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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…

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Emmaus Homes Helps Disabled Adults Live Fuller Lives

By Jerri Stroud, BBB Editor Emmaus Homes has been serving adults with developmental disabilities for 123 years, but that doesn’t mean it takes an old-fashioned approach to their care. Once known as a provider with large residential facilities, the organization now emphasizes community-based housing that helps clients meet their goals for living a full life.…

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Businesses Give To Charities, Gain In Relationships

By Bill Smith Still in its infancy, BBB’s Gain by Giving program revolutionizes the way businesses and charities partner with one another in the St. Louis region. The two-year-old program – which brings BBB Accredited Businesses together with BBB Accredited Charities – continues to bring together people in a way that mutually benefits the businesses,…

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BBB TORCH Awards Honors Companies, Charities, Students

BBB St. Louis 2016 TORCH Awards drew a crowd of more than 400 to the Khorassan Room of the Chase Park Plaza’s Khorassan Room on Thursday, Oct. 27, to honor companies, charities and students with exceptional ethics and service to their customers, communities, employees and other stakeholders. Dennis Lower, president and CEO of Cortex Innovation Community,…