The Better Business Bureau (BBB, Serving Nebraska, South Dakota, Kansas Plains, and Southwest Iowa annually honors businesses and nonprofit organizations for putting ethics into action at their Better Business Bureau Torch Awards for Ethics Luncheon. More than 10 businesses from Nebraska and Southwest Iowa were recently honored at the 2022 luncheon on September 21.

The Torch Award recipients from Lincoln and Greater Nebraska were:

  • Forney Repair, LLC
  • Custom Blinds & Design
  • Epp Foundation Repair

The Torch Award recipients from Omaha and Southwest Iowa were:

  • Outlook Enrichment
  • Florence Home
  • Mr. Car Shipper, LLC
  • Custom Blinds & Design (silver)
  • Hurrdat, LLC
  • Nebraska Realty (silver)
  • Burton A/C Heating Plumbing and More
  • North End Teleservices
  • PayPal

“These companies exemplify the highest standards of ethics,” said BBB President and CEO Jim Hegarty. “The Torch Awards for Ethics embodies BBB’s mission of advancing marketplace trust. Join us in celebrating these incredible organizations.”

Nearly 600 people attended the 25th anniversary of the luncheon. Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Carreyrou served as the event’s keynote speaker.

Businesses and charities in Nebraska, Southwest Iowa, the Kansas Plains, and South Dakota that have operated under the same ownership for three or more years and have an “A” rating with the BBB are eligible to apply. Independent panels of judges from the business, academic, and charitable arenas select the award recipients. Unlike other awards, the Torch Awards for Ethics focus on demonstrated ethical business practices, rather than a company’s growth, profitability, or popularity.

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