BBB UPDATE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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BBB COMMENDS WESTERN WASHINGTON’S 2012 BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
McClain Insurance Services Inc. Earns High Marks from Local Judges
DuPont, Wash. – March 16, 2012 – "How does your business impact the community?" When asked this question, McClain Insurance Services Inc. of Everett — the Western Washington winner of Better Business Bureau's 2012 Business of the Year Torch Awards — shared an impressive account of electronics recycling drives, defensive driver classes, Everett Parks and Recreation sponsorships and many other charitable community events.
After BBB reviewed applications and nominations, volunteer judges from third-party community organizations assessed company entries on four key factors: integrity, involvement, innovation and impression. Out of 51 contenders, McClain Insurance Services Inc. — an insurance agency — earned the highest recognition.
"That willingness to go above and beyond the usual day-to-day operations really stands out," says Robert W.G. Andrew, CEO of BBB serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington. "It's impressive to see so many businesses donating time, money and manpower to make their neighborhoods better."
For more information on the Business of the Year Torch Awards, visit akorww.bbb.org/boyawards.
Scholarship: In conjunction with Business of the Year, BBB recognizes Anna Wulfekuhle of Puyallup High School as the Western Washington winner of BBB’s $1,000 Students of Integrity Scholarship. Students were asked to "discuss how sustainable business practices and ethics are interrelated" and Anna’s essay demonstrated awareness and understanding.
For more information on the 2013 Students of Integrity Scholarships, visit akorww.bbb.org/scholarship.
Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington: Working to advance marketplace trust, BBB is a neutral not-for-profit organization supported by BBB Accredited Businesses. BBB provides ethical business standards, BBB Business Reviews, Charity Reviews, complaint handling, marketplace events and tips. For more information, contact BBB or visit bbb.org.
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