AUSTIN, Texas, February 26, 2008– Hastings Communication Services, Inc. is selected as a Finalist in the business category for the Ethics in Business Awards. The Awards, a partnership this year between the Samaritan Counseling Center and the College of Business at Concordia University Texas, were launched in 2002 to recognize exemplary ethical standards and practices by businesses, nonprofit organizations and individuals in Central Texas.
“We are honored and proud to have been selected as a finalist in the prestigious Ethics in Business Award,” says Mark Hastings, president and co-owner of Hastings Communication Services. “Our company continually strives to uphold the highest standards in dealings with its staff, customers, vendors and the community.”
Kirk Watson, Texas State Senator and honorary chair of the 6th Annual Ethics in Business Awards, presented the award to TyRex Group, Ltd in the business category. Austin Habitat for Humanity received the nonprofit award and Rose Lancaster was chosen in the individual category.
Other finalists in each category are: Business: Alpha Capital Management, Boggy Creek Farm, Bridge 360, Chez Zee, Wells Fargo Bank; Non-Profit: Capital Idea, College Forward, El Buen Samaritano, St. David’s Healthcare, Scott & White Health Plan, Scott & White University Medical Campus, Sustainable Food Center, Waterloo Counseling Center; Individual: Rich Goldstein, Walter Moreau.
The candidates were researched by students from Concordia College of Business with help from students from the University of Texas McCombs School of Business. Civic, education and business leaders with expertise in ethics selected the award recipients. The Ethics in Business research process gives business students real world experience in studying ethical practices.
For more information on the Ethics in Business award program visit www.samaritan-center.org.
About Hastings Communication Services, Inc.
For almost 60 years, Hastings Communication Services has provided live telephone answering service and other communication services in the Austin area. Founded in 1948 Hastings Communication Services now employs 35 men and women.