Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips LLP issued the following announcement on Oct. 17.
Taylor Porter is a proud recipient of a 2018 “Douglas Manship, Sr. Torch Award for Ethics in Business,” a prestigious honor bestowed by the Better Business Bureau of South Central Louisiana. Honorees will be recognized at the BBB’s 18th Annual Torch Awards Banquet on October 23, 2018, at L’Auberge in Baton Rouge, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The evening’s program will feature the former head coach of the Southern University Jaguars’ baseball team, Roger Cador, as guest speaker, and Clarence Buggs as emcee for the evening.
Established in 2001 in memory of Douglas Manship, Sr., this award recognizes businesses that are committed to the highest standards of leadership, character, ethics, and trust among employees, customers and communities. The BBB of South Central La. serves 12 parishes including Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. James, Tangipahoa, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana Parishes.
Representing four categories based on business size, the 2018 Torch Award winners are:
- 300 or more employees - Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Louisiana
- 100-299 employees - Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips, LLP
- 11-99 employees - AccuTemp Services, LLC
- 1-10 employees - Dale Buys Houses Now
Since the Firm’s beginnings in 1912, Taylor Porter has built trust in the marketplace. The Firm’s 106-year commitment to excellence and a high level of quality, client service is reflected in its long-standing relationships with clients. From the Firm’s Baton Rouge office, 75 attorneys and a professional staff of 50 serve the interests of clients. Taylor Porter is the exclusive Louisiana law firm member of the MSI Global Alliance, enabling the Firm to source reliable, local expertise wherever in the world clients are doing business.
In the community, since the Firm's co-founder B.B. Taylor helped launch Baton Rouge's first YMCA, Taylor Porter has embraced the role of “corporate citizen” and continued a strong tradition of community service. Taylor Porter has combined its own progress and economic development with a priority of leading and supporting more than 100 community organizations and leadership agencies across the City. Serving on the boards of directors of nonprofits or making contributions of time and treasure to worthwhile causes, Taylor Porter employees make significant contributions to the communities in which they live and work. Taylor Porter has been ranked as one of the “Best Places to Work in Baton Rouge” by the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report for five consecutive years, including the Firm’s most recent ranking in 2018.
Taylor Porter joins prestigious businesses previously honored with the Torch Award, including: Accuscreen Systems; All-Star Automotive Group; Ashco Exteriors, Inc.; Associated Grocers, Inc.; Baker Printing Company, Inc.; Bank One; Baton Rouge Coca-Cola Bottling Company; Baton Rouge Duplicating Products; Bozeman Distributors; Bryson Law Firm, LLC; Business Office Systems & Service; Candace Warner, MD; Capital One Bank; Citizens Bank & Trust; Clegg's Nursery, LLC; Community Coffee; Couhig Termite & Pest Control; Cox Communications; Creative Communications, Inc.; Daigle's Jewelry; DeAngelo's Pizzeria Company; Diane Allen & Associates; EATEL; EMCO Technologies; Flowers by Jimmy Thomas; Garcia Roofing & Sheet Metal; Gage Telephone Systems, Inc.; Gary Johnson & Associates; Gerry Lane Enterprises, Inc.; GMFS; Gold Star Signs, LLC; Greater Baton Rouge Business Report; G.W. Oliver Construction, Inc.; Hancock Whitney Bank; Hannis T. Bourgeois, LLP; Hidalgo Health Associates; Hollingsworth Richards Ford; Iberville Bank; Kleinpeter Farms Dairy, LLC; Kornmeyer's; LA Capitol Federal Credit Union; Lee Michael's Fine Jewelry; Lewis Mohr Real Estate & Insurance Agency, LLC; Lipsey's, LLC; LUBA Worker's Comp; LWCC/Louisiana Workers Compensation Corporation; MAPP Construction, LLC; Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center; McDonald's of Baton Rouge; MESH; Office Automation, Inc.; Olinde's Furniture & Appliances; Pelican State Credit Union; Postlethwaite & Netterville; Premier South Roofing & Sheet Metal; Relief Windows; Saint Elizabeth Hospital; Salsbury's Dodge City; SRS Wealth Management; SSA Consultants, LLC; Starmount Life Insurance Company/Always Care Benefits; The Baton Rouge Clinic, AMC; The Day Group, Inc.; The Newtron Group, Inc.; The Shaw Group, Inc.; Turner Industries; Woman's Hospital; Wright & Percy Insurance; and Xdesign, Inc.
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