BBB Announces 2020 Torch Awards And Scholarship Winners

Monday, July 13, 2020

The Better Business Bureau Serving Southeast Tennessee and Northwest Georgia, celebrating its 60th anniversary year, announces the business winners of the BBB “Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics” and “Student of Integrity” scholarship winners for 2020.

Businesses recognized for the 2020 BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics are:

Category I Winner: Mr. Handyman of Chattanooga, Chattanooga
Category I Honorable Mention: The Robinson Team of Keller Williams, Chattanooga
Category II Winner: Dale’s Heating & Air, Inc., Chattanooga
Category II Honorable Mention: Ortwein Sign, Chattanooga
Category III Winner: Kelly Auto Group, Inc. Chattanooga 
Category III Honorable Mention: Pratt Home Builders Chattanooga
Category IV Winner: North American Credit Services, Chattanooga 
Category V Winner: Walden Security, Inc., Chattanooga
Category Non-Profit Charity Winner: Signal Centers, Chattanooga
Category Non-Profit Charity Honorable Mention: The Caring Place, Cleveland

Now in its 16th year, BBB achieved a milestone in its annual “Student of Integrity” scholarship competition surpassing $151,000 in total scholarships. This year scholarships with the value of $1,000 each were awarded to ten students who competed by writing an essay on “the importance of ethics in business and our community”.

The competition was available to all high schools seniors in the BBB service area of 21 surrounding counties in Southeast Tennessee and Northwest Georgia. One hundred and twenty students entered the competition this year.

The winners of the BBB 2020 “Student of Integrity” scholarships are:

Sarah Caroline Able: Cleveland, TN, Cleveland High School
Emily Morgan Allen: Dalton, GA, Southeast Whitfield High School
Mia Grace Crider: Summerville, GA, Chattooga High School
Katherine E. Derrick: Athens, TN, McMinn County High School
Evan Michael England: Jasper, TN, Richard Hardy Memorial School
Michael Traegan Gober: Cleveland, TN, Walker Valley High School 
Lexi Ann McGill: Blue Ridge, GA, Fannin County High School
Andie Lanore Robinson: Calhoun, GA, Calhoun High School
Jason T. Tran: Chattanooga, TN, East Hamilton High School
Bryara Madison Whitaker: Lafayette, GA, Trion High School

BBB President Jim Winsett said, “Individually, the business winners and the student winners are exemplary representatives of ethics, integrity and trust in our marketplace."

 



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