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 five separate TORCH Awards events for winners throughout our service area.
How are winners selected? What happens if you win?
Winners are chosen by a panel comprising past TORCH Award winners.
Benefits for winners include:
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 2018 TORCH Awards are no longer being accepted. Winners will be announced in late summer 2018.
How can I attend the TORCH Awards?
We hope to see you at one of our five TORCH Awards events this year.
BBB St. Louis TORCH Awards
Thursday, October 18, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Chase Park Plaza Hotel
212 N. Kingshighway, St. Louis, MO 63108
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BBB Springfield TORCH Awards
Saturday, October 6, 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Bass Pro Shops White River Conference Center
600 West Sunshine, Springfield, MO 65807
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BBB Cape Girardeau TORCH Awards
Thursday, October 11, 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m
Drury Plaza Hotel Cape Girardeau Conference Center
3351 Percy Dr., Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
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BBB Quincy TORCH Awards
Tuesday, October 23, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Quincy Country Club
2410 State Street, Quincy IL 62301
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BBB Columbia TORCH Awards
Thursday, November 1, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
3919 S Providence Rd, Columbia MO 65201
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