2019 River Regions Ethics in Business and Public Service Awards

Mayor Todd  Strange will receive the Maury D. Smith Award for Excellence in Professional Ethics at the 10th Annual Ethics in Business and Public Service dinner, Monday, October 21, 2019 at the Alabama Activity Center, 201 Dexter Avenue in Montgomery.  A cash bar will open the festivities at 5:30 p.m. with the program following at 6:15 p.m.

 

Finalists in the business categories are:

Small Business–Infusion Cryotherapy and Laser Center, Montgomery Multisport, and Southern Branders

Medium Business–AirNow Cooling and Heating, Edwards Plumbing and Heating, and Indulgence  Salon & Spa

Large Business–Beasley Allen Law  Firm, First Community Bank of Central Alabama, and Rushton Stakely Law Firm.

Non-Profit Organization– Cancer Wellness Center, Hope Inspired Ministries, and That’s My Child.

The River Region Ethics in Business and Public Service Awards is a program of The Samaritan Counseling Center, Inc. in collaboration with Auburn University Montgomery’s College of Business and College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

Purpose
The purpose of the program is to bring the importance of business and public service ethics to the forefront of communities throughout the River Region and to honor those individuals and companies that practice and believe in good ethics. It is hoped that businesses and agencies throughout the community will aspire to be considered for this award.

The Awards
Five recipients are selected each year from businesses, non-profit organizations/public agencies, and individuals that have demonstrated exceedingly high ethical conduct, integrity, and civic responsibility as reflected in their dealings with individuals, businesses, employees and the community. Organizational awards are given to small, medium, and large businesses, as well as a non-profit organization or public agency. An individual award, the Maury D. Smith Award for Excellence in Professional Ethics, is also presented.

The History
The River Region Ethics in Business and Public Service Awards is based on a program created more than 16 years ago by the Solihten (formerly Samaritan) Institute in Denver, Colorado, the accrediting organization for The Samaritan Counseling Center, Inc. These Founders felt that individuals and companies who have successfully integrated ethical business conduct and social responsibility into their daily decision-making should be publicly honored.

The Process
A public announcement for nominations will occur annually in the fall. Up to six (6) nominees per category will be passed on to AUM Schools of Business and Sciences faculty and students. Business and public administration students at AUM will interview and conduct research with individual and organizational nominees as part of their semester course work. A Selection Committee of community leaders will review the results of the students’ research and narrows the field in each category to three (3) finalists and one (1) award winner to be specially recognized.

The Beneficiaries
Proceeds from the event benefit The Samaritan Counseling Center, Inc. to strengthen individuals, families and organizations and AUM’s College of Business and College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences to further the study and teachings of ethical business and organizational practices.

 

The 2019 awards dinner will be held on Monday, October 21, 2019 at the Alabama Activity Center, 201 Dexter Avenue in Montgomery.  A reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the program beginning at 6:15 p.m. Get your Tickets here

SPONSORS

                                    

  1. Alfa Insurance
  2. Alabama Power Foundation
  3. Aronov Realty Management, Inc.
  4. Balch & Bingham LLP
  5. Beasley Allen Law Firm
  6. Baptist Health
  7. Blue Cross / Blue Shield of Alabama
  8. Capell & Howard, P.C.
  9. Chappy’s Deli
  10. Dixie Electric Company, Inc.
  11. Foshee Residential Management Company, LLC
  12. Giles Enterprises, Inc.
  13. Gordy Mead Britton Foundation
  14. Goodwyn Mills & Caywood
  15. Guardian Credit Union
  16. Hans Heating & Air
  17. Harmon Dennis Bradshaw, Inc.
  18. The Health Care Authority for Baptist Health
  19. Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, LLC
  20. J&D Christian Works
  21. Jackson Thornton & Co.
  22. Merrill Lynch
  23. McConnell Honda
  24. Palamore Insurance Corporation
  25. Parkside Dental Care
  26. Paragon Construction & Development, Inc.
  27. Poarch Band of Creek Indians
  28. ServisFirst Bank
  29. Rosemont Gardens
  30. Starke Agency, Inc.
  31. TLR Clothiers
  32. Thompson Insurance, Inc.
  33. TrustMark Bank
  34. Valley National Bank
  35. Warren Averett Companies, LLC
  36. Wells Printing Company
  37. Welch Hornsby
  38. Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Williamson

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