Better Business Bureau to Honor Ethical Businesses and Students at Awards Luncheon
Tyler, TX – January 8, 2013 – The Better Business Bureau Serving Central East Texas is proud to announce the second annual Student of Integrity Video Scholarship program. This program recognizes two college-bound seniors who personify high ethics as demonstrated through their creative talents in creation of a 30 to 60 second video, as well as their overall personal integrity and academic history.
“We have developed the Student of Integrity Award as a way to focus on ethics with young adults who are on the cusp of their careers, planning their post secondary education and focusing on future goals,” said Mechele Agbayani Mills, President and CEO of BBB Serving Central East Texas “Ethics and integrity will shape their professional and personal experiences throughout their lives, and it is our hope that this award will encourage interested students to consider and articulate their commitment to high ethical behavior.”
The first place winner will be awarded a $2,000 textbook scholarship to an accredited college or university. Second place will be awarded $1,000. Finalists will be notified by Friday, January 11, 2013.
The recipients of the 2012-2013 Student of Integrity Scholarship will be honored at the BBB Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. The BBB Education Foundation accepts donations year-round for the scholarship.
BBB will also present the BBB Awards for Excellence to two (2) companies who exemplify ethical behavior and display integrity in all aspects of their operations; toward their employees, vendors, customers, and within their community. Winners are chosen by an independent panel of judges. The 2013 Nominees are:
Anderson Custom Landscaping
Bagley Tractor and Equipment
Custom Pool Designs
Design Center Signs
French Peas Flower Shop
Jennings Scrap and Salvage Company
Proforma Horizon Total Source
Quality Air Conditioning
Sartain Lock and Safe
Stanley Steemer of East Texas
Strategic Fulfillment Group
Registrants may purchase tickets for $25 each by going to the BBB website: www.bbb.org.
BBB is an organization of businesses that join together to support, develop and encourage an ethical marketplace. Through various types of presentations and the media we provide business and consumer education in continued efforts to inform consumers so that they can make educated decisions about businesses, brands and charities they can trust.