Wisconsin Better Business Bureau
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BBB Serving Wisconsin Announces 2019 Business Ethics Awards Recipients

BBB Names 2019 Torch Award and Spark Award Recipients

By - Apr 18th, 2019 07:31 am
Milwaukee, Wis. – Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin is pleased to announce the recipients of its prestigious BBB Torch Awards for Ethics.
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

Molly Sullivan of Miss Molly’s Cafe & Pastry Shop – Milwaukee, 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.

Additional 2019 sponsors of BBB’s Torch Awards for Ethics program include: Associated Bank, We Energies, Baird, Catholic Financial Life, Dave Jones, Inc., Roger & Shirley Schroeder and SVA.

For more information on the BBB Torch Awards for Ethics program, please visit our website here.

For an online version click here

For more information or further inquiries, contact the Wisconsin BBB at www.bbb.org/wisconsin, 414-847-6000 or 1-800-273-1002. Consumers also can find more information about how to protect themselves from scams by following the Wisconsin BBB on TwitterFacebook and YouTube.
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 more than 5.4 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at bbb.org. There are local, independent BBBs across the United States, Canada and Mexico, including BBB Serving Wisconsin which was founded in 1939 and serves the state of Wisconsin.

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