Torch Award Nominations and Workshops

February 06, 2014

The 17thAnnual


for Marketplace Trust

2014 Presentation Banquet


Hosted by the

Better Business Bureau®


Tuesday Evening, May 6, 2014

Beaumont Civic Center


Silent Auction & Reception begins at 5:30PM    

Meal, Program &Presentations at 7:00 PM


 A fresh collaboration of local business and thought leaders, all practitioners and models in the area of workplace ethics, will offer a unique presentation to those who seek to integrate ethical standards of excellence with solid business practices. Join us for an incredible evening of “vision, values and experience” a sour keynote presenters emphasize the importance of principle-centered leadership.


Presentation of finalists and winners of the TorchAward for Marketplace Trust, in the  for-profit and non-profit categories.

Revenues from the Banquet and Auctions benefit the endowed BBB Scholarships at Lamar University College of Business, Lamar Institute of Technology, Lamar State College Orange, and Lamar State College Port Arthur and the BBB Consumer Education Foundation, Inc.

Platinum Partners . . . Table seats 8 . . . logo table sign, on the Power-Point, and in the printed program .. . private pre-banquet reception . . .wine, cheese, and other special appetizers, one-year sponsorship on the BBB Voice Information System . . . $2,000


Gold Partners . . . Table seats 8 . . . bold listing in the program . . . mention on the Power-Point .. . table sign . . . wine and cheese . . . $1,500


Silver Partners . . . Table seats 8 . . .  sponsor listing in the program. . . table sign . . . wine . . . $1,000


Bronze Partners . . . Table seats 8 . . . table sign . . . wine . . . $750


Individual Seats . . . $80


Call (409) 835-5951 x 117 TODAY to Reserve Your Table(s)!

Best table locations and seats are going quickly!!


Proceeds from the banquet will help contribute more than $50,000 to the BBB endowed scholarships at the College of Business of Lamar University, Lamar Institute of Technology, Lamar State College Orange, and Lamar State College Port Arthur and assist the efforts of the BBB Consumer Education Foundation, Inc. to prevent fraud in the southeast Texas marketplace.


All table partnerships and seats are with the BBB Consumer Education Foundation, Inc., a charitable non-profit organization, and are tax-deductible to the limits of the law.

 Fax to 409.838.6858 or call 409.835.5951 x117 ASAP!


The 2014 Information, Criteria and Entry Form was mailed to 12,000+ businesses in Southeast Texas.  Workshops to answer questions and assist with the application are scheduled for:

Wed, Feb 12, 10am in Port Arthur at the Westside Development Center

Tues, Feb 18, 2pm at the BBB office, 550 Fannin, Ste 100, Beaumont

Wed, Mar 5, 10am in Beaumont, SETX Nonprofit Development Center

Thurs, Mar 6, 9am in Nederland, Howell Furniture

To nominate a business, e-mail the company name, best person to contact, and why they should be considered for the Torch Award to, 409/835-5348 or 855/BBB-SETX.  

We look forward to receiving your entry!


Thank you to our Torch Award Diamond partners:

Conn’s HomePlus

Neches Federal Credit Union


Twin City Honda Nissan

Universal Coin & Bullion, Ltd.