MEDIA CONTACT:Hope Evans(864) email@example.comSince 2000, the Better Business Bureau® of the Upstate South Carolina (BBB) has been recognizing businesses who display an outstanding level of ethics and integrity in their everyday business dealings. These businesses generate a high level of trust among their employees, customers and communities. The nominations are officially open to all Upstate for-profit businesses, and the deadline to recommend a company is August 31, 2017. An individual can nominate or apply for any of the following types of companies for a Business of Integrity Award:The company (s)he works for or ownsAn affiliate companyA company with whom they do businessAny other company meeting the Business of Integrity Award StandardsSo how does it work? A company must first be nominated for the award, which you can do by clicking here. There are four available size categories based upon number of employees. After a company is nominated, they are asked to complete a formal entry. The three awards companies can apply for are Marketplace Ethics, Customer Service and Community Service.1) Applicant must be a company that demonstrates:Ethical practices in the marketplaceHonest marketing and advertising practicesCommunity industry recognition for sound business practicesEffective training and assistance for their employees in carrying out ethical policies2) Applicant must submit an essay or business profile questionnaire not to exceed 1,000 words stating why their company should be considered for this award. The nominated company will be required to pay $100 entry fee which will apply to one category. Applications for additional categories will require an additional $50 fee for each category and separate application for each category. The entry fee of $100 will include two tickets to the BBB Business of Integrity Dinner on Thursday, November 9 at the Hilton Greenville where finalists and award winners will be recognized. Only 2 tickets included regardless of number of categories entered.All entries will be reviewed by an independent panel of judges and award recipients will be determined for each category. For more information, click here, or feel free to contact Tammy Dankovich at (864)242-5052 or firstname.lastname@example.org .About the Better Business Bureau (BBB):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 167 million times for BBB Business Profiles on more than 5.2 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at bbb.org. BBB Serving Upstate, South Carolina was founded in 1983 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 www.upstatesc.bbb.org.