BBB Center for Character Ethics Announces the 2018 Torch Awards Call for Entries

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BBB Torch Awards showcases both ethical companies and charities in Central Ohio that build trust, advertise honestly, tell the truth, remain transparent and honor their promises. Shining a spotlight on these organizations fits BBB’s mission to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust.

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Better Business Bureau Serving Central Ohio announced today that entries and nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Torch Awards for Ethics.

The Torch Awards for Ethics celebrates the commitment that for-profit and non-profit enterprises make to the highest standards in leadership character ethics and trust in the workplace. These companies generate a high level of trust among their employees, customers, and their communities. The award was established in 1994 and embodies BBB’s mission of advancing marketplace trust.

The Torch Awards for Ethics is open to all for-profit and 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(6) non-profit organizations physically located within BBB’s 21 county service area. The 2018 Torch Awards for Ethics will be on November 13th with two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin as keynote speaker. The deadline for entries is September 4, 2018.

For more information about the Torch Awards for Ethics program nomination and entry process, visit Businesses interested in learning more about the entry process can attend a complimentary information session at BBB on May 17. Businesses can also visit the Torch Awards website to watch a short informational video on the application process, or to meet one-on-one with the Program Director.

For more information, contact Jessica Kapcar at communications(at) or 614-754-4574.

For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2017, people turned to BBB more than 160 million times for BBB Business Profiles on more than 5.2 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at There are local, independent BBBs across the United States, Canada and Mexico, including BBB Serving Central Ohio, which was founded in 1921 and serves 21 counties in Central Ohio.

About BBB Center for Character Ethics:
The 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 nonprofit 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.

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