Award honors a local IBA-member business that upholds high standards of behavior towards LGBT customers, suppliers, shareholders, community, and/or employees.
Philadelphia, May 3, 2016 — In partnership with Integrity Staffing Solutions, the Independence Business Alliance (IBA), Greater Philadelphia’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce the inaugural “Business Integrity Award”. The award will be presented to a LGBT-owned 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 10, 2016. Participating businesses can be nominated (or may self-nominate) using the nomination form available on the IBA website www.thinkiba.com 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.
“This award is an exciting way to shine a light on the way our local businesses have been advocates for LGBT inclusiveness, whether that’s holding themselves out as LGBT-friendly to consumers or leading by example by hiring LGBT individuals,” 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 inaugural presentation of the Business Integrity Award will take place at the IBA Annual Meeting in June. This honorarium award will include two complimentary registrations to the 2016 National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s (NGLCC) International Business & Leadership Conference in Palm Springs, California, August 23 – 26. 2016, valued at $1000.00!
A longtime Corporate Partner of the IBA and 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 transgendered–owned businesses from all across the country.
“We are proud to partner with the Independence Business Alliance to honor a fellow IBA member that shares our commitment to integrity, diversity and inclusion within the business community. These qualities are central to the way we do business and are important assets to our mission of generating opportunities for people to exceed expectations and to advance careers, companies and communities,” said Todd Bavol, Co-Founder, President & CEO of Integrity Staffing Solutions.
For more information about the award and to download an application, visit https://www.thinkiba.com/business-integrity-award/ or call 215-557-0190.