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BBB announces winners of Southern Central Valley 2011 Ethics Awards for Marketplace Excellence
May 05, 2011

The BBB serving Central California is pleased to announce that Bakersfield companies With Love Photography and Oasis Air Conditioning, Inc. along with the McDonalds serving Bishop, Lone Pine and Mammoth have been selected as the winners of the 2011 Ethics Awards for Marketplace Excellence for the Southern Central Valley.

The companies officially received their awards at a recognition lunch on May 4 at The Petroleum Club, located at 5060 California Avenue in Bakersfield. Guest speaker John Arthur, vice president and executive editor of The Bakersfield Californian, shared his thoughts on the role of ethics in today’s media marketplace.

The Ethics Awards is BBB's annual award program that honors outstanding local for-profit companies that have demonstrated a commitment to ethical business practices, both in operations and in terms of integrity, reliability and responsiveness to employees, vendors and customers.

“The BBB Ethics Award is the symbol of the highest ethical standards a business can have,” said Blair Looney, CEO and president of the BBB. “We are proud to recognize these Valley companies for their continued commitment to quality, ethics and outstanding customer service.”

Each year, businesses are entered in local award competitions conducted by BBB’s in every region of the country. The winning entries from the Central California competition are then forwarded to the Council of Better Business Bureaus, the parent organization for the BBB network, for an international competition.

In 2010, both Willey Tile and Spherion were honored at the local level. Willey Tile Company was named as a finalist for the 2010 International Torch Awards, one of 18 companies being honored from around the United States and Canada.