2014 Torch Winners

May 06, 2014

2014 Torch Award Winners!

Entergy, Classic Forms & Products, & Baptist Hospitals

 Winners of the 2014 BBB Torch Awards for Marketplace Trust

Beaumont, TX - May 6, 2014 – Entergy Texas, Inc. in Beaumont, Classic Forms & Products, Inc. of Beaumont, and Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas in Beaumont and Orange are the winners of the 2014 Torch Awards for Marketplace Trust presented Tuesday night, May 6, by Better Business Bureau Serving Southeast Texas during its 17th annual awards presentation banquet.  The event was held at the Beaumont Civic Center with over 500 in attendance. 

BBB Consumer Education Foundation, Inc. helped to contribute to the Scholarship Funding that includes all four-area higher education institutions - Lamar University, Lamar Institute of Technology, Lamar State College - Port Arthur, and Lamar State College - Orange.  Proceeds from the Torch Award Banquet and silent auction allowed BBB to contribute toward scholarships for college students across Southeast Texas.  Total contributions over the past 17 years now totals $215,000.

The event provided a fresh collaboration of local business and thought leaders, all practitioners and models in the area of workplace ethics, that offered a unique presentation to those who seek to integrate ethical standards of excellence with solid business practices.  The banquet was an incredible evening of “vision, values and experience” with keynote presenters like Lamar University’s Jeff Dyson and Region V’s Jim Baxter emphasizing the importance of principle-centered leadership.

Finalists for this year's awards included: 

For-Profit category, Large Business

Copy & Camera Technologies of Beaumont; headquarters in Lafayette, LA

Entergy in Beaumont

JK Chevrolet of Nederland

For-Profit category, Small Business

A1 Filter Service Co. of China

Classic Forms & Products, Inc. in Beaumont

Dabney Garage Doors of Beaumont

Non-Profit category

Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas in Beaumont and Orange

CASA of Southeast Texas, Inc. of Beaumont

The McFaddin-Ward House in Beaumont

Entergy Texas, Inc. was the For-Profit Large Business winner, Classis Forms & Products, Inc. was the For-Profit Small Business winner, and Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas was the Non-Profit winner.  Bruce Hamilton, General Manager of National Networks, was the Master of Ceremonies at this year's award gathering. 

For more information about BBB, visit www.bbb.org.  In Southeast Texas, call 409/835-5348 or 855/BBB-SETX.