The Better Business Bureau® is soliciting nominations for the BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics. The Torch Award is the highest honor the BBB can give to a deserving business. It is an award that centers solely on ethical behavior in the marketplace. Since ethics is not a function of size, no business is too large or too small to be considered.
Consumers look for certain traits in the companies where they work and patronize. Some of those traits include high ethical standards in dealing with customers, employees, and suppliers; effective, straight-forward advertising; friendly, helpful employees; or simply a good reputation built by a history of solid business practices within the community. These are some of the same things the BBB is looking for in a Torch Award recipient.
Why not recognize your favorite business for its efforts? Let the whole community know the business is deserving of the award by submitting a nomination for the Torch Award.
The award is open for all for-profit businesses that serve retail and wholesale markets. Non-profits are not eligible. No business is too large or too small to be considered. The award is categorized so that a 2-employee company does not have to compete with a 150-employee company. BBB accreditation is not a requirement, however, the business’s business review with the BBB will be considered in the selection process. Self-nominations are not accepted.
A nomination form is available on the BBB website, www.bbb.org (click on For Businesses) or may also be obtained at the BBB office by calling (979) 260-2222 or 1 (800) 392-3798. Deadline for submission is July 31.
The presentations will be at a luncheon on September 22 at Pebble Creek Country Club.