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3 area firms win Ethics Awards

Rochester Business Journal
September 18, 2012

The Rochester Area Business Ethics Foundation said three Rochester companies Tuesday afternoon were presented the 2012 Rochester Business Ethics Award, called the Ethie.

Klein Steel Service Inc., a metal service center in Rochester providing metal processing and distribution, won in the large firm category.

QCI Direct—a Chili-based catalog company with the titles Home Trends, Picket Fence and Sleep Solutions, featuring products for the home and its outdoor surroundings and personal care—won in the midsize category.

The Ethie recipient in the small firm category is Signs Now of Rochester Inc., a Henrietta firm that produces custom-made cut vinyl graphics, large-format printing, vehicle wraps and lighted and dimensional signs.

The other finalists were Casco Security Systems Inc., a Rochester firm that provides custom integrated security products and services and 24-hour monitoring for homes and businesses in Upstate New York; and Martino Flynn LLC, an advertising, public relations and digital media agency in Perinton.

The luncheon was held at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.

The award recipients from competitions in Rochester and across the nation can enter a national competition, the American Business Ethics Awards, sponsored by the Society of Financial Service Professionals.
The finalists are chosen by an independent panel of judges.

At the luncheon, the Rochester Area Business Ethics Foundation also announced the recipients of four scholarships valued at $7,000:

  • Kathleen Fallon, St. John Fisher College;
  • Adena Thomson, Rochester Institute of Technology;
  • Jessica Lee, Pittsford Mendon High School; and
  • Hamza Masood, Pittsford Mendon High School.

Organizational sponsors for the foundation’s local awards program are the Rochester Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals, the Rochester Business Alliance Inc. and St. John Fisher College. The Rochester awards were initiated in 2003.
(c) 2012 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to reprint this article, call 585-546-8303 or email

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