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BBB of Delaware awards 5 businesses for integrity

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The Better Business Bureau serving Delaware recognized 5 Delaware businesses for their outstanding commitment to trust and integrity. There were three Torch Award winners, one Thrive Award winner, and one Rush Award winner. These awards honor corporations that have a strong commitment to upholding ethical standards not just inside their own organizations but also across their whole industry and community.

During the presentation, BBB President, Christine Sauers said the honorees “have demonstrated they know the importance of building and maintaining trust in their companies. These awards allow us to celebrate some accredited businesses that are role models and set a high standard for how they operate their businesses.”

The Thrive Award for Community Impact honors those organizations that have gone above and beyond in their efforts to embrace and advance diversity.  “A community of inclusion does not exist without trust and integrity, and vice versa,” said Sauers.

The winner of the 2023 Thrive Award for Community Impact is Kimmel Carter Roman Peltz & O’Neill, the largest law firm in Delaware to exclusively handle personal injury and workers’ compensation cases. Kimmel Carter has been dedicated to fighting for the citizens of Delaware since 1972. This law firm has become a fixture in the Delaware community through charitable involvement and years of successful advocacy for injured Delawareans – often speaking up for those who cannot.

Kimmel Carter Roman Peltz & O’Neill awarded the 2023 Thrive Award for Community Impact. | PHOTO COURTESY OF SAM WILSON PHOTOGRAPHY

The BBB Torch Awards for Ethics competition recognizes exemplary businesses that strive to go above and beyond in their dealings with customers, employees, vendors and their community.

BBB Delaware presents the Torch Awards for Ethics each year to businesses that exemplify ethical behavior and display integrity in all aspects of its operations. Three Delaware companies were selected as 2023 recipients of the Torch Awards for Ethics. Those businesses are:

  • The Paint Doctor
  • Ashton Pools by Design
  • Envirotech Environmental Consulting Inc.

The evening was topped off by the presentation of the Edward M. Rush Sr. Memorial Award for an outstanding family-owned business that displays integrity and exemplifies the ideals of community and civic service.  The 2023 recipient of the “Rush Award” is Yencer Builders. Yencer Builders was chosen as this year’s winner for their core values that align directly with BBB’s (Integrity, Quality, Expertise and Service) along with their desire to help improve the community in which they live and work. Yencer Builders goes beyond the business of building and is committed to paying it forward to ensure their community flourishes.

Finally, the BBB Education Foundation honored the 2021-2023 Student Ethics Scholarship winners.

This year’s honorees are:

  • Sanjana Medisetty, (Newark Charter School)
  • Carley Topper, (Indian River High School)

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