Storm Smart Industries signed on as the Jim and Ellie Newton Presenting Sponsor of Uncommon Friends Foundation’s 2017 and 2018 Uncommon Evening event that celebrates ethics in the workplace and in education. The 2017 event will be held on Thursday, Nov. 2, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Gale McBride Pavilion at the historic Burroughs Home & Gardens in Fort Myers. As Presenting Sponsor, Storm Smart Industries’ President and CEO Brian Rist will announce the winner of the Business Ethics Award.
Storm Smart Industries is sponsoring two consecutive Uncommon Evening events and another future event for students to bring more awareness to the fundamental importance of ethics in businesses and education.
“While we have been fortunate in hiring employees with exceptional character and integrity, it has been one of our biggest challenges,” said Brian Rist. “We feel the key to overcoming that challenge for all employers is to begin teaching our children about integrity and doing the right thing at an early age… long before college. We want our sponsorship to help Uncommon Friends Foundation develop additional opportunities for our youth to learn the value of high ethics earlier in life.”
The Uncommon Friends Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to lifelong character building among today’s youth and business leaders.