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The 9th annual Buffalo Niagara Business Ethics Awards were presented on Thursday, May 14th 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 2015 BNBEA crystal award recipients are:

  • Eberl Iron Works, Inc. in the small business category (under 50 employees)
  • James Desiderio Wholesale Produce in the mid-sized business category (50-150 employees)
  • Calspan Corporation in the large business category of (over 150 employees)

“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 2015 Awards Steering Committee. “In other words, these companies make a difference in our community, not just for what they do, but how they choose to do business,” added Holender. A judging panel comprised of community leaders selected one finalist from each category as the 2015 Crystal Award recipient. The 2015 Buffalo Niagara Business Ethics Awards are presented by the Buffalo Niagara Business Ethics Association and Lawley Insurance, Brock, Schechter & Polakoff, LLP, Canisius College Richard J. Wehle School of Business, Key Bank, West Herr Automotive Group and media partners WBEN Radio, WGRZ Channel 2, Business First & WBFO Radio.

2015 Recipients

From left to right:
Mid-Sized Business Category Recipients: Robert Mercurio, James Desiderio Wholesale Produce
Large Business Category Recipients:John Yurtchuk &  Lou Knotts, Calspan Corporation
Small Business Category Recipients: Nora Eberl & John Eberl, Eberl Iron Works, Inc.


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