Better Business Bureau’s annual Business of the Year Torch Awards honor businesses that demonstrate excellence in the marketplace. Every year, one business in each state—Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington—will be selected to receive BBB’s Business of the Year Torch Award.
Entries for the Business of the Year Torch Awards will be reviewed by neutral, third-party panels of judges and BBB welcomes entries and nominations from all for-profit organizations, regardless of size, in Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington.
If nominees are, or have been, the object of major lawsuits, including class action suits, or government actions in the past three years, this information must be disclosed in the entries. BBB Accreditation is not a requirement for entry, nor will it be considered in the final scoring. All judges’ decisions are final.
Consumers that would like to nominate organizations that they feel embody integrity in the marketplace are encouraged to fill out an official nomination form .
The Business of the Year Torch Awards allow businesses the opportunity to spotlight the great things they do every day in furthering marketplace trust and integrity. Recipients of the awards receive:
Special recognition at annual BBB Accredited Business events, such as the Integrity Golf Classics .
A customized glass award.
Special marketing privileges and opportunities, including the usage of exclusive Business of the Year Torch Award seals.
Recognition by BBB, including press releases to local media outlets.
The organization may not hold an unsatisfactory record with any BBB.
The organization must do business within the state for which it is applying—Alaska, Oregon or Western Washington.
The organization must have been in business for at least 18 months.
The organization must not have received a Business of the Year Torch Award within the previous consecutive three years.
Deadline : All entries must be submitted electronically or postmarked by December 31. Winners will be announced no later than March 1.
Submit Entries Online, by Fax or by Mail To:
BBB Business of the Year Awards
c/o Better Business Bureau
1000 Station Drive, Ste 222
DuPont, WA 98327
Fax: 907-562-4061 , 503-212-3099 or 206-431-2200
Download the online entry form here.
Please submit only one entry per business location; multiple entries will be ignored.
For more information on Better Business Bureau’s Business of the Year Awards, please call BBB at 907-562-0704 , 503-212-3022 or 206-431-2222 .