On Friday, July 27
executives and guests from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) will visit the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and ring The Closing Bell to celebrate the organization’s 100th
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. .
To mark BBB’s Centennial, Carrie A. Hurt, CEO of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, will ring the NYSE Closing Bell.
Friday, July 27, 2012
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
Media interested in covering the bell ringing MUST contact Anthony Drizis at 212.656.2147 or email@example.com.
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.
For photos and video of the bell ringing, connect with NYSE Euronext on Facebook (NYSE Euronext-Official Site), YouTube (nysetv1), and Twitter (@NYSEEuronext), #NYSEBell.
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 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.