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BBB Torch Awards

3/19/2014 Announcement:

See what our Torch Award winners had to say about the competition:

Square Cow Moovers 

Geek Powered Studios

Shafer Services

Schneider's 72 Degrees


3/5/2014 Announcement: 

We wish to thank our Torch Award winners for joining us at our 2014 BBB Annual Meeting. We had a great time!

BBB also stopped by Square Cow Moovers to drop off their official 2014 BBB Torch Award!

2/24/2014 Announcement:

BBB delivers a 2014 Torch Award to Schneider's 72 Degrees.

BBB President/CEO Carrie A. Hurt and Vice President of Communications Erin Dufner rounded out the 2014 BBB Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics competition by delivering Schneider's 72 Degrees their hard earned trophy! 

2/14/2014 Announcement: 

BBB has been busy congratulating our 2014 Torch Award winners and personally delivering their official trophies!

BBB President/CEO Carrie A. Hurt presented our first of
5 Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics winners with their trophy
this morning at the office of Sullivan Physical Therapy in Austin. 

Congratulations Sullivan Physical Therapy on being a 2014 Torch Award winner!

BBB President/CEO Carrie A. Hurt presented our second
Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics winner with their trophy
this morning at the office of Shafer Services in San Antonio.

Congratulations to Shafer Services for their amazing acheivement!

BBB President/CEO Carrie A. Hurt personally delivered the official
2014 Torch Award trophy to Geek Powered Sudios in San Antonio.

BBB's personal congratulations goes out to Geek Powered Studios!


2/10/2014 Announcement: 

Congratulations to the 2014 Torch Award Winners! 

BBB would like to thank all the 2014 Torch Awards participants for making this year such a huge success. We received more than 30 nominations and over 2 dozen official entries!

Our judges worked extremely hard to determine this year's winners, and we're pleased to announce the 2014 Torch Award winners in the following size categories:

Thanks again to all those who participated!


Marketplace Ethics?

The vision of BBB is to create an ethical marketplace where buyers and sellers can trust each other. Our mission to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust is accomplished by:
  • Creating a community of trustworthy businesses
  • Setting standards for marketplace trust
  • Encouraging and supporting best practices
  • Celebrating marketplace role models, and;
  • Denouncing substandard marketplace behavior

In this spirit, we’re pleased to conduct our annual awards program to gain public recognition for businesses that maintain a solid commitment to ethical business practices. Each year, companies of different sizes are selected through a regional competition to receive the Better Business Bureaus’ Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics. Winners at the regional level are then sent to the Council of Better Business Bureau's International Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics competition.

The Torch Award is designed to promote not only the importance of ethical business practices, but the willingness and efforts made by outstanding businesses to ensure that our marketplace remains fair and honorable. Each winner and finalist of a BBB Torch Award has a unique opportunity to receive public recognition for their excellence in ethical business practices.

What Can I Do?

Business Owners: Any for-profit business in the Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and Permian Basin areas may enter themselves for a 2013 BBB Torch Award. Additionally, business owners may choose to nominate another business other than their own.


What  Would I Win?

Winning the BBB Torch Awards competition comes with several highly valuable prizes and recognitions including:
  • Inclusion in press releases announcing winners
  • Announcements made via social media channels
  • Inclusion in several BBB promotional vehicles
  • Lifetime use of the BBB Torch Award Seal (As long as winners maintain a B rating with BBB)
  • Torch Award trophy presentation by BBB
  • Professional quality photos taken of the winning business by BBB and personal presentation at their place of business
  • Website recognition
  • Perpetual placement on Torch Award winners page (As long as winners maintain a B rating with BBB)
  • Announcement + recognition at the BBB Annual Meeting
  • Possible qualification to enter the International BBB Torch Awards

Click here to download the entry form with instructions.

Click here to nominate a company.