HONOLULU (April 28, 2010) – Hawaii’s Better Business Bureau® (BBB) honored businesses, public charities, and individuals for their outstanding commitment to fair, honest, and ethical marketplace practices at the 2010 BBB Torch Awards today. Awards were presented to three businesses and one public charity, as well as to two Honolulu newspaper consumer columnists.
“It’s extremely rewarding for Hawaii’s BBB to recognize businesses, charities, and individuals for their dedication to running honest, ethical organizations,” said Dwight Kealoha, chief executive officer of Hawaii’s BBB. “Consumers should be proud that companies like these put standards for ethics and integrity at the top of their priority lists. All of the BBB Torch Awards recipients and finalists are shining examples of BBB’s vision of a trustworthy marketplace.”
2010 BBB Torch Award recipients in each category are:
Honolulu Advertiser business writer, Robbie Dingeman and June Watanabe, consumer columnist for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, received the BBB Ka Mea O Kāko‘o award. The award honors individuals who have significantly advanced marketplace trust by their demonstrated commitment to consumer advocacy, protection or education. Dingeman and Watanabe were recognized for their work to provide their readers with information, resources and answers that help them become smarter shoppers and better consumers.