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Coast Professional Inc. Receives BBB Ethics Award

C

oast Professional Inc. recently
received an Integrity Award as
part of the first annual Better
Business Bureau (BBB) Torch Awards for
Ethics in northeast Louisiana. The award
was presented by the BBB of Northeast and
Central Louisiana and the Ark-La-Tex at the
Torch Award luncheon in August.
Coast Professional was nominated for
its efforts to treat consumers with respect
and maintain positive relationships with
community partners, as well as its dedication
to ethics in all levels of the company.
"We have established a steadfast
commitment to ethical business practices
in all aspects of our operations and have
created a culture of compliance throughout
the organization," said Everett Stagg, CFO
and co-chairman of the board of directors.
"Coast is proud of the growth and success
that has been created from our dedication
to provide outstanding services to our
clients and honest communication with
their consumers. This award is verification

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that, when you treat consumers with respect
and develop meaningful relationships with
consumers, clients, and the community, you
form the basis for long-term success and
ethical business practices."
The Torch Awards were created to bring
attention to the practices that businesses and
organizations employ to generate a high level
of trust among their employees, customers
and communities, according to the BBB.

The awards embody the BBB's mission of
advancing marketplace trust.
Coast Professional, based in West Monroe,
La., has a history of receiving accolades for
its outstanding management and community
work. For example, in 2016 the company
was recognized as a "Best Place to Work
in Collections," and in 2017, its combined
company and employee donations to
charities reached more than $50,000.

ACA Member Obituary

J

effery Lynn Meeks, 76, a longtime
ACA International member and
certified instructor, passed away
Aug. 28 in Salinas, Calif.
He began his career in the credit and
collection industry with the Credit Bureau
of Salinas, and later purchased Lindey's
Collection Service, which became Credit
Consulting Services Inc. in 1970.
Before starting the company, Meeks worked
at a collection agency in Fresno and studied

business administration at California State
University-Fresno. He continued his education
at the University of California, Berkeley while
working at the Credit Bureau of Salinas.
Meeks, IFCCE, earned the ACA Scholar
Designation in 1989 and the Fred Kirschner
Instructor Achievement Award in 1986.
He is survived by his wife, Debbie;
daughter, Mallory; and son, Rodney
(Christine) Meeks, who is the president and
CEO of Credit Consulting Services.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Collector - November 2017

Upfront
Industry News
Best Practices
FYI
Collection Tips
Making the Right Choice
Getting Your Ducks in a Row
Highlight Reel
Putting it all Together
Calendar
Honor Roll
On Call
Hire Purpose
CFPB Pursues Two Student Loan Servicers
Compliance
ACA SearchPoint
Last Word
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Collector - November 2017 - Best Practices
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Collector - November 2017 - FYI
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Collector - November 2017 - Collection Tips
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Collector - November 2017 - Making the Right Choice
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Collector - November 2017 - CFPB Pursues Two Student Loan Servicers
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Collector - November 2017 - Compliance
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