The Better Business Bureau Northwest + Pacific is proud to announce Nectar Cannabis and Superior NW Home Inspections as Oregon’s 2019 Spark Award for Ethics winners! The BBB Spark Award honors organizations that demonstrate exceptional commitment to building trust and integrity with their customers, fellow business owners, and communities.

Nectar Cannabis Wins Better Business Bureau 2019 Torch Award
Nectar owner and CEO Jeremy Pratt receives the Better Business Bureau’s 2019 Oregon Torch Award for Ethics from Portland Marketplace Manager Danielle Kane on Monday at Nectar headquarters in Portland. Photo credit: Andrew Ninen

Nectar, which has 17 locations in the state, was one of 10 finalists up for the BBB’s highest honor, which is voted on by a panel of judges from outside the state. According to the BBB’s website, the Spark Award is the most prestigious award presented to exceptional new businesses for their dedication to integrity and ethical business practices. Recipients generate a high level of trust among employees, customers, and their community, and most importantly embody BBB’s mission of advancing marketplace trust.

“It’s terrific (that a dispensary won this award), it’s exciting.” BBB Vice President of Marketing David Quinlan said. “This is the most prestigious award we can give a business. It speaks volumes about Nectar.”

Nectar became one of the first companies in Oregon approved for recreational cannabis sales, before expanding to 17 dispensary locations across the state. In an emerging industry flooded with companies looking to make quick profits, Nectar stands out at the head of the pack. It is one of the largest, fastest-growing vertically integrated companies in Oregon. Nectar is always growing and always looking for the next opportunity to spread the best industry practices and standards. They are a proudly BBB Accredited Business with an A+ rating, and striving to set the standard of professionalism within the cannabis industry.

“We feel really honored that the Better Business Bureau gave us their Spark Award for New Business of the Year in Oregon,” said Nectar owner and CEO Jeremy Pratt. “This is an amazing recognition of all the hard work that our employees put in every day.”

This year, an overwhelming number of businesses and charities were nominated for the Torch Award for Ethics. Each applicant goes through a meticulous application process that is then reviewed by independent, voluntary panels of judges comprised of community leaders.

“That Nectar is being honored this early in the game really says a lot about your business,” BBB Portland Marketplace Manager Danielle Kane said.


2019 Oregon Business Of The Year:
Elite Relocation Services
&
Axiom Eco-Pest Control
2019 Oregon Charity of The Year:
Children’s Cancer Association
Visit www.trust-bbb.org/torch-awards to learn more about the awards.

For more than 100 years, the Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses, brands, and charities they can trust. In 2017, people turned to BBB more than 160 million times for BBB Business Profiles on more than 5.2 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at bbb.org. There are local, independent BBBs across the United States, Canada, and Mexico, including BBB Northwest & Pacific, which serves more than 15 million consumers in Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Hawaii, and Western Wyoming.