West Valley Business Finalists Announced for Annual ‘Best of the West’ Awards


Honoring the West Valley’s best, WESTMARC has selected the finalists for its Annual Best of the West Awards Dinner. There are four categories that will be recognized: Economic Engine, Excellence in Innovation, Quality of Life Enhancement in the Community and Quality of Life Enhancement in Education.

This year WESTMARC received 24 competitive nominations. Below are the finalists in each category.

  • Economic Engine: Andersen Corporation and FLITE Goodyear Industrial
  • Excellence in Innovation: ASU J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute partnership with Peoria Forward and the City of Avondale’s NASCAR National Championship Watch Party
  • Quality of Life Enhancement in the Community: Goodyear Recreation Campus and Peoria Arts & Cultural Program
  • Quality of Life Enhancement in Education: West-MEC Southwest Campus and West Valley Microsoft Datacenter Academy

“The Best of the West Awards recognize outstanding contributions to the image, lifestyle, and economy in the West Valley,” said Sintra Hoffman, WESTMARC President and CEO. “WESTMARC is proud to honor these outstanding individuals and organizations making a great impact in the West Valley.”

The 29th Annual Best of the West Awards Dinner will be taking place on Thursday, October 21, 2021, from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm at the State Farm Stadium, presented by the Arizona Cardinals.

Sponsorship opportunities are available as well as individual and table rates. Please visit www.westmarc.org/bow2021-2/ for additional information.

WESTMARC—the Western Maricopa Coalition—is a public-private partnership of the 15 communities, the business community, and the educational sector in the West Valley. WESTMARC is committed to our members’ success and to our mission of enhancing economic development and promoting quality of life in the West Valley.

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