2022 BBB Torch Awards: Celebrating 25th Anniversary

Photography by Monica Sempek Photography, LLC,
and Marcus of Omaha Fine Photography

BBB honors Nebraska organizations with 2022 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics

More than 10 businesses from Nebraska and Southwest Iowa were recently honored at the 2022 Better Business Bureau Torch Awards for Ethics Luncheon. 

The Bureau Serving Nebraska, South Dakota, Kansas Plains & Southwest Iowa annually honors businesses and nonprofit organizations for putting ethics into action. 

The Torch Award recipients from Lincoln & Greater Nebraska were:

  • Forney Repair, LLC
  • Custom Blinds & Design
  • Epp Foundation Repair

The Torch Award recipients from Omaha & Southwest Iowa were:

  • Outlook Enrichment
  • Florence Home
  • Mr. Car Shipper, LLC
  • Custom Blinds & Design (silver)
  • Hurrdat, LLC
  • Nebraska Realty (silver)
  • Burton A/C Heating Plumbing and More
  • North End Teleservices
  • PayPal

“These companies exemplify the highest standards of ethics,” said BBB President and CEO Jim Hegarty. “The Torch Awards for Ethics embodies BBB’s mission of advancing marketplace trust. Join us in celebrating these incredible organizations.”

Nearly 600 people attended the 25th anniversary of the luncheon. Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Carreyrou served as the event’s keynote speaker.

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Businesses and charities in Nebraska, Southwest Iowa, the Kansas Plains and South Dakota that have operated under the same ownership for three or more years and have an “A” rating with the BBB are eligible to apply. Independent panels of judges from the business, academic and charitable arenas select the award recipients. Unlike other awards, the Torch Awards for Ethics focus on demonstrated ethical business practices, rather than a company’s growth, profitability, or popularity. 

About BBB: For more than 100 years, the Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses, brands, and charities they can trust. In 2018, people turned to BBB more than 173 million times for BBB Business Profiles on nearly 5.4 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at BBB.org. Today, BBB serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa is supported by approximately 10,000 Accredited Businesses that have voluntarily committed to adhere to BBB’s Standards of Trust.