Associated has been recognized by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) with a Special Membership Recognition Award for 20 years of consecutive BBB accreditation. When asked about this recognition Steve Bernas, President and CEO of the BBB said: “This award honors your work of enhancing and maintaining an ethical marketplace. It also recognizes your support of the BBB and its mission. Support from businesses and organizations are critical to achieving the goals and objectives of the BBB. Without companies, like Associated, who take the time and make the effort to support our activities and programs, this organization would not be successful.” Associated has been a member of the Better Business Bureau since July 17, 1995.