Annual Award honors a local IBA-member business that upholds high standards of behavior towards LGBT customers, suppliers, shareholders, community, and/or employees.
Philadelphia, PA – May 21, 2018 — In partnership with Integrity Staffing Solutions, the Independence Business Alliance (IBA), Greater Philadelphia’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce the third annual “Business Integrity Award”. The award will be presented to an IBA-member business in the 11-county Delaware Valley area that demonstrates and upholds high standards of behavior towards LGBT customers, suppliers, shareholders, community, and/or employees.
Applications for this extraordinary opportunity for recognition will be accepted through June 11, 2018. Participating businesses can be nominated (or may self-nominate) using the nomination form available on the IBA website. Applicants will be asked for name and history of the nominee business and a short essay about why this business upholds high standards of behavior towards LGBT customers, suppliers, shareholders, community, and/or employees.
“The IBA welcomes the chance to celebrate member-businesses with the Business Integrity Award. By partnering with Integrity Staffing Solutions for this honorarium, we can shine a spotlight on the success stories and best practices that make our LGBT business community so vibrant,” said Zach Wilcha, IBA Executive Director.
Criteria and considerations for the winner of the award include:
Employment policies and efforts to be inclusive and diverse.
Community giving – how they give back to the LGBT community. Volunteerism and philanthropy.
Participation in the business community. Active IBA membership and other memberships.
Business reputation, mission, and vision.
Active appeal to LGBT customers. Creating a safe space for LGBT communities.
The winner will be an IBA-member business selected by a diverse group of representatives from Integrity Staffing Solutions and the IBA. The presentation of the Business Integrity Award will take place at the 2018 IBA Annual Meeting on June 19th at the Stratus Lounge. This honorarium award will include two complimentary registrations to the 2017 National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s (NGLCC) International Business & Leadership Conference in Philadelphia, August 14-17 2018, valued at $1500!
A longtime Corporate Partner of the IBA and NGLCC and a champion of the LGBT community, Integrity Staffing Solutions has built mutually beneficial relationships with qualified suppliers from all segments of the communities in which they operate. Their supplier diversity program includes large and small minority, veteran, woman and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender–owned businesses from across the country.
“We are excited to partner with the Independence Business Alliance for the second year in a row to honor a fellow IBA member that shares our commitment to integrity, diversity and inclusion within the business community,” said Todd Bavol, Co-Founder, President & CEO of Integrity Staffing Solutions.
About Independence Business Alliance
The Independence Business Alliance (IBA) provides opportunities, access, and resources to LGBT professionals and allies in the Greater Philadelphia area. The organization promotes economic development, growth, diversity, and leadership throughout the region. The IBA is a membership-based business advocacy organization, dedicated to making the Philadelphia region an influential and diverse LGBT community with an impact on economic development, equal rights, and policy issues. The IBA is an official affiliate of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). For more information about the Independence Business Alliance (IBA), visit https://www.thinkiba.com/, like them on Facebook, and follow along on Twitter and Instagram @Think_IBA.
About Integrity Staffing Solutions
Since its launch in 1997, Integrity Staffing Solutions has been committed to generating opportunities for its associates to exceed their own expectations by supplying the skills that advance future fulfillment. The company specializes in temporary and direct-hire employment and customized staffing models that facilitate the growth of careers, communities, and companies. A true engine of opportunity, Integrity is based on the philosophy that its clients succeed only when its associates succeed. For additional information about Integrity Staffing, please visit: IntegrityStaffing.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.