BBB to Present Torch Awards June 8 at Lake Club

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Better Business Bureau serving Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull Counties will honor four companies, a nonprofit and the president of Youngstown State University June 8 when it presents the 2016 Torch Awards for Marketplace Trust.

BBB Torch Awards for Marketplace Trust will be presented to Hickey Metal Fabrication, Salem; MS Consultants Inc., M7 Technologies and Jensen Lock & Alarm, all of Youngstown. The Torch Award for Nonprofit Excellence will be presented to The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown. And the Torch Award for Civic Leadership will be presented to James P. Tressel, president of YSU.

The event celebrates BBB Accredited Businesses and leaders that exemplify BBB Standards for Trust, says Carol Potter, president of the BBB, and is made possible due to the support of the BBB TrustBuilders.

“The TrustBuilders are a group of banking institutions in our Valley with long-term commitments to earn and keep the trust of the public,” Potter says. “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.”

BBB TrustBuilders include Farmers National Bank, Talmer Bank and Trust, Huntington Bank, Home Savings & Loan Co., PNC Bank and Cortland Banks.

The Torch Awards will be held at 11:30 a.m.,June 8, at The Lake Club in Poland. The event will be hosted by Scott Schulick, recipient of the 2015 Torch Award for Civic Leadership. BBB will also be awarding area high school students with the Ethics & Integrity Scholarships sponsored by Sweeney Auto Group and Farmers Trust Co.

For table or ticket information, contact BBB at 330 744 7151 or email

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