Written by guest blogger Savannah Kimball, BBB Washington Outreach Manager.
Better Business Bureau proudly hosts an annual awards program to provide businesses with the opportunity to be honored for their outstanding achievements. Every year we have recognized one business in each of BBB’s service areas—Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington. For the 2015 Torch Awards program, we decided to ask the judges to select three recipients in each service area in the Small, Medium and Large Business Categories.
The entries from the 85 finalists were evaluated by independent panels of influential leaders from the business community. These judges volunteered their time to thoroughly assess the company’s commitment to BBB Standards, its involvement in the community and the thoroughness of the application.
“What a privilege to recognize local companies that preserve a solid commitment to best practices,” says Brenda Hansen, Vice President of Business Development at Anchorage Chamber of Commerce. “The Torch Award promotes the importance of honorable business traditions, and the willingness made by these outstanding businesses to ensure ethical standards endure.”
|Large Business of the Year
|CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation||Vacasa||ATGStores.com|
|Medium Business of the Year
|The Wilson Agency||John’s Waterproofing Company||Westhill Inc|
|Small Business of the Year
|Hogins Plumbing & Heating||Cauble & Cauble LLP||Graham & Graham Eldercare Consultants LLC|
BBB welcomed entries and nominations from all for-profit organizations, regardless of size, in Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington. BBB Accreditation was not a requirement for entry, nor was it considered in the scoring process.