March 27, 2017

Des Moines, IA – Better Business Bureau Serving Greater Iowa, Quad Cities and Siouxland Region is proud to announce the 2017 Business Torch Award recipients and 2017 Students of Integrity Award recipients.

The BBB Torch Award for Ethics honors businesses and students who demonstrate superior ethics, reliability and trustworthiness.

The Better Business Bureau Serving Greater Iowa will present the winners at the BBB Torch Awards Luncheon on April 20th in Des Moines, IA.

“Each year we recognize businesses and students that embody honesty and integrity at our Torch Awards.  Year after year we are inspired by the business leaders and individuals that work to create a community of trust. ” – Chris Coleman, President, CEO

The 2017 Better Business Bureau Torch Award Recipients are:

  • The Arc of East Central Iowa
  • Bryant Iowa Heating & Cooling
  • ICS Advanced Technologies
  • Lumberman's Drywall and Supply Company
  • Preferred Pest Control
  • United Way of East Central Iowa

The 2017 Better Business Bureau Students of Integrity are:

  • Talia Cunningham – Centerville High School
  • Caleb Gipple – North Mahaska High School
  • Samantha Walker – Norwalk High School
  • Abbegale Wilson – Vinton Shellsburg High School
  • Sahrity Reyna – Columbus Community High School

Major Sponsors:

MidAmerican Energy   Principal Financial Group

KCCI – TV8                              Des Moines Truck Brokers

Willis Auto Campus                 EMC Insurance

Other Sponsors:

Bankers Trust                          Bank of America

Bell Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning

Colby Properties                      Hy-Vee

Rasmussen Group                   Palmer Group

American Equity Investment  Landmark Development

CIPCO                                       Strategic America

BBB is a nonprofit, non-governmental, business-supported organization that sets and upholds high standards for fair and honest business behavior. All BBB services to consumers are free of charge. BBB provides objective advice, free BBB Business Reviews on more than 4 million businesses, 11,000 Charity Reviews, dispute resolution services, alerts and educational information on topics affecting marketplace trust. BBB Serving Greater Iowa, Quad Cities and Siouxland Region was founded in 1940 and is one of 106 local, independent BBBs across North America.