9 Local Businesses Win BBB Torch Awards

guest blogger 3Written 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.

Savannah Kimball, Washington Community Outreach Manager for BBB
Savannah Kimball

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.”

Congratulations to this year’s 2015 Business of the Year recipients! Thank you for valuing ethical business practices and marketplace trust.boyt2015

Alaska Oregon Western Washington
Large Business of the Year
(51+ employees)
CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation Vacasa ATGStores.com
Medium Business of the Year
(11-50 employees)
The Wilson Agency John’s Waterproofing Company Westhill Inc
Small Business of the Year
(1-10 employees)
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.