Nominations Open for the 2013 BBB of Southern Arizona Torch Awards

January 22, 2013

Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona is pleased to announce that nominations for its 2013 Torch Awards will be accepted from Thursday, Jan. 3, through Jan. 31, 2013.

The 2013 BBB Torch Awards Luncheon will recognize three outstanding southern Arizona businesses on May 9, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort in Tucson.

In addition to recognizing a business in Southern Arizona for its exemplary integrity through the coveted Ethics Award, BBB will be honoring businesses in two other award categories for the third consecutive year: the Customer Excellence Award and the Good Neighbor Award.

Companies may be nominated for more than one award category and self-nominations are welcome for all awards:

  • Ethics Award: Honors a business for its trustworthy and honorable business practices in four primary categories. The nominated business maintains a solid commitment to ethical business practices. This award is open to any for-profit company in southern Arizona that is in good standing with BBB. 
  • Good Neighbor Award: Recognizes a company that has shown a commitment to making southern Arizona a better place through community service. The nominated business and employees play a significant role in support of local charities. This award is open to any for-profit business in Southern Arizona that is in good standing with BBB. 
  • Customer Excellence Award: The nominated business has an outstanding customer service program and a history of exceeding customers’ expectations. This award is open only to BBB Accredited Businesses in southern Arizona.

Businesses of all sizes in Pima, Cochise, Graham, Greenlee and Santa Cruz Counties are encouraged to apply. 2012 Torch Award winners aren’t eligible for nomination until 2015. Sponsorships for the awards program are still available. For more information please visit or call 520-888-6161.