BBB Recognizes 2 Companies, 1 Nonprofit And 1 Student At 2017 BBB Quincy TORCH Awards Reception

September 12, 2017

TORCH Award GraphicsBetter Business Bureau (BBB) Serving Quincy will present TORCH Awards to two businesses, one nonprofit and a Student of Ethics award to one student during a reception at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the Quincy Country Club in Quincy, Il.

 “Start with Trust, honor the exceptional and learn from the best is our practice within Quincy BBB,” said Mara Clingingsmith, BBB Quincy regional director. “These organizations are examples to emulate for anyone who wants to be trusted in the marketplace.”

KHQA TV Chief Meteorologist Rich Cain will emcee the event.

Two companies and one nonprofit will be recognized for commitments to exceptional business ethics and customer satisfaction:

  • The Brown Drug Company, Quincy, Il.
  • Full Service Roofing & Remodeling, Inc., Quincy, Il.
  • Arts Quincy, Quincy, Il.


 Businesses are evaluated for their commitment to customer service through exceptional standards for ethical business practices. The awards committee, made up of previous winners, looks at how the company benefits customers, employees and the larger community. They also must meet BBB ethical, advertising and selling standards.

Companies and nonprofits may nominate themselves, or they may be nominated by customers or other businesses.

BBB presents winners with a crystal trophy that they can display. They may promote their status in advertising, marketing and on their websites.

One high school student will receive a Student of Ethics awards of $2,500 each to be applied toward college or trade school expenses. Student submissions were evaluated based on essays, transcripts and recommendations. The winner is:

  • Zachary English, Knox County R-1, Edina, Mo.


The reception is from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the Quincy Country Club. Tickets for the event are available at $25 a person, or $250 for a table of 10.

To reserve a table or a seat at the event or for information on sponsorships, click here. For more information, please call, (217) 209-3972 or send email to

Quincy media contact: Mara Clingingsmith, BBB Quincy Regional Director, (217) 209-3972 or (217) 242-6272 (cell),

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