Torch Award for Ethics Program

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!

We'd like to thank all those that contributed to the 2017 program
and hope that you will consider participating again this year.

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

Please feel free to contact our office with any questions or additional information on sponsorships at 850.429.0002.

The 2017 recipients of the Torch Award for Ethics, Customer Service Excellence and Student Ethics Scholarship can be viewed by clicking on the appropriate link.


 2018 Torch Award for Ethics Sponsorships

Sponsorship levels this year include:

Platinum ($2,000 and above)
Gold ($1,000-$1,999)
Silver ($500-$999)
Bronze ($100 to $499)

2018 Sponsors

Platinum Level

Cox Communications

Gold Level 

Gulf Power Company
Landrum Human Resources Companies, Inc.

Pen Air Federal Credit Union

Bronze Level

AJ's Plumbing
Coastal Cabinets & Countertops
James D. Carlson - CPA
Destin Roofing, Inc.
Sisters Medical Clinic
Studer Group, LLC  
Weather Shield Metal Roofing, Inc.


2018 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.