Awards for Marketplace Excellence


BBB Announces 2016 Western MA

Awards for Marketplace Excellence Winners

marketplace excellence logoBetter Business Bureau of Central New England is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Western MA Awards for Marketplace Excellence. The awards recognize local businesses that encompass BBB's mission to ensure that our marketplace remains trustworthy and honorable. They also uphold a strong commitment to their customers, employees and community and value their reputation in their industry. The ceremony, held at the Castle of Knights in Chicopee on April 27th, recognized the awards winners, finalists and accreditation milestones. 

"The winners of the Marketplace Excellence Awards consistently demonstrate the highest standards in cultivating ethical buyer/seller relationships" said Nancy B. Cahalen, President and CEO of BBB of Central New England. "When it comes to establishing trust in the marketplace, these companies set the bar high. They have made it part of their core business practices to value their employees, their customers, and to remain involved in their communities."

This year's winners represent three excellent examples of why upholding the Better Business Bureau's ethical standards are hallmarks of success.

The winner of the small business category, Cichy's Garage of Williamsburg was established in 1964 and has been a BBB Accredited Business since 2011. Cichy's philosophy is to be intentional, forthright and honest with every consumer, supplier and employee. Integrity is the foundation to their longstanding success.

G&H Landscaping of Holyoke is the winner of the mid-sized business category. They have been operating since 1974 and have been a BBB Accredited Business since 1984. Part of their mission is to provide the highest quality level of professional service possible and to recognize the value of every staff member. Their values of quality, safety, honesty and professionalism are keys to their success.

The winner of the large business category is Berkshire Bank of Pittsfield. Berkshire bank was established in 1846 and has been a BBB Accredited Business since 2010. They pride themselves on creating an environment where customers want to do business and team members want to do work. Their values are focused on ethics, excellence and doing the right thing everyday, contributing to their established success in the banking industry.  

BBB would also like to congratulate these six 2016 Western Massachusetts Awards for Marketplace Excellence Finalists: Chicopee Industrial Contractors of Chicopee, Dan Thibault Construction of Feeding Hills, Frankie & Johnnie's Pizza of Springfield, Fuel Services of South Hadley,Inspired Marketing of Springfield and Seniors Helping Seniors of Lanesborough.  

 Awardees were selected following a rigorous judging process. All entries were evaluated by an independent panel of judges based on the following criteria: 

  • Commitment to their customers.
  • Commitment to their employees.
  • Reputation in the business' industry.
  • Commitment to the community that they do business in.

In addition to announcing the Marketplace Excellence Award winners and finalists, BBB acknowledged recently accredited businesses that were in attendance and businesses for important accreditation milestones.  Please join us in congratulating Cichy's Garage, G&H Landscaping, and Berkshire Bank on their Marketplace Excellence Awards.

 2016 Western MA Marketplace Excellence Awards Winners

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