BBB Seeks to Honor Ethical Businesses and Nonprofits

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is seeking applications for the 2020 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics. Every year the BBB Serving Western Michigan honors ethical businesses and nonprofits in our community through the BBB Torch Awards. Judged by business and nonprofit leaders, these awards are a way to spotlight organizations that are building trust in our community and within their organization. This year the application process has been simplified and should be easier to complete. Businesses and nonprofits within the BBB’s 38 county service area are eligible to apply if they meet the following criteria:

-Have been in operation for at least 3 years
-Earned at least a “B” rating from BBB
-Indicate they have met their financial obligations (charities)
-Not have won this award in the past three years
-Be headquartered in BBB-WMI service area

Status as a BBB Accredited business is not required and is not considered in the judging process.

“Our community has a lot of fantastic businesses,” says Phil Catlett, President of the Better Business Bureau Serving Western Michigan. “With a goal of making Western Michigan the most trusted place in America to do business, we want to support organizations who make a serious commitment to ethical practices.”

Businesses and nonprofits can learn more about the Awards and application process at Applications must be submitted by September 18th. The 2020 BBB Torch Awards event will be held in November.