Zara’s Collision Center is a finalist for the Torch Award for Business Integrity presented by the Better Business Bureau of Central Illinois. The awards ceremony is May 26 in Peoria where winners in three categories will be named. Zara’s is a finalist in the category of 1-25 employees.
“We were nominated for the Torch Award by Bill McGee, a State Farm agent,” said Julie Zara, co-owner of Zara’s Collision Center. “We were very honored by that alone, and obviously were quite excited when the Better Business Bureau contacted us that we were a finalist.”
The BBB Torch Award for Business Integrity attracts entries from businesses of all sizes throughout Central Illinois. The awards are presented to companies in recognition of outstanding commitment to high ethical standards, for promoting the importance of ethical business practices, and for the willingness and efforts made by exceptional businesses to ensure that the state’s marketplace remains fair and honorable for all residents.
Each year, one winner is selected from three size categories by an independent panel of judges:
Category 1: 1-25 employees
Category 2: 26-150 employees
Category 3: 150+ employees
The award is open to Central Illinois for-profit businesses that provide goods or services to retail and wholesale markets.
Zara’s, now in its 25th year of business, is located in Springfield, Ill. As a full-service collision repair center, Zara’s is recognized for the long-term service of its staff and I-CAR-trained and ASE-certified technicians. So far in 2011, Zara’s customer satisfaction rating is 99.3 percent.