BBB-Dayton announces 2023 Torch Award for Ethics finalists


DAYTON – The Better Business Bureau serving Dayton and the Miami Valley announces the 2023 Torch Awards For Ethics finalists. These awards honor organizations whose leaders demonstrate a high level of personal character; ensure the organizations’ practices meet the highest standards of ethics; and consequently generate trust with customers and the community. The Torch Award embodies BBB’s mission of advancing business trust.

The Torch Award For Ethics finalists in businesses are: A-Abel Family Of Companies; Boost Engagement, LLC; Clark State College; Dodds Memorials; EzKin Company; Mama Aswan Butters & Oils; The Congruity Group; and THE WELL: Center For Womens Wellness. The finalists in nonprofits are: Culture Works; Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley; Graceworks Lutheran Services; National Conference For Community & Justice Of Greater Dayton; Pink Ribbon Good; Preschool Promise; Single Parents Rock; and Strategic Ohio Council Of Higher Education.

The winners will be announced at your BBB’s Torch Awards For Ethics dinner on Tuesday, May 9, at 5:30 p.m. at the David H. Ponitz Sinclair Center. Make plans to join the celebration by ordering tickets for the event ($99 per person) or sponsoring a table of eight ($999). Make your reservations today by calling 937-610-2277.

John North, BBB president & CEO, says, “The Torch Awards For Ethics recognize organizations for their ethics and integrity unlike any other award in our community. They focus on the character, culture, customers and community of Miami Valley organizations. And, these finalists model good business practices for us all to follow.”

North continues, “We are excited to announce the winners in each category at the awards dinner. New this year, we’ll also announce the Golden Torch Award winner, who will receive $5,000 to enhance the organization’s mission and operations. Join us as we celebrate all of these organizations.”

The Torch Awards For Ethics are sponsored by many local organizations, including WesBanco Bank Inc.; Back To Business I.T.; WDTN-TV; Dayton Daily News; and iHeart Radio.

The Better Business Bureau has empowered people to find businesses, brands, and charities they can trust for over 110 years. In 2021, people turned to BBB more than 200 million times for BBB Business Profiles on 6.3 million businesses and Charity Reports on 25,000 charities, free at Local, independent BBBs can be found across the United States, Canada, and Mexico, including BBB Serving Dayton and the Miami Valley, which was founded in 1925 and serves Clark, Darke, Greene, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby and northern Warren counties in Ohio.

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