Better Business Bureau® of the Upstate (BBB) selected eight Upstate companies as the winners of its Business of Integrity Award on November 10, 2016 at the Hilton Greenville. These companies were selected as primary examples of ethics and service to their communities.“It is a great honor 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 privilege,” 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.Sponsored by American Fab, 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.2016 Business of Integrity AwardeesCommunity Service Ezell Law Firm, LLC — 1-10 Employees Rustic Escentuals, LLC — 11-49 Employees Fairway Ford, Inc. — 50-199 EmployeesCustomer Service Attorney Offices of Thomas M. Gagne P.A. — 1-10 Employees International Plastics, Inc. — 11-49 Employees ProGrin Dental — 11-49 Employees Waldrop, Inc. — 50-199 EmployeesMarketplace Ethics The Turner Agency, Inc. — 11-49 Employees Guy Roofing, Inc. — 50-199 Employees# # #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 2015, people turned to BBB more than 172 million times for BBB Business Reviews on more than 5.3 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at bbb.org. Better Business Bureau® of the Upstate (BBB) is a private, nonprofit organization that serves the public interest by promoting ethical business practices. BBB’s mission is to be a leader in advancing marketplace trust in the 10 counties served which includes Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg and Union. For more information, call (864) 242-5052 or visit bbb.org and change the globe at top right corner to Greenville, scroll down the page and click on BBB of the Upstate.