2016 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics Finalists Announced

March 01, 2016

Torch Awards for Ethics LogoBetter Business Bureau serving Central, Northern and Western Arizona (BBB) announces the 15 Arizona companies selected as finalists for the 2016 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics sponsored by Wells Fargo. Five of the 15 companies will be named winners in their category during the awards dinner and ceremony on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa.

“We are pleased to announce this year’s finalists as they have demonstrated a solid commitment to doing things right not only in their companies, but also their industries,” said Dory Gosar, BBB Foundation Director. “The companies selected join over 200 local businesses recognized for upholding high ethical standards.”

The 2016 Torch Awards for Ethics finalists are:

Category I (1 – 10 employees)

Category II (11 – 20 employees)

Category III (21-50 employees)

Category IV (51-150 employees)

Category V (151 + employees)

Louis Efron, author of How to Find a Job, Career and Life You Loveand contributing writer for Forbes and Huffington Post, will deliver the keynote address to more than 400 business and community leaders during the April 6 awards dinner. Television and radio personality Pat McMahon, will serve as the master of ceremonies for the 11th year in a row.

“We are impressed by Louis Efron’s background and experience, which include serving as head of engagement for Tesla Motors and working in the U.S., Europe, Africa, and Asia,” said Matthew Fehling, BBB President/CEO. “Arizona’s local businesses will definitely benefit from his talk on how employee engagement and culture help fulfill organizational purpose and, ultimately, impact success.”  

Visit ethics.arizonabbb.org to learn more about the April 6 event. Secure a table sponsorship by Friday, March 18 or purchase tickets by April 1. For additional information, contact BBB Foundation at 602-264-2864 or bbbfoundation@arizonabbb.org.


About BBB of Central Arizona Foundation
BBB Foundation is BBB’s local, 501(c)(3) affiliate incorporated in 1982 to support BBB’s mission of advancing marketplace trust. BBB Foundation provides education to consumers of all ages about wise spending and fraud prevention. Supported largely by donations from BBB Accredited Businesses and an annual golf tournament, BBB Foundation is provides objective information on topics affecting marketplace trust. For more information about BBB Foundation, visit foundation.arizonabbb.org.

About BBB of Central, Northern & Western Arizona 
For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau (BBB) has been helping people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2015, people turned to BBB more than 172 million times for BBB Business Reviews on more than 5.3 million businesses and 11,000 charities, all available free at bbb.org. Incorporated locally in 1938, BBB serving Central, Northern and Western Arizona serves 10 counties through its campuses in Phoenix, Lake Havasu City, Prescott and Yuma, supported by over 11,500 BBB Accredited Businesses. Businesses that earn BBB Accreditation contractually agree and adhere to high standards of ethical business practices. BBB provides objective advice, free business reviews and charity reports, and educational information on topics affecting marketplace trust.