MAY 10th, 2012

FOR RELEASE MAY 10th, 2012—Please Note: Embargoed until 1:30pm 5/10/2012


(Buffalo, NY – May 10th, 2012) The 6th annual Buffalo Niagara Business Ethics Awards were presented today 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.

Crystal awards were presented to one recipient in each of three business categories. The 2012 award recipients are:

• Cortese Construction Services in the small business category with under 50 employees
• Mollenberg-Betz, Inc. in the mid-sized business category with 50-150 employees
• Allpro Parking in the large business category with over 150 employees

“This year’s crystal award recipients have chosen the high road and consistently demonstrate exemplary ethical conduct in their businesses and professions,” said Fred Holender, Chair of the 2012 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…the right way,” added Holender.

In addition to the presentation of Crystal Awards, the Buffalo Niagara Business Ethics Association awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Ryan Karcher, an MBA student attending the Canisius College Richard J. Wehle School of Business in recognition of his excellent academic performance, management skills and commitment to integrity and ethical conduct.

Entries are reviewed by Canisius College MBA students, who recommend finalists in each category. A judging panel comprised of community leaders selected one finalist from each category as the crystal award winner.

The 2012 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 and Brock, Schechter & Polakoff, LLP.

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Fred Holender
BNBEA Steering Committee Chair
(716) 849-8257 office
(716) 870-4790 cell

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