BBB Now Accepting Nominations for the Torch Awards

April 22, 2014

The Better Business Bureau serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky is now accepting nominations for the BBB Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics.

The mission of the BBB is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust. The annual Torch Awards event is held to recognize and honor those companies and non-profit organiza­tions whose business practices and related activities in the community exemplify the BBB’s mis­sion. The program awards businesses and non-profit organizations that maintain a solid commitment to conducting their business practices in an ethical fashion. No award could mean more to a business or organization's reputation than a BBB Torch Award!

Anyone is eligible to nominate a business for the Torch Award, including the business itself! Accreditation with the BBB is not required, however all companies and organizations that enter must be in good standing with the BBB for consideration. Entries are evaluated by an independent panel of judges. Businesses are awarded in up to four categories based on the number of employees and organizations are awarded in up to two categories based on total revenues.

Nominations for the 2014 BBB Torch Awards are open until September 5, 2014. Nominees who meet entry criteria will be invited to complete a formal application and entry pro­cess. The winners will be honored at the Torch Awards luncheon on November 4, 2014 in Louisville.

To nominate a business or organization, (businesses and organizations CAN nominate themselves) email the information below to or fax it to 502-588-0080 or mail the information to “Torch Award Nomination,” BBB, 844 South 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40203.

  • Company or organization you want to nominate
  • Company address, phone, website, and email (if you have it)
  • Company president
  • Why you want to nominate the company
  • Your contact information

For more information on the Torch Awards, visit

The BBB Torch Awards Luncheon, to honor the winners and finalists, will be held November 4, 2014 at The Olmsted in Louisville, KY. Wesley Henderson, Chief Operating Officer, Louisville Distilling Company will be the Keynote Speaker and Wayne Perkey will emcee the event. For more information, Contact Reanna Smith-Hamblin at 502-588-0043.