About the Awards

The vision of BBB is to create an ethical marketplace where buyers and sellers can trust each other. Our mission to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust is accomplished by:

Creating a community of trustworthy businesses
Setting standards for marketplace trust
Encouraging and supporting best practices
Celebrating marketplace role models, and;
Denouncing substandard marketplace behavior

The BBB Torch Awards seeks to elevate and celebrate the commitment made by local enterprises to the highest standards of leadership, character and organizational ethics. The award brings attention to the practices that these organizations employ to generate a high level of trust, among their employees, customers and their communities. Companies and individuals are selected through a regional competition to receive the BBB Torch Award and BBB Jeff Bell Customer Service Award.

Three Reasons Every Organization Should Apply
 or Nominate Another for Torch Award Recognition

  1. Applying creates the conversation you really want to have inside your organization,
  2. Nominating someone else helps you think about what you really value in others and gives them some immediate, well-deserved encouragement to apply,
  3. When you go through the process of the application you complete a review of the true character and ethics of your organization. Any one of these outcomes will create real value...and who knows...maybe our judges will see exactly what you see and recognize it with a Torch Award for Ethics! 


BBB Jeff Bell Customer Service Award

Jeff "Bubba" Bell, of Coleman Printing, served the community with an excellence to customer service for twenty four years. In his honor, BBB has established the Jeff Bell Custoer Service Award.

If you know of an employee that demonstrates that same dedication to customer service, please take a moment and nominate them for the Jeff Bell Customer Service Award. 

 Torch Award Applications and Jeff Bell Nominations are accepted until July 28th, 2017.