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April 23, 2013 - BBB Torch Awards for Ethics

What: 15th Annual Foundation of Trust Celebration

Where: Lincoln Center, Fort Collins

When: Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Time: 5 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $60

Master of Ceremonies: Neil Best, KUNC

President(s): Pamela King

Sponsors: Platinum: Pinnacol Assurance; Gold: Banner Health and Otter Box; Silver: Brown & Brown Insurance, Dairy Specialists, Dohn Construction Inc., Flood and Peterson, Gallegos Sanitation, Guaranty Bank and Trust Company, PFC, Regis University, University of Colorado Health

Attire: Business

Board of Directors: Chair: Tyler Notestine; Bonnie Dean; Connie Dohn; Jeff Nuttall; Corkie Odell; Mona Pearl; Rich Pearson; Rayno Seaser; Charlie Tomlinson; Kevin Unger; Sue Wood

Blacktie Photos by: Carol Burkett

 Stefani Messick: BBB Rotary Ethics scholarship winner
Stefani Messick: BBB Rotary Ethics scholarship winner

Over 400 Better Business Bureau members and supporters gathered at the Lincoln Center in Fort Collins where they enjoyed cocktails and appetizers while mingling with friends old and new.  

Neil Best, the President and CEO of KUNC served as emcee of the event.  He welcomed guests into the Performance Hall of the Lincoln Center and introduced the Silhouettes, a Denver dance troupe known for innovative performance using shadow and video, creating messages specially tailored for the audience in attendance.

Pam King, the President and CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Northern Colorado and Wyoming spoke about the importance of trust between consumers and the corporations which serve them.  Ty Notestine, the owner of Thomas and Tyler, along with Mike Forney, the Governor of Rotary District 5440 presented the 12th annual BBB/Rotary Ethics Scholarship to Berthoud student Stefani Messick, who then addressed the audience.

The Torch Awards for Ethics were then presented.  The Small Business Award went to GF Harvest, a Wyoming-based distributor of gluten free products.  The Medium Business Award went to Jorgenson Labratories, a Loveland based producer and distributor of veterinary instruments and equipment.  The Large Business Award went to Basic Beginnings Early Learning Center, a Laramie based childcare center dedicated to providing high quality care and education for children from six weeks of age through sixth grade.

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