The Better Business Bureau serving Dayton and the Miami Valley hosted its annual Eclipse Integrity Awards dinner on May 14, 2019. About 500 people joined the organization at the David H. Ponitz Sinclair Center to honor four organizations with the prestigious Eclipse Integrity Awards, five Students of Integrity Award winners, Community Honor recipients, local Torch Award winner and Dave Donaldson Award of Distinction – The “3D” honoree. It also presented its inaugural Spark Award winners. BBB received nearly 650 nominations recognizing the outstanding performance of Miami Valley businesses and nonprofits.
Eclipse Integrity Award Winners
The Eclipse Integrity Awards are presented to businesses featuring strong leadership and team members. Their leadership is committed to ethics, building a culture of high character ethics and unifying team members around ethical practices. The team is dedicated to performance management practices, ethical human resource practices and committed to the community as demonstrated by their community service and support of the BBB ideals.
Lavender Home Care Solutions, the Eclipse Integrity Award winner in the 0-50 employees category, began as a dream a mother and son had to improve the quality of life for seniors through a well-trained family of caregivers. The team takes a personal interest in each client and caregiver. They know honesty and strong moral principles, as well as being “whole and undivided” are what’s needed to build trust. They are constantly learning and growing. The company is involved in many community organizations, such as the Alzheimer’s Association and SICSA. These relationships help raise awareness of seniors’ health and improve the overall quality of life in our community.
James Cox founded Cox Media Group Ohio, the Eclipse Integrity Award winner in the 100+ employees category, with the intention of pioneering a new type of journalism. More than 120 years later, today it’s an integrated broadcasting, publishing and digital media company. Through the years, its adapted to the changing market and practiced the highest in journalistic and ethical standards of integrity. It’s also a model for others in the industry as it has a variety of media platforms operating under one roof. The company not only shares information about the great things happening in our community, but it also donates millions of dollars and media to community projects and organizations.
The Nonprofit Eclipse Integrity Awards are presented to nonprofits or charities which demonstrate outstanding community service through their mission and accomplishments, demonstrate excellence in programs and fiscal stewardship, operate with integrity through ethical leadership and a strong team, are transparent in their communications and value the power of collaborations/partnerships. Their actions make a positive impact on the vitality and overall health of our community while supporting the ideals of BBB.
Crayons To Classrooms, the Nonprofit Eclipse Integrity Award winner in the 0-50 employees category, provides free school supplies to teachers of students in need. In fact, it’s distributed over 17 million in free school supplies across the Greater Miami Valley. Today, it serves more than 3,000 teachers in 110 schools with enrollment of over 40,000 students. The organization’s employees are passionate about the work they do and the lives they help. They are committed to the success of the organization, teachers, students and each other. They understand that Crayons To Classroom’s continued success depends on the trust clients, supporters and community have in it.
Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley, Nonprofit Eclipse Integrity Award winner in the 75+ employees category, offers assistance to people in need. Programs include early childhood education, pregnancy and parenting support, refugee resettlement, senior services, poverty alleviation services and more. Today, it serves more than 20,000 clients annually in a 10-county service area. The staff provides excellence through professional expertise and the balance of a caring spirit. Collaboration and creativity are valued and welcomed because they help the organization better meet challenges faced by clients. The team delivers quality services, invites volunteerism and financial support and is a trustworthy steward of funding, making it an organization that’s gained the public’s trust.