Local businesses honoured for exceptional business practices at BBB’s Business Ethics Awards

May 09, 2011

BBB Ethics

Calgary — May 4, 2010 BBB Serving Southern Alberta and East Kootenay was joined by 200 local business leaders to honour seven outstanding businesses this evening at the 2011 Business Ethics Awards.

“It is a testament to the value of trust in our communities when a record number of consumers nominate organizations for the 2011 Business Ethics Awards” said Sandra Crozier-McKee, President and CEO of BBB Serving Southern Alberta. “This year’s nominees were of an extremely high calibre and BBB is honoured to be able to recognize these businesses.”

Four businesses received honourable mentions, while three were recipients of the 2011 Business Ethics Awards:

SMALL BUSINESS (25 or fewer employees)

Honourable Mentions: Home-Rail Ltd.

Smith Bros. Floors Ltd.

Winner: Pinnacle Group Renovations by Design Ltd.

The judges were impressed by this company’s team concept that empowers their employees to make decisions and express innovative thoughts and ideas. They have a great employee training program, a history of supporting local charities, and recycle building materials to reduce their impact on the environment.

MEDIUM BUSINESS (26 to 75 employees)

Honourable Mentions: Porter Tile and Marble (1991) Ltd.
Lynn Donaldson & Associates Design

Winner: VistaVu Solutions Inc.

Our judges chose this company because their core values embody integrity, growth, service, passion and commitment to excellence. If errors occur, as they sometimes do, they respond quickly to set things right. This organization’s vision is supported by their dedicated staff and numerous customer testimonials.

LARGE BUSINESS (76 or more employees)

Winner: Arpi's Industries Ltd.

The family history in this company impressed our panel of judges. Arpi’s empowers their employees to do the right thing and they profess that ethics is what you do when no one is looking.

This year’s blue-ribbon panel of judges consists of Retired Judge Michael H. Porter of Calgary; George Yates, Director of Consumer Programs, Service Alberta; and Wendelin Fraser, Dean of the Bisset School of Business at Mount Royal University.

For questions and concerns, please contact Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Leah Brownridge.