Courtesy Image, BBB

Courtesy Image, BBB

Kent small business finalist for BBB Torch Awards in Washington

JLT Web Solutions up against four other companies

Kent-based JLT Web Solutions is a finalist for the Better Business Bureau Great West + Pacific (BBBGW+P) 2022 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics Finalists, highlighting businesses recognized as trustworthy community role models.

BBBGW+P serves more than 200 million consumers in its eight-state service area, released Sept. 7 its 2022 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics Finalists.

JLT Web Solutions is one of five Small Business Finalists in Washington. The others are All Weather Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration LLC – Snoqualmie; Arclight Painting – Bothell; Des Moines Escrow Inc – Des Moines; and ResCom Railing Systems LLC – Arlington.

Winners of the 2022 BBB Torch Awards will be announced during a live, online ceremony scheduled for Oct. 27 on the BBBGW+P YouTube page.

The Torch Awards for Ethics is the most prestigious honor BBBGW+P bestows on businesses operating within Alaska, Central Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Western Wyoming. Winners are selected based on their organization’s commitment to character, culture, customers and community.

“The Torch Awards provides businesses the opportunity to be honored by one of the most recognized symbols of trust in the marketplace,” said Tyler Andrew, president, and CEO of BBBGW+P. “This year’s finalists have completed a rigorous application process and have successfully demonstrated how they build trust with their employees, customers, and communities.”

For-profit businesses and 501(c)(6) organizations are eligible to apply for the BBB Torch Awards. Additional criteria are based on an organization’s size and the number of years in operation. Organizations are categorized as small, medium, large and spark, an award presented to companies that have been in business fewer than five years.

The Torch Awards application asks organizations to provide real-world examples of their success in areas that include

• Solving ethical dilemmas

• Creating a culture of trust

• Demonstrating civic involvement in the community

• Building better customer relationships

Applications are evaluated by an independent, voluntary panel of judges comprised of business and community leaders who have previously received a Torch Award.

Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in Business

A test rollout Feb. 21 of Kent-based Blue Origin’s New Glenn rocket at Cape Canaveral, Florida. COURTESY PHOTO, Blue Origin
Kent-based Blue Origin debuts New Glenn rocket in Florida

Successful rollout at Cape Canaveral launch pad

The Kaiser Permanente Kent Medical Center on the East Hill. COURTESY PHOTO, Kaiser Permanente
Still no timeline on new Kent Kaiser Permanente facility

Company bought the former Kmart property in 2020

Kent food distribution warehouse changes name to Pacific Coast Fresh Company

Similar to Pacific Coast Fruit name but signifies products beyond produce by Portland-based business

Page Turner Books finds new location in downtown Kent

Water damage from broken pipes causes store to find new spot at 215 First Ave. S.

Muckleshoot Tribe celebrates new Auburn hotel and expanded casino

The 18-story tower features 401 rooms; grand opening celebration Jan. 26-28

Lunar lander will burn up in space before reaching moon

Kent-based Blue Origin helped launch rocket and lander but mission to end early

Burst water pipes damage Page Turner Books in downtown Kent

Pipes freeze in vacant unit above store along West Meeker Street; store seeks donations

Courtesy Photo, Ball Corporation
Ball Corporation to close Kent aluminum can manufacturing facility

About 121 employees to lose jobs at Second Avenue North plant

Engines from Kent’s Blue Origin help launch Vulcan rocket to moon

Unmanned flight hopes to reach lunar surface around Feb. 23

Half Lion files Chapter 11 bankruptcy in attempt to reopen Kent restaurant

Brewing company leases space from city; plans to file reorganization plan by Feb. 7, 2024

Nana’s Southern Kitchen will give away 800 meals on Christmas Day in Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, Nana’s Southern Kitchen
Donations boost Nana’s Southern Kitchen giveaway in Kent to 800 meals

Food will be distributed on Christmas Day to those in need; initial tally was 250 meals