Voting Process for 'People's Favorite' Award Open Through May 31
Burnsville, Minnesota - April 24, 2012 - As part of the first-ever Business Ethics Summit, held April 17 in conjunction with the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) revealed the winners of the Ethics: Uploaded student video contest. The contest, which was open to all high school and college students in Minnesota and North Dakota, asked young people to consider how the decisions they make each day impact their lives, as well as their futures.
"When planning the Business Ethics Summit, as part of our year-long Centennial Celebration, we realized it was vitally important to include the voices of our future business leaders in the mix," said Dana Badgerow, President and CEO of the BBB of Minnesota and North Dakota. "From those discussions, Ethics: Uploaded emerged, and it was wonderful to see that so many young people have strong opinions about what ethics means."
This year's winners were announced at the start of the day-long gathering in downtown Minneapolis which brought together business owners, ethics officers from leading firms, academics and students for an interactive dialogue on ethics in the marketplace.
The final winner of the Ethics: Uploaded video contest is yet to be decided. People are invited to visit www.bbbis100.org/ethicsuploaded to vote for the Best Buy "People's Favorite" award. All 16 videos - including the videos which have already won awards - are eligible and available to vote on until May 31. The video with the most "Likes," according to YouTube, will win a $500 gift card.
"We're planning to make both the Business Ethics Summit and Ethics: Uploaded annual events," said Badgerow. "As so many of our accomplished panelists noted at the Summit, ethics must constantly be reinforced. When they're not, that's when problems can so easily occur."
The winning videos were chosen by independent judges, and can be viewed online at www.bbbis100.org/ethicsuploaded. The winners are:
High School Individual
"Lewie Explains Tough Decisions" by Lewie Kloster, St. Thomas Academy
High School Group
"Real Ethics" by Mitchell Ringness, Megan Meisner and Brittanie Pearson, Pine City High School
"A Typical Day of a Particular College Student" by Meridith Grivna, St. Benedict's College
"Change the 2 to a 1" by Jonathan Patridge and the Kaizen Media Group at Minnesota School of Business
The mission of the Better Business Bureau is to be the leader in building marketplace trust by promoting, through self-regulation, the highest standards of business ethics and conduct, and to instill confidence in responsible businesses through programs of education and action that inform, assist and protect the general public. Our hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Contact the BBB at www.bbb.org or 651-699-1111, toll-free at 1-800-646-6222. Visit our Centennial website at bbbis100.org.
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Special thanks to BBB Centennial "Lighting the Way" sponsors: Best Buy, CenterPoint Energy, Think Mutual Bank, Del Monte Agency, K102, KOOL 108, KFAN, NewsTalk Radio, Business Journal, Pioneer Press, and Prairie Business