An Evening Honoring Business With Purpose
On March 13, 2012 the Dean Institute for Corporate Governance and Integrity held An Evening with Purpose at the downtown Nashville Library. The evening featured the presentation of the annual Dean Institute Leadership & Integrity Award to Ron Samuels, Chairman, President & CEO, Avenue Bank.
The first annual Business With Purpose Awards were also given to corporate award recipients for their dedication to doing things right and achieving success. Michael W. Smith concluded the evening with a special musical performance. Former Titan place kicker Al Del Greco hosted the evening and comedian Henry Cho made a special appearance to honor Ron Samuels and promote the purpose of the evening.
The first annual Business With Purpose Awards were given to the following companies:
· Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
· William Morris Endeavor
· Mobile Medical Disaster Relief
· Jackson National Life Insurance Company
· Bridgestone Americas
· Nashville Business Journal
The companies selected are leaders in setting an example for good corporate responsibility. In every case the company selected has gone above and beyond what would be considered socially acceptable.