BBB Wisconsin: Announces 2020 ethics award recipients

Milwaukee, Wis. – Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin is pleased to announce the recipients of its prestigious BBB Torch Awards for Ethics. The recipients were selected by an independent, distinguished panel of business ethics experts. And although BBB Serving Wisconsin canceled the 2020 Torch Awards for Ethics annual luncheon, this cancellation in no way diminishes the prestige of receiving these awards.

The 2020 Torch Award for Ethics recipients are:

Forte Investigations, LLC – Fond du Lac, WI

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin – Wauwatosa, WI (Nonprofit Sector Category)

Since 2003, the Wisconsin BBB Torch Awards for Ethics honors businesses and non-profit organizations of all sizes that meet the highest standard of ethics and trust among their employees, customers, and local communities, embodying BBB’s mission to advance marketplace trust. Recipients are chosen based on their applications, which include an in-depth explanation and evidence of commitment to ethical business practices.

The 2020 Spark Award for Entrepreneurship recipient is: (Business owners age 35 or under)

Roland Veshi of WeatherPro Exteriors – West Allis, WI

For the fourth year, the Spark Awards for Entrepreneurship recognize Wisconsin entrepreneurial leaders who demonstrate a high level of character and are committed to giving back to their community. The goal of the Spark Awards is to continue to inspire young entrepreneurs to both follow their dreams and continue to work toward an ethical and positive marketplace.

“Our 2020 award recipients shared compelling and inspiring personal stories in their applications. These Wisconsin businesses are intentionally striving to be ethical in every sense,” says Jim Temmer, President and CEO of BBB Serving Wisconsin. “We congratulate all of these exemplary recipients.”

We would like to sincerely thank the following generous sponsors: We Energies Foundation, Catholic Financial Life, Dave Jones, Inc., Roger & Shirley Schroeder, SVA Certified Public Accountants S.C., Baird, Harley-Davidson, O’Leary & Anick, Kelmann Restoration, Town Bank, BMO Harris Bank, Associated Bank, Ellenbecker Investment Group, Make-A-Wish Wisconsin, Johnson Financial Group, and Paul & Jane Sara.For more information or further inquiries, contact the Wisconsin BBB at, 414-847-6000 or 1-800-273-1002. Consumers also can find more information about how to protect themselves from scams by following the Wisconsin BBB on FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube.  ABOUT BBB: For more than 100 years, the Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2018, people turned to BBB more than 173 million times for BBB Business Profiles on more than 5.4 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at There are local, independent BBBs across the United States, Canada and Mexico, including BBB Serving Wisconsin which was founded in 1939 and serves the state of Wisconsin.