Better Business Bureau celebrates 20th annual Integrity Awards


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Posted Online: April 24, 2013, 4:03 pm
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Thursday, April 25
Time, 11:45 a.m.
Jumer's Casino & Hotel, Rock Island

Better Business Bureau Celebrates 20th Annual Integrity Awards

On April 25, five local businesses and three high school seniors will be honored for their integrity at the Better Business Bureau Annual Integrity Awards luncheon. The Integrity Awards were established in 1993 to recognize those firms whose business practices and related activities exemplify the Better Business Bureau's mission, "To be the leader in advancing marketplace trust." To date, more than 66 local businesses have been honored by the Better Business Bureau. Photo opportunities will be available beginning at 11:15 am. The following businesses will be honored for their integrity:

Center for Active Seniors, Inc., Davenport
Guardian Family Care, Inc., Bettendorf
IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union, Moline
Premier Bath & Kitchen Resurfacing, Eldridge
Valley Construction Company, Rock Island

The Student of Integrity awards program was established in 2001 to recognize and honor high school seniors who personify ethics and integrity. The three Student of Integrity winners each will receive a $2,500 scholarship to the college or university of their choice. The winners are:

Daphne Cornish, Davenport Central High School
Sydney Kilcoin, Rockridge High School in Taylor Ridge, Illinois
Jacob Kilburg, Northeast High School in Goose Lake, Iowa

Sponsors for this year's event include:

General Asphalt Construction
Iowa American Water, 1998 Integrity Award winner
Jersey Grille Sports Restaurant, 2011 Integrity Award winner
MidAmerican Energy
Miller Trucking and Excavating
· Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC), 2001 Integrity Award winner

Modern Woodmen of America, 2000 Integrity Award winner
Molyneaux Insurance
Quad City Bank & Trust, 2008 Integrity Award winner
Rock Valley Physical Therapy, 2012 Integrity Award winner
Werner Restoration Services
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