Better Business Bureau: Wisconsin BBB names statewide ethics award finalists

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Milwaukee, Wis. – The Better Business Bureau of Wisconsin Foundation is pleased to announce the finalists for its prestigious 2012 Business Ethics Torch Awards.

The finalists are (in alphabetical order): Briggs & Stratton Corporation of Wauwatosa; Cintas Corporation of Madison; H.E. Stark Agency of Madison; Med Advocates, LLC of Racine; PuroClean of Waukesha; and Sure-Dry Basement Systems of Menasha.

The BBB’s Business Ethics Torch Award is a statewide competition that honors companies and charities who do business in Wisconsin, and that demonstrate excellence in ethical practices, service excellence, reputation, honest advertising, peer recognition, management practices and employee training in ethical behavior. The award program was started ten years ago by the Wisconsin BBB Foundation, a non-profit organization. Award categories are based on the size of the company.

Randall Hoth, Wisconsin BBB Foundation president said, “Trust has never been more important than in today’s business environment. When companies are ethical and trustworthy, they deserve to be honored. The BBB is happy to shine the spotlight on these ethical companies. I congratulate all of them for this well-deserved honor.”

Winners will be announced at the BBB’s 10th annual Torch Awards Banquet on Tuesday, October 23rd at the historic Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee. Daniel Ariens, president and CEO of Ariens Company, is the keynote speaker. Katrina Cravy from WITI Fox 6 will be the master of ceremonies.

The cost for the luncheon is $65 per person or $500 for a corporate table of eight. Students pay $25 per person. For more information, go to or contact Laurie at 414-847-6082.

For more information or further inquiries, contact the Wisconsin BBB at or 414-847-6000 (metro Milwaukee), 920-734-4352 (Appleton), 608-268-2221 (Madison) or 1-800-273-1002 (elsewhere in Wisconsin). Consumers also can find more information about how to protect themselves from scams by following the Wisconsin BBB on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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For 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping consumers find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2011, consumers turned to BBB more than 100 million times for Business Reviews on more than 4 million companies and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at The Council of Better Business Bureaus is the umbrella organization for 115 local, independent BBBs across the United States and Canada, as well as home to its national programs on dispute resolution and industry self-regulation.