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2013 Torch Award Recipient for Ethics

“Lucky” 13 Recognized at 13th Annual Torch Awards Celebration

The Business Backer, Dial One Security, Inc., Easter Seals TriState, Security National Automotive Acceptance Company LLC (SNAAC), and the Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky were named BBB Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics Recipients before a crowd of 400 business, nonprofit, and community leaders at the 2013 Torch Awardscelebration.  Joining these five Recipients were eight additional businesses and charities recognized as Honorees for this prestigious award. 

“We notice we’re honoring 13 businesses and charities at this, our 13th Annual Torch Awards celebration, in the year 2013,” said Jocile Ehrlich, President and CEO of BBB Cincinnati, “Although ‘Lucky 13’ jokes abound, I assure you it isn’t ‘luck’ that our Torch Awards Honorees share in common.  That’s because ethics isn’t about ‘luck.’  Ethics is purposeful.  It’s demonstrable.  And each of the Torch Awards Honorees has demonstrated a superior commitment to ethical standards of conduct.”

Torch Awards applicants subject themselves to an intense self-evaluation of their business practices.  They evaluate, in part, how their ethical practices are made part of their day-to-day operations through employee trainings, whether they “walk the talk” when it comes to ethics by reviewing the way they resolve ethical dilemmas involving their customers, suppliers, vendors, and donors, and their long-standing history and reputation for ethical standards of behavior in the community.  The results of this self-evaluation are compiled and presented to an independent panel of judges that scrutinizes all applications before selecting Torch Award Recipients and Honorees.

Joining the five aforementioned Recipients are the following Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics Honorees.

        Affordable Language Services

        Housh Inc.


        Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission 

        OMEGA Processing Solutions

        Sharp Business Systems - Ohio

        Shiver Security

        SPCA Cincinnati

The Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics is a program of The Center for Ethics at BBB.  The Center, a 501(c)(3) charity affiliated with BBB Serving Southern Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Southeastern Indiana, compliments BBB’s 86-year commitment to bringing about a more ethical marketplace by proactively engaging businesses, charities, and young people to build trust and affect ethical change in our community.  The Center’s programs combine education and on-going training to give its clients the tools they need to be ethical market participants.  Since its inception 13 years ago, 70 Torch Award Recipients have been named in BBB Cincinnati’s 20-county service area in an effort to showcase ethical business.