The Ethics In Business Award is given each year to one for-profit company, and one non-profit organization. A Master’s Hands was one of 9 finalists, and won the award for the former category.
In the picture to the right, co-founders Jim and Michele Bartlett receive the award from Golden Rotary Club President Peggy Halderman (L), and Gold Sponsor 1st Bank President, Emily Robinson.
Each nominee was judged based on maintaining an ethical standard with integrity and conviction, as demonstrated by the treatment of customers, employees, community, and the environment.
The award is a plaque with a bronze miniature statue of Thomas Jefferson, who adhered to a principle of high integrity. Jefferson declared: “I have but one system of ethics for men and nations — to be grateful, to be faithful to all engagements and under all circumstances, to be open and generous, promoting in the long run even the interest of both; and I am sure it promotes their happiness.”
This recognition was also placed into the US Congressional Record by US Representative Ed Perlmutter.