Oakland, CA July 27, 2012 - - We are delighted to announce that the Council of Better Business Bureaus will have the special privilege of ringing the New York Stock Exchange Closing Bell today Friday, July 27, in recognition of the national Better Business Bureau Centennial. This bell-ringing event celebrates 100 years of BBB efforts to advance trust in the marketplace, and honors the high standards upheld by BBB Accredited businesses and charities.
Thank you for all you have done to contribute to this extraordinary 100-year milestone! We greatly appreciate your participation in the Better Business Bureau and its programs.
Carrie A. Hurt, President and CEO of the Council of Better Business Bureaus will ring the bell. She will be joined on the NYSE Euronext bell podium by Metro New York BBB President and CEO Claire Rosenzweig; Metro New York BBB Board Chair Rhonda J. McLean, Deputy General Counsel of Time Inc.; members of the CBBB management team; and members of the Metro New York BBB Executive Committee and Board of Directors.
The ringing of the bell will be filmed by NYSE Euronext and uploaded to their YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/user/nysetv1) soon after the 1:00 pm PST market close. You can also watch a live webcast of the event, beginning at 12:59 pm PST at http://www.nyse.com/about/Video/newsbriefings.html, where the BBB bell-ringing ceremony is already listed.
As we move into our second century, Better Business Bureau continues to help consumers find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2011, consumers turned to BBB more than 5 million times for BBB services such as Business Reviews on more than 2 million companies all available any time at www.goldengate.bbb.org.
About the BBB
The BBB is an unbiased nonprofit organization that sets and upholds high standards for fair and honest business behavior. Businesses that earn BBB Accreditation contractually agree and adhere to the organization’s high standards of ethical business behavior. The BBB provides objective advice, free BBB Reliability ReportsTM on businesses and BBB Wise Giving ReportsTM on charities, and educational information on topics affecting marketplace trust. To further promote trust, your BBB also offers dispute resolution services for consumers and businesses. The first BBB was founded in 1912. Today, 125 BBBs serve communities across the U.S. and Canada. Please visit www.goldengate.bbb.org for more information.