Honored to be a Torch Award finalistWritten by Nolan Baker Mark Clair | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Perseverance is a word that we are very familiar with. We are approaching our 15-year anniversary of joining forces and eventually becoming The Retirement Guys. As small-business owners, we’ve experienced lots of ups and downs. Both Mark and I vowed to each other that we would persevere to make our company work. We created our mission statement to help keep us focused on educating others while giving back to our community.
A few years ago, we decided to make a conscious effort to start an active community giveback campaign. Since then, we have really started seeing a difference for ourselves, our staff and our family of clients. Adding this program has shed a new light on our organization, which we hope never goes out.
On Nov. 6, we were one of three finalists for a prestigious Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Northwestern Ohio and Southeastern Michigan Torch Award, which recognizes businesses that make substantial contributions in marketplace ethics. We were truly honored to be among these outstanding companies that were nominated and awarded the 2013 BBB Torch Awards. We were especially honored to be there when Toledo Free Press was awarded the 2013 Media Award.
We know we must give thanks to our dedicated staff — David Macino, Barb Everly, Courtney Molnar, Tami Bombick, Andrew Nutter, Janet White and Dana Nehren — who serve our family of clients and freely participate in our community giveback campaign. Mark and I are so proud of all our employees for upholding such high ethical standards.
The BBB goes to great lengths to honor businesses that demonstrate the highest standard of business ethics and conduct. This year, the BBB celebrated its 12th anniversary of recognizing companies small, medium and large. The award also recognizes nonprofit organizations. The BBB had more than 100 applicants apply for its coveted Torch Awards.
Our entire staff attended the Torch Awards luncheon and we were humbled to look around at all of the wonderful business owners and employees who strive every day to maintain high ethical standards. We were honored to be chosen as a finalist for this prestigious award.
We look forward to continuing our quest to give back to the community in any way possible. We encourage you to learn more about the BBB, its Torch Awards and its ethics programs by visiting the BBB website at toledo.bbb.org.
For more information about The Retirement Guys, tune in every Saturday at 1 p.m. on 1370 WSPD or visit www.retirementguysnetwork.com. Securities are offered through NEXT Financial Group Inc., Member FINRA / SIPC. The Retirement Guys are not an affiliate of NEXT Financial Group. The office is at 1700 Woodlands Drive, Suite 100, Maumee, OH 43537.
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