Business & Economy

Call for Nominations for the 2015 Combined Rotary of Pensacola Ethics in Business Award

The University of West Florida College of Business, in partnership with the Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola, is accepting nominations for the 2015 Combined Rotary of Pensacola Ethics in Business Award.

“This is the twelfth year that the Combined Rotary Clubs and the College of Business have recognized Northwest Florida business and community leaders for exemplary business ethics and practices consistent with the Rotary Four-Way Test,” said Dr. Ed Ranelli, professor and dean emeritus of the UWF College of Business.

Criteria for the award is based on adherence to the high ethical standards of honesty, integrity and consistency in dealing with employees, contractors and customers, while positively enhancing the economic well-being of the firm’s stakeholders and providing jobs, opportunities and profits.

Additional criteria is based on participation in activities that are beneficial to the community beyond the provision of economic benefits and service as a leader or innovator in the firm’s business sector.

This award will be given Spring 2015 to one individual from the small business sector (less than 50 employees) and one individual from the large business sector (greater than 50 employees) to recognize those who exemplify the concept of “service above self” and who work to build a positive sense of worth within both the business community and the broader community as a whole.

Last year’s award winners, Ted Kirchharr and Andrea Krieger will speak at the award’s ceremony on May 4, 2015 from 12 to 1 p.m. at New World Landing.

Nominations must be received by April 1, 2015. Applications can be picked up at any Pensacola area Rotary Club or download the application at

Completed nomination forms should be sent to Dr. Ed Ranelli, UWF College of Business, 11000 University Parkway, Building 76A, Room 339, Pensacola, FL 32514 or emailed to

The award is sponsored by the Combined Rotary of Pensacola and the University of West Florida College of Business. For more information, please visit