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Robert Ivy’s Greatest Accomplishment Of 2018

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

Robert Ivy is a respected architect and the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award no doubt significantly raises his status in the architecture fraternity. He received the award on June 2nd with Andrew Young, a stained-glass designer who works at Pearl River Glass Studio. The award is presented to Mississippi creatives with exemplary work and who display enormous support for art.

Robert Ivy is the first from his profession to receive Noel Polk Award from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters (MIAL). He is now in the league of celebrated creatives including acclaimed author Shelby Foote, actor Morgan Freeman and singer Leontyne Price who have won the award in the past.

Carl Elefante who is the president of the American Institute of Architects praised the AIA’s CEO Robert Ivy for his worth accolade. He pointed out that Ivy had done an excellent job of representing their profession all over the world. Elefante was also joined by Nancy LaForge from the MIAL who said in a press release that Ivy was worthy of the honor. The MIAL’s president added that Ivy had made architecture more obtainable to the public through his efforts as an author and international speaker.

Before he started working at AIA as the CEO and EVP, Robert Ivy was the chief editor of the Architectural Record at McGraw Hill. He led the journal to become the most disseminated architectural magazine in the world and to bag several awards including the National Magazine Award for Excellence. He also debuted the memoir’s Mandarin version in China. As the CEO of AIA, Robert Ivy has led the organization to reach its highest membership numbers since its inception. He has also inflated the organization’s influence to global heights. He is also the author of a biography titled Fay Jones.

Throughout his illustrious career, Robert Ivy has received numerous accolades. The Rio Alpha Chi national architecture association recognized him as a Master Architect in 2010. It is a title that is bestowed upon only the best architects such as Buckminster Fuller. In 2017, the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas also awarded Ivy with a Dean’s Medal.

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Aloha Construction makes a sport of giving, winning them a BBB Torch Award

Friday, May 11th, 2018

Each year, the Better Business Bureau selects a company for its Torch Award that demonstrates exceptional ethical and practical business practices. As this award is very prestigious, all applicants and nominees are screened very thoroughly in order to make sure that they conform to the guidelines presented for the award. Not only must a company be innovative and ethical in business, they must also participate in the improvement of their local community.

The winner to take home the 2017 BBB Torch Award was an Illinois construction company known as Aloha Construction. This company was chosen by the panel of judges because it exemplifies all of the six criteria necessary for a business to win the Torch Award.

In order to win a Torch Award, companies must show excellence in six different areas. Leaders must not only be committed to ethical business practices, they must communicate these ethical practices to their teams that work for them. The leadership of the company must be dedicated to ensuring that their business practices unify everyone on the team. The company must also show a commitment to managing performance and ethical practices among all the members of the team. Above all else, the company must show a commitment to the community in which it is based.

Aloha Construction has met and exceeded the conditions of the six criteria in order to qualify for, and eventually win, the award. What really impressed the judges, however, was how Aloha Construction engages its local community. One example is when Aloha construction teamed up with the Learning Express to organize a toy shopping spree for a family in need. Omni Youth Services found the family to participate and they had 60 seconds to collect as many toys as they could. They collected to the tune of $7,000 worth of toys.

Aloha Construction, through the David Farbaky Foundation, also sent a boy with congenital heart failure and his 11 friends to a Chicago Bulls game versus the Houston Rockets. These are just two examples of Aloha Construction’s charitable works as they are also involved in many other sports based organizations and children’s foundations.

https://porch.com/bloomington-il/roofers/aloha-construction-inc–147077274/pp