Programs & Events to Promote Ethical Business Cultures

Elevate Rochester  celebrates ethical business cultures through a variety of programs and events.

Each September, Elevate Rochester recognizes excellence in ethical business cultures by awarding the Rochester Business Ethics Award, also known as the ETHIE, at an annual Award Celebration.

Honor Roll is a special luncheon celebration that recognizes all past ETHIE finalists and recipients, as well as the local organizations that have gone on to gain national recognition in the American Business Ethics Awards.

A Scholarship program offered through Elevate Rochester recognizes business students who exhibit high ethical standards while promoting the value of business ethics to a future generation of leaders.


New event in April 2022

Celebrating Ethical Cultures: How a motivated RTS workforce re-invented Rochester’s bus service

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Regional Transit Service / RTS

1372 East Main Street
Board Room
Rochester, NY 14609

Can diversity, inclusion and wellness lead directly to higher organizational performance? At RTS, the answer is yes, and they can prove it.

At this informal presentation, you will hear the story of a culture that was developed internally by RTS employees, and how the new corporate direction, initiated by employees, directly benefits Rochester residents who most depend on public transportation.

Best of all, these RTS methods can work in any organization that dedicates itself to the earnest care and development of its employees. (Hint: Start with enlightened leadership.)

As an added bonus, we expect a visit from Rochester Mayor Malik Evans (2016 ETHIE Scholarship recipient), who will emphasize the critical importance of dependable and low-cost public transportation to Rochesterians who are working to lift themselves out of poverty.

Hear from these Regional Transit Service presenters:

  • Amy Gould, Chief People Officer
  • Renee Elwood, Director of Well-Being & Inclusion
  • Julie Boasi, Director of Service Planning

Make your reservation here.

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