Each year the Better Business Bureau honors businesses around Northern Colorado and Wyoming with the prestigious Torch Awards. The 14th annual event to honor businesses for their business ethics took place Tuesday night at the Embassy Suites. Read more to find out who this years winners were.

In order to win a Torch Award, businesses must demonstrate its commitment to high ethical standards of behavior and provide documentation in four categories. Management practices, customer/ vendor/ supplier/ shareholder relations, marketing/ advertising/ communications/ sales practices, and reputation within industry and community.

This years winners were:

  • Small employee category: Shirazi Benefits, Greeley
  • 11-25 employees: Otis, Coan & Peters, with offices in Greeley and Fort Collins, and Puma Steel of Cheyenne.
  • 26-99 employees: Altitude Chophouse and Brewery of Laramie.
  • 100-499 employees: Hot Corner Concepts, the owner of several Fort Collins restaurants including Enzio’s, The Moot House, Austin’s and Big Al’s Burgers and Dogs, Fort Collins; Home State Bank, Loveland
  • 500-plus employees: Woodward, Fort Collins