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Application Deadline Nears For BBB’s Center For Business And Consumer Ethics’ Students Of Integrity Awards
March 03, 2010

DAYTON, OHIO, February 22, 2010 - Your Better Business Bureau’s Center for Business and Consumer Ethics (CBCE) is accepting applications for its eighth annual Students of Integrity Awards program, sponsored by McAfee Heating & A/C Co., Inc. These awards honor five high school students for high ethical standards through a scholarship competition.

Your BBB believes identifying and honoring young people for high moral character is an important part of its mission to promote ethics. In bringing young people to the forefront, the organization is closing the loop on what it takes to be a successful and contributing community leader whether business, nonprofit or individual.

Each Student of Integrity winner is presented with an award and $1,000 scholarship to an accredited college of his or her choice. They’re also honored at your BBB’s annual Eclipse Integrity Awards on Tuesday, May 11, at the David H. Ponitz Sinclair Center, Dayton. The Eclipse Integrity Awards recognize Miami Valley organizations whose business practices and community activities exemplify ethics and trust.

Miami Valley high school counselors are encouraged to submit three Student of Integrity candidates from their junior or senior classes for these prestigious awards. Completed applications must be postmarked by March 3. Winners will be invited with their parents and a school official to the Eclipse Integrity Awards as guests of McAfee Heating & A/C Co., Inc.

Contact your BBB for more information on the CBCE’s Students of Integrity Award program. Visit www.bbb.org or call (937) 222-5825 or (800) 776-5301.

About the Center for Business and Consumer Ethics (CBCE)

The CBCE is committed to collaborating with businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies to deliver programs and initiatives that communicate how to identify and support trust, ethics and integrity in business and overall decision making. The CBCE carries its message to all populations on how to prepare themselves for effective marketplace interactions and advance overall ethical behavior. The CBCE’s current community outreach programs include financial literacy and consumer education programs for teens and adults; shoplifting deterrent programs for teens; an ethical decision making program for youth under the age of 10; and consumer education/financial literacy programs designed for military personnel and their families.

About Your BBB Serving Dayton and the Miami Valley

Your BBB is an unbiased nonprofit organization that sets and upholds high standards for fair and honest business behavior. Businesses earning BBB Accreditation contractually agree and adhere to the organization’s high standards of ethical business behavior. Your BBB provides objective advice, free business BBB Reliability ReportsTM and charity BBB Wise Giving ReportsTM and educational information on topics affecting marketplace trust. To further promote trust, your BBB also offers complaint and dispute resolution support for consumers and businesses when there is difference in viewpoints. The first BBB was founded in 1912. Today, 126 BBBs serve communities across the U.S. and Canada, evaluating and monitoring nearly 4 million local and national businesses and charities. Your BBB serving Dayton and the Miami Valley serves Montgomery, Greene, Clark, Darke, Miami, Preble, Shelby and northern Warren counties. Please visit www.bbb.org for more information about your BBB.

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