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Accounting Today recently featured Bennett Thrasher’s “BT on the AT” hikes in the publication’s “Firms Giving Back” section. Over seven different hikes on the Appalachian Trail between June 2 and 28, partners, associates and staff united to support mental health awareness in memory of a beloved co-worker. On the hike, they had the opportunity to disconnect from technology, work email and social media to reconnect with the serenity that can be found in the North Georgia Mountains.

“Our employees’ mental health and overall wellness is extremely important to us, which is why two of our core principles are ‘Health & Wellness’ and ‘Fun,’” explained Will Eckerson, Chief Operating Officer of Bennett Thrasher. “Of our mental health awareness initiatives and programs, the Appalachian Trail hikes are a favorite at the firm. Our partners, associates and staff have the opportunity to take a break from their day-to-day stresses and immerse themselves in some of nature’s most beautiful scenery. In today’s culture of 24/7 connectivity, we hope our series of hikes will inspire other organizations to take the initiative to support their own employees’ mental wellness through unique and out-of-the-box activities.”

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