Award Recognizes Upstanding, Ethical Businesses
Burnsville, Minnesota – April 4, 2012 – In the midst of their Centennial Celebration, the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is calling for nominations for its thirteenth annual Integrity Awards. The BBB was founded in Minneapolis by ethical business owners back in 1912, and the Integrity Award recognizes companies who display outstanding ethics in their dealings with customers, employees, vendors and the community. All for-profit businesses of any size, owned or operated in Minnesota or North Dakota, are eligible. Nominees must be in good standing with the BBB; however membership is not a requirement to compete for the award. The nomination deadline is May 1, 2012.
Nominations are open to the public, and companies can be nominated online by visiting www.thefirstbbb.org to submit a nomination form, or by sending the company name, contact name, address, phone number, and email along with the nominator’s name and phone number to BBB, Attn: Mackenzie Kelley, 220. S. River Ridge Circle, Burnsville, MN 55337; or by faxing the information to 651-699-7665. Company employees may also nominate their own firms.
“The Better Business Bureau Integrity Award gives everyone the opportunity to tip their hats to those companies who go the extra mile,” said Dana Badgerow, president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau. "These could be companies you had a great experience with or the ones you deal with on a regular basis.”
Entrants are judged on four areas of their business: management practices; customer/vendor relations; marketing/sales practices; and reputation within their industry/community.
Nominated companies will receive an official entry form from the BBB. An independent panel of judges will decide the award finalists and recipients. Winners will be announced live at the BBB's 2012 Integrity Awards ceremony in October, as part of their Centennial Gala. Winners will also be eligible to compete for the National BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics.
Thank you to our Centennial Gala/Integrity Awards sponsors: CenterPoint Energy, Think Mutual Bank, Del Monte Agency, K102, KOOL 108, KFAN, News Talk 100.3, Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal, Pioneer Press, Prairie Business, ABRA, Financial Concepts, Gray Plant Mooty, Rippe Print, and Memory Vision.