Deadline Approaching for 2012 BBB Torch Award Entries

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RALEIGH, N.C. (November 7, 2012) - Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina reminds companies that entries for the 2012 Torch Award are due by November 30. This award recognizes companies and charities that are committed to exceptional standards for ethical business practices and service to their customers, employees, suppliers and communities.

Customers may nominate potential winners, and companies and charities may also nominate themselves. Applications will be evaluated by an independent panel of prestigious judges from business communities in Eastern North Carolina. While BBB Accreditation is not a requirement, companies must have been in business for at least three years and have earned at least a ‘B’ rating with BBB to be considered. The award will be presented at BBB’s Annual Meeting in January 2013.  

BBB is looking for businesses and charities that others will want to emulate. Candidates must show creativity in their ability to manage customer expectations, provide excellent customer service and resolve disputes. They must demonstrate the ways they inspire their workforce to adopt and communicate their ethics, and further their mission.

Benefits for winners include:

  • Free Press & Publicity
    • News release spotlighting the winner sent to area media
    • Feature story in BBB’s newsletter
    • Special promotion on BBB’s Web site
    • Inclusion on BBB’s Voice Response System
  • Presentation of Crystal Torch Award for permanent display
  • Use of Torch Award Logo

To be considered, an organization must submit an application along with all supporting documents before 5pm on Friday, November 30, 2012. For assistance with applying for the Torch Award, please contact

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About BBB serving Eastern North Carolina

Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit corporation serving 33 counties in eastern North Carolina. The organization is funded primarily by BBB Accredited Business fees from more than 3,000 local businesses and professional firms. BBB promotes integrity, consumer confidence and business ethics through business self-regulation in the local marketplace. Services provided by BBB include reports on companies and charitable organizations, general monitoring of advertising in the marketplace, consumer/business education programs and dispute resolution services. All services are provided at no cost to the public, with the occasional exception of mediation and arbitration. Visit


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