May 20, 2010 — Long Island City, NY – Michael C. Fina, a leading provider of global employee recognition programs and solutions, today unveiled the winners of the second annual Rose Awards. The awards, named in honor of company co-founder Rose Fina, celebrate best practices in employee recognition and recognize companies who engage their employees by fostering a culture of pride, integrity and respect.

This year’s Rose Awards program honors 15 diverse organizations in 10 categories. The winners represent a range of industries including health care, food service, technology, energy and more. They were selected based upon a series of factors critical to the success of any employee recognition strategy, including employee participation/response rate, ease of program participation, reach of program, program administration/contact, communication & training, gift choices, use of technology, data delivery, enhancements/upgrades and recognition process/materials.

The Second Annual Rose Award winners include –

Outstanding Service Anniversary Program (multiple award category)
• North Shore-LIJ Health System (35,000+ employees)
• Paychex (10,000+ employees)
• Milliken & Company (up to 10,000 employees)

Outstanding Global Recognition Program
• National Oilwell Varco, Inc.

Outstanding Nomination Program
• Dunkin’ Brands, Inc.

Outstanding Safety Program
• Luminant (Energy Future Holdings Corp.)
• Oncor (Energy Future Holdings Corp.)

Outstanding Total Recognition Strategy
• Covenant Health System

Outstanding Employee Onboarding Program
• HealthSouth Corporation

Innovation in Recognition Award
• United Airlines

Charles Fina Power of Partnership Award

“It is an honor to accept the Rose Award on behalf of the North Shore-LIJ Health System,” said Joseph Cabral, Chief Human Resources Officer. “We take great pride in recognizing and rewarding our employees, and wholeheartedly believe that by celebrating their service to the organization, we are continuing our promise to deliver exceptional patient care. We are thrilled to be recognized with this prestigious award.”

Several additional awards were presented to companies representing industries such as science and research, aerospace, and security and technology, and are undisclosed in respect of confidentiality. Those awards were presented in the categories of Outstanding Service Anniversary Program at the 50,000+ and 25,000+ employee levels, Most Sustainable Recognition Approach and Outstanding On-the-Spot Program.

About Michael C. Fina
Michael C. Fina provides innovative solutions to improve the effectiveness of an organization’s employee recognition strategy. Through their proven One Source Total Recognition® approach, Michael C. Fina delivers cohesive employee recognition programs and products that align with the business objectives and core values of an organization.

Headquartered in New York since 1935, Michael C. Fina is a WBENC certified women-owned business, as recognized by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council. With both domestic and international capabilities, Michael C. Fina’s recognition solutions and expertise are relied upon by many Fortune 500 companies to provide consistent, efficient, and appropriate employee recognition programs worldwide. For more information about Michael C. Fina employee recognition programs call (800) 999-3462, email salesinfo(at) or visit


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