Energy Industries founder to Keynote Hawaii’s Better Business Bureau 2013 Torch Awards

HONOLULU – Hawaii’s Better Business Bureau® (BBB), the leader in advancing marketplace trust, has announced the finalists of its 2013 BBB Torch Awards program.

“The BBB Torch Awards program celebrates businesses and public charities that demonstrate and maintain solid commitment to high standards for trust and accountability,” said Dwight Kealoha, chief executive officer of Hawaii’s BBB.“This year’s finalists reflect our mission as leaders in advancing trust in Hawaii’s marketplace. We honor their dedicated efforts toward an ethical marketplace where buyers and sellers, and charities and donors can trust each other.”

Darren Kimura, CEO of Sopogy, will participate in a panel on Innovation and Ethics prior to the luncheon. This interactive panel discussion led by, John Webster, Director of the Hogan Entrepreneurial Program at Chaminade University will engage the audience and talk about these entrepreneurs business philosophies and the future of business in Hawaii.

Individual tickets are $150 for BBB Accredited Businesses and nonprofit organizations, and $200 for all others. Individual panel seats and Corporate table sponsorships are also available.

To purchase tickets or for more information about the BBB Torch Awards, call Hawaii’s BBB at 628-3901, from the Neighbor Islands call toll free at 1-877-222-6551, or visit