March 12, 2010 - The Board of Directors of the Better Business Bureau, serving Central Illinois, established the annual BBB Torch Award in 1999 to recognize those firms whose business practices and related activities exemplify the BBB's mission and principles. Only the BBB gives an award based on ethics and integrity. The Torch Awards in Central Illinois is open to the 36 county service area of the BBB, and is available Accredited and Non-Accredited Businesses. An independent panel of volunteer community leaders will select the recipients based on criteria established by the BBB. The recipient of the award will be presented at the annual Torch Award Ceremony. The recipient of the BBB Torch Award will be eligible to be entered in the International Torch Awards through the council of BBB's in Washington D.C.
This year the nominees are:
ADM, Peoria, Illinois Cancer Care, Peoria, Reading Plumbing, Peoria, Central Illinois Glass and Mirror, Inc., Metamora, Lee Rose, Canton, Creative Images, Peoria, Gary Welch, State Farm Agent, Peoria, Alpha & Omega Couriers, Springfield, Helitech Waterproofing, Belleville Dentsmart Paint Free Dent Removal, Peoria, Gainlight Studios, Peoria, Tri County Maintenance, East Peoria, A Plus Autobody Inc, Peoria, Calahan Solutions, Bloomington, Fritch Heating & Cooling, Peoria, LeaderShape Inc. , Champaign, Spring Green Lawncare, Peoria, Marquette Group, Peoria, Philippi-Hagenbuch- Peoria, Woods Basement Systems, Collinsville, Jim Maloof Realtor, Peoria, Homeway Homes, Deer Creek, D&R Plumbing, Bloomington, Ron's Carpets, Peoria, Trouble Free, Inc., Pekin, Covenant Heating & Air, Pekin, Simply Windows & More, Pekin, AIRMasters Heating Cooling & Refrigeration, Springfield
Nominations were received via call for entries published in the Journal Star and on the BBB website. Some companies received multiple nominations. All nominees will receive an application to complete and submit.