BBB Announces 2017 Torch Award Winners

November 03, 2017

Columbia, SC—Better Business Bureau serving Central SC and Charleston is thrilled to announce the three winners of the 2017 Torch Awards celebrating ethical local businesses. For each of three categories—small business, medium business, and large business—a panel of independent judges selected the winners from a pool of finalists.

The winners were revealed this past Thursday night during a ceremony at Seawell's Banquet & Reception Center, featuring S.C. Department of Commerce Laura Corder, Managing Director of the Office of Innovation as keynote speaker.

The 2017 Torch Award winners are as follows:

Small BusinessPalmetto Commercial Services of the Midlands, LLC

Medium BusinessPalmetto Publishing Group

Large BusinessCornerstone Wealth Advisory Group

The Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics is the most prestigious award BBB can present to a business or nonprofit. Receiving this award demonstrates a continued commitment to integrating high ethical standards into daily practices and interactions with consumers.

BBB urges consumers to encourage high ethical standards for all businesses and nonprofits by participating in BBB’s complaint and review process. Consumers can view any business’s online BBB Business Profile (for nonprofits, this page is called a Charity Review) and submit accounts of their experiences.

Special thanks to our sponsors: Allgood Mechanical Solutions, LLC, Cantey Foundation Specialist, Caro-Smart Financial Solutions, Crescent Construction, LLC, Kaminer Heating & Cooling, Lake Murray Construction of Columbia, Marine 360, Mount Valley Foundation Services, Mungo Homes, SHRED 360