2017 Torch Awards for Ethics: Better Business Bureau Serving Greater Iowa Recognizes Iowa Businesses & Students

April 05, 2017

Des Moines, IA –  –  The Better Business Bureau Serving Greater Iowa celebrates the honesty and integrity at the BBB Torch Awards Luncheon, on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 11:45 am, taking place at the Downtown Marriot in Des Moines, IA. Ticket information can be found at www.bbb.org/iowa/events.

“The 2017 Torch Award Winners and Student Torch Award Winners are truly inspiring, they lead by example and embody the ideals of the Better Business Bureau.  It is an honor to recognize their accomplishments at this prestigious event.” – Chris Coleman, President, CEO

The 2017 Better Business Bureau Torch Award Recipients are:

  • The Arc of East Central Iowa
  • Bryant Iowa Heating & Cooling
  • ICS Advanced Technologies
  • Lumberman's Drywall and Supply Company
  • Preferred Pest Control
  • United Way of East Central Iowa

The 2017 Better Business Bureau Students of Integrity are:

  • Talia Cunningham – Centerville High School
  • Caleb Gipple – North Mahaska High School
  • Samantha Walker – Norwalk High School
  • Abbegale Wilson – Vinton Shellsburg High School
  • Sahrity Reyna – Columbus Community High School

Major Sponsors:

MidAmerican Energy            Principal Financial Group

KCCI – TV8                            Des Moines Truck Brokers

Willis Auto Campus              EMC Insurance


Other Sponsors:

Bankers Trust                                    Bank of America

Bell Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning

Colby Properties                               Hy-Vee

Rasmussen Group                            Palmer Group

American Equity Investment           Landmark Companies

CIPCO                                                Strategic America


BBB is a nonprofit, non-governmental, business-supported organization that sets and upholds high standards for fair and honest business behavior. All BBB services to consumers are free of charge. BBB provides objective advice, free BBB Business Reviews on more than 4 million businesses, 11,000 Charity Reviews, dispute resolution services, alerts and educational information on topics affecting marketplace trust. BBB Serving Greater Iowa, Quad Cities and Siouxland Region was founded in 1940 and is one of 106 local, independent BBBs across North America.