BBB Serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming Announces 14 Candidates for 2020 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics

11 businesses and three nonprofits from Northern Colorado and Wyoming have been named candidates for the 2020 Better Business Bureau Torch Awards for Ethics presented for the 22nd year locally by the BBB Serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming Foundation.


Organizations were nominated by peers, colleagues and customers during the spring and summer of 2019. Interested nominees then completed a short candidate questionnaire to gather background information on the business and their commitment to ethics. Nominees who submitted questionnaires were then vetted by the BBB staff to determine eligibility for the Torch Award for Ethics.


Eligible organizations were then reviewed by an independent selection committee which evaluated the candidate questionnaires and selected this year’s class of Torch Award for Ethics candidates. Selected organizations were then offered the opportunity to move on to the next, more rigorous phase of the competition.


Those that accepted will spend the rest of the fall working with a member of the first class of BBB Ethics Scholars interns from Colorado State University, the University of Northern Colorado, and the University of Wyoming to prepare the award application based on BBB’s TRUST! Principles:


  • Transformation at the Top

  • Reinforce and Build

  • Unite the Team

  • Steer Performance

  • Treasure People

  • !Enthusiastically Reinvest


Award winners will be selected in December by an independent panel of judges comprised of BBB board members, past Torch Award winners, and community leaders. Winning organizations will receive their award at the 2020 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics celebration, a luncheon event set for Thursday, April 23 from 11am to 1pm at the Embassy Suites in Loveland, CO.

Business Nominees

  • Davidson-Gebhardt Chevrolet/Subaru (Loveland, CO)

  • Elder Construction, Inc. (Windsor, CO)

  • EnviroPest (Windsor, CO)

  • Exodus Moving & Storage (Fort Collins, CO)

  • Fort Collins Nursery (Fort Collins, CO)

  • Handel Information Technologies (Laramie, WY)

  • Jireh 7 Enterprises (Firestone, CO)

  • Juli y Juan’s Kitchen (Fort Collins, CO)

  • Neenan Co. (Fort Collins, CO)

  • Tough Guy’s Lawn Care (Laramie, WY)

  • Zak George Landscaping (Fort Collins, CO)

Nonprofit Nominees

  • Be the Gift (Loveland, CO)

  • Homeward Alliance (Fort Collins, CO)

  • The Matthews House/Live The Victory (Fort Collins, CO)

Corporate sponsorship opportunities including table sponsorships are available. If you are interested in supporting one of Northern Colorado and Wyoming’s premier business ethics awards, please contact Jami Jonckowski-Wiens at (970) 488-2048 or

About Better Business Bureau Foundation: The BBB Foundation is a 501(c)(3) education foundation that provides businesses and consumers with education, resources and training on ethics. In the fiscal year 2018-2019, the BBB Foundation reached more than 3,000 people via outreach and education programs and awarded more than $6,000 in ethics scholarships and honorariums.


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