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Better Business Bureau® Looks to Celebrate Ethical Businesses in Greater Maryland
June 10, 2014
Better Business Bureau serving Greater Maryland is accepting nominations for its 2014 Torch Awards for Marketplace Excellence.

The annual awards program recognizes ethical businesses and organizations that have established positive relationships with their customers, employees, vendors and community. Nominees must also demonstrate truthful advertising and sales practices.


"Year-long, we encourage area businesses to be honest, transparent and responsive," said Angie Barnett, president/CEO, BBB serving Greater Maryland. "But, no matter how much we promote ethics, every business has a choice - to do right or do wrong. For that reason, companies that believe in self-regulation and embody integrity deserve to be celebrated."

To be considered for BBB serving Greater Maryland's Torch Awards for Marketplace Excellence, businesses should complete an official nomination entry atbbb.org/greater-maryland/for-businesses/torch-awards. Those who meet the eligibility guidelines will be contacted to submit an official awards application.   

Representatives from BBB Educational Foundation Board, along with previous Torch Award winners, will evaluate applicants against other businesses of the same size. 

  • Micro 1-10 employees
  • Small 11-50 employees
  • Medium 51-500 employees
  • Large 501+ employees

BBB will celebrate local winners and finalists at its 2nd Annual Pillars of Trust Leadership Conference on October 16 at the Grand Historic Venue in Downtown Baltimore. 

For more information about the Torch Awards or event sponsorship, contact Jody Thomas at 410-347-8593