2018 Douglas Manship, Sr. Torch Award winners and youth scholarship recipient announced

The Better Business Bureau of South Central Louisiana is proud to announce the 2018 winners of the Douglas Manship, Sr. Torch Award for Ethics in Business.

Established in 2001 in memory of Douglas Manship, Sr., this award recognizes local area businesses who are committed to the highest standards of leadership, character ethics and trust among their employees, customers and their communities. The BBB of South Central La. serves 12 parishes including Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. James, Tangipahoa, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana Parishes.

Representing four (4) categories based on business size the winners are:

1-10 employees--Dale Buys Houses Now

11-99 employees--AccuTemp Services, LLC

100-299 employees--Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips, LLP

300 or more employees--Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Louisiana

These 2018 recipients will be recognized at the BBB's 18th Annual Torch Awards Banquet held on October 23, 2018, at L'auberge Casino in Baton Rouge from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. The evening's program will feature former head coach of the Southern University Jaguars’ baseball team, Roger Cador as guest speaker and Emcee for the Evening, Mr. Clarence Buggs.

The BBB of South Central La. will also present the Douglas Manship, Sr. Youth Torch Award for Ethics to high school senior, Ms. Olivia Beauvais of Catholic High of Pointe Coupee. Additionally, Olivia will be awarded with a $1500 scholarship from the Amber Lousteau Memorial Scholarship Fund to attend the college of her choice upon graduation. Ethics extends to all phases of our lives, both personally and professionally, so we asked seniors to submit essays (along with letters of recommendation) on the “Importance of Ethics in our Changing World.”

We want to thank all of you who participated in this year’s competition. Congratulations to all of our 2018 Torch Award winners! #StartWithTrust

For more info about being a part of the 2018 Torch Award Banquet, please call BJ Militello at 225-346-8343.