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Nominations still accepted for UFF’s Business Ethics Award

By Staff | Feb 16, 2011

There’s still time for businesses and organizations to get their nominations in for the sixth annual Business Ethics Award of the Uncommon Friends Foundation. The final deadline for submitting them is Monday, March 7.

The award, not for individuals, will be presented in recognition of the critical importance of ethical leadership in today’s businesses and organizations during the Uncommon Evening event on Thursday, June 2 at Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers. The award will be presented to a Southwest Florida business that exemplifies the highest standards of ethical behavior.

Business, political, community, and religious leaders from the five-county Southwest Florida area (Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee counties) may nominate companies and organizations that consistently demonstrate a system-wide commitment to business ethics. Companies and organizations may also self nominate; nominations will be followed by those who wish to complete the application process. The applications will be reviewed by an independent panel of ethics experts from across the country. This panel will also decide the winner.

Applications and nomination forms for the award are currently available at www.uncommonfriends.org. Arlene Roth, executive director of the Uncommon Friends Foundation, notes that the purpose of the award is to encourage more organizations to embrace a culture that applauds and supports the highest standard of ethical behavior at all levels of the company.

Past recipients of the Business Ethics Award are HomeBanc Mortgage Corp., WilsonMiller, Inc., Bonita Bay Group, Shell Point Retirement Community, and Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co.

The Uncommon Friends Foundation, established in 1993, is a character education foundation whose mission is to instill ethics, moral values and a sense of purpose in tomorrow’s leaders. The foundation is dedicated to enriching society by promoting the positive values author James D. Newton discovered in five unique men and their wives — Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Dr. Alexis Carrel and Charles Lindbergh — intellectual giants who helped shape the 20th Century.

Additional information about the foundation may be obtained by calling 239-337-9505 or checking the website at www.uncommonfriends.org.