2015 Illinois Better Business Bureau Torch Award Winners

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November 10, 2015

AAA Certified Confidential Security Corp, Bix Basement Systems and LeadIT. -  take top honors. Oberlander Alarm. Wins Advertising Award

November 10, 2015 –Central Illinois - The Better Business Bureau presented the Torch Awards for Business Integrity at a reception held at the Gateway Building in Peoria, attended by nearly 150 area business leaders, on November 10, 2015. 

 “AAA Certified Confidential Security Co, Bix Basement Systems and LeadIT, competed against other like sized businesses in three categories to be selected as the winners of the BBB’s 2015 Torch Award for Business Integrity,” said Jessica Tharp Vice President of the Central Illinois Better Business Bureau, which serves 36 counties in central Illinois.  “The winning companies were deemed to exercise integrity and consistently meet very high standards in their relationships with customers, employees, vender/suppliers, industry peers and our community.” 

Bruce Kensinger of Menold Construction & Restoration, was named recipient of the Jeff Bell Customer Service Award.  This award is named for Jeff “Bubba” Bell, a longtime supporter of the BBB; he worked at Coleman Printing for 24 years. His dedication to his family, community and customer service was extraordinary. 

BBB presented the Truth In Advertising Oberlander Alarm of Peoria. The award is presented to a company in central Illinois that best personifies the BBB’s mission of promoting honest and ethical advertising in the marketplace. Oberlander was commended for upholding BBB standards and transparency in their advertising.

WCIA News of Champaign received BBB’s Partners In Trust Award for working with BBB as a media to spread the word of BBB’s mission. WCIA  has worked hard to deliver BBB consumer tips and information on scams to Central Illinois.

Steve Jackson, of Prairie Home Alliance was presented with the BBB’s Patron of Integrity Award. Mr. Jackson has served as a Director on the BBB’s Board for many years.  “We wanted to recognize Steve for his longstanding commitment to the BBB’s mission, values and goals”, said Bonnie Bakin, BBB President.

About the BBB Torch Award:

The mission of the Better Business Bureau system is to promote and foster the highest ethical relationship between businesses and the public through voluntary self-regulation, consumer and business education and service excellence. The Central Illinois Better Business Bureau established an annual award program to gain public recognition for Central Illinois companies that maintain a solid commitment to conduct their business practices in an ethical fashion.  The Torch Award is designed to promote not only the importance of ethical business practices, but also the willingness and efforts made by outstanding business to ensure that our marketplace remains fair and honorable for all Americans. Companies do not need to have a full-scale ethics program in operation in order to compete. They simply need to demonstrate that they meet the judging criteria. 


Jessica Tharp, Vice President, is available to News Media at 1-800-541-9433[email protected].

- See more at: http://www.bbb.org/central-illinois/news-events/news-releases/2015/11/2015-bbb-torch-award-winners-are/#sthash.rs1oSu8y.dpuf

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