Our evolving culture and our values as an organization are at the heart of why members and vendor partners value the partnerships and relationships. The definition of culture states: “A culture is a way of life of a group of people–the behaviors, beliefs, values, and symbols that they accept, generally without thinking about them, and that are passed along by communication and imitation from one generation to the next.” The Culture that the Award Associates have developed over time is a big reason for our continued success.
Pursue Excellence: be outstanding in our work and our outlook. Be the best individually and collectively as a group in ourindustry.
Be Respectful: Build up others: be humble, we are here to serve. Care for your fellow members, our vendor partners, our industry.
Create a win-win: Share ideas and best practices. We grow collectively & individually when we work together with vulnerability.
Keep it Real: Be honest with yourself and honest with others. Transparency. Integrity.
Fun is Mandatory: Bring spirit of fun to our group and our jobs. Lift up others.
Embrace Change: Be transformed in our thoughts and behaviors. Be open to new ideas to make each of us better.
Be Lean and Efficient: Be productive, be organized, be frugal. Buy the best in the industry.
Be Generous: Live from a place of abundance…explore opportunities to give back to others, our group, our community.
Gain knowledge through shared experience, education and listening. Be thought & industry leaders.