BBB Accepting Entries for 2013 Torch Award for Business Ethics

August 21, 2013

Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina is now accepting entries for the 2013 Torch Award. This award recognizes companies and charities that are committed to exceptional standards for ethical business practices and service to their customers, employees, suppliers and communities.

Entries will be evaluated by an independent panel of prestigious judges from business communities in Eastern North Carolina. While BBB Accreditation is not a requirement, companies must be in business for at least three years and have earned at least a ‘B’ rating with BBB to be considered.

Benefits for winners include:

  • Free Press & Publicity
    • News release spotlighting the winner sent to area media
    • Feature story in BBB’s newsletter
    • Special promotion on BBB’s Web site
    • Inclusion on BBB’s Voice Response System
  • Presentation of Crystal Torch Award for permanent display
  • Use of Torch Award Logo

To be considered, an organization must submit an application, along with all supporting documents, before 5pm on Friday, November 29, 2013. For assistance with applying for the Torch Award or to nominate a business, please contact

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