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Business News and Tips TORCH EDITION
thanks to you for making the 19th Annual Torch Awards a HUGE success!
This was our biggest year yet with 60 nominated businesses and
nearly 200 people in attendance. The Torch Award is
designed to promote not only the importance of ethical business practices,
but the willingness and efforts made by outstanding businesses to ensure
that our marketplace remains fair and honorable. Each recipient has
exemplified excellence in ethical business practices.
We were fortunate to have two very special guests: Zach
McAllister, a central Illinois native, from the Dodgers organization and
Homer from our very own Peoria Chiefs.
Category 1: CT Gabbert Construction
Category 2: Sherman's
Category 3: Avanti's
Jeff Bell Customer Service Award:
Spencer Schubach of Fox Services Express
Partners in Trust: Alpha Media
Truth in Advertising: Academy of Screenprinting
Community Impact Award: Dream Center
Patron of Integrity: Tom Simpson of AAA
Confidential Security Corp
What are these awards you say? The category is split up by the
number of employees in the company. Each business must be nominated and fill
out the questionnaire to send to our judges. Judges are chosen from past
winners or by our team at the BBB. Category one is 1 to 24 employees,
category two is 25 to 180 employees, and category three is any company with
over 181 employees.
The Jeff Bell Customer Service Award is open to any Accredited
Business to recognize an employee who goes above and beyond in the area of
customer service. Partners in Trust is awarded a local media organization
that helps us spread the information from the BBB. Truth in Advertising
means that the business excels in several medias for advertising and
advertise honestly. The Community Impact Award is new this year that will
go to an Accredited Charity for their work in the community and meet the
BBB's charity guidelines. The Patron of Integrity is chosen by the
CEO/President to recognize one particularly outstanding business person
that has helped the BBB's mission.
Be on the lookout for the opportunity to nominate a business
for next year starting in August!