Three businesses and one nonprofit from Northern Colorado were named recipients of the BBB Torch Awards for Ethics at the 18th annual event presented April 26 at the Embassy Suites Loveland by the Better Business Bureau Serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming.
This year’s award winners are:
Small business category: Roberts Excavation, Berthoud
Medium business category: Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association, Fort Collins
Large business category: Miramont Fitness Centers, Fort Collins
Nonprofit: Project Self-Sufficiency of Loveland-Fort Collins
BBB Torch Awards for Ethics promote the six TRUST! principles: Transformation at the Top, Reinforce and Build, Unite the Team, Steer Performance, Treasure People and !Enthusiastically Reinvest. In addition, nonprofit nominees are judged using BBB’s 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
Peers, colleagues and customers nominate businesses and nonprofits for the awards. Business students at the University of Northern Colorado, Colorado State University and the University of Wyoming prepare entries for businesses. Nonprofits work with BBB staff and prepare their own entries. An independent panel of judges selects winners.
Nominations are now open for the 2017 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics for both businesses and nonprofits. Details are available at go.bbb.org/1eClUVx.
About BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust: Better Business Bureau Institute for Marketplace Trust provides ethics-based assessment, training and recognition programs for businesses, consumers, nonprofits and students in Northern Colorado and Wyoming through three centers of excellence: BBB Center for Character Ethics, BBB Center for Fraud Prevention and BBB Center for Nonprofit Excellence. In fiscal 2015, the BBB Institute reached more than 8,200 people via outreach and education programs.