Better Business Bureau Month
WHEREAS, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) was founded in Minneapolis, Minn., on October 17, 1912; and
WHEREAS, the movement that began there has grown to more than 100 chapters in the United States and Canada, changing the way we approach business relationships today; and
WHEREAS, the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota began serving North Dakota in 1997, becoming the BBB of Minnesota and North Dakota; and
WHEREAS, more than 6,400 BBB Accredited Businesses in Minnesota and North Dakota work to advance marketplace trust by upholding the highest standards of ethics and integrity; and
WHEREAS, the BBB’s educational efforts and free resources have helped millions of consumers avoid fraud and make wise purchasing decisions; and
WHEREAS, the BBB has been “Lighting the Way” in the efforts to champion ethical business practices for the business community and general public.
NOW, THEREFORE, as Governor of the State of North Dakota, I do hereby proclaim June 2012, BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU MONTH in the state of North Dakota.