BBB’s annual Torch Award luncheon was held on May 13th at the Westin Perimeter North in Atlanta, Georgia where our 2010 Torch Award winners and first runner ups were announced. Holly Peteraus, Director of BBB’s Military Line, was the keynote speaker. Twenty-nine companies of excellence competed in three categories: Marketplace Ethics, Customer Service and Community Service. Companies also competed in size categories based on their number of employees.
“BBB’s mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust by creating a community of trustworthy businesses. Our Torch Award winners are examples of “companies of excellence” who adhere to BBB’s Standards of trust and who make customer service, community service and marketplace ethics a top priority for their customers, community and employees. Our Torch Award winners are companies who take BBB’s motto of “Start with Trust” literally and strive to do their best, and be an example of what an outstanding, ethical company should be” said Fred T. Elsberry, Jr., Pesident & CEO of the BBB Serving Metro Atlanta, Athens & Northeast Georgia, Inc.
We proudly present our 2010 Torch Award winners and first runner ups:
BBB Torch Award Winners for Community Service:
Category I – 1–10 Employees - Emerald Data Networks
Category II -11-99 Employees – The Icebox
Category III – 100–499 Employees – Tie Georgia Natural Gas and APCO (Automobile Protection Corporation)
Category IV – 500 + Employees – Tie Cbeyond and CarMax
Our first runner ups for Community Service were Pop-A-Lock of Atlanta, Bardi Heating & Air, Inc., and Lane Management.
BBB Torch Award Winners For Customer Service:
Category I – 1-10 Employees – Emerald Data Networks
Category II – 11-99 Employees – Tie – AquaGuard Basement Systems and Bardi Heating & Air, Inc.
Category III – 100-499 Employees – APCO (Automobile Protection Corporation)
Category IV – 500 + Employees – A T & T
Our first runner ups for Customer Service are Rick Hendrick Chevrolet, Zerorez, Generation Mortgage Company and Empire Today.
BBB Torch Award Winners For Marketplace Ethics:
Category I – 1-10 Employees – Unlockit, Inc.
Category II – 11-99 Employees – Veracity Payment Solutions
Category III – 100-499 Employees – Generation Mortgage Company
Category IV – 500 + Employees – CarMax
Our first runner ups for Marketplace Ethics are Emerald Data Networks, AquaGuard Basement Systems, Gwinnett Place Honda and Empire Today.
BBB thanks our corporate sponsors Atlanta Journal & Constitution and Just Brakes. Congratulations to our winners and first runner ups. If you would like information about our 2011 Torch Award program, please contact Dottie Callina at firstname.lastname@example.org.