Better Business Bureau® of the Upstate (BBB) selected eleven Upstate companies as the winners of its Business of Integrity Award on November 9, 2017 at the Hilton Greenville.“It is a privilege to be able to celebrate ethics in the Upstate marketplace through our Business of Integrity Awards. Recognizing those businesses in our community who lead the charge by consistently exemplifying the BBB mission of ethics, integrity and marketplace trust is an immense honor,” said Vee Daniel, President and CEO of Better Business Bureau of the Upstate.Nominations are submitted by customers or the companies themselves, but this award differs from many others in the Upstate. Rather than being decided by popularity, nominees are put through a rigorous application process evaluating the company's demonstrated commitment to business practices that build trust with employees, customers and vendors in the marketplace.The Business of Integrity Award is given to businesses who demonstrate a sustained commitment to ethics and community leadership. The winners were selected in three categories based on the number of employees.Congratulations to the 2017 Business of Integrity Awardees:Customer Service DFS Creative Concepts — 1-10 Employees Merus Refreshment Services, Inc.— 11-49 Employees Southern Traditions Window Fashions — 11-49 Employees Guy Roofing, Inc. — 50-199 EmployeesMarketplace Ethics HIBR– 1-10 EmployeesGabriel Builders Inc. — 11-49 Employees Thomas McAfee Funeral Home — 50-199 EmployeesCommunity Service Flourish — 1-10 Employees ProGrin Dental — 11-49 Employees Thomas McAfee Funeral Home — 50-199 EmployeesScanSource- 200+ employeesKeller Williams Greenville Upstate – Local Affiliate Franchise Category About the Better Business Bureau®:For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2016, people turned to BBB more than 225 million times for BBB Business Reviews on more than 167 million businesses and Charity Reports on 3.6 million charities, all available for free at bbb.org. The Council of Better Business Bureaus is the umbrella organization for 112 local, independent BBBs across North America, as well as home to its national programs on dispute resolution, advertising review, and industry self-regulation. BBB Serving the Upstate of South Carolina was founded in 1982 and serves 10 counties, including Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg and Union. Businesses that earn BBB Accreditation contractually agree and adhere to the organization's high standards of ethical business behavior. BBB is the preeminent resource to turn to for objective, unbiased information on businesses and charities. For more information, call (864) 242-5052 or visit http://go.bbb.org/upstatesc.