2019 RABEF ETHIE Award Finalists Announced

ROCHESTER, NY—The Rochester Area Business Ethics Foundation (RABEF) announced the finalists for its 2019 ETHIE Awards. The ETHIE recognizes businesses and organizations that do the right thing through strong ethical foundations, aspirations to high standards of business conduct, and the multifaceted nature of ethics in our daily lives. RABEF plans to honor the ETHIE recipients at an awards celebration at Geva Theatre Center on October 7.

Award Process Chair and Board Member Kara Martin said, “The Rochester area nusiness culture’s appetite for ethics has never been stronger. Ethical companies and the celebration of their thriving cultures is why we believe the Rochester area is the ‘Gold Standard for Ethical Cultures’. It is exciting to see a robust process which has dedicated companies applying for this prestigious award. This year’s finalists will join an assemblage of strong ethical companies that have been celebrated as finalists for more than 15 years.”

The 2019 ETHIE Award Finalists are:

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Excellus BCBS is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and a nonprofit health plan with 1.5 million upstate New York members. The health plan’s mission is to help people live healthier and more secure lives through access to high quality, affordable health care.

Faraci Lange
Founded in 1968, Faraci Lange attorneys have expertise in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice and products liability. The firm has eleven attorneys listed in the prestigious Best Lawyers in America directory under personal injury law and twelve attorneys in the Upstate NY Super Lawyers directory. Faraci Lange is also listed on Martindale Hubbell’s List of America’s Preeminent Law Firms with six of its attorneys having received the AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating awarded to attorneys with the highest ethical standards and professional ability.

Gorbel is the industry leader in overhead materials handling, ergonomic lifting and industrial fall protection, founded in 1977. Powered by a culture of integrity, teamwork, and trust, Gorbel is achieving the mission of Improving People’s Lives.

JN White Associates Inc.
JN White is a manufacturing innovation firm, originally founded in 1960 as a screen printer, and has evolved into a trusted manufacturer of membrane switches, graphic overlays and prime labels for the medical device, military/DoD, and consumer appliance markets. JN White is both ITAR and ISO certified.

John Betlem
Founded in 1941, John Betlem is a premier, family-owned-and-operated HVAC company that repairs and installs furnaces, generators and AC units; performs home energy assessments; and offers preventive maintenance programs. John Betlam is passionately committed to the health, safety, and comfort of all those served in the HVAC industry.

CP Rochester
CP Rochester supports individuals of all ages and abilities to determine their own pathway in life. We partner with the individual, their family, and the community to fulfill the individual’s right to live a productive and rewarding life. CP Rochester provides a wide range of quality health, educational, and support services in the greater Rochester area to assist individuals in achieving their goals. CP Rochester envisions a community where people of all abilities lead rewarding lives. Meaningful partnerships are nurtured to ensure all doors are open and opportunities are available for everyone.

Universal Imports of Rochester Inc.
Founded in 1984, Universal Imports of Rochester specializes in the sales and service of pre-owned import cars. Universal Imports continues to find ways of perfecting the art of finding our customers exactly the car they desire at the right price and providing first class service and body shop work. One customer at a time – One car at a time. Always providing quality professional service, with integrity.

An independent panel of judges carefully and impartially analyzes the completed ETHIE Award entry forms to determine the finalists, which then undergo a site visit by a member of the judging committee. The committee then names recipients of the annual awards.

To purchase tickets for the October 7 ETHIE awards celebration, please click HERE.


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