This year, we received an overwhelming response to our call for applications. Each submission was so well thought out it was a challenge to narrow the field down to just a few finalists. It’s inspiring to see what our companies are doing and achieving and contributing to our communities! We tasked a panel of business leaders in each state with choosing this year’s recipients from a list of incredible companies. These Torch Award Recipients generate a high level of trust among employees, customers, and their community, and most importantly embody BBB’s mission of advancing marketplace trust.
In addition, we debuted our new Spark Awards for New Businesses this year. A new level of recognition, the Spark Award recognizes young businesses that have been in business for less than five years. We particularly look for those that have an authentic culture about their mission and embed social impact into their business model to support their community.
The Torch Award is the most prestigious BBB award presented to exceptional organizations for their dedication to integrity and ethical business practices. Each year, Better Business Bureau holds open nominations and applications for our Torch Awards program throughout the Northwest & Pacific. We allow the public to acknowledge businesses that embody high standards of trust, performance, and integrity.
Congratulations to all of our 2019 Torch Award and Spark Award Recipients for their outstanding performance and contribution to our diverse business culture. We would also like to thank and acknowledge all the BBB Accredited Businesses. They make it possible for us to continue to fulfill our mission and to serve our communities!