JK Selected as Finalist for National Capital Business Ethics Award
One of five semi-finalists in large company category
October 17, 2008—Sterling, VA—JK Moving & Storage was recently selected as one of five semifinalist companies to compete for the prestigious National Capital Business Ethics Awards in the Large Company category (more than 250 employees). The winning company will be announced and recognized on Thursday, October 23, at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Tysons Corner, Va.
The event is presented annually by the National Capital Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals, in partnership with George Mason University. The National Capital Business Ethics Awards (NCBEA) program recognizes businesses outside the financial services industry that exemplify a strong commitment to business excellence and to the highest standards of civic and social responsibility, integrity and ethical conduct.
"This program calls attention to the many success stories of ethical business practices in the Greater Washington region," says Jeff Hamblen, co-chairman of the NCBEA. "All participating firms represent the type of company to strive for, and their representatives at this event symbolize the most diverse, prominent, and honorable business people in this area."
Since their founding in 1979, JK Moving & Storage has always operated at the highest levels of personal and professional integrity, putting the needs of their clients, and their employees, at the top of their business model. With a customer satisfaction rate of 92 percent, virtually unprecedented in the moving and storage industry, JK has proven that you can achieve phenomenal professional results without compromising values and standards.
Widely recognized for its philanthropic work, JK has donated dozens of free moves and thousands of dollars worth of goods and services to charities and families in need throughout the metropolitan area. They also donate money, time and resources annually to dozens of organizations including Fight for Children, Knock out Abuse and the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of America, among others. Along the way, the company has entrenched its commitment to the environment through fleet maintenance, energy conservation, material re-use and sponsorship of community beautification and recycling events.
"We take our ethical responsibility quite seriously," says JK's President and CEO Chuck Kuhn. "We strive to lead by example by giving back to the community in as many different ways as possible. This starts with our corporate philosophy and our approach to business, but it extends to our support of charitable organizations, as well as through the implementation of environmentally friendly initiatives."
More than 130 finalists will compete for the prestigious titles, the program's largest list of honorees to date. A panel of judges from various backgrounds will select the winners based on the integrity, civic and social responsibility, and business excellence of each company.
For more information on the Award, please visit www.businessethicsawards.org.