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BBB Pacific Southwest Announces Greater Arizona’s 2020 Torch Awards for Ethics Winners

Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest (BBB) has named six winning companies for their 2020 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics for Greater Arizona, sponsored by Desert Financial Credit Union. The distinguished award raises awareness in marketplace ethics and honors businesses that operate with integrity.

Exemplary businesses have displayed an outstanding level of ethics throughout a challenging year. BBB proudly announces the following businesses as winners of this year’s prestigious award:

Category I Winner (1-5 Employees):

Nelson Estate Jewelers, LLC

“We are so proud to be recognized in this year’s 2020 Torch Awards for Ethics. Creating a safe space for our clients is really where the heart of our values stem from; transparency, education, quality–all of those things are very important to make that experience great for our clients.”

Category II Winner (6-10 Employees):

Curt’s Auto Repair

“Our values are based on treating the customer according to the Golden Rule. We try to treat all customers as we would want to be treated if we were in their position.”

Category III Winner (11-20 Employees):

Compass Cleaning Solution

“If you were to look at our values, you would see that half of them are dedicated to those outside of ourselves. The other half are related specifically to the individuals within our businesses in terms of personal responsibility, accountability, and striving for excellence.”

Category IV Winner (21-50 Employees):

Rescue One Air, LLC

“At Rescue One Air the most important part of our company is our employees and our customers. We truly have our customers’ best interest at heart. Without our customers and without our employees, we don’t exist.”

Category V Winner (51-150 Employees):

1st Yuma Bank

“The heart of our company’s values are instilled by our CEO Terry Frydenlund. The main one being honesty and integrity in all of our dealings.”

Category VI Winner (151+ Employees):

OneAZ Credit Union

“Our mission is to improve our members’ lives, our associates’ lives, and the communities we serve. Our whole existence is based on a value system of integrity and trustworthiness.”

“This has been a difficult year for businesses, and doing the right thing is not always easy. These companies have demonstrated a commitment to ethical business practices even in the most difficult times,” said Shelley Bradley, BBB Director of Programs & Special Events. “This year’s winners represent BBB’s community of trustworthy businesses that operate with integrity at the forefront.”

BBB pivoted this year’s in-person signature event to a virtual format as an ongoing commitment to keep our community safe and healthy. Throughout November, winners will be celebrated through a digital campaign on BBB’s social media channels. Congratulations to all BBB 2020 Torch Award for Ethics winners!

Visit the Torch Awards for Ethics website to learn more about the program and winners.


For more information or to schedule an interview with a BBB spokesperson, please contact Marilyn Huffman at 928-772-3410 or marilyn.huffman@bbbcommunity.org.

About the Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest.

For more than 100 years, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) has been helping people find businesses and charities they can trust. In 2019, people turned to BBB more than 358 million times by checking more than 232 million business profiles – all available to the public for free at bbb.org. Incorporated locally in 1938, BBB Serving Pacific Southwest covers Greater Arizona and Southern California with key campuses in Phoenix, San Diego, Newport Beach, Prescott, Yuma, and Lake Havasu City. BBB Serving Pacific Southwest is supported by over 19,000 BBB Accredited Businesses, making it one of the largest BBB nationwide. Businesses that earn BBB Accreditation contractually agree and adhere to high standards of ethical business practices in the marketplace. BBB provides objective expertise and educational programs on topics affecting marketplace trust.

Better Business Bureau, 4428 N. 12th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014 United States

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