2023 Torch Award Winners

BrightStar Care of Carlsbad Named Winner of 2023 Better Business Bureau Torch Awards for Ethics in San Diego

September 8, 2023
Stephanie Jerome

(Carlsbad, CA – September 7, 2023)
Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest (BBB) has honored BrightStar Care of Carlsbad with the 2023 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics in San Diego County. Co-Title Sponsored by HomeStreet Bank and ignite sparked by BBB, the program honors businesses that go above and beyond to operate with integrity and raise awareness about marketplace trust. 

“We’re honored by this award, recognizing our amazing team who truly care with their whole hearts and live our values in action every day,” said Dan Sweiger, Co-owner & President of BrightStar Care of Carlsbad.  “Our caregivers and nurses provide in-home assisted living services for seniors and others with medical disabilities, so they can live their best lives and remain in their homes longer.”

Winning businesses have displayed an outstanding level of commitment to ethics and trust by illustrating the character of their organization’s leadership, how an authentic culture is being fostered, how their company prioritizes its relationship with customers, and the impact the organization is making in their community.


“Honesty builds trust, which is a vital aspect in the success of a business. For 26 years, BBB has been recognizing outstanding companies in San Diego County for their solid commitment to doing things the right way and we are so proud of our 2023 winning businesses,” said Shelley Bradley, Director of Signature Events for BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest. 

This year's signature event was held at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine where winners, finalists and community members celebrated the importance of a trustworthy marketplace. Keynote speaker Jodi Low, Founder and CEO of U & Improved, Jodi Low, an accomplished corporate trainer, inspirational speaker, and the Founder and CEO of U & Improved, shared how to build a booming business, master a mindset for success, and achieve a positive lifestyle through heart-fueled leadership.

For more information on BBB Torch Awards for Ethics visit torchawards.bbbcommunity.org. 

About BrightStar Care of Carlsbad

BrightStar Care of Carlsbad is the #1 rated home care agency in San Diego by Home Care Pulse, an independent customer satisfaction monitoring service, serving seniors and others with medical disabilities throughout coastal North County, including Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, Fallbrook and Camp Pendleton.  BrightStar Care of Carlsbad is an independently owned and operated franchisee of BrightStar Care, based in Chicago, a national private duty home care and medical staffing franchise with over 360 locations which provide medical and non-medical services to clients within their homes. BrightStar Care franchise locations across the country employ over 16,000 caregivers and over 5,700 nurses who play a unique role in overseeing the care for each individual client. 

For more information about BrightStar Care of Carlsbad, visit www.brightstarcare.com/carlsbad.    

About Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest. 

Better Business Bureau has empowered people to find businesses, brands, and charities they can trust for more than 110 years. In 2022, people turned to BBB more than 250 million times for BBB Business Profiles on more than 5.3 million businesses and Charity Reports on about 12,000 charities, all available for free at BBB.org. The International Association of Better Business Bureaus is the umbrella organization for the local, independent BBBs in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Incorporated locally in 1938, BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest serves Greater Arizona and Southern California, providing critical tools to ignite success including mentorship, online products, coworking and access to capital. Our objective expertise educates the community on ethical behavior in the marketplace and how businesses can build trust.

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Stephanie Jerome