TYLER – The Better Business Bureau Serving Central East Texas handed out honors at its 2014 Awards Ceremony Wednesday at the Ornelas Activity Center in Tyler. The agency presented the BBB Awards for Excellence to three companies and announced two scholarships. The BBB said the winners “exemplify ethical behavior and display integrity in all aspects of their operations; toward their employees, vendors, customers, and within their community.” Winners are chosen by an independent panel of judges.
The BBB Award for Excellence winner for companies with fewer than 10 employees was Proforma Horizon Total Source. The winner in that category for companies with fewer than 50 employees was Dunn Transmissions. The Award for Excellence recipient for companies with more than 50 employees was Tyler Beverages, Inc. The Kay Robinson Student of Integrity Video Scholarships went to Christopher Andrew Davis from Carthage High School, who was awarded a $1,000 scholarship, and Braxton McKnight from Jacksonville High School, who won a $2,000 scholarship.
Merrie Spaeth, owner of Spaeth Communications, Inc., and former White House Media Relations Director, was the Keynote Speaker. Ms. Spaeth spoke about the “Three Secrets to Better Business,” focusing on communications as a strategic business tool.