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Louisville Public Media Wins 2022 BBB Torch Award

Louisville Public Media has been awarded a 2022 BBB Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics by the Better Business Bureau serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky.

The Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics honors companies whose leaders demonstrate a high level of personal character and ensure that the organization’s practices meet the highest standards of ethics, and consequently generate trust.

BBB President and CEO Reanna Smith-Hamblin says, “BBB’s mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust, by creating a community of trustworthy businesses and charities. It is an honor for BBB to recognize these companies and non-profit organizations that are truly committed to BBB’s mission. Today, we celebrate these marketplace role models who are exemplary in integrity and performance.” 

The winners and finalists will be honored at the BBB Torch Awards Ceremony on May 12 at The Olmsted in Louisville. 

The full list of 2022 Torch Award Winners and Finalists is below:

Very Small Business Category (1-10 employees)

Winner: Georgia’s Sweet Potato Pie Company

Finalist: Christian Brothers Automotive


Small Business Category (11-50 employees)

Winner: Brownsboro Hardware & Paint

Finalist: Virtual Telecomm


Medium Business Category (51-175 employees)

Winner: NuLease Medical Solutions

Finalist: Glaser’s Collision Centers


Large Business Category (175+ employees)

Winner: Swope Family of Dealerships


Small Non-Profit Category (under $1 million annually)

Winner: Re:Center Ministries

Finalist: Critically Loved


Large Non-Profit Category (over $1 million annually)

Winner: Louisville Public Media

Finalist: Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS)


About BBB: 

For more than 100 years, the Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2020, people turned to BBB more than 220 million times for BBB Business Profiles on 6.2 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at BBB.org. The International Association of Better Business Bureaus is the umbrella organization for the local, independent BBBs in the United States, Canada and Mexico. BBB Serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky was founded in 1916 and serves 44 counties in Kentucky and 8 counties in Southern Indiana.


About Louisville Public Media:

Louisville Public Media (LPM) is an independent, community supported not-for-profit corporation serving our community with three distinct public radio stations, and an investigative unit: 89.3 WFPL News Louisville provides local, national and international news, public affairs and cultural programming; 90.5 WUOL Classical Louisville is our city’s only classical music radio station; 91.9 WFPK Independent Louisville showcases independent, alternative music and an array of musical genres; and the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting (KyCIR) shines the light of accountability on the people and institutions in power.

Louisville Public Media is also a proud member of the Kentucky Public Radio Network and manager of the Ohio Valley ReSource, a regional journalism collaborative reporting on economic and social change in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia.

Kirsten is the Director of Marketing at LPM. Email Kirsten at kpfalzgraf@lpm.org.

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