Better Business Bureau Center for Character Ethics
Announces the 2014 Torch Awards for Ethics Call for Entries

June 10, 2014, Boise Idaho - Better Business Bureau Serving the Snake River Region announced today that entries are now being accepted for the 2014 Torch Awards.

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 ethical enterprising. These companies generate a high level of trust, among their employees, customers and their communities. The award embodies the BBB’s mission of advancing marketplace trust.

The Torch Awards is open to all For-profit and 501 (c) (3) Non-profit organizations physically located within the BBB’s 40 county service area. Recipients will be recognized at our Torch Awards Luncheon on November 17, 2014.

Businesses interested in participating in the Torch Awards can sign up to attend free workshops.

For more information, contact Jill Ackerman 208-947-2110, or

The deadline for entries is October 7, 2014.

About BBB’s Center for Character Ethics

The Better Business Bureau
the Snake River Region and BBB’s Center for Character Ethics are business supported, free-enterprise advancing non-profit organizations. Our mission is to accredit, monitor, elevate and celebrate the commitment that for-profit and non-profit enterprises make to the highest standards in leadership character ethics and ethical enterprising. We help fortify trust-worthy enterprises and measure success by how well both producers and consumers flourish in Idaho.

About the BBB

The BBB Serving Snake River Region operates in Boise and 40 surrounding counties as a leader in advancing marketplace trust by encouraging best practices, celebrating role models, and denouncing substandard behavior. BBB sees trust as functions of respect, ethics, intent, delivering results and addressing concerns. Businesses and charities that earn BBB Accreditation have agreed to live up to our high standards and principals for trust. BBBs provide free and easily accessible Reliability Reports on businesses, Wise Giving Reports on charities, educational information, objective advice, and dispute resolution of marketplace complaints. The first BBB was founded in 1912, and today a network of 119 local BBBs serve communities across the U.S. and Canada, evaluating and monitoring more than 4 million businesses and charities. Please visit for more information about BBB.