2014 BUFFALO NIAGARA BUSINESS ETHICS AWARDS PRESENTED
The 8th annual Buffalo Niagara Business Ethics Awards were presented on May 8th at a luncheon at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens. The BNBEA annual award event raises community awareness of ethical behavior and pays tribute to companies that consistently demonstrate ethical conduct in everything they do.
The 2014 BNBEA crystal award recipients are:
- Ellicott Small Animal Hospital in the small business category (under 50 employees)
- Buffalo Hotel Supply Co., Inc. in the mid-sized business category (50-150 employees)
- In the large business category of over 150 employees, due to various individual circumstances unique to this year’s large business category nominees, none of the companies were able to complete the application by the deadline. They will be invited back to participate in the 2015 Awards.
“This year’s crystal award recipients choose the high road and consistently demonstrate exemplary ethical conduct in their businesses and professions,” said Fred Holender, Chair of the 2014 Awards Steering Committee.
2015 AWARD NOMINATIONS INFORMATION
BNBEA is accepting nominations for the 2015 Awards up until October 31, 2014 for companies in three size categories by number of employees: Small – under 50, Mid-Sized – 50-150, and Large – more than 150. The nomination process is simple and nominations are welcomed from the general community, customers, suppliers, vendors, and employees. Self-nominations from the companies themselves are also encouraged.
2015 AWARD SUBMISSION PROCESS
Nominees who choose to proceed with a submission for the award will be assigned a mentor who will be available to guide them through the process, if desired. Submissions follow a clearly defined format and are due by January 30, 2015. All submissions are reviewed and vetted by the current MBA Class at Canisius College Wehle School of Business and 3 finalists from each of the three size category are selected as finalists. Those 9 companies are submitted to a Judging Panel of community, academic, business and professional leaders for selection of the award recipient in each business size category.
VALUE OF THE BNBEA AWARD
Companies that invested the time and effort to complete the application – an exercise in self-evaluation, defining mission, vision and values and the effect of their ethical cultures on their organizations, customers, vendors, and the general community – found that the process was extremely valuable. Crystal Award recipients proudly display their awards in their offices and include BNBEA-provided icons on letterheadand promotional materials.