Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics
Winners to be announced soon!

BBB Torch Awards for Marketplace EthicsPrint Application

Winners of the 2014 BBB Torch Awards will be announced February 19 at the 2015 BBB Awards Ceremony.

BBB Torch Awards were created to showcase ethical companies and charities in eastern North Carolina that build trust, advertise honestly, tell the truth, remain transparent, and honor their promises. Spotlighting these companies and charities fits the BBB mission to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust.

All businesses and charities in eastern North Carolina are eligible to apply if they meet the following criteria:

  • The company has been in business at least 3 years
  • The company has earned at least a 'B' rating from BBB
  • Government agencies are not eligible
  • The company met their financial obligations

Applying for the Torch Award will help you spotlight your employees for the great things they do every day. If you are chosen as a Torch Award winner, the rewards include free press and publicity, a crystal award, special promotion on BBB's website and much more.

In addition to naming winners, BBB will also recognize finalists in an ongoing campaign throughout the year.

To be considered, an organization must submit an application, along with all supporting documents, before 5P.M., Monday, December 1, 2014. For assistance with applying for the Torch Award or to nominate a business, please contact


All entries should include the completed application form in order to be considered. The following items will be considered when assessing entries:

  • Management Practices
  • Community/Investor/Stakeholder Relations
  • Communications and Marketing Practices
  • Industry Reputation



Congratulations to the following businesses who were selected as winners and finalists of the 2013 Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics!


Small Business Category:

St. Paul Presbyterian Church Child Care Center (Louisburg)


Mid-Size Business Category:

Triangle Auto Body (Durham)


Large Business Category:

Atlantic Tire & Service (Cary)



Credit Financial Services (Durham)

Security Force (Raleigh)


Click here to learn about BBB's annual Torch Scholarship program that recognizes students who personify high ethics as demonstrated through leadership, community service, overall personal integrity and academic history.