A team of students in a business ethics class in the Monfort College of Business at the University of Northern Colorado were instrumental in helping SteamMaster Restoration and Cleaning of Minturn win a 2014 Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethics and also won the student award for best-written paper.
Students participating on the project, which involved researching and writing the company's nomination, then presenting at the BBB awards event in Fort Collins, were Megan Loberg, Marissa Morrison, Kelley Robinson, Allison Snatchko and Erika Wesselink.
Additional UNC students worked on papers for two other Torch Awards for Ethics finalists. Alyssa Bertron, Paul Paiz, Misael Soto, Kaylynn Tate and Cameron Trine produced a nomination for AGRPROfessionals of Greeley; and Johanna Klippmark, Barbara Kozakova and Mistie Trefry prepared the nomination for FMS Bank of Greeley and Fort Morgan.
Participation by UNC students is a result of a long-standing partnership between Monfort College and BBB. UNC students, along with business students from Colorado State University and the University of Wyoming, prepared entries on behalf of 18 nominees, evaluating the ways in which the businesses promote the six principles of the BBB's EthicalEnterprising: Transformation at the Top, Reinforce and Build Unite the Team, Steer Performance, Treasure People and Enthusiastically Reinvest.
"Our partnership with UNC's Monfort College of Business provides students with experience in meeting and learning from owners and managers of ethical businesses in our area," said Carrie Rossman, director of the BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust.
About Better Business Bureau Institute for Marketplace Trust
Better Business Bureau Institute for Marketplace Trust provides ethics-based assessment, training and recognition programs for businesses, consumers, nonprofits and students in Northern Colorado and Wyoming through three centers of excellence: BBB Center for Character Ethics, BBB Center for Fraud Prevention and BBB Center for Nonprofit Excellence. In 2013, the BBB Institute reached more than 4,900 people via outreach and education programs.