Outstanding 2014 Financial Advocates Named at Recent Ceremony
Burnsville, Minnesota – June 24, 2014 – On June 18, LSS Financial Counseling held its fifth annual Financial Advocacy Awards in Minneapolis to recognize people or organizations that serve to improve economic justice and advocate for people and families in vulnerable financial situations. Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota ® (BBB) was one of five organizations receiving that honor this year.
“At LSS Financial Counseling, we are in a unique position to witness the outstanding advocacy of other community leaders who work tirelessly to bring hope and financial stability to people in vulnerable financial situations,” said Darryl Dahlheimer, program director for LSS Financial Counseling. “These extraordinary people and organizations have really inspired us through their work and it’s an honor for us to recognize them.”
More than 80 attendees gathered to honor the five organizations receiving the 2014 Financial Advocacy Award: Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota, Boynton Health Service of the University of Minnesota, Hiway Federal Credit Union, Mankato Economic Development Authority, and Minnesota Life College.
“We’re honored to receive this award and thank LSS Financial Counseling for recognizing our efforts,” said Dan Hendrickson, Communication Coordinator for Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota. “Fraud prevention is one of our primary goals. We know that scams often target those in our communities who can afford it least.”
LSS Financial Counseling recognized BBB for a blog they maintain which provides the public with helpful tips, warnings on scams and insights on trends in the marketplace. To learn more, visit thefirstbbb.areavoices.com.