Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics Program

The BBB|Northwest Florida Foundation would like to thank all those that participated in the 2016 'Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics' program. The auction was a success and congratulations to our highest bidders.  Someone will be contacting you soon in regards to the payment process or you can contact our office. All payments should be received by 4pm, Thursday, June 9th.

The 2016 winners of the Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics, Customer Service Excellence and Student Ethics Scholarship will be announced soon. Check back here for a list of all the recipients.


Why we celebrate ethics:

Your BBB and BBB Foundation spend a lot of time investigating scams, exposing unethical behavior and helping businesses and consumers come to a resolution in their disputes. The annual recognition program — Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics, Customer Service Excellence Award and Student Ethics Scholarship — is our chance to celebrate those who incorporate excellence and ethics into every aspect of their roles in the marketplace.

How you can help:

We need the support of community-minded businesses like yours to continue these programs. Your BBB Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that is the education and community outreach arm of your BBB® of Northwest Florida. The Foundation supports your BBB’s vision of an ethical marketplace through community education and recognition programs.

What's in it for you:

As a business leader, you benefit from an ethical marketplace. Consumers who don’t lose money to scams and unethical businesses have more to spend with businesses they can trust — businesses like yours! As you’ll see when you review the sponsorship levels, we offer a number of opportunities to deliver favorable impressesions of our sponsors to other business leaders, consumers and the media in our community. We appreciate our sponsors and want to recognize you wherever possible!


 2016 Torch Award Sponsors


Jim & Lila Cox
Cox Communications - Gold
Gulf Power Company - Gold
Landrum Companies, Inc. - Gold
Pen Air Federal Credit Union - Gold 
Roussos Air Conditioning

Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics Online Auction

Your BBB Foundation of Northwest Florida is hosting a “Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics” online auction. The dates of the auction are May 12 - 26, 2016.

The auction serves as a fundraiser to help the BBB Foundation fulfill its vision of “creating an ethical marketplace through community education and recognition programs”. The funds raised from the online auction will help cover the student scholarships and other award expenses.

Want to donate an item?

Donors will receive:

  • Recognition on Torch Award web page on BBB|Northwest Florida website
  • Recognition in the Lighthouse quarterly newsletter, (distribution approximately 1,800) and the Tuesday Tips weekly e-news (distribution approximately 1,500 weekly)
  • Recognition through BBB serving Northwest Florida's social media sites including Facebook and Twitter. 

If your business can donate any products, services, or monetary donation, please contact our office at 850.429.0002 or

We would like to take this opportunity to thank those businesses and individuals that have contributed to our 2016 online auction:

Aquatic Charter, Inc.
Award Masters Inc. 
B & C Nursery, Inc. 
Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
Bere' Jewelers, Inc.
Blackwater Canoe Rental

Brock Lawn and Pest Control, Inc.
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
Carpenter's Campers, Inc.
Cypress Lakes Golf Club 
David's Catfish House-Milton
Emerald Coast Smiles By Design, PA
Fireman Termite & Pest Control

Fred Astaire Dance Studio
Kellyco Flowers and Gifts
La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries
Lowe's Home Center Inc.
Massage Envy
Miles Interior, Inc.
Modern Air Solutions, LLC
Pelican Beach Resort
Pensacola Pools 
Premier Island Management Group
Rodizio Grill Pensacola
Roussos Air Conditioning
Sam's Fun City
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Skopelos at New World
The Perfect Bed

The Resort Collection of Panama City
Wind Creek Hotel & Casino

Better Business Bureau Foundation of Northwest Florida, Inc. CH15989: a copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free (800-435-7352) within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.