08.12.11 Torch Award Group Shot-web emNeyer Properties was named winner of the Cincinnati Better Business Bureau’s 2008 BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics October 23, at a gala celebration at Music Hall in Cincinnati.

Twelve business and nonprofit organizations in the tri-state were lauded for “doing the right thing” to conduct business in an ethical manner. Winners were cited for their integrity in creating a corporate business climate that embraces trustworthiness, fair play, honest competition and truth in advertising, according to a BBB news release.

Neyer Properties won the Business Category for 1 – 20 employees.

“We’re honored to be recognized for our attempts to create an ethical environment within our organization that reinforces our commitment to conduct business ethically,” said Dan Neyer, president.

The Torch Award recipients were chosen by a panel of independent judges. Judges evaluated the applications based on eight judging criteria established by the Council of Better Business Bureaus and the International Torch Award Program.

“The Torch Award encompasses the spirit and tradition of the BBB unlike anything else,” said Jocile Ehrlich, BBB president. “It recognizes and honors businesses and organizations who fully commit themselves to ethical practices in all aspects of their business dealings.”

The Cincinnati BBB was founded in 1926 to set standards, lead the way, and promote a better, respectable and more ethical marketplace, according to BBB information sources.