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3 S.C. businesses win awards for ethics and integrity

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A janitorial company in Columbia and two Charleston-area businesses have received awards for high standards of trust and ethics from the Better Business Bureau Serving Central SC and Charleston.

The announcement came Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the annual BBB Business of the Year Torch Award ceremony held at the Palmetto Club in Columbia.

The BBB presents the Torch Award each year to companies who demonstrate ethical behavior and display integrity in all aspects of their operations, according to a news release.

Powell Roofing LLC of Ladson received the Torch Award for small business. Palmetto Commercial Services of the Midlands LLC was the recipient of the award for medium-sized businesses, and TriMed Services LLC, a supplier of durable medical equipment in Mount Pleasant, won in the large business category.

“This is always an inspiring event,” said Chris Hadley, president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving central South Carolina and Charleston. “BBB is committed to its principle of trust and ethics in the marketplace. We appreciate the ongoing support from all our accredited businesses, and we are especially pleased to highlight the outstanding work of our Torch Award recipients.”

Businesses also were able to nominate charities for the annual Charity Challenge Champion award, calculated by likes on the BBB Facebook page. The winning charity, Providence Home, received a $500 donation from BBB. Located in Columbia, Providence Home offers temporary housing for men in life transition and recovery.

The BBB Serving Central SC and Charleston was founded in 1985 and serves 15 counties.

Reach Christina Lee Knauss at 803-753-4327.

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