Students in the business ethics class at the University of Northern Colorado Monfort College of Business were instrumental in helping SteamMaster Restoration and Cleaning of Minturn win a 2014 Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethics and won the student award for best-written paper.
Students participating on the project, which involved researching and writing the company’s nomination, and present at the April 30 awards event in Fort Collins, were Megan Loberg, Marissa Morrison, Kelley Robinson, Allison Snatchko and Erika Wesselink.
Additional UNC students worked on papers for two other BBB Torch Awards for Ethics finalists: Alyssa Bertron, Paul Paiz, Misael Soto, Kaylynn Tate and Cameron Trine, AGRPROfessionals, Greeley; and Johanna Klippmark, Barbara Kozakova and Mistie Trefry, FMS Bank, Greeley and Fort Morgan.
Participation by UNC students is a result of a long-standing partnership between Monfort College and BBB. UNC students, along with business students from Colorado State University and the University of Wyoming, prepared entries on behalf of 18 nominees, evaluating the ways in which the businesses promote the six TRUST! principles of EthicalEnterprising. These six principles are:
Transformation at the Top
Reinforce and Build
Unite the Team
“Our partnership with UNC’s College of Business provides students with experience in meeting and learning from owners and managers of ethical businesses in our area,” said Carrie Rossman, director of the BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust.
Better Business Bureau Institute for Marketplace Trust provides ethics-based assessment, training and recognition programs for businesses, consumers, nonprofits and students in Northern Colorado and Wyoming through three centers of excellence: BBB Center for Character Ethics, BBB Center for Fraud Prevention and BBB Center for Nonprofit Excellence. In 2013, the BBB Institute reached more than 4,900 people via outreach and education programs.