BBB TORCH Awards

  
     
BBB TORCH Awards recognize companies and charities with exceptional ethics and service to their employees, customers, suppliers and communities.

What are the TORCH Awards?

BBB TORCH Awards recognize companies and charities that are committed to exceptional standards for ethical business practices and service to their customers, employees, suppliers, and communities. 

We look for businesses and nonprofits that others will want to emulate.

TORCH Award winners must show creativity in their ability to manage customer expectations, provide excellent customer service and resolve disputes. They must demonstrate the ways they inspire their workforce to adopt and communicate their ethics and further their mission. They must embody truth in advertising and help foster ethics within their industry and community. 

 

When is the TORCH Awards Ceremony held?

This year, BBB Serving Eastern and Southwest Missouri and Southern Illinois will hold four separate TORCH Awards events for winners throughout our service area.

BBB St. Louis TORCH Awards BBB Columbia TORCH Awards BBB Cape Girardeau TORCH Awards BBB Quincy TORCH Awards

Thursday, October 19

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

The Statler Hotel at the Marriott St. Louis Grand

800 Washington Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63101

Tuesday, October 3

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Champagne Ballroom

3919 S Providence Rd

Columbia MO 65201

Thursday, October 12

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m

Drury Plaza Hotel Cape
Girardeau Conference
Center

3351 Percy Dr

Cape Girardeau,
MO 63701

Tuesday, October 24

5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Quincy Country Club

2410 State Street

Quincy IL 62305

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How are winners selected? What happens if you win?

Winners are chosen by a panel comprising past TORCH Award winners.

Benefits for winners include:

  • Winners’ names will be used in promotions for the 2017 TORCH Awards events in St. Louis, Cape Girardeau, Columbia, and Quincy.
  • Winners will be recognized at their regional event. They will receive a personalized crystal trophy that can be displayed in their offices.
  • After the event, recipients of the TORCH Award may advertise that they have won the TORCH Award. This advertising must be within the service area of this BBB, and it must indicate the year that the company won the TORCH Award..
  • Being named a BBB TORCH Award winner may add to an organization’s reputation and prestige, confirming the confidence placed in it by its stakeholders.
  • Potential for promotion on BBB home page with paid placement of photo representing the winner's company.

Organizations that have won TORCH awards previously will be eligible to apply again five years after their previous win.

For a list of previous winners, click here.

 

How can I apply to win a TORCH Award?

Applications for the 2017 TORCH Awards are now closed, but you can apply to be considered for the 2018 TORCH Awards. Apply for the TORCH Awards in the region in which your business is headquartered:

St. Louis Region Columbia Region Cape Girardeau Region Quincy Region

Apply if you're from

Missouri counties: Carter, Clark, Crawford, Dent, Franklin, Gasconade, Iron, Jefferson, Lincoln, Perry, Phelps, Pike, Pulaski, Reynolds, Shannon, St. Charles, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, St. Louis, St. Louis (City), Warren, Washington.

Illinois counties: Bond, Calhoun, Christian, Clay, Clinton, Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, Effingham, Fayette, Greene, Jasper, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Moultrie, Pike, Randolph, Richland, Shelby, St. Clair, Washington.

Apply if you're from

Missouri counties: Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Camden, Cole, Cooper, Laclede, Maries, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, Osage, and Randolph.

Apply if you're from

Missouri counties: Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Dunklin, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Oregon, Pemiscot, Perry, Ripley, Scott, Stoddard and Wayne. 

Illinois counties: Alexander, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Massac, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, Wayne, White and Williamson.

Apply if you're from

Missouri counties: Chariton, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Ralls, Scotland, Shelby 

Illinois counties: Adams, Brown, Hancock, Pike, Schuyler, Scott

Apply Online 

for the St. Louis BBB TORCH Award

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for the Columbia BBB TORCH Award

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for the Cape Girardeau BBB TORCH Award

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for the Quincy BBB TORCH Award

Print and Mail a Paper Application

for the St. Louis BBB TORCH Award

Print and Mail a Paper Application

for the Columbia BBB TORCH Award

Print and Mail a Paper Application

for the Cape Girardeau BBB TORCH Award

Print and Mail a Paper Application

for the Quincy BBB TORCH Award

 

 

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