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Ethics in Business

Jul 23, 2020 05:00PM to Jul 23, 2020 08:00PM
The Inn at Leola Village, 38 Deborah Dr, Leola, PA 17540

Please note that registration for this event will be available in the next couple of weeks.

If you are not a member or unsure of your membership status with us, please EMAIL or CALL to register. Online registration is reserved for Members, but we are happy to assist you at or 717-397-3531.

Price: $ 75

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Ethics in Business... we all have a vested interest in supporting businesses and organizations that "do well by doing good”. The Ethics in Business Award Program is a way to honor the highest standards of business ethics, to broaden the discussion of ethics in the community and to provide opportunities to sponsors and participants to share experiences and learn from each other.

The Samaritan Counseling Center is proud to partner with the Lancaster Chamber to bring the 2020 Ethics in Business Award Program to the community. We are also working closely with F & M College and with the Lancaster Society for Human Resource Management (LSHRM) to provide this opportunity to the nominees, sponsors and participants.

The Ethics in Business Award is based on five criteria. These criteria are Integrity, Fairness & Justice, Stewardship, Life-Enhancing and Transparency. The Ethics in Business Award program will culminate in the announcement of the 2020 Ethics in Business Award Recipient and honoring all of the Final Nominees on Thursday, July 23, from 5:00 pm until 8:30 pm at the Inn at Leola Village with dinner, award presentation and keynote speaker. We are honored to announce that the keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Gordon Zook, Chief Executive Officer of Ten Thousand Villages. His address is entitled “Ethics in Business: The Journey and Challenges Along the Way”.

We are thrilled to announce that Lancaster Toyota is the 2020 Ethics in Business Award Program Presenting Sponsor. Additional sponsorships for the event are available. Please go to for sponsorship opportunities. Registration for the event will begin in a few weeks. The cost of the event will be $75.00 per person.


Meet the Presenter:

Dr. Gordon Zook serves as Chief Executive Officer of Ten Thousand Villages, North America’s largest fair trade retail organization. Gordon holds a PhD in Organizational Leadership from Eastern University and brings more than 20 years of leadership experience to the CEO position. He joined Ten Thousand Villages in 2019 after several years serving as Co-Country Director for Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in Bangladesh and Haiti, and most recently as Co-Country Director for MCC in India. In that time, he cultivated connections with fair trade artisan groups and served on the Ten Thousand Villages Board of Directors. In addition, Gordon has worked as a Commercial Division Manager for a US-based manufacturing company and as a Senior Loan Officer at a farmer credit cooperative. Gordon possesses a wealth of experience in international development, leadership development, executive level financial management, and strategic sales planning.

As a global maker-to-market movement, Ten Thousand Villages US connects artisans in developing countries with conscious shoppers in the United States by offering ethically sourced gifts, home wares and fashion accessories crafted by hand. Every product and donation generates sustainable income — and impact — for 20,000 makers in 30 countries who earn a fair, living wage in safe working conditions. That means families are able to build homes and save for the future, their children stay healthy and go to school and their communities develop and thrive. Partnering with people often excluded from the marketplace, particularly women, Ten Thousand Villages US shares the craft, culture and stories of makers through a network of over 50 branded stores, 300-plus retail partners, and an e-commerce shop. As a pioneer of the global fair trade movement, Ten Thousand Villages does business differently, putting people and planet first — since 1946.

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