Better Business Bureau (BBB) Center for Character Ethics Announced the Recipients of Its 19th Annual Torch Awards for Ethics

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Four businesses have been selected as recipients of the prestigious 2013 Torch Award. The recipients will be honored at the Torch Award Luncheon, held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus on October 23.

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While Central Ohio has proven to be home to so many great companies operating with high character, these four Torch Award recipients clearly demonstrated with their entries superior character on a daily basis.

Better Business Bureau (BBB) Center for Character Ethics announced the recipients of its 19th annual Torch Awards for Ethics. The recipients will be honored at the Torch Award Luncheon, held at the Hyatt Regency Ballroom in downtown Columbus on October 23.

Four businesses have been selected as recipients of the prestigious 2013 Torch Award.

Recipients of the 2013 Torch Award are: Buckeye Appraising Inc., Switchbox Inc., Varo Engineers Inc., and Franklin International.

Founded in 1994, the national award-winning “educate & recognize” program is the premier public recognition of organizations that intentionally pursue the six TRUST! Principles of EthicalEnterprising℠. The award embodies the BBB Center’s mission of advancing marketplace trust.

The BBB Center for Character Ethics develops and conducts assessment, training and best-practice recognition programs designed to advance trust as an element of distinction in individuals and enterprises. By assessing, improving and recognizing personal and organizational performance, the Center for Character Ethics helps to create better leaders, better businesses and a better marketplace.

Central Ohio Torch Award Alumni benefit from ongoing program support and partner with BBB to showcase and share their organization’s best practices to inspire others to join the quest for optimal enterprising. BBB Torch Awards are awarded locally by more than 80 BBBs across the U.S. and Canada, and on the international stage by the Council of Better Business Bureaus – the national organization representing the BBB system.

A panel of judges selected these organizations based on the six Ethical Enterprising criteria and demonstrating a high level of trust among their employees, customers and their communities.

"While Central Ohio has proven to be home to so many great companies operating with high character, these four Torch Award recipients clearly demonstrated with their entries superior character on a daily basis, and consistently exceed marketplace standards for ethics in their relationships with customers, employees, suppliers, industry peers and the communities in which they do business,” said Kip Morse, President & CEO of the Central Ohio BBB and it’s Center for Character Ethics.

About BBB’s Center for Character Ethics
The Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio and BBB’s Center for Character Ethics are business supported, free-enterprise advancing non-profit organizations. Our mission is to accredit, monitor, elevate and celebrate the commitment that for-profit and non-profit enterprises make to the highest standards in leadership character ethics and ethical enterprising. We help fortify trust-worthy enterprises and measure success by how well both producers and consumers flourish in Central Ohio.

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