Presented by Better Business Bureau of Western PA | Porreco Family
The 2017 Louis J. Porreco Driving Trust Award will recognize young entrepreneurial organizations in Northwestern PA whose leaders demonstrate a higher level of character, generating a culture that is authentic about its mission and connecting with the community.
The recipient will be announced at the SCORE 50th Business Gala on September 6, 2017 in Erie, Pa., and presented with a monetary reward to be used for ethical business operations.
About the Award
The Louis J. Porreco Driving Trust Award is based upon the following categories; Character, Culture and Community.
Character - Transformative Leadership
Leaders must be teachable and open to growing with ideas. The journey to wisdom does not have one path, but many to be explored when a person desires to exhibit strong ethics. Leaders habitually seek the truth, are open to criticism, and know that their own personal development is never complete. Ethical maturity cultivates an environment that promotes higher standards of better business practices and a mutual understanding that each employee has control over their own character.
Culture - Reinforce and Unite the Team of Treasured Employees while Steering Performance to Mission
Purposeful teams have clear visions while being honest and transparent with their members. Beneficial workplace cultures help teams work toward their goals, and establish guidelines that hold each member, including leadership, accountable while praising valuable team players. As a result, successful teams are able to create structures, adapt to change and continually encourage opportunities for all staff members. Progressive cultures set ethical ways for a business to problem solve, resolve conflict and inspire evolution.
Community - Enthusiastically Give Back!
Admirable entrepreneurial organizations show appreciation for their communities by enthusiastically giving back. Businesses should eagerly support their communities by contributing to their industry membership standards organizations, and encouraging an ethical marketplace. Community-inspired businesses help their environment, stakeholders and community membership by reinvesting and volunteering.