BBB® Center for Character Ethics Announces New Millennial Entrepreneur Award

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BBB has partnered with CivicHacks to honor young leaders of entrepreneurial companies at the inaugural Spark Awards event. Submissions from millennial leaders in the Central Ohio community are now being accepted.

Better Business Bureau® (BBB) and its Center for Character Ethics is announcing a new award component of BBB’s Torch Awards for Ethics® for millennial entrepreneurs. The Spark Awards is a BBB award in partnership with BBB Center for Character Ethics and CivicHacks, a business whose mission is to help other entrepreneurs balance profit with purpose.

“We asked millennial entrepreneur David All with CivicHacks to join us at The Torch Awards for Ethics and share what aspects of the event resonated with him and his organization,” said Kip Morse, CEO of BBB serving Central Ohio. “Character, culture, and community were the top facets that stood out to him. It made perfect sense to carve out a recognition program for these enterprise categories.”

Entries for the 2016 Spark Awards are now being accepted. The Spark Awards will involve three key categories that best represent the balance needed for successful startups: character, culture, and community. For award criteria, to submit an entry or to nominate a company, please visit

On April 6th, the Spark Awards will be presented at CivicHacks’ Startup Storytellers event. The recipients of the inaugural Spark Awards will be announced at the event. Recipients will also be honored at the 2016 Torch Awards for Ethics event in the fall.

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About BBB
For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. People turned to BBB more than 165 million times for BBB Business Reviews on more than 4.7 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at BBB Serving Central Ohio was founded in 1921 and serving 21 counties in Ohio, is one of 113 local, independent BBBs in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

About BBB Center for Character Ethics
BBB’s Center for Character Ethics is a business-supported, free-enterprise advancing non-profit organization focused on serving business managers & classroom educators with leadership character and organizational ethics strengthening resources. Our mission is to provide character ethics assessment, training and recognition to for-profit and non-profit leaders and to provide k-16 educator-focused character strengthening programs. As a result, we intend to help both producers and consumers flourish in central Ohio.

About CivicHacks
Inspired by a love of public service, CivicHacks was created as a for-profit, for-purpose business, a demonstration of compassionate capitalism. We know that more social entrepreneurs and businesses want to join this movement, and we intend to help them do that. Along with bringing people together through memorable experiences and good intentions, CivicHacks started working to help its partners solve their most pressing communication challenges.

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