FNIC is honored to receive the 2023 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics in the Lincoln & Greater Nebraska and South Dakota regions. It reinforces the value we place on trust, integrity, and building meaningful relationships within our team, our communities, and with our clients. We want to express our deepest gratitude to the BBB of Midwest Plains for this recognition. It is indeed an honor to be included among the esteemed group of award winners from across our region. Our awards will be on display in our Lincoln, NE and Mitchell, SD offices.
Our President, Scott Hill, has been a driving force in fostering a culture of ethics within FNIC. His leadership sets a clear example of integrity, which permeates every level of our organization. Trust, honesty, and ethics are not just ideals, but guiding principles that define who we are.
Our journey to receiving the Torch Awards for Ethics culminated at the BBB's annual awards celebration, the Torch Award for Ethics luncheon, held on Tuesday, September 19th. The event took us to space to recognize 33 businesses with the Torch Award for Ethics. It was an opportunity for us to come together with fellow awardees and celebrate the values we share.
The highlight of the luncheon was the inspiring keynote address by former astronaut and Ashland, NE native, Clayton Anderson. He shared his awe-inspiring experience representing Nebraska in space. We enjoyed a unique geography lesson as Clayton Anderson shared many of his photographs from his space missions. We may have had some trouble recognizing St. Louis, MO from that vantage point. His message encouraged all present to dream big, work diligently to achieve those dreams, and always do so with unwavering integrity.
In addition to the Torch Awards, this year, the event introduced the Spark Award, recognizing budding entrepreneurs and emerging leaders who exemplify the values of ethics and integrity. It was heartening to witness the recognition of these talented leaders committed to ethical business practices.
Receiving the 2023 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics was a remarkable moment in our journey. This recognition reaffirms our commitment to ethical business practices, trust-building, and community engagement. As we move forward, we will continue to prioritize integrity, honesty, and excellence in all that we do, ensuring that our clients and communities benefit from our commitment to ethical conduct.
We understand that our success is intrinsically linked to the well-being of the communities we serve, and we are immensely grateful for your continued support and partnership. Thank you for being an integral part of this remarkable journey.