Nominations open for BBB Serving Northern Indiana’s Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics

NORTHERN INDIANA – Nominations for BBB Serving Northern Indiana’s 17th annual Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics are now open!

Presented by the BBB’s Charitable and Educational Foundation, the Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics is the premier celebration of marketplace ethics in Northern Indiana.  

Businesses with exceptional ethics can nominate themselves or be nominated by an employee or member of the community here. All businesses within BBB’s 23-county service area, BBB accredited or non-accredited, are eligible to be nominated. Nominees must have been in business for at least one year, be A+ rated with the BBB and do business and reside in the BBB Serving Northern Indiana’s service area. The deadline for nominations is July 7.  

The 17th annual Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics will resume its in-person celebration this fall with a celebration luncheon of businesses, charities, and individuals demonstrating outstanding character and ethical behavior during the BBB’s Build a Better Business Conference on November 1, 2022, at the Parkview Mirro Center in Fort Wayne.  

“Businesses in our area continue making their communities better places to work and live through ever-changing times,” said Rick Walz, BBB Serving Northern Indiana President/CEO. “We look forward to bringing everybody back together again to celebrate these achievements.” 

Nominated businesses will be notified by the BBB in mid-July with a formal application due from each nominee by August. An independent panel of local judges will review all applications through mid-September, followed by winner notification.  

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