Austin-Area Businesses Honored for Demonstrating Integrity, Fairness, Respect

RecognizeGood is proud to announce the recipients of the 2019 Ethics in Business Awards. The announcements were made at the annual awards luncheon, held on May 23rd at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center where nearly 700 attendees gathered to celebrate and network. RecognizeGood board members Bobby Jenkins (President, ABC Home & Commercial Services) and Earl Maxwell (CEO, St. David’s Foundation) hosted the event, in its 17th year. This prestigious award recognizes the best in Central Texas leadership on the pillars of respect, fairness, honesty, justice, and sustainability.

Finalists for the 2019 Ethics in Business Awards are as follows, with award recipients noted by asterisk.

Large Business
*Kerbey Lane Cafe
Samsung Austin Semiconductor
Texas Mutual Insurance

Mid-size Business

*Embree Group
O’Connell Robertson
R Bank Texas

Small Business
*BanQu, Inc.
Corvalent Corporation
STRÜB Residential

Nonprofit
*Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area
Austin Board of Realtors
HealthCode

 Individual
*John Thornborrow (Austin Impact Capital)
Chadwin Barley (Keller Williams Realty)
Melinda McKenna (Austin Real Estate Partners)

Each nominee was vetted by hand-selected students at Concordia University Texas. Students scored each nominee based on self-assessments and their own research, narrowing this list down to 15 finalists (three in each of five categories). Next, the students began a rigorous, in-depth review of each finalist and presented their findings to an independent selection committee, made up of hand-selected Leadership Austin alumni and board members, who voted on final award recipients by secret ballot. The official ballot counter for the award selection is Atchley & Associates.

Event photos can be found on Dropbox or on Facebook.

For more information about the event, sponsorships and tickets, please click here.

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RecognizeGood is a local nonprofit that provides a means for individuals and organizations to illuminate selfless volunteers, charitable acts and community service throughout greater Austin. There are several active programs that work toward this mission from different angles, but the common theme is simple – the illumination of GOOD in our community. The mission of RecognizeGood is to elevate the spirit of community by catalyzing a movement of good deeds and unselfish charity through recognizing, rewarding and promoting good in our businesses and the communities in which they reside.

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Concordia University Texas is an award-winning institution of higher education, offering undergraduate, graduate and an Accelerated Degree Program for adult students. The main campus is located in Northwest Austin with four university centers in central Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth and San Antonio. Online classes are also offered for some programs. A privately-held, accredited, liberal arts university, Concordia is under the auspices of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. It is a member of the highly respected Concordia University System in which more than 31,000 students are enrolled nationwide.

Leadership Austin ignites passion for community leadership. Since 1979, the organization has developed and created community among leaders from the business, non-profit and public service sphere. Leadership Austin offers a variety of programs that explore critical community issues, develop the leadership skills to address those issues, and foster relationships to work collaboratively for positive change. Members of the Leadership Austin family influence the community in measurable, meaningful ways to improve the quality of life for all in our region.

The Samaritan Center organized and presented the Ethics in Business Awards until the program was adopted by RecognizeGood on its 10th anniversary. Samaritan Center is a nonprofit counseling center that provides professional counseling, integrative medicine and community education to prevent and treat abuse, teach healthy life skills, and strengthen families. The Center serves children and adults of all ages who are struggling with a variety of problems such as stress, depression, abuse and addiction. The Samaritan Center’s Hope for Heroes program has received statewide recognition for helping service members and military families heal the emotional wounds of war and reintegrate back into our community.

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RecognizeGood: THE Foundation (commonly known as simply RecognizeGood) is a local nonprofit that provides a means for individuals, businesses and other nonprofits to illuminate selfless volunteers, charitable acts and community service throughout the greater Austin area. There are several active RecognizeGood programs that work toward this mission from different angles, but the common theme is simple – the illumination of GOOD in our community.