ROCKFORD — Two area businesses were honored Thursday as recipients of the 2018 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics, an award given by the Rockford Regional Office of the Better Business Bureau.
The awards are meant to highlight companies that exemplify ethical business practices. This year's honorees are Midwest Seamless Gutters and Siding of Rockford and K&H Exteriors of Roscoe. Knopp Construction of Rockford received honorable mention.
"The Torch Award is the premier award the BBB can present to a company," Dennis Horton, director of the Rockford Regional Office, said in a news release. "Torch Award winners demonstrate the highest ethical standards of behavior toward customers, suppliers, shareholders, employees and communities in which they do business."
The honorees were recognized Thursday at a reception at the Rockford Woman's Club.
Recipients were selected by an independent panel of judges. Companies are judged on ethical performance in seven categories and compared to similarly sized businesses.
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