Fusion Credit Union Gifts EnergyPod® to Brandon University


Two years in the making, Fusion Credit Union unveils Restworks EnergyPod® at the John E. Robbins Library at Brandon University.

John E. Robbins Library at Brandon University was the site for the unveiling on Friday, with Fusion CEO Darwin Johns, as well as BUSU Executive Director Ashley Taron on hand to speak to the partnership. “Brandon University’s prominence in the City of Brandon, as well as their expansive and diverse student body, made them a perfect community partner for the EneryPod®”, says Johns, “We hope the gift of rest and rejuvenation will support the success of students and employees, and enhance the campus experience,” continues Johns. The proven benefits of the EnergyPod® are endless, including enhanced memory processing, and improved alertness and reduced stress.

At Fusion Credit Union, our mission is to help our members live their best lives, and to support members through financial guidance, community investment and member-focused innovation. The idea of the EnergyPod® was first implemented at Fusion as a result of an internal Innovation Den program, whereby employees were invited to pitch their innovative ideas. The winning idea was Wellness Spaces at all 18 branches, as well as the four subsidiary NorthStar Insurance & Real Estate agencies. “In the two years since implementation at our branches and agencies, these Wellness Spaces have brought our employees benefits such as increased productivity, stress reduction and an overall increase in workplace satisfaction,” notes Darwin Johns, Fusion’s Chief Executive Officer.

What is an EnergyPod®? The EnergyPod® is a zero-gravity positioned chair with a programmed sleep timer. It also features specially composed sleep music to eliminate distractions and a gentle wake sequence to minimize grogginess.

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“We had a great turnout of Fusion representatives, and BU students and staff at the unveiling,” says Leanne DeVliegere, Chief Operations Officer at Fusion Credit Union.  “We are excited with the enthusiastic response from the Brandon University community, and we know the pod has been well received! We are pleased to provide the benefits of the EnergyPod® to the team at Brandon University in the same way that we have for our employees,” says DeVliegere.

Read more about the EnergyPod® and what Fusion Credit Union is doing to help their members live their best lives at www.fusioncu.com/en/energypod