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April 24, 2012 - BBB Torch Awards for Business Ethics

What: Better Business Bureau of Wyoming and Northern Colorado Award Dinner: 14th annual celebration of trust and ethics in business

Where: Embassy Suites, Loveland Hotel, Spa and Conference Center

When: Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $75 to $500

Master of Ceremonies: Jeff Nuttall

President(s): Pamela K. KIng

Entertainment: The Stampede, official drumline of the Denver Broncos

Sponsors: Pinnacol Assurance, Northern Colorado Business Report, Wyoming Business Report, Otter Box, Colorado Ethics in Business Alliance

Attendance: 470

Attire: Business formal

Board of Directors: Tyler Notestine, Chair; Sue Wood; Bonnie Dean; Jeff Nuttall; Corkie Odell; Mona Pearl; Rich Pearson; Charlie Tomlinson; Kevin Unger; Connie Dohn. Ex-Officio Members: Pamela K. King; Zachary Wilson

Blacktie Photos by: Carol Burkett

 Honoree Sue Wood listens to the applause of the crowd
Honoree Sue Wood listens to the applause of the crowd

A hundred years ago the Better Business Bureau was established to promote trust and ethical behavior in the marketplace. The BBB core values of excellence, integrity, teamwork, trust and respect are still vital in today's marketplace. The Torch Awards for Business Ethics are an opportunity to recognize those businesses which excel in fostering trust. The 14th annual celebration was held in the Front Range Ballroom of the Embassy Suites, Loveland Hotel.

Suddenly the air was filled with the pounding staccato of drums as The Stampede, drumline of the Broncos marched into the room, entertaining with their rousing beat. Jeff Nuttall, owner of BizWest Media took the stage and welcomed the crowd of nearly 500, then thanked the many contributors whose efforts made the evening possible.  He then introduced Pamela King, President and CEO of the Northern Colorado and Wyoming BBB. Pamela talked about a century of BBB history and past Torch Award winners.

Looking to the future the BBB awarded 2 scholarships to students embarking on their educational careers; Amanda Richter was awarded the BBB/Front Range Community College Floral Design Scholarship and Hayley Beard was awarded the 11th Annual BBB/Rotary Ethics Scholarship.

Torch Award Winners received awards created by Lynxwiler Art & Design. Awards were based on company size.

Award winners:

  • Shirazi Benefits (1-10 employees)
  • Otis, Coan & Peters (11-25 employees)
  • Puma Steel (11-25 employees)
  • Altitude Chophouse & Brewery (26-99 employees)
  • Hot Corner Concepts (100-499 employees)
  • Home State Bank (100-499 employees)
  • Woodward Inc. (500+ employees)

For more information about the Wyoming and Northern Colorado Better Business Bureau check out their website at:

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