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Cypress HomeCare Solutions wins Better Business Bureau's Torch Awards for Ethics, 2013 and 2018

Posted By Bob Roth, Cypress HomeCare Solutions, Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Watch Video: Quick look at 2018 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics Winner

Phoenix, AZ, May 18, 2018 – Serving the Maricopa County Region since 1994 Cypress HomeCare Solutions (Cypress) continues to fulfill its mission to provide quality, individualized and compassionate care to clients so they can age successfully and independently in their own homes. Given the personal nature of home care, it’s important for any agency to have a strong set of principles guiding their practices. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) has once again recognized Cypress with the Torch Awards for Ethics.

The BBB Torch Awards for Ethics recognizes companies who exemplify strong ethics, leadership and social responsibility. It is open to for-profit businesses who are in good standing with BBB. Following a nomination, each company must demonstrate their commitment to ethics in each of the following categories: Leadership Commitment to Ethics, Communications of Ethical Practices, Organizational Commitment to Ethical Practice, Organizational Commitment to Performance Management Practices, Organizational Commitment to Ethical Human Resource Practices and Organizational Commitment to the Community.

Back in 2013 Cypress was the first home care/home healthcare agency to be nominated for this prestigious award.  They were then selected as one of three finalists. As if this wasn’t a big enough honor, Cypress went on to be selected as the winner in its category.  After waiting the required five years to be considered again, Cypress was once again selected as the 2018 Torch Awards for Ethics winner.

Matthew Fehling, BBB President/CEO, had this to say about the win, “Cypress HomeCare Solutions is a great example of a company always looking to grow. They’ve taken past accomplishments and accolades and found ways to top even those shining moments to bring more value to the communities they serve. Congratulations to Bob and the Cypress team.”

Bob Roth, Managing Partner of Cypress HomeCare Solutions is honored to be recognized once again for Cypress’ unwavering commitment to ethics.  “When a care recipient opens up their door, they open their life to a caregiver.  From my perspective, I don’t see a profession that requires more ethics than a home care agency that supplies these highly qualified caregivers.  To me winning this award is not only recognizing Cypress for the good work that we are doing in the community.  I feel as if we are representing our industry and this award belongs to all of the agencies that are making a difference in the lives of the people they serve,” says Roth.

Cypress HomeCare Solutions corporate headquarters are located at 5225 N. Central Ave. Suite 212 Phoenix, Arizona 85012. For more information visit or contact Kathleen Shiman at or 602-264-8009.

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New “BIEN” Website Connects Businesses in Arizona, Canada and Mexico

Posted By Julie Armstrong, Arizona Small Business Association, Monday, October 27, 2014

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Building an International Economic Network

New “BIEN” Website Connects Businesses in Arizona, Canada and Mexico


PHOENIX (October 15, 2014) ––Businesses looking to improve their bottom line by connecting with others in their trade region have a powerful new tool at their fingertips. On October 21, 2014, the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG)and its partners will hold a press conference and formal public announcement regarding the launch of, Arizona’s first-of-its-kind website that relies on an extensive database to link businesses in Arizona, Mexico and Canada. The site is available in English and Spanish and will soon be available in French.


“To be globally competitive, businesses need to be able to connect to their supply chain and distribution networks,” said MAG Chair Michael LeVault, mayor of Youngtown. “This website allows companies in Arizona, Mexico and Canada to directly connect with each other using technology instead of travel to broaden their customer base,” he said.


BIEN, which means “good” or “right” in Spanish and French, is an acronym for “Building an International Economic Network.” uses an online platform to connect individual businesses and improve cross-border freight and trade opportunities. When a business provides a profile about its products and services, other businesses can see what is offered and e-mail the business a connection request. Users can search for a like business by distance, industry type, or name.


“There are more than 13,000 businesses in the City of Phoenix alone,” said Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, a member of the MAG Economic Development Committee. “The more companies that join BIEN, the more opportunities they will have to make connections to increase business expansion opportunities and generate more revenue. This will encourage economic growth in Arizona, Mexico and Canada.”


BIEN is provided as a public service and is free to join. The goal is for businesses to find ways to collaborate, such as supplying products and services, assisting in cross-border promotion, or sharing ideas and best practices. The ultimate goal is to improve local and regional economies in Arizona, Canada and Mexico, leading to jobs and economic development.


The site has been launched statewide and has already attracted dozens of partners, including the Arizona Commerce Authority, Arizona Department of Transportation, Arizona Mexico Commission, Canada Arizona Business Council, U.S. Commercial Service and other strategic partners, including chambers of commerce, industry groups, and organizations in Canada and Mexico.


“With ever increasing levels of trade and economic integration among NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) countries, the US Commercial Service is proud to partner with MAG and other supporting agencies to promote the BIEN initiative to further this important region of free trade,” said Kristian Richardson, acting director of US Commercial Service in Arizona. “It’s our hope that Arizona-based companies will consider being part of the BIEN network and submit a company profile today.”


The site uses a self-reporting system where businesses of any size can add information about their company and categorize the information by industry. Visitors can find businesses using various search factors.


“We encourage all businesses throughout the state, including southern Arizona, to embrace the new BIEN web tool to network both statewide and globally,” said Regional Transportation Authority Vice Chair and Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild. “The improved connections you can make with this tool will decidedly lead to new business opportunities and new jobs to benefit our state and region. The partners involved are indicative of our interest in advancing this tool to lead to a more robust economy and long-term jobs.”


A French version of the site is imminent.  “The Canada Arizona Business Council is thrilled to see the BIEN project add a French version of the site, which will be received well in Canada,” said Glenn Williamson, CEO and Founder of CABC.


For more information, contact MAG at, or call (602) 254-6300. For media coverage, call Kelly Taft, (602) 615-2086.

Tags:  Arizona  ASBA  ConnectBIEN  Global  MAG  MAG Economic Development  Phoenix 

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