The Better Business Bureau held its 14th Annual Torch Awards at East Ridge Country Club, Shreveport, honoring 27 nominees in the Shreveport/Bossier market.
The awards were presented to four different categories, Integrity Award (businesses that maintain a solid commitment to ethical business practices); Customer Commitment Award (business with outstanding customer service programs); Good Neighbor Award (businesses and employees who play a significant role in their support and involvement in local charities); and Not-For-Profit Award (non-profit organizations that have positively impacted the communities of Shreveport/Bossier and other surrounding parishes).
BBB recognized the finalists in each of the categories:
Winner of the Integrity Award was Paul’s Inspection Service, LLC. Other finalists in this category were Educator Alexander Consulting, LLC., First Guaranty Bank And Medic Pharmacy.
Winner of the Customer Commitment Award was Robert Brown Plumbing, LLC. Other finalists in this category were Automatic Payroll Systems, Inc. and Johnson’s Moving and Storage.
Winner of the Good Neighbor Award was Roppolo’s Insulation, LLC. Other finalists in the Good Neighbor category were Highland Clinic, and Bos-Man’s Barber College, LLC.
Winner of the Not-For-Profit Award was Gingerbread House Bossier Caddo. Other finalists were Community Renewal International, United Way of Northwest Louisiana and The ARC of Caddo Bossier.
Also recognized at the luncheon were BBB Scholarship recipients, John Signa, LSU Shreveport; Christen “Danielle” Rist, Bossier Parish Community College; Tawana D. Hendricks, Southern University – Shreveport; Alexis Pecina, Centenary College; Shakendra Bailey, Northwestern State University and Jon Kubricki, Louisiana Tech University. The proceeds from the Torch Awards will continue to be used to establish BBB scholarships to assist business majors pursuing an MBA.
Photos of the winners follow below: