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BCLC Announces Corporate Citizenship Awards Finalists

Sep. 06 /CSRwire/ - WASHINGTON, D.C. -September 6, 2007 - The Business Civic Leadership Center, a 501(c)3 affiliate of the United States Chamber of Commerce, today announced the finalists for the 2007 Corporate Citizenship Awards. The awards honor companies and chambers of commerce that have made positive contributions to their communities and to society, have advanced important economic and social goals and have demonstrated ethical leadership and sound stewardship.

"We are proud to recognize these U.S. Chamber members as this year's best of the business community," U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue said. "Each finalist deserves appreciation for their commitment to corporate citizenship and community leadership."

This year's categories and finalists are:

Corporate Stewardship, Large Business Award - Best Buy, Inc., The Dow Chemical Company, Johnson Controls, Inc., Microsoft Corporation and Verizon Communications

Corporate Stewardship, Small/Mid-sized Business Award - Banco Popular, ChoicePoint Inc., Greyston Bakery, PAETEC and Symetra Financial

U.S. Community Service Award - Entergy Corporation, Freddie Mac, Safeway Inc., Time Warner's Cartoon Network and the Victoria (TX) Chamber of Commerce

International Community Service Award - American International Group, Inc., Philip Morris Philippines Manufacturing Inc., Cisco, Citibank N.A. Ecuador Branch, and GlaxoSmithKline

Partnership Award - Aflac and the Aflac Center at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Booz Allen Hamilton and the Clinton Foundation, General Motors and Earth Force, Lockheed Martin and the United Service Organizations, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and America's Second Harvest–The Nation's Food Bank Network

In four categories, the winners are selected by a panel of distinguished leaders in the field of corporate citizenship, including Harvard University business professor Michael Porter, past winners and BCLC's board of directors.

The Partnership Award winner will be determined by online public voting. Votes can be cast until Oct. 5 at http://www.uschamber.com/bclc/awards/2007vote.

One winner in each category will be unveiled at the Awards Dinner on Nov. 7 at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. Six hundred business and corporate citizenship professionals will be in attendance. To register for the dinner visit www.uschamber.com/bclc/events. To learn more about the finalists visit www.uschamber.com/bclc/awards.

BCLC is the U.S. Chamber's resource and voice for businesses' social and philanthropic interests. Its mission is to advance the positive role of business in society. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation representing more than three million businesses and organizations of every size, sector and region.

For more information, please contact:

Phone: 202-463-3133


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