BBB Serving Wisconsin Announces 2019 Business Ethics Awards Recipients
BBB Names 2019 Torch Award and Spark Award Recipients
The recipients were selected by an independent, distinguished panel of ten business ethics experts and will be recognized at the annual Torch Awards for Ethics luncheon at Bartolotta Catering at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee beginning at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.The 2019 Torch Award for Ethics recipients are:
Category 1 (1 to 10 employees):
JF Lopez Roofing – Fond du Lac, WI
Category 2 (11 to 50 employees):
Michael F Simon Builders – Waunakee, WI
SITE Staffing, Inc. – Milwaukee, WI
Category 3 (51-500 employees):
Kelmann Restoration – Wauwatosa, WI
Willy Street Co-op – Madison, WI
Nonprofit Sector Category:
Make-A-Wish Wisconsin – Wauwatosa, WI
Since 2003, the Wisconsin BBB Torch Awards for Ethics honors businesses and non-profit organizations of all sizes that meet the highest standard of ethics and trust among their employees, customers, and local communities, embodying BBB’s mission to advance marketplace trust. Recipients are chosen based on their applications, which include an in-depth explanation and evidence of commitment to ethical business practices.
The 2019 Spark Award for Entrepreneurship recipients are:
Spark Award Recipients (Business owners age 35 or under):
Andrew Noegel of Renters Warehouse Milwaukee – Glendale, WI
Zachary Szymik of Szymik Affordable Auto – Green Bay, WI
For the third year, the Spark Awards for Entrepreneurship recognize Wisconsin entrepreneurial leaders who demonstrate a high level of character and are committed to giving back to their community. The goal of the Spark Awards is to continue to inspire young entrepreneurs to both follow their dreams and continue to work toward an ethical and positive marketplace.
“Our 2019 award recipients shared compelling and inspiring personal stories in their applications. These Wisconsin businesses are intentionally striving to be ethical in every sense,” says Jim Temmer, President and CEO of BBB Serving Wisconsin. “We congratulate all of these exemplary recipients, and we look forward to recognizing them at our awards ceremony in May.”
Registration is still open for the annual Torch Awards for Ethics Luncheon on Wednesday, May 15, presented by UW-Whitewater’s College of Business & Economics. The event’s keynote panel will feature Peggy Williams-Smith of Marcus Hotels & Resorts and Robert Behnke of Fair Indigo. Moderated by Choton Basu of UW-Whitewater’s College of Business & Economics, the panel will discuss sustainable business models for social impact. Natalie Shepherd of CBS 58 News will be the Master of Ceremonies for the event. Visit our website for more information and to register today.
For more information on the BBB Torch Awards for Ethics program, please visit our website here.
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