Better Business Bureau Award Nominations Open

January 15, 2013, 9:07 AM HST · Updated January 15, 9:09 AM

Courtesy of BBB.

By Sonia Isotov

The Hawaii’s Better Business Bureau (BBB) is now accepting nominations for the 2013 BBB Torch Awards honoring trust in business.

Awards will be presented in four categories honoring small, medium and large businesses, and one public charity.

“The BBB Torch Awards aims to promote trust in the marketplace by recognizing local businesses and charities for their outstanding commitment to fair, honest, and ethical marketplace practices,” said Dwight Kealoha, chief executive officer of Hawaii’s BBB, in a written statement.


The awards recognize an organization’s superior commitment to exceptional standards that benefit their consumers, employees, suppliers, shareholders and communities and advances trust in the marketplace.

The BBB Torch Awards are open to all Hawaii businesses and 501(c)(3) public charities. Nominees must certify operations in Hawaii. BBB accreditation is not required to be nominated, however nominees must be in good standing with Hawaii’s BBB.

A panel of past BBB Torch Award recipients will review entries. Finalists will be announced in late March and winners will be revealed at the BBB Torch Awards Luncheon on Thursday, April 18, 2013.

Nomination forms are available at and the nomination deadline is Friday, February 22, 2013 at 6 p.m.

For more information about the BBB Torch Awards, visit or call (808) 536-6956; toll-free from the neighbor islands at 1-877-222-6551.



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