Twenty businesses and five nonprofits from Northern Colorado and Wyoming have been named nominees for the 2018 Better Business Bureau Torch Awards for Ethics presented for the 20th year locally by the BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust. Organizations were nominated by peers, colleagues and customers. For the past two months, nominees have been been working with teams of business students from the University of Northern Colorado, Colorado State University and University of Wyoming to collaboratively write the award submission based BBB’s Six Trust! Principles:Transformation at the TopReinforce and BuildUnite the TeamSteer performanceTreasure People!Enthusiastically Reinvest Award winners will be selected in January by an independent panel of judges comprised of BBB board members, past Torch Award winners and community leaders. Winning organizations will receive their award at the 2018 Torch Awards for Ethics celebration, a luncheon event set for April 19 at the Embassy Suites Loveland. This year’s presenting sponsor for the BBB Torch Awards for Ethics is First National Bank. Business nominees are:All Phase Restoration, Windsor, COCentennial Woods LLC, Laramie, WYDaVinci Sign Systems, Inc., Windsor, CODonells Candies, Casper, WYEmployee On-Boarding Specialties, LLC, Cheyenne, WYEnviroPest, Loveland, COFront Range Dermatology Associates, Greeley, COGroup Publishing, Inc., Loveland, COIntermountain Record Center Inc., Mills, WYInterstate Battery of the Rockies, Fort Collins, COJireh 7 Enterprises, Erie, COLoCo Food Distribution, Fort Collins, COLoveland Design Carpet One, Loveland, COMotherlove Herbal Company, Fort Collins, COPizza Carrello, Gillette, WYRice’s Honey, LLC, Greeley, CORoberto’s Salsas & Sauces, Fort Collins, COSorensen Roofing & Exteriors, G.C., Greeley, COViegut Funeral Home, Loveland, COWilbur’s Total Beverage, Fort Collins, CONonprofit Nominees are:Foothills Gateway, Inc., Fort Collins, COGreeley Transitional House, Greeley, COHope Lives! The Lydia Dody Breast Cancer Support Center, Fort Collins, COLarimer Humane Society, Loveland, COThe Center for Family Outreach, Fort Collins, COAbout Better Business Bureau Institute for Marketplace Trust: BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust Serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming is a 501(c)(3) education foundation that provides businesses, nonprofits and consumers with education, resources and training on ethics. In fiscal year 2016-2017, the BBB Institute reached more than 5,000 people via outreach and education programs and awarded more than $13,000 in ethics scholarships and honorariums. Corporate supporters of the BBB Institute include Guaranty Bank and Trust, EKS&H, Comcast and First National Bank.