Impact Awards Name Two Valley Companies as Year’s Best

Greater Phoenix Chamber

Kitchell and Galvanize have been named the large and small/medium Businesses of the Year by the Greater Phoenix Chamber during the 33rd Annual IMPACT Awards held virtually on Thursday, December 3rd.

Large Business of the Year: Kitchell

“It’s incredibly exciting for me to accept the Greater Phoenix Chamber’s Business of the Year award on behalf of our employee owners at Kitchell, said president and CEO of Kitchell, Jim Swanson. “I couldn’t be more excited to have this acknowledgment of the impact we make in our state, and that we will continue to make into the future.”

Small/Medium Business of the Year: Galvanize

“It’s overwhelming to say the least, to be given such an incredible honor,” said Miranda Torres, campus operations manager with Galvanize. “It’s both intimidating, because it is a heavy weight to have on your shoulders, and a great honor, and something that I am going to bring back to my team that will bring them a lot of joy.”

The two companies were selected out of eight local companies which are recipients of the Chamber’s IMPACT Awards, honoring the accomplishments of small and large Valley businesses and the positive influences they have on the business community and economy.

“This year’s IMPACT Award recipients illustrate the strength and determination of the business community, despite the unprecedented times we have seen in 2020. They embody innovation, business acumen, and community giving,” said Greater Phoenix Chamber president and CEO Todd Sanders. “These organizations make an impact in our community every day and will continue to be stalwart leaders as our city moves forward as a national and global leader.”

The Chamber recognized eight businesses in four categories.

250 Employees or Fewer

  • Arizona Advocate – Galvanize
  • Community Champion – Musical Instrument Museum
  • Economic Driver – RED Development
  • Exceptional Innovator – Paradox

More than 250 Employees

  • Arizona Advocate – Kitchell
  • Community Champion – A New Leaf, Inc.
  • Economic Driver – Republic Services
  • Exceptional Innovator – Terros Health

IMPACTful Nonprofit Award

In addition to honoring exceptional Valley businesses, the Chamber added the IMPACTful Nonprofit Award in 2016 to recognize the outstanding work of Valley nonprofits. This year’s IMPACTful Nonprofit Award recipient is Health Current. The IMPACTful Nonprofit Award recipient is ultimately chosen by popular vote of the community. Health Current was chosen this year from four deserving finalists, all of whom exemplify hard work and dedication to our community.

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