Ethics in Business

We all have a vested interest in supporting businesses and organizations that “do well by doing good” because ethical practices and social responsibility contribute to the mental and emotional health of those employed by them and who benefit from their services.

We look to this program as a way to honor the highest standards of ethics, to broaden the discussion of ethics in the community and to provide opportunities to sponsors and participants for education. The program has generated widespread community support and the Samaritan Counseling Center is grateful to those who volunteer their time and expertise to make this award a successful event!

Ethics in Business Award & Annual Event

At an annual Ethics in Business event, for-profit businesses and non-profit organizations that stand apart in their dedication to corporate social responsibility in their employment practices, civic activities, environmental concern and ethical conduct are recognized.

The 2014 Event Welcomes Mark Whitacre
“When Good Leaders Lose Their Way”

Mark Whitacre is an Ivy League Ph.D., best known for being the highest-ranked executive of a Fortune 500 company to ever become a whistleblower in US history. He was the FBI informant of the historic ADM (Archer Daniels Midland) price-fixing case and wore a wire every day for almost 3 years. However, he was charged with several white collar crimes, including fraud, that occurred during his tenure as President of the Fortune 500 company’s BioProducts Division. He served over eight and a half years in federal prison. His undercover work with the FBI during the ADM scandal was the inspiration for the major motion picture, “The Informant”, starring Matt Damon as Mark Whitacre.

Some of Mark Whitacre’s take away messages include:
• The ultimate real-life lesson in personal and business ethics
• Accountability
• About always doing the right thing
• The need to think long-term in all of your personal and business decisions.

The Event
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lancaster Country Club

Dinner * Ethics in Business Award Presentation * Keynote by Mark Whitacre

Please click here to register.

Award Criteria

Nominate a Business or Organization

Nominations for the 2014 Ethics in Business Award are closed. Watch for 2015 nominations opening September, 2014.

The Ethics in Business Award program has established a conflict of interest policy.

Nominee Finalists

Award Recipients

Sponsorship Opportunities

For more information on the Ethics in Business Awards, please call Anita Hanna, Director of Development, at 717-560-9969 x244 or email Anita.

  •  Samaritan Counseling center. Ethics in business. Beyond the Expected
  •  Lancaster SHRM

“Thank you so much for doing this program! I really appreciate the opportunity for us to participate. It’s a great help as we continue to learn and strive to always improve.”

- Chip Cargas, CEO Cargas Systems


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