Clearwater, FL (July 30, 2012) - In recognition of the national Better Business Bureau Centennial, the Council of Better Business Bureaus had the special privilege of ringing the New York Stock Exchange Closing Bell this past Friday, July 27. The bell was rung by Carrie A. Hurt, President and CEO of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, along with other BBB executives and guests. This bell-ringing event celebrates 100 years of BBB efforts to advance trust in the marketplace, and honors the high standards upheld by BBB Accredited businesses and charities.
For a century, BBB has fostered trust in the marketplace by helping consumers make smarter buying decisions through BBB Business Reviews; resolving disputes between consumers and businesses; and educating the public on scams and fraud. Today, 370,000 BBB Accredited Businesses across the nation are committed to the organizations strict Code of Business Practices. The support of these businesses enables BBB to offer virtually all of its services to consumers for free.
A video of the bell ringing and New York Stock Exchange interview is available at the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6EZR6E6iGo&list=UUG2B6emunc-8ACAChpHv0qQ&index=3&feature=plpp_video