BBB to Honor 6 at Torch Awards June 15

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Better Business Bureau serving Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull Counties will honor four businesses, one nonprofit organization and a community leader June 15 at its Torch Awards for Marketplace Trust.

The luncheon event, to be held at The Lake Club in Poland, celebrates BBB accredited businesses and leaders that exemplify BBB standards for trust. It’s made possible by the BBB TrustBuilders, a group of banking institutions “with long-term commitments to earn and keep the trust of the public,” says Carol Potter, BBB CEO.

The BBB will present Torch Awards to Butech Bliss, Rulli Brothers, Wm. Price Heating Company Inc. and CKC Cleaning Specialist. The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. will receive the award for nonprofit excellence. The award for civic leadership will be presented to Suzanne Fleming.

The BBB TrustBuilders include Cortland Bank, PNC Bank, Farmers National Bank, Huntington Bank, Home Savings Bank and Chemical Bank.

Potter describes the TrustBuilders as “dedicated to the growth and vitality of the Valley. These banks make the loans that help small businesses and individuals achieve economic success and financial security. They invest in trust building and strengthen our community through civic involvement, volunteerism, financial education and sound operating principles.

The awards event will be hosted by Scott Schulick, recipient of the 2015 Torch Award for Civic Leadership. BBB also will award high school students with the Ethics & Integrity Scholarships sponsored by Sweeney Auto Group and Farmers Trust Co.

The luncheon begins at 11:30. For table or ticket information, call 330 744 7210 or email

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