Better Business Bureau encourages businesses to show off their ethics
Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin is now accepting entries for the regional 2015 BBB Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics competition. These awards recognize businesses that are committed to high ethical standards and service to its customers, employees, investors and overall reputation.
BBB created the Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics regional competition to recognize and celebrate ethical business practices for companies located in Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin. Spotlighting these companies fits the BBB mission, which is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust.
Any for-profit business in the 79-county service area of BBB serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin can submit an entry for the 2015 BBB Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics. Deadline for submission is Friday, Nov. 21. While BBB Accreditation is not a requirement, businesses must be in good standing with BBB and have at least a “B” rating with BBB to be considered for this honor.
Our BBB includes the following Texas counties: Andrews, Aransas, Atascosa, Bandera, Bastrop, Bee, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Bosque, Brewster, Burnet, Caldwell, Calhoun, Comal, Comanche, Coryell, Crane, Crockett, DeWitt, Dimmit, Duval, Ector, Edwards, Falls, Fayette, Freestone, Frio, Gillespie, Glasscock, Goliad, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hamilton, Hays, Hill, Howard, Jackson, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kinney, Kleberg, Lampasas, La Salle, Lavaca, Limestone, Live Oak, Llano, Loving, Martin, Maverick, McLennan, McMullen, Medina, Midland, Mills, Navarro, Nueces, Pecos, Reagan, Real, Reeves, Refugio, San Patricio, San Saba, Terrell, Travis, Upton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Ward, Webb, Williamson, Wilson, Winkler and Zavala.
The winner of a BBB Torch Award has the unique opportunity to receive public recognition for their excellence in ethical business practices. Winners at the local level will be announced January 2015 and will have the opportunity to move forward to the International BBB Torch Awards for Marketplace Excellence competition.
Five businesses were awarded the 2014 BBB Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics in January of this year. You can watch interviews with each of those winners by clicking here.
Businesses may also register to attend a FREE how-to workshop webinar for help with submitting an entry on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 by clicking here. For entry forms and additional information visit: go.bbb.org/1x9wkTc