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Honors businesses that demonstrate a commitment to ethics, integrity and building trust in the marketplace. BBB Accreditation is not a requirement.

Business of the Year applicants do NOT have to be nominated to start an application. The nomination is only so that BBB can notify deserving businesses that they have been nominated and encourage them to begin the application.

The application form does not include a “save and resume later” feature. To prevent losing data, we recommend you type your answers in the application form template prior to including them in the online form. Download the Business of the Year Application Form Template

2019 Submissions Closed July 21, 2019

General Information

The Torch Awards is divided by the following regions based on BBB NW+P service states: Alaska, Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, Hawaii, Montana, Oregon, Southern Idaho and Western Wyoming, and Western Washington.

BBB will do a preliminary evaluation of all submissions received and shortlist five (5) finalists per category, per region. There will be one hundred and five (105) finalists in total. A panel of independent judges will be asked to evaluate all the finalists and will determine one (1) recipient per region, per category. There will be twenty-one (21) recipients in total.

Business of the Year Categories

*Categories Employee Count
1-10 full-time employees
11 or more full-time employees

**Spark Awards for New Businesses

Spark Award for New Businesses, a new Torch Award offered by BBB Northwest and Pacific, recognizes early-stage businesses that generate authentic culture about their mission and embed social impact into their business model to support their community.

Businesses may select this option if your business has been in operation for more than 6 months but less than 5 years by Sunday, July 21, 2019.

*Categories are determined by the total number of employees, including office, and all branch locations. Businesses must select either Tier 1 or Tier 2 as their main category. One (1) count per full-time employee. Half (.5) count per part-time or seasonal employee.

**Eligible businesses for the Spark Awards will have the option in the application form to indicate if they would like to be considered. Proof of business start date will be required if selected as a finalist. There is no separate application and no limitation on company size for the Spark Awards.

Application Criteria

Submissions should provide a robust and accurate description of the business’ intentions, practices, and culture. Use concise narrative and upload any supporting documents that address the award criteria. Assume the judges will not know your business. Guide questions are provided. Responses are not restricted to the given prompts.

The suggested minimum word count for each question is 200; maximum word count is 350.

• Background
• Operations
• Achievements
• Employees
• Community Support
• Why the Business merit consideration for the award

BBB Standards for Trust

The BBB Standards for Trust are eight principles that summarize important elements of creating trust in the marketplace. It is a set of best practices that enhance customer trust and serves as the basis for the BBB Accreditation Standards. Applications will be ranked based on how a business implements practices that demonstrate commitment to the standards.

• Build Trust
• Advertise Honestly, Tell the Truth, and Be Transparent
• Honor Promises and Be Responsive
• Safeguard Privacy
• Embody Integrity

What Is a BBB Credit Rating?

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Many companies require financing either to handle day to day operations, or to finance large projects. Either way, that financing often comes in the form of issuing bonds. These bonds are then repaid over time. However, investors can lose their entire investment should the bonds not be repaid. Rating agencies analyze the bonds and their companies and rate them. These ratings can be used to help determine risk.


A rating of BBB represents the lowest investment grade bond rating. All ratings below BBB are considered to be «junk bonds» or high yield bonds.

A credit rating helps an investor determine the risk associated with a particular bond. A BBB rating means that the bond still is considered an investment grade bond, though it does carry more risk than higher rated bonds. Thus, an investor may choose whether it is worth the risk to get a higher rate of interest.


Ratings are not set in stone. Ratings are set by various rating agencies. Many people are not aware that there is more than one rating agency, and thus more than one rating for certain bonds. Additionally, each rating agency has its own grading scale. Thus, BBB is a generic term used to describe a rating agency’s lowest investment grade rating.

BBB bonds provide a potentially higher rate of return for an investor that higher rated bonds, while still providing some measure of security. A BBB rating means that a company is not considered likely to default on the bonds or enter bankruptcy by the rating agency. However, there is a higher risk associated with BBB than higher ratings, so the interest payment will be higher. BBB bonds may make for a good way to get extra income as part of a diversified portfolio.

Although a BBB rating is an investment grade rating, it is the lowest possible investment rating. Thus, a single downgrade will turn the bond into a junk bond and thus may adversely affect its price. Rating agencies occasionally will publish a notice that essentially says that they are leaning one way or another regarding upgrades or downgrades. These notices often have only a small effect on a bond’s price. However, in the case of a BBB rated bond, a downgrade leaning can have a large effect because if the downgrade were to happen, the bond would lose its investment grade status.

Expert Insight

Many investment entities are prohibited from investing in junk bonds, or bonds rated below BBB. Thus, a downgrade below BBB can cause a lot of volatility following the downgrade, as those firms must sell the bonds in order to comply with their rules. A buying opportunity can exist in this environment if bonds are carefully selected by a skilled investor who thinks the downgrade may either be temporary, or that the bonds will withstand the downgrade after the short-term tempest.

