Columbia, SC, November 12, 2013 -- The Better
Business Bureau (BBB) Serving Central SC and Charleston awarded two businesses
the Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics on Thursday, November 7th at Seawell’s
Banquest & Reception Center in Columbia, SC. The Torch Awards recognize for-profit, South
Carolina businesses that are committed to maintaining exceptionally high
standards of ethical behavior in buyer and seller relationships.
The 2013 BBB Torch Awards were awarded to Clyde Nettles
Roofing & Painting, for the small business category; and Blue Cross
Blue Shield of SC, large business category.
“The Torch Award Ceremony is a very special event,” stated Jim
Camp, President/CEO of the BBB Serving Central SC and Charleston. “Being able
to honor businesses that excel in advancing marketplace trust is a truly
fulfilling part of this job.”
All for-profit businesses were welcome to apply for the BBB
Torch Award. An independent panel of judges selected the 12 nominees. The winners
of each category were presented the BBB crystal Torch Award by the BBB Board
Chairman, Jennifer Harding of Russell and Jeffcoat Realtors and Jim Camp.
Patrick DeMouy, M.B.A, USC Darla Moore School of Business was
the keynote speaker at this year’s event and spoke about the success businesses
can attain by giving personal attention to their consumers.
Sponsors for the BBB 2013 Torch Award were: Russell and Jeffcoat Realtors, Mungo Homes,
The State Newspaper, Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC, Automated Business Services,
Beds & Such, BullseyeVisuals.com, Callaway Construction, Carolina Comfort,
Clark’s Termite and Pest Control, Shred360 and Tyco SimplexGrinnell