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Announcing the 2018 BBB Serving Northeast Florida & The Southeast Atlantic Torch Awards for Business Ethics Winners

Published Friday, October 12, 2018

BBB Serving Northeast Florida & The Southeast Atlantic proudly announces our 2018 Torch Awards for Ethics recipients. These local businesses generate a high level of trust among the community. All for-profit businesses located inthe  57 counties in North Florida, Southeast Georgia and the southernmost region of south Carolina who are in good standing with BBB Serving Northeast Florida and the Southeast Atlantic service area were eligible to apply.


The Torch Awards for Ethics honors companies whose leaders demonstrate a high level of personal character, ensuring that the organization’s practices meet the highest standards of ethics, and consequently generate trust. These companies generate a high level of trust among their employees, customers and their communities. The award embodies BBB’s mission of advancing marketplace trust.


Without further ado, here are the 2018 winners:


Small Business Category:

Living Well Stores, Inc. (winner)

Venture Pointe, Inc. (finalist)


Medium Business Category:

Tree Tech Tree Service Inc. (winner)


“These businesses and their leaders help build a culture of trust, an important factor in today’s economy” says BBB President Tom Stephens. “BBB looks forward to continuing to work with the recipients of this year’s Torch Award and expects to see further positive impact on their local communities.”

BBB wants to thank all of our nominees who submitted a Torch Awards for Ethics application for your interest in celebrating ethical business practices and growing our community together. To learn more about your BBB and how you or your business can be involved with our mission for Trust click HERE