make his own beer and open a
brewpub. Financing wasn't available for a 22 year old, so he put
that dream on hold and decided to open a Brewhouse with lots of
beer to choose from. Scotty finally made his dream come true
when he opened Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co. in Broad Ripple.
This past Monday, the first trucks were loaded and over 100
kegs of his beer were delivered exclusively to Scotty's locations
all over the state.
"It has been a roller coaster ride for the past 16 years to get
to this point; but, worth every minute. This has been the plan all
along to supply beer to all of our locations, but when we first
opened we couldn't produce enough to keep up with demand at Thr3e
Wise Men," said Scott Wise, President and CEO of a Pots and Pans
Production. "It is a good problem to have, as long as you
eventually have a solution. It took us awhile to find
financing, plan out all the specs and equipment, but, it finally
Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co. has had to increase their brewing
team to 5, from the original 3, lead by brewmaster Omar
"When we first opened, we had 7 beers on our menu at Thr3e Wise
Men," said Ryan Kellerman, Director of Beverage Hospitality for a
Pots & Pans Production. "We had to slim that down to 4,
plus 1 seasonal, plus our Firkin hand pulled tap, just to meet
demand within Broad Ripple. Not only could we not cater to
our other restaurants as we wanted; but, we couldn't even keep the
number of beers we wanted at the pub, just so we could keep up with
Not only is the delivery happening so every location will have 3
different Thr3e Wise Men selections; but, the brewpub itself will
add 2 more "available everyday" beers to their menu (@brewhouse
brown #awesomesauce and Hubbard & Cravens Coffee Porter) with
the other 4, the seasonal and the Firkin.
"We have gone from producing 3,000 kegs of beer a year to now
being able to produce 13,000," said Kellerman. "We want to
make sure each store has plenty of beer to sell in-store and to
fill carry out growlers."
All Brewhouse locations
will be able to offer carryout growlers Monday - Saturday.
Customers can purchase and empty growler in store or bring one in
from Thr3e Wise Men or any other brewery for a refill.
Scotty's Lakehouse and Burger Joint patrons will be able to
order Thr3e Wise Men beers; but, they will not be available for
growler carryout at these 2 locations only.
Guest who visit the Scotty's locations will be able to choose from
the Thr3e Wise Men Golden Zoe IPA, Centennial Martyr Double IPA and
Snow Bunny Blonde.
"These are our main beers that we keep on tap all year long at
Thr3e Wise Men," continued Kellerman. "If you want to try some of
our unique seasonal beers they will continue to be available at
Thr3e Wise Men."
Prices for Thr3e Wise Beer starts at $4.50 for a pint, $6 for 23
oz. and $16.50 for a pitcher. If you would like to try a growler
(64 oz.), you can purchase and empty one for $7 and refills cost
$14. Of course specials run throughout the week including $12
refills on Tuesday and Friday.
Along the way during this remodel/expansion process, Thr3e Wise
Men also began delivery of pizza and growlers of their beer within
a 3 mile radius of Thr3e Wise Men.
For more information about Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Company and a
complete list of all their beers check out their website at www.thr3ewisemen.com.
"The Folds of Honor Foundation is rallying a nation
to ensure no family is left behind in the fight to preserve
American freedom. Through scholarships and other assistance, we
give back to the spouses and children of soldiers killed or
disabled in service to our country. We provide healing, hope and an
opportunity for dreams to be realized...with the support of people
like you. We feel this is our duty as citizens of the greatest
country in the world."
This quote was taken from the Folds of Honor website
and is why the Scotty's family wants to make a difference by
helping this organization.
From now until July 7th, for anyone who
visits any of our locations and buys a regularly priced Budweiser
Bottle, we will donate 25 cents of your purchase to the Folds of
"Freedom is not FREE," said Scott Wise, President and
CEO of a Pots and Pans Production. "Too often we take that
statement for granted. Or, at least I do. And, when I
have an opportunity to give back to the courageous men and women of
our armed forces that allow us to sleep under a protective blanket
of security and ensure our freedoms through their incredible
courage and loyalty to our Stars & Stripes, then I will always
do it with vigor. We give free meals to veterans on Memorial
Day and Veterans' Day because of this too. The Folds of Honor
Foundation is just another way to help support our country's
The Folds of Honor Foundation
was founded in 2007 by Major Dan Rooney, a former F-16 pilot, golf
course owner, PGA Professional and USGA member. A Major in the Air
National Guard and a decorated military aviator, Rooney has served
three combat tours in Iraq. After returning from his second tour,
Major Rooney witnessed a profound situation that drove him to
create the Folds of Honor Foundation.
The goal of Folds of Honor is this. "Over 700,000
soldiers have been killed or disabled in the military operations in
Iraq and Afghanistan--Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and
Operation New Dawn. These service members' families exceed the
national average of 2.5 dependents per household. As of January 1,
2012, over one million dependents have been adversely affected by
multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. More than 87% of the
dependents affected by the recent wars do not qualify for federal
scholarship assistance. While the federal government provides some
support for these families, it cannot succeed alone without
proactive civilian organizations to assist."
We invite you to help out this great cause. Visit any
of our locations today to help make a difference in the lives of
those who have made incredible sacrifices to protect the freedom of
this great nation.
What do you get when you combine a 4k race, 4 beer stops along
the way and crazy costumes? The Jam Active Tap 'n Run, which will
be held this Saturday in Indianapolis at 5pm. Scotty's Thr3e Wise
Men Brewing Company is proud to be a sponsor and the official
location of the start of the race.
"We have now hosted 3 Brew Mile races here at Thr3e Wise Men and
have seen how much fun these types of events can be," said Chris
Parisi, General Manager of Thr3e Wise Men. "Not only do they help
promote running and fitness, but they allow participants to sample
Indianapolis is just one of the stops in this year's Tap 'n Run
tour. Cincinnati, Louisville, St. Louis, Nashville, Columbus,
Milwaukee all will be holding races this summer. The cost of the
race is $42. All participants will receive a Finisher's medal (that
doubles as a bottle opener), the equivalent of over two beers and a
Tap 'N' Run t-shirt.
The promoters of Tap 'n Run describe the race like this, "it is
about friends and teams, hilarious costumes and 'damn, why didn't
we think of that', responsible entertainment and
leave-the-kids-at-home-and-let-off-some-steam. It is about drinking
beer and having a ridiculously good time."
The Tap 'n Run not only is fun but it also wants to help out the
community. This year's the event has partnered with Easter Seals
Crossroads. A portion of the proceeds from the race will be donated
"We like to be part of events that give back to local
communities," said Scott Wise, President and CEO of a Pots and Pans
Production. "I love to run and, of cour, I love beer so it seems
like the perfect fit for us to partner up."
Awards will be given out for people with the fastest times as is
the tradition in most races, but some unique prizes are given out
as well. Best 'stache, we wear short shorts, best belcher and most
original team concept are just some of the off the wall prizes.
Scotty's will also be offering an award to each person who is
participating in the event. Employees will be handing out coupons
for a FREE order of dill chips or a free empty growler that can be
filled at Thr3e Wise Men or starting June 18th at any
Brewhouse locations, after the race to runners as they cross the
For more details about the event and to get signed up you can
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