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HarperCollins Christian Publishing Receives
2016 BBB Torch Award for Middle Tennessee

(Nashville, TN) June 22, 2016—In a ceremony today at its corporate headquarters, HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP) was presented with the Better Business Bureau’s (BBB) 2016 Torch Award for Middle Tennessee.  This annual award is given by the BBB in honor of businesses operating within the chapter’s region that display the highest of ethical commerce.

Kathleen Calligan, CEO of BBB Middle Tennessee, Inc. presented the award to HCCP’s president and CEO, Mark Schoenwald.  The Nashville-based corporate office was invited to attend the award presentation where both Calligan and Schoenwald spoke on the honor.

Calligan said, “The Torch Award for Ethical Commerce is BBB’s highest recognition given annually to businesses in Middle Tennessee.  The Torch Award is not only a symbol of the importance of ethical business practices, it also shines a brighter spotlight on businesses that intentionally pursue the highest standards of integrity with employees and customers that builds trust in the marketplace.”

“On behalf of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, I want to say what an honor it is to be recognized by the Better Business Bureau of Middle Tennessee,” commented Schoenwald.  “We have a dedicated group of nearly 500 professionals, spread across five office locations in three countries, all committed to a single mission. We inspire the world by meeting the needs of people with content that promotes biblical principles and honors Jesus Christ.  I am thankful to the BBB for presenting us with this award and to the selection committee for seeing our work as exemplary.”

In the press release issued by the BBB of Middle Tennessee on May 12, chair of the Torch Award Committee, Mike Sanders said, “The BBB Torch Award program is a rigorous entry for any business participating in the nominations process.  This is not a popularity contest.  Each nominee is reviewed by a panel of independent judges who evaluate the company’s demonstrated commitment to business practices that build trust with employees, customers, and vendors in the marketplace.”

About HarperCollins Christian Publishing

The world’s leading Christian publisher, HarperCollins Christian Publishing Inc., comprises both Thomas Nelson and Zondervan publishing groups in addition to Olive Tree Bible Software.  The Company produces bestselling Bibles, inspirational books, academic resources, curriculum, audio and digital content for the Christian market space.  Also home to, the world’s largest Christian website, and, an online community dedicated to helping people grow in their faith. HarperCollins Christian Publishing is headquartered in Nashville, TN with additional offices in the U.S., Mexico and Brazil.  For more information visit