Deadline Approaching for 2011 BBB Torch Award Applications

Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina is seeking nominations for the 2011 Torch Award.
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Nov. 7, 2011 - PRLog -- RALEIGH, N.C. (November 7, 2011) - Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina is seeking nominations for the 2011 Torch Award. This award recognizes companies and charities that are committed to exceptional standards for ethical business practices and service to their customers, employees, suppliers and communities.

Customers may nominate potential winners, and companies and charities may also nominate themselves. Applications for the Torch Award are being accepted until November 30, 2011. While BBB Accreditation is not a requirement, companies must have been in business for at least three years and have earned at least a ‘B’ rating with BBB to be considered. The award will be presented at BBB’s Annual Meeting in January 2012.  

“Our 2010 Torch Award winner, All American Heating & Air Conditioning, is an excellent example of a company that is committed to fair and honest marketplace practices,” said Toby Barfield, president and CEO of BBB serving Eastern North Carolina. “It is gratifying to know that local companies are practicing admirable business ethics, and BBB’s Torch Awards remind everyone of that.”

Benefits for winners include:
•   Free Press & Publicity
o   News release spotlighting the winner will be sent to media
o   A feature story in both BBB’s Marketplace Digest and monthly eNewsletter
o   Special promotion on BBB’s Web site
o   Inclusion kony on BBB’s Voice Response System
o   Video interview to be posted on BBB’s Web site
•   Presentation of Crystal Torch Award for permanent display
•   Use of Torch Award Logo

To be considered, an organization must be nominated for BBB’s Torch Award, and submit an application along with all supporting documents before 5pm on Wednesday, November 30, 2011. For assistance with applying for the Torch Award, please contact

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About BBB serving Eastern North Carolina
Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit corporation serving 33 counties in eastern North Carolina. The organization is funded primarily by BBB Accredited Business fees from more than 3,000 local businesses and professional firms. BBB promotes integrity, consumer confidence and business ethics through business self-regulation in the local marketplace. Services provided by BBB include reports on companies and charitable organizations, general monitoring of advertising in the marketplace, consumer/business education programs and dispute resolution services. All services are provided at no cost to the public, with the occasional exception of mediation and arbitration. Visit
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