PORTLAND, Ore. — Ethically-minded businesses throughout Oregon will be honored for their efforts in front of hundreds of Oregon business professionals at the 15th annual Oregon Ethics in Business Awards on May 23rd.

Hosted by Rotary Club of Portland and presented by KGW Media Group, the Oregon Ethics in Business Awards honor organizations and individuals who have demonstrated ethical business practice in its broadest interpretation: in the workplace, the marketplace, the environment and the community. Awards recipients are categorized by large business, small business and nonprofits.

Oregon Ethics in Business Award Recipients include:

Large Businesses: Les Schwab, KEEN Footwear, The Portland Clinic

Small Business: Tom Dwyer Automotive, Lakeside Lumber, Fully (formerly Ergo Depot)

Nonprofits: Habitat for Humanity, Portland Children's Museum, Shriners Hospitals for Children Portland

In celebration of the 15th anniversary, there will be a special keynote panel featuring past award recipients from each of the three award categories including Deb Hatcher of A to Z Wineworks, Tony Hopson of Self Enhancement Inc. (SEI) and Tom Kelly of Neil Kelly Company.

“We are thrilled with this year’s award recipients as they demonstrate our values and have gone beyond the expected to achieve excellence in ethical business practices,” said Mike Rosenberg, Chairman, Oregon Ethics in Business Committee. “We had a record number of nominees this year and I appreciate that we have diverse industries represented.”

A panel of local CEOs and business leaders reviewed nominations to select the Oregon Ethics in Business award recipients. The awards banquet will take place May 23 at 6 p.m. at the historic Sentinel Hotel. Tickets and event sponsorships are available.