BBB Announces 2008 Integrity Award Recipients

  
     
August 27, 2008

August 27, 2008, Columbus, Ohio – Your Better Business Bureau Foundation serving Central Ohio announced today the recipients of BBB’s 14th annual Integrity Awards.

Five businesses and two non-profit organizations have been selected as recipients of the prestigious 2008 Integrity Award.

Recipients of the 2008 Integrity Award, including a description of their line of business are: Finish Line Building – Builder/Remodeler; Kresge Contracting Inc. – Remodeler/Contractor; Artina Promotional Products – Promotional Products/Awards; HRH (Hilb, Rogal & Hobbs of Ohio) – Risk Management, Insurance Services and Employee Benefits; Waste Management of Ohio Inc. – Waste Removal, recycling & disposal.

The Non-Profit recipients are Jewish Family Services & Maryhaven.

A panel of judges selected these companies based on a number of criteria including their high standards of excellence toward customers, employees, suppliers, shareholders, and communities in which they do business, and their reputation of ethical practices in the marketplace.

"Central Ohio has so many great companies operating with high character” said Kip Morse, President of the Better Business Bureau. "These seven Integrity Award recipients clearly demonstrated with their entries, superior character on a daily basis, and consistently exceed marketplace standards for ethics in their relationships with customers, employees, suppliers, industry peers and the communities in which that do business.”

The recipients will be honored Thursday, October 28th, at the Integrity Award Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Ballroom in downtown Columbus. Anyone interested in joining the BBB and the business community in honoring these organizations, may contact the BBB at 614-486-6531 ext. 129.

About the BBB System

BBB of Central Ohio serves Columbus and 21 surrounding counties as a leader in advancing marketplace trust by encouraging best practices, celebrating role models, and denouncing substandard behavior. BBB sees trust as functions of respect, ethics, intent, delivering results and addressing concerns. Businesses and charities that earn BBB Accreditation have agreed to live up to our high standards and principals for trust. BBBs provide free and easily accessible Reliability Reports on businesses, Wise Giving Reports on charities, educational information, objective advice, and dispute resolution of marketplace complaints. The first BBB was founded in 1912, and today a network of 128 local BBBs serve communities across the U.S. and Canada, evaluating and monitoring more than 3 million businesses and charities. Please visit www.bbb.org for more information about BBB.