Sugar Grove Firm Wins Rotary Ethics Award

Krile Communications of Sugar Grove, Ohio, was presented with the 2023 John T. Dye Rotary Business Ethics Award on Monday, April 24 at the Lancaster Rotary Club’s meeting.

The award, presented annually by the Lancaster Ohio Rotary and the Rotary Club of Lancaster-Sherman, recognizes a local business that has been nominated by its peers in the community for demonstrating outstanding ethical practices in its work. This year’s winner was selected by a committee of members from both clubs from more than a dozen nominations.

Rick Szabrak, Ethics Award Committee member (Far Right), and Jamie Culver, Lancaster Rotary Club President and the staff of Krile Communications with their 2023 Rotary Ethics Award.

Rick Szabrak, Ethics Award Committee member (Far Right), and Jamie Culver, Lancaster
Rotary Club President and the staff of Krile Communications with their 2023 Rotary Ethics Award.

The award is given to a business that exemplifies Rotary International’s Four-Way Test, asking: is it the truth, is it fair to all concerned, will it build goodwill and better friendships, and will it be beneficial to all concerned. The award is named for the late John T. Dye, a long-time member of the Rotary Club of Lancaster, who personified Rotary’s Four-Way Test and served our local community tirelessly.

Members of Rotary highlighted the work that Krile Communications does for clients and the community as a whole: “Krile Communications is a leader in sponsoring non-profit agencies, fundraisers, and other community events, which is clearly beneficial to all concerned. Not only does every member treat clients with respect, but they also encourage building goodwill outside of their own clientele by offering helpful information in sometimes controversial conversations in a professional and respectful manner,” explained one nomination.

“When you take care of your community, your community takes care of you. Listen to the people, find out what they need and, most of all, help them when they ask. Make sure serving the community is not just a ‘project’ for your company, but actually woven into the very fabric of the work you do every day,” said Krile Communications President and CEO, Angela Krile.

The Rotary Club of Lancaster is part of Rotary International, the world’s first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary Club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self. The Lancaster Rotary Club is comprised of approximately 140 business and community leaders and professionals who meet weekly for programs, networking, and friendship on Mondays at Noon. Learn more at Rotary Club of Lancaster.

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Chris Shirer, Publisher of The Lancaster Herald

By Chris Shirer

Chris Shirer is the publisher of The Lancaster Herald. You’ll find her walking all over Lancaster sometimes accompanied by her investigative reporter dogs Rocket and Lily.