Three area firms were honored Tuesday as recipients of the 2013 Rochester Business Ethics Award, known as the Ethie, at a luncheon at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.
Rochester-based D4 LLC, a national provider of electronic discovery, computer forensics and litigation support services, won the Ethie in the large company category.
Martino Flynn LLC, an advertising, public relations and digital media agency in Perinton, received the honor in the midsize company category.
Saelig Co. Inc., a Fairport firm that distributes products for test and measurement and control, was the recipient in the small company category.
Presented by the Rochester Area Business Ethics Foundation, the program honors firms in the Rochester region that exemplify high standards of ethical behavior in their daily business practices and in response to challenges or crises.
The other finalists in the 11th annual awards were Optimation Technology Inc., Rochester Rotary Club and Zaretsky & Associates Inc.
The local Ethie award began as a program of the Society of Financial Services Professionals.
The recipients are eligible to compete with award recipients from competitions across the nation in the American Business Ethics Awards.
The 2013 judges were: Alice Curry, manager of the employee care team, Hammer Packaging Corp.; John Doyle Jr., president and CEO, Doyle Security Systems Inc.; Andrew Hislop, CEO, LeCesse Construction Inc.; Angela Luyk, CEO of Midnight Janitorial Inc.; Anthony Piazza, partner in Hiscock & Barclay LLP; Carolyn Portanova, past president and CEO of Catholic Family Center of the Diocese of Rochester; and Mario Urso, partner at the Bonadio Group.
The Rochester Business Ethics Award competition is a program of the Rochester Area Business Ethics Foundation. Organizational sponsors are the Rochester Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals, the Rochester Business Alliance Inc. and St. John Fisher College.
“The fact that one of this year’s recipients – Martino Flynn - had entered last year and did not receive an award shows that the ETHIE Award is an accolade that doesn’t come lightly and is worth pursuing,” said Rich Anderson, foundation chairman. “We’re proud of all of these companies – recipients and finalists – for the excellent example they set, and each should be proud of its stature in the Rochester business community,”
At the awards, the Rochester Area Business Ethics Foundation also presented scholarships, worth $2,000 each, to:
Alyssa Sutherland, a junior at Webster Schroeder High School and a participant in Rochester Junior Achievement;
Atharva Sabnis, a senior at Rochester Institute of Technology who is pursuing a degree in finance; and
Jacquie Cowley, a senior at St. John Fisher College who is pursuing a degree in accounting.
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