Delta Airlines, the New York Yankees, Macy’s, Walmart, Travelers Insurance, Union Pacific and MS Society - what do all of these companies have in common with your BBB? We are all bell ringers this July.
Last Friday at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), BBB CEOs from across the country gathered to ring the closing bell. An honor bestowed upon the organization in commemoration of their 100th Anniversary.
NYSE Euronext, as a leading global operator of financial markets, represents one-third of the world’s equities. Their respect of the BBB organization is (pardon our pun) resounding, and is a heartening reinforcement of the BBB’s 100 year old mission.
Present at Friday’s ceremony was San Diego BBB CEO Sheryl Bilbrey (pictured below, in center). As one of the lucky who stood on the platform above the floor of NYSE, Bilbrey remarked:
“It’s an honor to have the BBB Centennial recognized by the New York Stock Exchange and NYSE Euronext. For 100 years, the BBB organization has worked to ensure businesses and consumers are protected in our marketplace, and it is the goal of every BBB across the country that we continue to do the same for the next 100 years. Being present for the ringing of the closing bell last week was an excellent way to celebrate that dedication.”
The bell ringing was certainly a landmark in a year that has proven to be remarkable for the San Diego BBB on a local, regional and, now, national scope.
Watch the video of your BBB ringing the closing bell at NYSE above. To view all photos, visit the BBB Facebook page.
ABOUT THE BBB:
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 www.bbb.org. 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. BBB Metro New York was founded in 1922 by the New York Stock Exchange to fight investment fraud, a mission that continues today.