UWF College of Business and Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola name 2019 Ethics in Business Award recipients

Posted May 20, 2019

The Ethics in Business Award recognizes individuals who exemplify the concept of “service above self” and work to build a positive sense of self-worth within both the business community and the broader community as a whole. Criteria for the award is based on adherence to the high ethical standards of honesty, integrity and consistency in dealing with employees, contractors and customers, while positively enhancing the economic well-being of the firm’s stakeholders and providing jobs, opportunities and profits.

Apple, founder and owner of Apple Market, a neighborhood grocery store in Pensacola, was recognized for the small business sector, or businesses with 49 or fewer employees. Apple Market is a family-run business that opened more than 20 years ago. McNally, a UWF alumna, was recognized for the large business sector, or businesses with 50 or more employees. McNally is a regional operations manager at Envision Physician Services, which is responsible for emergency departments and hospitalist services in more than 40 states.

“Over the past 17 years the Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola and the UWF College of Business have recognized distinguished Pensacola business leaders whose business practices and relationships with customers, employees and the community exemplify the highest standards of business ethics and conform to the Rotary principles of Serve Above Self,” said Dr. Ed Ranelli, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and dean emeritus for the college.

Apple regularly volunteers time and donates food to local schools, churches and non-profit organizations. He is one of the community’s largest employers of Waterfront Rescue Mission graduates.

“Normally I’m never at a loss for words.” Apple said. “I feel that there are so many others that are more deserving than me. It’s just a very great honor.”

McNally is a founding member of Seville Rotary Club, Chairman of Rotary Youth Leadership Awards and serves as chair of Gulf Coast Kid’s House, where she first began volunteering more than 10 years ago prior to serving in the role of fundraising chair for more than six years. She works with her company to raise awareness of human trafficking on a national scale.

“The group I joined as a recipient of the Ethics in Business award is a group I greatly respect,” McNally said. “I am honored to be included and I am honored to be selected for this year’s award.”

For more information about the Ethics in Business Award, visit uwf.edu/cob/ethics-in-business-award.

For more information about the UWF College of Business, visit uwf.edu/cob.

More Rotary News:

Rotary Club of Pensacola Demonstrates Rotary’s Commitment to Literacy and Family Through Millions of Words for Early Literacy

Posted April 2, 2019

Rotary Club of Pensacola President Betty Roberts awarded a check of $10,000 to Studer Community Institute Director of Early Learning, Shannon Nickinson to support the Early Learning Project Brain Bags and Parental Outreach entitled “Millions of Words for Early Literacy.” Rotarian District Grant Director, Ray reported that the two-year project has resulted in “5,377 Brain Bags being presented in 2018 to new mothers at local hospitals.

Read More »

Nominations open for Ethics in Business Awards

Posted February 6, 2019

Nominations are open for the 2019 Ethics in Business Awards. The Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola, along with the University of West Florida College of Business, established the Ethics in Business Awards to recognize business leaders who adhere to the high ethical standards in their business practices reflected in the Rotary Four-Way Test. Nominations must be received by March 29, 2019

Read More »

District Governor Recognizes Pensacola Rotarians

Posted September 24, 2018

Rotary District Governor John Medina and Past District Governor Lisa Weeks visited The Rotary Club of Pensacola on Tuesday, September 18. It was an occasion to celebrate the good works of Rotary and recognize several members for outstanding contributions.

Read More »

2018 Grover III and Sandra Robinson Awards

Posted July 20, 2018

The 2018 Grover Robinson III Award was presented to Brigadier General Michael L. Ferguson, U.S. Army Retired, and Sandra Robinson Award was presented to Maria Davis at the Club Change of Command Ceremony.

Read More »