The Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics honors businesses who uphold the BBB's Standards for Trust in their everyday business transactions and the people who make GOOD business work in our community. Torch Award winners embody integrity and approach business dealings, marketplace transactions and employee and community commitments with integrity.
High quality business leaders understand the value of earning Trust. The BBB can help strengthen customer loyalty and relationship programs; but the business and those who run it must be willing to Start With Trust everyday - when they open their doors; when they provide excellent service; when they meet with regular, happy customers and when they are confronted with more difficult situations.
Companies that abide by the BBB's Standards for Trust as a call to action – action that is character and competency based – are in demand by today’s consumers.
Torch Award Winners and Their Employees meet that demand!
Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics winners have a very longstanding presence of doing the right thing in the community. The Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics are given to BBB Accredited Businesses who have upheld the BBB Standards for Trust consistently over a long period of time.
The 2013 Award recipients are:
Affiliated Foods, Inc., George Lankford, President
Austin Distributing, Bonnie Gwin, CFO
Barnes Jewelry, Inc., Vess Barnes III, President
Gower & Company Insurance, Richard Gower, Owner
Griggs-Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors, Chad Rhynehart, General Manager
Martin-Tipton Pharmacy, LLC., J Mark Vogler, Pharmacist-Owner
McCormick Advertising Agency, Kathy Cornett, Chairman