Honolulu, Hawaii—PacRim Marketing Group and PRTech were honored as finalists for the Better Business Bureau Torch Awards at a luncheon on April 30 at the Sheraton Waikiki. Commodore of the Golden Gate Yacht Club, Norbert Bajurin, author of The Billionaire and the Mechanic, spoke at the event about partnering with Oracle founder and owner, Larry Ellison, to bring America’s Cup to San Francisco. PacRim Marketing Group showcased tools and solutions for increasing clients' share and spend of the Asian International Traveler market at a booth prior to the luncheon.
Each year, the BBB Torch Awards program helps illuminate the importance of a marketplace where buyers and sellers, and donors and charities can trust each other.
“These Awards honor those that are committed to marketplace trust, performance and integrity,” said Gregory D. Dunn, President and CEO of Hawaii’s BBB. “All of our finalist and recipients have demonstrated that upholding BBB’s business standards is a hallmark of successful companies and organizations.”
PacRim Marketing Group and PRTech were nominated for adhering to high ethical standards, transparency within the company, and fostering “best practices” and core values consistent with BBB standards. The companies have demonstrated their commitment to exceptional marketplace standards benefiting all of their stakeholders—including clients, consumers, employees, and partners—advancing Trust in the marketplace.
The 2014 recipients were:
• Public Charity – BizGym Foundation
• Small Business – TH!NK LLC
• Medium Business – Aloha Data Services & Staffing Solutions of Hawaii
• Large Business – Kamaka Hawaii Inc.
John Dean, President and CEO of Central Pacific Bank received the BBB Keauhou award. The award celebrates those that have made significant contributions towards innovation and entrepreneurship through leadership, new products or new services in Hawaii.