BBB Celebrating 9th Annual Torch Awards

June 10, 2016

Vancouver, BC - For the last 9 years, BBB serving Mainland BC has recognized the efforts of many local businesses by giving out our internationally recognized Torch Awards. Through the development of partnerships with sponsors, local industry companies, and media, the Torch Awards, which officially began in 1997, are designed to acknowledge excellence in business communities across North America and Mexico. They build awareness amongst consumers and businesses the importance of ethical business practices.

"Every year we do this I get overwhelmed with pride," says Danielle Primrose, President, and CEO of BBB serving Mainland BC. "I am proud of the quality of businesses this province offers to its consumers. We continue to grow this event year after year and have more applicants and nominations than ever! In fact, our People's Pick Award that we introduced last year garnered over 17 thousand votes in 2016!"

The award categories are as follows:

Marketplace Excellence
Community Excellence
Green Award
Innovative Business Practice
People's Pick Award
Employer of the Year (New for 2016)

To see a list of the Torch Award finalists, go here.

New for 2016 is Employer of the Year Award!

"We really wanted to highlight a company that places employee well-being at the same level of productivity and services," adds Primrose. "I am a big believer that a company that looks after its staff does better in the long run."

BBB is proud to have CBC Vancouver host, Dan Burritt as Master of Ceremonies.

This year our event is being held at the lovely Diamond Ballroom in Vancouver and will be attended by over one hundred representatives from the local business community and Torch Award finalists. The 9th annual Torch Awards are made possible by twelve sponsors including IT Business Group Network who stepped up as our Title Sponsor.

"We are very proud to be supported by such esteemed organizations," says Primrose. "Without their support, we would not be able to produce these events."

The BBB Torch Awards are being held Thursday, June 16th from 11am to 3pm at Vancouver's Diamond Ballroom. For more information click here.


Media Contacts:

Evan Kelly, Senior Communications Advisor
BBB Serving Mainland BC
404-788 Beatty Street
Vancouver, BC
V6B 2M1

About BBB:

For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses and brands they can trust. In 2015, people turned to BBB more than 165 million times for BBB Business Reviews, all available for free at BBB Serving Mainland B.C., founded in 1939 and serving the Lower Mainland, Thompson-Okanagan, Northern, Central and Southern Interior BC, and the Yukon, is one of 111 local, independent BBBs across North America. In 2015, consumers turned to BBB Serving Mainland B.C. more than 2 million times for Business Reviews and processed over 7,500 complaints.