DAYTON, OHIO, January 3, 2012 - Think about the organizations - businesses or charities - you’ve interacted with in the last year. Which ones have you recommended to others? Which ones have you modeled your own business after? Which charities do you support repeatedly because of their work in our community? Maybe your own organization comes to mind. Nominate those organizations for your Better Business Bureau’s Eclipse Integrity Awards. These awards honor businesses and nonprofits for their management practices, business relationships, promotional efforts and reputation.
The public is invited to nominate organizations by visiting www.bbb.org. Or, call (937) 222-5825 or (800) 776-5301. The deadline to nominate an organization other than your own is February 1. The deadline for self-nominations is March 2. (If you’re self-nominating, review the nominating procedures on your BBB’s Web site, www.bbb.org, or contact your BBB for the complete nomination form.)
Eclipse Integrity Awards will be presented to organizations for demonstrating trust and excellence in the marketplace. There are four award categories for businesses based on the number of employees. And, new this year, your BBB has two award categories for nonprofits: one for nonprofits with revenue ranging from $0 - $500,000 and one for those with revenue of $500,001 or more. The winners will be selected by an independent panel of judges and honored at the Eclipse Integrity Awards dinner on May 8, 2012 at the David H. Ponitz Sinclair Center, 444 W. Third St., Bldg. 12, Dayton.
Your BBB hosts information sessions about completing the nomination process for businesses and nonprofits. The seminar will be held January 12 and February 9 from 7:30 - 9 a.m. at Sinclair Community College. Reservations can be made by calling (937) 222-5825 or (800) 776-5301.
The Eclipse Integrity Awards are sponsored by many local organizations, including The Dayton Power and Light Company; Serco, Inc.; WesBanco Bank, Inc.; Back To Business IT; WDTN-TV; Dayton B2B; and LITE 94.5.
BBB, the leader in advancing marketplace trust, is an unbiased non-profit organization that sets and upholds high standards for fair and honest business behavior. Businesses that earn BBB accreditation contractually agree and adhere to the organization’s high standards of ethical business behavior. 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, 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, 125 BBBs serve communities across the U.S. and Canada, evaluating and monitoring more than four million local and national businesses and charities. Please visit www.bbb.org for more information about BBB.