Harry S. Hertz Leadership Award is born

By: Tucker Harrington Baldrige Performance Excellence Program Director Dr. Harry S. Hertz has certainly left his mark on the company he helped see flourish. So much so, in fact, that the Malcolm Baldrige Foundation and The Synergy Organization have decided to create an award in the retiring director's name. The award, which will be introduced in 2014, is meant to recognize and honor a leader in the company who embodies the performance and dedicat...
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Radio Disney Awards bring out young stars

By: Abigail RichardsMany of today's biggest pop stars - Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Selena Gomez and more, have the Disney Channel to thank for their success. Over the years the kids channel has helped shape young performers into household names and many of these celebs stepped out in support of the channel's radio station. According to The Huffington Post, stars like Gomez, Bella Thorne and Ariana Grande all walked the red carpet of ...
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Green award nominations needed in Greencastle

By: Tucker HarringtonGoing green has continued to gain popularity as a movement as more organizations and individuals around the nation are realizing just how important it is to protect the environment. Residents of Greencastle, Ind., are looking to embrace the spirit of going green, by nominating groups and individuals for this year's Green Awards. According to the Greencastle Banner-Graphic, the Greencastle Sustainability Commission is spearheading the awards, as ...
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Bruins’ Dougie Hamilton earns Seventh Player Award

By: Jonathan BennettMany fans thought Bruins head coach Claude Julien was crazy for letting 19-year-old rookie Dougie Hamilton hit the ice with some Bruins elite during the 2013 season. However, the young athlete quickly proved his worth, playing in 42 NHL games, scoring 5 goals and boasting 11 assists.The impressive first year recently earned him even more praise, one of the prestigious NESN Seventh Player Awards, the news outlet reports. Not only does the recognit...
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Leading Women series earns praise

By: Abigail RichardsIf CNN has its way, women may soon run the world. The news outlet created the Leading Women feature on International Women's Day 2012 as a way to "connect you with some of the most influential women of our time," shedding light on their "careers, lives and ideas," the news source reports. The influential strand of CNN was recently honored for its achievements. Leading Women earned the silver award in the Social Media category ...
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J.R. Smith earns major accolade

By: Jonathan BennettNew York Knicks guard J.R. Smith was initially upset when he didn't make the starting lineup for the team. However, his attitude, as well as his commitment, was soon proven, showing other players it's hard work, not anger or upset feelings, that earn people time on the court. Smith's ability to score and help the Knicks win games has earned him the title of the Sixth Man Award for 2013. According to ESPN, Smith wasn't thrilled with...
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Employee recognition: Make it work in your office

By: Abigail RichardsWhen it comes to keeping employees happy, praising them for doing good work is one of the best options. In today's still-shaky economy, it's become more important than ever for managers to make it known that hard work doesn't go unrecognized. There are plenty of ways to show employees you care, ranging from acknowledging monumental occasions in their lives such as the birth of a new baby, to giving accolades or custom awards when t...
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GLAAD Media Awards bring out the stars

By: Tucker HarringtonMarriage equality is one of the biggest issues facing the gay and lesbian community, but love and compassion was all that was on display at the recent GLAAD Media Awards held April 20. According to The Associated Press, the 24th annual awards show looks to honor shows, movies and celebrities who strive to "[represent the] lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives."This year's event was host...
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Villanova dishes out awards to basketball stars

By: Jonathan BennettThe annual Villanova Men's Basketball team's end of the year banquet took place recently and many members were honored with various recognition awards. According to VU Hoops, senior captain Mouphtaou Yarou earned the most prestigious accolade at the event.Yarou was given the Villanova Basketball Award, which is presented to one player each season who "best embodies the core values of Villanova Basketball by playing hard, ...
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British government earns design award for its website

By: Tucker HarringtonThe official British government website, GOV.UK, is making waves - not for any groundbreaking information, but rather for its website style. Wired magazine reports the official site was selected as the overall winner for the London Design Museum's Design of the Year Awards.Fans of the awards might be a bit surprised the government website took the top prize this year, since its homepage is very plain and almost bland. However, Pete Collard,...
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