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August 17, 2012 - Better Business Bureau Centennial Celebration

What: Luncheon with speaker Stephen M. R. Covey

Where: Drake Centre, Fort Collins

When: Friday, August 17, 2012

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Ticket Prices: $45

Mistress of Ceremonies: Pamela K. King

President(s): Pamela K. King

Speaker: Stephen M.R. Covey

Sponsors: Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative, Pinnacol Assurance, Guaranty Bank and Trust Company, Poudre Valley Hospital, Northern Colorado Business Report, Wyoming Business Report, Bizzspot

Attendance: 270

Board of Directors: Chair: Tyler Notestine, Bonnie Dean, Connie Dohn, Jeff Nuttal, Corkie Odell, Mona Pearl, Rich Pearson, Rayno Seaser, Charlie Tomlinson, Kevin Unger, Sue Wood

Blacktie Photos by: Carol Burkett


 Betty Seay, left, with Wes Sargent and De Dahlgren
Betty Seay, left, with Wes Sargent and De Dahlgren

The Better Business Bureau is "celebrating 100 years of advancing trust together." In northern Colorado and Wyoming, 15 members of the BBB have also been in operation for 100 years.   Allnutt Funeral Services, The American Red Cross, The Aspen Times, Bank of Colorado, Colorado State University, Fort Collins Coloradoan, Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Harvest Farm/Denver Rescue Mission, Loveland Chamber of Commerce, North Colorado Medical Center, Professional Finance Company, Regis University, United Way - Larimer County and Weld County, University of Wyoming and Weld County Garage have all served their clients for 100 years or more. The Centennial Celebration provided the opportunity to recognize the long history of the Better Business Bureau and to congratulate these Centenarian members.

The Better Busines Bureau has a vision; "An ethical marketplace where buyers and sellers can trust each other." To this end, Stephen M. R. Covey was the keynote speaker at the Centennial Celebration of the Better Business Bureau serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming.  Stephen speaks and writes about the power of trust.  His latest book, Smart Trust was published in January of 2012. The 270 people gathered in the Drake Centre ballroom recieved a copy of Stephen's latest book. After the crowd was welcomed by Pam King, President/CEO, BBB serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming, Ty Notestine, chair of the board of directors, introduced and congratulated the Centenarian organizations. Stephen was then introduced by Mary Beth Lewis, director, CSU Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative.

Stephen talked about the value of trust and how to build it in families, organizations and the marketplace. Trust is based on confidence and when trust is present in a business interaction, the speed of that interaction is increased and the costs decrease.  All business leaders should encourage development of trust from the top down in their organizations and should promote the economic benefits.

Pam thanked Stephen and invited him to join the BBB staff in singing "Happy Birthday" to the BBB and their Centenarian members.

For further information about the Better Business Bureau check out their website at:

 http://wynco.bbb.org

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