BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest Announces 2020 Torch Awards for Ethics Finalists

BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest

Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest (BBB) announces 16 Arizona companies selected as finalists for the 2020 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics, sponsored by Desert Financial Credit Union. The program raises awareness in marketplace ethics and honors businesses who operate with integrity. BBB made the critical decision to pivot this year’s in-person event to a virtual format as an ongoing commitment to keep our community safe and healthy.

“Doing the right thing is not always easy. These exemplary companies have navigated through a challenging year while demonstrating a high level of trust. They’ve made a commitment to ethical business practices and it’s our honor to recognize them as marketplace role models,” said Matthew Fehling, President/CEO for BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest.

Throughout October, finalists, judges and our title sponsor will be celebrated through a visual campaign on BBB’s social media channels. Videos will feature personal messages from businesses on how they’ve overcome ethical challenges and implemented crucial shifts in operations while maintaining integrity.

“Ethics play a vital role in the success of a business, especially during a pandemic. For 18 years, BBB has been recognizing companies for their solid commitment to doing things right in their companies and industries,” said Shelley Bradley, Director of Signature Events for BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest.

Winners will be announced on October 28 on BBB’s website. The virtual celebration will continue throughout November as winners are recognized on BBB’s social media and other digital platforms.

2020 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics AZ finalists are:

Category 1: Employees 1-5

  • 10 to 1 Public Relations
  • Commercial Property Connect, LLC
  • Nelson Estate Jewelers LLC

Category 2: Employees 6-10

  • Apple Plumbing Services
  • Curt’s Auto Repair
  • MTS Painting and Property Services, Inc.

Category 3: Employees 11-20

  • Automotive Diagnostic Specialties 
  • Compass Cleaning Solutions
  • Silver Fern Landscaping

Category 4: Employees 21-50

  • Forrest Anderson Plumbing & Air Conditioning Inc.
  • Patrick Riley Cooling, Heating and Plumbing
  • Rescue One Air LLC

Category 5: Employees 51-150

  • 1st Bank Yuma
  • Arizona Foundation Solutions
  • Day and Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing Inc.

Category 6: Employees 151+

  • OneAZ Credit Union

For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau (BBB) has been helping people find businesses and charities they can trust. In 2019, people turned to BBB more than 358 million times by checking more than 232 million business profiles – all available to the public for free at Incorporated locally in 1938, BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest covers Greater Arizona and Southern California with key campuses in Phoenix, San Diego, Newport Beach, Prescott, Yuma and Lake Havasu City. BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest is supported by over 19,000 BBB Accredited Businesses, making it one of the largest BBB nationwide. Businesses that earn BBB Accreditation contractually agree and adhere to high standards of ethical business practices in the marketplace. BBB provides objective expertise and educational programs on topics affecting marketplace trust.

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