May 17, 2017 – Greensboro, NC – Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Central NC is celebrating TRUST! by honoring the three businesses which have won the 2017 Torch Awards for Ethics.The businesses are: - Slatter Management Services, Inc. – Category 1 for business with up to 25 employees- Photobiz – Category 2 for business with 26 to 75 employees- Industries of the Blind – Category 3 for business with 76 or more employeesThe Torch Award is given to businesses that display support for industry best practices and a solid commitment to day-to-day ethical business practices.“The Torch Awards for Ethics is not a popularity contest. An independent panel judges reviews each nominee and evaluates the company’s demonstrated commitment to business practices that build trust with employees, customers and vendors in the marketplace. The winners exemplify TRUST in the community,” said Kevin Hinterberger, President & CEO of BBB Serving Central NC.Students from the Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality and Tourism in the UNCG Bryan School of Business helped the winners and two other businesses vie for the award. The students worked with the businesses on their applications for the award. Then, the students gave short presentations on how the businesses build trust with employees, customers and vendors in the marketplace to a three-judge panel.Founded in 1994, the national award-winning “educate & recognize” program is the premier public recognition of organizations that intentionally pursue the six TRUST! Principles. The award embodies BBB’s mission of advancing marketplace trust.The three businesses now compete in the International Torch Awards for Ethics.