Better Business Bureau Calls for Integrity Award Nominations
The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is calling for nominations for its 13th annual Integrity Awards. 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.
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.
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 at the BBB's 2012 Integrity Awards ceremony in October. Winners will also be eligible to compete for the National BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics.
The mission of the Better Business Bureau is to be the leader in building marketplace trust by promoting, through self-regulation, the highest standards of business ethics and conduct, and to instill confidence in responsible businesses through programs of education and action that inform, assist and protect the general public. Our hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Contact the BBB at bbb.org or 651-699-1111, toll-free at 1-800-646-6222. Visit the BBB’s Centennial website at bbbis100.org.