March 31, 2015

Creating Better Lives with Integrity

Nancy and I were recently informed that Monroe Wheelchair of Rochester, New York received a Democrat and Chronicle 2015 Top Workplace Award. That news was especially gratifying for us, because the company is owned by our son, Doug.

Not only was Monroe Wheelchair added to the elite list of small businesses to work in Rochester, but the company also won the Ethics Award. Of all the large, medium and small businesses  in the city of Rochester included in the study, Monroe was chosen to be recognized in this manner.

The award was based on a third party survey which the Rochester newspaper asked every employee in participating companies to complete.

A dangerous myth about business is that it is all driven by profits and greed. We forget that a majority of companies choose to be ethically responsible to their clients.  Employees in an ethical business are people of integrity who do not simply put in their time and collect a pay-check. They are proud of the service or product they provide, and they treat their customers as they would want to be treated.

Creating Better Lives is the well defined mission of Monroe Wheelchair, and the Ethics Award acknowledges that their employees endeavor to accomplish their mission with passion, personal integrity and respect for their clients. 

“To care for anyone else enough to make their problems one’s own, is ever the beginning of one’s real ethical development.”
Felix Alder