Better Business Bureau honors Kansas businesses



(9-19-13)The Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa and its Foundation today honored the 2013 BBB Integrity Award Winners from the Kansas Plains area at its annual awards luncheon that was held in Lincoln, Nebraska. The event was attended by approximately 400 people. The keynote speaker was Dr. Jamie Williams. He is the Huskers’ Associate Athletic Director of Diversity and Leadership Initiatives at UNL.

The four Kansas Winners of these prestigious awards are: Pioneer Services, Military Division of MidCountry Bank, Junction City; Collision Specialists CARSTAR, Wichita and Protection 1, Wichita. In addition, Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc., Topeka was selected in the Charity Category. These organizations range in size from less than 5 employees to over 150+ employees and have received the award for upholding the highest standards of business ethics.

President and CEO Jim Hegarty, stated, “BBB is pleased to bring organizations from Kansas into our Integrity Awards program. In today’s challenging economic climate and complex world, honesty and integrity are more important than ever. This year’s Winners, selected by independent panels of judges, represent what is best about business in the state of Kansas. These organizations have solid business practices, based on a commitment to serve their customers with the highest standard of ethics. They have built successful companies because of the trust that has been established, and the BBB Integrity Awards recognize their leadership in their communities.”

BBB Kansas State Director Denise Groene added, “The Integrity Award’s judges felt that the overall quality of one other Integrity Award candidate, Clark Wellness Company from Salina, demonstrated, through the application process, that they also placed a high priority on honesty and integrity in the work place. They were recognized with an Ambassador of Integrity certificate for significant commitment to ethical business practices. They serve as an ambassador for quality customer service, and the BBB is proud to make this special designation.”

Better Business Bureau, Inc. (BBB) has been assisting U.S consumers and businesses since 1912 and is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing trust in the marketplace. Accountability, education and recognition of business role models are key components to the BBB’s mission. Today BBB serving Nebraska, South Dakota the Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa is supported by approximately 10,000 Accredited Businesses that have voluntarily committed to adhere to BBB’s Standards of Trust. Consumers are encouraged to visit for Business Reviews on over 4 million companies or to report complaints and possible scams.

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