BBB to Ring NYSE Bell to Celebrate Centennial

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Better Business Bureau (BBB) executives and guests will visit the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and ring the closing Bell to celebrate the organization's100th anniversary.

BBB to Ring NYSE Bell to Celebrate Centennial
100 years of trust in the marketplace

WHAT:
Better Business Bureau (BBB) executives and guests will visit the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and ring The Closing Bell to celebrate the organization’s 100thanniversary.

WHEN:
Friday, July 27 at 4:00 p.m. (media escort is at 3:30 p.m.)

WHERE:
New York Stock Exchange, Exchange Place and Broad Street, New York, NY

WHO:
Carrie A. Hurt, President and CEO, Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB), will ring the bell. She will accompanied by:

  •     Claire Rosenzweig, President and CEO, BBB of Metropolitan New York
  •     Sheryl Bilbrey, President and CEO, BBB San Diego and chair of the BBB Operating Committee
  •     Rhonda J. McLean, Chair of BBB of Metropolitan New York and Deputy General Counsel, Time Inc.
  •     Lisa Davis, Vice Chair of BBB of Metropolitan New York and Sr. Director Communications & Public Affairs, Sony Corporation of America
  •     Brian F. Doran, Treasurer of BBB of Metropolitan New York and Region Executive, New York Metro Region & Director of Governmental Affairs, Popular Community Bank
  •     Michael Portegello, Vice Chair of BBB of Metropolitan New York and Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
  •     Valerie Reardon, Vice Chair of BBB of Metropolitan New York and Senior Vice President, Compliance, Internal Audit and Internal Controls, EmblemHealth
  •     Edward J. DeSalvio, Board Member of BBB of Metropolitan New York and Managing Director, Asset Recovery Division, BNY Mellon
  •     Beverly Baskin, CBBB Senior Vice President, Client Services
  •     Lee Peeler, CBBB Executive Vice President
  •     Katherine Hutt, CBBB Director of Communications and Media Relations

WHY:
BBB was founded in 1912 by corporate executives who were fed up with deceptive advertising and fraudulent claims. For a century, BBB has fostered trust in the marketplace by helping consumers make smarter buying decisions through BBB Business Reviews; resolving disputes between consumers and businesses; and educating the public on scams and fraud. Nearly 400,000 Accredited Businesses and National Partners share BBB’s commitment to ethical business via stringent standards and best practices and, thanks to their support, nearly all BBB services are free to the public.
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SCHEDULE:
NYSE Security Checkpoint/Tent at corner of Exchange Place and Broad Street
3:30 p.m.            Media escorted into the building for bell ringing
4:00 p.m.            The Closing Bell rings

CONTACT:
Media interested in covering the bell ringing MUST contact Anthony Drizis at 212.656.2147 or adrizis(at)nyx(dot)com.

BBB media contact is Katherine Hutt at 571-422-3584 or khutt(at)council(dot)bbb(dot)org.

PHOTO/VIDEO:
Photos available via Associated Press/New York (212.621.1902), Reuters America (646.223.6285), Getty Images (646.613.4141), Bloomberg Photo (212.617.3420) and European Press Agency (917.670.1323). The Closing Bell (starting at 3:55 p.m.) feed is available via Ascent loop #4009. Media seeking footage via The Switch should contact NYSE Broadcast at 212.656.5483.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
For photos and video of the bell ringing, connect with NYSE Euronext on Facebook (NYSE Euronext-Official Site), YouTube (nysetv1), and Twitter (@NYSEEuronext), #NYSEBell and #BBBbellring

ABOUT BBB:
For 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping consumers find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2011, consumers turned to BBB more than 100 million times for Business Reviews on more than 4 million companies and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at http://www.bbb.org. The Council of Better Business Bureaus is the umbrella organization for 115 local, independent BBBs across the United States and Canada, as well as home to its national programs on dispute resolution and industry self-regulation. BBB Metro New York was founded in 1922 by the New York Stock Exchange to fight investment fraud, a mission that continues today.

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