The award was presented Nov.1 for commitment to ethical business practices.

Tulsa, Okla. – Better Business Bureau® serving Eastern Oklahoma (BBB) announced AmericanChecked Inc. as a winner of the 2017 Torch Award for Ethics.


Businesses were evaluated on the integrity and ethics behind their business dealings as demonstrated by their policies, education, business-to-business recommendations, customer reviews and, sales practice among many other criteria. Other Torch Award recipients included Design Your Site, and Oklahoma LED.

The winners may go on to compete at an international level in the greater Better Business Bureau’s Torch Awards for Ethics. Judges from across multiple industries selected the winners.

“The Torch Award allows BBB to honor businesses that exemplify ethics and integrity,” said BBB President/CEO Amie Mitchell. “During a time when so many businesses are struggling, these businesses are among those that are doing the right thing for consumers and vendors.”

Julie Hakman, President & CEO of AmericanChecked says, “Winning (the Torch Award) is recognition that we are embracing the ideals, standards and principles of ethics and trust.”

This is the second time AmericanChecked, a long-standing BBB A+ rated company, has received the Torch Award. The first was awarded to AmericanChecked in 2014.