Alticor Finalist For Citizenship Award

August 8, 2005
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ADA — The United States Chamber of Commerce has selected Alticor Inc. as a finalist for the 2005 Corporate Citizenship Award in the category of International Community Service.

According to the U.S. Chamber, the awards acknowledge businesses and chambers of commerce that have demonstrated ethical leadership and corporate stewardship and have made a difference in their communities.

Chamber Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Suzanne Clark referred to the recipients as “our nation’s pillars in advancing important social and economic goals for communities across the country.”

Other finalists for the International Community Service Award are: CEMEX, International Paper, and the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines.

Alticor was recognized for making “a significant impact” in the communities where it does business through its global One by One Campaign for Children, which has given more than $14 million to children’s causes since it started in 2003.

“We’re honored to be finalists,” Alticor Chairman Steve Van Andel said. “Our One by One program means a great deal to our employees and Independent Business Owners around the world who have given so generously of their time, talents — and hearts — to make a difference in the lives of children everywhere.”

The finalists for awards in other categories are:

  • U.S. Community Service Award: Capital One, GlaxoSmithKline, Kalamazoo Regional Chamber of Commerce, Weyerhaeuser Co. and Xerox Corp.

  • Corporate Stewardship Small/Mid-sized Business Award: Citizens Financial Group, Hi-Tec Systems Inc., International Bank of Commerce, PAETEC Communications, SAP America Inc. and Stanley Consultants.

  • Corporate Stewardship Large Business Award: General Electric, Safeway, SBC Communications, United Technologies and UPS.

Winners will be announced at a celebration Nov. 8 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., that will be held in conjunction with the U.S. Chamber Board of Directors dinner.    

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