Your Better Business Bureau Foundation serving northwest Florida is currently accepting entries for the 2009 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics.
The Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics was created to recognize businesses and charities that insist on exceptionally high standards of behavior in dealing with customers, vendors and employees.
BBB Accreditation is not required to enter; however, applicants must be physically located within the BBB of Northwest Florida’s service area.
New to this year’s awards is an on-site visit for all nominated and entered businesses and charities. This reduces the amount of paperwork required of businesses and charities who wish to participate and provides an opportunity for entrants to showcase the ways they incorporate ethics and integrity into their business practices. A list of interview questions and suggested documents to provide for the visit is now available on your BBB’s Web site.
Along with the Torch Award, BBB Foundation will award the Customer Service Excellence Award to individuals who go above and beyond in their customer service activities, as well as the Student Ethics Scholarship provided to high school students who demonstrate leadership, community service and overall personal integrity.
The application deadline is March 27, 2009. Award recipients will be recognized at a series of luncheons to be held in May.
For entry forms and guidelines for completing an entry for any of the awards, please visit www.nwfl.bbb.org/TorchAward or call 850.429.0002 or 1.800.729.9226.