BBB St. Louis Students of Ethics Faced Tough Choices

By Margaret Sueme, Education & Outreach Coordinator Better Business Bureau values ethics. We see first-hand the impact of ethical business practices and consumer behavior because of the importance of ethics in the marketplace, BBB believes we need to teach high school students the importance of ethics at an early age. High school students are facing…

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BBB Alerts Public To Scams With Public Service Announcements

By Bill Smith, BBB Reporter Better Business Bureau, long a leader in consumer education efforts, announces a series of public service announcements (PSAs) designed to alert the public to some of the region’s top scams. Dubbed the “Protect Yourself” campaign, the 30-second spots cover the area’s five top reported scams – fake IRS agent phone…

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BBB Exposes Fraud, Prompting Government Action

By Bill Smith, BBB Reporter Throughout its near-100-year history, BBB St. Louis has never turned its back on a fight against fraud. Whether confronting a grab-the-money-and-run contractor or a bogus timeshare sales scheme, BBB has acted to protect both businesses and consumers from anyone who puts greed above ethics. This year, BBB St. Louis has…

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Working Together to Gain by Giving

By Shellie Kreter, PR and Communications Manager, BBB St. Louis During the holiday season, many people want to give back to their community. Charities increase their fundraising efforts to take advantage of the giving spirit, and many worthy projects are accomplished.  But how can you choose which charity to support when you see so many…

New BBB Business Profiles Improve User Experience

By Jerri Stroud, BBB Editor Have you checked BBB Business Profiles lately? If you have, you know that they have a brand-new look and feel. And we think you’re going to like them. After extensive research and feedback from consumers and businesses across North America, BBB has rolled out a new design for what we previously…

Free BBB Speaking Events Keep the Community Informed

By Maggie Sueme, Education and Outreach Coordinator For nearly 100 years, Better Business Bureau Serving Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois has helped consumers and businesses through our mission of advancing marketplace trust. BBB accomplishes this mission by: Creating a community of trustworthy businesses. Setting standards for marketplace trust. Encouraging and supporting best practices. Celebrating marketplace…