BBB honours eight businesses at prestigious Business Ethics Awards gala

  
     
November 14, 2008

Calgary – November 14, 2008 – BBB Serving Southern Alberta and East Kootenays were joined by nearly 300 local business leaders to honour eight outstanding businesses at the 11th Annual Business Ethics Awards.

“As a champion of marketplace trust, BBB seeks not only to advise consumers about questionable business practices, but also to celebrate those companies that are leading the way in our community,” said Ellen Wright, President and CEO of BBB Serving Southern Alberta.  “We had a record number of nominations this year, which just goes to show how many trustworthy businesses there are out there.”

Four businesses received honourable mentions, while four more were recipients of the prestigious Business Ethics Awards:

NON PROFIT/CHARITY

Honourable Mention:
Calgary Motor Dealers Association
Winner: 
Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation
This company’s standards for employees and volunteers demonstrated that doing the right thing is their typical practice.

SMALL BUSINESS (25 or fewer employees)

Honourable Mention:
                        Country Lane Farms Ltd.

Harding’s Painting Inc.
Winner:
Ananda Landscapes
Recognized for its guiding principals and commitment to honouring commitments.

MEDIUM BUSINESS (26 to 75 employees)

Honourable Mention:
High River Toyota
Winner:
                        Alger & Associates Inc.
Noted for its stringent privacy and confidentiality policies and compassionate approach in business practices.

LARGE BUSINESS (76 or more employees)

Winner:
Canyon Creek Toyota
Recognized for its promotion of good buyer and seller practices, and comprehensive employee handbook emphasizing fair treatment.

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 College.

BBB also inducted fourteen companies long-time BBB Accredited Businesses into their newly formed 50 Years of Trust Club at the gala event.

Please contact Daniel MacDonald, Communications and Marketing Coordinator, with any questions at 403-531-8685 or Daniel@calgary.bbb.org.