Events for General Public


Torch Awards for Ethics
The Better Business Bureau Torch Awards for Ethics (formally known as the Integrity Awards) recognizes companies who display an outstanding level of ethics and integrity in all of their business dealings. These companies generate a high level of trust among their employees, customers and their communities. This award is open to all for-profit businesses in Minnesota and North Dakota, who are in good standing with the BBB. A company must first be nominated for the award, and are then asked to complete a formal entry. Entries are reviewed by an independent panel of judges, who determine the finalists and winners in each category. All companies are recognized at the Torch Awards for Ethics Ceremony in October. Learn more about the Torch Awards for Ethics.

Minneapolis Home & Garden Show
The annual Minneapolis Home & Garden Show, held annually in late February and early March, allows consumers to find innovative products, new ideas, practice advice and great deals in remodeling, home improvement and gardening with hundreds of experts all under one roof. As a sponsor of the event, the BBB has an exhibit booth, but is also featured in the Show Guide and hosts presentations on the Lifestyle Stage. Our strong presence at the show helps to highlight our trusted Accredited Businesses from other companies. For more information:

Red River Valley Home and Garden Show
Come join us at the Red River Valley Home and Garden Show which runs in late February each year at the Fargo Dome in Fargo, ND. Better Business Bureau is proud to host an informational booth to help consumers make wise purchasing decisions and work with trusted companies. For more information:

Minnesota State Fair
The Minnesota State Fair is a great tradition, and we are proud to be a part of it. Join us at “The Great Minnesota Get-Together.” For the last several years we have hosted a very busy booth in the State Fair’s Educational Building greeting a steady stream of at least 10,000 consumers and business owners over the 12 days! If you are heading out to the State Fair, be sure to stop by and see us to pick up one of our fun giveaway items, receive helpful information about making wise purchasing decisions, or just to ask a question, recommend a business for accreditation or share your consumer experience. For more information:

Shred Event: Secure Your ID Day
As part of a larger national BBB Secure Your ID Day effort, area residents and businesses are encouraged to shred and properly dispose of their sensitive paper documents free of charge at two half-day events (held annually in April and October). There are several locations in our local markets: Fargo, Bismarck, Jamestown in North Dakota and St. Cloud and the Twin Cities in Minnesota.

The public and business community is invited to bring up to two boxes or bags of documents to be shredded. Documents to be shredded should be removed from binders, but staples are okay.