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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
- Alfa Insurance
- Alabama Power Foundation
- Aronov Realty Management, Inc.
- Balch & Bingham LLP
- Beasley Allen Law Firm
- Baptist Health
- Blue Cross / Blue Shield of Alabama
- Capell & Howard, P.C.
- Chappy’s Deli
- Dixie Electric Company, Inc.
- Foshee Residential Management Company, LLC
- Giles Enterprises, Inc.
- Gordy Mead Britton Foundation
- Goodwyn Mills & Caywood
- Guardian Credit Union
- Hans Heating & Air
- Harmon Dennis Bradshaw, Inc.
- The Health Care Authority for Baptist Health
- Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, LLC
- J&D Christian Works
- Jackson Thornton & Co.
- Merrill Lynch
- McConnell Honda
- Palamore Insurance Corporation
- Parkside Dental Care
- Paragon Construction & Development, Inc.
- Poarch Band of Creek Indians
- ServisFirst Bank
- Rosemont Gardens
- Starke Agency, Inc.
- TLR Clothiers
- Thompson Insurance, Inc.
- TrustMark Bank
- Valley National Bank
- Warren Averett Companies, LLC
- Wells Printing Company
- Welch Hornsby
- Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Williamson