MARCH 14TH, 2011



(Buffalo, NY – March 14th, 2011) Nine Western New York companies have been selected as finalists for the 2011 Buffalo Niagara Business Ethics Award. The finalists are: American DND, Copeland Data Systems, Inc. and Schutz Optical Co., Inc., in the small business category with fewer than 50 employees; Eaton Office Supply, Integrity Distribution/ Adpro Sports, and Nussbaumer & Clarke, Inc. in the mid-sized business category of 50-150 employees and Allpro Parking, EduKids, and The Hamister Group, in the large business category of over 150 employees.

Applications were reviewed by Canisius College MBA students who recommended the finalists in each category. A judging panel comprised of community leaders will meet this week to select one finalist from each category as the crystal award winner.

“There is no better time than now to recognize ethical behavior,” said Fred Holender, Chair of the 2011 Awards Steering Committee. “This year’s program received a record number of nominations and we’re proud to salute the finalists’ commitment to the highest of ethical business standards throughout their organizations and the community.”

The 5th annual Buffalo Niagara Business Ethics Awards will be presented Thursday, May 5th 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 2011 Buffalo Niagara Business Ethics Awards is presented by The Buffalo Niagara Business Ethics Association in partnership with Lawley Insurance, Canisius College Richard J. Wehle School of Business, Brock, Schechter & Polakoff, LLP, Key Bank, Main Urology Associates, P.C. and West Herr Automotive Group and media partners WBEN Radio, WGRZ Channel 2, Business First and WBFO Radio.

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Contact: Fred Holender
Chair, Buffalo Niagara Business Ethics Association
(716) 849-8257 office
(716) 870-4790 cell

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