Ethics in Business & Community Alumni Gathering 2017

15th Annual Ethics in Business & Community Award Finalists Announced

RecognizeGood is proud to announce the finalists for the 15th Annual Ethics in Business & Community Awards.  Finalists were notified Thursday, March 2 at an event hosted at Concordia University Texas.  This prestigious award recognizes the best in Central Texas leadership. Businesses, nonprofits and individuals in five categories have been nominated by the community for their exemplary ethical leadership, outstanding ethical practices and excellent business principles including respect, fairness, honesty, justice, and sustainability.

Nominations were solicited from May 2016 through January 2017. The nominees were vetted by the students of the College of Business at Concordia University Texas. Students reviewed and researched the initial nominees and narrowed this list down to 15 finalists (three in each category). Next, the students will begin a rigorous, in-depth review of each finalist and present their findings to an independent selection committee of business and community leaders to vote on the final award recipients. The selection committee is led by Dr. Lynette Gillis, Dean of the College of Business at Concordia University Texas.

“The Ethics in Business & Community awards program is truly an exceptional educational experience,” Gillis said, praising the program and its impact on her students. “Our students have the opportunity to witness firsthand a community that comes together to support and celebrate the ethical business practices of honesty, fairness, respect, social justice, and sustainability.”

Concordia has been awarded the Tom & Reina Wiatt Scholarship of $15,000 for their involvement with the research and selection process of selecting the finalists.

Finalists for the 15th Annual Ethics in Business & Community Awards are as follows:

The final awards will be announced at the annual awards luncheon in May 2017.  It is attended each year by hundreds of Central Texas business leaders and is expected to draw more than 600 attendees in 2017. This year’s Honorary Chairs are Bobby Jenkins, CEO of ABC Home & Commercial Services, and Earl Maxwell, CEO of St. David’s Foundation.  For more information about the event, sponsorships and tickets, please click here.

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RecognizeGood: THE Foundation (commonly known as simply RecognizeGood) is a local nonprofit that provides a means for individuals, businesses and other nonprofits to illuminate selfless volunteers, charitable acts and community service throughout the greater Austin area. There are several active RecognizeGood programs that work toward this mission from different angles, but the common theme is simple – the illumination of GOOD in our community.