Tri-State businesses receive coveted BBB Torch awards

The Better Business Bureau awarded their coveted Torch Awards to local businesses Wednesday.

Several business leaders were on hand to receive the awards.

This years winners included Fifth Third Bank of Southern Indiana, Sonitrol of Evansville, Kahn, Dees Donovan and Khan, and Tracy Zeller Jewelry.

"In today's world, people are really looking for places they can go where they feel they are really going to be taken care of, that they can trust they are going to get the job done, or they can the item they want purchased and it will be good. So they are really looking for the values of honesty and integrity," said Cathy Eichele, BBB President.

The Better Business Bureau also awarded $10,000 in scholarships to three local students who submitted essays exemplifying the ethics in their lives.