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North Wind Awarded Better Business Bureau 2009 Torch Award

Idaho Falls, ID. January 20, 2010 — North Wind, Inc. was recently honored by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) as the recipient of the 2009 Torch Award. The award recognizes companies for their ethics and integrity in working with their customers, and the community.

North Wind Chief Operations Officer, John Law accepted the award, on behalf of President Sylvia Medina, at a ceremony held at the Shilo Inn in Idaho Falls on January 14.

The award is based on company performance in the following business areas:

  • Company Philosophy
  • Integrity in Action
  • Testimonials
  • External Communication
  • Internal Communication

In presenting the award, Donna Oe, CEO and president of the Better Business Bureau of southeast Idaho and western Wyoming, said “North Wind exemplifies what a TORCH Award winner should be; a company with uncompromising commitment to ethical business practices, as well as exceptional support for the community.”

“To win an award that places ethics and integrity so high on the scoring criteria is very rewarding” said North Wind President/CEO, Sylvia Medina; “strong principles are vital to the success of North Wind. We focus on this philosophy daily and it drives the work we do and has earned us a reputation for high integrity with our industry peers and clients.”

In his letter of nomination, Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce, President and CEO, Robb Chiles wrote, “…. it’s comforting to know if any community-minded organization needs support, I can make a simple phone call to North Wind and they will rally to troops. While it’s easy to just write checks to any organization that asks, North Wind goes above and beyond with a remarkable total commitment of support and volunteerism-from the staff to the management-that is unmatched in this community.”