BeagleBone Black

What is BeagleBone Black?

BeagleBone Black is a low-cost, community-supported development platform for developers and hobbyists. Boot Linux in under 10 seconds and get started on development in less than 5 minutes with just a single USB cable.

Processor: AM335x 1GHz ARM® Cortex-A8

  • 512MB DDR3 RAM
  • 4GB 8-bit eMMC on-board flash storage
  • 3D graphics accelerator
  • NEON floating-point accelerator
  • 2x PRU 32-bit microcontrollers


  • USB client for power & communications
  • USB host
  • Ethernet
  • HDMI
  • 2x 46 pin headers

Other BeagleBone derivatives »

Software Compatibility

  • Debian
  • Android
  • Ubuntu
  • Cloud9 IDE on Node.js w/ BoneScript library
  • plus much more

BeagleBone Black Projects

Gaming Cape
Transform your BeagleBone into a full fledged hand-held gaming console

Ubuntu on Beagle
Run Ubuntu Linux distribution on your BeagleBone Black

Oracle Java
Oracle Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) including the Java Development Kit (JDK) and JavaFX for ARM

PRU Cape
TI tool for learning to program the 2 on-board 32-bit 200-MHz microcontrollers for real-time tasks

BeagleBone Black Support

Getting Started
First step: connect your Beagle to this site

Discussion Groups
Collaborate on the Beagle community forum

IRC Group Chat
Live chat with other open-source enthusiasts

Read books to help you learn fundamental concepts

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Приобрести товар можно в:

  • интернет-магазине;
  • г. Минск, ТЦ Немига 3, 0 этаж, 10-11 пав (наличие уточняйте в магазине по тел.: +375 (29/33) 342-80-80).

Как оформить заказ в интернет-магазине

  • добавьте выбранные товары в корзину;
  • проверьте правильность заказанных позиций в корзине и нажмите кнопку «Оформить заказ»;
  • выберите регион доставки, способ доставки и оплаты;
  • заполните поля с адресом доставки и контактными данными соответствующей информацией;
  • нажмите кнопку «Завершить оформление заказа» (на Ваш e-mail придёт автоматическое оповещение об оформлении заказа);
  • нажмите кнопку «Оплатить».

В случае оплаты банковской картой, Вы попадете на страницу платежной системы, где для оплаты в режиме онлайн нужно ввести данные карты.

В случае оплаты через ЕРИП, после нажатия кнопки «Оплатить» Ваш заказ поступит в платежную систему и станет доступен к оплате в инфокиосках, через интернет-банкинг, на почте, в банке и т.д.

Следить за статусом выполнения заказа Вы можете в своем личном кабинете.

Условия расчетов в интернет-магазине: 100% предоплата.

Возможные способы оплаты:

  • банковская карта (Visa, Mastercard, Белкарт, кроме Мир) онлайн (Республика Беларусь и другие страны);
  • система «Расчёт» ЕРИП (Республика Беларусь).

Оплата интернет-заказов картами рассрочек недоступна.

Обратите внимание!

  • Отведенное время на оплату заказа банковской картой онлайн — 1 час.
  • Отведенное время на оплату заказа через ЕРИП — 24 часа.
  • В случае отсутствия платежа в указанные сроки заказ снимется с резерва и будет закрыт в автоматическом режиме. Это исключит возможность его дальнейшей оплаты.

Более подробная информация об оплате в нашем интернет-магазине по ссылке:

Мы осуществляем доставку заказов несколькими способами:

  • курьером (курьерской службой) до двери (г.Минск, Республика Беларусь, Российская Федерация);
  • почтой до почтового отделения (г.Минск, Республика Беларусь, Российская Федерация, другие страны).

Вы можете задать любой интересующий вас вопрос по товару или работе магазина.

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Better Business Bureau’s annual Torch Awards honor businesses and charities in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Hawaii, Idaho, and Western Wyoming that demonstrate excellence in the marketplace. BBB Accreditation is not required for application nor will it be considered in the scoring process.

Better Business Bureau Northwest + Pacific is proud to present your 2018 Torch Awards Recipients!

Business of the Year

Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho – 16 Cents Corp

Southern Idaho and Western Wyoming – Meridian Automotive

Charity of the Year

We are deeply honored on the overwhelming number of submissions we had this year. There were many more excellent applications than we have recipient spots. As a result, a number of Honorable Mentions are presented to businesses and charities who submitted high-quality applications and excels in promoting BBB’s Mission of advancing marketplace trust.

Eastern Washington &
Northern Idaho

Southern Idaho &
Western Wyoming

Charity of the Year

Congratulations to all the 2018 BBB Torch Awards Recipients!

Thank you to everyone who participated. We are honored you took the time to submit your application and hope you will consider applying again in 2019.

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