The Tri-State Better Business Bureau presented its annual Business of Integrity Torch Awards to four local businesses on Thursday, September 16, 2010. The Torch Awards luncheon, held at Evansville’s Casino Aztar, featured keynote speaker Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller.
In his remarks, Mr. Zoeller spoke of the Indiana Attorney General’s common goals with the BBB in promoting marketplace ethics. He also discussed working together in promoting these goals and stated his office would be working more closely in coming years with the BBB.
Annually, the BBB accepts applications from Accredited Businesses within its 18 county service area for the awards. Applications address the BBB Standards for Trust which include a commitment to build trust, be transparent, and honor promises. The competition is judged by an independent panel of local business professionals and university professors.
Due to outstanding submissions this year, the BBB also added the presentation of “Runners Up” for each category.
Torch Award Recipient: SoHo Integration, LLC
Runner Up: Davis Digital Photography
Torch Award Recipient: Information Technology Architects, Inc.
Runner Up: The Pie Pan Restaurant
Torch Award Recipient: WOW! Internet, Cable and Phone
Runner Up: Heritage Federal Credit Union
Torch Award Recipient: The Women’s Hospital
Runner Up: Atlas Van Lines
Student of Integrity Scholarships were also presented at the luncheon to students who submitted ethics-based essays into competition. Local university professors selected the following students to receive scholarships: Robert Wilson, North Daviess High School; Ellyce Loveless, Signature School; and Rachel Massey, Reitz Memorial High School.
Each student will receive a $1000 scholarship payable to the school of his or her choice.
To learn more about the BBB’s annual Torch Awards visit www.evansville.bbb.org/torchawards or call 473-0202.