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Otter signs business ethics month in Idaho decree

Dale Dixon, Greg Carlson, Neal Custer, Connie Murphy, Dan Long, Steve Hall, Ted Sermon (all BBB board or advisory board members).

Better Business Bureau staff and board members join Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter for the March Business Ethics Month Proclamation signing in the Governor’s Office. From Left to Right: Dale Dixon, Greg Carlson, Neal Custer, Connie Murphy, Dan Long, Steve Hall, Ted Sermon (all BBB board or advisory board members).

Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter signed a proclamation on March 11, naming March Business Ethics Month.

The proclamation says, “Business owner who embrace the Better Business Bureau’s Standards for Trust advertise honestly, tell the truth, are transparent, honor promises, are responsive, safeguard privacy, and embody integrity.”

“We are grateful to have this recognition of the importance of business ethics,” said BBB CEO Dale Dixon in a release. “As the Governor’s Proclamation reads, we believe consumers are best served when they research and buy from companies with a track record of ethics and integrity. As a non-profit, the BBB is honored to provide a set of business standards and offer consumers the ability to research companies.”

Dixon also says one of the fastest ways to recover the economy is through businesses building relationships with customers based on trust through high ethics and integrity.

A recent Edelman Trust Barometer public poll shows 91 percent of respondents say they have specifically purchased a product or service from an organization they trust. More than 75 percent have refused to buy a product or service from an organization they distrust in the last year.

The Better Business Bureau serves Idaho (south of the Salmon River), western Wyoming and eastern Oregon as a self-regulatory business organization providing education and research resources to consumers.

Watch video of the signing:

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2 comments

  1. Yeah, I understand Idaho Falls’ own Bernie Madoff…Daren Palmer has written the preamble to this proclamation. His penance to get back into the brotherhood’s good graces: read it every Sunday aloud in Church for 6 months; all will be forgiven.

    Q:”but Dude, where’s my money?” A: (Daren does Robert Palmer) “she’s so fine, you’ll wonder where the money went”

  2. How ironic. Otter signs business ethics bill and Gwartney conducts state business the way he does. The IEN network fiasco is a case in point.