Why we celebrate ethics:
Your BBB and BBB Foundation spend a lot of time investigating scams, exposing unethical behavior and helping businesses and consumers come to a resolution in their disputes. The annual recognition program — Torch Award for Ethics, Customer Service Excellence Award and Student Ethics Scholarship — is our chance to celebrate those who incorporate excellence and ethics into every aspect of their roles in the marketplace.
How you can help:
We need the support of community-minded businesses like yours to continue these programs. Your BBB Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that is the education and community outreach arm of your BBB® of Northwest Florida. The Foundation supports your BBB’s vision of an ethical marketplace through community education and recognition programs.
What's in it for you:
As a business leader, you benefit from an ethical marketplace. Consumers who don’t lose money to scams and unethical businesses have more to spend with businesses they can trust — businesses like yours! As you’ll see when you review the sponsorship levels, we offer a number of opportunities to deliver favorable impressesions of our sponsors to other business leaders, consumers and the media in our community. We appreciate our sponsors and want to recognize you wherever possible!
The BBB|Northwest Florida Foundation has closed the application/nomination process for the 2017 'Torch Award for Ethics' program. Nominations are being reviewed and interviews are being scheduled. Award recipients will be announced after this part of the process is complete.
We'd like to thank all those that contributed to the 2016 program
and hope that you will consider participating again this year. For
more information on how you can contribute, please contact our office
2017 Torch Award for Ethics Sponsorships
Sponsorship levels this year include:
Bronze (Up to $499)
Platinum ($2,000 and above)
Sponsorship forms can be downloaded and completed online by
clicking here. Additional information can also be found on the form. This year's sponsors will receive recognition on this page of our website, in our quarterly newsletter, Lighthouse, and through our social media sites to include Facebook and Twitter.
Advanced Construction Services, Inc.
Landrum Human Resources Company, Inc.
Pen Air Federal Credit Union
Barbeque Renew, Inc.
Beach House Builders
Carlson & Company
Carriage Hills Apartments
Jim & Lila Cox
McKenzie Motors Co., Inc.
State Farm-Steve Fifer
Studer Group, LLC
2017 Torch Award for Ethics Online Auction
The auction serves as a fundraiser to help the BBB Foundation fulfill its vision of “creating an ethical marketplace through community education and recognition programs”. The funds raised from the online auction help cover the student scholarships and other award expenses.
For additional information on the auction and to download an auction donation form, please click here.
Better Business Bureau Foundation of Northwest Florida, Inc. CH15989: a copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free (800-435-7352) within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.