Your Better Business Bureau® Foundation Serving Northwest Florida is looking for ethical businesses and charities to participate in its sixth annual Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics program. Businesses may self-nominate or be nominated by others.
The Torch Award recognizes 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 BBB|Northwest Florida’s service area. Charities must have participated in BBB|Northwest Florida’s Charity Review Program within the last two years.
BBB board members, BBB Foundation trustees and other volunteers will conduct 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.
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 for all awards is March 18, 2011. Award recipients will be recognized at a series of luncheons to be held in May.
For entry forms
and guidelines please visit www.nwfl.bbb.org/TorchAward
or call 850.429.0002 or 800.729.9226.