Businesses you can trust

Know a business that you can trust, one run by people with outstanding ethics in dealing with customers, employees, vendors and the communty?

Well, here’s your chance to help that business get the recognition it deserves. If you hurry, you can still nominate it for an Integrity Award from the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota. The organization is seeking nominations by Friday.

So who’s eligible?

For-profit businesses of any size, owned or operated in Minnesota or North Dakota. They don’t have to be a member of the Better Business Bureau but should be in good standing.

They’ll be judged in four areas: management practices; customer/vendor relations; marketing/sales practices; and reputation in their industry and community.

You can nominate a business by visiting or by sending the company’s name, contact person’s name, address, phone number and e-mail address to BBB, Attention: Mackenzie Kelley, 2706 Gannon Rd., St. Paul, MN, 55116, or fax the information to (651) 699-7665. As the nominator, include your name and telephone number, as well.

Once nominated, the company will receive an official entry form from the BBB. Winners will be announce Oct. 20 at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul and be eligible to compete for a national award.