The Better Business Bureau serving Columbiana, Mahoning, and Trumbull counties honored local businesses and leaders with the 2022 Torch Awards for Marketplace Trust on Thursday, June 23. 

The event was hosted by Scott Schulick, recipient of the 2015 Torch Award for Civic Leadership, at The Lake Club in Youngstown. 

The Torch Awards celebrate BBB Accredited Businesses and leaders that exemplify BBB's Standards for Trust.

According to the BBB, The Torch Awards are made possible due to the support of the BBB TrustBuilders, a group of banking institutions in the Valley with long-term commitments to earn and keep the public's trust. These banks make the loans that help small businesses and individuals achieve economic success and financial security.

BBB TrustBuilders include Premier Bank, PNC Bank, Farmers National Bank, and Huntington Bank.

The TrustBuilders enable the Better Business Bureau to present other businesses and individuals in the Valley with Torch Awards, honoring them for business practices based on a dedication to trustworthiness as well as service to our Valley through volunteerism.

This year's awards recipients included: 

2022 Torch Awards for Marketplace Trust: 

  • Aim Transportation Solutions
  • Warren Harley-Davidson Sales, Inc.
  • Lewis Construction
  • Milsek Furniture Polish, Inc.

Torch Award for Nonprofit Excellence: 

  • COMPASS Family and Community Services

Torch Award for Civic Leadership: 

  • Barbara Ewing

BBB also awarded five area high school students with the Ethics & Integrity Scholarships sponsored by Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC and Farmers Trust Company.