2017 Winners & Honorees

2017 Torch Winners and Honorees

Pictured Left to right: Jocile Ehrlich, President & CEO BBB Cincinnati; Jim Donnellon, Donnellon McCarthy Enterprises; Jennifer Goodin, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati; Lee and Sherry Patterson, Relationship Reinvented; Carols Sanchez, Continental Roof Company, LLC; Robert Miles, The Basement Doctor of Cincinnati; Tammy Weidinger, Brighton Center; Larry Bergeron, A Child's Hope International; Donald Kennedy, ProMaster Home Repair and Handyman of Cincinnati and Corrie McGlothlin, Program Director, BBB Center for Ethics.

The updated attitude adopted by BBB Center for Ethics for this year’s Torch Awards made the event the prime place to be on Oct. 20. Lasting connections were made, a delicious lunch was enjoyed, and most importantly, the city’s best and brightest were celebrated.

ProMaster Home Repair & Handyman of Cincinnati and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati were the business and nonprofit winners of the 2017 Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics. The Basement Doctor of Cincinnati; Continental Roof Company, LLCBrighton Center; and A Child’s Hope International were all acknowledged as honorees.

Held in the Renaissance Hotel’s Burnham Hall, the event boasted over 230 attendees, all of whom were enlightened on “The Value of Values: Why We Should Care About Ethics” by Professor Paul Fiorelli of Xavier University and the Cintas Institute for Business Ethics. During his interesting take on incorporating ethics into daily practice, Fiorelli outlined the key tactics ethical decision-makers use to determine the right direction.

“We really admire the passion and drive these organizations displayed when applying for the 2017 Torch Awards,” said Corrie McGlothlin, Program Director of BBB Center for Ethics. “It takes real dedication to center an organization around ethics - as Professor Fiorelli indicated - and we’re always excited to recognize those that do so.”

BBB Center for Ethics applauds the winners and honorees of the Torch Awards, and President/CEO of BBB, Jocile Ehrlich, said she believed the community can benefit from the support of programs like these. “There is a real sense of togetherness in Cincinnati that events like the Torch Awards really highlight. It’s nice to see such a number of our local institutions come together to commemorate the success of some of their own.”

The Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics is an annual event and is open to all businesses and nonprofits in the Greater Cincinnati area.