ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Samaritan Counseling Center has announced the finalists for the 19th Annual Ethics in Business Award. This prestigious award honors organizations and individuals who promote ethical business conduct for the benefit of the workplace, the marketplace, the environment and the larger community, according to a Samaritan news release. The award recipients will be announced in early 2018.
The finalists are as follows:
* Jack & Donna Rust Award for Excellence in Ethical Business Practice by a For-Profit Business: Esparaza Advertising Inc.; Glass-Rite Windows & Doors; and NAI Maestas & Ward
* Paul and LaDonna Hopkins Award for Excellence in Ethical Practice by a Non-profit Organization: Cornucopia Adult & Family Services; New Mexico Foundation for Dental Health, Research & Education; NMSU Foundation; Reading Works; Special Olympics of NM and the Nature Conservancy of New Mexico.
* PNM Award for Individual Excellence in Ethical Business Practice, in Honor of John Ackerman: Carl Harper; Dr. Elba Saavedra; Jo Mixon, Ralph Baldwin and Sheri Milone.
* Ethical Young Leadership Award: Andrew Melendez; Jasper Riddle; Kathleen Larese and Sterling Brown.
An independent volunteer screening committee evaluated all nominations to select the finalists. Award Recipients will be honored at the 19th Annual Ethics in Business Award Celebration on Wednesday, April 25 at Sandia Resort.
Sponsorship opportunities are available now by calling 505-814-2626 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets will be available in late January. The Better Business Bureau of New Mexico and Southwest Colorado will again be the title sponsor.