San Diego Better Business Bureau (BBB) inviting all businesses—large and small firms—to submit an entry to win a 2010 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics, BBB’s annual awards program that honors companies that demonstrate ethical business practices.
BBB members and non-members, including for-profits and nonprofits, may enter the 13th annual Torch Awards competition, which matches businesses in similar-size categories based on number of employees. Deadline for entries is 5 p.m. on Sept. 1.
Entry fee is $25, which will be earmarked exclusively for scholarship grants for high school students who write winning essays on the importance of marketplace ethics in the community.
The 2010 Torch Awards will be presented at a luncheon on Dec. 7. More information is available at www.sandiego.bbb.org and click “News Center” and “Events.”
To help companies prepare their 2010 Torch Award entry, the BBB is hosting a series of free, one-hour workshops featuring guidelines and samples of previous winners. Workshops will begin at noon on July 20 and Aug. 10 and 12 at the BBB offices, 5050 Murphy Canyon Road, San Diego. Luncheon refreshments will be served at no cost. To reserve space at a workshop, contact Andrea McNelis at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 858-637-6199, extension 320.